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The world's 1st "7-axis" motion tracking devices: tiner package & better response time

12/13/2017  Accelerometers and gyroscopes are fueling the robotic revolution, especially the drones’ market segment. However, these MEMS devices are not the only ones on the market place anymore, with environmental sensors penetrating this industry too.

ProPlus and MPI Corporation establish strategic partnership

12/12/2017  ProPlus Design Solutions Inc. and MPI Corporation today announced a strategic partnership agreement and immediate availability of a characterization and modeling solution that integrates ProPlus' SPICE modeling and noise characterization solution with MPI's advanced probing technologies.

$55.9B semiconductor equipment forecast: New record with Korea at top

12/12/2017  Today, SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain, released its Year-end Forecast at the annual SEMICON Japan exposition.

Nambi Seshadri wins 2018 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal

12/05/2017  Awarded for exceptional contributions to communications and networking sciences and engineering.

Google’s head of Quantum AI Lab to keynote at The ConFab 2018

12/01/2017  The ConFab 2018, to be held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on May 21-23, is thrilled to announce the newest opening day Keynote speaker, Professor John M. Martinis.

TEL NEXX modernizes shop floor data collection and quality control with InfinityQS ProFicient

11/16/2017  Quality Intelligence solution enables chip metallization provider to improve accuracy and timeliness of data capture, rapidly respond to issues, and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

Electronics industry conference to debut in Kuala Lumpur

11/15/2017  SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018 to bolster growing semiconductor industry in the region.

Leti announces FED4SAE project to accelerate European cyber-physical system solutions to market

11/14/2017  Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech and coordinator of the pan-European consortium FED4SAE, today announced that the 14 project partners have launched a three-year European Commission program to facilitate the acceleration of European cyber-physical-system (CPS) solutions to market.

Magnetic sensor industry is moving into a consolidation phase

11/13/2017  With 7% CAGR between 2016 and 2022, the magnetic sensor market should reach almost US$ 2.5 billion in 2022.

Improving sensor accuracy to prevent electrical grid overload

11/13/2017  Engineers take note -- new current sensors need fine-tuning to accurately inform monitors of the electrical grid about incoming surges.

An interview with Bosch Sensortec CEO: IoT, environmental sensing and value chain

11/10/2017  SEMI interviewed one of the four keynotes presenting on November 14 during the Opening Ceremony, Dr. Stefan Finkbeiner, CEO of Bosch Sensortec, about topics about developments and trends in IoT, Environmental Sensing, and Value Chain as well as the role of Europe.

Transfer technique produces wearable gallium nitride gas sensors

11/10/2017  A transfer technique based on thin sacrificial layers of boron nitride could allow high-performance gallium nitride gas sensors to be grown on sapphire substrates and then transferred to metallic or flexible polymer support materials.

Leti joins DARPA-funded consortium to develop implantable device for restoring vision

11/09/2017  Leti announced today that a team of its researchers is participating in a U.S.-funded project to develop a safe, implantable neural interface system to restore vision by stimulating the visual cortex.

Advanced wireless-charging chip from STMicroelectronics enables faster charging of smartphones and tablets

11/09/2017  STMicroelectronics is powering up wireless charging for mobile devices by introducing one of the world's first chips to support the latest industry standard for faster charging.

Automotive electronic systems growth strongest through 2021

11/09/2017  IC Market Drivers 2018 report ranks major end-use applications and their impact on IC market growth.

The intelligence that leads to artificial intelligence

11/08/2017  Artificial intelligence (AI) may be a hot topic today, but SEMI has helped to incubate Big Data and AI since its founding.

2017 sees advances in connected devices, memory

11/07/2017  The technologies to watch identified by TechInsights analysts at the beginning of the year have not been disappointing.

MEMS & sensors safeguard autonomous cars, boost agricultural productivity and anticipate needs

11/03/2017  MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress speakers feature smart sensing components in new industrial, automotive, biomedical, agricultural applications.

Global semiconductor industry posts highest-ever quarterly sales

11/01/2017  The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $107.9 billion for the third quarter of 2017, marking the industry’s highest-ever quarterly sales and an increase of 10.2 percent compared to the previous quarter.

SEMI FlexTech selects PARC to build ultrathin, flexible audio speaker

10/30/2017  FlexTech, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner announced a new development project with PARC, a Xerox company, to develop a hybrid, highly bendable, paper-like smart tag, incorporating a thin audio speaker.




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Materials

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Success in electronics manufacturing increasingly relies on the materials used in production and packaging. More than 50 different elements from the periodic table are now used in semiconductor manufacturing, and the list grows even longer when you consider the requirements of flexible/printed electronics, LEDs, compound semiconductors, power electronics, displays, MEMS and bioelectronics. In this webcast, experts will focus on changing material requirements, the evolving material supply chain, recent advances in process and packaging materials and substrates, and the role new materials such as carbon nanotubes will play in the future.

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MEMS

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MEMS have quite different process and material requirements compared to mainstream microprocessor and memory types of devices. We will explore the latest trends in MEMS devices – including sensor fusion, biosensors, energy harvesting – new manufacturing challenges and potential equipment and materials solutions to those challenges.

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Interconnects

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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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Testing PAs under Digital Predistortion and Dynamic Power Supply Conditions

The power amplifier (PA) – as either a discrete component or part of an integrated front end module (FEM) – is one of the most integral RF integrated circuits (RFICs) in the modern radio. In Part 2 of this white paper series, you will learn different techniques for testing PAs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos.September 06, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

Learn the Basics of Power Amplifier and Front End Module Measurements

The power amplifier (PA) – as either a discrete component or part of an integrated front end module (FEM) – is one of the most integral RF integrated circuits (RFICs) in the modern radio. Download this white paper to learn the basics of testing RF PAs and FEMs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos.May 22, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

Wafer Handler Predictive Monitor and Equipment Verification, Excursion Detection, Defect Reduction & Tool Matching

Consistent equipment performance, avoiding unscheduled downtime, reducing defects and preventing excursions is key to reducing cost and improving die and line yield in semiconductor manufacturing. The fully automated InnerSense SmartWafer (SMW2) system addresses these key metrics. The SMW2 system is effectively being used as a predictive monitor for handler PM’s, a leading indicator for mechanical defects and can detect, predict and prevent most mechanical related excursions, including wafer damage that can lead to subsequent wafer breakage. The SMW2 system can further improve tool availability by improving post PM recovery and tool matching.January 24, 2017
Sponsored by InnerSense

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ISS 2018
Half Moon Bay, CA
http://www.semi.org/en/ISS
January 15, 2018 - January 18, 2018
DesignCon
Santa Clara, CA
http://www.designcon.com/
January 30, 2018 - February 01, 2018
2018FLEX
Monterey, CA
http://www.semi.org/en/2018flex
February 12, 2018 - February 15, 2018
IPC APEX EXPO
San Diego, CA
http://www.ipcapexexpo.org/html/default.htm
February 24, 2018 - March 01, 2018
LithoVision 2018
San Jose, CA
http://www.lithovision.com
February 25, 2018 - February 25, 2018


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