Materials and Equipment

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT ARTICLES



Fire, rain, and M&A 

01/19/2017  The expert panel, "The Future of M&A in the Semiconductor Industry," was a hot topic at SEMI's Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) conference on January 11.

Dow Corning expands LED packaging design options with launch of new silicone coatings

01/17/2017  Dow Corning significantly expanded the design flexibilities for LED packaging manufacturers today with the addition of three new highly reflective silicone coatings to its fast-growing portfolio of advanced LED solutions.

$24B semiconductor assembly and testing services market poised for steady growth

01/13/2017  This week, Future Market Insights (FMI) releases its latest report on the semiconductor assembly and testing services market.

Versum Materials reaches milestone with installation of 200th CHEMGUARD Gen. III refill system

01/06/2017  The Delivery Systems and Services Group (DS&S) of Versum Materials, Inc. (NYSE: VSM) has realized an important milestone: the sale and commissioning of its 200th CHEMGUARD Gen III high purity, liquid delivery system since the product line launched in early 2016.

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.

Mentor Graphics Joins GLOBALFOUNDRIES FDXcelerator Partner Program

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

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.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts November 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 0.96

12/16/2016  A book-to-bill of 0.96 means that $96 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

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.

Global Semiconductor Alliance announces 2016 Award recipients

12/09/2016  The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is proud to announce the award recipients honored at the 2016 GSA Awards Dinner Celebration that took place in Santa Clara, California.

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.

Five suppliers to hold 41% of global semiconductor marketshare in 2016

12/07/2016  Two years of busy M&A activity boost marketshare among top suppliers.

TriLumina appoints Brian Wong as president and CEO

11/16/2016  TriLumina Corp., a developer of semiconductor laser illuminators for solid-state LiDAR systems that enable autonomous vehicles and new automotive safety systems, announced that Brian Wong has been named as the company's new President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors.

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.

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%.

The Chinese advanced packaging ecosystem: Looking ahead

11/02/2016  In 2015, more than US$1 billion was invested in China’s advanced packaging ecosystem, announces Yole in its report Status and Prospects for the Advanced Packaging Industry.

ams schedules 2017 multi-project wafer starts for analog foundry customers

10/24/2016  180nm CMOS and HV-CMOS MPW runs are now manufactured in ams' 200mm fabrication facility in Austria.

Nanowires as sensors in new type of atomic force microscope

10/17/2016  A new type of atomic force microscope (AFM) uses nanowires as tiny sensors. Unlike standard AFM, the device with a nanowire sensor enables measurements of both the size and direction of forces. Physicists at the University of Basel and at the EPF Lausanne have described these results in the recent issue of Nature Nanotechnology.

New sensor material could enable more sensitive readings of biological signals

10/07/2016  Scientists have created a material that could make reading biological signals, from heartbeats to brainwaves, much more sensitive.




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Internet of Things

January 2017 - Date and time TBD / Sponsored by Epicor

The age of IoT is upon us, with the expectation that tens of billions of devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. This explosion of devices will make our lives simpler, yet create an array of new challenges and opportunities in the semiconductor industry. At the sensor level, very small, inexpensive, low power devices will be gathering data and communicating with one another and the “cloud.” On the other hand, this will mean huge amounts of small, often unstructured data (such as video) will rippling through the network and the infrastructure. The need to convert that data into “information” will require a massive investment in data centers and leading edge semiconductor technology.

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Fab Cost Reduction

February 2017 - Date and time TBD / Sponsored by Epicor

One of the primary concerns of today’s fab managers is cost reduction. This webcast will examine how top fabs are tackling that challenge by embracing smart manufacturing, otherwise known as Industry 4.0 or IIoT. Greater connectivity and information sharing -- enabled by new capabilities in data analytics, remote monitoring and mobility -- will lead to increased efficiency and reduced costs.

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Advanced Packaging

March 2017 - 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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TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



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.,

New In-Line & Non-Destructive Hybrid Technology for Semiconductor Metrology

XwinSys recently launched the ONYX - a novel in-line and non-destructive hybrid metrology system, uniquely integrating advanced XRF, 2D and 3D optical technologies, designed to meet the current and future metrological challenges of the semiconductor industry. The unique hybrid configuration of the ONYX enables a solution to challenging applications through various analytical approaches and effective SW algorithms.July 06, 2016
Sponsored by XwinSys Technology Development Ltd.

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EVENTS



LithoVision 2017
San Jose, CA
http://www.lithovision.com
February 26, 2017 - February 26, 2017
ISS Europe 2017
Munich, Germany
http://www.semi.org/eu/iss-europe-2017
March 05, 2017 - March 07, 2017
SEMI-THERM 33rd Annual Symposium & Exhibit
San Jose, CA
http://semi-therm.org
March 13, 2017 - March 17, 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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