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MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT ARTICLES



3D processing at Tohoku U

02/20/2017  At the recent IEEE 3DIC Conference, Koyanagi and co-workers at Tohoku Univ reported on their studies of Ti as a 3D TSV barrier layer.

Invensas announces Teledyne DALSA sign DBI technology transfer and license agreement

02/17/2017  Wafer bonding and 3D interconnect technology to enable delivery of next-generation MEMS and image sensor solutions.

Vital Control in Fab Materials Supply-Chains - Part 2

02/16/2017  Expert panel discussion at Critical Materials Council (CMC) Conference

3D and 2.5D IC packaging market expected to be worth $170B by 2022

02/14/2017  The market is expected to be worth USD 170.46 billion in 2022, at a CAGR of 38.30% between 2016 and 2022.

IC market growth limited by narrow window of global GDP expansion

02/09/2017  Significant and noticeable IC market growth closely tied to significant worldwide GDP growth.

Nexperia emerges as dynamic new force in discretes, logic and MOSFETs

02/07/2017  Former Standard Products Division of NXP combines experience, product and operational excellence with customer focus and ambition.

Micron CEO announces upcoming retirement

02/02/2017  Micron Technology, Inc. today announced the upcoming retirement of its Chief Executive Officer, Mark Durcan.

Samsung and Apple continued to lead as top global semiconductor customers in 2016

02/01/2017  Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top two semiconductor chip buyers in 2016, representing 18.2 percent of the total worldwide market, according to Gartner, Inc.

Top 3 trends impacting the global field-programmable gate array market through 2021

01/27/2017  Technavio’s latest market research report on the global field-programmable gate array (FPGA) market provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2017-2021.

Do not go where the path may lead

01/27/2017  What follows, in Part 1 of this two-part article, is a quick look back at the industry in 2016 and the road ahead in 2017 followed by what SEMI achieved in 2016 and where SEMI’s road will lead in 2017 to keep pace our industry charging forward where there is no path.

Global semiconductor chip packaging market dominated by 3DIC through-silicon via stacks packaging technique

01/26/2017  The global semiconductor chip packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 31% during the forecast period.

Executive viewpoints: 2017 outlook

01/25/2017  Each year, Solid State Technology turns to industry leaders to hear viewpoints on the technological and economic outlook for the upcoming year. Read through these expert opinions on what to expect in 2017.

Vital Control in Fab Materials Supply-Chains

01/25/2017  Expert panel discussion at Critical Materials Council (CMC) conference.

Amtech announces large orders for high throughput PECVD systems and bi-facial n-type technology

01/24/2017  Amtech Systems, Inc. today announced fiscal year 2017 year-to-date order bookings through January 20, 2017 are approximately $84 million.

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.




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Advanced Packaging

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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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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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TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



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

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

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