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Latest advancements in sensor technology examined at SEMI European MEMS Summit

04/25/2016  SEMI today announced the second annual edition of the SEMI European MEMS Summit, dedicated to MEMS and sensors, to be held on September 15-16.

Cadence CFO Geoff Ribar to retire in March 2017

04/25/2016  Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that, Geoff Ribar, senior vice president and chief financial officer, who joined the company in 2010, has decided to retire from Cadence effective March 31, 2017.

The advanced packaging industry has reached its zenith

04/14/2016  To overcome the current market and technology constraints taking place today within the semiconductor industry, new advanced packaging technologies have been developed by industrial companies.

Imec Technology Forum Brussels puts nanotechnology in the hot seat

04/13/2016  Imec, the nanoelectronics research center, today announced that its annual Imec Technology Forum (ITF) in Brussels will take place May 24-25, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium at SQUARE, Brussels Meeting Centre

Molex acquires Interconnect Systems, Inc.

04/08/2016  Molex, a global manufacturer of electronic solutions, announced today the acquisition of Interconnect Systems, Inc. ("ISI") which specializes in the design and manufacture of high density silicon packaging with advanced interconnect technologies.

Flip chip technology market worth $31.27B by 2022

04/08/2016  The flip chip technology market is driven by factors such as increasing demand for miniaturization and high performance in electronic devices, and strong penetration in consumer electronics sector.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor announces joint venture agreement in China

03/31/2016  Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) (Nasdaq:AOSL), a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, today announced that it has executed a definitive agreement with two strategic investment funds owned by the Municipality of Chongqing, China.

Semiconductor capital spending rebound fails to materialize in 2015

02/23/2016  Recent capital spending trends indicative of maturing semiconductor industry.

CU-Boulder ultrafast microscope used to make slow-motion electron movie

02/17/2016  University of Colorado Boulder researchers have demonstrated the use of the world's first ultrafast optical microscope, allowing them to probe and visualize matter at the atomic level with mind-bending speed.

Imec presents compact lens-free digital microscope

02/12/2016  At next week’s SPIE Photonics West 2016, imec will demonstrate a lens-free microscope for large field-of-view live imaging at micrometer resolution.

Teradyne appoints president of semiconductor test division

02/11/2016  Teradyne, Inc. has appointed Gregory Smith as president of the Teradyne semiconductor test division, replacing Mark Jagiela who has been acting division president since 2014.

SEMI launches new integrated packaging assembly and test group

02/10/2016  SEMI announced today the launch of the European Semiconductor integrated Packaging and Test (ESiPAT) Special Interest Group.

Presto Engineering expands turnkey IC production management services with three new operations in Asia

02/02/2016  Presto Engineering Inc. announced this week that it has significantly expanded its turnkey capabilities with the opening of two new manufacturing hubs and a world-wide logistics center in Asia.

Epiluvac and SAMCO collaborate to offer processing equipment for WBG materials in Nordic countries

02/01/2016  Sweden-based SiC CVD developer and manufacturer Epiluvac AB has entered into a collaboration with SAMCO, a semiconductor process equipment developer and manufacturer based in Japan, in which Epiluvac will introduce new clients to SAMCO in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.

Advanced packaging industry: What's new on the market?

01/13/2016  The mobile sector is driving production and market growth; however a new market driver, IoT is on the horizon and is expected to have a significant impact on the advanced packaging industry.

A wild ride in 2015 - and two steps forward in 2016

01/07/2016  “In like a lion, out like a lamb” is just half the story for 2015. While initial expectations forecasted a double-digit growth year, the world economy faded and dragged our industry down to nearly flat 2015/2014 results.

Advanced semiconductor packaging drives materials consumption through 2019

12/15/2015  The $18 billion semiconductor packaging materials will undergo steady single-digit unit volume growth for many material segments through 2019, including laminate substrates, IC leadframes, underfill, and copper wire.

SEMI reports third quarter 2015 worldwide semiconductor equipment figures

12/11/2015  SEMI this week reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$9.6 billion in the third quarter of 2015.

Variation in build-up substrate layer thicknesses and its impact on FCBGA BLR performance

12/08/2015  Subtleties in thicknesses between the alternating Cu metal and dielectric layers within a build-up substrate can impact BLR performance.

Leti to collaborate with Keysight Technologies to enable expansion of FD-SOI technology

12/07/2015  CEA-Leti today announced it has signed an agreement with Keysight Technologies, a device-modeling software supplier, to adapt Leti’s UTSOI extraction flow methodology within Keysight’s device modeling solutions for high-volume SPICE model generation.




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Advanced Packaging: A Changing Landscape Rife with Opportunities

May 10, 2016 at 1 PM ET / 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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MEMS: Current Status and Future Directions

May 11, 2016 at 12 PM ET / Sponsored by Boston Semi Equipment

In 2015, the MEMS market did not grow as much as we initially expected. In the past, the Smart Phone industry was a strong driver of the MEMS industry with ever increasing volume. Today, MEMS are becoming commodity products with very low price. The webcast will review the latest market data and forecasts for the future. The MEMS “commoditization” paradox will be discussed as well as latest technical trends (sensors combos, packaging).

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Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging

May 26, 2016 at 1 PM ET / Sponsored by Zeta Instruments

Wafer level packaging (WLP) using fan-out technology is an attractive platform for achieving low-cost low-profile package solutions for smart-phones and tablets, which require cost-effective, high-density interconnects in small form-factor packaging. Assembled directly on a silicon wafer, the approach is unconstrained by die size, providing the design flexibility to accommodate an unlimited number of interconnects between the package and the application board for maximum connection density, finer line/spacing, improved electrical and thermal performance and small package dimensions to meet the relentless form factor requirements and performance demands of the mobile market. In this webcast, industry experts will explain the FOWLP process, discuss recent advances and forecast future trends.

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TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



Protecting Electronics with Parylene

This whitepaper provides a comprehensive overview of parylene conformal coating, advantages of parylene, and applications for parylene to protect electronic devices. As technology continues to advance, devices will encounter rugged environments and it is vital that they are properly protected. Parylene conformal coating is one way that manufacturers are giving their devices a higher level of protection, along with increasing the overall quality of their products. Parylene conformal coating applications for Electronics include: · I/O & PCI Modules · Power Converters and Supplies · Backplanes · Other Embedded Computing applications · Other specialty electronics and assemblies April 26, 2016
Sponsored by Diamond-MT

NMT: A Novel Technology for In-Line Ultra-Thin Film Measurements

XwinSys identified the semiconductors recent market trends and developed a novel XRF technology, named NMT: Noise-reduced Multilayer Thin-film measurement. This innovative approach can be used for in-line inspection and metrology features, to accurately and precisely analyze single and multi-layered elements in ultra-thin films. NMT novel technology can be utilized for in-line applications ranging from localized ultra-thin film stacks to the inspection of 3D localized features to the analysis of defects involving geometries, voids and material elements. February 23, 2016
Sponsored by XwinSys Technology Development Ltd.

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.,

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SID Display Week 2016
San Francisco, CA
http://www.displayweek.org
May 22, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Design Automation Conference
Austin, TX
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June 05, 2016 - June 09, 2016
The ConFab
Las Vegas, NV
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June 12, 2016 - July 15, 2016
SEMICON West 2016
San Francisco, CA
http://www.semiconwest.org
July 12, 2016 - July 14, 2016

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