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SEMICONDUCTORS ARTICLES



Bending light with a tiny chip

03/11/2014  The Caltech chip eliminates the need for bulky and expensive lenses and bulbs and instead uses a so-called integrated optical phased array (OPA) to project the image electronically with only a single laser diode as light source and no mechanically moving parts.

Samsung now mass producing the most advanced 4Gb DDR3 using 20nm process technology

03/11/2014  Samsung Electronics today announced that it is mass producing the most advanced DDR3 memory, based on a new 20nm process technology, for use in a wide range of computing applications.

Leti demonstrates ultra-scaled self-aligned split-gate memory cell with 16nm gate length

03/11/2014  CEA-Leti announced today it has fabricated ultra-scaled split-gate memories with gate length of 16nm, and demonstrated their functionality, showing good writing and erasing performances with memory windows over 6V.

Cadence PVS certified for GlobalFoundries' 65nm to 14nm processes

03/11/2014  Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced today that GLOBALFOUNDRIES certified the Cadence Physical Verification System (PVS) for custom/analog, digital and mixed-signal design physical signoff for 65nm to 14nm FinFET process technologies.

Plug-and-play test strategy for 3D ICs

03/11/2014  Three-dimensional (3D) ICs, chips assembled from multiple vertically stacked die, are coming. They offer better performance, reduced power, and improved yield.

DSA, EUV, nanopatterning are top themes at SPIE Advanced Lithography

03/10/2014  Progress through collaborative efforts in directed self-assembly (DSA), the state of the art in nanoimprint technology, 3D approaches to scaling, and the latest on extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography research were hot topics at the recent SPIE Advanced Lithography symposium in San Jose.

Big sell: IP Trends and Strategies

03/10/2014  Experts from Semico Research, Cadence, Uniquify and Sonics challenge growth trends for semiconductor intellectual property (SIP) with FinFETs, the IoT and more.

Promising news for solar fuels from Berkeley Lab researchers at JCAP

03/07/2014  A JCAP study shows that nearly 90-percent of the electrons generated by a semiconductor/cobaloxime hybrid catalyst designed to store solar energy in hydrogen are being stored in their intended target molecules.

MACOM introduces new addition to GaN in Plastic series

03/07/2014  M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (MACOM), a supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, introduced today its newest addition to the GaN in Plastic series.

Semtech Corporation announces the appointment of new Executive VP

03/07/2014  Semtech Corporation, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the appointment of Charles B. Ammann as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

The Week in Review: March 7, 2014

03/07/2014  University Research Award recipient; SEMI World Fab Forecast; Resesarchers develop Source-Gated Transistor; Global failure analysis equipment market increase; Industry revenues reach record high

Weaker yen impact on the 2013 material and equipment market size

03/06/2014  Semiconductor industry revenues reported by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) reached a record high in 2013 with global revenues totaling over $305 million.

Micron appoints Darren Thomas as VP of Storage Business Unit

03/06/2014  Micron Technology, Inc. this week announced that Darren Thomas has been named as vice president of Micron's Storage business unit.

Fab equipment spending to increase 20-30% in 2014

03/06/2014  The release today of the SEMI World Fab Forecast update reveals a 20 to 30 percent projected increase in semiconductor fab equipment spending in 2014.

New research could help make "roll-up" digital screens a reality for all

03/06/2014  Researchers from the University of Surrey worked together with scientists from Philips to further develop the 'Source-Gated-Transistor' (SGT) - a simple circuit component invented jointly by the teams.

Samsung expands its 28nm technology offerings

03/06/2014  Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. today announced that it has expanded its 28nm technology offerings with the addition of RF capabilities.

University of Minnesota professor recognized for excellence in semiconductor research

03/06/2014  The Semiconductor Industry Association this week presented its University Research Award – in consultation with Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) – to University of Minnesota professor Sachin Sapatnekar in recognition of his outstanding contributions to semiconductor research.

Global failure analysis equipment market to grow at CAGR of 8.8% from 2013 to 2019

03/05/2014  Rapid growth in nanotechnology coupled with growth in medical applications in the Asia Pacific region has fueled the growth of failure analysis equipment market.

Moore's Law has stopped at 28nm

03/05/2014  While many have recently predicted the imminent demise of Moore’s Law, we need to recognize that this actually has happened at 28nm.

Researchers at UC study zero-dimensional quantum dots

03/04/2014  Zero-dimensional quantum dots identified by University of Cincinnati researchers could someday have a big effect on a variety of technologies, such as solar energy, lasers and medical diagnostics.




FINANCIALS



TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



UV LED Curing for the Electronics Industry

This paper provides an introduction to UV LED curing and the many benefits UV LED curing provides for bonding and coating applications in the electronics industry. Product manufacturers, machine builders, and chemistry formulators will gain an understanding of the benefits and how to apply UV LED curing in manufacturing processes. Included are specific examples of how manufacturers are using UV LED to make touch screens, mobile phones, micro speakers, and hard disk drives.April 03, 2014
Sponsored by Phoseon Technology

Versatile Epoxy Compounds for Electronic Applications

Electronic systems have revolutionized our lives. We use them in nearly all of our daily activities, for communication, computing, navigation, entertainment, payment processing, and more. They are the workhorses in many medical, transportation, aerospace, and military systems, performing functions such as automated control, data analysis, and pattern recognition.February 10, 2014
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

Enhancing the Performance of Electronic Applications with Versatile Epoxy Compounds

Learn about the different functions epoxies perform in the manufacture and assembly of today’s electronic systems. From nanotechnology to enormous space systems, these versatile compounds meet a wide variety of conditions, lending to the reliability and longevity of the devices we use in our everyday lives.January 06, 2014
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

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Multiphysics Modeling of MEMS Devices

April 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), such as actuators, sensors and resonators, rely on the interactions between multiple physical effects. In this webinar, we will show how a multiphysics simulation approach allows you to combine electrical, thermal and structural effects accurately in order to design reliable and high-performance MEMS devices.

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MEMS

May 2014 (date and time TBD) MEMS have quite different process and material requirements compared to mainstream microprocessor and memory types of devices. This webcast 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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Packaging Materials

May 2014 (date and time TBD) Advanced packages rely on high-performance materials – die-attach film, solder bumps, conductive adhesive, underfill, TIM – to ensure reliability, fine-pitch interconnect, thermal management, and chip performance are optimized. Learn about the latest assembly materials and how they can improve the package, speed packaging throughput, and even lower packaging costs in the webcast.

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EVENTS



The ConFab
Las Vegas, Nevada
http://www.theconfab.com
June 22, 2014 - June 25, 2014
2014 International Workshop on EUV Lithography
Maui, Hawaii, USA
http://www.euvlitho.com
June 23, 2014 - June 27, 2014
SEMICON West 2014
San Francisco, California
http://www.semiconwest.org
July 08, 2014 - July 10, 2014
SPIE Photomask Technology 2014
Monterey Conference Center and Monterey Marriott,
http://spie.org/photomask.xml?WT.mc_id=RCal-PMW
September 16, 2014 - September 18, 2014
Photomask Technology Exhibition 2014
Monterey Conference Center and Monterey Marriott,
http://spie.org/photomask.xml?WT.mc_id=RCal-PMW
September 16, 2014 - September 17, 2014