Ultralow power transistors could function for years without a battery

10/21/2016  A new design for transistors which operate on 'scavenged' energy from their environment could form the basis for devices which function for months or years without a battery, and could be used for wearable or implantable electronics.

New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing commercial technologies

10/21/2016  Stanford, Oxford team creates high-efficiency tandem cells.

Avalanche Technology announces the start of volume production of STT-MRAM on 300mm wafers

10/20/2016  Avalanche Technology, Inc., has entered into a manufacturing agreement with Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation to begin production of it's Spin Transfer Torque Magnetic RAM (STT-MRAM) on 300mm wafers at various advanced geometry nodes.

2016 IC market forecast raised from -2% to +1%

10/19/2016  Rebound in DRAM market helps raise outlook for total IC market.

SEMI Korea Members Day provides industry insights and networking

10/19/2016  SEMI Korea has hosted a SEMI member event every year for its members since 2008 to provide networking opportunities and insight on the ever-changing issues in the industry.

HSA Foundation announces new developments in heterogeneous systems architecture from Northeastern University

10/18/2016  The HSA Foundation has expanded its Academic Partnership Program with the addition of Northeastern University as the first HSA Academic Center of Excellence.

Samsung starts industry's first mass production of System-on-Chip with 10nm finFET technology

10/17/2016  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that it has commenced mass production of System-on-Chip (SoC) products with 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET technology for which would make it first in the industry.

Nanowires as sensors in new type of atomic force microscope

10/17/2016  A new type of atomic force microscope (AFM) uses nanowires as tiny sensors. Unlike standard AFM, the device with a nanowire sensor enables measurements of both the size and direction of forces. Physicists at the University of Basel and at the EPF Lausanne have described these results in the recent issue of Nature Nanotechnology.

Compact graphene-based plasmon generator developed by physicists from MIPT

10/17/2016  Russian and Japanese scientists demonstrate that compact coherent plasmon sources based on van der Waals heterostructures can be designed for use in optoelectronics.

Peregrine Semiconductor wins 2016 ECN IMPACT Award

10/14/2016  Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator), announces that the UltraCMOS PE42723 high linearity RF switch has won an ECN IMPACT Award in the market disruptor category.

The future of electronics at SEMICON Europa 2016

10/13/2016  SEMICON Europa 2016, opening in less than two weeks in Grenoble, will explore the issues facing Europe's semiconductor and electronics industries, including processes, materials, equipment and supply chain.

SMIC Shanghai starts construction of a new 12-inch wafer fab

10/13/2016  Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, the largest and most advanced foundry in Mainland China, today held the groundbreaking ceremony of a new 12-inch wafer fab in Shanghai to meet SMIC Shanghai's increasing production and development needs.

Murata to acquire IPDiA

10/12/2016  Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and IPDiA S.A. today announced that Murata Electronics Europe B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Murata is about to acquire IPDiA, a 3D silicon capacitor technology developer headquartered in France, and IPDiA will become a subsidiary of Murata.

A novel battery design for making dual-ion batteries efficient

10/11/2016  Dual-ion batteries (DIBs) are a new type of battery developed in recent years, typically using graphite as both the cathode and anode material.

Mentor Graphics acquires Galaxy Semiconductor

10/10/2016  Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced that it has acquired Galaxy Semiconductor, a provider of test data analysis and defect reduction software for the semiconductor industry.

Thinfilm secures fabrication facility in Silicon Valley to house new roll-to-roll manufacturing line

10/07/2016  The company announced today that it has leased a former Qualcomm-owned manufacturing facility in Silicon Valley and will relocate its current US headquarters and NFC Innovation Center in the first quarter of 2017.

New sensor material could enable more sensitive readings of biological signals

10/07/2016  Scientists have created a material that could make reading biological signals, from heartbeats to brainwaves, much more sensitive.

3D TSV is for the development of heterogeneous interconnection, high end memory and performance applications

10/06/2016  This year again, both market segments, high end and low end, are the main targets of the TSV technologies providers.

Researchers use novel materials to build smallest transistor

10/06/2016  In the quest for faster and more powerful computers and consumer electronics, big advances come in small packages.

KLA-Tencor, Lam Research call off merger deal

10/06/2016  The parties decided to it was not in the best interests of their respective stakeholders to continue pursuing the merger after the U.S. Department of Justice advised KLA-Tencor and Lam Research that it would not continue with a consent decree that the parties had been negotiating.



Heterogeneous Integration: An Emerging Trend for Next Generation Microelectronic Devices and a Tremendous Opportunity for Advanced Packaging

October 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. ET / Sponsored by Air Products

With the change in the traditional IC scaling cadence, the expansive growth of “Big data,” and the pervasive nature of computing, rises a paradigm shift in integrated circuit scaling and microelectronic devices. The pervasive nature of computing drives a need for connecting billions of people and tens of billions of devices/things via cloud computing. Such connectivity effect will generate tremendous amount of data and would require a revolutionary change in the technology infrastructures being used to transmit, store and analyze data. Heterogeneous integration through package with technologies such as system in package (SIP), on package integration (OPI) and fan-out (WLFO and PLFO) are poised to change the packaging industry and play a disruptive role in enabling next generation devices.

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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
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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
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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
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Grenoble, France
October 25, 2016 - October 27, 2016
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November 30, 2016 - December 03, 2016
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San Francisco, CA
December 03, 2016 - December 07, 2016
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San Diego, CA
May 14, 2017 - May 17, 2017