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Cisco's Kern on digitizing business processes

07/13/2016  Cisco VP urges conference goers to invest in digitized supply chains to stay relevant.

Test Protocols for the IoT

07/12/2016  The Internet-of-Things (IoT) will require components that can sense the world, process and store data, and communicate autonomously within a secured environment.

Leti develops 3D network-on-chip to improve high-performance computing

07/12/2016  Leti, a CEA Tech institute, today announced it has developed a new on-chip communications system to improve high-performance computing (HPC) that is faster and more energy efficient than current solutions and is compatible with 3D architectures.​

Chip equipment spending: SEMI forecasts flat 2016, rebound in 2017

07/12/2016  SEMI projects that the worldwide semiconductor equipment market will be flat this year and will rebound in 2017 according to the mid-year edition of the SEMI Capital Equipment Forecast, released today at the SEMICON West exposition.

Global economics limiting semiconductor business growth

07/12/2016  The near-term outlook for semiconductor manufacturing is challenging, with revenues down slightly but equipment spending up a bit, as reported by experts during the SEMI/Gartner Market Symposium held yesterday afternoon.

Rudolph Technologies announces new Clearfind technology for advanced packaging inspection

07/11/2016  Clearfind technology sees organic defects that often escape detection with conventional white-light inspection technologies.

AppliedMicro adopting TSMC 7nm finFET process technology

07/11/2016  AppliedMicro's innovative silicon products enabled by TSMC's advanced technology.

EV Group rolls out automated metrology system for advanced packaging, MEMS manufacturing

07/11/2016  EV Group (EVG) today introduced the EVG50 automated metrology system.

Applied Materials' next-generation e-beam inspection system provides industry's highest resolution

07/11/2016  Applied Materials, Inc. today announced its next-generation e-beam inspection system is delivering the highest resolution and image quality at the fastest throughput to leading foundry, logic, DRAM and 3D NAND customers as they move to advanced nodes.

TECHCET 2016 forecast: $1.39B in photoresists, $680M in extensions

07/08/2016  Photoresist manufacturers had reason to smile as fiscal 2015 closed, with sales growing nicely to $1.37B, a 6.2% increase over 2014.

IC Insights lowers 2016 semiconductor market forecast to -1%

07/08/2016  Weak global economy and poor DRAM market to drag down growth this year.

Dr. Cheryl L. Shavers elected to Mentor Graphics Board of Directors

07/07/2016  Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced that on June 15, 2016, the company's shareholders elected Dr. Cheryl L. Shavers to the company's board of directors.

EV Group expands high-vacuum wafer bonding capabilities of EVG ComBond platform

07/06/2016  EV Group (EVG) today introduced new capabilities on the EVG ComBond automated high-vacuum wafer bonding platform specifically designed to support high-volume manufacturing (HVM) of advanced MEMS devices

IoT and mobile devices: Big market opportunities but more challenges towards security threats

07/05/2016  Assuring IoT security will require strategies to manage the entire value and supply chains.

Kulicke & Soffa joins Chip-on-Wafer Consortium II

07/01/2016  Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC), a designer and manufacturer of semiconductor and LED assembly equipment, has joined A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME)’s Chip-on-Wafer Consortium II, together with other major industry players.

AMICRA to provide precision die attach system to Fabrinet in Silicon Valley

07/01/2016  AMICRA Microtechnologies, a German-based vendor of advanced back-end assembly processing equipment for advanced packaging applications, has received an order for the AFC Plus System from Fabrinet West.

SEMI Strategic Materials Conference delivers demand drivers for new device and packaging materials

06/30/2016  The Strategic Materials Conference (SMC 2016), focusing on "Scaling Challenges: The Future of Materials and Packaging," will be held September 20-21, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.

A*STAR'S IME launches Chip-On-Wafer Consortium II and Cost Effective Interposer Consortium

06/30/2016  A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME) has partnered semiconductor companies to develop cost-effective solutions in 2.5D and 3D wafer-level integrated circuit (IC) packaging.

ALLVIA launches new product lines for Through Glass Vias and Through Quartz Vias

06/29/2016  ALLVIA, Inc. has expanded its capacity into glass and quartz via manufacturing to accommodate customer requests in via-fill technology from silicon interposers to glass and quartz interposers.

Tiniest imperfections make big impacts in nano-patterned materials

06/28/2016  A Clarkson University research team reports surprising findings that could have significant impact for constructing nano-patterned materials in electronic, magnetic or optical devices.




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Flawless Execution at Fairchild: How Change to Modern MES Enables Agility, Quality and Productivity

August 9, 2016 at 1 PM ET / Sponsored by Epicor and Siemens

In this high-pressure environment, leading semiconductor companies are swapping out older manufacturing executions systems (MES) for modern MES. Surprised? True, the perceived risk of changing out MES in a semiconductor facility is high. Yet companies have done it with great success and enormous business benefits. Fairchild Semiconductor’s positive experiences as it strives for quality, on-time delivery, new product introduction success, improved productivity and quality are indicative. In just one year, Fairchild switched out aging systems for a new MES at a plant in China – and the following month, they got it up at a second plant. Learn what they did to ensure the change happened quickly and without a hitch. In addition to this case study, you’ll hear from a leading industry analyst who has interviewed dozens of people from semiconductor companies that have succeeded with the move to modern MES.

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Interconnection Technologies

August 2016 (Date and time TBD)/ Sponsored by Air Products

This webcast will examine the state-of-the-art in conductors and dielectrics, -- including contacts and Metal1 through global level -- pre-metal dielectrics, associated planarization, necessary etch, strip and cleans, embedded passives, global and intermediate TSVs for 3D, as well as reliability, system, and performance issues.

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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.,

Protecting Electronics with Parylene

This whitepaper provides a comprehensive overview of parylene conformal coating, advantages of parylene, and applications for parylene to protect electronic devices. As technology continues to advance, devices will encounter rugged environments and it is vital that they are properly protected. Parylene conformal coating is one way that manufacturers are giving their devices a higher level of protection, along with increasing the overall quality of their products. Parylene conformal coating applications for Electronics include: · I/O & PCI Modules · Power Converters and Supplies · Backplanes · Other Embedded Computing applications · Other specialty electronics and assemblies April 26, 2016
Sponsored by Diamond-MT

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