GLOBALFOUNDRIES unveils ecosystem partner program to accelerate innovation for tomorrow's connected systems

09/08/2016  GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced a new partner program, called FDXcelerator, an ecosystem designed to facilitate 22FDX system-on-chip (SoC) design and reduce time-to-market for its customers.

Memory for future wearable electronics

09/02/2016  Stretchable, flexible, reliable memory device inspired by the brain.

Enabling industry collaboration to address critical ATE challenges

09/01/2016  For many years, the ATE industry has been challenged with controlling the cost of both production and development test by implementing innovative approaches and employing clever strategies (e.g., multi-site test implementation, DFT, etc.) to make “ends” meet, so to speak.

ASMC 2017 "Call for Papers" deadline is October 17

09/01/2016  SEMI announced today that the deadline for presenters to submit an abstract for the annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC) is October 17.

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.



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
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
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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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