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Seven Top-20 semiconductor suppliers show double-digit declines

05/12/2016  Qualcomm, Micron, and SK Hynix registered ≥25% drops, with total top-20 sales off by 6%.

Samsung PhD Fellowship program recognizes best and brightest student innovators

05/12/2016  Each student will receive a Fellowship award of $50,000 as well as mentorship to support their ground-breaking research.

SEMICON Southeast Asia 2016: Connecting in Penang

05/12/2016  Nearly 5,000 visitors and exhibitor personnel assembled in Penang last month for SEMICON Southeast Asia 2016, the largest trade show for the electronics manufacturing supply chain in the region.

FlexTech completes flexible hybrid electronics projects with ENrG, nScrypt, and PARC

05/11/2016  FlexTech, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner, today announced the formal completion of three flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) R&D projects under its U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) technology investment agreement.

Monolithic Schottky diode in ST F7 LV MOSFET technology: Performance improvement in application

05/11/2016  Standard solutions and devices are compared to a 60 V MOSFET with monolithic Schottky diode as evaluated in SMPS and motor control environments.

Kip Hagopian retires as chairman of Maxim Integrated's Board of Directors after 25 years

05/11/2016  William (Bill) P. Sullivan, currently a member of Maxim's Board, will assume the Board Chair position, effective immediately.

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to decline 2 percent in 2016

05/11/2016  Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decline 2 percent in 2016, to $62.8 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. This is up from the estimated 4.7 percent decline in Gartner's previous quarterly forecast.

Automotive electronics system demand fails to boost automotive IC market in 2015

05/10/2016  Falling ASPs offset strong unit growth in automotive IC market, resulting in 3% decline.

SEMICON West expands to take on the Extended Supply Chain Forum

05/10/2016  To meet the changing needs of today’s increasingly interconnected supply chain, SEMICON West has added eight vertically integrated forums to its 2016 lineup.

Rudolph Technologies announces new VP

05/10/2016  Rudolph Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Debbora Ahlgren as vice president of global customer operations, leading the company’s sales and service organization.

SEMI reports 2015 semiconductor photomask sales of $3.3B

05/09/2016  SEMI reports that the worldwide semiconductor photomask market was $3.3 billion in 2015 and is forecasted to reach $3.4 billion in 2017.

GSA announces appointment of Dr. Leo Li as chairman of the GSA Board of Directors

05/09/2016  The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Leo Li as the chairman of the GSA Board of Directors for 2016 and 2017.

Studying post-etching silicon crystal defects on 300mm wafers by automatic defect review AFM

05/09/2016  Atomic force microscopy is essential for obtaining three- dimensional information of crystal defects.

NUS scientists develop method to improve photoluminescence efficiency of 2-D semiconductors

05/09/2016  A team led by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a method to enhance the photoluminescence efficiency of tungsten diselenide, a two-dimensional semiconductor, paving the way for the application of such semiconductors in advanced optoelectronic and photonic devices.

Best of both worlds

05/09/2016  More, faster, better, cheaper. These are the demands of our device-happy and data-centered world. Meeting these demands requires technologies for processing and storing information.

Global semiconductor sales increase slightly in March

05/06/2016  The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) this week announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $26.1 billion for the month of March 2016, a slight increase of 0.3 percent compared to the previous month's total of $26.0 billion.

New report highlights benefits, impact of global semiconductor value chain

05/06/2016  The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released a new report highlighting the evolution, complexity, and pivotal importance of the global semiconductor value chain.

Making invisible physics visible

05/06/2016  The Jayich Lab has created a new sensor technology that captures nanoscale images with high spatial resolution and sensitivity.

A compact, efficient single photon source that operates at ambient temperatures on a chip

05/06/2016  Highly directional single photon source concept is expected to lead to a significant progress in producing compact, cheap, and efficient sources of quantum information bits for future applications.

Dow's Peter Trefonas, Ph.D, to receive prestigious Perkin Medal

05/05/2016  The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), America Group, announced today that Peter Trefonas, Ph.D., corporate fellow in Electronic Materials at The Dow Chemical Company, has won the 2016 SCI Perkin Medal.




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Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging

May 26, 2016 at 1 PM ET / Sponsored by Zeta Instruments

Wafer level packaging (WLP) using fan-out technology is an attractive platform for achieving low-cost low-profile package solutions for smart-phones and tablets, which require cost-effective, high-density interconnects in small form-factor packaging. Assembled directly on a silicon wafer, the approach is unconstrained by die size, providing the design flexibility to accommodate an unlimited number of interconnects between the package and the application board for maximum connection density, finer line/spacing, improved electrical and thermal performance and small package dimensions to meet the relentless form factor requirements and performance demands of the mobile market. In this webcast, industry experts will explain the FOWLP process, discuss recent advances and forecast future trends.

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High Mobility Transistors

June 21, 2016 at 1 PM ET / Sponsored by Air Products

Transistor performance has been greatly improved with strained silicon and high-k metal gates. Further performance improvements could be had by implementing III-V materials in the channel of nMOS transistors. Both III-V and Ge-based channels being considered for the pMOS device. High electron-mobility III-V semiconductors have been intensely researched as alternative channel materials for sub-7 nm technology nodes, but one of the main stumbling blocks is how to integrate them monolithically and cost-effectively with traditional CMOS silicon technology. This webcast will discuss the latest efforts in this area, including vertically stacked III-V nanowire.

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Interconnection Technologies

June 2016 (Date and time TBD)/Sponsored by Air Products

This webcast will examine the state-of-the-art in conductors and dielectrics, -- including contacts and Metal1 through global level -- pre-metal dielectrics, associated planarization, necessary etch, strip and cleans, embedded passives, global and intermediate TSVs for 3D, as well as reliability, system, and performance issues.

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TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



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
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

Protecting Electronics with Parylene

This whitepaper provides a comprehensive overview of parylene conformal coating, advantages of parylene, and applications for parylene to protect electronic devices. As technology continues to advance, devices will encounter rugged environments and it is vital that they are properly protected. Parylene conformal coating is one way that manufacturers are giving their devices a higher level of protection, along with increasing the overall quality of their products. Parylene conformal coating applications for Electronics include: · I/O & PCI Modules · Power Converters and Supplies · Backplanes · Other Embedded Computing applications · Other specialty electronics and assemblies April 26, 2016
Sponsored by Diamond-MT

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
Sponsored by XwinSys Technology Development Ltd.

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June 12, 2016 - July 15, 2016
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July 12, 2016 - July 14, 2016
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