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Hillcrest Labs unveils MotionEngine Wear software

09/29/2015  Hillcrest Labs unveiled its MotionEngine (TM) Wear software with always-on, sensor-enabled features optimized for the latest generation of wearable devices.

ULVAC launches G-TRAN series multi ionization gauge ST2

09/28/2015  ULVAC, Inc. announced that the company has developed G-TRAN series multi ionization gauge ST2, a transducer-type ionization vacuum gauge.

CMP Technology Evolving to Engineer Surfaces

09/28/2015  New devices, materials, and substrates challenge atomic-scale integration.

SEMI Conference Addresses Issues in Semiconductor Materials

09/25/2015  The overall theme for the conference was “Materials for a Smart and Interconnected World.” It featured sessions on “Material Enabling Silicon Everywhere”, “New Emerging Materials Technology & Opportunities at the Edge,” sustainable manufacturing, and a panel of executives from semiconductor manufacturers providing “A View from the Fabs.”

Linde Electronics Presents 2014 Global Supplier Awards

09/25/2015  Electronic Fluorocarbons LLC and Albemarle Corporation recognized for quality, safety, service and technology performance.

GlobalFoundries CTO Calls for Innovation in Chip Materials

09/24/2015  Gary Patton, chief technology officer of GlobalFoundries and head of the company’s worldwide research and development, called for innovation in chip materials in his keynote address on Tuesday at SEMI’s Strategic Materials Conference in Mountain View, Calif.

Mentor Graphics Presents at TSMC Forum

09/21/2015  Mentor Graphics had a hand in presenting two of the 30 papers offered Thursday at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing’s Open Innovation Platform Ecosystem Forum in Santa Clara, Calif.

TSMC Moves from 16nm to 10nm to 7nm

09/21/2015  While Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing continues to fine-tune its 16-nanometer FinFET process, the world’s largest silicon foundry will begin making chips with 10nm features later this year and will put 7nm chips into risk production in early 2017.

TSMC Forum Emphasizes Industry Collaboration

09/17/2015  Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing kicked off its Open Innovation Platform (OIP) Ecosystem Forum with thanks – not for another beautiful day in Silicon Valley, but for the collaborative work it does with its customers, suppliers, and other industry partners.

2015 International Conference on Planarization/CMP Technology (ICPT 2015)

09/16/2015  September 30 - October 2, 2015, Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Chandler, AZ, USA. ICPT 2015 provides the largest forum for academic researchers, industrial practitioners and engineers from around the world dedicated to the exchange of information on the state-of-the-art in Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) and other planarization technologies.

ClassOne Technology names Kevin Witt Chief Technology Officer

09/09/2015  Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology has today announced the appointment of Kevin Witt to the position of Chief Technology Officer.

ASE Chairman Jason Chang receives SEMI award for advancements of copper wire bonding technology

09/08/2015  The SEMI award recognizes Jason’s significant achievements in the development and commercialization of copper wire in the IC assembly process.

Nordson Corporation announces acquisition of MatriX Technologies GmbH

09/04/2015  Nordson Corporation today announced it has acquired Munich, Germany-based MatriX Technologies GmbH, a manufacturer of automated X-ray inspection (AXI) equipment used to ensure the quality of electronic printed circuit boards, critical electronic devices and fully assembled products in consumer, automotive and other industrial end markets worldwide.

QEOS and GLOBALFOUNDRIES to offer industry’s first CMOS platform for millimeter-wave markets

09/04/2015  QEOS, Inc., a designer of connectivity and sensing CMOS millimeter-wave (mmWave) solutions, and GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, today announced they are partnering to co-develop the industry’s first mmW CMOS platform.

Automotive industry now the third largest end market for power semiconductors

09/03/2015  In 2014, the automotive sector significantly outperformed the overall market average for semiconductors.

CyberOptics demonstrates new WaferSense and ReticleSense Auto Multi Sensors

09/02/2015  CyberOptics Corporation, a global developer and manufacturer of high precision 3D sensing technology solutions, will demonstrate the first wireless sensor to combine leveling, vibration and Relative humidity (RH) measurement in an all-in-one device at SEMICON Taiwan in Taipei, September 2-4, 2015.

20th annual SEMICON Taiwan 2015 opens today

09/02/2015  SEMICON Taiwan 2015 opened today starting a three-day event drawing over 43,000 attendees from electronics manufacturing.

Knowm First to Deliver Configurable Artificial Neural Networks using Bi-Directional Learning Memristors

09/02/2015  Breakthrough memristor technology combined with novel adaptive architecture enables machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications.

Laith Altimime joins SEMI as President of SEMI Europe

09/01/2015  SEMI, the global association serving the electronics supply chain, today announced the appointment of Laith Altimime as president of SEMI Europe, effective October 1, 2015.

Advances in thermo-compression bonding

09/01/2015  At the 65th IEEE ECTC, several companies presented advances in thermos-compression bonding.




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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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Trends in MEMS

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

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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Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging

May 2016 (Date and time TBD) / 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
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May 22, 2016 - May 27, 2016
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June 12, 2016 - July 15, 2016
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July 12, 2016 - July 14, 2016

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