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MEMS foundry X-FAB selects ClassOne Solstice for electroplating

07/01/2015  Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology announced that X-FAB — recently named “MEMS Foundry of the Year” — has just purchased a new Solstice S8 Electroplating System.

Toward tiny, solar-powered sensors

06/24/2015  Last week, at the Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits, MIT researchers presented a new power converter chip that can harvest more than 80 percent of the energy trickling into it, even at the extremely low power levels characteristic of tiny solar cells.

imec and Holst Centre present a gas sensing platform for intuitive IoT applications

06/23/2015  Imec and Holst Centre have developed a small NO2 sensor featuring a low power consumption in the mW range.

MEMS applications take the stage in the first edition of the European MEMS Summit

06/22/2015  The first edition of this Summit will take place on September 17-18, 2015 in Milan, Italy and its theme will be “Sensing the Planet, MEMS for Life.”

Bosch selects Rudolph for semiconductor inspection solutions

06/22/2015  Rudolph Technologies, Inc. announced today that the MEMS company, Robert Bosch GmbH, has selected Rudolph to supply several different configurations of its F30 Inspection System for various steps in the front- and back-end fabrication processes of micro electrical mechanical systems (MEMS) devices.

Plasma-Therm presents workshop at China University

06/16/2015  Plasma-Therm recently presented an advanced plasma processing workshop at Xidian University in Xi’an, China that was attended by researchers, students and industry representatives and featured a day-long series of presentations about plasma processing.

Fairchild launches MEMS product line

06/16/2015  Fairchild, a supplier of high-performance semiconductor solutions, today launched the FIS1100 6-axis MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), the company’s first MEMS product stemming from its strategic investments in MEMS and motion tracking.

Renesas Electronics announces Synergy Platform for IoT

06/15/2015  Renesas Electronics, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the Renesas Synergy Platform.

A KAIST research team develops the first flexible phase-change random access memory

06/15/2015  Phase change random access memory (PRAM) is one of the strongest candidates for next-generation nonvolatile memory for flexible and wearable electronics.

World's thinnest lightbulb -- graphene gets bright

06/15/2015  A team of scientists from Columbia, Seoul National University (SNU), and Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) reported today that they have demonstrated -- for the first time -- an on-chip visible light source using graphene, an atomically thin and perfectly crystalline form of carbon, as a filament.

Researchers grind nanotubes to get nanoribbons

06/15/2015  A simple way to turn carbon nanotubes into valuable graphene nanoribbons may be to grind them, according to research led by Rice University.

MEMSIC's SmartSensing tech delivers highest performance in inertial measurement systems

06/11/2015  MEMSIC announced the launch of its latest addition, the INS380, to its portfolio of Inertial Systems enabled with SmartSensing technology targeted to a broad range of precision motion sensing applications.

ASCENT project offers unparalleled access to European nanoelectronics infrastructure

06/11/2015  Europe’s leading nanoelectronics institutes, Tyndall National Institute in Ireland, CEA-Leti in France and imec in Belgium, have entered a €4.7 million collaborative open-access project called ASCENT (Access to European Nanoelectronics Network).

Leti Workshop on June 26 to cover latest R&D successes in innovative memory technologies

06/10/2015  CEA-Leti is hosting its seventh workshop on innovative memory technologies following the 17th annual LetiDays Grenoble, June 24-25, on the Minatec campus.

MIPT physicists develop ultrasensitive nanomechanical biosensor

06/10/2015  t can analyze the chemical composition of substances and detect biological objects, such as viral disease markers, which appear when the immune system responds to incurable or hard-to-cure diseases, including HIV, hepatitis, herpes, and many others.

MEMS suppliers ride automotive safety wave

06/09/2015  Suppliers of MEMS-based devices rode a safety sensing wave in 2014 to reach record turnover in automotive applications, according to analysis from IHS.

Technology for tomorrow’s market opportunities and challenges at LetiDays Grenoble

05/29/2015  The 17th annual LetiDays Grenoble on June 24-25 will expand the conversation with presentations about Internet of Things-augmented mobility, which is revolutionizing the way we interact with appliances, infrastructure and countless common objects that are part of our daily lives.

Growing in maturity, the MEMS industry is getting its second wind

05/19/2015  In 2014, the MEMS sector represented an $11.1B business for Si-based devices. According to Yole Développement (Yole) latest MEMS report “Status of the MEMS Industry”, the MEMS industry is preparing to exceed $20B by 2020.

Janusz Bryzek joins MEMS Industry Group to lead new TSensors division

05/14/2015  MEMS Industry Group (MIG), the trade association advancing micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors across global markets, today announced the creation of a new TSensors division headed by TSensors Summit, Inc.

Moore's Law to keep on 28nm

05/13/2015  Scaling is now bifurcating - some scaling on with 28/22nm, while other push below 14nm.




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Three Key Factors to Create Leak-Free Fitting Assemblies for Fluid Processing Applications

Operational efficiency is a critical factor in the fluid processing industry. The synergy of fitting components and assembly technology to achieve this objective is the focus of Fit-LINE, Inc. Applying extensive polymer technology and injection molding expertise, the company has analyzed the design, tooling and manufacturing processes required to create high-performance solutions for demanding high-purity fluid processing applications. Through extensive R&D, testing and evaluation, Fit-LINE has isolated three variables that need to be addressed to ensure leak-free fitting assemblies.June 01, 2015
Sponsored by Fit-LINE, Inc.

Silicones Meet the Needs of the Electronics Industry

Remarkable silicones. The combination of their unique ability to maintain physical properties across a wide range of temperature, humidity, and frequency--combined with their flexibility--set them apart. Silicone based adhesives, sealants, potting and encapsulation compounds are used in hundreds of consumer, business, medical, and military electronic systems. In this white paper, learn what makes silicones different from other organic polymers, why their properties remain stable across different temperatures, and how they have played a major role in the rapid innovation of the electronics industry.May 12, 2015
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

ASIC Design Made Cost Effective with Low Cost Tools and Masks

For smaller projects or companies with modest design budgets, ASIC design is becoming a viable option due to low cost design tools and easy access to flexible, mature IC processes. This is especially compelling for developing mixed-signal ASICs for cost-sensitive sensor applications for the Internet of things (IoT). This paper discusses how costs and risks can be reduced using multi-project wafer services, coupled with affordable design tools for developing mixed-signal ASICs. April 13, 2015
Sponsored by Mentor Graphics

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Isolating Electrical Faults in Advanced IC Devices

July 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Yield improvement and production engineers working on today's ICs encounter many challenges as defects affecting device operation go undetected by traditional in-line techniques. Electrical Failure Analysis (EFA) is a suite of techniques that helps the modern day fab increase yields by isolating faults to areas small enough for Physical Failure Analysis (PFA). In this Webinar, we showcase a few of the proven EFA fault isolation techniques and describe how EFA helps to characterize the underlying defects.

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Interconnects

July 2015 (Date and time TBD)

This webcast will examine the state-of-the-art in conductors and dielectrics, -- including contacts and Metal1 through global level -- pre-metal dielectrics, associated planarization, necessary etch, strip and cleans, embedded passives, global and intermediate TSVs for 3D, as well as reliability, system, and performance issues.

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Lock-in Thermography for Advanced Assembly Qualification

August 26, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Increasing IoT business opportunities drive a need for new packaging techniques such as FOWLP, Embedded Component Packaging, etc. Such new assembly techniques allow more components and functionality to be integrated into an ever decreasing package space. In parallel the faster product cycle drives the need for faster production ramp to stay competitive. All these challenges highlight the need for a better methodology to determine root cause of assembly-related defects during the new package process qualification process. We will demonstrate a totally non-destructive fault localization method based on a lock-in thermography with examples in these areas.

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SEMICON West 2015
San Francisco, CA
http://www.semiconwest.org
July 14, 2015 - July 16, 2015
SPIE Optics and Photonics
San Diego, CA
http://spie.org/x30491.xml
August 09, 2015 - August 13, 2015
European MEMS Summit
Milan, Italy
http://www.semi.org/eu/node/8871
September 17, 2015 - September 18, 2015
SPIE Photomask Technology 2015
Monterey, CA
http://spie.org/x6323.xml
September 29, 2015 - October 01, 2015
SEMICON Europa 2015
Dresden, Germany
http://www.semiconeuropa.org
October 06, 2015 - October 08, 2015
International Electron Device Meeting 2015
Washington D.C. United States
http://www.his.com/~iedm/
December 07, 2015 - December 09, 2015