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Edwards sees promise in sub-fab data analysis

07/11/2017  Integrating data from various sensors in semiconductor fabs is a key focus in the industry now, and the sub-fab is an increasingly important part of the equation.

China growth surge highlighted at SEMICON West

07/11/2017  SEMI added a new high-profile program on China to its 2017 conference lineup for SEMICON West.

Semiconductor advances could enable endless complexity increase

07/11/2017  Speaking at imec’s International Technology Forum USA yesterday afternoon at the Marriott Marquis, Luc Van den Hove, president and CEO of imec, provided a glimpse of society’s future and explained how semiconductor technology will play a key role.

Brewer Science partners with Arkema to develop high-chi DSA materials for advanced node patterning

07/10/2017  Brewer Science Inc. today announced from SEMICON West the extension of its partnership with Arkema to develop second-generation directed self-assembly (DSA) materials using high-x (chi) block copolymers.

Imec demonstrates electrically functional 5nm solution for back-end-of-line

07/10/2017  At its annual Imec Technology Forum USA in San Francisco, imec today presented an electrically functional solution for the 5nm back-end-of-line (BEOL).

SEMICON West preview: New “Meet the Experts” program

07/07/2017  SEMI adds a new speaker program called “Meet the Experts” at SEMICON West (July 11-13) in San Francisco this year.

SUNY Poly-led AIM Photonics and NY-Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium to highlight research, collaboration at SEMICON West 2017

07/06/2017  Prominent New York State Tech Pavilion and Nanotech Summit at SEMICON West Exhibition to showcase innovation-based business growth opportunities

Latest outlook for industrial semiconductor growth

06/29/2017  Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues grew by 3.8 percent year-over-year in 2016, to $43.5 billion, according to the latest analysis from business information provider IHS Markit.

New class of 'soft' semiconductors could transform HD displays

06/29/2017  Berkeley Lab researchers find tunable halide perovskites could usher in new generation of optoelectronic devices.

Taiwan Compound Semiconductor Seminar − Envisioning next-gen communications

06/29/2017  Market demand is driving development of 5G network standards, and commercial applications are expected to be introduced by 2020.

New Taiwan Automation Technology TC chapter

06/29/2017  At its recent Spring 2017 meeting, the North American Regional Standards Committee (NARSC) approved formation of a Taiwan chapter of the global SEMI Standards Automation Technology Committee.

Presto Engineering announces management expansion

06/29/2017  Presto Engineering, Inc., an outsourced operations provider to semiconductor and Internet of Things (IoT) device manufacturers, announces a management expansion: Cedric Mayor has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Martin Kingdon has been appointed VP Sales.

Micron and SEMI partner to host High Tech U in Silicon Valley

06/28/2017  The SEMI Foundation and the Micron Technology Foundation announced their partnership this week to deliver the 213th SEMI High Tech U (HTU) program which kicks off in earnest today at Micron’s facilities in Milpitas.

SEMI and Solid State Technology announce 2017 “Best of West” Award finalists

06/28/2017  Each year at SEMICON West, the “Best of West” awards are presented by Solid State Technology and SEMI.

It’s time for new innovation

06/20/2017  What if the automotive industry had achieved the incredible pace of innovation as the semiconductor industry during the last 52 years?

How SEMI Standard E175 is saving energy and cutting costs

06/20/2017  Industry experts answer questions about the new standard in a virtual roundtable.

EV Group optimizes resist and lithographic processing for plasma dicing

06/20/2017  EVG resist processing and lithography systems provide pre-processing solution to enable complete damage-free advanced dry plasma dicing on thin semiconductor wafers.

Synopsys, GlobalFoundries collaborate to deliver design platform and IP enablement for 7nm finFET process

06/20/2017  Synopsys, Inc. today announced the enablement of the Synopsys Design Platform and DesignWare Embedded Memory IP on GLOBALFOUNDRIES 7nm Leading-Performance (7LP) FinFET process technology.

ULVAC Technologies opens California office

06/20/2017  ULVAC Technologies, Inc., a supplier of production systems, instrumentation and vacuum pumps for technology industries, has opened an office in Santa Clara, California.

Cellphone IC sales will top total personal computing in 2017

06/20/2017  Higher memory prices accelerate sales growth in both cellphones and personal computing systems but cellular handsets will become the largest application for ICs this year.




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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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