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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.

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.

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.

Can lean innovation bring growth and profits back to semiconductors?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SEMI forms new Tablet Working Group

Wed, 9 Sep 2014
When you say the word sapphire most people think of a brilliant blue gemstone. The members that have formed the Tablet Working Group think of sapphire as a key enabler of future growth for their respective businesses.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fujifilm and imec demonstrate full-color OLEDs with photoresist technology for organic semiconductors

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
FUJIFILM Corporation and nano-electronics research institute, imec have demonstrated full-color organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) by using their jointly-developed photoresist technology for organic semiconductors.

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.

“Easy does it” ─ Fabs trim spending plans

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

"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.

Global semiconductor sales down slightly in July

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

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.

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.

Sally L. Bixby joins Extension Media as Senior Events Director

Wed, 10 Oct 2015
Extension Media announced today the addition of Sally L. Bixby as Senior Events Director for Extension Media's fast-growing conference division.

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.

The use of sapphire in mobile device and LED industries

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

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.

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.

When front-end-of-line and back-end-of-line reliability meet

Wed, 12 Dec 2015
Due to the further scaling and increasing complexity of transistors, the boundaries between back-end-of-line and front-end-of-line reliability research are gradually fading. Imec’s team leaders Kristof Croes and Dimitri Linten give their vision on the future of reliability research.

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.

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.

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.

Cautious expectations amid a slow-growth global economy

Thu, 2 Feb 2016
The health of the IC industry is increasingly tied to the health of the worldwide economy. Rarely can there be strong IC market growth without at least a “good” worldwide economy to support it.

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.

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.

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.

Becoming crystal clear

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

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.

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.

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to decline 2 percent in 2016

Wed, 5 May 2016
Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decline 2 percent in 2016, to $62.8 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. This is up from the estimated 4.7 percent decline in Gartner's previous quarterly forecast.

North America vital to advanced semiconductor manufacturing

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

$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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kateeva: Enabling OLED success

Wed, 7 Jul 2016
Kateeva is out to change the way displays are being made, and during Tuesday’s Silicon Innovation Forum keynote, Kateeva President and COO Conor Madigan, PhD, laid out how their YIELDJet inkjet system is making that happen.

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.

OLED to become leading smartphone display technology in 2020

Mon, 7 Jul 2016
Although liquid-crystal display (LCD) has dominated mobile phone displays for more than 15 years, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display technology is set to become the leading smartphone display technology in 2020.

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.

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.

The sapphire industry: Back to the future

Thu, 9 Sep 2016
“The sapphire industry is still plagued by overcapacity and rapid price declines,” asserts Yole Développement (Yole) in its latest report Sapphire Applications & Market 2016: LED & Consumer Electronics.

Fab equipment spending ascending

Thu, 9 Sep 2016
Expect 4% growth (YoY) for 2016 and 11% for 2017

South Korean IT display manufacturers replacing LCD with OLED

Wed, 10 Oct 2016
Due to increasing capacity from China, South Korean LCD panel makers are quickly realizing that LCD displays profitability may eventually erode, due to growing capacity and price competition from China, so they are betting their future on organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays.

Solid State Technology announces expanded conference for The ConFab 2017

Wed, 9 Sep 2016
The conference and networking event, will be held at the iconic Hotel del Coronado in San Diego on May 14-17, 2017.

200mm fabs on the rise

Tue, 10 Oct 2016
Examining 200mm capacity over the years, the highest level of 200mm capacity was recorded in 2007 and the lowest following this peak in 2009.

Sapphire industry: More than just LEDs

Fri, 10 Oct 2016
LED remains the dominant sapphire application in 2016. Overall, rates of usage in smartwatches have been disappointing and have decreased below 2015 levels.

Researchers surprised at the unexpected hardness of gallium nitride

Mon, 10 Oct 2016
A Lehigh University team discovers that the widely used semiconducting material is almost as wear-resistant as diamonds.

Trace metal recombination centers kill LED efficiency

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

New LEDs may offer better way to clean water in remote areas

Tue, 11 Nov 2016
Nanotech enables powerful and portable sterilization equipment.

LED packaging: New relays of growth are required for LED companies to survive

Fri, 12 Dec 2016
According to Yole’s analysts, the packaged LED market represented a revenue of nearly US$15.7 billion in 2015. This industry should grow to a size of nearly US$18.2 billion by 2020.

Semiconductor equipment sales forecast: $40 Billion

Tue, 12 Dec 2016
SEMI today reported that worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment are projected to increase 8.7 percent to $39.7 billion in 2016.

LEDs and power electronic innovations are converging to handle module-level thermal management

Thu, 12 Dec 2016
In 2015, all economic indicators pointed to continued market growth for both industries, power electronics and LED, especially with IGBT modules boosted by EV/HEV industry and general lighting applications, a killer application for LEDs since 2012.

Global semiconductor sales up 7% year-to-year

Wed, 1 Jan 2017
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $31.0 billion for the month of November 2016, an increase of 7.4 percent compared to the November 2015 total.

A year in review: Top 10 stories of 2016

Fri, 12 Dec 2016
From the ground-breaking research breakthroughs to the shifting supplier landscape, these are the stories the Solid State Technology audience read the most during 2016.

Executive viewpoints: 2017 outlook

Wed, 1 Jan 2017
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 2017.

Do not go where the path may lead

Fri, 1 Jan 2017
What follows, in Part 1 of this two-part article, is a quick look back at the industry in 2016 and the road ahead in 2017 followed by what SEMI achieved in 2016 and where SEMI’s road will lead in 2017 to keep pace our industry charging forward where there is no path.

1000 times more efficient nano-LED opens door to faster microchips

Thu, 2 Feb 2017
The electronic data connections within microchips are increasingly becoming a bottleneck in the exponential growth of data traffic. Optical connections are the obvious successors but optical data transmission requires an adequate nanoscale light source, and this has been lacking. Scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology have created a light source that has the right characteristics: a nano-LED that is 1000 times more efficient than its predecessors, and is capable of handling gigabits per second.

Global semiconductor sales reach $339B in 2016

Fri, 2 Feb 2017
Worldwide industry posts highest-ever annual sales; year-to-year sales increase 12 percent in December.

A SOI wafer is a suitable substrate for gallium nitride crystals

Thu, 3 Mar 2017
Improved characteristics in power electronics and radio applications can be achieved by using a SOI wafer for gallium nitride growth.

January semiconductor sales up 14% compared to last year

Mon, 3 Mar 2017
Year-to-year growth is market's largest since November 2010; month-to-month sales decrease slightly.

Taiwan maintains largest share of global IC wafer fab capacity

Thu, 2 Feb 2017
South Korea narrows gap with Taiwan; China shows biggest increase, accounts for nearly 11%.

MicroLEDs for displays: How we can make it happen

Wed, 3 Mar 2017
Many large companies and startups are currently working on microLED technologies for display applications: from LED makers such as Epistar, Nichia or Osram to display makers like AUO, BOE or CSOT and OEMs such as Apple or Facebook/Oculus.

Optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discretes move toward normal growth rates

Wed, 4 Apr 2017
Weakness in high-brightness LEDs lowered optoelectronics in 2016 while sensors/actuators got a needed boost from improved pricing.

Seoul Semiconductor files patent infringement lawsuit in Germany asserting infringement of its high-power LED technology

Wed, 4 Apr 2017
On March 31, 2017, Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd (Seoul) filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany in the District Court of Düsseldorf against Mouser Electronics Inc. (Mouser), a global electronic components distributor, asserting infringement of an LED patent.

Samsung poised to become world’s largest semi supplier in 2Q17

Mon, 5 May 2017
Intel could yield the #1 position it has held since 1993.

Global semiconductor sales in March up 18.1% year-to-year

Mon, 5 May 2017
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $30.9 billion for the month of March 2017, an increase of 18.1 percent compared to the March 2016 total of $26.2 billion and 1.6 percent more than the February 2017 total of $30.4 billion.

Process Watch: Having confidence in your confidence level

Thu, 4 Apr 2017
This new series of articles highlights additional trends in process control, including successful implementation strategies and the benefits for IC manufacturing.

The drive to smart manufacturing

Fri, 6 Jun 2017
What does Smart Manufacturing mean for the future of the electronics manufacturing supply chain?

New diode features optically controlled capacitance

Tue, 6 Jun 2017
Israeli researchers have developed a new optically tunable capacitor with embedded metal nanoparticles, creating a metal-insulator-semiconductor diode that is tunable by illumination.

Long-term IoT semiconductor forecast reduced

Thu, 6 Jun 2017
Total IoT forecast scaled back mostly because of lower revenue projections for connected cities.

Samsung achieves 220 lumens per watt with new mid-power LED package

Thu, 6 Jun 2017
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that it has begun mass producing a new mid-power LED package, the LM301B, which features the industry's highest luminous efficacy of 220 lumens per watt.

Harnessing hopping hydrogens for high-efficiency OLEDs

Mon, 7 Jul 2017
Researchers at Kyushu University's Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA) demonstrated that a molecule that slightly changes its chemical structure before and after emission can achieve a high efficiency in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

Semiconductor advances could enable endless complexity increase

Tue, 7 Jul 2017
Speaking at imec’s International Technology Forum USA yesterday afternoon at the Marriott Marquis, Luc Van den Hove, president and CEO of imec, provided a glimpse of society’s future and explained how semiconductor technology will play a key role.

TrendForce reports 'micro LED-like' products will be available in 2018

Fri, 7 Jul 2017
Breakthroughs in mass transfer have yet to materialize.

What is the status of III-N technology?

Thu, 8 Aug 2017
The III-N semiconductor family has attracted significant research attention over the last 25 years, resulting in intensive patenting activity, with a substantial increase during the past decade.

Infrared laser: At the heart of the industry in coming years

Wed, 8 Aug 2017
In a depressed visible LED industry, manufacturers are looking at new opportunities to increase their revenues and margins. In this context, the IR LED market is perceived as a potential new ‘blue ocean’ with attractive opportunities for those players.

Fab equipment spending breaking industry records

Tue, 9 Sep 2017
2017 fab equipment spending (new and refurbished) is expected to increase by 37 percent, reaching a new annual spending record of about US$55 billion.

Global semiconductor sales increase 24% year-to-year in July

Fri, 9 Sep 2017
Worldwide sales up 3 percent compared to previous month; Americas market leads the way with growth of 36 percent year-to-year and 5 percent month-to month.

Seoul Semiconductor files patent litigation for infringement of 12 Acrich patents

Tue, 9 Sep 2017
Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. announced on Sept. 19, 2017 that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit, together with its affiliate, Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd., against Archipelago Lighting, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.