MEMS

MEMS ARTICLES



New "photodetector" nanotechnology allows photos in near darkness

01/29/2014  Dark and blurry low light photos could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the development of game-changing ultrathin “nanosheets,” which could dramatically improve imaging technology used in everything from cell phone cameras, video cameras, solar cells, and even medical imaging equipment such as MRI machines.

MEMS Industry Group explores the “MEMS-enabled Life” at MEMS Executive Congress Europe 2014

01/28/2014  MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will host its third annual MEMS Executive Congress® Europe, 11 March, 2014 in Munich, Germany.

Slimpin promoted to director in SwRI’s Applied Physics Division

01/28/2014  David G. Slimpin has been promoted to director of the Electronics Systems and Robotics Department in the Applied Physics Division at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). He was previously a program manager in the department.

Book-to-bill ratio continues to improve

01/24/2014  The December three-month average bookings were at the highest level since June 2012 — a positive sign for the 2014 spending outlook.

2014 Outlook: An era of unprecedented change

01/24/2014  We asked leading industry experts and analysts to give us their perspectives on what we can expect in 2014.

Semiconductors that detect cancer

01/23/2014  As exciting as it is to watch the semiconductor industry push to sub-10nm dimensions, 450mm wafers, finFETs, 3D ICs and the like, what’s even cooler is the potential of semiconductor technology to make a real difference in medicine.

Natural 3D counterpart to graphene discovered

01/21/2014  The discovery of what is essentially a 3D version of graphene promises exciting new things to come for the high-tech industry, including much faster transistors and far more compact hard drives.

STMicroelectronics reveals industry's best connected STM32 F0 microcontrollers

01/16/2014  STMicroelectronics has extended its STM32 F0 microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M0 core with new models that support crystal-less USB design, accurate sensing and smart power management for next-generation smart devices and connectivity products.

Imec celebrates 30 years

01/14/2014  Nanotechnology research and development center imec, today announced the celebration of its 30th anniversary.

Nano-capsules show potential for more potent chemoprevention

01/13/2014  Researchers at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have discovered a more effective drug delivery system using nanotechnology that could one day significantly affect cancer prevention.

The cyborgs era has started

01/13/2014  They are known from science fiction novels and films – technically modified organisms with extraordinary skills, so-called cyborgs.

Slideshow: CES 2014 Highlights

01/10/2014  This week in Las Vegas, the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show focused on the Internet of Things, displaying many connected gadgets and services.

"Crisis? What Crisis?": New paradigm adjustments for capacity and equipment spending

01/09/2014  Worldwide, the semiconductor industry growth rate back in 1973 was about 30 percent and slipped into 1975 with negative sales growth rates.

Yole Développement addresses MEMS sensor challenges at January technology seminar

01/09/2014  Yole Développement will host a MEMS & Imaging Technology Seminar in Korea on January 16, 2014.

TOWA launches new Packaging Development Center

01/09/2014  The TOWA Corporation of Japan, a supplier of packaging equipment for semiconductor, electronics and LED industries, has decided to expand their activities in Europe with an Innovation Center for Packaging Development and announced the launch of TOWA Europe B.V.

New optical image stabilization gyroscope from STMicroelectronics targets tiny smartphones and cameras

01/08/2014  STMicroelectronics has introduced a new 2-axis gyroscope specifically optimized for optical image stabilization in smartphones and digital still cameras.

Oxford Instruments shares expertise with nanotechnology researchers in India

01/07/2014  Oxford Instruments has just completed its second series of successful and well attended seminars in India following its first in Bangalore in 2012.

STMicroelectronics reveals 9-axis movement/position sensor

01/07/2014  STMicroelectronics has revealed its most advanced module for 9-axis movement and position sensing in next-generation mobiles and tiny wearable devices.

Architecture from STMicroelectronics leads industry transition to 64-bit computing

01/06/2014  STMicroelectronics has released details of its STi8K architecture addressing future Systems-on-Chips (SoCs).

Safety critical devices drive fast adoption of advanced DFT

01/06/2014  Devices used in safety critical applications such as automobiles need be known to work and have the ability to be regularly verified. Therefore, a very high-quality test is important as well as method to perform a built-in self-test.




FINANCIALS



TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



Conformal Coatings for Reliable Electronic Assemblies

Modern electronics have become part of our daily lives and the sophisticated electronic circuitry at the heart of these devices and systems must be reliable. Conformal coatings act as a barrier between the electronics and the environment, protecting the areas they cover while strengthening delicate components and traces. Find out more about how conformal coatings enhance the reliability and longevity of electronic printed circuit boards.April 24, 2014
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

The Next Step in Diagnosis Resolution Improvement

Learn more about RCD as the next step in diagnosis solution enhancement. Where layout-aware diagnosis points to a segment, earn more about RCD as the next step in diagnosis solution enhancement. Where layout-aware diagnosis points to a segment, RCD can isolate a particular root cause in that segment. RCD, a statistical enhancement technology in Tessent Diagnosis and YieldInsight products, is the next step in diagnosis resolution enhancement. It works by analyzing multiple layout diagnosis reports together to identify the underlying defect distribution that is more likely to explain this set of diagnosis results. RCD does not require any additional data beyond what is required for layout-aware diagnosis. This means that RCD fits well into existing diagnosis flows. April 24, 2014
Sponsored by Mentor Graphics

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

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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