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Exploring smart sensor explosive growth at SEMICON West 2017

06/20/2017  MEMS & Sensors Industry Group announces programs and speakers for SEMICON West 2017 (July 11-13).

What TechInsights analysts are watching in 2017

06/19/2017  TechInsights analysts share their view on where technology is going, how it’s changing, and what new developments are emerging.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES, ON Semiconductor deliver the industry's lowest power Bluetooth low energy SoC family

06/19/2017  GLOBALFOUNDRIES and ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) today announced the availability of a System-on-Chip (SoC) family of devices, on GF's 55nm Low Power Extended (55LPx), RF-enabled process technology platform.

To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexible

06/19/2017  Researchers uncover design principles to make polymers that can transport both ions and electrons.

The automotive electronics market: A view from a material supplier

06/16/2017  With the increasing sophistication of future vehicles, new and more advanced semiconductor technologies will be used and vehicles will become technology centers.

7 of the top 10 smartphone suppliers headquartered in China

06/15/2017  China accounted for 10 of top 14 leading smartphone suppliers in 2016, share grows to 39%.

Breakthrough by Queen's University paves way for smaller electronic devices

06/14/2017  Queen's University Belfast researchers have discovered a new way to create extremely thin electrically conducting sheets, which could revolutionise the tiny electronic devices that control everything from smart phones to banking and medical technology.

Lab on a chip could monitor health, germs and pollutants

06/13/2017  Rutgers researchers invent technology that could lead to wearable biosensors.

SUNY ranks among top 100 worldwide for patents granted in 2016

06/12/2017  The State University of New York ranked 38th in the “Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents for 2016,” according to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).

New computing system takes its cues from the human brain

06/12/2017  The new system employs a network of electronic oscillators to solve graph coloring tasks – a type of problem that tends to choke modern computers.

SiTime enables industrial IoT applications with smallest, lowest-power, precision MEMS reference clocks

06/12/2017  These timing solutions, available in a tiny CSP (chip-scale package), enable coin-cell battery operated IoT sensors to run up to 10 years.

The drive to smart manufacturing

06/09/2017  What does Smart Manufacturing mean for the future of the electronics manufacturing supply chain?

The first nanometrically-sized superelastic alloy

06/09/2017  UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country's researchers have explored superelasticity properties on a nanometric scale based on shearing an alloy's pillars down to nanometric size.

Imec achieves record-low source/drain contact resistivity for PMOS transistors

06/08/2017  Imec is wrapping up at the Symposia on VLSI Technology this week with two announcements: the reporting of record breaking values below 10^-9 Ohm.cm² for PMOS source/drain contact resistivity and new process improvements for next generation devices.

The audio world has stepped into another dimension

06/07/2017  Market for MEMS microphones and ECMs, micro-speakers and audio ICs will be worth US$20 billion in 2022.

Imec demonstrates breakthrough in CMOS-compatible ferroelectric memory

06/07/2017  Imec has proved the validity of ferroelectric memory as a promising technology at various points in the memory hierarchy, and as a new technology for storage class memory -- today, it demonstrated the world's first a vertically stacked ferroelectric Al doped HfO2 device for NAND applications.

Queen's researcher's 'miracle material' discovery could end cracked smart devices

06/02/2017  A Queen's University researcher has led an international team of scientists to the discovery of a new material, which could finally bring an end to the misery of cracked smartphone and tablet screens.

Volatility in electronic equipment supply chain

06/01/2017  SEMI’s year-to-date worldwide semiconductor equipment billings year-to-date through March show a 59.6 percent gain to the same period last year.

EV Group expands production capacity at corporate headquarters in Austria

05/31/2017  EV Group (EVG) announced that it is expanding production capacity at its corporate headquarters in St. Florian am Inn, Austria.

2017 automotive IC market on pace for record year

05/31/2017  22% forecast increase driven by system growth, rising ASPs for memory and logic devices.




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Dense Off Chip Integration (DOCI): Advanced Packaging, low cost alternatives to boost electronic system performance

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 1 p.m. ET

The slowing down of Moore's Law even at leading CMOS Fabs due to approaching Physics limits, while at the same time the explosion in demand for chips and systems across a wide range of market segments (compact wearable / portable consumer systems, the transfer and processing of data to and from the cloud, at the high performance end specialized architectures e,g for AI) has revived interest in Dense Off Chip Integration (DOCI ), first used in MCMs (Multi Chip Modules) for mainframes some 3 decades ago.

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Materials

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Success in electronics manufacturing increasingly relies on the materials used in production and packaging. More than 50 different elements from the periodic table are now used in semiconductor manufacturing, and the list grows even longer when you consider the requirements of flexible/printed electronics, LEDs, compound semiconductors, power electronics, displays, MEMS and bioelectronics. In this webcast, experts will focus on changing material requirements, the evolving material supply chain, recent advances in process and packaging materials and substrates, and the role new materials such as carbon nanotubes will play in the future.

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MEMS

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MEMS have quite different process and material requirements compared to mainstream microprocessor and memory types of devices. We 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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TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



Learn the Basics of Power Amplifier and Front End Module Measurements

The power amplifier (PA) – as either a discrete component or part of an integrated front end module (FEM) – is one of the most integral RF integrated circuits (RFICs) in the modern radio. Download this white paper to learn the basics of testing RF PAs and FEMs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos.May 22, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

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

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EVENTS



Advanced Process Control Conference
Austin, Texas
http://www.apcconference.com
October 09, 2017 - October 12, 2017
IEDM 2017
San Francisco, CA
http://ieee-iedm.org
December 02, 2017 - December 06, 2017
SEMI-THERM
San Jose, CA
http://semi-therm.org
March 19, 2018 - March 23, 2018

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