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SEMICONDUCTORS ARTICLES



China-based smartphone suppliers held 8 of Top 12 spots in first quarter ranking

06/09/2016  An India-based smartphone supplier -- Micromax -- joins the top 12 ranking for the first time.

Boston Semi Equipment secures additional investment to expand test automation product lines

06/08/2016  Boston Semi Equipment, LLC (BSE), the semiconductor equipment company redefining the price-performance model for semiconductor test automation equipment, announced today that its senior investment partner has committed to a new round of capital funding.

High Tech U in Taiwan for first time

06/07/2016  The SEMI High Tech U learning program commenced April 20-22 in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Spintronics development gets boost with new findings into ferromagnetism in Mn-doped GaAs

06/07/2016  A research group at Tohoku University's WPI-AIMR has succeeded in finding the origin and the mechanism of ferromagnetism in Mn-doped GaAs.

SEMI reports first quarter 2016 worldwide semiconductor equipment figures; billings $8.3B

06/07/2016  SEMI today reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$8.3 billion in the first quarter of 2016.

Mentor Graphics Offers Tanner Calibre One Verification Suite for the Tanner Analog/Mixed-Signal IC Design Environment

06/06/2016  The Tanner Calibre One IC verification suite is now an integral part of the Tanner analog/mixed-signal (AMS) physical design environment

Soitec receives Best Quality Award from NXP Semiconductors

06/06/2016  Soitec's Power SOI substrates use to manufacture smart power IC's for automotive applications represent a significant and strategic market for Soitec's business, which is growing at a steady rate.

Mentor’s Pattern Matching Tackles IC Verification and Manufacturing Problems

06/05/2016  Mentor Graphics Corporation announced that customers and ecosystem partners are expanding their use of Calibre Pattern Matching solution to overcome previously intractable IC verification and manufacturing problems.

Samsung’s Closed-Loop DFM Solution Accelerates Yield Ramps

06/05/2016  Mentor Graphics Corp. announced that Samsung Foundry’s Closed-Loop DFM solution uses production Mentor Calibre and Tessent platforms to accelerate customer yield ramps

Solid State Watch: May 27-June 2, 2016

06/03/2016  GLOBALFOUNDRIES announced a joint venture with the government of Chongqing; Texas Instruments maintains leadership in analog IC marketshare; Micron releases two new solid state drive products; UT Dallas physicists research topological insulators

Tiny lasers enable faster, less power-hungry next-gen microprocessors

06/03/2016  A group of scientists were able to fabricate tiny lasers directly on silicon, a huge breakthrough for the semiconductor industry and well beyond.

Exar to Sell its iML Subsidiary for $136 Million

06/03/2016  Exar Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Integrated Memory Logic Limited (iML) subsidiary for $136 million.

Industrial Semiconductor Revenues Rose in 2015, IHS

06/03/2016  Industrial semiconductor revenues rose slightly in 2015 despite weakness in the overall semiconductor industry and economic headwinds in China.

Competition and Evolving Workloads to Change Server-Class Microprocessor Supply Ecosystem in 2017

06/03/2016  Worldwide server-class microprocessor revenue will increase 1.3% to $13.9 billion while server microprocessor market unit shipments will increase 3.5% to 22.9 million units in 2016.

ClassOne announces major savings with Solstice gold plating

06/02/2016  ClassOne Technology, manufacturer of budget-friendly wet processing equipment, is reporting significant savings in the plating of gold in ≤200mm applications using its Solstice systems.

Exar Corporation announces Ryan A. Benton's appointment as new CEO

06/01/2016  Mr. Benton will replace Richard L. Leza, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer.

Electronic Fluorocarbons begins construction of manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania

06/01/2016  Electronic Fluorocarbons, LLC (EFC) announces that construction is well underway on their manufacturing and purification facility on a 15 acre greenfield site in Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Solid State Watch: May 20-26, 2016

05/31/2016  SEMI releases new book-to-bill ratio report; Infineon and imec share details of their CMOS-based 79 GHz sensor chip; Synopsys introduces pre-wafer simulation solution; Researchers find new method for doping single crystals of diamond

NanoFocus AG introduces new inspection system for semiconductors industry

05/31/2016  NanoFocus AG, the developer and manufacturer of optical 3D surface measuring technology, introduces the new measuring system µsprint hp-opc 3000 for the optical inspection of probe cards within the framework of the 26th Annual SW Test Workshop in San Diego from 5th - 8th June 2016.

Micron introduces fast, secure, power-efficient 3D NAND flash solid state drives

05/31/2016  Micron Technology, Inc. today introduced Micron 1100 SATA and Micron 2100 PCIe NVMe, two new solid state drive (SSD) product lines designed to tackle client computing workloads from web browsing and email, to video editing and auto CAD design.




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

June 2016 (Date and time TBD)/ Sponsored by Epicor and Siemens

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. Greater connectivity and information sharing -- enabled by new capabilities in data analytics, remote monitoring and mobility -- will lead to increased efficiency and reduced costs. There will be a paradigm shift from “centralized” to “decentralized” production. Semiconductor manufacturing has long been thought of as the most advanced manufacturing process in the world, but it’s not clear if long-held beliefs about how proprietary data, such as process recipes, are managed. Industry experts will examine the potential for the semiconductor factory of the future, and discuss potential roadblocks.

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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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SEMICON West 2016
San Francisco, CA
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July 12, 2016 - July 14, 2016
SEMICON Europa 2016
Grenoble, France
http://www.semiconeuropa.org
October 25, 2016 - October 27, 2016

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