Materials and Equipment

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT ARTICLES



Zeta Instruments hires former KLA-Tencor exec as new CEO

04/24/2014  Zeta Instruments, Inc., an optical profiling and inspection company providing solutions for high-tech manufacturing, has announced that Jeff Donnelly has joined the company as its chief operating officer.

STS Semiconductor and Invensas to partner on high volume bond via array mobile solutions

04/22/2014  Tessera Technologies, Inc. announced today that Invensas Corporation and South Korea-based STS Semiconductor & Telecommunications, a semiconductor assembly and test solution provider, have entered into an agreement to validate high volume manufacturing capability for Invensas' Bond Via Array (BVATM) technology for next generation smartphone and tablet customers.

Altera and TSMC collaborate to bring advanced packaging technology to Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs

04/21/2014  Altera Corporation and TSMC today announced the two companies have worked together to bring TSMC's patented, fine-pitch copper bump-based packaging technology to Altera's 20 nm Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs.

In the permanent bonding market, EV Group is leading, Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron are merging

04/18/2014  Permanent bonding technology is a key process for a wide range of applications in the semiconductor industry such as MEMS, advanced packaging, LED devices, and SOI substrate applications.

Deca Technologies ships 100-millionth wafer-level packaged component

04/16/2014  Deca Technologies, an electronic interconnect solutions provider to the semiconductor industry, today announced that it has shipped its 100-millionth component.

Dynaloy scientists to highlight time- and money-saving benefits of new single wafer cleaning technology

04/16/2014  Scientists from Dynaloy, LLC and EV Group will explain a new, one-step cleaning process for removing negative dry film and negative spin-on film photoresist on April 24, 2014 at the SEMATECH Surface Preparation and Cleaning Conference in Austin, Texas.

Mentor Graphics design and verification tools certified for TSMC 16nm FinFET production

04/15/2014  Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced that its IC design to silicon solution has achieved certification for TSMC's Design Rule Manual (DRM) and SPICE model version 1.0 for its 16nm FinFET process.

SEMI reports 2013 semiconductor photomask sales of $3.1B

04/14/2014  SEMI reports that the worldwide semiconductor photomask market was $3.1 billion in 2013 and is forecasted to reach $3.3 billion in 2015.

SEMI reports 2013 global semiconductor materials sales of $43.5B USD

04/07/2014  The global semiconductor materials market decreased 3 percent in 2013 compared to 2012 while worldwide semiconductor revenues increased 5 percent.

University of Washington selects Altatech’s CVD system to develop new process materials

03/31/2014  Altatech, a subsidiary of Soitec, has received an order from the University of Washington in Seattle for an AltaCVD chemical vapor deposition (CVD) system whose unique combination of capabilities allows users to develop new process materials with high added value.

Heat-conducting polymer cools hot electronic devices at 200 degrees C

03/31/2014  Polymer materials are usually thermal insulators. But by harnessing an electropolymerization process to produce aligned arrays of polymer nanofibers, researchers have developed a thermal interface material able to conduct heat 20 times better than the original polymer. The modified material can reliably operate at temperatures of up to 200 degrees Celsius.

eInfochips opens new design services specializing in 16nm geometry

03/26/2014  eInfochips, a semiconductor and product engineering company, today launched design services for chips based on 16nm geometry.

Highlights from the IMAPS Device Packaging Conference

03/24/2014  The annual IMAPS Device Packaging Conference in Ft McDowell AZ is always a source for the latest packaging information.

MKS to acquire Granville-Phillips division of Brooks Automation

03/18/2014  MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, today announced it has agreed to purchase the assets of Granville-Phillips, a division of Brooks Automation, Inc., for $87 million in cash.

Mega Fluid Systems and Entrepix join forces to offer complete CMP system

03/17/2014  Mega Fluid Systems Inc., a supplier of chemical and slurry delivery equipment, and Entrepix Inc., a provider of chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) equipment and process services, today announced a partnership agreement.

SMIC and JCET establish joint venture for 12 inch bumping and testing

02/21/2014  Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, and Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology Co., Ltd., the largest packaging service provider in China, jointly announced today a joint venture for 12" bumping and related testing.

Epoxy Technology and John P. Kummer Group announce a new specialty adhesive packaging company

02/20/2014  Epoxy Technology, Inc. and John P. Kummer Group announce the formation of a new specialty adhesive packaging company, Epoxy Technology Europe Ltd (ETEL).

EV Group unveils high-volume manufacturing photoresist processing system

02/11/2014  EV Group (EVG), a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today unveiled its most advanced 300-mm photoresist processing system for logic and memory high-volume manufacturing.

The 2014 European 2.5/3DIC Summit

02/06/2014  SEMI’s second annual European 3D TSV Summit was held in Grenoble in late January. Three hundred and twenty attendees met to discuss the status of 2.5/3DIC and other advanced packaging technologies.

University of Strathclyde demonstrates world’s first continuously operating diamond Raman laser

01/31/2014  Achievements prove diamond’s viability as a material for solid-state laser engineering, even in the most demanding intracavity applications.




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TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



Conformal Coatings for Reliable Electronic Assemblies

Modern electronics have become part of our daily lives and the sophisticated electronic circuitry at the heart of these devices and systems must be reliable. Conformal coatings act as a barrier between the electronics and the environment, protecting the areas they cover while strengthening delicate components and traces. Find out more about how conformal coatings enhance the reliability and longevity of electronic printed circuit boards.April 24, 2014
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

The Next Step in Diagnosis Resolution Improvement

Learn more about RCD as the next step in diagnosis solution enhancement. Where layout-aware diagnosis points to a segment, earn more about RCD as the next step in diagnosis solution enhancement. Where layout-aware diagnosis points to a segment, RCD can isolate a particular root cause in that segment. RCD, a statistical enhancement technology in Tessent Diagnosis and YieldInsight products, is the next step in diagnosis resolution enhancement. It works by analyzing multiple layout diagnosis reports together to identify the underlying defect distribution that is more likely to explain this set of diagnosis results. RCD does not require any additional data beyond what is required for layout-aware diagnosis. This means that RCD fits well into existing diagnosis flows. April 24, 2014
Sponsored by Mentor Graphics

UV LED Curing for the Electronics Industry

This paper provides an introduction to UV LED curing and the many benefits UV LED curing provides for bonding and coating applications in the electronics industry. Product manufacturers, machine builders, and chemistry formulators will gain an understanding of the benefits and how to apply UV LED curing in manufacturing processes. Included are specific examples of how manufacturers are using UV LED to make touch screens, mobile phones, micro speakers, and hard disk drives.April 03, 2014
Sponsored by Phoseon Technology

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Multiphysics Modeling of MEMS Devices

April 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), such as actuators, sensors and resonators, rely on the interactions between multiple physical effects. In this webinar, we will show how a multiphysics simulation approach allows you to combine electrical, thermal and structural effects accurately in order to design reliable and high-performance MEMS devices.

Sponsored By:
MEMS

May 2014 (date and time TBD) 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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Packaging Materials

May 2014 (date and time TBD) Advanced packages rely on high-performance materials – die-attach film, solder bumps, conductive adhesive, underfill, TIM – to ensure reliability, fine-pitch interconnect, thermal management, and chip performance are optimized. Learn about the latest assembly materials and how they can improve the package, speed packaging throughput, and even lower packaging costs in the webcast.

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EVENTS



The ConFab
Las Vegas, Nevada
http://www.theconfab.com
June 22, 2014 - June 25, 2014
2014 International Workshop on EUV Lithography
Maui, Hawaii, USA
http://www.euvlitho.com
June 23, 2014 - June 27, 2014
SEMICON West 2014
San Francisco, California
http://www.semiconwest.org
July 08, 2014 - July 10, 2014
SPIE Photomask Technology 2014
Monterey Conference Center and Monterey Marriott,
http://spie.org/photomask.xml?WT.mc_id=RCal-PMW
September 16, 2014 - September 18, 2014
Photomask Technology Exhibition 2014
Monterey Conference Center and Monterey Marriott,
http://spie.org/photomask.xml?WT.mc_id=RCal-PMW
September 16, 2014 - September 17, 2014