Aura Semiconductor raises Series A funding

10/25/2016  Aura Semiconductor, a provider of high performance analog mixed signal solutions, today announced that it has completed Series A round of equity investment from Bay Area based WRV Capital.

Cadence reference flow with digital and signoff tools certified on Samsung's 10nm process technology

10/25/2016  Reference flow enables system and semiconductor companies to accelerate delivery of designs on Samsung's second-generation 10nm process (10LPP).

Synopsys Custom Compiler certified for Samsung's 10nm process technology

10/25/2016  Synopsys, Inc. today announced that its Custom Compiler tool has been certified by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. to support their 10-nanometer (nm) LPP (Low Power Plus) process.

SEMICON Europa opens tomorrow in Grenoble, France

10/24/2016  SEMICON Europa will open its doors tomorrow, showcasing the latest product, tools, and technologies for advanced microelectronics manufacturing.

ams schedules 2017 multi-project wafer starts for analog foundry customers

10/24/2016  180nm CMOS and HV-CMOS MPW runs are now manufactured in ams' 200mm fabrication facility in Austria.

Messe München and SEMI Europe announce new alliance

10/24/2016  SEMICON Europa co-locating with productronica and electronica, expanding electronics focus.

Ultralow power transistors could function for years without a battery

10/21/2016  A new design for transistors which operate on 'scavenged' energy from their environment could form the basis for devices which function for months or years without a battery, and could be used for wearable or implantable electronics.

New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing commercial technologies

10/21/2016  Stanford, Oxford team creates high-efficiency tandem cells.

Researchers find way to tune thermal conductivity of 2-D materials

10/21/2016  Researchers have found an unexpected way to control the thermal conductivity of two-dimensional (2-D) materials, which will allow electronics designers to dissipate heat in electronic devices that use these materials.

Semiconductor equipment bookings continue to outpace equipment billings in new book-to-bill report

10/21/2016  A book-to-bill of 1.05 means that $105 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

Gigaphoton's EUV pilot light source sets new world record by achieving 5% conversion efficiency

10/20/2016  Gigaphoton Inc., a manufacturer of light sources used in lithography, has announced success in achieving a world record 5% conversion efficiency with 100W of average output in stable operation and a high duty rate of 95%.

Avalanche Technology announces the start of volume production of STT-MRAM on 300mm wafers

10/20/2016  Avalanche Technology, Inc., has entered into a manufacturing agreement with Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation to begin production of it's Spin Transfer Torque Magnetic RAM (STT-MRAM) on 300mm wafers at various advanced geometry nodes.

Raytheon awarded Title III contract to advance its Gallium Nitride technology

10/20/2016  The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and the Office of the Secretary of Defense have awarded Raytheon Company [NYSE: RTN] a $14.9M contract to further enhance its process for producing gallium nitride-based semiconductors.

Exploring defects in nanoscale devices for possible quantum computing applications

10/20/2016  Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology in collaboration with the University of Cambridge have studied the interaction between microwave fields and electronic defect states inside the oxide layer of field-effect transistors at cryogenic temperatures.

Working under pressure: Diamond micro-anvils with huge pressures will create new materials

10/20/2016  UAB researchers will use pressures greater than those found at the center of the Earth to create as yet unknown new materials.

Scientists find technique to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electronic devices

10/20/2016  In a paradigm shift from conventional electronic devices, exploiting the quantum properties of superlattices holds the promise of developing new technologies.

2016 IC market forecast raised from -2% to +1%

10/19/2016  Rebound in DRAM market helps raise outlook for total IC market.

POET Technologies to expand compound semiconductor operations in Singapore

10/19/2016  POET Technologies Inc. today announced that on October 17, 2016, it entered into an Agreement with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to expand POET's research and development (R&D) operations in Singapore.

SEMI Korea Members Day provides industry insights and networking

10/19/2016  SEMI Korea has hosted a SEMI member event every year for its members since 2008 to provide networking opportunities and insight on the ever-changing issues in the industry.

HSA Foundation announces new developments in heterogeneous systems architecture from Northeastern University

10/18/2016  The HSA Foundation has expanded its Academic Partnership Program with the addition of Northeastern University as the first HSA Academic Center of Excellence.



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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Enabling The Future Of Information Technology Without Moore’s Law Scaling

November 17, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. ET / Sponsored by Astronics

Moore’s Law scaling can no longer maintain the pace of progress just when we need it most. Data, logic and applications are migrating to the cloud, consumerization of data and the rise of the Internet of Things are placing new demands and they are all occurring at the same time. Difficult challenges in power, performance, latency, bandwidth density, security and cost threaten our ability to maintain the progress that has enabled the growth of information technology. Meeting these challenges will require reduction in power and cost per function by a factor of 104 over the next 15 years while improving performance and decreasing latency. Only a revolution in packaging through Complex 3D-SiP can provide a solution. This will require new tools for design and simulation, new packaging architectures, production processes, materials, and equipment. The difficult challenges and potential solutions will be discussed.

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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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