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Plastic crystals could improve fabrication of memory devices

08/31/2016  A novel 'plastic crystal' developed by Hokkaido University researchers has switching properties suitable for memory-related applications.

Solid State Watch: August 19-25, 2016

08/30/2016  TowerJazz and SMIC’s sales forecast to surge in 2016; Intel to produce 10nm ARM chip designs; GlobalWafers to acquire SunEdison Semiconductor; SEMI posts July 2016 book-to-bill report

Continuous roll-process technology for transferring and packaging flexible LSI

08/29/2016  A research team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and by Dr. Jae-Hyun Kim from the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) has jointly developed a continuous roll-processing technology that transfers and packages flexible large-scale integrated circuits.

Global FEOL semiconductor equipment market to boom after the high demand for semiconductor chips

08/29/2016  According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global front-end-of-the-line semiconductor equipment market recorded a revenue of over $22 billion in 2015 and this growth is expected to exceed $24 billion in 2020.

Littelfuse to acquire select product portfolio from ON Semiconductor

08/26/2016  Littelfuse, Inc. today announced it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the product portfolio of transient voltage suppression diodes, switching thyristors and insulated gate bipolar transistors for automotive ignition applications from ON Semiconductor Corporation for a combined purchase price of $104 million.

Edwards Vacuum receives Lam Research 2016 Supplier Excellence Award

08/26/2016  Edwards Vacuum has been recognized as one of ten companies receiving a 2016 Supplier Excellence Award from Lam Research Corp.

S. Korean University employs Advanced Vacuum plasma systems in nanotechnology research

08/24/2016  A leading South Korean research university has successfully integrated two Advanced Vacuum plasma processing systems from Plasma-Therm into its nanotechnology fabrication lab, which supports multiple users engaged in wide-ranging nanotechnology research.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts July 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.05

08/24/2016  North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.79 billion in orders worldwide in July 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.05.

Will fan-out packaging be sustainable long-term?

08/23/2016  2016 is a turning point for the Fan-Out market since both leaders, Apple and TSMC, changed the game and may create a trend of acceptance of Fan-Out packages

TowerJazz and SMIC’s sales forecast to surge in 2016

08/23/2016  Total pure-play foundry market expected to jump 9% this year, up from 6% growth in 2015.

Microsemi announces engineering scholarship program with University of Limerick

08/23/2016  Microsemi Corporation today announced it is renewing its current 50,000 euros scholarship program for University of Limerick engineering students living in County Clare, where the company has its European headquarters in Ennis, Ireland.

New theory could lead to new generation of energy friendly optoelectronics

08/22/2016  Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have created a new theoretical framework which could help physicists and device engineers design better optoelectronics.

Intel to produce 10nm ARM chip designs

08/19/2016  ARM and Intel Custom Foundry this week at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco an agreement to accelerate the development and implementation of ARM SoCs on Intel’s 10nm process.

Innodisk unveils its next-generation M2DOM

08/19/2016  Innodisk unveiled its Next Generation innovation in flash storage design technology last week during its VIP product launch at the Hyatt Hotel in Santa Clara, CA.

Advanced packaging: Hot topic at SEMICON Taiwan 2016

08/17/2016  SEMI announced today that over 43,000 visitors are expected to attend SEMICON Taiwan September 7-9 at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei.

Reno Sub-Systems secures first EVC matching network design win and large production order

08/16/2016  Reno Sub-Systems today announced that it has secured its first platform design win for its Electronically Variable Capacitor (EVC) matching network.

Ensuring safety in the sub-fab

08/16/2016  Problems frequently arise as a result of an incomplete or absent formal risk assessment when processes are modified or new materials introduced.

Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging: Breakthrough advantages and surmountable challenges

08/16/2016  New wafer processing technologies overcome FOWLP’s technical hurdles, paving the way for a new generation of ultra compact, high I/O electronic devices.

Time to uncover the process mystery for IC designs

08/15/2016  Semiconductor processes have long been a mystery for many circuit designers. They didn’t need to worry about how chips were fabricated most of the time, thanks to the many EDA innovations that make their jobs easier and complex designs possible.

Mentor Graphics launches new Xpedition Enterprise Platform

08/15/2016  Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced the first phase of the new Xpedition printed circuit design (PCB) flow to address the increasing complexity of today's advanced systems designs.




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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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Grenoble, France
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October 25, 2016 - October 27, 2016
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San Diego, CA
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May 14, 2017 - May 17, 2017

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