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TSMC approved to build 12-in wafer fab in China

02/05/2016  Taiwan's Investment Commission on Wednesday gave Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) approval to build its first 12-inch wafer fab in mainland China.

Panel level packaging: The high volume manufacturing roadmap has yet to be built

02/05/2016  When will the panel industry take off? How will it evolve?

What's happening in the China market?

02/05/2016  A brief recap of China market news for January 2016.

Cautious expectations amid a slow-growth global economy

02/04/2016  The health of the IC industry is increasingly tied to the health of the worldwide economy. Rarely can there be strong IC market growth without at least a “good” worldwide economy to support it.

Presto Engineering expands turnkey IC production management services with three new operations in Asia

02/02/2016  Presto Engineering Inc. announced this week that it has significantly expanded its turnkey capabilities with the opening of two new manufacturing hubs and a world-wide logistics center in Asia.

TowerJazz completes acquisition of Maxim's San Antonio fabrication facility

02/02/2016  TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announced today that it completed its previously announced acquisition of an 8-inch wafer fabrication facility in San Antonio, Texas, United States from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

Global semiconductor sales top $335B in 2015

02/01/2016  The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced the global semiconductor industry posted sales totaling $335.2 billion in 2015, a slight decrease of 0.2 percent compared to the 2014 total, which was the industry's highest-ever sales total.

Epiluvac and SAMCO collaborate to offer processing equipment for WBG materials in Nordic countries

02/01/2016  Sweden-based SiC CVD developer and manufacturer Epiluvac AB has entered into a collaboration with SAMCO, a semiconductor process equipment developer and manufacturer based in Japan, in which Epiluvac will introduce new clients to SAMCO in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.

Foundries takeover 200mm fab capacity by 2018

02/01/2016  IoT drives worldwide 200mm fab capacity in 2018 back to 2006 levels.

Growing application of semiconductor ICs in the IoT driving global packaging and assembly equipment market

01/28/2016  Technavio analysts forecast the global semiconductor packaging and assembly equipment market to post a CAGR of 4.7% by 2020, according to their latest report.

Samsung, Apple continue to lead as top global semiconductor customers

01/27/2016  Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2015, representing 17.7 percent of the market, according to Gartner, Inc.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts December 2015 book-to-bill ratio of 0.99

01/27/2016  A book-to-bill of 0.99 means that $99 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

China semiconductor acquisitions surge; SEMICON China brings the new market into focus

01/26/2016  During SEMICON China 2016 on March 15-17 in Shanghai, key government decision makers, IC fund managers, and global industry analysts will share their insights on China's IC manufacturing policy.

SEMICON Korea opening: Memory and mobility drive IC manufacturing

01/26/2016  SEMICON Korea 2016 at COEX in Seoul opens tomorrow with more than 540 exhibiting companies and an expected 40,000 attendees.

Cornell-led team creates gallium nitride power diode

01/22/2016  Making tiny switches do enormous jobs in a more efficient way than current technology allows is one of the goals of a research team led by Cornell engineering professor Huili (Grace) Xing.

2016 Critical Materials Council (CMC) Seminar – Call for Papers

01/21/2016  The Critical Materials Council (CMC) and TECHCET have issued a call for papers to be presented at the “Critical Materials for Device Driven Scaling” Seminar to be held May 5-6, 2016 in Hillsboro, Oregon, USA.

Microsemi launches PIN diode switch element

01/21/2016  Microsemi Corporation today announced a new high power monolithic microwave surface mount (MMSM) series-shunt SP2T PIN diode reflective switch.

Cypress supports wafer sales on leading F-RAM and nvSRAM Portfolio

01/21/2016  Cypress Semiconductor Corp., today announced the addition of wafer products to its industry-leading nonvolatile random access memory (NVRAM) portfolio.

Semiconductor R&D growth slows in 2015

01/21/2016  Industry-wide R&D expenditures grew 0.5% to a record-high $56.4 billion in 2015. Top 10 R&D spenders collectively increased expenditures by nearly 2% in the year.

Worldwide device shipments to grow 1.9% in 2016, while end-user spending to decline for the first time

01/20/2016  Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are expected to reach 2.4 billion units in 2016 , a 1.9 percent increase from 2015, according to Gartner, Inc.




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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
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

Parylene & Sensors

Learn about how parylene, as an enabling technology, can significantly increase the performance of sensors as they become increasingly integrated into our daily lives. You will learn: 1) Parylene specifications and properties 2) How parylene can improve the performance of sensors 3) Different uses for parylene on different sensor applicationsNovember 17, 2015
Sponsored by Diamond-MT

Potting Compounds Protect Electronic Circuits

Potting and encapsulation compounds are designed to completely enclose a component, module or PCB. This effectively shields the unit from its surroundings while providing structural support and imparting the highest protection from external conditions. There are a variety of potting formulations on the market today that suit the needs of diverse applications. However, a balance must be developed when deciding on the best material. October 15, 2015
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

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Trends in MEMS

February 2016 (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.

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2.5D and 3D Integration

March 2016 (Date and time TBD)

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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Metrology and Inspection Challenges and Opportunities

March 2016 (Date and time TBD)

Continued scaling and more complex device structures, including FinFETs and 3D stacking, are creating new challenges in metrology and inspection. Smaller defects must be detected and analyzed on an increasingly diverse set of materials. Chip makers are looking for better wafer edge inspection techniques, higher resolution metrology tools, 450mm-capability and new compositional analysis solutions. Experts will describe new approaches for next generation metrology and inspection, including measurements of CDs, stress, film thickness and non-visual defects.

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LithoVision 2016
San Jose, CA
https://lithovision.com
February 21, 2016 - February 21, 2016
SEMI-THERM 32
San Jose, CA
http://www.semi-therm.org
March 14, 2016 - March 17, 2016
SEMICON China 2016
Shanghai, China
http://www.semiconchina.org
March 15, 2016 - March 17, 2016
SID Display Week 2016
San Francisco, CA
http://www.displayweek.org
May 22, 2016 - May 27, 2016