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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.

Advanced packaging and 3D-IC markets drive growth for EVG's automated 300mm polymer adhesive wafer bonding

08/31/2015  EV Group (EVG), a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that the company is experiencing strong demand for its automated 300mm polymer adhesive wafer bonding systems.

Solid State Watch: August 21-27, 2015

08/31/2015  New ams fab going to Marcy, NY: Startups and small electronics companies spent $78.3 billion on semiconductors in 2014; Pure-play foundry sales forecast to grow to all-time high in 4Q15; University of Colorado and SRC research accelerates microscopic imaging for next-generation nanoelectronics

Comfortable Consumer EEG Headset Shown by Imec and Holst Centre

08/27/2015  Medical-quality data acquisition of signals tracing emotions and moods.

Managing Dis-Aggregated Data for SiP Yield Ramp

08/24/2015  In general, there is an accelerating trend toward System-in-Package (SiP) chip designs including Package-On-Package (POP) and 3D/2.5D-stacks where complex mechanical forces—primarily driven by the many Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) mismatches within and between chips and packages—influence the electrical properties of ICs.

Update for exporters: Trade wins and delays

08/18/2015  With trade policy dominating headlines in recent weeks, all eyes were on Maui in the waning days of August as trade ministers from twelve nations convened for perhaps the final time to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Samsung Begins Mass Producing Industry First 256-Gigabit, 3D V-NAND

08/11/2015  Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing the industry’s first 256-gigabit (Gb), three-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory based on 48 layers of 3-bit multi-level-cell (MLC) arrays for use in solid state drives (SSDs).

Flexible dielectric polymer can stand the heat

08/07/2015  Easily manufactured, low cost, lightweight, flexible dielectric polymers that can operate at high temperatures may be the solution to energy storage and power conversion in electric vehicles and other high temperature applications, according to a team of Penn State engineers.

STATS ChipPAC appoints co-president and CEO

08/05/2015  STATS ChipPAC Ltd., a provider of advanced semiconductor packaging and test services, announced today the promotion and appointment of Dr. Han Byung Joon as Co-President and Chief Executive Officer for the Company, together with Mr. Tan Lay Koon.

Opportunities in packaging are driving photolithography equipment demand

07/27/2015  Within the photolithography equipment market reaching $150M in 2014, advanced packaging applications experienced the strongest growth.

“Above and beyond TSV for advanced ICs” - SEMI European 3D Summit 2016

07/22/2015  SEMI today announced the fourth annual European 3D Summit. Entitled “European 3D Summit 2016: Above and Beyond TSV,” the advanced semiconductor Summit will take place on January 18-20, 2016 in Minatec in Grenoble, France.

Amkor Technology announces expansion of China operations

07/21/2015  Amkor Technology, Inc. today announced plans to expand its assembly and test factory located in China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone.

Got MEMS? Get In Touch With memsstar For Production Equipment

07/17/2015  As you might guess from the company’s name, memsstar is involved in microelectromechanical system (MEMS) devices. The company offers manufacturing equipment for “MEMS-specific production,” says CEO Tony McKie.

Tanaka Precious Metals Is Big in Bonding Wires, Other Products

07/17/2015  Tanaka Precious Metals, a company dating back to 1885, is a leading supplier of gold bonding wire and other types of bonding wire for semiconductor packaging. It also specializes in electroplating equipment, unveiling a new system for research and development applications at SEMICON West 2015.

Inspection smooths a bumpy road

07/16/2015  Wafer bumping has several advantages over traditional wire bonding. Bumps can be placed almost anywhere on the die, where wire bonding is limited to the periphery of the devices. And bumps give you the ability to put many more I/O points on an individual die.

International Consortium Sets Up Shop for Advanced Manufacturing Research

07/16/2015  A metropolitan area in the center of the state is putting together a public-private partnership to attract high-tech companies, convincing them to set up shop and create jobs. Part of the attraction is a big public university, engaging in advanced research.

Low-Cost Manufacturing of Flexible Functionalities

07/15/2015  FlexTech Alliance updates on substrates, processes, and devices.




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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
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

Parylene & Sensors

Learn about how parylene, as an enabling technology, can significantly increase the performance of sensors as they become increasingly integrated into our daily lives. You will learn: 1) Parylene specifications and properties 2) How parylene can improve the performance of sensors 3) Different uses for parylene on different sensor applicationsNovember 17, 2015
Sponsored by Diamond-MT

Potting Compounds Protect Electronic Circuits

Potting and encapsulation compounds are designed to completely enclose a component, module or PCB. This effectively shields the unit from its surroundings while providing structural support and imparting the highest protection from external conditions. There are a variety of potting formulations on the market today that suit the needs of diverse applications. However, a balance must be developed when deciding on the best material. October 15, 2015
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

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Trends in MEMS

February 2016 (Date and time TBD) / 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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2.5D and 3D Integration

March 2016 (Date and time TBD) / 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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Metrology and Inspection Challenges and Opportunities

March 2016 (Date and time TBD)

Continued scaling and more complex device structures, including FinFETs and 3D stacking, are creating new challenges in metrology and inspection. Smaller defects must be detected and analyzed on an increasingly diverse set of materials. Chip makers are looking for better wafer edge inspection techniques, higher resolution metrology tools, 450mm-capability and new compositional analysis solutions. Experts will describe new approaches for next generation metrology and inspection, including measurements of CDs, stress, film thickness and non-visual defects.

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LithoVision 2016
San Jose, CA
https://lithovision.com
February 21, 2016 - February 21, 2016
SEMI-THERM 32
San Jose, CA
http://www.semi-therm.org
March 14, 2016 - March 17, 2016
SEMICON China 2016
Shanghai, China
http://www.semiconchina.org
March 15, 2016 - March 17, 2016
SID Display Week 2016
San Francisco, CA
http://www.displayweek.org
May 22, 2016 - May 27, 2016