Integrated circuit technology advances continue to amaze

02/21/2018  Despite increasing costs of development, IC manufacturers are still making great strides.

Joseph Stockunas appointed to SEMI Foundation Board of Trustees

02/21/2018  Nordson Corporation announces that the SEMI Foundation has appointed Joseph Stockunas, Corporate Vice President for Electronics Systems at Nordson Corporation and the immediate past chair of the SEMI North America Advisory Board, to the SEMI Foundation Board of Trustees in accordance with the association's by-laws.

Qualcomm enters into amended definitive agreement with NXP

02/20/2018  Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that Qualcomm River Holdings B.V. has reached an agreement with NXP Semiconductors N.V.

3D depth sensing & VCSEL technology surges: Key takeaways from SEMI Member Forum

02/16/2018  Since Apple unveiled iPhone X with face-recognition functionality in early November 2017, interest in 3D sensing technology has reached fever pitch and attracted huge investments across the related supply chains.

Siemens continues to invest in IC industry with planned acquisition of Sarokal Test Systems

02/15/2018  Siemens announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Oulu, Finland-based Sarokal Test Systems Oy.

SEMI China President Lung Chu leads mayor roundtable discussion at International IoT Summit in Silicon Valley

02/14/2018  Yawning differences between cultures, economic systems and rules of law stand as barriers for many China- and US-based technology companies to do business on each other’s soil, making it imperative for both countries to work together to bridge the gaps that make it harder for tech businesses in each country to find partners and open markets in the other, SEMI China president Lung Chu said at a recent conference.

STMicroelectronics signs license and cooperation agreement on LDMOS technology from Innogration

02/14/2018  STMicroelectronics today announced it has signed an agreement on LDMOS RF power technology from Innogration Technologies, a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Suzhou, China.

Close to the edge: Brain-inspired technologies will bring data processing and analytics to Internet of Things devices

02/13/2018  CEA-Leti's chief scientist today issued a forward-looking call to action for the microelectronics industry to create a radically new, digital-communication architecture for the Internet of Things in which "a great deal of analytics processing occurs at the edge and at the end devices instead of in the Cloud".

MagnaChip offers 2nd-generation 0.13 micron BCD process technology with high-density embedded flash memory

02/12/2018  MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation announced today it now offers the 2nd generation of 0.13 micron BCD process technology integrated with high-density embedded Flash memory.

Samsung begins mass production of 256GB embedded Universal Flash Storage for automotive applications

02/09/2018  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that it has begun mass production of a 256-gigabyte (GB) embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution with advanced features based on automotive specifications from the JEDEC UFS 3.0 standard, for the first time in the industry.

New IC manufacturing lines to boost total industry wafer capacity 8%

02/08/2018  Wafer capacity growth of 8% forecast for 2018 and 2019 versus 4.8% average yearly growth from 2012-2017.

First Trump State of the Union address: How it stacks up against SEMI public policy priorities

02/07/2018  SEMI evaluates the implications of the SOTU address for Trade, Taxes, Technology, Talent and other SEMI public policy priorities.

Lam Research and Tokyo Electron gained in full year 2017 semiconductor equipment market shares

02/06/2018  Market shares of top semiconductor equipment manufacturers for the full year 2017 indicate large gains by Tokyo Electron and Lam Research while top supplier Applied Materials dropped.

ON Semiconductor names 2017 Distribution Partner Award winners

02/06/2018  These awards honor the distributor in each region that led overall channel sales, grew market share, captured increased sales of products from ON Semiconductor’s acquisitions and scored highly on overall process excellence.

SK Hynix ramps up enterprise SSDs with its 72-layer 512Gb 3D NAND flash

02/05/2018  With its 72-Layer 512Gb (Gigabits) 3D NAND Flash chips, the company is paving the way for its full-fledged entrance to the high value-added eSSD market.

Annual semiconductor sales increase 21.6%, top $400B for first time

02/05/2018  Global industry posts highest-ever annual, quarterly, and monthly sales.

Nordson MARCH MesoSPHERE Plasma Systems enable very high throughput processing for 3D and wafer-level package assembly

02/02/2018  Nordson MARCH, a Nordson company introduces the MesoSPHERE Plasma System for very-high throughput processing of 3D and wafer-level packaging processes such as fan-in, fan-out, wafer-level, and panel-level – handling wafers up to 450mm and panels up to 480mm.

Air Products to supply Samsung Electronics' second 3D V-NAND fab in western China

02/02/2018  Air Products today announced it has been awarded the industrial gases supply for Samsung Electronics' second semiconductor fab in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, western China.

Mobile system-on-chip designs, embedded processing lift MPU market

02/01/2018  Though accounting for less than half of total MPU sales, data-handling cellphones, tablets, and MPUs for embedded processing applications to keep MPU market active through 2022.

Smart manufacturing fuels digital transformation: Takeaways from SEMI Member Forum

02/01/2018  Driven by emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and big data, the digital transformation has become an irreversible trend for the electronics manufacturing industry. The global market for smart manufacturing and smart factory technologies is expected to reach US$250 billion in 2018.



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Since 2006, many of new 3D NAND Flash cells have been proposed and commercialized on the market. Already, we have seen 3D NAND cell structure up to 64L/72L with single or multi-stack NAND string architecture. The memory density on Micron/Intel’s 64L 3D NAND 256 Gb/die reached 4.40 Gb/mm2 (256 Gb/die). In this session, we’ll overview 3D NAND Flash roadmap, products, cell design, structure, materials and process integration. The 3D NAND cell architecture from major NAND manufacturers including Samsung TCAT V-NAND, Toshiba/Western Digital BiCS, SK Hynix P-BiCS and Micron/Intel FG CuA will be reviewed and compared. Current and future technology challenges on 3D NAND will be discussed as well.

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