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Enabling industry collaboration to address critical ATE challenges

09/01/2016  For many years, the ATE industry has been challenged with controlling the cost of both production and development test by implementing innovative approaches and employing clever strategies (e.g., multi-site test implementation, DFT, etc.) to make “ends” meet, so to speak.

ASMC 2017 "Call for Papers" deadline is October 17

09/01/2016  SEMI announced today that the deadline for presenters to submit an abstract for the annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC) is October 17.

Global GaN semiconductor devices market is expected to be worth $3438.4M by 2024

08/31/2016  The global market for gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor devices is largely consolidated, with the top four companies commanding a share of over 65% of the overall market in 2015, states Transparency Market Research (TMR) in a new report.

Fujitsu Semiconductor licenses Nantero's NRAM, begins developing memory products

08/31/2016  Agreement covers joint development and licensing of ultrafast, ultrahigh-density NRAM, non-volatile RAM using carbon nanotubes.

Plastic crystals could improve fabrication of memory devices

08/31/2016  A novel 'plastic crystal' developed by Hokkaido University researchers has switching properties suitable for memory-related applications.

FEI celebrates shipment of 1,000th Helios DualBeam System

08/31/2016  FEI today announced a milestone of the 1,000th Helios DualBeam system shipped since the product family was introduced in 2006.

NXP Semiconductors joins Semiconductor Research Corporation

08/31/2016  Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, today announced that NXP Semiconductors has signed an agreement to participate in multiple SRC research initiatives.

Super cement's secret

08/30/2016  Electron anions impart unconventional properties in a unique cement semiconductor for potentials uses in industrial catalysts and flat panel displays.

Texas Instruments announces strategic relationship with Silicon Catalyst

08/30/2016  Texas Instruments (TI) recently entered into an agreement with Silicon Catalyst, a Silicon Valley-based incubator, that will expand TI's access to new technology innovations and potentially lead to engagements with semiconductor startups focused on creating chips and system solutions in analog and embedded processing.

Industry veteran Lung Chu named president of SEMI China

08/30/2016  SEMI today announced the appointment of Lung Chu as president of SEMI China effective September 1, 2016.

MCU market forecast to reach record high revenues through 2020

08/30/2016  After recent years of price erosion, MCU ASPs are forecast to rise and help lift sales to new highs.

Solid State Watch: August 19-25, 2016

08/30/2016  TowerJazz and SMIC’s sales forecast to surge in 2016; Intel to produce 10nm ARM chip designs; GlobalWafers to acquire SunEdison Semiconductor; SEMI posts July 2016 book-to-bill report

Global FEOL semiconductor equipment market to boom after the high demand for semiconductor chips

08/29/2016  According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global front-end-of-the-line semiconductor equipment market recorded a revenue of over $22 billion in 2015 and this growth is expected to exceed $24 billion in 2020.

Silego announces shipping more than 2 billion configurable mixed-signal ICs

08/29/2016  Silego Technology today announced shipping two billion units since its introduction of the pioneering Configurable Mixed-signal ICs (CMICs). In just two years since Silego Technology announced shipment of its billionth unit, Silego has more than doubled its total volume shipped.

ON Semiconductor receives regulatory approval for Fairchild Semiconductor acquisition

08/26/2016  ON Semiconductor announced today that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has accepted a proposed consent order for public comment on ON Semiconductor’s proposed acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc.

Edwards Vacuum receives Lam Research 2016 Supplier Excellence Award

08/26/2016  Edwards Vacuum has been recognized as one of ten companies receiving a 2016 Supplier Excellence Award from Lam Research Corp.

A promising route to the scalable production of highly crystalline graphene films

08/25/2016  Researchers discovered a procedure to restore defective graphene oxide structures that cause the material to display low carrier mobility.

Silego names John Teegen as next CEO

08/25/2016  Silego Technology Inc. today announced that John Teegen has been named its Chief Executive Officer and President, and a member of its Board of Directors.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts July 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.05

08/24/2016  North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.79 billion in orders worldwide in July 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.05.

Longtime SRC researcher Pradeep Lall wins NSF Award

08/23/2016  Pradeep Lall, John and Anne MacFarlane professor of mechanical engineering, has received a top award from the National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers program.




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Is the Semiconductor Industry Ready for Industry 4.0 and the IIoT?

September 27, 2016 at 1 p.m. ET / Sponsored by Epicor

An industrial revolution is in the making, equivalent some say to the introduction of steam power at the tail end of the 18th century. Known as smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 (after the German initiative Industrie 4.0), the industrial internet of things (IIoT), or simply the fourth industrial revolution, the movement will radically change how manufacturing is done. Industry experts will examine the potential for the semiconductor factory of the future, and discuss potential roadblocks.

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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
Sponsored by XwinSys Technology Development Ltd.

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