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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.

EVG and Korea National NanoFab Center program on novel display coatings delivers outstanding results

12/07/2016  EV Group and the Korea National NanoFab Center announced preliminary results on improved transparent nanostructured anti-reflective coatings for next-generation displays.

Delivering a power punch

12/05/2016  Microscale energy storage units for wearable and miniaturized electronic devices are improved using porous materials.

QuickLogic joins GLOBALFOUNDRIES FDXcelerator Partner Program

12/01/2016  QuickLogic Corporation, a developer of ultra-low power programmable sensor processing, display bridge and programmable logic solutions, today announced that it has joined GLOBALFOUNDRIES' FDXcelerator Partner Program.

Lab4MEMS project recognized with European Innovation Award

11/28/2016  Project developed pilot line for next-generation MEMS devices.

Mentor Graphics Signs Agreement with ARM to Accelerate Early Hardware/Software Development

11/16/2016  Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) has signed a multiyear license agreement with ARM to gain early access to a broad range of ARM Fast Models, Cycle Models and related technologies.

SMIC and IMECAS sign an agreement for MEMS R&D and foundry platform

11/15/2016  Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation and The Institute of Microelectronics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced the signing of a cooperation agreement for a MEMS R&D foundry platform to jointly develop MEMS sensor standard processes and build a complete MEMS supply chain.

Fan-in wafer-level packaging market to grow due to high demand for miniaturized electronics

11/11/2016  According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global fan-in wafer-level packaging (WLP) market is expected to reach USD 4.75 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of almost 10%.

MicroVision and STMicroelectronics to co-market MEMS mirror-based laser beam scanning solutions

11/10/2016  MicroVision, Inc. and STMicroelectronics today announced that they plan to work together to develop, sell, and market Laser Beam Scanning (LBS) technology.

Analog Devices makes MEMS switch technology a commercial reality

11/08/2016  Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today introduced a breakthrough in switch technology that provides a long-sought replacement for electromechanical relay designs first adopted by the electronics industry more than 100 years ago.

Automotive systems forecast to show strongest growth through 2020

11/03/2016  Newly updated report reviews many of the end-use system applications that are presently impacting and that are forecast to help propel the IC market through 2020.

WORLD OF IOT grows with 30 new exhibitors at SEMICON Japan

11/03/2016  Today, SEMI announced that WORLD OF IOT, a show-within-a-show at SEMICON Japan 2016, will expand with the addition of 30 new exhibitors.

The gas sensor market is about to change

11/02/2016  Nowadays, the number of enforceable patents dedicated to miniaturized gas sensors is increasing worldwide, and several companies already stand out by their strong IP position.

A tiny machine

10/31/2016  UCSB electrical and computer engineers design an infinitesimal computing device.

Managing particle flows in process exhaust for safety and profitability

10/28/2016  Solid particles in the abatement exhaust must be properly managed, and in some cases, substantially reduced from the gas stream before it is released into the environment.

When it comes to atomic-scale manufacturing, less really is more

10/28/2016  Electrical currents can be now be switched on and off at the smallest conceivable scale enabling a new generation of 'green electronics' with the potential for great impact on the digital economy.

Next-generation smartphone battery inspired by the gut

10/26/2016  Researchers have developed a prototype of a next-generation lithium-sulphur battery which takes its inspiration in part from the cells lining the human intestine. The batteries, if commercially developed, would have five times the energy density of the lithium-ion batteries used in smartphones and other electronics.

Revenue growth sounding strong for suppliers of packaged MEMS microphones

10/21/2016  Knowles, Goertek and AAC ranked as the top three global suppliers of packaged MEMS microphones for 2015.

New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing commercial technologies

10/21/2016  Stanford, Oxford team creates high-efficiency tandem cells.




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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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Big Island, Hawaii
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November 05, 2017 - November 08, 2017
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November 14, 2017 - November 17, 2017
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San Francisco, CA
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December 02, 2017 - December 06, 2017
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Half Moon Bay, CA
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January 15, 2018 - January 18, 2018

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