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Five Top-20 semiconductor suppliers to show double-digit gains in 2016

11/15/2016  Nvidia and MediaTek forecast to register the fastest 2016 growth rates of 35% and 29%, respectively.

Fueling the industry with innovation at SEMICON Japan 2016

11/15/2016  Today, SEMI announced that Innovation Village at SEMICON Japan 2016 has been expanded with participation by 31 start-up companies.

Siemens announces plans to acquire Mentor Graphics in $4.5B deal

11/14/2016  Siemens and Mentor Graphics today announced that they have entered into a merger agreement under which Siemens will acquire Mentor for an enterprise value of $4.5 billion.

Maxim Integrated CEO Tunc Doluca elected chair of SIA

11/11/2016  Mark Durcan, CEO and Director of Micron Technology Inc., Elected SIA Vice Chair

Gigaphoton enters a new development stage

11/10/2016  Company targets future growth ushered in with new slogan: Challenge for NEXT Growth.

Nano-scale electronics score laboratory victory

11/10/2016  NYU Tandon researchers pioneer technique to grow monolayer tungsten disulfide for next-generation transistors, wearable electronics, and biomedical devices.

The thinnest photodetector in the world

11/10/2016  Graphene-based device could accelerate the development of 2-D photoelectronics.

Semiconductor-free microelectronics are now possible, thanks to metamaterials

11/09/2016  Engineers at the University of California San Diego have fabricated the first semiconductor-free, optically-controlled microelectronic device.

Smartphone unit shipments forecast to grow at single-digit rates through 2020

11/09/2016  IC Market Drivers 2017 analyzes end-use applications and impact on IC market growth.

Third quarter 2016 silicon wafer shipments set a new record

11/09/2016  Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the third quarter 2016 when compared to second quarter 2016 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.

New record for silicon-based multi-junction solar cell

11/09/2016  Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE together with the Austrian company EV Group (EVG) have successfully manufactured a silicon-based multi-junction solar cell with two contacts and an efficiency exceeding the theoretical limit of silicon solar cells.

The silicon photonics industry is ready for take-off

11/08/2016  Silicon photonic technologies have reached the tipping point that precedes massive growth.

President’s Council launches semiconductor working group

11/08/2016  Tthe President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) announced the formation of a new working group focused on strengthening the U.S. semiconductor industry in ways that benefit the nation’s economic and security interests.

SunEdison Semiconductor announces regulatory approvals from Taiwan and Austria for proposed acquisition

11/07/2016  SunEdison Semiconductor Limited announced today that it has received notice that the Investment Committee of the Ministry of the Economic Affairs of the Republic of China has approved the proposed acquisition of SunEdison Semiconductor by GlobalWafers Co., Ltd.

Astronics Test Systems announces new semiconductor system-level test platform

11/07/2016  Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics Test Systems, introduced its new breakthrough System-Level Test (SLT) platform that is expected to revolutionize the testing of high volume integrated semiconductor devices.

Trace metal recombination centers kill LED efficiency

11/04/2016  UCSB researchers warn that trace amounts of transition metal impurities act as recombination centers in gallium nitride semiconductors.

SMIC Shenzhen launches construction of the first 12-in IC production line in South China

11/04/2016  Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation announces the official launch of a 12-inch integrated circuit (IC) production line at SMIC's Shenzhen facility. It will be the very first 12-inch fab in South China.

Lattice Semiconductor to be acquired by Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, Inc. for $1.3B

11/03/2016  Lattice Semiconductor Corporation and Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, Inc. today announced that Lattice and Canyon Bridge Acquisition Company, Inc., an affiliate of Canyon Bridge, have signed a definitive agreement under which Canyon Bridge will acquire all outstanding shares of Lattice for approximately $1.3 billion.

Samsung expands its advanced foundry offerings with 14LPU and 10LPU processes

11/03/2016  The new foundry process offerings as well as EUV-enabled 7nm wafer are presented at the Samsung Foundry Forum.

2016 Global Semiconductor Alliance Award nominees announced

11/03/2016  The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) announced the 2016 award nominees for the GSA Awards Dinner Celebration.




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Smartphone Market Driving 7nm & 5nm Node 3-D Transistors and Stacked Devices

December 15, 2016 at 1 p.m. ET / Sponsored by Versum Materials

The smartphone market is expected to reach 1.5B units in 2016 consuming nearly 1/3 of the IC market as smartphones become the mini mobile computers in capabilities and the central hub/gateway for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices including wearables and home monitoring devices. This webcast will give an update to the previous April 30, 2015 Webinar on Smartphone as the Technology Driver.

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Electrically Conductive Adhesives Make the Right Connections

As electronic circuits become more complex, engineers are finding new ways to assemble and package them. Electrically conductive adhesives provide durable bonds with conductive paths to suit a variety of electronics applications. They can be engineered to combine bond strength and electrical conductivity with other service-critical properties.November 11, 2016
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

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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