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STMicroelectronics works with Sigfox to extend plug-and-play IoT security to industrial and consumer device makers

02/23/2017  STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) announced the expansion of its STSAFE family of secure elements with the introduction of a powerful plug-and-play solution that provides state-of-the-art security features to devices connected to the Sigfox low-power wide-area network (LPWAN).

Microhotplates for a smart gas sensor

02/22/2017  Toyohashi University of Technology researchers have developed microhotplates (MHPs), in which an SU-8 photoresist was employed as a supporting material. The MHP can moderate the requirement for the layout design and the process condition of integrated smart gas sensors.

Improved polymer and new assembly method for ultra-conformable 'electronic tattoo' devices

02/22/2017  Process uses household inkjet printer without soldering to create 750nm-thin elastomeric sheet.

Flemish government increases financial support of imec

02/21/2017  Today, the research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technology imec, and the Flemish Government announced a new, 5-year strategic commitment that aims at strengthening the pioneering role of Flanders' renowned research hub.

SEMI appoints Ajit Manocha as president and CEO

02/21/2017  SEMI today announced the appointment of Ajit Manocha as its president and CEO.

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.

Huge growth in cloud memory changes semiconductor supply chain

02/17/2017  The explosive growth in demand for internet bandwidth and cloud computing capacity brings a new set of technology challenges and opportunities for the semiconductor supply chain.

Avnet and IBM advance IoT solutions with joint development lab

02/16/2017  Avnet, Inc. today announced a collaboration with IBM to accelerate the time to market for IoT solutions.

Why are solid-state IC technologies changing the medical imaging market?

02/15/2017  In a US$35 billion medical imaging equipment market in 2016 with a 5.5% CAGR until 2022, solid-state IC players are clearly changing the medical imaging landscape by offering competitive disruptive technologies.

A new sensitive and stable self-powered photodetector

02/10/2017  Researchers in Singapore and China collaborate to create new photodetector based on GdNiO3/Nb-doped SrTiO3 p-n heterojunction.

Intel announces $7B investment in next-gen semiconductor fab in Arizona

02/09/2017  The announcement was made by U.S. President Donald Trump and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at the White House.

imec, Holst, ROHM debut all digital phase-locked loop for IoT radios

02/08/2017  At the 2017 International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco (US), imec, Holst Centre and ROHM today presented an all-digital phase-locked loop (ADPLL) for Internet-of-Things (IoT) radio transceivers.

imec debuts plastic NFC tag, compatible to ISO protocols

02/07/2017  Innovative tag is the thinnest and mechanically most robust technology compatible to ISO protocols.

Qualcomm and TDK announce launch of joint venture

02/03/2017  Qualcomm Incorporated and TDK Corporation today announced the completion of the previously announced joint venture under the name RF360 Holdings Singapore PTE. Ltd.

Leti presents first-ever results in LED pixelization & record high-resolution for micro-displays at Photonics West

02/03/2017  Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced it has developed a μLED fabrication process to create high-resolution arrays at 10-micron pitch.

Highly sensitive gas sensors for volatile organic compound detection

02/01/2017  In an effort to improve VOC detection, a collaboration of Japanese researchers from Kumamoto University, Fukuoka Industrial Technology Center, and Tohoku University set out to improve sensor sensitivity by modifying the particle and pore sizes of Tin-dioxide (SnO2) nanocrystals on sensing film.

SEMI 2020: "There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind"

02/01/2017  “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail,” was how I started last week’s article. In that article we looked back on 2016 and the incredible progress of the industry and how it continually cuts new trail and keeps moving at the speed of Moore’s Law.

The world's first heat-driven transistor

01/31/2017  The heat-driven transistor opens the possibility of many new applications such as detecting small temperature differences, and using functional medical dressings in which the healing process can be monitored.

China's role in supply chains continues to grow

01/30/2017  Slight shift in sourcing from U.S. to Mexico, India, and Asia; most companies taking cautious approach to sourcing outside home region in 2017.

Sequans opens R&D facility in Sophia Antipolis, France

01/30/2017  LTE for IoT chip maker Sequans Communications S.A. today announced the opening of a new development site in Sophia Antipolis, on the Côte d’Azur, in the south of France.




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Internet of Things

February 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



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

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.,

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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
CMC Conference 2017
Dallas, TX
http://cmcfabs.org
May 11, 2017 - May 12, 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

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