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SEMICONDUCTORS ARTICLES



The sustainable manufacturing imperative

04/03/2014  While sometimes seen as a social, legal and regulatory obligation, sustainability is increasingly considered a differentiating factor in global competitiveness relative to the technologies and products being provided.

Park Systems introduces automatic defect review for semiconductor wafers

04/03/2014  Park Systems this week introduced the Automatic Defect Review (ADR)AFM for 300mm bare wafers, a fully automated AFM solution that improves throughput of AFM defect review by up to 1,000 percent.

ON Semiconductor to acquire Trusense Imaging, Inc.

04/03/2014  ON Semiconductor today signed a definitive agreement to acquire Truesense Imaging, Inc., a provider of high-performance image sensor devices addressing a wide range of industrial end-markets including machine vision, surveillance, traffic monitoring, medical and scientific imaging, and photography.

Quantum Polymers announces 8 inch diameter carbon and glass filled PEEK rod products

04/01/2014  These products work well for applications requiring a balance of chemical resistance and mechanical strength in high temperature environments like those frequently found in the oil and gas, chemical processing, and semiconductor industries.

SureCore's 28nm silicon tests confirm world leading power efficiency

04/01/2014  SureCore Ltd has today announced that early testing of its innovative low power SRAM design confirms its simulations that deliver in excess of 50 percent power savings over other SRAM technologies.

MACOM announces IP licensing program for GaN-on-Si technology

04/01/2014  M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. this week announced an IP licensing program for Gallium Nitride (GaN) on Silicon technology.

Fabricating nanostructures with silk could make clean rooms green rooms

04/01/2014  Tufts University engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to generate nanostructures from silk in an environmentally friendly process that uses water as a developing agent and standard fabrication techniques.

Researchers improve performance of III-V nanowire solar cells on graphene

04/01/2014  Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have achieved new levels of performance for seed-free and substrate-free arrays of nanowires from class of materials called III-V (three-five) directly on graphene

University of Washington selects Altatech’s CVD system to develop new process materials

03/31/2014  Altatech, a subsidiary of Soitec, has received an order from the University of Washington in Seattle for an AltaCVD chemical vapor deposition (CVD) system whose unique combination of capabilities allows users to develop new process materials with high added value.

SEMATECH announces leadership changes

03/31/2014  SEMATECH, the global consortium of semiconductor manufacturers, announced today that Ronald Goldblatt, vice president of Technical Strategy and Operations, has been appointed by the board of directors as acting president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Heat-conducting polymer cools hot electronic devices at 200 degrees C

03/31/2014  Polymer materials are usually thermal insulators. But by harnessing an electropolymerization process to produce aligned arrays of polymer nanofibers, researchers have developed a thermal interface material able to conduct heat 20 times better than the original polymer. The modified material can reliably operate at temperatures of up to 200 degrees Celsius.

Silicon Valley specialty foundry Noel Technologies names Joe Medeiros Director of Reclaim

03/27/2014  Noel Technologies, a Silicon Valley specialty foundry offering process development and substrate fabrication, has added semiconductor industry veteran Joe Medeiros to its growing management staff.

Nanolab Technologies expands services with new analytical and surface measurement tools

03/26/2014  Nanolab Technologies, a Silicon Valley-based analytical services lab, has purchased and installed new tools and moved to a seven-day workweek.

Particle Measuring Systems joins SEMATECH

03/26/2014  This collaboration will address many of the profound changes taking place in the semiconductor industry that are impacting fundamental aspects of process and equipment design, including integration of new materials and process technology for sub-20nm node manufacturing, next-generation lithography requirements.

eInfochips opens new design services specializing in 16nm geometry

03/26/2014  eInfochips, a semiconductor and product engineering company, today launched design services for chips based on 16nm geometry.

IP interoperability in SoCs: Mix and match doesn’t always work

03/26/2014  More often than not, a design re-spin isn’t just a simple re-spin with a tweak here and a tweak there. The new design will probably have to comply with modified specifications that inevitably raise the bar for performance and power usage, and it will probably contain new IP that must be integrated.

Altera and Intel extend manufacturing partnership to include development of multi-die devices

03/26/2014  Collaboration will optimize integration of 14nm Tri-Gate Stratix 10 FPGAs with heterogeneous technologies into a single system-in-a-package.

Roll over flat panel displays

03/25/2014  Flexible displays is a technological field that has been in R&D and pre-commercial development for several years, but what needs to happen to make volume production a reality, in areas including substrates, materials and production processes? Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design discussed the issues with Mac McDaniel, Director and Chief Marketing Officer, Display Business Group, Applied Materials, Michael Ciesinski, MD of the Flextech Alliance, and Keri Goodwin, Principal Scientist from the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), in the UK.

Discovery of new semiconductor holds promise for 2D physics and electronics

03/21/2014  From super-lubricants, to solar cells, to the fledgling technology of valleytronics, there is much to be excited about with the discovery of a unique new two-dimensional semiconductor, rhenium disulfide, by researchers at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry.

Mentor Graphics acquires Berkeley Design Automation

03/21/2014  Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced that it has acquired Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. BDA addresses nanometer circuit design challenges via its Analog FastSPICE unified verification platform and exceptional vertical-application expertise.




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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.

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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