MEMS

MEMS ARTICLES



Team builds flexible new platform for high-performance electronics

10/04/2017  A team of University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers has created the most functional flexible transistor in the world -- and with it, a fast, simple and inexpensive fabrication process that’s easily scalable to the commercial level.

Unprecedented opportunities in automotive electronics

10/03/2017  Workshop will highlight rapid advancements in automotive electronics technologies and applications, and explore technical and business barriers and opportunities that are best addressed collectively across the supply chain.

Comet Group to open Silicon Valley office

10/03/2017  COMET Group today announced the opening of Lab One, its customer-centric technology and application center in San Jose, CA.

Robotics and chip industries in Japan

10/02/2017  Japan chip industry finds growth opportunities in robotics; explored at SEMICON Japan (December 13-15) in Tokyo.

TowerJazz and Crocus expand presence in magnetic sensors market

09/27/2017  Crocus TMR sensors offer important advantages for multiple applications in IoT, consumer, automotive, industrial and medical sectors.

Wearable sensors reach their first billion-dollar year, with growth coming in three waves

09/27/2017  IDTechEx predict that 2017 will be the first billion dollar year for wearable sensors.

Understanding the impact of valve flow coefficient (Cv) in fluid systems

09/26/2017  Understanding the impact of valve flow coefficient (Cv) in fluid systems for microelectronics manufacturing.

It’s gonna be a bright, bright sun-shiny day

09/26/2017  Last year was a great year for photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Advancements in spintronics

09/25/2017  Applications now include nanoscale Spintronics sensors that further enhance the areal density of hard disk drives, through MRAMs that are seriously being considered to replace embedded flash, static random access memories (SRAM) and at a later stage dynamic random access memories (DRAM).

Laser marking meets diverse challenges in fab and packaging

09/22/2017  The basics of laser marking are reviewed, as well as current and emerging laser technologies.

Applied Materials focuses on enabling artificial intelligence era at 2017 Analyst Day

09/22/2017  Applied Materials, Inc. will explore the future of computing in the era of artificial intelligence (A.I.) at its 2017 Analyst Day on Wednesday, September 27 in New York.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts August 2017 billings 

09/22/2017  Equipment billings in August declined relative to July, signaling a pause in this year's extraordinary growth.

Leti develops proof of concept to test wireless systems in aircraft

09/20/2017  Leti, a technology research institute of CEA Tech, announced today it has developed a methodology for testing high-speed wireless communications on airplanes that allows different system deployments in cabins, and assesses wireless devices before they are installed.

SEMI and SAE announce strategic partnership

09/19/2017  The future of smart, self-driving cars means massive change for electronics suppliers, from advanced internal networks, to 5G communications with the road ahead − and even AI drivers' licenses.

Andrew Wilson elected to Intel Board of Directors

09/18/2017  Intel Corporation today announced that Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts Inc., has been elected to Intel's board of directors. Wilson's election brings Intel's board membership to 12.

IMAPS 2017 to showcase advances in microelectronics technology

09/15/2017  Researchers and exhibitors will showcase their work during a comprehensive conference program of technical papers, panels, special sessions, short courses/tutorials, and an exhibition that will spotlight premier work in the fields of microelectronics, semiconductor packaging and circuit design.

Semiconductor industry records best second quarter in three years

09/14/2017  Despite a slightly down first quarter, the semiconductor industry achieved near record growth in the second quarter of 2017, posting a 6.1 percent growth from the previous quarter, according to IHS Markit.

More than 45,000 expected at SEMICON Taiwan 2017

09/12/2017  Upbeat about the growth prospects of Taiwan's electronics sector, more than 45,000 visitors are expected to attend SEMICON Taiwan 2017 which opens tomorrow at Taipei's Nangang Exhibition Center.

Medicine of the future: New microchip technology could be used to track 'smart pills'

09/12/2017  Caltech researchers have developed microscale devices that relay their location in the body.

Fab equipment spending breaking industry records

09/12/2017  2017 fab equipment spending (new and refurbished) is expected to increase by 37 percent, reaching a new annual spending record of about US$55 billion.




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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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Interconnects

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This webcast will examine the state-of-the-art in conductors and dielectrics, -- including contacts and Metal1 through global level -- pre-metal dielectrics, associated planarization, necessary etch, strip and cleans, embedded passives, global and intermediate TSVs for 3D, as well as reliability, system, and performance issues.

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TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



Testing PAs under Digital Predistortion and Dynamic Power Supply Conditions

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. In Part 2 of this white paper series, you will learn different techniques for testing PAs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos.September 06, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

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

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IEDM 2017
San Francisco, CA
http://ieee-iedm.org
December 02, 2017 - December 06, 2017
ISS 2018
Half Moon Bay, CA
http://www.semi.org/en/ISS
January 15, 2018 - January 18, 2018
DesignCon
Santa Clara, CA
http://www.designcon.com/
January 30, 2018 - February 01, 2018
2018FLEX
Monterey, CA
http://www.semi.org/en/2018flex
February 12, 2018 - February 15, 2018
IPC APEX EXPO
San Diego, CA
http://www.ipcapexexpo.org/html/default.htm
February 24, 2018 - March 01, 2018

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