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Kateeva receives $38 million in financing

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
Kateeva announced that it has closed its Series D round with $38 million in financing. The newest participant is Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (SVIC).

Wagon-wheel pasta shape for better LEDs

Wed, 10 Oct 2013
"Rotelle" molecules depolarize light, more efficient than "spaghetti"

Mobility now driving the industry

Wed, 9 Sep 2013
It’s apparent that the world’s appetite for electronics has never been greater. That has increasingly taken the form of mobile electronics, including smartphones, tablets and tablets and the new “phablets.” People want to watch movies and live sports on their phones.

SEMI book-to-bill ratio indicates bookings decline

Thu, 9 Sep 2013
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.06 billion in orders worldwide in August 2013 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.98, according to the August EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.

LED Waves introduces updated LED T8 tube light

Fri, 9 Sep 2013
The 4 foot fluorescent tube replacement features all-new LEDs and two brightness levels.

SEMI and Solid State Technology announce the 2015 “Best of West” Award finalists

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
The award was established to recognize new products moving the industry forward with technological developments in the microelectronics supply chain.

Emergence of low price LED solutions are pushing technology adoption toward general lighting

Wed, 9 Sep 2013
Growth of the LED industry has come initially from the small display application and has been driven forward by the LCD display application.

Bright, laser-based lighting devices

Fri, 9 Sep 2013
To meet the ever-escalating demand for more lighting in more places and to improve the bulbs used in sports stadiums, car headlights and street lamps, scientists are scrambling to create better light-emitting diodes (LEDs) -- solid state lighting devices that are more energy efficient than conventional incandescent or fluorescent light sources.

Annual revenue for networked lighting controls will surpass $5.3B by 2020

Fri, 8 Aug 2013
The market for lighting controls in commercial buildings has entered a period of dramatic transformation, as the demand for both local controls rises.

Imec and Veeco to collaborate on GaN-on-Si devices for LEDs and power electronics

Tue, 9 Sep 2013
Nanoelectronics research center imec of Belgium and Veeco Instruments Inc. are collaborating on a project aimed at lowering the cost of producing gallium nitride on silicon-based power devices and LEDs.

New kind of ultraviolet LED could lead to portable, low-cost devices

Tue, 9 Sep 2013
Commercial uses for ultraviolet (UV) light are growing, and now a new kind of LED under development at The Ohio State University could lead to more portable and low-cost uses of the technology.

Toward a truly white organic LED

Fri, 9 Sep 2013
By inserting platinum atoms into an organic semiconductor, University of Utah physicists were able to "tune" the plastic-like polymer to emit light of different colors – a step toward more efficient, less expensive and truly white organic LEDs for light bulbs of the future.

ASMC 2014 offers opportunity for presenters

Thu, 11 Nov 2013
SEMI announced today that the deadline for presenters to submit an abstract for the 25th annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC) is extended to November 28.

Kateeva receives $38 million in financing

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
Kateeva announced that it has closed its Series D round with $38 million in financing. The newest participant is Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (SVIC).

TV semiconductor market growing despite decline in TV shipments

Fri, 10 Oct 2013
Wireless video, network interfaces, multi-format decoders, LED backlighting boost average semiconductor content per TV.

Will 2014 be the Next Golden Year?

Wed, 10 Oct 2013
Some unexpected underdogs spur spending spree.

LED applications to be key drivers for bulk GaN market

Thu, 10 Oct 2013
In either a cautious or a more aggressive scenario, LED applications will certainly be the key drivers for the bulk GaN market, according to Yole Développement.

Revival in semiconductor industry drives growth in the surface mount technology equipment market

Fri, 11 Nov 2013
SMT equipment market continues to derive demand from major downstream industry segments including telecommunications, computing and consumer appliances, which are the most prolific users of PCBs, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Rubicon launches first commercial line of large diameter patterned sapphire substrates

Fri, 11 Nov 2013
Rubicon Technology announced the launch of the first commercial line of large diameter patterned sapphire substrates (PSS) in four-inch through eight-inch diameters.

QEOS announces advanced LED lighting system

Mon, 11 Nov 2013
Quantum Electro Opto Systems Sdn. Bhd. (QEOS), a leading innovator in LED technology, announced today that it is entering the LED lighting and LED lighting systems business

Plastic Electronics Conference to rotate between Dresden and Grenoble beginning in 2014

Thu, 11 Nov 2013
SEMI, the global trade organization representing the nano- and micro-electronic manufacturing supply chains, today announced that next year’s Plastic Electronics Conference (PE2014) will be held in Grenoble, France and alternate with Dresden, Germany in future years to better address pan-European opportunities and challenges in Plastic Electronics.

The US lighting control systems industry: A market in transition

Thu, 11 Nov 2013
The lighting control systems marketplace has been in a state of transition in recent years. Changing energy efficiency codes, new construction project increases, wireless technology benefits, increases in LED lighting adoption and conservation initiatives have been the key factors driving the growth of the lighting control systems market in the US.

SemiLEDs introduces 10W integrated RGBW LED

Mon, 11 Nov 2013
SemiLEDs Corporation today announced the introduction and release of the 10-Watt M63 RGBW integrated 6363 LED.

Seoul Semiconductor introduces next generation of high power LEDs

Mon, 11 Nov 2013
The improved efficacy helps lighting manufacturers use fewer LEDs in their system designs which translate to lower system costs.

EV Group introduces non-contact lithography system

Tue, 11 Nov 2013
Leveraging EVG's expertise in photolithography, the EVG PHABLE system incorporates a unique contactless lithography mask-based approach that enables full-field, high-resolution and cost-efficient micro- and nanopatterning of passive and active photonic components, such as patterned structures on light emitting diode (LED) wafers, in high-throughput production environments.

Dow Corning newest moldable optical silicone expands options for more reliable LEDs

Tue, 11 Nov 2013
Dow Corning introduced new Dow Corning MS-2002 Moldable White Reflector Silicone here at Strategies in Light Europe 2013.

Rubicon Technology appoints Warren Stewart as Senior VP of Sales and Marketing

Thu, 11 Nov 2013
Rubicon Technology, Inc. today announced that Warren S. Stewart III has joined the Company as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, effective immediately.

EV Group introduces full-field UV nanoimprint lithography system

Tue, 12 Dec 2013
EV Group (EVG), a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today introduced the EVG 720 automated UV nanoimprint lithography (UV-NIL) system.

Lab school brings manufacturing technologies to middle-school classrooms

Tue, 12 Dec 2013
A partnership among the University of Virginia's (UVa) Schools of Education and Engineering and the Charlottesville Public Schools has led to the launch of Buford Engineering Design Academy, a laboratory school for advanced manufacturing.

Lynk Labs grows patent portfolio for AC-LED technology

Wed, 12 Dec 2013
Lynk Labs Inc., a AC LED technology company from circuits to systems has been granted another key patent by the US Patent Office. The patent covers vertical market segments of AC LED technology from the core AC LED circuits and powering methods to the lighting system level.

Nikkiso initiates shipments of deep ultraviolet LEDs

Thu, 12 Dec 2013
NIKKISO CO. has announced that it has initiated shipments of commercial LED product samples emitting at a range of wavelengths in the UVB and UVC spectral regimes for industrial, biomedical, and environmental applications.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research Technology orders EV Group automated production bonding system

Tue, 12 Dec 2013
SMART, which is a leading research center established by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in partnership with the National Research Foundation of Singapore, will utilize the EVG850LT system to support its advanced substrate development efforts.

SEMICON West “Call for Papers” for New Semiconductor Technology Symposium, Science Park and TechXPOTs

Tue, 12 Dec 2013
SEMI today announced a “Call for Papers” for the new Semiconductor Technology Symposium, the popular TechXPOT programs, and a new Science Park program featuring university research and advanced R&D subjects at SEMICON West, North America’s premier microelectronics event, to be held July 8-10 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.

#2: Thermally Stable Magnetic Tunnel Junction Memory

Tue, 12 Dec 2012

#6: Novel Nanopore Sensor for DNA Sequencing

Tue, 12 Dec 2012

#1: Triangular MOSFETs with InGaAs Channels

Tue, 12 Dec 2012

#3: TSMC’s Integrated 16nm FinFET Technology Platform

Tue, 12 Dec 2012

#4: Monolithic 3D Chip

Tue, 12 Dec 2012

#5: Nanofluidic Channels for Lab-on-Chip

Tue, 12 Dec 2012

#7: Hybrid Nanowire/CMOS Biosensor

Tue, 12 Dec 2012

#8: 300mm wafer-scale Ge FinFET

Tue, 12 Dec 2012

#9: Record Silicon Nanowire MOSFETs

Tue, 12 Dec 2012

#10: Visualizing CBRAM Filaments

Tue, 12 Dec 2012

#11: Fastest Ge p-MOSFET

Tue, 12 Dec 2012

Slideshow: IEDM 2013 Highlights

Wed, 12 Dec 2013
This week, industry leaders and experts have gathered in Washington D.C. at the 59th annual IEEE International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM) conference.

Soitec and IntelliEPI to collaborate on GaAs semiconductor materials

Thu, 12 Dec 2013
The agreement includes a technology license granted by Soitec to IntelliEPI, which may be extended to address future business opportunities in the GaAs market, including equipment transfer.

GaN-on-silicon LEDs forecast to increase market share to 40% by 2020

Thu, 12 Dec 2013
The penetration of gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) wafers into the light-emitting diode (LED) market is forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 69 percent from 2013 to 2020, by which time they will account for 40 percent of all GaN LEDs manufactured.

Soitec and CEA sign a five-year R&D partnership

Wed, 12 Dec 2013
This new contract aims to support Soitec's strategy for the electronics, solar energy and lighting markets.

Market for AMOLED materials set to surge in 2014

Mon, 12 Dec 2013
With a flood of new competitors set to initiate or increase the production of active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) panels next year, demand for materials used to make AMOLEDs is forecast to rise by nearly 27 percent in 2014.

Xicato expands and brings manufacturing to San Jose, California

Thu, 1 Jan 2014
Company more than doubles its space to accommodate new LED light module manufacturing line in Silicon Valley.

TOWA launches new Packaging Development Center

Thu, 1 Jan 2014
The TOWA Corporation of Japan, a supplier of packaging equipment for semiconductor, electronics and LED industries, has decided to expand their activities in Europe with an Innovation Center for Packaging Development and announced the launch of TOWA Europe B.V.

Universal Lighting Technologies announces corporate headquarters office relocation

Fri, 1 Jan 2014
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. is starting the year on a high note with the announcement of its new corporate headquarters at 51 Century Blvd., Suite 230 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Slideshow: CES 2014 Highlights

Fri, 1 Jan 2014
This week in Las Vegas, the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show focused on the Internet of Things, displaying many connected gadgets and services.

5) Haier unveils full LED TV line

Sun, 1 Jan 2010

Global LED chip market and forecast 2014

Fri, 1 Jan 2014
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global LED Chip Market & Forecasts Report, 2016" report to their offering.

Soraa launches high color rendering, line voltage GU10 230V LEDs

Wed, 1 Jan 2014
Soraa, a provider of in GaN on GaN LED technology, launched today the first line of high color and white rendering, high light output LED GU10 230V dimmable lamps.

NIKKISO establishes new production facility for deep ultraviolet LEDs

Thu, 1 Jan 2014
The company will initiate production operations in mid 2014 and install an annual capacity in excess of 1 million units for its UVB and UVC LED illumination sources.

Cyclical upturn continues in 2014: Positive yet cautious expectations persist

Thu, 1 Jan 2013
In 2013, the IC industry emerged from a difficult 5-year period of minimal growth and started on its next cyclical upturn, a welcome piece of news.

Outlook for semiconductors and the value chain in 2014

Thu, 1 Jan 2013
We approach 2014 with a combination of positive policy, financial, and economic forces that will push world growth up to a +3% range.

Coming year promises increased capital spending and continued need for effective industry collaboration

Thu, 1 Jan 2013
For most of the past 15 years, the industry has displayed a fairly predictable pattern of fab equipment spending, characterized generally by two years of decline followed by two years of positive growth.

The shift to materials-enabled 3D

Thu, 1 Jan 2013
Innovations in mobile computing and communications will continue to be a driving factor for the semiconductor equipment industry.

Innovation and collaboration key in 2014

Thu, 1 Jan 2013
As far as the outlook goes for 2014-2015, investments coming from the semiconductor and microelectronics industries are going to be pretty robust.

Can we keep on benefiting from Moore’s Law?

Thu, 1 Jan 2013
For almost five decades, performance improvements and cost reduction of ICs have been cornerstones of the growth of the semiconductor industry.

Key market and technology trends in the sub-20nm era

Thu, 1 Jan 2013
Keeping up with Moore’s Law has always required significant investment and ingenuity, and this era brings additional challenges in device structures, materials and methodologies.

Keys to success: Testing in the New Mobile World

Thu, 1 Jan 2013
The semiconductor industry is moving from a PC-centric, digital era to a communication and mobile world.

Executives debate innovation drivers and cost reduction in microelectronics supply chain

Thu, 2 Feb 2014
The closing Executive Panel discussion at the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium on January 15 provoked diverse views on the drivers and future of innovation in the microelectronics manufacturing supply chain.

SPTS Technologies opens new office in Korea

Thu, 2 Feb 2014
SPTS Technologies, a supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor industry and related markets today announced the opening of a new office in Korea.

Advanced Energy highlights enabling pulsing tech for 2X/1Xnm at SEMICON Korea 2014

Thu, 2 Feb 2014
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. today will highlight its advanced pulsing technology at SEMICON Korea 2014.

MCA appoints Brian Fisher as General Manager

Wed, 2 Feb 2014
MCA Public Relations announced it has launched a new solid-state lighting (SSL) practice specifically designed to target companies from the multiple segments of the SSL ecosystem to create unique branding and communications campaigns for each.

Soraa develops the world's most efficient LEDs

Mon, 2 Feb 2014
Soraa announced today the world’s most efficient LED, which it will integrate into the market’s first full-visible-spectrum, large form factor lamps.

EVG and Brisbane Materials introduce novel anti-reflective coating solution for LED lighting applications

Tue, 2 Feb 2014
The jointly developed manufacturing solution enables lumen output increases of up to eight percent.

Cree introduces the industry's most powerful SiC Schottky diodes

Wed, 3 Mar 2014
Cree today introduced the new CPW5 Z-Rec high-power silicon-carbide (SiC) Schottky diodes, the industry’s first commercially available family of 50 Amp SiC rectifiers.

Fab equipment spending to increase 20-30% in 2014

Thu, 3 Mar 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.

Weaker yen impact on the 2013 material and equipment market size

Thu, 3 Mar 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.

Double digit growth for China LED production in 2014

Mon, 3 Mar 2014
Following the boom in expansion of the Chinese LED market in 2011, many industry insiders and analysts speculated on whether the Chinese would be able to sustain the growth, or if many companies simply ordered an excessive amount of MOCVD reactors just to benefit from government subsidies.

Scientists build thinnest-possible LEDs to be stronger, more energy efficient

Mon, 3 Mar 2014
As devices get smaller and faster, there is more demand for such semiconductors that are tinier, stronger and more energy efficient.

Advancing the Russian microelectronics industry — SEMICON Russia 2014

Wed, 3 Mar 2014
On May 13-15, the key industry players, science institutes and innovation business representatives will gather in Moscow at SEMICON Russia — the premier Russian semiconductor exhibition and conference.

Silicon Innovation Forum to expand in 2014

Thu, 3 Mar 2014
Coordinated by SEMI, the Silicon Innovation Forum is organized by leading strategic investment groups in the global semiconductor industry including: Applied Ventures, Dow Ventures, Intel Capital, Micron Ventures, TEL Venture Capital, BASF Ventures, and Samsung Ventures.

EV Group establishes China headquarters in Shanghai

Tue, 3 Mar 2014
EV Group (EVG), a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that it has opened a new, wholly owned subsidiary in Shanghai, called EV Group China Ltd.

GaN-on-Si enables GaN power electronics, will LED transition as well?

Wed, 3 Mar 2014
Today, GaN on Sapphire is the main stream technology for LED manufacturing. GaN-on-Si technology appeared naturally as an alternative to sapphire to reduce cost.

Enabling mobility for IoT with advanced semiconductor technology - at SEMICON Singapore 2014

Thu, 3 Mar 2014
SEMICON Singapore will focus on the advanced technology developments to enable mobility for the Internet of Things (IoT).

New technique makes LEDs brighter, more resilient

Fri, 3 Mar 2014
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new processing technique that makes light emitting diodes (LEDs) brighter and more resilient by coating the semiconductor material gallium nitride (GaN) with a layer of phosphorus-derived acid.

Samsung introduces new flip chip LED packages

Thu, 3 Mar 2014
Samsung today introduced a new lineup of flip chip LED packages and modules offering enhanced design flexibility and a high degree of reliability.

Leti to demonstrate wireless high data rate Li-Fi prototype

Thu, 3 Mar 2014
CEA-Leti will demonstrate its new prototype for wireless high data rate Li-Fi (light fidelity) transmission at Light + Building 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany, March 30-April 4. The technology employs the high-frequency modulation capabilities of light-emitting diode (LED) engines used in commercial lighting.

The sustainable manufacturing imperative

Thu, 4 Apr 2014
While sometimes seen as a social, legal and regulatory obligation, sustainability is increasingly considered a differentiating factor in global competitiveness relative to the technologies and products being provided.

2013: A year in review

Fri, 4 Apr 2014
2013 was a record year in terms of semiconductor device revenues; the industry finally exceeded the long elusive $300 billion mark, registering almost 5 percent growth according to the SIA.

To bridge LEDs' green gap, scientists think small

Fri, 4 Apr 2014
Nanostructures half the breadth of a DNA strand could improve the efficiency of light emitting diodes (LEDs), especially in the "green gap," a portion of the spectrum where LED efficiency plunges, simulations at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have shown.

SEMI announces Innovation Village at SEMICON Europa 2014

Wed, 4 Apr 2014
After the successful premier of a program to connect early-stage companies with strategic investors and venture capitalists (VCs) in the U.S., SEMI is expanding the program to Europe as part of SEMICON Europa 2014 in Grenoble, France (October 7-9).

Scalable CVD process for making 2-D molybdenum diselenide

Thu, 4 Apr 2014
Nanoengineering researchers at Rice University and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have unveiled a potentially scalable method for making one-atom-thick layers of molybdenum diselenide — a highly sought semiconductor that is similar to graphene but has better properties for making certain electronic devices like switchable transistors and light-emitting diodes.

Catching the (invisible) wave

Fri, 4 Apr 2014
UC Santa Barbara researchers create a unique semiconductor that manipulates light in the invisible infrared/terahertz range, paving the way for new and enhanced applications.

Dow Corning moves to defend Chinese patent for LED optical silicone encapsulants

Thu, 4 Apr 2014
Dow Corning filed a complaint through its Chinese subsidiary and licensee with the Shanghai First Intermediate Court.

New technology symposium at SEMICON West 2014 to spotlight critical issues in semiconductor manufacturing

Tue, 4 Apr 2014
The new program addressing the most important and critical issues facing the future of semiconductor manufacturing in a new and more technical conference format.

SEMICON Southeast Asia to be launched in 2015

Fri, 4 Apr 2014
Recognizing the changing dynamics of the microelectronics industry in Southeast Asia, SEMI today announced the expanded scope of its industry-leading SEMICON regional exposition which will now rotate between Singapore and other locations within Southeast Asia.

Epistar extends collaboration with Intermolecular

Thu, 4 Apr 2014
Intermolecular, Inc. today announced that Epistar Corp. and Intermolecular have signed a multi-year extension of their existing collaborative development program (CDP) and royalty-bearing IP licensing agreement to increase the efficiency and reduce the cost of Epistar's light emitting diode (LED) devices.

More GaN-on-Si players on the playground, business is starting

Thu, 4 Apr 2014
GaN-on-Si is entering in production. Under this context, what is the patent situation?

Quantum Global Technologies joins SEMATECH to advance process tool chamber parts cleanliness

Wed, 4 Apr 2014
Quantum Global Technologies LLC today announced it joined SEMATECH in Albany NY, to advance process tool chamber parts cleanliness and analytical methods to meet sub-20nm wafer fabrication process requirements.

Veeco appoints Shubham Maheshwari as chief financial officer

Tue, 5 May 2014
Mr. Maheshwari replaces David D. Glass, who announced his retirement from Veeco last December.

Cree announces low cost extended bandwidth GaN HEMT transistors

Wed, 5 May 2014
In response to broader bandwidth demand, Cree, Inc. introduces a family of GaN HEMT RF transistors that delivers industry-leading bandwidth and high efficiency performance to support today’s busy LTE networks.

First quarter semiconductor trends and update

Thu, 5 May 2014
Given the slow economic growth in the U.S. during the first quarter, coupled with challenging geo-political developments around the world,uncertainty once again permeates the industry outlook for the year.

Report projects OLED lighting market to hit revenues of $1.4B in 2019

Wed, 5 May 2014
Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has published its latest forecasts of the OLED lighting market predicting a $1.4 billion market opportunity in 2019.

New policy helps combat counterfeit semiconductors

Wed, 5 May 2014
A newly finalized Department of Defense (DoD) rule reduces the risk of counterfeit semiconductor products being used by our military by implementing needed safeguards in the procurement of semiconductors and other electronic parts.

Improving financial predictability – is it chasing a mirage?

Thu, 5 May 2014
There is continued evidence that despite spending several millions on IT transformations, improving internal planning processes, maturing supply chains, and streamlining product development processes- several companies still struggle with predicting their financial and operational performance.

Domestic outsourcing: A key component in successful reshoring

Fri, 5 May 2014
After nearly a quarter of a century, the off-shoring manufacturing trend that decimated the U.S. manufacturing sector and played a significant role in the slow pace of the current economic recovery seems to be ending.

Brewer Science unveils Apogee temporary wafer bonder

Mon, 5 May 2014
Brewer Science, Inc., a supplier of thin-wafer handling technology, materials, and equipment to the microelectronics industry, today unveiled the Brewer Science Apogee bonder for temporary wafer bonding applications.

Increase in first quarter 2014 silicon wafer shipments

Tue, 5 May 2014
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the first quarter 2014 when compared to fourth quarter 2013 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.

Crystal IS primes for transition to commercial manufacturing

Tue, 5 May 2014
Crystal IS, a developer of the most effective UVC LEDs, today announced the appointment of John Gartner as its first vice president of operations.

Top 10 power supply vendors vie in tumultuous market; rankings shift for the year

Wed, 5 May 2014
The global market for AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies rose by a modest 2.4 percent last year, but much of this growth was limited to specific markets, leading to some substantial shifts in the rankings of major players.

NIST studies why quantum dots suffer from "fluorescence intermittency"

Thu, 5 May 2014
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working in collaboration with the Naval Research Laboratory, have found that a particular species of quantum dots that weren't commonly thought to blink, do.

Seoul Semiconductor launches high power Acrich package for outdoor lighting

Wed, 5 May 2014
Seoul Semiconductor this week announced the release of a new generation of Acrich MJT 5050 LEDs, with high lumen output, reliability, and cost performance optimized for the outdoor lighting market.

Global semiconductor leaders develop plan to promote worldwide industry growth

Wed, 5 May 2014
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced that global semiconductor industry leaders reached an agreement at the 18th annual meeting of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) last week on a series of policy proposals to strengthen the industry through international cooperation.

Soraa customizes lighting with a SNAP

Thu, 5 May 2014
SORAA, a provider of GaN on GaN LED technology, announced today that the company will launch and display large lamp versions of its innovative SNAP System along with new accessories at LIGHTFAIR International.

Samsung improves color rendering in its LED components

Mon, 6 Jun 2014
Samsung Electronics today announced that it has improved the light quality of its LED packages and modules based on a 90 CRI (Color Rendering Index) for use in advanced lighting applications.

Osamu Nakamura named President of SEMI Japan

Tue, 6 Jun 2014
Nakamura will succeed Yoichi Nakagawa, who is retiring from SEMI.

Strengthening recovery: Fab equipment spending - 24% increase in 2014, possible record in 2015

Wed, 6 Jun 2014
After two years of decline, fab equipment spending is expected to increase 24 percent in 2014 and about 11 percent (US$39.5 billion).

Dow Corning silicone wins Innovation Award at 2014 LIGHTFAIR International

Thu, 6 Jun 2014
This marks the third time in two years that Dow Corning’s Moldable Silicone product technology has garnered top recognition during LIGHTFAIR International’s (LFI) annual awards.

On the road to recovery: Semiconductor growth expected for the next two years

Mon, 6 Jun 2014
According to the IMF and predictions by many other market research firms, 2014 and 2015 are expected to be growth years, comparable to or even better than the past few years.

Industry sustainability efforts mount with III-Vs and other advanced technologies

Thu, 6 Jun 2014
The introduction of new materials, such as III-Vs, into high-volume manufacturing of semiconductors, likely will occur sometime around the 7nm and/or 5nm nodes.

Crystal IS introduces Optan LED technology

Thu, 6 Jun 2014
Crystal IS, a developer of high-performance ultraviolet (UVC) LEDs, this week announced availability of Optan.

200mm equipment market gaining new lease on life

Mon, 6 Jun 2014
In 2004/2005, shipments of 300mm wafer fab equipment (WFE) began to outpace that of 200mm platforms.

Subatmospheric gas storage and delivery: Past, present and future

Thu, 6 Jun 2014
Storing gas on a sorbent provides an innovative, yet simple and lasting solution.

Gopal Rao at The ConFab: Scaling isn’t enough anymore

Wed, 6 Jun 2014
The core element of the semiconductor industry’s roadmap has been scaling – but Gopal Rao believes that isn’t enough anymore.

Permanent bonding: A key technology for MEMS, advanced packaging, LEDs and SOI

Mon, 7 Jul 2014
Yole Développement has released a new report, Permanent Wafer Bonding, detailing permanent bonding technologies and the microelectronic applications that use permanent bonding such as MEMS, Advanced Packaging, LEDs and SOI substrates.

Internet of Things: big numbers, many opportunities

Thu, 7 Jul 2014
Whatever forecast one uses for the future of the Internet of Things in terms of connected objects or business opportunities, the IoT will be big.

SEMI and Solid State Technology announce the 2014 “Best of West” Award finalists

Tue, 7 Jul 2014
Each year at SEMICON West, the largest and most influential microelectronics exposition in North America, the “Best of West” awards are presented by Solid State Technology and SEMI. The award was established to recognize contributors moving the industry forward with their technological developments in the microelectronics supply chain.

SEMI forecasts double-digit business growth in 2014, 2015

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
The worldwide semiconductor capital equipment market is forecast to increase 20.8 percent this year to $38.44 billion, compared with 2013’s $31.82 billion, and another 10.8 percent in 2015 to $42.6 billion, according to Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International.

Power supply market to grow by $3.5B in four years

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
The global market outlook for AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies is set for healthy expansion starting this year until at least 2018, with revenue during these four years projected to grow by $3.5 billion.

Lighting accounted for one-quarter of all LED driver IC revenue in 2013

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
One out of every four dollars spent worldwide on light-emitting diode (LED) drivers in 2013 was used for lighting applications, illustrating the growing importance of illumination in the LED business.

First Chinese supplier breaks into Top 10 LED rankings in 2013

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
China’s massive investments in light-emitting diode (LED) manufacturing capacity are paying off, with a Chinese company entering the top ranks of the global market for the first time ever

SEMI announces new South America Semiconductor Strategy Summit

Tue, 7 Jul 2014
SEMI today announced the launch of the association's first-ever event in Latin America.

A call to provide advanced equipment to growth companies

Mon, 7 Jul 2014
Historically, the major semiconductor capital equipment manufacturers have focused on supporting the bigger semiconductor companies at the expense of the smaller ones.

Can lean innovation bring growth and profits back to semiconductors?

Fri, 7 Jul 2014
New approaches to start-ups can unlock mega-trend opportunities.

Harnessing big data

Mon, 7 Jul 2014
Addressing the analytics challenges in supply chain management.

TriQuint becomes first manufacturer to achieve MRL 9 for GaN

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., a RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, announced that it is the first gallium nitride (GaN) RF chip manufacturer to achieve Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) 9.

Cambridge Nanotherm appoints Ralph Weir as CEO

Thu, 7 Jul 2014
Cambridge Nanotherm, a producer of semiconductor heatsink technology, today announced that it has appointed semiconductor industry veteran Ralph Weir as its CEO.

Smart cities to rise fourfold in number from 2013 to 2025

Thu, 7 Jul 2014
The number of smart cities worldwide will quadruple within a 12-year period that started last year, proliferating as local governments work with the private sector to cope with a multitude of challenges confronting urban centers.

Global semiconductor industry on pace for record sales through first half of 2014

Tue, 8 Aug 2014
Sales up across every region and nearly all product categories compared to last year; Americas region shows strongest growth.

Taking great ideas from the lab to the fab

Tue, 8 Aug 2014
NSF and Intel support the development of domain-specific hardware to address health care needs.

Apple saved the sapphire industry in 2013 and could transform it in 2014

Tue, 8 Aug 2014
In 2013, Apple completely saved the sapphire industry. This year, in 2014, Apple could transform this industry. Will the revolution happen?

Seoul Semiconductor moves in to the Top 5 global LED manufacturers

Fri, 8 Aug 2014
This is a step up from the 2012 ranking of number five global LED manufacturer despite any internal captive revenue.

Quantum Materials achieves 95% quantum yield by automated quantum dot production

Tue, 8 Aug 2014
Quantum Materials Corp today announced achieving a calculated 95% Quantum Yield (QY) for Green Tetrapod Quantum Dots (TQD) manufactured by QMC's proprietary automated mass-production system.

North American book-to-bill report shows equipment order activity has moderated

Fri, 11 Nov 2014
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.10 billion in orders worldwide in October 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.93, according to the October EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.

LightFair International 2015 call for speakers opens

Fri, 8 Aug 2014
The LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2015 Call for Speakers opens in a global invitation seeking responses from top lighting and design practitioners looking to participate in the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference in New York May 3-7, 2015.

Ushio to expand solid-state light source business with Oclaro Japan acquisition

Fri, 8 Aug 2014
The closing of the transaction is expected to occur during the fourth calendar quarter of 2014.

Intersil announces single-chip display power and LED driver for smartphones

Tue, 8 Aug 2014
Intersil Corporation, a provider of power management and precision analog solutions, today announced the ISL98611 display power and LED driver for smartphones.

Quantum Materials acquires Bayer Technology Services quantum dot patents

Wed, 8 Aug 2014
Quantum Materials Corporation today announced the purchase of five diverse sets of patent families from Bayer Technology Services GmbH, the global technological backbone and major innovation driver for Bayer AG of Leverkusen, Germany.

ESI appoints new board member

Mon, 8 Aug 2014
Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., a supplier of innovative laser-based manufacturing solutions for the microtechnology industry, today announced that Richard H. Wills, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tektronix, Inc., was appointed to the company’s Board of Directors.

New ClassOne electroplater a "sellout" at SEMICON West

Mon, 8 Aug 2014
When ClassOne Technology introduced its new Solstice electroplating systems at SEMICON West last month they didn’t expect to actually sell their first production unit off the show floor, but that’s what happened.

Plastic electronics: Opportunity on the edge of commercialization

Wed, 8 Aug 2014
The Plastics Electronics Conference and Exposition will co-locate with SEMICON Europa. Plastic Electronics 2014 (PE 2014) is themed “Enabling Applications beyond Limits in Electronics” and will be held at Alpexpo in Grenoble on 7-9 October.

Scientists craft a semiconductor only three atoms thick

Wed, 8 Aug 2014
Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick.

SemiLEDs launches EF FlipChip LED series

Wed, 8 Aug 2014
SemiLEDs Corporation, a global provider of vertical LED technology solutions, today announced sampling and volume availability of the first in its new Enhanced FlipChip, or EF, LED series.

Seoul Semiconductor launches smart lighting Acrich LED Light Engine

Thu, 8 Aug 2014
Seoul Semiconductor announced the release of a new LED light engine with Acrich 3 technology.

Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit —keynotes and highlights announced

Thu, 8 Aug 2014
SEMI today announced the keynotes for the 2nd Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit(September 16-17), an executive conference focused on Vietnam’'s growing role in the global semiconductor industry.

SEMICON Taiwan 2014 opens today with spotlight on 3D-IC, sustainable manufacturing, and MEMS

Wed, 9 Sep 2014
Taiwanese chipmakers, LED manufacturers, and Outsourced Semiconductor Assembly and Test (OSAT) firms will spend firm nearly $24 billion in the next two years on equipment and materials, powering excitement for SEMICON Taiwan 2014, which opened today in Taipei.

Europe: Strong growth in chip equipment spending in 2015

Mon, 10 Oct 2014
Global capital spending on semiconductor equipment is projected to grow 21.1 percent in 2014 and 21.0 percent in 2015.

Cree SiC MOSFETs help power Japan’s growing solar energy infrastructure

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
Cree, Inc. has announced that its C2M, 1200V, 80mOhm SiC MOSFETs have been selected by Sanix Corporation, Japan, to be designed into their new 9.9kW three-phase solar inverters for use in the construction of commercial photovoltaic systems in the fast-growing Japanese solar energy market.

10nm success depends on concurrent design and development

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
The Prophets of Doom greet every new process node with a chorus of dire warnings about the end of scaling, catastrophic thermal effects, parasitics run amok and . . . you know the rest.

Second quarter 2014 semi equipment billings 28% higher than 2013 second quarter

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
SEMI today reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$ 9.62 billion in the second quarter of 2014.

Intematix and SABIC collaborate to deliver increased efficiency solutions for LED systems

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
Intematix Corporation, a manufacturer of phosphor solutions for LED lighting, has collaborated with SABIC's Innovative Plastics business to create the ChromaLit Linear - a LED offering developed for the lighting industry.

A fundamental truth of process control

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
You can’t fix what you can’t find. You can’t control what you can’t measure.

Leti and LUCIOM focusing on high-data-rate bidirectional transceivers for enriched LiFi applications

Wed, 9 Sep 2014
CEA-Leti and LUCIOM, which develops visible-light communication using light-emitting diodes (LEDs), have launched a project to develop high-data-rate LiFi transceivers.

Equipment spending shows strong growth for 2014 and 2015

Wed, 9 Sep 2014
Front End fab equipment spending is projected to increase up to another 20 percent in 2015 to US$ 42 billion.

Outlook: Healthy equipment spending into 2015

Wed, 9 Sep 2014
The general consensus for the semiconductor industry is for this year’s positive trend to continue into 2015 as both revenue growth and unit shipment growth are expected to be in the mid- to high- single digit range.

New research proves whiteness and color rendering has strong effect on LED lamp preference

Thu, 9 Sep 2014
Soraa, a developer of GaN on GaN LED technology, announced today new psychophysical research proving that whiteness and color rendering have a strong effect on the perception of energy-efficient LED lighting.

Making quantum dots glow brighter

Thu, 9 Sep 2014
Ultrathin layers of metal oxides can change the way quantum dots behave, in some cases turning them into more efficient light emitters.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts August 2014 book-to-bill ratio of 1.04

Thu, 9 Sep 2014
A book-to-bill of 1.04 means that $104 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

In the LED packaging world, Flip Chip technology is rising

Fri, 9 Sep 2014
In the LED packaging world, a wind of change is blowing. A LED TV crisis, and new Chinese players have totally modified the LED industry and its supply chain.

Pixelligent Technologies announces $1.25M solid-state lighting award from the Department of Energy

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
Pixelligent Technologies announced today that it has been selected for a Department of Energy (DOE) solid-state-lighting award to support the continued development of its OLED lighting application.

Flexible LEDs

Wed, 9 Sep 2014
Flexible light-emitting diode (LED) displays and solar cells crafted with inorganic compound semiconductor micro-rods are moving one step closer to reality, thanks to graphene and the work of a team of researchers in Korea.

Advanced packaging technologies are changing the LED manufacturing supply chain

Wed, 10 Oct 2014
At the LED packaging equipment level, growth will return for the next three years.

SEMICON Japan features "World of IoT"

Wed, 10 Oct 2014
Today, SEMI opens registration for the SEMICON Japan 2014 exposition and programs.

Quantum Materials scaling up photoactive quantum dot production for solar power generation

Wed, 10 Oct 2014
Quantum Materials Corp today announced that it is scaling volume production of photoactive quantum dots for use in next-generation photovoltaic solar power technologies.

Platinum meets its match in quantum dots from coal

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
Graphene quantum dots created at Rice University grab onto graphene platelets like barnacles attach themselves to the hull of a boat. But these dots enhance the properties of the mothership, making them better than platinum catalysts for certain reactions within fuel cells.

Global semiconductor sales continue to climb in August

Mon, 10 Oct 2014
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.4 billion for the month of August 2014.

Soraa founder wins Nobel Prize in physics

Tue, 10 Oct 2014
Soraa, a developer of GaN on GaN LED technology, announced today that one of its founders, Dr. Shuji Nakamura, has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics.

SEMI announces rising annual silicon wafer shipment forecast

Tue, 10 Oct 2014
SEMI recently completed its annual silicon shipment forecast for the semiconductor industry. This forecast provides an outlook for the demand in silicon units for the period 2014-–2016.

Seoul Semiconductor announces the mass production of the Acrich MJT 3030

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
Seoul Semiconductor, a global LED manufacturer, announced the availability of Acrich MJT 3030 a new LED in the Acrich MJT product family which improves on performance and enables lower system costs.

LED Nobel Prize invention leads to $17.7B market and 250,000+ jobs

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics awarded today to three physicists for their invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LED) led to a significant breakthrough and paved the way for the creation of white light—a cleaner, more energy-efficient and longer-lasting source of illumination that also has generated a multibillion-dollar market and the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Smartwatches storm wearables market; Flexible displays are critical

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
Wearable electronics are going from geek to chic, as new smartwatches from the likes of Apple and Samsung have set a new standard for technological bling.

Revving up fluorescence for superfast LEDs

Mon, 10 Oct 2014
Duke University researchers have made fluorescent molecules emit photons of light 1,000 times faster than normal -- setting a speed record and making an important step toward realizing superfast light emitting diodes (LEDs) and quantum cryptography.

Beyond LEDs: Brighter, new energy-saving flat panel lights based on carbon nanotubes

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
Planar light source using a phosphor screen with highly crystalline single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) as field emitters demonstrates its potential for energy-efficient lighting device.

Growing momentum in semiconductor manufacturing in Vietnam

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
The 2nd annual SEMI Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit, co-organized with the Saigon Hi-Tech Park and with FabMax as the premier sponsor, was held September 16-17, 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Semiconductor “dust” enables low cost solar cells, LEDs

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
The U.S. Patent Office has issued US Patent No. 8,859,310 to Versatilis LLC that shows how fine semiconductor particles, powders or fines, often the waste byproduct of dicing semiconductor wafers into ever smaller chips, can be processed into a sea of low cost solar cells or micro-LEDs.

Semiconductor equipment book-to-bill declines in September

Tue, 10 Oct 2014
While order activity moderated, equipment spending this year is expected to be robust and remain on pace for double-digit year-over-year growth.

Cree's new SC5 Technology Platform doubles light output to radically lower system cost

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
This new class of LEDs can reduce system costs by up to 40 percent in most lighting applications.

Intematix appoints Jerry Turin as CFO

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
Intematix Corporation, a manufacturer of phosphor solutions for LED lighting, today announced Jerry Turin as the company's Chief Financial Officer.

SEMI extends ASMC Call for Papers deadline to November 11

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
SEMI announced today that the deadline for presenters to submit an abstract for the 26th annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC) is extended to November 10.

Global semiconductor industry posts highest-ever quarterly sales

Mon, 11 Nov 2014
Global sales for the month of September 2014 reached $29 billion, 8 percent higher than the September 2013 total of $26.9 billion and 1.9 percent more than last month's total of $28.5 billion.

China’s LED fabs to install more than 1,000 MOCVD tools from 2014 to 2018

Fri, 11 Nov 2014
As a result of cost reduction and performance improvements, LED lighting is becoming more and more competitive in general lighting market.

Soraa solves compatibility issues by launching new constant current LED lamp

Mon, 11 Nov 2014
Soraa announced today that it has introduced a perfectly compatible version of its award-winning MR16 LED lamp.

Double-digit growth: Record sales to shake up Top 20 semi supplier ranking

Mon, 11 Nov 2014
TSMC, MediaTek, and SK Hynix’s sales are each expected to jump by >20% this year.

Internet of Things: Resolution of key challenges enables mass implementation in the future

Mon, 11 Nov 2014
The influx of wireless technologies and intelligent devices has resulted in the rapid evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT), a disruptive cross industry force expected to transform the manufacturing value chain into a state of hyper-connectivity.

Deal to expand information technology agreement will strengthen semiconductor industry

Tue, 11 Nov 2014
Agreement will extend tariff-free coverage of the latest semiconductor products and technologies.

Slight increase in third quarter 2014 silicon wafer shipments

Wed, 11 Nov 2014
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the third quarter 2014 when compared to second quarter area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.

Samsung heats up indoor lighting market with 6W and 8W chip-on-board LED packages

Thu, 11 Nov 2014
Samsung Electronics Co. today introduced new chip-on-board (COB) LED package products, the LC006B and LC008B, with six and eight watts of power respectively.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich elected chairman of Semiconductor Industry Association

Thu, 11 Nov 2014
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced that the SIA board of directors has elected Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, as its 2015 chairman and Dr. Necip Sayiner, president, CEO and director of Intersil, as its 2015 vice chairman.

Revolutionary solar-friendly form of silicon shines

Tue, 11 Nov 2014
Silicon is the second most-abundant element in the earth's crust. When purified, it takes on a diamond structure, which is essential to modern electronic devices--carbon is to biology as silicon is to technology. A team of Carnegie scientists led by Timothy Strobel has synthesized an entirely new form of silicon, one that promises even greater future applications.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts December 2014 book-to-bill ratio of 0.98

Mon, 1 Jan 2015
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.37 billion in orders worldwide in December 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.98, according to the December EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.

China and US boost worldwide industrial semiconductor market in 2014

Thu, 11 Nov 2014
Continuing strength in China and a resurgent U.S. economy are combining to drive accelerated growth in the worldwide market for semiconductors used in industrial applications this year, according to IHS Technology.

Paul A. Mascarena joins ON Semiconductor's board of directors

Thu, 11 Nov 2014
ON Semiconductor Corporation today announced that Paul A. Mascarenas has joined its Board of Directors. The Board also appointed Mr. Mascarenas to its Science and Technology Committee.

Research yields material made of single-atom layers that snap together like Legos

Tue, 11 Nov 2014
Physicists at the University of Kansas have fabricated an innovative substance from two different atomic sheets that interlock much like Lego toy bricks.

Slideshow: IEDM 2014 Preview

Wed, 11 Nov 2014
Browse for an advance look at some of the most newsworthy topics and papers to be presented at the 60th annual meeting, to be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel from December 15-17, 2014.

EV Group establishes nanoimprint lithography competence center for photonic applications

Mon, 12 Dec 2014
EV Group (EVG), a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that it has established the NILPhotonics Competence Center.

SEMICON Korea focuses on breaking through the limitations of semiconductor technology

Mon, 12 Dec 2014
Over 500 exhibiting companies from 20 countries and more than 40,000 attendees are expected to attend SEMICON Korea 2015, to be held February 4-6 at COEX in Seoul.

Semiconductor equipment sales forecast: $38B in 2014 to nearly $44B in 2015

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
SEMI projects that worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment will increase 19.3 percent to $38.0 billion in 2014, according to the SEMI Year-end Forecast, released today at the annual SEMICON Japan exposition.

Cypress and Spansion to merge in $4B all-stock transaction

Wed, 12 Dec 2014
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. and Spansion, Inc. this week announced a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock, tax-free transaction valued at approximately $4 billion.

Global semiconductor sales increase in October; Substantial growth projected for 2014

Wed, 12 Dec 2014
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $29.7 billion for the month of October 2014, an increase of 9.6 percent from the October 2013 total.

Silicon Image launches new subsidiary to focus on Internet of Everything services

Thu, 12 Dec 2014
Silicon Image, a provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, announced that Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has made a $7 million strategic investment in Silicon Image’s new subsidiary, Qterics, for a 7% ownership interest.

Finding the Achilles' heel of GaN-based LEDs in harsh radiation environments

Mon, 12 Dec 2014
Gallium nitride (GaN) based devices are attractive for harsh environment electronics because of their high chemical and the mechanical stability of GaN itself that has a higher atomic displacement energy than other semiconductor materials.

OCEASOFT harnesses SIGFOX IoT network in Cobalt S3 sensor family for cloud connectivity

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
Industrial Internet of Things sensor-monitoring solution opens new vistas in pollution and environmental applications, other remote-sensing sectors.

Intel announces IoT platform

Thu, 12 Dec 2014
Intel Corporation today announced the Intel IoT Platform, an end-to-end reference model designed to unify and simplify connectivity and security for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Pixelligent closes $5.5M in funding

Thu, 12 Dec 2014
Pixelligent Technologies, producer of PixClear, nanocrystal dispersions for demanding applications in the Solid State Lighting and Optical Coatings & Films markets, announced today that it closed $5.5 million in new equity funding.

Stacking 2-dimensional materials may lower cost of semiconductor devices

Fri, 12 Dec 2014
A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University has found that stacking materials that are only one atom thick can create semiconductor junctions that transfer charge efficiently, regardless of whether the crystalline structure of the materials is mismatched - lowering the manufacturing cost for a wide variety of semiconductor devices such as solar cells, lasers and LEDs.

What’s next for MEMS?

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
The proliferation of sensors into high volume consumer markets, and into the emerging Internet of Things, is driving the MEMS market to maturity, with a developed ecosystem to ease use and grow applications. But it is also bringing plenty of demands for new technologies, and changes in how companies will compete.

Daintree Networks named to "50 Most Promising IoT Companies of 2014"

Wed, 12 Dec 2014
Daintree Networks has been named by CIO Review Magazine as one of the '50 Most Promising Internet of Things (IoT) Companies 2014.'

Book-to-bill climbs above parity in November

Thu, 12 Dec 2014
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.22 billion in orders worldwide in November 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.02, according to the November EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.

Delivering new liquid metalorganic precursors to epi and CVD

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
The case is made for delivering liquid precursors from a central delivery system to the epi/dep tool as a vapor of precisely-controlled composition.

The most expensive defect

Thu, 12 Dec 2014
Defects that aren’t detected inline cost fabs the most.

LED manufacturing with NMP-free resist stripping

Fri, 12 Dec 2014
The use of a semi-aqueous organic film stripper and residue remover that does not contain N-Methyl-2 pyrrolidone (NMP) is compared with current NMP-based chemistry.

IoT's divergent needs will drive different types of technologies

Fri, 12 Dec 2014
Given the current buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT), it is easy to lose sight of the challenges – both economic and technical.

Hands on: Crafting ultrathin color coatings

Mon, 12 Dec 2014
In Harvard's high-tech cleanroom, applied physicists produce vivid optical effects on paper.

Global semiconductor market set for strongest growth in four years in 2014

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
Worldwide semiconductor market revenue is on track to achieve a 9.4 percent expansion this year, with broad-based growth across multiple chip segments driving the best industry performance since 2010.

LED chipset demand growth primarily led by LED lighting industry

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
The demand for LED chipsets, primarily for the LED lighting market, is forecast to increase substantially through 2018.

Internet of Things stimulates MEMS market

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
The explosive expansion of the Internet of things (IoT) is driving rapid demand growth for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices in areas including asset-tracking systems, smart grids and building automation.

The ConFab 2015: Time for collaboration

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
The future of the semiconductor industry continues to shine brightly.

HLMC develops specialty technology in pursuit of growing IoT market

Mon, 1 Jan 2015
Chinese IC manufacturer Shanghai Huali Microelectronics Corporation gave a presentation on its outlook for the Internet of Things (IoT) market and the wide application of its specialty technology at the 2014 China Semiconductor Industry Association IC Design Branch Annual Conference ("ICCAD"), which was recently held at Hong Kong Science Park.

Spotlight on MEMS: SEMI launches new European MEMS Summit

Wed, 1 Jan 2015
SEMI today announced the launch of the European MEMS Summit, to be held on 17-18 September 2015 in Milan, Italy.

SEMICON West 2015: “Call for Papers” for Semiconductor Technology Symposium and TechXPOTs

Wed, 1 Jan 2015
SEMI today announced a “Call for Papers” for SEMICON West, North America’s premier microelectronics event, to be held July 14-16 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.

Shedding light on why blue LEDS are so tricky to make

Thu, 1 Jan 2015
Scientists at UCL, in collaboration with groups at the University of Bath and the Daresbury Laboratory, have uncovered the mystery of why blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are so difficult to make, by revealing the complex properties of their main component - gallium nitride - using sophisticated computer simulations.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Linear Dimensions to offer joint analog solution for wearables and MEMs sensors markets

Fri, 1 Jan 2015
GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Linear Dimensions Semiconductor Inc. today announced that they are working together to manufacture a 14-channel programmable reference from Linear Dimensions for multiple markets including IoT (Internet of Things) sensor and wearable device applications.

New secondary fab equipment market report available from SEMI

Fri, 1 Jan 2015
With new cost-sensitive semiconductor devices driving capacity demand, 200mm wafer size and currently existing (legacy) fabs are seeing a renaissance, SEMI completed a thorough study of the secondary fab equipment market to identify the market size and to capture key trends and issues impacting this industry segment.

Zinc oxide materials tapped for tiny energy harvesting devices

Tue, 1 Jan 2015
New research helps pave the way toward highly energy-efficient zinc oxide-based micro energy harvesting devices with applications in portable communications, healthcare and environmental monitoring, and more.

IHS identifies technologies to transform the world over next five years

Mon, 1 Jan 2015
The Internet of Everything, cloud computing/big data and 3-D printing are the three technologies most likely to transform the world during the next five years, according to IHS Technology.

MagnaChip offers automotive semiconductor manufacturing process technology

Tue, 1 Jan 2015
MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products announced today that it has started to offer 0.18um automotive qualified process technology to foundry customers focused on high reliability automotive semiconductor applications.

SUNY Board appoints Dr. Alain Kaloyeros as founding president of SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Wed, 1 Jan 2015
SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) yesterday announced the SUNY Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Alain Kaloyeros as the founding President of SUNY Poly.

JEOL and UC Irvine partner to develop electron microscopy and materials research center

Wed, 1 Jan 2015
JEOL USA and the University of California's Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI) have entered into a strategic partnership to create a premier electron microscopy and materials science research facility.

Further growth seen for semiconductor equipment and materials at SEMI ISS 2015

Wed, 1 Jan 2015
The SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) opened yesterday with the theme “Riding the Wave of Silicon Magic.”

SAMCO announces MOCVD demonstration availability for the GaN-550 MOCVD system

Thu, 1 Jan 2015
SAMCO has announced MOCVD demonstration capability on a new gallium nitride (GaN-on-Si) system, the GaN-550, from Valence Process Equipment Inc.

Solving an organic semiconductor mystery

Fri, 1 Jan 2015
Berkeley Lab researchers uncover hidden structures in domain interfaces that hamper performance.

2015 outlook: Tech trends and drivers

Tue, 1 Jan 2015
Leading industry experts provide their perspectives on what to expect in 2015. 3D devices and 3D integration, rising process complexity and “big data” are among the hot topics.

Ten lighting and LED trends to watch in 2015

Tue, 1 Jan 2015
The recent restructuring by major global lighting companies will allow LED makers to raise capital for investments in 2015.

Will new policy in China trigger big changes?

Wed, 1 Jan 2015
In June 2014, the State Council of China issued the "National Guideline for the Development and Promotion of the IC Industry,” to support the domestic semiconductor industry. The document addresses development targets, approaches, and measures.

Scientists 'bend' elastic waves with new metamaterials that could have commercial applications

Fri, 1 Jan 2015
Engineering researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a material that has the ability to control these waves, creating possible medical, military and commercial applications with the potential to greatly benefit society.

Self-assembled nanotextures create antireflective surface on silicon solar cells

Fri, 1 Jan 2015
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory show that etching a nanoscale texture onto the silicon material itself creates an antireflective surface that works as well as state-of-the-art thin-film multilayer coatings.

New MES operations improvement software from critical manufacturing features integrated scheduling

Wed, 1 Jan 2015
Critical Manufacturing, a supplier of integrated manufacturing execution systems (MES), introduces cmNavigo 4.0, the industry’s first comprehensive MES software with embedded finite scheduling.

Crystal light: New light-converting materials point to cheaper, more efficient solar power

Fri, 1 Jan 2015
University of Toronto engineers study first single crystal perovskites for new applications Engineers have shone new light on an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient solar panels and LEDs.

Demystifying nanocrystal solar cells

Fri, 1 Jan 2015
Scientists are focusing on nanometer-sized crystals for the next generation of solar cells. These nanocrystals have excellent optical properties. Compared with silicon in today's solar cells, nanocrystals can be designed to absorb a larger fraction of the solar light spectrum. However, the development of nanocrystal-based solar cells is challenging.

New method allows for greater variation in band gap tunability

Fri, 1 Jan 2015
If you can't find the ideal material, then design a new one.

ClassOne acquires Microprocess Technologies product lines

Mon, 2 Feb 2015
ClassOne Technology, the wet-chemistry semiconductor equipment manufacturer, has announced the acquisition of two complete product lines from Microprocess Technologies.

SEMICON Korea opens tomorrow: Korea IC manufacturing fueled by memory and mobility

Tue, 2 Feb 2015
SEMICON Korea 2015 at COEX in Seoul opens tomorrow with more than 500 exhibiting companies and an expected 40,000 attendees.

Global semiconductor industry posts record sales in 2014

Mon, 2 Feb 2015
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that the global semiconductor industry posted record sales totaling $335.8 billion in 2014, an increase of 9.9 percent from the 2013 total of $305.6 billion.

Fairchild simplifies dimmable LED lighting design

Wed, 2 Feb 2015
Fairchild, a global supplier of high-performance power semiconductor solutions, today announced the FL7734 Phase-Cut Dimmable Single- Stage LED Driver.

Quantum Materials begins shipping cadmium-free red and green quantum dots

Thu, 2 Feb 2015
Rapidly growing North American quantum dot manufacturer Quantum Materials Corp today announced it has begun shipping Cadmium-free red and green quantum dots in evaluation and production quantities to select consumer electronics manufacturers.

Precision growth of light-emitting nanowires

Tue, 2 Feb 2015
A novel approach to growing nanowires promises a new means of control over their light-emitting and electronic properties.

Cambridge Nanotherm appoints Ewald Braith as Non-Exec Director

Fri, 2 Feb 2015
Cambridge Nanotherm today announced that Ewald Braith has joined the board as a Non-Exec Director.

More than an alternative technology, UV LED technology finds its path

Fri, 2 Feb 2015
Now established in UV curing, UV LED technology will find growth opportunities in disinfection and purification and new applications by 2017/2018.

Marktech Optoelectronics metal can packages incorporate Cree LED die

Mon, 2 Feb 2015
Marktech Optoelectronics, a supplier of visible and infrared LED products, introduces its latest series of high reliability metal can packages, which incorporate Cree’s LED die.

Improving the reliability of dry vacuum pumps in high-k ALD processes

Tue, 2 Feb 2015
Design features that contributed most to the improved performance include increased rotational speed, integrated rotor sleeves, and increased purge injection temperature.

Global semiconductor industry posts highest-ever January sales

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Global sales from January 2015 were 2 percent lower than the December 2014 total of $29.1 billion, reflecting normal seasonal trends.

Silicon wafer shipments reach record levels in 2014

Wed, 2 Feb 2015
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 11 percent in 2014 when compared to 2013 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry.

Giga-scale challenges will dominate 2015

Fri, 2 Feb 2015
It wasn’t all that long ago when nano-scale was the term the semiconductor industry used to describe small transistor sizes to indicate technological advancement.

Security should not be hard to implement

Tue, 2 Feb 2015
Data is ubiquitous today. It is generated, exchanged and consumed at unprecedented rates.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES joins imec to develop innovative RF solutions for Internet of Things applications

Tue, 2 Feb 2015
GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, today announced a partnership with imec, a nanoelectronics research center, for joint research on future radio architectures and designs for highly integrated mobile devices and IoT applications.

China's semiconductor investment plans focus of SEMICON China 2015

Thu, 2 Feb 2015
China's new industry investment and government promotion policies outlined in the recent "National Guidelines for Development and Promotion of the IC Industry" represents major opportunities for China and global semiconductor companies.

Call for Papers open for SEMICON Europa 2015 and Plastic Electronics 2015

Thu, 2 Feb 2015
SEMI today announced the "Call for Papers" for technical sessions and presentations for SEMICON Europa 2015 which takes place October 6-8 in Dresden, Germany. Technical presentation abstracts are due April 30.

Penn researchers develop new technique for making molybdenum disulfide

Fri, 2 Feb 2015
University of Pennsylvania researchers have made an advance in manufacturing one such material, molybdenum disulphide.

The future of electronics -- now in 2-D

Fri, 2 Feb 2015
The future of electronics could lie in a material from its past, as researchers from The Ohio State University work to turn germanium--the material of 1940s transistors--into a potential replacement for silicon.

Techniques for simplifying pulsed measurements: Part 1

Fri, 2 Feb 2015
Pulsed measurements are defined in Part 1, and common pulsed measurement challenges are discussed in Part 2.

January 2015 book-to-bill supports positive outlook for semiconductor equipment industry

Fri, 2 Feb 2015
A book-to-bill of 1.03 means that $103 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

Penang to host inaugural SEMICON Southeast Asia

Wed, 2 Feb 2015
The inaugural SEMICON Southeast Asia, will run from 22–24 April at the Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (SPICE) in Penang, Malaysia.

First quarter semiconductor sales up 6% compared to last year

Mon, 5 May 2015
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $83.1 billion during the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 6.0 percent compared to the first quarter of 2014.

Technologists focus on semiconductor factory productivity and process solutions at ASMC 2015

Wed, 2 Feb 2015
The annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2015) will be held May 3-6 in Saratoga Springs, New York.

New nanowire structure absorbs light efficiently

Fri, 2 Feb 2015
Researchers at Aalto University, Finland have developed a new method to implement different types of nanowires side-by-side into a single array on a single substrate.

SEMICON Russia 2015 presents Microelectronics Market Conference and new TechARENA sessions

Mon, 3 Mar 2015
SEMICON Russia, a meeting place of the entire micro- and nanoelectronics industry in Russia, will take place from 16 to 18 June in Moscow.

Breakthrough in OLED technology

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), which are made from carbon-containing materials, have the potential to revolutionize future display technologies, making low-power displays so thin they'll wrap or fold around other structures, for instance.

Strong fab equipment spending expected in 2015; Slowing but positive 2016

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
SEMI today announced an update of the SEMI World Fab Forecast report which updates outlooks for 2015 and 2016.

Marktech Optoelectronics adds miniature Point Source LED packages to product lineup

Wed, 3 Mar 2015
Marktech Optoelectronics Corp. announces the addition of a PLCC-4 and miniature ceramic package to the 650nm and 850nm Point Source LED series.

Light sensors market to grow 16 percent between 2013 and 2016

Fri, 3 Mar 2015
Samsung, Apple and Chinese OEMs will drive revenue in the light sensor market to grow 16 percent between 2013 and 2016, according to a new report released today from IHS Inc.

Recovering economies driving growth in the industrial semiconductor market

Mon, 3 Mar 2015
The industrial semiconductor market will post a 9.7 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next several years as revenue rises from $34.8 billion in 2013 to $55.2 billion in 2018.

Soraa appoints new Product Development Senior VP

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Soraa, a developer of GaN on GaN LED technology, announced today that Ann Reo has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Product Development.

Poised for more growth

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Strong fab equipment spending expected in 2015; Slower but positive 2016.

The promising future of LEDs

Thu, 3 Mar 2015
In 2015, companies are not relying on more technical breakthroughs, except at the LED module level, where integration remains an important issue.

Cambridge Nanotherm publishes results of first independent test of thermal management substrates for LEDs

Thu, 3 Mar 2015
The tests were conducted by The LIA Laboratories (part of The LIA - Europe’s largest lighting trade association) and showed Cambridge Nanotherm’s thermal management technology outperforming all the thermal management substrates tested in terms of its thermal conductivity.

UW scientists build a nanolaser using a single atomic sheet

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
University of Washington scientists have built a new nanometer-sized laser -- using the thinnest semiconductor available today -- that is energy efficient, easy to build and compatible with existing electronics.

Silicon Labs and Digi-Key challenge developer innovation with "Your IoT" design competition

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Silicon Labs and Digi-Key today announced an IoT design contest for pioneering developers who want to create connected "things" that will help make the world a smarter, more connected and energy-friendly place.

2014 top MEMS players ranking: Rising of the first MEMS titan

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
With an impressive 20 percent growth in MEMS revenue compared to 2013, and sales revenues of more than $1.2B, Robert Bosch GmbH is the clear #1.

Seoul Semiconductor introduces new modules based on Acrich3 technology

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Seoul Semiconductor, a developer of LED technology, announced the availability of new Acrich3 modules for a wide range of residential and commercial lighting applications.

Optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discretes growth accelerates

Wed, 3 Mar 2015
After two years of sluggishness, O-S-D sales strengthen with an improving economy and a boost from new applications, says new 2015 report.

LEDs Taiwan opens today in Taipei

Wed, 3 Mar 2015
LED Taiwan, opening today at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei, is Taiwan's only LED manufacturing-focused exposition.

Solving molybdenum disulfide's 'thin' problem

Fri, 3 Mar 2015
Research team increases material's light emission by twelve times.

Advanced analytics for yield improvement and zero defect in semiconductors

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
Machine learning based advanced analytics for anomaly detection offers powerful techniques that can be used to achieve breakthroughs in yield and field defect rates.

Southeast Asia to spend $19B for semiconductor equipment and materials by 2016

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
Programme information is now available on the inaugural SEMICON Southeast Asia, which will run from 22–24 April at SPICE in Penang.

Consider packaging requirements at the beginning, not the end, of the design cycle

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
Consider these eight issues where the packaging team should be closely involved with the circuit design team.

Techniques for simplifying pulsed measurements: Part 2

Wed, 4 Apr 2015
Common pulsed measurement challenges are defined.

Global semiconductor sales increase in February compared to last year

Mon, 4 Apr 2015
The Semiconductor Industry Association today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $27.8 billion for the month of February 2015, an increase of 6.7 percent from February 2014 when sales were $26.0 billion.

SEMI reports 2014 global semiconductor materials sales of $44.3B

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
The global semiconductor materials market increased 3 percent in 2014 compared to 2013 while worldwide semiconductor revenues increased 10 percent.

Web tension control in roll-to-roll web processing

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
Achieving precise registration accuracy is a factor of two related variables: web tension and transport velocity.

Flexible facilities for 450mm wafer fabs

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
When the commercial semiconductor manufacturing industry decides to move to the next wafer size of 450mm, it will be time to re-consider equipment and facilities strategies.

2014: A year in review - Semiconductor equipment and materials market and outlook

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
2014 was the second record breaking year in a row in terms of semiconductor device revenues; the industry grew a robust 10 percent to total $336 billion, according to the WSTS.

Sensor shipments strengthen but falling prices cut sales growth

Fri, 4 Apr 2015
Sensor shipments are getting a big boost from the spread of embedded measurement functions for automated intelligent controls in systems and new high-volume applications, but sales growth is being pulled down significantly by price erosion in this once high-flying semiconductor marketplace.

Fifty years of Moore's Law made possible by semiconductor equipment and materials suppliers worldwide

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
April 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the business world’'s most profound drivers, now commonly referred to as Moore's Law.

ClassOne enters ECD lab partnership with Shanghai Sinyang

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology announced today that it has signed a joint electrochemical deposition (ECD) applications lab agreement with Shanghai Sinyang Semiconductor Materials Co., Ltd.

KLA-Tencor introduces new portfolio for advanced semiconductor packaging

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
Today, KLA-Tencor Corporation announced two new systems that support advanced semiconductor packaging technologies: CIRCL-AP and ICOS T830.

Semiconductor CEOs urge congress to enact Trade Promotion Authority

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
The SIA board of directors, led by Intel CEO and SIA chairman Brian Krzanich, sent a letter today to congressional leaders expressing support for the legislation and urging its swift passage.

San'an licenses Japanese LED patent portfolio to Luminus Devices

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
San'an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. today announced that it has licensed the United States patents of an LED patent portfolio it recently acquired from a major Japanese company to its subsidiary, Luminus Devices, Inc.

MagnaChip to offer diversified products for Internet of Things applications

Mon, 4 Apr 2015
MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products announced today that it has kicked-off an Internet of Things (IoT) task force and will offer diversified products with ultra-low power technology in anticipation of the fast growing IoT market.

Global semiconductor market achieves strong, broad-based growth in 2014

Mon, 4 Apr 2015
Highest annual growth rate since 2010; strong growth expected again in 2015.

SiVance, LLC opens R&D lab to drive innovations in specialty silane and silicone technologies

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
SiVance, LLC, a subsidiary of Milliken & Company, today announced the opening of a new, 11,000 sq.ft. research and development (R&D) laboratory.

Brewer Science closer to zero-landfill status with "Big Blue" compactor that turns waste into electricity

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
Brewer Science today announced its latest initiative to achieve and maintain zero-landfill status: a giant blue trash compactor that turns garbage into electricity.

LED phosphors market: Strong price pressure stalls revenue growth but masks a more complex picture

Fri, 4 Apr 2015
While volumes are expected to more than double between 2015 and 2020, LED phosphor prices have declined dramatically, leading to a flat revenue outlook.

Georgia Tech research offers novel cellular sensing platform for expanded use of semiconductor in biotech applications

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a novel cellular sensing platform that promises to expand the use of semiconductor technology in the development of next-generation bioscience and biotech applications.

Sensor competition, actuator recovery impact supplier ranking

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
Sensor leader Bosch grabs 20 percent of worldwide sales in 2014 while ST falls from second to fourth place with a 19 percent drop in dollar volume last year, says new O-S-D Report.

New study suggests that rapid innovation in semiconductors provides hope for better economic times ahead

Mon, 5 May 2015
A new study coauthored by Wellesley economist, Professor Daniel E. Sichel, reveals that innovation in an important technology sector is happening faster than experts had previously thought, creating a backdrop for better economic times ahead.

Defects in atomically thin semiconductor emit single photons

Tue, 5 May 2015
Researchers at the University of Rochester have shown that defects on an atomically thin semiconductor can produce light-emitting quantum dots.

Quantum dots are finally ready for prime time

Tue, 5 May 2015
Quantum dots are finally ready for prime time and will exceed traditional phosphor revenue by 2020 by allowing LCD to compete with OLED in the race for the next display generation.

New approaches to small problems

Thu, 5 May 2015
The market expectations of modern electronics technology are changing the landscape in terms of performance and, in particular, power consumption, and new innovations are putting unprecedented demands on semiconductor devices.

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting announces 2015 Call for Papers

Tue, 5 May 2015
The paper submission deadline is Monday, June 22, 2015 at 23:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

Samsung announces ARTIK platform to accelerate Internet of Things development

Tue, 5 May 2015
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the Samsung ARTIK platform to allow faster, simpler development of new enterprise, industrial and consumer applications for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Moore's Law to keep on 28nm

Wed, 5 May 2015
Scaling is now bifurcating - some scaling on with 28/22nm, while other push below 14nm.

High-performance 3-D microbattery suitable for large-scale on-chip integration

Tue, 5 May 2015
By combining 3D holographic lithography and 2D photolithography, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated a high-performance 3D microbattery suitable for large-scale on-chip integration with microelectronic devices.

Cambridge Nanotherm appoints Howard Ford as chairman

Thu, 5 May 2015
Cambridge Nanotherm today announced that Howard Ford has joined the board as chairman.

Process Watch: Time is the enemy of profitability

Thu, 5 May 2015
There are three main phases to semiconductor manufacturing: research and development (R&D), ramp, and high volume manufacturing (HVM). All of them are expensive and time is a critical element in all three phases.

Janusz Bryzek joins MEMS Industry Group to lead new TSensors division

Thu, 5 May 2015
MEMS Industry Group (MIG), the trade association advancing micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors across global markets, today announced the creation of a new TSensors division headed by TSensors Summit, Inc.

Random nanowire configurations increase conductivity over heavily ordered configurations

Fri, 5 May 2015
Researchers at Lehigh University have identified for the first time that a performance gain in the electrical conductivity of random metal nanowire networks can be achieved by slightly restricting nanowire orientation.

First quarter silicon wafer shipments reach record levels

Tue, 5 May 2015
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the first quarter 2015 when compared to fourth quarter 2014 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.

Growing in maturity, the MEMS industry is getting its second wind

Tue, 5 May 2015
In 2014, the MEMS sector represented an $11.1B business for Si-based devices. According to Yole Développement (Yole) latest MEMS report “Status of the MEMS Industry”, the MEMS industry is preparing to exceed $20B by 2020.

EV Group NILphotonics Competence Center sees strong demand For emerging photonic applications

Tue, 5 May 2015
Newly launched center assisting customers in developing products and applications in photonics; leads to multiple system orders.

3D NAND, MRAM, RRAM: Emerging opportunities and challenges for the changing memory market

Thu, 5 May 2015
Ever growing volumes of data to be stored and accessed, and advancing process technologies for sophisticated control of deposition and etch in complex stacks of new materials, are creating a window of opportunity for an emerging variety of next-generation non-volatile memory technologies.

SEMI April 2015 book-to-bill report shows continued improvements in bookings and billings

Thu, 5 May 2015
A book-to-bill of 1.04 means that $104 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

Tablet shipments lose momentum; Total PC unit forecast downgraded

Fri, 5 May 2015
IC Insights has downgraded its forecast for the overall personal computing market, including much lower growth in tablets and continued weakness in standard PCs.

Leti demos new process to fabricate high-brightness micro-LED arrays for next-gen head-mounted and head-up displays

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
CEA-Leti today announced that it has demonstrated a path to fabricating high-density micro-LED arrays for the next generation of wearable and nomadic systems in a process that is scalable to the IC manufacturing process.

Fab equipment growth continues into 2015

Thu, 6 Jun 2015
Fab equipment spending is forecast to depart from the typical historic trend over the past 15 years of two years of spending growth followed by one of decline. For the first time, equipment spending could grow every year for three years in a row: 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Reduced defectivity and cost of ownership copper CMP cleans

Fri, 6 Jun 2015
A new, low pH, BTA free, noble-bond chemistry produced equivalent yield at substantially lower costs.

50 Years of Moore’s Law

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
For 50 years, Moore’s Law has served as a guide for technologists everywhere in the world, setting the pace for the semiconductor industry’s innovation cycle.

SEMI reports first quarter 2015 worldwide semiconductor equipment figures; billings $9.52B

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
SEMI today reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$9.52 billion in the first quarter of 2015.

MEMS suppliers ride automotive safety wave

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
Suppliers of MEMS-based devices rode a safety sensing wave in 2014 to reach record turnover in automotive applications, according to analysis from IHS.

Next-generation illumination using silicon quantum dot-based white-blue LED

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
A hybrid LED is expected to be a next-generation illumination device for producing flexible lighting and display, and this is achieved for the Si QD-based white-blue LED.

Three trends driving optoelectronics market growth through 2019

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
Laser transmitters, CMOS image sensors, and high-brightness LEDs will be key to expansion.

Drive profitability through better forecasting

Wed, 6 Jun 2015
Different forecasting algorithms are highlighted and a framework is provided on how best to estimate product demand using a combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Industry 4.0, automotive, and emerging markets highlights at SEMICON Europa

Thu, 6 Jun 2015
Today, SEMI announced that SEMICON Europa 2015, the region’s largest microelectronics manufacturing event, will offer new themes to support the semiconductor industry’'s development in Europe.

Fairchild launches MEMS product line

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
Fairchild, a supplier of high-performance semiconductor solutions, today launched the FIS1100 6-axis MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), the company’s first MEMS product stemming from its strategic investments in MEMS and motion tracking.

“Easy does it” ─ Fabs trim spending plans

Fri, 6 Jun 2015
Still capex and equipment spending expected to increase in 2015 and 2016.

World's thinnest lightbulb -- graphene gets bright

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
A team of scientists from Columbia, Seoul National University (SNU), and Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) reported today that they have demonstrated -- for the first time -- an on-chip visible light source using graphene, an atomically thin and perfectly crystalline form of carbon, as a filament.

Trans-Lux announces new LED manufacturing resources

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
Trans-Lux today announced the opening of a new design and production facility in Shenzhen, China to complement its existing manufacturing operations in Des Moines, IA.

Pixelligent closes $3.4M in funding

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
Pixelligent Technologies, producer of PixClear, a producer of nanocrystal dispersions for demanding applications in LED lighting, OLED Lighting, and Optical Coatings & Films markets, announced today that it closed $3.4 million in new funding.

Dow Corning granted Korean patent for LED optical silicone encapsulant technology

Wed, 6 Jun 2015
Dow Corning reported today that the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) granted a patent protecting the company’s high refractive index (RI) phenyl-based optical silicone encapsulant technology, which targets advanced LED lighting applications.

Aledia completes $31M Series B financing

Thu, 6 Jun 2015
Aledia, a developer and manufacturer of next-generation 3D LEDs based on its Gallium-Nitride-on-Silicon platform, announced today the closing of its Series B financing round and the execution of development and supply contracts with major LED buyers.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts May 2015 book-to-bill ratio of 0.99

Thu, 6 Jun 2015
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.56 billion in orders worldwide in May 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.99.

IHS says Moore's Law led to trillions of dollars added to global economy

Fri, 6 Jun 2015
From connectivity to globalization and sustainability, the “Law” created by Gordon Moore’s prediction for the pace of semiconductor technology advances has set the stage for global technology innovation and contribution for 50 years.

Ultratech Cambridge NanoTech ships 400th ALD system

Wed, 6 Jun 2015
The system was purchased by the University of Michigan.

Nanowires could be the LEDs of the future

Thu, 6 Jun 2015
The latest research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows that LEDs made from nanowires will use less energy and provide better light.

“What’s next?” ─ Advances in technology at SEMICON West 2015

Thu, 6 Jun 2015
The latest manufacturing, materials and production developments in semiconductor and related technologies will be featured at SEMICON West 2015 on July 14-16 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.

Photolithography equipment & materials market is attracting new players, but success is not guaranteed

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
Growing photolithography equipment markets in advanced packaging, MEMS and LEDs are attracting new players; but they have to navigate complex roadmaps.

Taiwan tops fab spending - Driving anticipation for SEMICON Taiwan 2015

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
In 2015,Taiwan is projected to have the highest capex for semiconductor manufacturing worldwide.

EV Group ramps nanoimprint lithography into high-volume manufacturing with HERCULES NIL Track System

Tue, 7 Jul 2015
EV Group (EVG), a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today unveiled the HERCULES NIL—a fully integrated track system that combines cleaning, resist coating and baking pre-processing steps with EVG's SmartNIL large-area nanoimprint lithography (NIL) process in a single platform.

The big picture: More than 850 volume fabs in 2017

Mon, 7 Jul 2015
We, in the semiconductor supply chain, are constantly immersed in detailed numbers. It’s important to pull back and look at the major trends that have profoundly changed and are reshaping our industry.

Global semiconductor sales increase five percent in May 2015

Mon, 7 Jul 2015
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.2 billion for the month of May 2015, an increase of 5.1 percent from May 2014, when sales were $26.8 billion.

OEM Group expands wafer surface preparation services to UBLED processing

Mon, 7 Jul 2015
Global semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer OEM Group announced today it has received first-in-fab and repeat tool orders for its Cintillio wet chemical processing system from several leading Ultra Bright LED manufacturers working in the automotive lighting market.

Down to the quantum dot

Tue, 7 Jul 2015
Using a single molecule as a sensor, scientists in Jülich have successfully imaged electric potential fields with unrivalled precision.

IoT platform, Silicon Impulse, energy efficiency and consumer applications focus of LetiDays discussion

Thu, 7 Jul 2015
Smart devices for the Internet of Things are among the top three growth drivers for the semiconductor industry, but the IoT is a highly fragmented market where multiple applications have varying energy requirements.

Graphene-based film can be used for efficient cooling of electronics

Fri, 7 Jul 2015
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a method for efficiently cooling electronics using graphene-based film.

SEMI forecasts three years of growth in chip equipment spending

Tue, 7 Jul 2015
SEMI projects three consecutive years of growth in worldwide semiconductor equipment sales according to the mid-year edition of the SEMI Capital Equipment Forecast, released today at the SEMICON West exposition.

SEMI announces results of board elections and leadership appointments

Tue, 7 Jul 2015
SEMI today announced that Stephen S. Schwartz, CEO of Brooks Automation, and Toshikazu Umatate, senior vice president and general manager of the Semiconductor Lithography Business at Nikon Corporation, were elected as new directors to the SEMI International Board of Directors in accordance with the association's by-laws.

SEMI Standards leaders honored at SEMICON West 2015

Wed, 7 Jul 2015
SEMI honored six industry leaders for their outstanding accomplishments in developing Standards for the microelectronics and related industries.

SEMI member delegation to visit Vietnamese Central Government and High-Tech Parks in Hanoi

Thu, 7 Jul 2015
After two Semiconductor Strategy Symposiums in Ho Chi Minh City in 2013 and 2014, SEMI announced today that a SEMI Member Delegation will visit the Vietnamese Central Government in Hanoi on September 21-24.

Sticky tape and phosphorus the key to ultrathin solar cells

Tue, 7 Jul 2015
Scientists studying thin layers of phosphorus have found surprising properties that could open the door to ultrathin and ultralight solar cells and LEDs.

Dr. Gary Patton joins The ConFab Advisory Board

Tue, 7 Jul 2015
Solid State Technology today announced that Dr. Gary Patton has joined the Advisory Board for its annual conference and networking event, The ConFab.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts June 2015 book-to-bill ratio

Wed, 7 Jul 2015
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.51 billion in orders worldwide in June 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.98, according to the June EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI

SIA commends launch of Congressional Semiconductor Caucus

Wed, 7 Jul 2015
SIA recognized members of the caucus at a reception on Capitol Hill Tuesday evening and honored the caucus's co-chairs, Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho), Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.).

Superfast fluorescence sets new speed record

Mon, 7 Jul 2015
Researchers have developed an ultrafast light-emitting device that can flip on and off 90 billion times a second and could form the basis of optical computing.

Opportunities in packaging are driving photolithography equipment demand

Mon, 7 Jul 2015
Within the photolithography equipment market reaching $150M in 2014, advanced packaging applications experienced the strongest growth.

Tsunami of M&A deals underway in the semiconductor industry in 2015

Wed, 7 Jul 2015
Marketshare expansion, Internet of Things opportunities, rising costs of R&D, and China’s aggressive new focus on the semiconductor industry all driving the recent M&A surge.

Apple is using 20% of worldwide sapphire capacity – and that may be just the beginning

Fri, 7 Jul 2015
In 2015, 20 percent of sapphire will be used in Apple’s iPhone, for the camera lens, fingerprint readers and heart rate monitors covers, and the Apple watch’s window.

Pixelligent launches new PixClear light extraction materials for OLED lighting

Mon, 8 Aug 2015
Pixelligent Technologies, a manufacturer of high index materials for demanding optoelectronics applications, announces the addition of four new OLED lighting products to its PixClear Zirconia nanocrystal family.

Mid-year global semiconductor sales ahead of last year's pace by 4 percent

Mon, 8 Aug 2015
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $84.0 billion during the second quarter of 2015, an increase of 1.0 percent over the previous quarter and 2.0 percent compared to the second quarter of 2014.

ON Semiconductor introduces new ICs for next generation auto designs

Mon, 8 Aug 2015
ON Semiconductor has introduced an array of new AEC-Q100-compliant integrated circuits (ICs) optimized for implementation into next generation automobile designs.

MEMS Industry Group Conference Asia explores MEMS and sensors opportunities in global IoT

Tue, 8 Aug 2015
MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will gather the world’s leading providers of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors technology for its second annual MEMS Industry Group Conference Asia in Shanghai, China on September 8-11, 2015.

Intel to collaborate with Georgia Tech

Wed, 8 Aug 2015
Intel Corporation announced it will invest $5 million over the next five years to deepen its engineering pipeline partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology and deploy research-driven solutions to inspire and retain women and underrepresented minorities to start and complete computer science and engineering degrees.

Samsung cuts Intel's semiconductor sales lead to 16% in second quarter

Thu, 8 Aug 2015
Samsung’s excellent growth rate in 2Q15 put the company closer to catching Intel and becoming the world’s leading semiconductor supplier.

New research may enhance display & LED lighting technology

Mon, 8 Aug 2015
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have produced some promising results toward that goal, developing a new method to extract more efficient and polarized light from quantum dots (QDs) over a large-scale area.

MagnaChip to host first Foundry Technology Symposium in Shanghai, China

Mon, 8 Aug 2015
MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, announced today it is hosting its first Foundry Technology Symposium at the Grand Hyatt in Shanghai, China, on September 22, 2015.

Record shipments levels continue into the second quarter 2015

Tue, 8 Aug 2015
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the second quarter 2015 when compared to first quarter area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.

Imec pushes the boundaries of GaN technology

Wed, 8 Aug 2015
Nano-electronics research center imec announced today that it is extending its Gallium Nitride-on-Silicon (GaN-on-Si) R&D program, and is now offering joint research on GaN-on-Si 200mm epitaxy and enhancement mode device technology.

SUSS MicroTec announces new competence-center for nanoimprint in North America

Tue, 8 Aug 2015
SUSS MicroTec, a global supplier of equipment and process solutions for the semiconductor industry and related markets, and the Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) are announcing a cooperation agreement in the field of nanoimprint technologies.

"Quantum dot" technology may help light the future

Wed, 8 Aug 2015
Advances at Oregon State University in manufacturing technology for “quantum dots” may soon lead to a new generation of LED lighting that produces a more user-friendly white light, while using less toxic materials and low-cost manufacturing processes that take advantage of simple microwave heating.

Book-to-bill ratio reports indicate a solid year for the industry

Thu, 8 Aug 2015
A book-to-bill of 1.02 means that $102 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

A partnership to secure and protect the emerging Internet of Things

Fri, 8 Aug 2015
The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with Intel Corporation, one of the world's leading technology companies, today announced two new grants totaling $6 million to research teams that will study solutions to address the security and privacy of cyber-physical systems.

RayVio announces expansion of UV LED manufacturing capacity

Fri, 8 Aug 2015
RayVio Corporation, a developer of deep ultraviolet (UV) LEDs and integrated solutions, announced today that they are expanding their international sales force, and manufacturing capacity. The facility expansion at the original site is scheduled to be complete by year-end.

Tech, academic leaders call for robust research investments to bolster U.S. tech leadership, advance IoT

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
A coalition of leaders from the tech industry and academia, led by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), today released a report highlighting the urgent need for robust investments in research to advance the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) and develop other cutting-edge innovations that will sustain and strengthen America’s global technology leadership into the future.

Wearables and bioelectronics seek better energy storage

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
Energy storage players are eyeing emerging opportunities in bioelectronics as wearable, implantable and other medical devices create energy demands and design requirements beyond conventional batteries, according to Lux Research.

Turning clothing into information displays

Thu, 9 Sep 2015
Researchers from Holst Centre (set up by TNO and imec), imec and CMST, imec’s associated lab at Ghent University, have demonstrated the world’s first stretchable and conformable thin-film transistor (TFT) driven LED display laminated into textiles.

Global semiconductor sales down slightly in July

Fri, 9 Sep 2015
Softening demand, currency devaluation lead to slower sales.

Key industry leaders join The ConFab Advisory Board

Fri, 9 Sep 2015
Solid State Technology is thrilled to announce that several key industry leaders have joined the Advisory Board for its annual conference and networking event, The ConFab.

New findings move flexible lighting technology toward commercial feasibility

Fri, 9 Sep 2015
Next directions in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology for lighting identified in Journal of Photonics for Energy.

Researchers in Basel develop ideal single-photon source

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
With the help of a semiconductor quantum dot, physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new type of light source that emits single photons. For the first time, the researchers have managed to create a stream of identical photons.

Semiconductor Research Corporation expands benchmarking research program

Wed, 9 Sep 2015
Marking an industry first for emerging electronics devices, Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) today announced a significant expansion of its benchmarking research.

ClassOne Technology names Kevin Witt Chief Technology Officer

Wed, 9 Sep 2015
Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology has today announced the appointment of Kevin Witt to the position of Chief Technology Officer.

Realizing carbon nanotube integrated circuits

Wed, 9 Sep 2015
Encapsulation layers keep carbon nanotube transistors stable in open air.

Overlooked resistance may inflate estimates of organic-semiconductor performance

Thu, 3 Mar 2016
If unaccounted for, 'non-ideal' behaviors can inflate estimates of charge-carrier mobility.

Researchers developed highly accurate method for measuring luminous efficacy of LEDs

Thu, 9 Sep 2015
Researchers at Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a method which helps to improve the relative uncertainty in measuring the luminous efficacy of LEDs from approximately 5 percent of today to 1 percent in the future.

Silicone shines new light on optical applications

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
As a response to meet the increasing demands of cutting-edge LED technologies, Shin-Etsu Silicones of America has recently introduced its new optically clear LIMS (Liquid Injection Molding System) X-34-1972-3 material.

Edwards' abatement solutions meet international emissions standards

Fri, 9 Sep 2015
Edwards Ltd and its subsidiaries (Edwards) reassures customers that all of its exhaust management abatement system products are designed to meet industry emission standards.

Display technologies and electronic circuits to fuel organic electronics market globally through 2018

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
Transparency Market Research (TMR) projects the global organic electronics market to grow at a CAGR of 32.6% from 2012 to 2018.

Functionalized graphene ink opens door to innovative screen-printing applications

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
A screen-printable functionalized graphene ink supplied by Goodfellow performs better than normal carbon-based ink.

Flip chip technology supported by wider adoption of Cu pillar tech

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
Flip Chip technology is expected to reach $25 billion market value and wafer demand of 32 million (12” eq. wafers) in 2020, supported by the wider adoption of Cu pillar technology.

DuPont Displays opens OLED materials scale-up facility for next generation TVs

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
DuPont Displays announced the opening of a state-of-the-art, scale-up manufacturing facility designed to deliver production scale quantities of advanced materials that enable large-format, solution-based printed Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays.

LG Innotek announces high power LED packages

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
LG Innotek announced that the company started to produce high-power LED packages (H35C4 Series) featuring 180lm/W.

Entegris introduces SmartStack 300 mm contactless horizontal wafer shipper

Tue, 10 Oct 2015
Entegris, Inc. has expanded its wafer shipper family of products with the SmartStack (R) 300 mm Contactless Horizontal Wafer Shipper.

Organic semiconductors get weird at the edge: University of British Columbia research

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
As the push for tinier and faster electronics continues, a new finding by University of British Columbia scientists could help inform the design of the next generation of cheaper, more efficient devices.

Two polymer-blend could boost efficiency of LEDs

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
A blend of two polymers can be used to boost the efficiency of LEDs, according to a research study published in the journal Applied Materials Today.

Applied Materials advances OLED display manufacturing for flexible mobile products and curved TVs

Mon, 10 Oct 2015
Applied Materials, Inc. unveiled two new systems that enable the volume production of high-resolution, thin and lightweight flexible OLED displays for mobile products and TVs.

New approach for "nanohoops" could energize future devices

Wed, 10 Oct 2015
A new paper from the University of Oregon shows that nanohoops can be made using a variety of atoms, not just those from carbon.

Imec and Ghent University present thermoplastically deformable electronic circuits

Tue, 10 Oct 2015
imec and CMST have developed a novel technology for thermoplastically deformable electronics enabling low-cost 2.5D free-form rigid electronic objects.

Quantum dots making inroads in displays

Wed, 10 Oct 2015
As part of a new market report, IDTechEx Research has looked at quantum dots' impact on the display industry. Is this the technology that will enable LCD to rival OLED?

LED driver and chipset market to reach US$11.99 billion globally by 2021, Transparency Market Research

Wed, 10 Oct 2015
The global LED Driver and Chipset market was valued at US$2.80 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach US$11.99 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 23.2% from 2015 to 2021.

Toshiba announces sale of image sensor business to Sony

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
Toshiba Corp. will retreat from the CMOS image sensor business, by selling the production line at its Oita plant to Sony Corp.

Price erosion in sensors, volatility in discretes slows total O-S-D growth

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
According to a report from IC Insights, the worldwide market for optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) has turned into a mixed bag of double-digit growth for several major product categories combined with single-digit declines in sales for nearly a dozen others.

Pixelligent introduces OLED light extraction technology at 2015 OLEDs World Summit

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
Pixelligent announced the development of a new OLED light extraction technology that dramatically increases light output in OLED Lighting devices.

Soraa announces LED manufacturing expansion in Syracuse, NY

Fri, 10 Oct 2015
Soraa announced that it will open a new semiconductor fabrication plant in Syracuse, New York.

Plasma-Therm acquires plasma processing technology from Nanoplas France

Tue, 11 Nov 2015
Plasma-Therm announced that it has acquired a High Density Radical Flux plasma technology that enables low-temperature Bosch polymer removal.

Xaar and Lawter collaborate to deliver nanoink printing

Tue, 11 Nov 2015
Xaar plc and Lawter announced a collaboration to optimize the performance of a line of nanosilver conductive inks in the Xaar 1002 industrial inkjet printhead.

Gartner: 6.4B connected "Things" in use in 2016

Wed, 11 Nov 2015
Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020.

Pixelligent launches new PixClear Dispersions for display and printed electronics

Wed, 11 Nov 2015
Pixelligent launched a new family of PixClear materials for display and optical components and films.

A new slant on semiconductor characterization

Thu, 11 Nov 2015
Method analyzes non-uniform conductors with a magnetic field.

Security by design

Fri, 11 Nov 2015
The advent of Internet-connected devices, the so-called Internet of Things (IoT), offers myriad opportunities and significant risks. It is our collective responsibility, as an industry, to secure the transport and storage of the data. Failing to properly secure the data risks turning the digital threat into a physical threat.

The use of sapphire in mobile device and LED industries

Fri, 11 Nov 2015
Sapphire is hard, strong, optically transparent and chemically inert.

Cut costs: Improve competitive advantage

Fri, 11 Nov 2015
Systematic – and predictive – cost reduction in semiconductor equipment manufacturing

SEMICON Korea 2016: Connect to the future

Fri, 11 Nov 2015
The theme for the January 27 through 29 exhibition at Seoul’s COEX is “Connect to the Future – Markets, Technology, and People.”

IoT surveys indicate optimism, confusion

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
Solid State Technology recently conducted a survey of our readers on how the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving the demand for semiconductor technology. A total of 303 people responded to the survey. A majority of the respondents were in management roles.

Flip chip technology: Which companies will invest to support the growth?

Mon, 11 Nov 2015
Due to the growth of the semiconductor business, the wider adoption of Cu pillar solutions and the introduction of Flip Chip technology for LED and CMOS Image Sensors (CIS) applications, the Flip Chip market is expending.

The use of sapphire in mobile device and LED industries: Part 2

Tue, 11 Nov 2015
The use of sapphire in the manufacturing of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) is covered in the second part of a two part series.

Europe’s secondary industry in the spotlight

Tue, 11 Nov 2015
The dramatic shift from the trend for increasingly advanced technology to a vast array and volume of application-based devices presents Europe with a huge opportunity.

TSMC forum emphasizes industry collaboration

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing kicked off its Open Innovation Platform (OIP) Ecosystem Forum with thanks – not for another beautiful day in Silicon Valley, but for the collaborative work it does with its customers, suppliers, and other industry partners.

SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium: Integrating market, technology and ecosystem growth

Thu, 11 Nov 2015
Today, SEMI announced details about the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) on January 10-13 where semiconductor executives will discuss “Integrating for Growth: Markets, Technology, and Ecosystem” in Half Moon Bay, Calif.

Trillium announces acquisition of Oxford Instruments - Austin Division

Tue, 11 Nov 2015
Trillium US Inc, headquartered in Clackamas, OR, has announced the acquisition of the Oxford Instruments - Austin division.

Nanotherm scoops Elektra 'LED Product of the Year' award

Mon, 11 Nov 2015
Cambridge Nanotherm, a producer of thermal management technology, has won the "LED Lighting Product of the Year" award at the 2015 Elektra Awards for its "Nanotherm DM" product.

SEMI Foundation appoints Leslie Tugman as Executive Director

Wed, 12 Dec 2015
SEMI Foundation, created by global industry association SEMI to support education and career awareness in the field of high-tech, has announced the appointment of Leslie Tugman as its executive director.

Exploring the limits for high-performance LEDs and solar cells

Thu, 12 Dec 2015
Hybrid optoelectronic devices based on blends of hard and soft semiconductors can combine the properties of the two material types, opening the possibility for devices with novel functionality and properties, such as cheap and scalable solution-based processing methods.

Fab equipment spending: Look for upward swing into 2016

Wed, 12 Dec 2015
Worldwide semiconductor fab equipment capital expenditure growth (new and used) for 2015 is expected to be 0.5 percent (total capex of US$35.8 billion), increasing another 2.6 percent (to a total of $36.7 billion) in 2016, according to the latest update of the quarterly SEMI World Fab Forecast report.

Nanostructured metal coatings let the light through for electronic devices

Thu, 12 Dec 2015
Light and electricity dance a complicated tango in devices like LEDs, solar cells and sensors. A new anti-reflection coating developed by engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, lets light through without hampering the flow of electricity, a step that could increase efficiency in such devices.

Leti to demonstrate three consumer technology breakthroughs at CES 2016

Tue, 12 Dec 2015
CEA-Leti, an applied-research institute for microelectronics, will demonstrate at CES 2016 three disruptive innovations, ranging from ultra-high-brightness, augmented-reality glasses to extremely high-speed wireless data transmission between mobile devices, and the world’s first TV white-space modem limiting interference in adjacent spectrum bands.

SEMICON Japan 2015 opens tomorrow at Tokyo Big Sight

Mon, 12 Dec 2015
SEMICON Japan 2015, an exhibition in Asia for semiconductor manufacturing and related processing technology, opens tomorrow at Tokyo Big Sight.

Building blocks for GaN power switches

Tue, 12 Dec 2015
A team of engineers from Cornell University, the University of Notre Dame and the semiconductor company IQE has created gallium nitride (GaN) power diodes capable of serving as the building blocks for future GaN power switches -- with applications spanning nearly all electronics products and electricity distribution infrastructures.

Semiconductor equipment sales forecast: $37B in 2015 and $38B in 2016

Tue, 12 Dec 2015
SEMI projects that worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment will decrease 0.6 percent to $37.3 billion in 2015.

A Year in Review: A look back at the top stories from 2015

Mon, 1 Jan 2016
2015 was a year of unprecedented consolidation in the semiconductor industry, as well as a technological crossroads in Moore’s Law. Below is a round-up, based on reader popularity, of the most read stories on Solid State Technology from 2015.

Belle Wei appointed to SEMI Foundation board of trustees

Tue, 1 Jan 2016
The SEMI Foundation today announced that Belle W. Y. Wei, Ph.D., was elected as a new director to the SEMI Foundation Board of Trustees in accordance with the association's by-laws.

Promising new approach for controlled fabrication of carbon nanostructures

Tue, 1 Jan 2016
An international team of researchers including Professor Federico Rosei and members of his group at INRS has developed a new strategy for fabricating atomically controlled carbon nanostructures used in molecular carbon-based electronics.

Global semiconductor sales dip slightly in November

Tue, 1 Jan 2016
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.9 billion for the month of November 2015.

Nanoworld 'snow blowers' carve straight channels in semiconductor surfaces

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
The surprising trenching capability, reported by scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and IBM, is an important addition to the toolkit of nature-supplied 'self-assembly' methods that researchers aim to harness for making useful devices.

A wild ride in 2015 - and two steps forward in 2016

Thu, 1 Jan 2016
“In like a lion, out like a lamb” is just half the story for 2015. While initial expectations forecasted a double-digit growth year, the world economy faded and dragged our industry down to nearly flat 2015/2014 results.

The Critical Materials Council to be managed by TECHCET in 2016

Thu, 1 Jan 2016
The Critical Materials Council for Semiconductor Fabricators, originally established by ISMI/SEMATECH in the early 1990’s, will be managed by TECHCET CA LLC starting January 01, 2016.

Viewpoints: 2016 outlook

Mon, 1 Jan 2016
Each year, Solid State Technology turns to industry leaders to hear viewpoints on the technological and economic outlook for the upcoming year. Read through these expert opinions on what to expect in 2016.

Growth and a changing ecosystem at SEMI ISS 2016

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
The SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) opened yesterday with the theme “Integrating for Growth: Markets, Technology, Ecosystem.” The packed conference of C-level executives gave the year’s first strategic outlook of the global electronics manufacturing industry.

Uncovering oxygen's role in enhancing red LEDs

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
While oxygen can impede the effectiveness of gallium nitride (GaN), an enabling material for LEDs, small amounts of oxygen in some cases are needed to enhance the devices' optical properties.

How copper makes organic light-emitting diodes more efficient

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), CYNORA, and the University of St Andrews have now measured the underlying quantum mechanics phenomenon of intersystem crossing in a copper complex.

New LED with luminescent proteins

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
Scientists from Germany and Spain have discovered a way to create a BioLED by packaging luminescent proteins in the form of rubber.

Dialog Semiconductor declines to revise bid for Atmel

Mon, 1 Jan 2016
UK-based chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor plc's board of directors has determined not to revise its proposal to acquire US-based microcontroller and touch solutions specialist Atmel Corp., the company said.

2016 Critical Materials Council (CMC) Seminar – Call for Papers

Thu, 1 Jan 2016
The Critical Materials Council (CMC) and TECHCET have issued a call for papers to be presented at the “Critical Materials for Device Driven Scaling” Seminar to be held May 5-6, 2016 in Hillsboro, Oregon, USA.

Cornell-led team creates gallium nitride power diode

Fri, 1 Jan 2016
Making tiny switches do enormous jobs in a more efficient way than current technology allows is one of the goals of a research team led by Cornell engineering professor Huili (Grace) Xing.

SEMICON Korea opening: Memory and mobility drive IC manufacturing

Tue, 1 Jan 2016
SEMICON Korea 2016 at COEX in Seoul opens tomorrow with more than 540 exhibiting companies and an expected 40,000 attendees.

China semiconductor acquisitions surge; SEMICON China brings the new market into focus

Tue, 1 Jan 2016
During SEMICON China 2016 on March 15-17 in Shanghai, key government decision makers, IC fund managers, and global industry analysts will share their insights on China's IC manufacturing policy.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts December 2015 book-to-bill ratio of 0.99

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
A book-to-bill of 0.99 means that $99 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

Thin wafer market worth $9.17B by 2022

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
According to a new marketsandmarkets report, the market was valued $6.76 Billion in 2015 and estimated to reach $9.17 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 3.7% between 2016 and 2022.

Quantum dot market worth $4.6B by 2021

Fri, 1 Jan 2016
The global value of quantum dot markets was $306 million USD in 2014 and is expected at $4.6 billion USD over the forecast period due to the subsequent generation device, display, and system activated by quantum dot.

Foundries takeover 200mm fab capacity by 2018

Mon, 2 Feb 2016
IoT drives worldwide 200mm fab capacity in 2018 back to 2006 levels.

Global semiconductor sales top $335B in 2015

Mon, 2 Feb 2016
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced the global semiconductor industry posted sales totaling $335.2 billion in 2015, a slight decrease of 0.2 percent compared to the 2014 total, which was the industry's highest-ever sales total.

Top LED company selects ClassOne's Solstice electroplater

Tue, 2 Feb 2016
Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology announced the purchase of its Solstice S8 electroplating system by one of the world's leading LED manufacturers.

58% of pure-play foundry capacity under high risk for seismic activity

Tue, 2 Feb 2016
As of December 2015, roughly half of the world’s total IC wafer production capacity was located in seismically active areas.

Another record year for silicon wafer shipment volumes in 2015

Wed, 2 Feb 2016
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 3 percent in 2015 when compared to 2014 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry.

Ultratech announces promotion of two executives

Wed, 2 Feb 2016
Ultratech, Inc., a supplier of lithography, laser processing and inspection systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices and high­brightness LEDs (HB­ LEDs), as well as atomic layer deposition (ALD) systems, announced the promotion of two of its executives.

Veeco announces collaboration with imec to drive performance gains in GaN-based power devices

Tue, 2 Feb 2016
The collaboration is expected to accelerate the development of highly-efficient, Gallium Nitride (GaN) based, power electronic devices using GaN Epi wafers created using Veeco's Propel Power GaN MOCVD system.

LED Taiwan 2016 to kick off in Taipei in April

Wed, 2 Feb 2016
LED Taiwan will be held at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei on April 13-16.

Veeco launches new K475i As/P MOCVD system

Thu, 2 Feb 2016
Veeco Instruments Inc. announced today the launch of the new TurboDisc K475i Arsenic Phosphide MOCVD System for the production of red, orange, yellow light emitting diodes.

GaN power devices market worth $2.60B by 2022

Thu, 2 Feb 2016
A new report from MarketsandMarkets analyzes the GaN power device market and key industry players.

Physicists promise a copper revolution in nanophotonics

Thu, 2 Feb 2016
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have for the first time experimentally demonstrated that copper nanophotonic components can operate successfully in photonic devices.

Artificial control of exciplexes opens possibilities for new electronics

Fri, 2 Feb 2016
Researchers at Kyushu University were able to widely vary the emission color and efficiency of OLEDs.

Lifetime breakthrough promising for low-cost and efficient OLED displays and lights

Tue, 3 Mar 2016
Researchers increased the device lifetime of OLEDs that use a recently developed class of molecules to convert electricity into light.

ON Semiconductor and RFMicron to unveil IoT platform

Tue, 3 Mar 2016
ON Semiconductor Corporation has teamed up with RFMicron, Inc. to unveil multifaceted Internet of Things, or IoT, sensor platform supporting battery-free operation.

Gartner identifies the top 10 Internet of Things technologies for 2017 and 2018

Thu, 3 Mar 2016
Gartner, Inc. has highlighted the top 10 Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that should be on every organization's radar through the next two years.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES adds Alain Mutricy as head of Product Management Group

Fri, 3 Mar 2016
Mutricy succeeds Mike Cadigan, who will transition to a newly created role as senior vice president of global sales and business development.

IoT Planet to co-locate with SEMICON Europa in 2016

Wed, 3 Mar 2016
IoT Planet, a new European event dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), will co-locate this year with SEMICON Europa (25-27 October) in Grenoble, France.

Thailand's semiconductor sector on-track to tap $280B global automotive electronics industry

Wed, 3 Mar 2016
SEMICON SEA 2016 to feature Thailand specific forums and discussions.

SEMICON China 2016 opens in Shanghai

Mon, 3 Mar 2016
Over 50,000 attendees are expected at SEMICON China 2016 which opens tomorrow at Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

Soraa supports TM-30 as a superior color test for the lighting industry

Mon, 3 Mar 2016
Soraa, a developer of GaN on GaN LED technology, today announces its support for advances in color science and the new TM-30 method released by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).

New research shows how nanowires can be formed

Thu, 3 Mar 2016
Researchers learning to control the properties of materials this way can lead the way to more efficient electronic devices.

The United States leads growing global industrial semiconductor market

Tue, 3 Mar 2016
The industrial semiconductor market will post an 8 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), as revenue rises from $43.5 billion in 2014 to $59.5 billion in 2019.

Pivotal Critical Materials Conference for semiconductor fabs to take place May 5-6, 2016

Wed, 3 Mar 2016
The Critical Materials Conference, a pivotal, 2-day event organized by TECHCET with the support of the Critical Materials Council, will be held this year in Hillsboro, Oregon on May 5th and 6th, directly following the Council Meeting.

Samsung and Daintree partner to advance smart building IoT

Thu, 3 Mar 2016
Samsung Electronics Co. and Daintree Networks said they are collaborating on joint solutions involving Samsung's smart lighting module (SLM).

Becoming crystal clear

Wed, 4 Apr 2016
UCSB researchers identify specific defects in LED diodes that lead to less efficient solid state lighting.

SIA's VP of Global Policy to address China's new role in the semiconductor industry at The ConFab 2016

Wed, 4 Apr 2016
Solid State Technology is pleased to announced that Jimmy Goodrich of the Semiconductor Industry Association is the latest distinguished guest confirmed to speak at The ConFab 2016.

Crumpling approach enhances photodetectors' light responsivity

Thu, 4 Apr 2016
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated a new approach to modifying the light absorption and stretchability of atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) materials by surface topographic engineering using only mechanical strain.

Quantum dots enhance light-to-current conversion in layered semiconductors

Fri, 4 Apr 2016
Harnessing the power of the sun and creating light-harvesting or light-sensing devices requires a material that both absorbs light efficiently and converts the energy to highly mobile electrical current.

The future is here: Interactive screens on your packages

Fri, 4 Apr 2016
Instead of reading a label, consumers could be interacting with an electronic screen on packaging in the future, thanks to a revolutionary new development by scientists at the University of Sheffield.

New funding fuels ClassOne Technology's 2016 growth surge

Tue, 4 Apr 2016
ClassOne Technology, manufacturer of cost-efficient Solstice electroplating systems, has announced the completion of a major new round of funding from Salem Investment Partners of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Tech companies creating strategic platforms to support the Internet of Things

Tue, 4 Apr 2016
IHS forecasts that the IoT market will grow from an installed base of 15.4 billion devices in 2015 to 30.7 billion devices in 2020 and 75.4 billion in 2025.

LED Taiwan kicks off in grand style

Wed, 4 Apr 2016
The most influential LED exhibition in Taiwan adds pavilions for power devices and LED components.

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting announces 2016 Call for Papers

Fri, 4 Apr 2016
The 62nd annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), to be held at the San Francisco Union Square Hilton hotel December 3 - 7, 2016, has issued a Call for Papers seeking the world's best original work in all areas of microelectronics research and development.

Extended supply chain presents exhibitors with new opportunities at SEMICON West

Mon, 4 Apr 2016
Leading innovators in today's integrated electronics supply chain are preparing to showcase their products and services at SEMICON West 2016 on July 12-14 in San Francisco, Calif.

Dow Corning previews upcoming products, showcases optical silicones benefits at LIGHTFAIR 2016

Tue, 4 Apr 2016
Dow Corning will present an exclusive glimpse of upcoming products and technologies at LIGHTFAIR International 2016.

EU regulation update: What could impact the industry next?

Wed, 4 Apr 2016
In a global industry, monitoring regulatory developments across different regions can be a challenge.

North America vital to advanced semiconductor manufacturing

Thu, 5 May 2016
North America has a long and rich history of semiconductor manufacturing and innovation.

Global semiconductor sales increase slightly in March

Fri, 5 May 2016
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) this week announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $26.1 billion for the month of March 2016, a slight increase of 0.3 percent compared to the previous month's total of $26.0 billion.

NUS scientists develop method to improve photoluminescence efficiency of 2-D semiconductors

Mon, 5 May 2016
A team led by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a method to enhance the photoluminescence efficiency of tungsten diselenide, a two-dimensional semiconductor, paving the way for the application of such semiconductors in advanced optoelectronic and photonic devices.

Monolithic Schottky diode in ST F7 LV MOSFET technology: Performance improvement in application

Wed, 5 May 2016
Standard solutions and devices are compared to a 60 V MOSFET with monolithic Schottky diode as evaluated in SMPS and motor control environments.

Ultratech Cambridge Nanotech forms research collaboration with Northeastern University

Tue, 5 May 2016
Ultratech, Inc. announced the formation of a research collaboration with Professor Thomas J. Webster, Ph.D. at Northeastern University, to study the use of nano-materials produced via ALD for medical applications.

TowerJazz begins mass producing new integrated SiGe-based "front-end module on a chip" RF platform for IoT applications

Tue, 5 May 2016
TowerJazz today announced volume production of a new RF technology capable of integrating a wireless front-end module (FEM) on a single chip, tailored to meet the challenges of Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

$88M in Series E financing for OLED production equipment maker, Kateeva

Thu, 5 May 2016
Kateeva today announced that it has closed its Series E funding round with $88 million in new financing.

Fujitsu boosts efficiency of manufacturing processes at Shimane Fujitsu through IoT collaboration with Intel

Thu, 5 May 2016
Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has with Intel Corporation carried out a field trial to visualize manufacturing processes at Shimane Fujitsu Limited.

Automotive LED industry drivers: Disruptive technologies and consumer behavior changes

Fri, 5 May 2016
The lighting market for automotive applications should reach a 23.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) 2015-2121 reaching a US$27.7 billion market in 2021.

AGC develops amorphous thin film using unique sputtering target material

Thu, 5 May 2016
GC Asahi Glass (AGC) today announced it has developed a uniform amorphous thin film using a unique sputtering target material, and has started industrialization and commercial production of the material.

Engineers discover a new gatekeeper for light

Fri, 5 May 2016
Finding paves the way for devices that switch quickly between transparency and opacity to specific forms of light.

High Tech U in Taiwan for first time

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
The SEMI High Tech U learning program commenced April 20-22 in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Equipment spending up: 19 new fabs and lines to start construction

Fri, 6 Jun 2016
While semiconductor fab equipment spending is off to a slow start in 2016, it is expected to gain momentum through the end of the year. For 2016, 1.5 percent growth over 2015 is expected while 13 percent growth is forecast in 2017.

Countdown to Node 5: Moving beyond FinFETs

Fri, 6 Jun 2016
A forum of industry experts at SEMICON West 2016 will discuss the challenges associated with getting from node 10 -- which seems set for HVM -- to nodes 7 and 5.

The sapphire industry: What’s next?

Fri, 6 Jun 2016
Almost two years after GTAT’s bankruptcy, the sapphire industry is still there. Its decor and characters have, of course, changed but the story is still unfolding.

Novel capping strategy improves stability of perovskite nanocrystals

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
Study addresses instability issues with organometal-halide perovskites, a promising class of materials for solar cells, LEDs, and other applications.

Day 2 at The ConFab 2016: Success in semiconductor growth and fab management

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
During the Tuesday morning sessions, ConFab attendees heard from speakers from Mentor Graphics, Intel, Infineon Technologies, Quantum Clean, and Edwards.

WPG Americas Inc. announces distribution agreement with Seoul Semiconductor

Wed, 6 Jun 2016
WPG Americas Inc. announced today it has signed a new agreement with Seoul Semiconductor the world's fifth largest LED supplier to distribute their full complete line of products.

Ultratech enables world's lowest contact resistivity for finFETs with LXA melt laser annealing technology

Thu, 6 Jun 2016
This record achievement, as well as additional results, was presented in a paper at the 2016 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits held June 13-17, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Let there be light

Fri, 6 Jun 2016
Utah engineer discovers light can stamp out defects in semiconductors for better solar panels and LED bulbs.

Ultratech receives follow-on order from major Asian foundry for laser spike annealing system

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
The LSA101 tool will be used to support the foundry's 28nm and 40nm production efforts, and Ultratech expects to ship the system in the third quarter of 2016.

Samsung introduces new line-up of LED components for automotive lighting, featuring chip-scale packaging

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today that it has introduced “Fx-CSP,” a line-up of LED packages which features chip-scale packaging and flexible circuit board technology, for use in automotive lighting applications.

Automotive semiconductor market grows slightly in 2015 while ranks shift

Wed, 6 Jun 2016
Despite slower growth for the automotive industry and exchange rate fluctuations, the automotive semiconductor market grew at a modest 0.2 percent year over year, reaching $29 billion in 2015, according to IHS.

SiC power business is a reality

Mon, 6 Jun 2016
Today, SiC benefits are not a secret anymore and progressively lot of industries are considering the development of new products including SiC technologies.

Ultratech receives multiple system, follow-on order for fan-out wafer-level packaging applications

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
Ultratech's AP300 lithography systems will be used for next-generation, high-volume, fan-out wafer-level packaging applications.

200mm fabs reawakening

Wed, 7 Jul 2016
Buoyed by strong investments in China, 200mm wafer production is seeing a re-awakening, with overall 200mm capacity expected to match its previous 2006 peak level by 2019.

Molecular switch for controlling color and fluorescence

Fri, 7 Jul 2016
A collaboration of researchers from Kumamoto, Yamaguchi, and Osaka Universities in Japan have discovered a new method of drastically changing the color and fluorescence of a particular compound using only oxygen (O2) and hydrogen (H2) gases.

Silicon Valley-based foundry Noel Technologies marks 20th Anniversary

Mon, 7 Jul 2016
Silicon Valley specialty semiconductor foundry Noel Technologies, a provider of process development and substrate fabrication for a variety of high-technology industries, celebrates its 20th anniversary this month.

GaN substrate market is estimated to be worth over $4B by 2020

Tue, 7 Jul 2016
The gallium nitride (GaN) substrates market is set to cross $4 billion USD by 2020, according to the market research report from IndustryARC.

Integration of novel materials with silicon chips makes new 'smart' devices possible

Thu, 7 Jul 2016
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the U.S. Army Research Office have developed a way to integrate novel functional materials onto a computer chip, allowing the creation of new smart devices and systems.

Registration open with new exhibition features at SEMICON Europa

Fri, 7 Jul 2016
Today SEMI announced registration opened for Europe's largest electronics manufacturing exhibition, SEMICON Europa (25-26 October) in Grenoble.

New method for making green LEDs enhances their efficiency and brightness

Fri, 7 Jul 2016
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have developed a new method for making brighter and more efficient green light-emitting diodes.

Ultratech receives 'Outstanding Supplier Award' from SJ Semiconductor

Tue, 8 Aug 2016
Ultratech, Inc. today announced that it has received an 'Outstanding Supplier Award' from SJ Semiconductor Corp.

Global semiconductor sales increase in second quarter

Tue, 8 Aug 2016
The Semiconductor Industry Association today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $79.1 billion during the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 1.0 percent over the previous quarter and a decrease of 5.8 percent compared to the second quarter of 2015.

ams launches the industry's smallest module to offer color, ambient light and proximity sensing

Tue, 8 Aug 2016
ams AG has launched the smallest ever optical sensor module that delivers a combination of colour (RGB), ambient light and proximity sensing, providing OEMs with design flexibility and the ability to provide a better display viewing experience.

Two become one: How to turn green light blue

Wed, 8 Aug 2016
Metal-organic frameworks with a piggyback structure open up new possibilities for solar cells and LEDs -- publication in the Advanced Materials scientific journal.

As Japan seizes lead in growing semiconductor segments, industry leaders exhibit at SEMICON Japan

Thu, 8 Aug 2016
SEMI today announced that SEMICON Japan 2016, at Tokyo Big Sight on December 14-16, has increased exhibition and programming to keep pace with high-growth semiconductor segments in Japan.

Epistar orders multiple Veeco EPIK 700 MOCVD systems to meet demand for LED lighting applications

Fri, 8 Aug 2016
Veeco Instruments Inc. announced today that Epistar Corporation has ordered multiple TurboDisc EPIK 700 GaN MOCVD Systems for the production of LEDs.

Advanced materials manufacturer Pixelligent closes $10.4M in funding

Mon, 8 Aug 2016
Pixelligent Technologies, a developer of high-index advanced materials for solid state lighting and display applications and producer of PixClear products, announced today that it closed $10.4 million in new funding.

Ensuring safety in the sub-fab

Tue, 8 Aug 2016
Problems frequently arise as a result of an incomplete or absent formal risk assessment when processes are modified or new materials introduced.

Toshiba introduces high-voltage MOSFET family for efficient, high-speed switching

Thu, 8 Aug 2016
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. today announced a new lineup of ultra-efficient, high-speed, high-voltage MOSFETs for switching voltage regulator designs.

IHS Markit releases ranking of Top LED suppliers

Thu, 8 Aug 2016
IHS Markit released its annual 2015 revenue-share ranking of the top LED suppliers in backlighting, automotive, lighting and other applications.

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

Wed, 8 Aug 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.

New electrical energy storage material shows its power

Thu, 8 Aug 2016
A powerful new material developed by Northwestern University chemist William Dichtel and his research team could one day speed up the charging process of electric cars and help increase their driving range.

Following the UV curing boom, disinfection and purification applications are finally ready to take off

Thu, 8 Aug 2016
In a short term, UV curing will drive the UV LED market, announces Yole Développement (Yole) in its new LED report entitled UV LEDs: Technology, Manufacturing and Applications Trends.

Samsung introduces high-performance LED linear modules for indoor lighting applications

Fri, 8 Aug 2016
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced “H-series Gen 3,” a new line-up of LED linear modules that features high efficacy and enables easy replacement of fluorescent lights with LED lamps.