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Executive viewpoints: 2017 outlook

01/25/2017  Each year, Solid State Technology turns to industry leaders to hear viewpoints on the technological and economic outlook for the upcoming year. Read through these expert opinions on what to expect in 2017.

ams announces completion of transaction to acquire Heptagon

01/25/2017  ams, a worldwide supplier of high-performance sensor and analog solutions, announces the completion of the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares in Heptagon and related capital.

Vital Control in Fab Materials Supply-Chains

01/25/2017  Expert panel discussion at Critical Materials Council (CMC) conference.

New report from IHS Markit names top four trends driving the IoT in 2017 and beyond

01/24/2017  Fueled by lightning-fast demand for ubiquitous connectivity, the number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices globally will jump by 15 percent year-over-year to 20 billion in 2017, according to new analysis from IHS Markit.

New low-cost technique converts bulk alloys to oxide nanowires

01/20/2017  A simple technique for producing oxide nanowires directly from bulk materials could dramatically lower the cost of producing the one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures.

STMicroelectronics incorporates CWS’ SiPEX in the RF PDK H9 SOI FEM

01/11/2017  Coupling Wave Solutions, S.A. and STMicroelectronics today announced that they partnered together to reduce time-to-market for high-performance radio frequency (RF) silicon-on-insulator (SOI) designs

Researchers create practical and versatile microscopic optomechanical device

01/09/2017  Trapping light and mechanical waves within a tiny bullseye, design could enable more sensitive motion detection.

Microsemi honored as M2M Network Equipment Technology Company of the Year by IoT Breakthrough Awards

01/06/2017  Microsemi Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it was named M2M Network Equipment Technology Company of the Year by the inaugural IoT Breakthrough Awards.

Vesper and DSP Group demo near-zero-power voice-activation for battery-powered devices at CES 2017

01/05/2017  Vesper, DSP Group and Sensory will demonstrate their new development platform from January 5-8, 2017 during CES 2017.

Bosch launches smallest high performance barometric pressure sensor at CES 2017

01/04/2017  Today, Bosch Sensortec launches the BMP380, the company's smallest and best performing barometric pressure sensor, with a compact size of only 2.0 x 2.0 x 0.75 mm3.

A year in review: Top 10 stories of 2016

12/23/2016  From the ground-breaking research breakthroughs to the shifting supplier landscape, these are the stories the Solid State Technology audience read the most during 2016.

Advance in intense pulsed light sintering opens door to improved electronics manufacturing

12/22/2016  Faster production of advanced, flexible electronics is among the potential benefits of a discovery by researchers at Oregon State University's College of Engineering.

Mentor Graphics Joins GLOBALFOUNDRIES FDXcelerator Partner Program

12/22/2016  Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced that it has joined GLOBALFOUNDRIES' FDXcelerator Partner Program.

Has SOI's turn come around again?

12/21/2016  Analysts see another chance for Silicon-on-Insulator technology, as proponents claim technical and cost advantages for fully-depleted SOI.

62 new facilities start operation 2017 and beyond

12/19/2016  Data from SEMI’s recently updated World Fab Forecast report reveal that 62 new Front End facilities will begin operation between 2017 and 2020.

Linde Korea acquires Air Liquide Korea’s industrial merchant and electronics on-site and liquid bulk air gases business

12/15/2016  Linde Korea, a member of The Linde Group, today announced that it has completed the takeover of Air Liquide Korea’s industrial merchant and electronics on-site and liquid bulk air gases business in South Korea.

Stamping technique creates tiny circuits with electronic ink

12/09/2016  New stamping technique creates functional features at nanoscale dimensions.

State of the art sensors made from graphene and children's toy silly putty

12/09/2016  World-first graphene innovation could be used for applications in medical devices and diagnostics.

Global semiconductor sales increase 5% year-over-year in October

12/08/2016  The global semiconductor market has rebounded in recent months, with October marking the largest year-to-year sales increase since March 2015.

ClassOne reports record sales, crediting WLP and "More than Moore"

12/07/2016  “We’ve been seeing a steady increase in market interest and sales,” said ClassOne Technology President, Kevin Witt.




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Metrology Challenges and Opportunities

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. ET

Continued scaling and more complex device structures, including FinFETs and 3D stacking, are creating new challenges in metrology and inspection. Smaller defects must be detected and analyzed on an increasingly diverse set of materials. Chip makers are looking for better wafer edge inspection techniques, higher resolution metrology tools and new compositional analysis solutions. Experts will describe new approaches for next generation metrology and inspection, including measurements of CDs, stress, film thickness and non-visual defects.

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Advanced Packaging

Date and time TBD

Back-end packaging is increasingly important to semiconductor device form factor, thermal and power performance, and costs. Compounded by the demand for lead-free processing and the soaring cost of gold, the industry is developing new approaches to packaging, including redistribution layers (RDL), through silicon vias (TSV), copper pillars, wafer-level packaging (WLP) and copper wire bonding. Experts will discuss these and other approaches in this webcast.

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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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TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



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

What You Should Know About 802.11ax

The upcoming IEEE 802.11ax High-Efficiency Wireless (HEW) standard promises to deliver four times greater data throughput per user. It relies on multiuser technologies to make better use of the available Wi-Fi channels and serve more devices in dense user environments. Explore this technology introduction white paper to learn about the new applications of 802.11ax, the key technical innovations to the standard, and its test and measurement challenges. January 10, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

Electrically Conductive Adhesives Make the Right Connections

As electronic circuits become more complex, engineers are finding new ways to assemble and package them. Electrically conductive adhesives provide durable bonds with conductive paths to suit a variety of electronics applications. They can be engineered to combine bond strength and electrical conductivity with other service-critical properties.November 11, 2016
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

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EVENTS



CMC Conference 2017
Dallas, TX
http://cmcfabs.org
May 11, 2017 - May 12, 2017
The ConFab 2017
San Diego, CA
http://www.theconfab.com
May 14, 2017 - May 17, 2017
ASMC 2017
Saratoga Springs, NY
http://www.semi.org/en/asmc2017
May 15, 2017 - May 18, 2017
Design Automation Conference 2017 (DAC)
Austin, TX
https://dac.com
June 18, 2017 - June 22, 2017

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