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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.

China Bolsters its IC Gear Business with Mattson Acquisition

12/10/2015  Mattson Technology agreed this month to be acquired by Beijing E-Town Dragon Semiconductor Industry Investment Center, a limited partnership in China, for about $300 million in cash.

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.

Smart Rock Bolt Wins Prize at Designers of Things Conference

12/07/2015  When it comes to Internet of Things products, most people would think of the Apple Watch or Fitbit fitness-tracking devices. A device aimed at the mining industry has proved to be a popular entry at the Designers of Things conference in San Jose, Calif.

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.

Semiconductor sales: slight growth projected for next three years

12/07/2015  Market projected to grow by 0.2 percent in 2015, 1.4 percent in 2016, and 3.1 percent in 2017.

Mobile sector continues to dominate the advanced packaging market; IoT looms on the horizon

12/03/2015  Advanced packaging will reach 44% of packaging services and a revenue of US$ 30 billion by 2020.

Pfeiffer Vacuum welcomes 2015 Röntgen Prize Winner

11/30/2015  This year, the Justus Liebig University Giessen awards its Röntgen Prize to Dr. Eleftherios Goulielmakis.

Measuring 5nm Particles In-Line

11/30/2015  ITRI and TSMC co-develop aerosol method to monitor liquids and slurries.

Tallness Makes Reliable Spindt Tip Cold Cathodes

11/30/2015  Vacuum nanowire arrays of cold cathodes for high frequency sources and amplifiers

Mentor Graphics announces collaboration with GLOBALFOUNDRIES

11/25/2015  Mentor Graphics Corp. announced it is collaborating with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to qualify the Mentor RTL to GDS platform, including the RealTime Designer physical RTL synthesis solution and Olympus-SoC place & route system, for the current version of the GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX platform reference flow.

InvenSense CEO touts the Internet of Sensors

11/23/2015  InvenSense president and chief executive officer Behrooz Abdi sees the Internet of Things as an Internet of Sensors, a theme he explored Tuesday afternoon (November 17) at the opening of the fourth annual InvenSense Developers Conference.

InvenSense Developers Conference Tackles Sensor Security, New Technologies

11/23/2015  The second day of the InvenSense Developers Conference saw presenters get down to cases – use cases for sensors.

Intel and ASM look to TCB

11/17/2015  Is there any question that TCB is real and will be the next big bonding technology? The focus this month is more on this very important new assembly process from Intel and ASM.

What lies beneath? 50 years of enabling Moore’s Law

11/17/2015  Vacuum technology trends can be seen over the period of innovation defined by Moore’s Law, particularly in the areas of increasing shaft speed, management of pumping power, and the use computer modeling.

Wally Rhines of Mentor Graphics Gets Phil Kaufman Award

11/16/2015  The Phil Kaufman Award is presented by the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC) and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA). It honors the memory of Philip A. Kaufman, the EDA industry pioneer, electronics engineer, and entrepreneur, who died in 1992.

Cut costs: Improve competitive advantage

11/13/2015  Systematic – and predictive – cost reduction in semiconductor equipment manufacturing

Shipments of residential Internet of Things devices expected to total over $330 billion through 2025

11/10/2015  A recent report from Navigant Research suggests the global market for residential IoT devices will grow strongly through 2025.

Advance could bring commercial applications for silver nanowires

11/10/2015  New research suggests wrapping silver nanowires with an ultrathin layer of graphene protects the structures from damage and could represent a key to realizing their commercial potential.




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Flawless Execution at Fairchild: How Change to Modern MES Enables Agility, Quality and Productivity

August 9, 2016 at 1 PM ET / Sponsored by Epicor and Siemens

In this high-pressure environment, leading semiconductor companies are swapping out older manufacturing executions systems (MES) for modern MES. Surprised? True, the perceived risk of changing out MES in a semiconductor facility is high. Yet companies have done it with great success and enormous business benefits. Fairchild Semiconductor’s positive experiences as it strives for quality, on-time delivery, new product introduction success, improved productivity and quality are indicative. In just one year, Fairchild switched out aging systems for a new MES at a plant in China – and the following month, they got it up at a second plant. Learn what they did to ensure the change happened quickly and without a hitch. In addition to this case study, you’ll hear from a leading industry analyst who has interviewed dozens of people from semiconductor companies that have succeeded with the move to modern MES.

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Interconnection Technologies

August 2016 (Date and time TBD)/ Sponsored by Air Products

This webcast will examine the state-of-the-art in conductors and dielectrics, -- including contacts and Metal1 through global level -- pre-metal dielectrics, associated planarization, necessary etch, strip and cleans, embedded passives, global and intermediate TSVs for 3D, as well as reliability, system, and performance issues.

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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.

Specialized Materials Meet Critical Packaging Needs in MEMS Devices

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) present both unique market opportunities and significant manufacturing challenges for product designers in nearly every application segment. Used as accelerometers, pressure sensors, optical devices, microfluidic devices, and more, these microfabricated sensors and actuators often need to be exposed to the environment, but also need to be protected from environmental factors. Although standard semiconductor manufacturing methods provide a baseline capability in meeting these challenges, the unique requirements of MEMS devices drive a need for specialized epoxies and adhesives able to satisfy often-conflicting demands.May 12, 2016
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

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

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