MEMS

MEMS ARTICLES



Bending light with a tiny chip

03/11/2014  The Caltech chip eliminates the need for bulky and expensive lenses and bulbs and instead uses a so-called integrated optical phased array (OPA) to project the image electronically with only a single laser diode as light source and no mechanically moving parts.

Akustica's newest MEMS microphone targets smartphones and wearables

03/11/2014  Akustica, Inc., a Bosch Group company and provider of MEMS microphones, has added four new high-performance analog microphones to its high definition (HD) voice product line, including the AKU346, the industry’'s smallest MEMS microphone to achieve 64dB SNR.

Big sell: IP Trends and Strategies

03/10/2014  Experts from Semico Research, Cadence, Uniquify and Sonics challenge growth trends for semiconductor intellectual property (SIP) with FinFETs, the IoT and more.

Scientists build thinnest-possible LEDs to be stronger, more energy efficient

03/10/2014  As devices get smaller and faster, there is more demand for such semiconductors that are tinier, stronger and more energy efficient.

New innovation could mean eye injections are a thing of the past

03/07/2014  Drugs used to treat blindness-causing disorders could be successfully administered by eye drops rather than unpleasant and expensive eye injections, according to new research led by UCL scientists that could be a breakthrough for the millions worldwide suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other eye disorders.

Squeezing light into metals

03/07/2014  Using an inexpensive inkjet printer, University of Utah electrical engineers produced microscopic structures that use light in metals to carry information.

The Week in Review: March 7, 2014

03/07/2014  University Research Award recipient; SEMI World Fab Forecast; Resesarchers develop Source-Gated Transistor; Global failure analysis equipment market increase; Industry revenues reach record high

Weaker yen impact on the 2013 material and equipment market size

03/06/2014  Semiconductor industry revenues reported by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) reached a record high in 2013 with global revenues totaling over $305 million.

Fab equipment spending to increase 20-30% in 2014

03/06/2014  The release today of the SEMI World Fab Forecast update reveals a 20 to 30 percent projected increase in semiconductor fab equipment spending in 2014.

Global failure analysis equipment market to grow at CAGR of 8.8% from 2013 to 2019

03/05/2014  Rapid growth in nanotechnology coupled with growth in medical applications in the Asia Pacific region has fueled the growth of failure analysis equipment market.

Multitest ships fully integrated test cell for pressure sensor application

03/05/2014  Early this year, Multitest shipped the first fully integrated test cell for a pressure sensor application consisting of handling systems, ATE and contactors including the pressure unit.

Researchers at UC study zero-dimensional quantum dots

03/04/2014  Zero-dimensional quantum dots identified by University of Cincinnati researchers could someday have a big effect on a variety of technologies, such as solar energy, lasers and medical diagnostics.

How 19th century physics could change the future of nanotechnology

03/04/2014  A new twist on a very old physics technique could have a profound impact on one of the most buzzed-about aspects of nanoscience.

Failure analysis and the innovative pinpoint conductive AFM

03/04/2014  One of the most challenging issues in the semiconductor industry is the failure analysis (FA) investigation of devices with enduringly shrinking geometries down to single digit nanometer trench widths.

New SEMICON Europa in Grenoble to emphasize innovation and applications

03/03/2014  SEMICON Europa, the region’s largest event for the microelectronics manufacturing and innovation supply chain, will be held 7-9 October 2014 in Grenoble.

Call for Papers open for SEMICON Europa 2014, Plastics Electronics Conference

02/24/2014  SEMI announced the “Call for Papers” for technical sessions and presentations for SEMICON Europa 2014 which takes place October 7-9 in Grenoble, France.

Samsung and UCSF partner to accelerate new innovations in preventive health technology

02/21/2014  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) announced a partnership to accelerate validation and commercialization of promising new sensors, algorithms, and digital health technologies for preventive health solutions.

Single chip device to provide real-time 3-D images from inside the heart and blood vessels

02/20/2014  Researchers have developed the technology for a catheter-based device that would provide forward-looking, real-time, three-dimensional imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood vessels.

2014 SPIE Startup Challenge winners announced

02/20/2014  A microscope in a needle, a handheld device that prescribes corrective eyeglasses, and a device for heart attack diagnosis are winning projects in the 2014 SPIE Startup Challenge.

Avantor Performance Materials names Jean-Paul Mangeolle to Board of Directors

02/19/2014  Avantor Performance Materials, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-performance chemistries, announces the appointment of Jean-Paul Mangeolle to its Board of Directors.




FINANCIALS



TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



UV LED Curing for the Electronics Industry

This paper provides an introduction to UV LED curing and the many benefits UV LED curing provides for bonding and coating applications in the electronics industry. Product manufacturers, machine builders, and chemistry formulators will gain an understanding of the benefits and how to apply UV LED curing in manufacturing processes. Included are specific examples of how manufacturers are using UV LED to make touch screens, mobile phones, micro speakers, and hard disk drives.April 03, 2014
Sponsored by Phoseon Technology

Versatile Epoxy Compounds for Electronic Applications

Electronic systems have revolutionized our lives. We use them in nearly all of our daily activities, for communication, computing, navigation, entertainment, payment processing, and more. They are the workhorses in many medical, transportation, aerospace, and military systems, performing functions such as automated control, data analysis, and pattern recognition.February 10, 2014
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

Enhancing the Performance of Electronic Applications with Versatile Epoxy Compounds

Learn about the different functions epoxies perform in the manufacture and assembly of today’s electronic systems. From nanotechnology to enormous space systems, these versatile compounds meet a wide variety of conditions, lending to the reliability and longevity of the devices we use in our everyday lives.January 06, 2014
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

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WEBCASTS



Multiphysics Modeling of MEMS Devices

April 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), such as actuators, sensors and resonators, rely on the interactions between multiple physical effects. In this webinar, we will show how a multiphysics simulation approach allows you to combine electrical, thermal and structural effects accurately in order to design reliable and high-performance MEMS devices.

Sponsored By:
MEMS

May 2014 (date and time TBD) 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.

Sponsored By:

Packaging Materials

May 2014 (date and time TBD) Advanced packages rely on high-performance materials – die-attach film, solder bumps, conductive adhesive, underfill, TIM – to ensure reliability, fine-pitch interconnect, thermal management, and chip performance are optimized. Learn about the latest assembly materials and how they can improve the package, speed packaging throughput, and even lower packaging costs in the webcast.

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VIDEOS



EVENTS



The ConFab
Las Vegas, Nevada
http://www.theconfab.com
June 22, 2014 - June 25, 2014
2014 International Workshop on EUV Lithography
Maui, Hawaii, USA
http://www.euvlitho.com
June 23, 2014 - June 27, 2014
SEMICON West 2014
San Francisco, California
http://www.semiconwest.org
July 08, 2014 - July 10, 2014
SPIE Photomask Technology 2014
Monterey Conference Center and Monterey Marriott,
http://spie.org/photomask.xml?WT.mc_id=RCal-PMW
September 16, 2014 - September 18, 2014
Photomask Technology Exhibition 2014
Monterey Conference Center and Monterey Marriott,
http://spie.org/photomask.xml?WT.mc_id=RCal-PMW
September 16, 2014 - September 17, 2014