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Technavio updates on the global piezoelectric smart materials market

04/11/2016  According to their latest report, Technavio analysts expect the global piezoelectric smart materials market for 2016-2020 to exceed USD 42 billion by 2020 growing at a CAGR of almost 13 percent.

Cadence to Acquire Rocketick

04/11/2016  Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rocketick Technologies Ltd.

Mentor Graphics U2U Meeting April 26 in Santa Clara

04/11/2016  Mentor Graphics’ User2User meeting will be held in Santa Clara on April 26, 2016. The meeting is a highly interactive, in-depth technical conference focused on real world experiences using Mentor tools to design leading-edge products.

Leti and ARaymondlife launch project to speed use of microfluidic devices for biological sample analysis

04/07/2016  Leti, an Institute of CEA Tech, and ARaymondlife, a manufacturer of customized devices and consumables for the IVD industry today announced a joint initiative to accelerate the development and manufacturing of innovative medical devices, especially in the field of microfluidic cartridge analysis.

Cadence and University of Oxford Foster the Advancement of Formal Verification Innovation

04/07/2016  Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and the University of Oxford today announced a move to foster the advancement of formal verification innovation with the appointment of Dr. Ziyad Hanna, Cadence vice president of R&D, as a visiting professor in Oxford's Department of Computer Science for the next three years.

SIA's VP of Global Policy to address China's new role in the semiconductor industry at The ConFab 2016

04/06/2016  Solid State Technology is pleased to announced that Jimmy Goodrich of the Semiconductor Industry Association is the latest distinguished guest confirmed to speak at The ConFab 2016.

STMicroelectronics accelerates STM8 sales past two billion units

04/05/2016  STMicroelectronics has surpassed two billion unit sales of its robust and versatile STM8 microcontrollers, less than two years after reaching one billion unit sales, noting particularly strong success in China.

Global semiconductor sales dip slightly in February

04/04/2016  Sales decrease 3.2 percent month-to-month and 6.2 percent year-to-year.

Heat and light get larger at the nanoscale

04/01/2016  In a new study recently published in Nature Nanotechnology, researchers from Columbia Engineering, Cornell, and Stanford have demonstrated heat transfer can be made 100 times stronger than has been predicted, simply by bringing two objects extremely close--at nanoscale distances--without touching.

Optoelectronics, sensors/actuators and discretes will stabilize after spotty growth in 2015

03/31/2016  Modest economic improvements and new applications such as wearable systems and Internet of Things are expected to result in more normal growth rates of O-S-D over the next five years.

Synopsys Debuts Tools at Users Group Meeting

03/30/2016  Aart de Geus, the chairman and co-chief executive officer of Synopsys, used his keynote address at the 2016 Synopsys Users Group conference in Silicon Valley to tout a pair of new products.

Mixed signal and IoT driving ASIC design starts growth, says Semico Research

03/29/2016  Steady demand in existing end markets and growth from new end applications are pushing ASIC design activity to new levels.

A new virtuous cycle for the MEMS industry

03/24/2016  Since 2000, we have entered the age of sensing and interacting with the wide diffusion of MEMS and sensors that give us a better, safer perception of our environment. MEMS have grown in volume to be almost a 15 billion units market today.

Samsung and Daintree partner to advance smart building IoT

03/24/2016  Samsung Electronics Co. and Daintree Networks said they are collaborating on joint solutions involving Samsung's smart lighting module (SLM).

Entrepreneurs to compete in MEMS Shark Tank at Hilton Head 2016

03/24/2016  Teams vie for expert consulting services, MEMS foundry package, specialized software tools, industry group membership.

New way to control particle motions on 2-D materials

03/21/2016  Researchers at MIT and other institutions have found a new phenomenon in the behavior of a kind of quasiparticles called plasmons as they move along tiny ribbons of two-dimensional materials such as graphene and TMDs

3D Chips, New Packaging Challenge Metrology and Inspection Gear

03/21/2016  Metrology and inspection technology is growing more complicated as device dimensions continue to shrink. Discussing crucial trends in the field are Lior Engel, vice president of the Imaging and Process Control Group at Applied Materials, and Rudolph Technologies.

Molecular Modeling of Materials Defects for Yield Recovery

03/21/2016  New materials are being integrated into High Volume Manufacturing (HVM) of semiconductor ICs, while old materials are being extended with more stringent specifications.

Mentor Graphics Enhances Support for TSMC 7nm Design Starts and 10nm Production

03/17/2016  Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced further enhancements and optimizations to the Calibre® platform and Analog FastSPICE™ (AFS) platform by completing TSMC 10nm FinFET V1.0 certification.

New research shows how nanowires can be formed

03/17/2016  Researchers learning to control the properties of materials this way can lead the way to more efficient electronic devices.




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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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SID Display Week 2016
San Francisco, CA
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May 22, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Design Automation Conference
Austin, TX
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June 05, 2016 - June 09, 2016
The ConFab
Las Vegas, NV
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June 12, 2016 - July 15, 2016
SEMICON West 2016
San Francisco, CA
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July 12, 2016 - July 14, 2016

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