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Semiconductor industry records best second quarter in three years

09/14/2017  Despite a slightly down first quarter, the semiconductor industry achieved near record growth in the second quarter of 2017, posting a 6.1 percent growth from the previous quarter, according to IHS Markit.

Soitec launches FD-SOI pilot line in Singapore

09/13/2017  This is the first stage in beginning FD-SOI production in Singapore and providing multi-site FD-SOI substrate sourcing to the global semiconductor market.

Cadence delivers design and analysis flow enhancements for TSMC InFO and CoWoS 3D packaging tech

09/13/2017  Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced new capabilities that complete its holistic, integrated design flow for TSMC's advanced wafer-level Integrated Fan-Out (InFO) packaging technology.

More than 45,000 expected at SEMICON Taiwan 2017

09/12/2017  Upbeat about the growth prospects of Taiwan's electronics sector, more than 45,000 visitors are expected to attend SEMICON Taiwan 2017 which opens tomorrow at Taipei's Nangang Exhibition Center.

Fab equipment spending breaking industry records

09/12/2017  2017 fab equipment spending (new and refurbished) is expected to increase by 37 percent, reaching a new annual spending record of about US$55 billion.

Stay ahead of the curve with SMC 2017 - Materials accelerating innovation

09/06/2017  Slated for September 18-20 in San Jose, Calif., the 18th annual SMC “offers a unique chance to network and discover opportunities in and around the industry in a year where dramatic growth has returned to the semiconductor market,” observes SMC 2017 co-chair Mark Thirsk of Linx Consulting, who will provide opening remarks at the conference.

Flex Logix joins TSMC IP Alliance Program

09/05/2017  Flex Logix Technologies, Inc., the supplier of embedded FPGA IP and software, today announced that it has joined the TSMC IP Alliance Program included in TSMC's Open Innovation Platform.

STMicroelectronics cooperating with MediaTek to integrate NFC tech into mobile-platform designs

09/05/2017  STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) has announced the integration of its contactless NFC technology with MediaTek's mobile platforms.

Update on the sale of Toshiba Memory Corporation

09/01/2017  There have been media reports speculating that Toshiba will make a decision on Aug 31 at Toshiba’s Board of Directors meeting.

DARPA's drive to keep the microelectronics revolution at full speed builds its own momentum

09/01/2017  A dozen performer teams with DARPA’s CHIPS program convene to kick off an ambitious push for an era of versatile, plug-and-play "chiplets."

SiC & GaN technologies upset the traditional benchmarks of the IGBT industry

09/01/2017  How is the IGBT market evolving for different applications? How will the IGBT market face the adoption of high performance WBG based devices?

Sony’s stacked image sensor

09/01/2017  It has been nearly a decade since Toshiba announced the use of backside TSV’s to miniaturize CMOS image sensors.

Equipment forecast: $49.4 billion

09/01/2017  In 2018, 7.7 percent growth is expected, resulting in another record-breaking year—totaling $53.2 billion for the global semiconductor equipment market.

Most of 2017 capital spending will go to foundry and flash memory

08/31/2017  Spending for DRAM expected to show biggest percentage gain in 2017.

The ConFab announces mainstream semiconductor and emerging technologies 2018 conference focus

08/28/2017  The ConFab – an exclusive conference and networking event for semiconductor manufacturing and design executives from leading device makers, OEMs, OSATs, fabs, suppliers and fabless/design companies – announces the 2018 event will be held at THE COSMOPOLITAN of LAS VEGAS on May 20-23.

LTX-Credence ships the 600th PAx test system for testing RF front end devices

08/22/2017  LTX-Credence shipped the 600th PAx test system to Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

MRSI Systems launches high speed die bonder for photonics high volume manufacturing

08/22/2017  MRSI Systems is launching a new High Speed Die Bonder, MRSI-HVM3, to support photonics customers’ high volume manufacturing requirements.

Semiconductor industry capital spending forecast to jump 20% in 2017

08/22/2017  Samsung remains the “wild card” with regard to 2H17 capital expenditures.

TowerJazz and Tacoma announce a partnership for a new 8-inch fabrication facility in Nanjing, China

08/21/2017  TowerJazz to gain up to 50% of the planned fab loading capacity.

PC DRAM contract price rose by over 10% sequentially and global DRAM revenue increase by 16.9% sequentially Q2

08/18/2017  Global DRAM revenue reached a new historical high in the second quarter of 2017, according to DRAMeXchange.




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Materials

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Success in electronics manufacturing increasingly relies on the materials used in production and packaging. More than 50 different elements from the periodic table are now used in semiconductor manufacturing, and the list grows even longer when you consider the requirements of flexible/printed electronics, LEDs, compound semiconductors, power electronics, displays, MEMS and bioelectronics. In this webcast, experts will focus on changing material requirements, the evolving material supply chain, recent advances in process and packaging materials and substrates, and the role new materials such as carbon nanotubes will play in the future.

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MEMS

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MEMS have quite different process and material requirements compared to mainstream microprocessor and memory types of devices. We 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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Interconnects

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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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Testing PAs under Digital Predistortion and Dynamic Power Supply Conditions

The power amplifier (PA) – as either a discrete component or part of an integrated front end module (FEM) – is one of the most integral RF integrated circuits (RFICs) in the modern radio. In Part 2 of this white paper series, you will learn different techniques for testing PAs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos.September 06, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

Learn the Basics of Power Amplifier and Front End Module Measurements

The power amplifier (PA) – as either a discrete component or part of an integrated front end module (FEM) – is one of the most integral RF integrated circuits (RFICs) in the modern radio. Download this white paper to learn the basics of testing RF PAs and FEMs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos.May 22, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

Wafer Handler Predictive Monitor and Equipment Verification, Excursion Detection, Defect Reduction & Tool Matching

Consistent equipment performance, avoiding unscheduled downtime, reducing defects and preventing excursions is key to reducing cost and improving die and line yield in semiconductor manufacturing. The fully automated InnerSense SmartWafer (SMW2) system addresses these key metrics. The SMW2 system is effectively being used as a predictive monitor for handler PM’s, a leading indicator for mechanical defects and can detect, predict and prevent most mechanical related excursions, including wafer damage that can lead to subsequent wafer breakage. The SMW2 system can further improve tool availability by improving post PM recovery and tool matching.January 24, 2017
Sponsored by InnerSense

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ITPC2017
Big Island, Hawaii
http://www.semi.org/en/itpc
November 05, 2017 - November 08, 2017
SEMICON Europa
Munich, Germany
http://www.semiconeuropa.org/
November 14, 2017 - November 17, 2017
IEDM 2017
San Francisco, CA
http://ieee-iedm.org
December 02, 2017 - December 06, 2017
ISS 2018
Half Moon Bay, CA
http://www.semi.org/en/ISS
January 15, 2018 - January 18, 2018

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