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SEMICON West preview: Equipment components and subsystems

06/08/2017  Attention turns to subcomponents to improve yields at advanced nodes.

Imec demonstrates breakthrough in CMOS-compatible ferroelectric memory

06/07/2017  Imec has proved the validity of ferroelectric memory as a promising technology at various points in the memory hierarchy, and as a new technology for storage class memory -- today, it demonstrated the world's first a vertically stacked ferroelectric Al doped HfO2 device for NAND applications.

SIA welcomes DARPA initiative to advance transformative semiconductor technologies

06/06/2017  New program aims to progress beyond traditional scaling, catalyze next-generation semiconductor technologies.

Mentor OSAT Alliance program streamlines IC high-density advanced packaging design and manufacturing

06/05/2017  Mentor, a Siemens business, today announced that it has launched the Mentor OSAT (outsourced assembly and test) Alliance program to help drive ecosystem capabilities in support of new high-density advanced packaging (HDAP) technologies like 2.5D IC, 3D IC and fan-out wafer-level packaging (FOWLP) for customer integrated circuit (IC) designs.

Engineer unveils new spin on future of transistors with novel design

06/05/2017  All-carbon, spintronic proposal could lead to smaller, better performing structures in electronics.

Seeing the invisible with a graphene-CMOS integrated device

06/05/2017  Flagship researchers integrate graphene and quantum dots with CMOS technology to create an array of photodetectors, producing a high resolution image sensor.

IBM Research Alliance builds new transistor for 5nm technology

06/05/2017  Less than two years since announcing a 7nm test chip, scientists have achieved another breakthrough.

"Billion Dollar Capex Club" forecast to swell to 15 companies in 2017

06/01/2017  Top spenders expected to represent 83% of total semiconductor industry spending this year.

Volatility in electronic equipment supply chain

06/01/2017  SEMI’s year-to-date worldwide semiconductor equipment billings year-to-date through March show a 59.6 percent gain to the same period last year.

Imec and Cascade Microtech develop first automatic probe system for advanced 3D chips

05/31/2017  Imec and Cascade announced the successful development of a fully-automatic system for pre-bond testing of advanced 3D chips.

2017 automotive IC market on pace for record year

05/31/2017  22% forecast increase driven by system growth, rising ASPs for memory and logic devices.

SEMICON West preview: MEMS

05/23/2017  Autonomous automobiles, smart manufacturing, smart buildings, mobile human health monitoring, and 4G+ communications hardware for connecting all these devices will drive strong 24 percent growth in units and 14 percent in value for the MEMS sector.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts April 2017 billings

05/23/2017  North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.17 billion in billings worldwide in April 2017 (three-month average basis), according to the April Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Chengdu partner to expand FD-SOI ecosystem in China

05/23/2017  GLOBALFOUNDRIES and the Chengdu municipality today announced an investment to spur innovation in China's semiconductor industry.

Amkor Technology completes acquisition of NANIUM

05/22/2017  Amkor Technology, Inc. today announced that it has completed the acquisition of NANIUM S.A., a provider of wafer-level fan-out (WLFO) semiconductor packaging solutions.

Engaging diamond for next-era transistors

05/22/2017  Materials scientists in Japan have developed a new diamond transistor fabrication process that promises to advance the development of more robust and energy-efficient electronics.

China's semiconductor industry and "win-win" growth

05/22/2017  As China embarks on the Made in China 2025 plan with electronics and semiconductor technology as one of the Top 10 focus areas, China's semiconductor industry has an unprecedented growth opportunity.

Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew 2.6% in 2016, reports Gartner

05/15/2017  Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $343.5 billion in 2016, a 2.6 percent increase from 2015 revenue of $334.9 billion, according to final results by Gartner, Inc.

Renesas Electronics announces absorption-type merger with consolidated subsidiary

05/12/2017  Renesas Electronics Corporation announced it will consolidate its subsidiary Renesas System Design, Co., Ltd. through an absorption-type merger.

Synopsys IC Validator physical signoff verifies 10 billion+ transistors within hours

05/11/2017  Synopsys, Inc. today announced that its IC Validator was successfully deployed on some of the industry's largest and most advanced designs to accelerate design rule checking (DRC) closure.




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Dense Off Chip Integration (DOCI): Advanced Packaging, low cost alternatives to boost electronic system performance

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 1 p.m. ET

The slowing down of Moore's Law even at leading CMOS Fabs due to approaching Physics limits, while at the same time the explosion in demand for chips and systems across a wide range of market segments (compact wearable / portable consumer systems, the transfer and processing of data to and from the cloud, at the high performance end specialized architectures e,g for AI) has revived interest in Dense Off Chip Integration (DOCI ), first used in MCMs (Multi Chip Modules) for mainframes some 3 decades ago.

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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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TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



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

What You Should Know About 802.11ax

The upcoming IEEE 802.11ax High-Efficiency Wireless (HEW) standard promises to deliver four times greater data throughput per user. It relies on multiuser technologies to make better use of the available Wi-Fi channels and serve more devices in dense user environments. Explore this technology introduction white paper to learn about the new applications of 802.11ax, the key technical innovations to the standard, and its test and measurement challenges. January 10, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

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EVENTS



Advanced Process Control Conference
Austin, Texas
http://www.apcconference.com
October 09, 2017 - October 12, 2017
IEDM 2017
San Francisco, CA
http://ieee-iedm.org
December 02, 2017 - December 06, 2017
SEMI-THERM
San Jose, CA
http://semi-therm.org
March 19, 2018 - March 23, 2018

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