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PACKAGING ARTICLES



MACOM introduces new addition to GaN in Plastic series

03/07/2014  M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (MACOM), a supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, introduced today its newest addition to the GaN in Plastic series.

The Week in Review: March 7, 2014

03/07/2014  University Research Award recipient; SEMI World Fab Forecast; Resesarchers develop Source-Gated Transistor; Global failure analysis equipment market increase; Industry revenues reach record high

Weaker yen impact on the 2013 material and equipment market size

03/06/2014  Semiconductor industry revenues reported by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) reached a record high in 2013 with global revenues totaling over $305 million.

Micron appoints Darren Thomas as VP of Storage Business Unit

03/06/2014  Micron Technology, Inc. this week announced that Darren Thomas has been named as vice president of Micron's Storage business unit.

New research could help make "roll-up" digital screens a reality for all

03/06/2014  Researchers from the University of Surrey worked together with scientists from Philips to further develop the 'Source-Gated-Transistor' (SGT) - a simple circuit component invented jointly by the teams.

Samsung expands its 28nm technology offerings

03/06/2014  Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. today announced that it has expanded its 28nm technology offerings with the addition of RF capabilities.

Global failure analysis equipment market to grow at CAGR of 8.8% from 2013 to 2019

03/05/2014  Rapid growth in nanotechnology coupled with growth in medical applications in the Asia Pacific region has fueled the growth of failure analysis equipment market.

Moore's Law has stopped at 28nm

03/05/2014  While many have recently predicted the imminent demise of Moore’s Law, we need to recognize that this actually has happened at 28nm.

GlobalFoundries and Fraunhofer IIS to collaborate on EUROPRACTICE, Europe's MPW wafer shuttle program

02/26/2014  GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS today announced the extension of their long-term collaboration, focusing on 40nm and 28nm processes. GLOBALFOUNDRIES will also join the European Multi Product Wafer (MPW) Program EUROPRACTICE.

Call for Papers open for SEMICON Europa 2014, Plastics Electronics Conference

02/24/2014  SEMI announced the “Call for Papers” for technical sessions and presentations for SEMICON Europa 2014 which takes place October 7-9 in Grenoble, France.

International Rectifier opens ultra-thin wafer processing facility in Singapore

02/24/2014  International Rectifier, IR, today announced that the company has commenced initial production at its new ultra-thin wafer processing facility in Singapore (IRSG).

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts January 2014 book-to-bill ratio of 1.04

02/21/2014  A book-to-bill of 1.04 means that $104 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

SMIC and JCET establish joint venture for 12 inch bumping and testing

02/21/2014  Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, and Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology Co., Ltd., the largest packaging service provider in China, jointly announced today a joint venture for 12" bumping and related testing.

Samsung and UCSF partner to accelerate new innovations in preventive health technology

02/21/2014  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) announced a partnership to accelerate validation and commercialization of promising new sensors, algorithms, and digital health technologies for preventive health solutions.

Epoxy Technology and John P. Kummer Group announce a new specialty adhesive packaging company

02/20/2014  Epoxy Technology, Inc. and John P. Kummer Group announce the formation of a new specialty adhesive packaging company, Epoxy Technology Europe Ltd (ETEL).

Semiconductor industry posts record sales in 2013

02/20/2014  The Semiconductor Industry Association announced that worldwide semiconductor sales for 2013 reached $305.6 billion, the industry’s highest-ever annual total and an increase of 4.8 percent from the 2012 total of $291.6 billion.

The most expensive SRAM in the world - 2.0

02/20/2014  Embedded SRAM scaling is broken and, with it, Moore's Law.

World's first 79 GHz radar transmitter in 28nm CMOS

02/18/2014  Imec, in collaboration with Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, presents the world’s first 79 GHz radar transmitter implemented in plain digital 28nm CMOS.

Breakthrough development in 1D-1R memory cell array

02/18/2014  Dr. Tae-Wook Kim at KIST announced their successful development of a 64-bit memory array using flexible and twistable carbon nano material and organo-polymer compound, which can accurately store and delete data.

Renesas Electronics develops industry's first 28nm embedded flash memory tech for microcontrollers

02/18/2014  Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced that it has developed the industry's first 28nm flash memory intellectual property (IP) for microcontrollers (MCUs) using a 28nm process technology.




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TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



UV LED Curing for the Electronics Industry

This paper provides an introduction to UV LED curing and the many benefits UV LED curing provides for bonding and coating applications in the electronics industry. Product manufacturers, machine builders, and chemistry formulators will gain an understanding of the benefits and how to apply UV LED curing in manufacturing processes. Included are specific examples of how manufacturers are using UV LED to make touch screens, mobile phones, micro speakers, and hard disk drives.April 03, 2014
Sponsored by Phoseon Technology

Versatile Epoxy Compounds for Electronic Applications

Electronic systems have revolutionized our lives. We use them in nearly all of our daily activities, for communication, computing, navigation, entertainment, payment processing, and more. They are the workhorses in many medical, transportation, aerospace, and military systems, performing functions such as automated control, data analysis, and pattern recognition.February 10, 2014
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

Enhancing the Performance of Electronic Applications with Versatile Epoxy Compounds

Learn about the different functions epoxies perform in the manufacture and assembly of today’s electronic systems. From nanotechnology to enormous space systems, these versatile compounds meet a wide variety of conditions, lending to the reliability and longevity of the devices we use in our everyday lives.January 06, 2014
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

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Multiphysics Modeling of MEMS Devices

April 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), such as actuators, sensors and resonators, rely on the interactions between multiple physical effects. In this webinar, we will show how a multiphysics simulation approach allows you to combine electrical, thermal and structural effects accurately in order to design reliable and high-performance MEMS devices.

Sponsored By:
MEMS

May 2014 (date and time TBD) MEMS have quite different process and material requirements compared to mainstream microprocessor and memory types of devices. This webcast 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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Packaging Materials

May 2014 (date and time TBD) Advanced packages rely on high-performance materials – die-attach film, solder bumps, conductive adhesive, underfill, TIM – to ensure reliability, fine-pitch interconnect, thermal management, and chip performance are optimized. Learn about the latest assembly materials and how they can improve the package, speed packaging throughput, and even lower packaging costs in the webcast.

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EVENTS



The ConFab
Las Vegas, Nevada
http://www.theconfab.com
June 22, 2014 - June 25, 2014
2014 International Workshop on EUV Lithography
Maui, Hawaii, USA
http://www.euvlitho.com
June 23, 2014 - June 27, 2014
SEMICON West 2014
San Francisco, California
http://www.semiconwest.org
July 08, 2014 - July 10, 2014
SPIE Photomask Technology 2014
Monterey Conference Center and Monterey Marriott,
http://spie.org/photomask.xml?WT.mc_id=RCal-PMW
September 16, 2014 - September 18, 2014
Photomask Technology Exhibition 2014
Monterey Conference Center and Monterey Marriott,
http://spie.org/photomask.xml?WT.mc_id=RCal-PMW
September 16, 2014 - September 17, 2014