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Consumer, healthcare, and industrial to drive wearable industry to potential value of $90B by 2020

Wed, 7 Jul 2015
Wearable electronics is one of the consumer market’s hottest topics. Indeed, giants like Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, and Huawei are now competing for a slice of a very promising pie.

mCube named MEMS Start-Up of the Year at MEMS Executive Congress

Thu, 11 Nov 2014
mCube, provider of the world’s smallest MEMS motion sensors, today announced the company secured three awards at last week’s MEMS Executive Congress for its significant innovations in MEMS and sensors

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).

Imec and Samsung join to accelerate innovation digital health

Thu, 6 Jun 2014
Imec, a nanoelectronics research center, announced today that it is collaborating with Samsung Electronics to accelerate innovation and collaboration among technology companies and researchers working in the burgeoning mobile wearable field.

ams wins patent validity lawsuit launched by Melexis

Thu, 5 May 2014
ams, a manufacturer of high performance sensor and analog solutions, announces that the company has won a last-instance verdict against Melexis.

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.

The bright future of Si photonics

Wed, 6 Jun 2014
Beyond all of the hype and tumult, market drivers and technological developments are converging to ensure a bright future for Si photonics.

Nanolab Technologies acquires Microtech Laboratories, LLC

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
Nanolab Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Microtech Laboratories, LLC a well-established Dallas, Texas, failure analysis laboratory founded in 1999.

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.

Orbotech to acquire SPTS Technologies

Mon, 7 Jul 2014
Orbotech Ltd. today announced the acquisition of SPTS Technologies Group Limited, a U.K.-based leading manufacturer of etch, deposition and thermal processing equipment for the microelectronics industry, from European private equity firm Bridgepoint and others.

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.

VCs still investing in semiconductor technology, but need strategic partners and capital efficiency

Thu, 7 Jul 2014
Investors are still looking for differentiated technologies that solve high-value problems in semiconductor manufacturing, or that bring semiconductor technology to disruptive applications in other fields, particularly in the medical and environmental sectors

Harnessing big data

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

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.

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.

Sensors, semiconductors, autonomous driving and regulation to drive ADAS revolution

Tue, 8 Aug 2014
In its recent market research report, ABI Research forecasts automotive camera sensor shipments to reach 197 million by 2020.

NJR and UMC extend collaboration on MEMS microphone manufacturing

Thu, 8 Aug 2014
New Japan Radio Co., Ltd. and United Microelectronics Corporation, a global semiconductor foundry, today announced that the two companies have successfully collaborated to achieve high-volume manufacturing for NJR's MEMS microphone products.

Order activity for semiconductor equipment holds steady in July

Thu, 8 Aug 2014
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.41 billion in orders worldwide in July 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.07, according to the July EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.

S2C opens Korean office and appoints country manager

Tue, 8 Aug 2014
S2C, Inc. announced today the opening of a direct sales and support office in Seoul, Korea, appointing Suk-Ha Lee (SH Lee) as country manager.

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.

MEMS Industry Group hosts 10th annual MEMS Executive Congress US

Thu, 8 Aug 2014
MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will host MEMS Executive Congress US 2014, an annual business conference and networking event for the MEMS and sensors industry, November 5-7, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ.

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.

ProPlus Design Solutions expands sales operations to Europe

Thu, 9 Sep 2014
ProPlus Design Solutions, Inc. announced today it expanded its sales operations to Europe.

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.

SiTime raises $25 Million

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
SiTime Corporation, a MEMS analog semiconductor company, today announced that it has closed $25 million in new financing, which consisted of a combination of structured debt facility of $15 million provided by Capital IP Investment Partners LLC and strategic equity investment from other investors.

SEMICON Japan features "World of IoT"

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

Boston Semi Equipment creates industry's largest independent ATE organization

Wed, 10 Oct 2014
Boston Semi Equipment LLC (BSE) today announced it has combined all of its automated test equipment (ATE) businesses under the Boston Semi Equipment brand name.

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.

UMC announce joint venture for a 12" fab in China

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
The Board of Directors of United Microelectronics Corporation, a global semiconductor foundry, today announced a joint venture company focused on 12" wafer foundry services with Xiamen Municipal People's Government and FuJian Electronics & Information Group.

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.

IBM to pay GlobalFoundries $1.5B to take over chip fabs

Mon, 10 Oct 2014
IBM and GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced that GLOBALFOUNDRIES will acquire IBM's global commercial semiconductor technology business.

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.

Finalists announced for MEMS Executive Congress US 2014

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
Six companies selected from a pool of applicants will compete in MEMS Industry Group's (MIG)'s MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase at MEMS Executive Congress.

IMAPS Award Winners for 2014

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
At the IMAPS (International Microelecronics & Packaging Society) meeting last week, several of their key annual awards were given out.

UMC enters volume production for Lantiq's Communication ICs

Tue, 10 Oct 2014
United Microelectronics Corporation, a global semiconductor foundry, and Lantiq, a supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies, today announced that UMC has entered volume production for Lantiq's SPT170 high voltage Power Management ICs.

SEMICON Japan 2014: New venue and new ideas for rebounding industry

Wed, 10 Oct 2014
Today, SEMI announced an exceptional lineup of speakers for SEMICON Japan’s Opening Day — Accenture, Applied Materials, ARM, IBM Japan, Intel K.K., NIICT, Scripps, Toshiba, and Toyota.

Cavendish Kinetics secures funding to accelerate the growth of the RF MEMS market

Tue, 11 Nov 2014
Cavendish Kinetics, the provider of high-performance RF MEMS tuning solutions for mobile and wearable devices, today announced the closing of a $7 million funding round as well as the appointment of Gilles Delfassy to its board of directors.

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.

MEMS Industry Group announces first open-source Algorithm Community

Thu, 11 Nov 2014
MEMS Executive Congress -- Karen Lightman, executive director of MEMS Industry Group (MIG), today announced the first open-source algorithm cooperative, Accelerated Innovation Community (AIC), during her opening remarks at MEMS Executive Congress US 2014.

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.

Freescale wearable technology selected as 2015 CES Innovation Awards honoree

Wed, 11 Nov 2014
Freescale Semiconductor has been named a 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree for its Wearable Reference Platform (WaRP).

Holst Centre, imec and CARTAMUNDI join forces to create the near field communication chip of the future

Wed, 11 Nov 2014
Holst Centre, set up by the Belgian nanoelectronics research center imec and the Dutch research institute TNO, and Cartamundi NV have announced a collaboration to develop ultra-thin flexible near field communication (NFC) tags.

X-FAB MEMS Foundry wins “Foundry of the Year” Award at MEMS Executive Congress

Thu, 11 Nov 2014
X-FAB MEMS Foundry today announced it received the “MEMS Foundry of the Year” award at the Best in MEMS & Sensors Innovation Awards ceremony, as part of the MEMS Industry Group’s 10th annual MEMS Executive Congress held in Scottsdale, Arizona last week.

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.

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.

What to expect from the 3rd Edition of the European 3D TSV Summit

Thu, 12 Dec 2014
Interview with SEMI Europe’s Yann Guillou gives attendees a preview of the event.

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.

Veeco completes acquisition of Solid State Equipment Holdings LLC

Mon, 12 Dec 2014
Veeco Instruments Inc. announced that it has acquired privately held Solid State Equipment Holdings LLC (“SSEC”), based in Horsham, Pennsylvania.

Synopsys and imec expand TCAD collaboration to 5nm and beyond

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
Synopsys, Inc. today announced the expansion of its collaboration with imec (nanoelectronics research center imec) to nanowire and other devices (FinFETs, Tunnel-FETs) targeting the 5-nanometer (nm) technology node and beyond.

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.

The ConFab 2015: Time for collaboration

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

InvenSense to ship over 1B MEMS sensors worldwide

Tue, 1 Jan 2015
InvenSense, Inc., a provider of intelligent sensor solutions, announced that since starting shipment of MEMS-based sensors in late 2006, it will reach 1 billion devices shipped in Q1 of calendar 2015.

European 3D TSV Summit 2015: What business for 3D smart systems?

Tue, 1 Jan 2015
SEMI Europe will ring in the New Year by holding the first major, international 3D TSV event of 2015. On January 19-21, members of the 3D TSV industry will convene in Grenoble, France for the 3rd edition of the European 3D TSV Summit.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Apple Watch spurs rapid growth of market for wireless charging in wearable technology in 2015

Tue, 1 Jan 2015
Propelled by the arrival of the Apple Watch, the global market for wireless power and charging in wearable applications is set to attain a gargantuan 3,000 percent expansion this year compared to 2014.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SEMI wins semiconductor etch equipment export control ruling

Wed, 2 Feb 2015
This week, after a four-month investigation, the U.S. Department of Commerce declared the export controls on certain etch equipment and technology ineffective, thereby removing a cumbersome and onerous impediment to efficient trade.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Freescale pushes for a secure Internet of Things

Tue, 2 Feb 2015
As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain momentum, Freescale Semiconductor and its partners are tackling the most dire challenge the young movement has faced to date – the alarming lack of unified guidelines for ensuring the security of IoT applications.

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.

Semiconductor unit shipments to exceed one trillion devices in 2017

Thu, 2 Feb 2015
Updated forecast expects robust 8.2% average annual unit shipment growth through 2019.

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.

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.

TowerJazz begins mass production of advanced IR sensor

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
TowerJazz, a specialty foundry, announced today it has begun mass production of an IR sensor used by Intel in one of its new 3D sensing solutions.

High tech start-ups to connect with investors at SEMICON Europa 2015

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
SEMICON Europa 2015 (October 6-8) will prominently feature second edition of this very successful program connecting early-stage companies with strategic investors, venture capitalists and other relevant stakeholders.

Poised for more growth

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

AKM Semiconductor signs global distribution agreement with Digi-Key

Wed, 3 Mar 2015
Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, a provider of electronic component selection, availability and delivery, has partnered with AKM Semiconductor Inc., to facilitate the global distribution of AKM’s products.

Small powerful systems give rise to medical semiconductor sales

Thu, 3 Mar 2015
Market for medical semiconductors seen rising to $8.2 billion in 2018.

Cypress to acquire Broadcom's Wireless of Internet of Things business

Thu, 4 Apr 2016
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) and Broadcom Limited (Nasdaq: AVGO) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Cypress will acquire Broadcom's Wireless Internet of Things (IoT) business and related assets in an all-cash transaction valued at $550 million.

Apple dictates the ranking of top 10 MEMS manufacturers in 2014

Wed, 3 Mar 2015
Apple boosted Bosch’s MEMS revenue in 2014 again as Bosch is the sole supplier of the pressure sensors added to the iPhone 6 and 6+.

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.

Dr. Terry Brewer receives the Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success from the American Chemical Society

Wed, 3 Mar 2015
Dr. Terry Brewer, founder and CEO of Brewer Science, was presented the Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the American Chemical Society’s 249th National Meeting.

Supplier Hub answers the needs of a changing semiconductor industry

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
Supplier Hub answers the needs of a changing semiconductor industry.

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.

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.

Standing Egg chooses MIPS CPUs for sensor hubs targeting mobile, IoT, wearables and automotive

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
Imagination Technologies announces that South Korea based MEMS sensor development company Standing Egg has licensed Imagination's MIPS Warrior M-class CPU for use in its next-generation sensor hubs targeting an expanding range of products including mobile devices, IoT, wearables, and automotive.

Cavendish Kinetics adopts STATS ChipPAC's wafer level technology for its SmarTune RF MEMS tuners

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
STATS ChipPAC Ltd. announced that Cavendish Kinetics, a provider of high performance RF MEMS tuning solutions for LTE smartphones and wearable devices, has adopted its advanced wafer level packaging technology

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.

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.

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.

Imec reports 9% growth in 2014

Wed, 4 Apr 2015
Nanoelectronics research center imec, today reported the financial results for fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.

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.

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.

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.

MEMS industry influencers to present at SEMI European MEMS Summit

Thu, 5 May 2015
SEMI has announced that executives from MEMS giants Bosch and STMicroelectronics, MEMS largest fabless Invensense and dominating IC foundry TSMC will be delivering the keynote talks at the European MEMS Summit.

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.

IBM's silicon photonics technology ready to speed up cloud and Big Data applications

Tue, 5 May 2015
IBM today announced a significant milestone in the development of silicon photonics technology, which enables silicon chips to use pulses of light instead of electrical signals over wires to move data at rapid speeds and longer distances in future computing systems.

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.

SEMICON West 2015 focuses on the most critical issues in semiconductor manufacturing

Fri, 5 May 2015
SEMI today announced the SEMICON West 2015 technical and business program agenda tackling the most important issues facing the future of semiconductor manufacturing.

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.

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.

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.

Imagination and TSMC collaborate on advanced IoT IP platforms

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) and TSMC announce a collaboration to develop a series of advanced IP subsystems for the Internet of Things (IoT) to accelerate time to market and simplify the design process.

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.

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.

ASCENT project offers unparalleled access to European nanoelectronics infrastructure

Thu, 6 Jun 2015
Europe’s leading nanoelectronics institutes, Tyndall National Institute in Ireland, CEA-Leti in France and imec in Belgium, have entered a €4.7 million collaborative open-access project called ASCENT (Access to European Nanoelectronics Network).

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.

MEMSIC's SmartSensing tech delivers highest performance in inertial measurement systems

Thu, 6 Jun 2015
MEMSIC announced the launch of its latest addition, the INS380, to its portfolio of Inertial Systems enabled with SmartSensing technology targeted to a broad range of precision motion sensing applications.

Renesas Electronics announces Synergy Platform for IoT

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
Renesas Electronics, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the Renesas Synergy Platform.

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.

Bosch selects Rudolph for semiconductor inspection solutions

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
Rudolph Technologies, Inc. announced today that the MEMS company, Robert Bosch GmbH, has selected Rudolph to supply several different configurations of its F30 Inspection System for various steps in the front- and back-end fabrication processes of micro electrical mechanical systems (MEMS) devices.

MEMS applications take the stage in the first edition of the European MEMS Summit

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
The first edition of this Summit will take place on September 17-18, 2015 in Milan, Italy and its theme will be “Sensing the Planet, MEMS for Life.”

Technology innovation is driving fan-in wafer level packaging adoption with more and more applications

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
Fan-in WLP is experiencing continuous growth and attracting new applications, according to Yole Développement's latest report “Fan-in Wafer Level Packaging: Market & Technology Trends."

UMC collaborates with ARM to validate UMC 14nm finFET process

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
United Microelectronics Corporation, a global semiconductor foundry, today announced it has collaborated with ARM to tape out a process qualification vehicle (PQV) test chip on UMC's 14nm FinFET technology to help validate an ARM Cortex-A family core on the advanced foundry process node.

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.

SPP Technologies to acquire SPTS Technologies' Thermal Products business

Wed, 7 Jul 2015
ORBOTECH LTD. today announced that SPTS Technologies Group Ltd. (SPTS), an Orbotech company and supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions, has sold its Thermal Products business to SPP Technologies Co, Ltd.

MEMS foundry X-FAB selects ClassOne Solstice for electroplating

Wed, 7 Jul 2015
Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology announced that X-FAB — recently named “MEMS Foundry of the Year” — has just purchased a new Solstice S8 Electroplating System.

Smartphone sales remain an important IC market driver in 2015

Thu, 7 Jul 2015
Smartphones forecast to represent 80% of total cellphone shipments in 4Q15.

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.

Blood and tears at DAC

Tue, 7 Jul 2015
At this year’s Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco, Brian Otis, a Director at Google, talked about how hundreds of millions of people are at risk of diabetes – and how a smart contact lens that continuously monitors blood glucose levels and transmits the data to a smartphone might just be the ideal solution.

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.

Wearable systems give major boost to total IoT sales in 2015

Thu, 7 Jul 2015
Market revenues associated with network communications, sensing, and control functions in subsystems and objects attached to the Internet of Things (IoT) are forecast to grow 29% in 2015 to $62.4 billion after increasing 21% in 2014 to about $48.4 billion.

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.).

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.

IBM launches new Internet of Things community for developers

Wed, 7 Jul 2015
IBM today announced the launch of a new community, IBM developerWorks Recipes, designed to help developers – from novice to experienced – quickly and easily learn how to connect Internet of Things (IoT) devices to the cloud and how to use data coming from those connected devices.

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.

OMRON to acquire motion control company, Delta Tau Data Systems, Inc.

Mon, 8 Aug 2015
OMRON Corporation announced its entry into a stock purchase agreement to acquire a 100 percent stake in Delta Tau Data Systems, Inc. of California (DT), which will result in DT becoming a member of the OMRON Group.

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.

MEMS Executive Congress US 2015 examines commercial forces driving MEMS & sensors to $20B by 2020

Tue, 8 Aug 2015
MEMS Industry Group (MIG)'s next MEMS Executive Congress US 2015 will explore the market drivers behind the double-digit growth propelling MEMS and sensors to more than $20+ billion by 2020.

As utilities get smarter, smart meter semiconductors rise

Tue, 8 Aug 2015
The global market for semiconductors used in smart meters that provide two-way communications between meters and utilities will continue to expand in the coming years, providing significant growth opportunities semiconductor manufacturers.

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.

EV Group organizes Photonics Workshop in conjunction with MNE Conference

Tue, 8 Aug 2015
EV Group (EVG), a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, will host a special session at the 41st Micro and Nano Engineering (MNE 2015) conference.

Pure-play foundry sales forecast to surpass $12B in fourth quarter 2015

Fri, 8 Aug 2015
Atypical 2015 sales pattern, but stronger growth forecast to resume in second half of this year.

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.

Thin, flexible batteries set to become a $400 million market in 2025 mainly by enabling new products

Wed, 9 Sep 2015
Batteries have not been a triumph of rapid innovation - from lead acid, nickel-cadmium, to nickel-metal-hydride and lithium-ion batteries, the development of batteries has significantly lagged many other components.

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.

Qualcomm Acquires Capsule Technologie

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., has acquired Capsule Technologie.

IBM Launches Internet of Things and Education Business Units

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
IBM announced two new business units that will apply the company's considerable knowledge in Big Data, advanced analytics and cognitive computing to the Internet of Things (IOT) and Educations markets.

GE creates GE Digital

Thu, 9 Sep 2015
GE announced the creation of GE Digital, a move that brings together all of the digital capabilities from across the company into one organization.

Microcontroller market growth tied to IoT applications, IHS

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
The market for microcontroller units (MCUs) used in Internet of things (IoT) applications is on the rise, which is having a positive effect on overall MCU market growth.

UPDATED - Semiconductor Manufacturing: ASMC 2016 - Nov. 11 "call for papers" deadline

Tue, 11 Nov 2015
SEMI announced today that the deadline for presenters to submit an abstract for the 27th annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC) is November 2.

Europe's secondary industry in the spotlight

Tue, 9 Sep 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.

ams offers truly scalable transistors in High-Voltage CMOS

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
The Full Service Foundry division of ams AG today announced a further expansion of its industry-leading 0.35µm High-Voltage CMOS specialty process platform.

ARM joins Semiconductor Research Corporation

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) today announced that ARM has joined SRC’s Global Research Collaboration (GRC) program.

2016 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits announces call for papers

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
The official Call for Papers has been issued for the 2016 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits, to be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 13-16, 2016 (Technology) and June 15-17, 2016 (Circuits).

Leti joins GLOBALFOUNDRIES' ecosystem partners supporting 22FDX platform

Wed, 10 Oct 2015
CEA-Leti announced that it has joined the GLOBALSOLUTIONS ecosystem as an ASIC provider, specifically to support GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 22FDX (TM) technology platform.

Chemical mechanical planarization market worth $4.94 Billion by 2020

Mon, 10 Oct 2015
According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.83% between 2015 and 2020, and reach $4.94 Billion by 2020.

Japan well positioned to support IoT and the industry

Tue, 10 Oct 2015
Japan has long played a critical role in semiconductor manufacturing and accounts for the largest portion of the global total installed fab capacity in 2015 according to the SEMI Fab database.

VeriSilicon to acquire Vivante Corporation

Tue, 10 Oct 2015
VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. and Vivante Corporation announced a definitive merger agreement.

Automotive MEMS sensors market to grow 6% from 2015-2020, P&S Market Research

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
The global automotive MEMS sensor market was valued at $2,600.5 million in 2014, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.0%, during the period 2015-2020.

Sitri launches in Silicon Valley to accelerate innovation in “More than Moore” and IoT technologies

Tue, 10 Oct 2015
SITRI announced the opening of SITRI Innovations in Belmont, California during a recent event attended by many of Silicon Valley's leading investors, technologists, entrepreneurs, and incubators.

SEMI releases industry’s first "Global 200mm Fab Outlook to 2018," announces webinar

Tue, 10 Oct 2015

InvenSense announces UltraPrint mass-manufacturable ultrasound fingerprint touch sensor solution

Wed, 10 Oct 2015
InvenSense announced it has released for OEM review UltraPrint, its ultrasonic fingerprint imaging solution, manufactured on the proprietary InvenSense CMOS-MEMS Platform (ICMP).

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.

Vesper collaborates with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to deliver first piezoelectric MEMS microphones

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
Acoustic sensing company works with top foundry to support mass-market consumer products.

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.

IMT partners with Silicon Catalyst to provide MEMS technology and manufacturing

Tue, 11 Nov 2015
Innovative Micro Technology announced a partner agreement with Silicon Catalyst, a startup incubator focused exclusively on semiconductor solutions.

SEMICON Japan attracts innovation: IoT and high-tech startups

Wed, 11 Nov 2015
SEMI announced further details on SEMICON Japan, to be held at Tokyo Big Sight on December 16 through 18.

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.

Shipments of residential Internet of Things devices expected to total over $330 billion through 2025

Tue, 11 Nov 2015
A recent report from Navigant Research suggests the global market for residential IoT devices will grow strongly through 2025.

Cut costs: Improve competitive advantage

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

Bosch Sensortec CEO recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award

Fri, 11 Nov 2015
Bosch Sensortec announced that its CEO, Dr. Stefan Finkbeiner, has been chosen by the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group to receive its prestigious MEMS/Sensors Lifetime Achievement Award.

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.

Silicon Labs acquires Telegesis, a provider of ZigBee modules

Tue, 11 Nov 2015
A privately held company founded in 1998 and based near London, Telegesis has established itself as a ZigBee expert with strong momentum in the smart energy market, providing ZigBee module solutions to many of the world’s top smart metering manufacturers.

SITRI and Bosch announce IoT technology collaboration

Wed, 12 Dec 2015
The agreement covers IoT applications such as smart home, wearable devices, smart city, Industry 4.0 and robotics.

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.

Cellphones remain the largest driver of IC sales, but growth stalls

Fri, 12 Dec 2015
The total production value of electronic systems is forecast to decrease 2% in 2015 to an estimated $1,423 billion, marking only the fourth time in history that the systems market registers a decline.

SPTS Technologies installs a 300mm MEMS vapor HF etch release solution at CEA-Leti

Fri, 12 Dec 2015
SPTS Technologies has supplied CEA-Leti, one of Europe’s largest micro- and nanotechnologies research institutes, with its vapor HF etch release systems for 300mm microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) on CMOS development.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts November 2015 book-to-bill ratio of 0.96

Fri, 12 Dec 2015
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.24 billion in orders worldwide in November 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.96.

Flexible hybrid electronics market heating up in 2016

Thu, 1 Jan 2016
Flexible and printed electronics applications are becoming real. Forecasters are predicting a nearly $30 billion market for internet-connected devices in a combined industry and consumer sector.

Microchip's proposal to acquire Atmel deemed a "superior proposal" by Atmel's Board of Directors

Thu, 1 Jan 2016
Microchip Technology Incorporated, a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions today announced that it was informed last night that the Board of Directors of Atmel Corporation had determined that Microchip's proposal to acquire Atmel for $8.15 per share in a cash and stock transaction constitutes a "Superior Proposal" under the terms of Atmel's merger agreement with Dialog Semiconductor PLC.

Qualcomm and TDK announce joint venture

Thu, 1 Jan 2016
Qualcomm and TDK to expand their collaboration across multiple technologies.

Sensor technologies are mature for autonomous driving application

Fri, 1 Jan 2016
Currently the most advanced commercial car with autonomous features embeds about 17 sensors with two main solutions: ultrasonic sensors and cameras for surround. And by 2030, Yole anticipates more than 29 sensors.

Gartner analysts reveal unexpected implications arising from the Internet of Things

Tue, 1 Jan 2016
More than half of major new business processes and systems will incorporate some element of the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020, according to Gartner, Inc.

Fingerprint sensor market growth continues upward trajectory

Mon, 1 Jan 2016
Led by Apple’s iPhone juggernaut, unit shipments of fingerprint sensors were expected to have grown from 316 million in 2014 to 499 million in 2015 and will continue to increase each year to peak at 1.6 billion in 2020

Two in five wearable devices will be enabled for wireless charging by 2020

Tue, 1 Jan 2016
The wearable technology market continues to rapidly expand, driving more than $40 billion in revenue by 2020.

Gartner says worldwide wearable devices sales to grow 18.4 percent in 2016

Wed, 2 Feb 2016
Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold worldwide in 2016, an increase of 18.4 percent from 232.0 million units in 2015.

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.

Bosch Sensortec launches vital sensor hubs for wearables at Mobile World Congress 2016

Mon, 2 Feb 2016
Today, at the 2016 Mobile World Congress, Bosch Sensortec introduces its first generation of sensor hub products with optimized vital sensing features.

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.

EV Group brings 300mm wafer bonding to MEMS manufacturing with GEMINI Automated Wafer

Mon, 3 Mar 2016
EV Group (EVG) today announced that its EVG GEMINI 300mm automated wafer bonding system is ready for implementation into MEMS high-volume manufacturing.

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.

Semiconductor IP market worth $7.01B by 2022

Wed, 3 Mar 2016
The semiconductor IP market is expected to reach $7.01 billion USD by 2022 from USD 3.09 Billion in 2015, at a CAGR of 10.55% between 2016 and 2022, according to the newly released report from MarketsandMarkets.

SITRI, CEA-Leti and MINATEC to cooperate in "More than Moore" technology development

Thu, 3 Mar 2016
SITRI and CEA-Leti, in affiliation with MINATEC, this week announced the signing of a comprehensive agreement for ongoing collaboration and cooperation in developing new technologies to power the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) market.

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).

STMicroelectronics accelerates STM8 sales past two billion units

Tue, 4 Apr 2016
STMicroelectronics has surpassed two billion unit sales of its robust and versatile STM8 microcontrollers, less than two years after reaching one billion unit sales, noting particularly strong success in China.

Leti and ARaymondlife launch project to speed use of microfluidic devices for biological sample analysis

Thu, 4 Apr 2016
Leti, an Institute of CEA Tech, and ARaymondlife, a manufacturer of customized devices and consumables for the IVD industry today announced a joint initiative to accelerate the development and manufacturing of innovative medical devices, especially in the field of microfluidic cartridge analysis.

Technavio updates on the global piezoelectric smart materials market

Mon, 4 Apr 2016
According to their latest report, Technavio analysts expect the global piezoelectric smart materials market for 2016-2020 to exceed USD 42 billion by 2020 growing at a CAGR of almost 13 percent.

Sensors driving next-generation wearable devices

Tue, 4 Apr 2016
Last week, IDTechEx gave the opening presentation at the 2016 Korea Summit for Smart Wearable Devices, excellently hosted by KDIA and KSA in Seoul, Korea.

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.

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.

MagnaChip begins delivery of e-Compass sensors in China

Mon, 4 Apr 2016
MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, today announced that it is now shipping its e-Compass sensor (MXG2320) in China to a major smartphone manufacturer that is targeting mobile markets in China and India.

Latest advancements in sensor technology examined at SEMI European MEMS Summit

Mon, 4 Apr 2016
SEMI today announced the second annual edition of the SEMI European MEMS Summit, dedicated to MEMS and sensors, to be held on September 15-16.

Cartamundi, imec and Holst Centre win "Best Product" award at Printed Electronics Europe

Wed, 4 Apr 2016
Cartamundi, imec and Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) are proud to announce to have just won the "Best Product" - Award at Printed Electronics Europe for their ultra-thin plastic RFID technology integrated into Cartamundi's playing cards.

IBM keynoter outlines disruptive "Economy of Things" at SEMI’s ASMC 2016

Wed, 5 May 2016
The 27th annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2016), opened today (May 17) in Saratoga Springs, New York.

The CEA announces expanded collaboration with Intel

Wed, 5 May 2016
The CEA (Atomic Energy Commission) and Intel are boosting their collaboration through a new R&D agreement signed in Paris on Thursday 12 May.

STMicroelectronics, Arduino launch cooperation to expand maker-community access to STM32 MCUs and sensors

Thu, 5 May 2016
Moving to enable makers to make even more than before, STMicroelectronics and Arduino today announced an agreement that brings the STM32 family of microcontrollers (MCU), along with ST's full portfolio of sensing, power, and connectivity technology, even closer to the Arduino maker community.

Smart city devices to top 1 billion units in 2025

Wed, 5 May 2016
Global unit shipments of smart city devices, which are internet-connected devices used in smart city projects, will increase from 115.4 million in 2015 to 1.2 billion in 2025.

Imec, Holst Centre and Barco Silex collaborate on data security for wearables and IoT networks

Wed, 5 May 2016
Nanoelectronics research center imec, Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) and micro-electronic design house Barco Silex, belonging to the Barco group, today announced that they will collaborate to implement data security into sensors for wearable devices and Internet of Things (IoT) sensor networks.

MEMS technology is contributing to the inkjet printing industry revolution

Wed, 5 May 2016
With a market reaching US$ 1 billion in 2021, the MEMS printhead is one of the most mature MEMS devices.

SEMICON West 2016 expands technical programming by nearly 50%

Thu, 5 May 2016
As the opening day of SEMICON West (July 12-14) approaches, the electronics manufacturing industry is experiencing disruptive changes, making “business as usual” a thing of the past. To help technical and business professionals navigate this fast-changing landscape, SEMICON West programming has been upgraded extensively.

Cadence next-generation Virtuoso platform deployed by STMicroelectronics for SmartPower Technologies

Thu, 6 Jun 2016
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that STMicroelectronics has qualified and actively deployed the next-generation Cadence Virtuoso platform for its SmartPower technologies.

Changing markets drive smarter manufacturing by IC sector

Mon, 6 Jun 2016
The changing market for ICs means the end of business as usual for the greater semiconductor supply chain. Smarter use of data analytics looks like a key strategy to get new products more quickly into high yield production at improved margins.

Leti Innovation Day in Lyon will explore new security challenges and responses for a safe connected world

Wed, 6 Jun 2016
Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, is hosting a one-day conference covering "System Reliability & Security in a Connected World" in Lyon, France, on June 23.

ams acquires CCMOSS

Thu, 6 Jun 2016
ams, a manufacturer of high performance sensor and analog solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd (CCMOSS), a developer of micro hotplate structures for gas sensing and infrared applications, in an all-cash transaction.

EV Group scores fourth consecutive triple crown win in annual VLSIresearch customer satisfaction survey

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
EV Group (EVG) today announced that, for the fourth successive year, it has earned all three awards resulting from VLSIresearch Inc.'s annual Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Brite Semiconductor and Semitech Semiconductor collaborate on industrial M2M SoC

Fri, 6 Jun 2016
This SoC is designed to support M2M communication in the global industrial and energy transmission market via PLC/wireless modes.

Amkor opens MEMS packaging line in China

Wed, 6 Jun 2016
Driven by the increase in global demand for sensors from the smartphone and automotive markets, Amkor Technology, Inc. today announced it is ramping up a new MEMS and sensor packaging line at its facility in Shanghai.

Global semiconductor sales up slightly in May

Tue, 7 Jul 2016
Sales increase 0.4 percent compared to April, decrease 7.7 percent year-to-year.

Unisem ships 1 billion packaged MEMS devices

Tue, 7 Jul 2016
Unisem reported it recently shipped its one billionth packaged MEMS device and continues to invest capex in both MEMS assembly equipment and the development of additional factory floor space for this expanding market.

A*STAR'S IME kicks off consortia to develop packaging solutions for IoT applications

Tue, 7 Jul 2016
Innovative capabilities developed will lead to higher power efficiency and lower costs for MEMS and silicon photonics devices.

STMicroelectronics acquires ams' NFC and RFID reader assets

Fri, 7 Jul 2016
STMicroelectronics today announced that it has acquired ams' assets related to NFC1 and RFID2 reader business

Analog Devices and Linear Technology to merge

Fri, 7 Jul 2016
Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) and Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: LLTC) this week announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Analog Devices will acquire Linear Technology in a cash and stock transaction that values the combined enterprise at approximately $30 billion.

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.

Samco opens new office in Malaysia

Thu, 8 Aug 2016
Samco, a semiconductor process equipment developer and manufacturer based in Japan, announced that it will open its Malaysia branch office on Aug. 10, 2016 in Petaling Jaya, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur.

MEMS & Sensors Industry Group Conference Asia explores MEMS, sensors in IoT of today and tomorrow

Mon, 8 Aug 2016
MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) will hold its third annual MEMS & Sensors Industry Group Conference Asia in Shanghai, China on September 13-14, 2016.

Tokyo Electron Limited joins Semiconductor Research Corporation

Tue, 8 Aug 2016
Semiconductor Research Corporation today announced that Tokyo Electron Limited has joined SRC's Nanomanufacturing Materials and Processes initiative.

Automotive MEMS market to thrive; China and India project lucrative growth

Mon, 8 Aug 2016
A few major brands in the automotive MEMS market witnessed a regulatory blow in 2014-15, resulting in passive market dynamics. However, the market has recovered rapidly and is currently growing at a significant pace, according to new research recently published by Future Market Insights.

Full program for SEMI European MEMS Summit announced

Wed, 8 Aug 2016
Leading companies will present the latest and most impactful trends at the upcoming SEMI European MEMS Summit in Stuttgart on 15-16 September, 2016.

Global MEMS market to grow at a CAGR of close to 12% until 2020

Fri, 8 Aug 2016
According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) market is expected to reach USD 20.26 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of nearly 12%.

Top 4 drivers leading to the growth of the RF IC market

Fri, 9 Sep 2016
Technavio analysts forecast the global radio frequency (RF) IC market to grow at a CAGR of nearly 12% during the forecast period, according to their latest report.

SEMI European MEMS Summit brings industry leaders to Stuttgart

Tue, 9 Sep 2016
Leading sensors and actuators companies will present the latest trends at the upcoming SEMI European MEMS Summit in Stuttgart on 15-16 September 2016.

SEMI’s new interactive mobile fab forecast: SEMI FabView

Tue, 9 Sep 2016
SEMI, a supplier of independent semiconductor market research, today announced SEMI FabView, a mobile-friendly, interactive version of its popular World Fab Forecast quarterly report for electronic supply chain players and analysts.

SEMI and MSIG join together in strategic association partnership

Thu, 9 Sep 2016
SEMI announced that MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) will become a SEMI Strategic Association Partner effective January 1, 2017.

Leti and Institute for Information Industry of Taiwan partner on technologies for IoT, 5G

Tue, 10 Oct 2016
The five-year collaboration will include, but is not limited to, joint development and implementation of IoT and 5G based Smart ICT solutions for the EU and Taiwan, and scientific information exchanges.

STMicroelectronics and WiTricity to develop integrated circuits for resonant wireless power transfer

Tue, 10 Oct 2016
STMicroelectronics and WiTricity, an industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, today announced their design collaboration to develop semiconductor solutions for magnetic-resonance-based wireless power transfer.

The gas sensor market is about to change

Wed, 11 Nov 2016
Nowadays, the number of enforceable patents dedicated to miniaturized gas sensors is increasing worldwide, and several companies already stand out by their strong IP position.

MicroVision and STMicroelectronics to co-market MEMS mirror-based laser beam scanning solutions

Thu, 11 Nov 2016
MicroVision, Inc. and STMicroelectronics today announced that they plan to work together to develop, sell, and market Laser Beam Scanning (LBS) technology.

SMIC and IMECAS sign an agreement for MEMS R&D and foundry platform

Tue, 11 Nov 2016
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation and The Institute of Microelectronics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced the signing of a cooperation agreement for a MEMS R&D foundry platform to jointly develop MEMS sensor standard processes and build a complete MEMS supply chain.

EVG and Korea National NanoFab Center program on novel display coatings delivers outstanding results

Wed, 12 Dec 2016
EV Group and the Korea National NanoFab Center announced preliminary results on improved transparent nanostructured anti-reflective coatings for next-generation displays.

Global semiconductor sales increase 5% year-over-year in October

Thu, 12 Dec 2016
The global semiconductor market has rebounded in recent months, with October marking the largest year-to-year sales increase since March 2015.