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Top 5 takeaways from SEMI Strategic Materials Conference

09/29/2016  As the rate of traditional scaling slows, the chip sector looks increasingly to materials and design to move forward on multiple paths for multiple applications. Figuring out more effective ways to collaborate across silos will be crucial.

Leading-edge leads the way in pure-play foundry growth

09/28/2016  Sales of ICs built using <40nm process technology forecast to rise 23% at pure-play foundries.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts August 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.03

09/27/2016  A book-to-bill of 1.03 means that $103 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

Shanhai Capital to acquire Analogix Semiconductor

09/23/2016  Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. and Beijing Shanhai Capital Management Co, Ltd. today jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which a consortium led by Shanhai Capital will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Analogix for over $500 million.

SRC honors professors from University of Chicago and University of Michigan

09/22/2016  The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), in consultation with Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), today presented its University Research Award to professors from the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan in recognition of their outstanding contributions to semiconductor research.

2016 a sequel to last year’s M&A mania

09/21/2016  Value of semiconductor industry M&A agreements already over $50 billion this year.

Solid State Technology announces expanded conference for The ConFab 2017

09/21/2016  The conference and networking event, will be held at the iconic Hotel del Coronado in San Diego on May 14-17, 2017.

≤200mm semiconductor manufacturing is here to stay

09/20/2016  Ted Shafer of ASML reports on the highlights from the ≤200mm manufacturing session during SEMICON West, organized by the SEMI Secondary Equipment and Applications Special Interest Group.

Moore's Law did indeed stop at 28nm

09/19/2016  As we have predicted two and a half years back, the industry is bifurcating, and just a few products pursue scaling to 7nm while the majority of designs stay on 28nm or older nodes.

Global semiconductor sales rebound in July

09/14/2016  The Semiconductor Industry Association announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $27.1 billion for the month of July 2016.

UC Berkeley, University of Minnesota professors recognized at annual SRC TECHCON Conference

09/13/2016  Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), a university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, presented its highest honors Sept. 12 to professors from University of California, Berkeley and University of Minnesota at SRC's annual TECHCON conference in Austin, Texas.

Liquid to liquid ambient cooling systems for semiconductor tools

09/09/2016  An overview of liquid-to-liquid cooling systems and their operating principles.

M+W Group presents an integrated waste program for semiconductor facilities

09/08/2016  The global high-tech engineering and construction company M+W Group has presented current and future trends, as well as state of the art solutions, for an integrated approach to waste reduction in order to improve the sustainability of semiconductor fabs

SEMI recognizes UMC CEO Po Wen Yen for sustainable semiconductor manufacturing leadership

09/07/2016  SEMI today presented its industry leadership award for sustainable manufacturing to Po Wen Yen, CEO of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC).

SEMICON Taiwan 2016 opens tomorrow; 43,000 attendees expected

09/06/2016  Upbeat about the growth prospects of Taiwan's semiconductor sector, SEMICON Taiwan 2016 features 600 exhibitors covering over 1,600 booths,and is expected to attract more than 43,000 visitors in three days.

Semiconductor industry icons to gather at SIA Award Dinner Nov. 10 in San Jose

09/02/2016  The Semiconductor Industry Association today announced more than a dozen semiconductor industry icons, leaders, and founders will come together at the annual SIA Award Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 10 in San Jose to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Robert N. Noyce Award, the industry's highest honor.

Enabling industry collaboration to address critical ATE challenges

09/01/2016  For many years, the ATE industry has been challenged with controlling the cost of both production and development test by implementing innovative approaches and employing clever strategies (e.g., multi-site test implementation, DFT, etc.) to make “ends” meet, so to speak.

ASMC 2017 "Call for Papers" deadline is October 17

09/01/2016  SEMI announced today that the deadline for presenters to submit an abstract for the annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC) is October 17.

NXP Semiconductors joins Semiconductor Research Corporation

08/31/2016  Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, today announced that NXP Semiconductors has signed an agreement to participate in multiple SRC research initiatives.

Industry veteran Lung Chu named president of SEMI China

08/30/2016  SEMI today announced the appointment of Lung Chu as president of SEMI China effective September 1, 2016.




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Is the Semiconductor Industry Ready for Industry 4.0 and the IIoT?

September 27, 2016 at 1 p.m. ET / Sponsored by Epicor

An industrial revolution is in the making, equivalent some say to the introduction of steam power at the tail end of the 18th century. Known as smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 (after the German initiative Industrie 4.0), the industrial internet of things (IIoT), or simply the fourth industrial revolution, the movement will radically change how manufacturing is done. Industry experts will examine the potential for the semiconductor factory of the future, and discuss potential roadblocks.

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New In-Line & Non-Destructive Hybrid Technology for Semiconductor Metrology

XwinSys recently launched the ONYX - a novel in-line and non-destructive hybrid metrology system, uniquely integrating advanced XRF, 2D and 3D optical technologies, designed to meet the current and future metrological challenges of the semiconductor industry. The unique hybrid configuration of the ONYX enables a solution to challenging applications through various analytical approaches and effective SW algorithms.July 06, 2016
Sponsored by XwinSys Technology Development Ltd.

Specialized Materials Meet Critical Packaging Needs in MEMS Devices

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) present both unique market opportunities and significant manufacturing challenges for product designers in nearly every application segment. Used as accelerometers, pressure sensors, optical devices, microfluidic devices, and more, these microfabricated sensors and actuators often need to be exposed to the environment, but also need to be protected from environmental factors. Although standard semiconductor manufacturing methods provide a baseline capability in meeting these challenges, the unique requirements of MEMS devices drive a need for specialized epoxies and adhesives able to satisfy often-conflicting demands.May 12, 2016
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

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.

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SEMICON Europa 2016
Grenoble, France
http://www.semiconeuropa.org
October 25, 2016 - October 27, 2016
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San Diego, CA
http://www.theconfab.com
May 14, 2017 - May 17, 2017

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