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Europe's secondary industry in the spotlight

09/22/2015  The dramatic shift from the trend for increasingly advanced technology to a vast array and volume of application-based devices presents Europe with a huge opportunity.

Mentor Graphics Presents at TSMC Forum

09/21/2015  Mentor Graphics had a hand in presenting two of the 30 papers offered Thursday at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing’s Open Innovation Platform Ecosystem Forum in Santa Clara, Calif.

TSMC Moves from 16nm to 10nm to 7nm

09/21/2015  While Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing continues to fine-tune its 16-nanometer FinFET process, the world’s largest silicon foundry will begin making chips with 10nm features later this year and will put 7nm chips into risk production in early 2017.

TSMC Forum Emphasizes Industry Collaboration

09/17/2015  Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing kicked off its Open Innovation Platform (OIP) Ecosystem Forum with thanks – not for another beautiful day in Silicon Valley, but for the collaborative work it does with its customers, suppliers, and other industry partners.

Leti demos MEMS fabrication on its 300mm line, pointing the way to lower manufacturing costs

09/17/2015  CEA-Leti has manufactured micro-accelerometers on 300mm wafers, a development that could lead to significantly lower MEMS manufacturing costs.

Radiant introduces the ProMetric (R) I29 ultra high-resolution imaging colorimeter

09/16/2015  Radiant Vision Systems announced the release of the ProMetric (R) I29, an ultra high-resolution imaging colorimeter developed for high-volume display and consumer electronics manufacturers.

2015 International Conference on Planarization/CMP Technology (ICPT 2015)

09/16/2015  September 30 - October 2, 2015, Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Chandler, AZ, USA. ICPT 2015 provides the largest forum for academic researchers, industrial practitioners and engineers from around the world dedicated to the exchange of information on the state-of-the-art in Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) and other planarization technologies.

SEMI Reports Second Quarter 2015 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Figures

09/15/2015  SEMI reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$9.4 billion in the second quarter of 2015.

OEM Group Announces New Cintillio-S (TM) Automated Batch Wet Chemical Processing System

09/14/2015  Global semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer OEM Group announced today that it has launched its new Cintillio-S (TM) automated batch wet chemical processing system.

IBM Launches Internet of Things and Education Business Units

09/14/2015  IBM announced two new business units that will apply the company's considerable knowledge in Big Data, advanced analytics and cognitive computing to the Internet of Things (IOT) and Educations markets.

Qualcomm Acquires Capsule Technologie

09/14/2015  Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., has acquired Capsule Technologie.

The future of MEMS in the IoT

09/03/2015  SEMI’s European MEMS Summit will be held on 17-18 September 2015 in Milan, Italy. Over the course of the two-day event, more than 20 keynote and invited speakers from the entire supply chain will share their perspectives and latest updates, including participation by European MEMS leaders. In addition, a focused industry exhibition will complement the conferences offering with additional networking opportunities.

Knowm first to deliver memristors capable of bi-directional learning

09/02/2015  Milestone confirmed by groundbreaking new data; bi-directional incremental capability allows startup to leapfrog IBM and other established competitors in emerging computing fields.

Knowm First to Deliver Configurable Artificial Neural Networks using Bi-Directional Learning Memristors

09/02/2015  Breakthrough memristor technology combined with novel adaptive architecture enables machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications.

BeSpoon's position-tracking system captures and displays real-time data to improve sports teams' performance

08/31/2015  BeSpoon SAS today launched BeSpoon Sport Edition, an ultra-precise position-tracking system that allows teams to measure and analyze player movement in three dimensions and provide immediate feedback to improve performance.

Solid State Watch: August 21-27, 2015

08/31/2015  New ams fab going to Marcy, NY: Startups and small electronics companies spent $78.3 billion on semiconductors in 2014; Pure-play foundry sales forecast to grow to all-time high in 4Q15; University of Colorado and SRC research accelerates microscopic imaging for next-generation nanoelectronics

Three markets will drive the wearable industry

08/28/2015  Yole’s analysts explain wearable is, without doubts, a promising industry. But, who will take benefit of this attracting market, growing from US$22 billion in 2015 to more than US$ 90 billion by 2020?

Comfortable Consumer EEG Headset Shown by Imec and Holst Centre

08/27/2015  Medical-quality data acquisition of signals tracing emotions and moods.

These microscopic fish are 3-D-printed to do more than swim

08/26/2015  These proof-of-concept synthetic microfish will inspire a new generation of "smart" microrobots that have diverse capabilities such as detoxification, sensing and directed drug delivery, researchers said.

EV Group organizes Photonics Workshop in conjunction with MNE Conference

08/25/2015  EV Group (EVG), a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, will host a special session at the 41st Micro and Nano Engineering (MNE 2015) conference.




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Adhesives for Electronic Applications

Master Bond custom formulates epoxy adhesives, sealants, coatings, potting and encapsulation compounds to meet the rigorous needs of the electronic industry. We are a leading manufacturer of conformal coatings, glob tops, flip chip underfills, and die attach for printed circuit boards, semiconductors, microelectronics, and more. Browse our catalog to find out more.January 05, 2016
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

Parylene & Sensors

Learn about how parylene, as an enabling technology, can significantly increase the performance of sensors as they become increasingly integrated into our daily lives. You will learn: 1) Parylene specifications and properties 2) How parylene can improve the performance of sensors 3) Different uses for parylene on different sensor applicationsNovember 17, 2015
Sponsored by Diamond-MT

Potting Compounds Protect Electronic Circuits

Potting and encapsulation compounds are designed to completely enclose a component, module or PCB. This effectively shields the unit from its surroundings while providing structural support and imparting the highest protection from external conditions. There are a variety of potting formulations on the market today that suit the needs of diverse applications. However, a balance must be developed when deciding on the best material. October 15, 2015
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

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Trends in MEMS

February 2016 (Date and time TBD) / Sponsored by Boston Semi Equipment

MEMS have quite different process and material requirements compared to mainstream microprocessor and memory types of devices. This webcast 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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2.5D and 3D Integration

March 2016 (Date and time TBD) / Sponsored by Brewer Science

Die stacking enables better chip performance in a small form factor, meeting the needs of smartphones, tablets, and other advanced devices. Through-silicon vias are moving into volume packaging production, but problems with reliability, cost, and scaling remain. The supply chain also must adjust to this “mid” step between front- and back-end chip production. This webcast will explore the wafer thinning, bonding, TSV formation and other critical process steps necessary to enable 3D integration.

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Metrology and Inspection Challenges and Opportunities

March 2016 (Date and time TBD)

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, 450mm-capability 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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LithoVision 2016
San Jose, CA
https://lithovision.com
February 21, 2016 - February 21, 2016
SEMI-THERM 32
San Jose, CA
http://www.semi-therm.org
March 14, 2016 - March 17, 2016
SEMICON China 2016
Shanghai, China
http://www.semiconchina.org
March 15, 2016 - March 17, 2016
SID Display Week 2016
San Francisco, CA
http://www.displayweek.org
May 22, 2016 - May 27, 2016