In a podcast interview with ElectroIQ.com, Ziptronix president & CEO, Daniel Donabedian, and company CTO, Paul Enquist, discussed both the Ziptronix wafer bonding technology and their partnership with Sony.
Solid State Technology editor Pete Singer caught up with Janos Veres, area manager for printed electronics in the electronic materials and devices laboratory at PARC.
Worldwide silicon wafer revenues declined by 12 percent in 2012 compared to 2011, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry.
Applied Materials released a new film treatment, Applied Producer Onyx, that reduces the power consumption in semiconductor chips while increasing mechanical strength. The product targets the challenges associated with 3D packaging applications and technologies.
AKHAN Technologies has developed a shallow n-type diamond material over silicon that has characteristics such as a shallow ionization energy, high carrier mobility, and no graphitic phases. Adam Khan, president of AKHAN Technologies, says that the bottleneck in development of diamond films has always been the fabrication of n-type diamond.
Marc Heyns, fellow at research consortium imec, discusses the group's work on chip fab materials beyond silicon, namely, Ge and III-V, presented in "Advancing CMOS beyond the silicon roadmap with germanium and III-V devices" at IEDM.
Dennis Buss, a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and consultant at Texas Instruments (TI), presented "Research in self-powered electronic systems (#10.4)" at IEEE's International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) recently. He shares key results here.
Applied Materials (AMAT) unveiled its Centura Tetra EUV advanced reticle etch system at the SPIE BACUS conference. Amitabh Sabharwal, GM, mask etch products, talks about the product's technical specs, and how it overcame EUV challenges.
Jim Walker, VP, Research of Semiconductor Manufacturing and Emerging Technologies, at Gartner, speaks with Solid State Technology about revising Gartner
D2S announced a mask-wafer double simulation accelerated workstation, TrueMask DS, for R&D exploration, bit-cell design, hot-spot analysis and mask defect categorization. Aki Fujimura, CEO, D2S, speaks with ElectroIQ's Debra Vogler about the technology, and what makes 20nm different.
IC Insights' Bill McClean discusses his fall forecast update for the semiconductor industry, why he sees 8%-9% long-term growth, and the impact of stimulus programs on worldwide GDP and how that ties into semiconductor growth.