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SEMI releases second quarter 2014 worldwide PV equipment market statistics report

Thu, 9 Sep 2014
Worldwide billings increased to $319 million in Q2 2014, an increase of 33 percent from the prior quarter but 11 percent below the same quarter a year ago.

Jordan Valley Semiconductors wins more market share in advanced wafer level packaging

Thu, 7 Jul 2014
Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd., a supplier of X-ray based metrology tools for advanced semiconductor manufacturing lines, today announced that its micro-spot X-ray Fluorescence (µXRF) metrology tool has been qualified for production monitoring of advanced Wafer Level Packaging (WLP) processes, by another memory player.

Kateeva receives $38 million in financing

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

GlobalFoundries presents first global Supplier Awards

Mon, 6 Jun 2014
JSR Corporation, Lam Research, Tokyo Electron Ltd. and SUMCO Corporation honored for outstanding collaboration, service and cost leadership.

imec joins Graphene Flagship

Mon, 6 Jun 2014
To coincide with Graphene Week 2014, the Graphene Flagship is proud to announce that today one of the largest-ever European research initiatives is doubling in size.

Texas Instruments promotes Brian Crutcher to executive vice president, Steve Anderson to lead Analog

Mon, 6 Jun 2014
Texas Instruments Incorporated has promoted Brian Crutcher to executive vice president of Business Operations with oversight for the company's product lines and sales.

SMIC establishes the first 12 in CIS supply chain in China

Tue, 6 Jun 2014
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, today announced that the first 12" color filter and micro lens array production line in mainland China has been completed and put into production by Toppan SMIC Electronics of Shanghai

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.

Is silicon wafer pricing on its way up again?

Wed, 6 Jun 2014
Silicon wafer volumes recover; revenues forecasted to improve. Techcet forecasts $8.7B on 9,500 MSI Si by 2015.

Winfried Kaiser to receive the SEMI Sales and Marketing Excellence Award

Fri, 6 Jun 2014
SEMI today announced that Winfried Kaiser, senior vice president Product Strategy Lithography Optics at ZEISS, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the SEMI Sales and Marketing Excellence Award, inspired by the late Bob Graham.

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.

TowerJazz to establish new office in Kyoto, Japan

Tue, 7 Jul 2014
TowerJazz today announced the opening of a new sales and support office in Japan. The office is situated in Kyoto and will be the central base of Japanese sales, technical support and other services.

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

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

SMIC and Qualcomm collaborate on 28nm wafer production in China

Thu, 7 Jul 2014
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation and Qualcomm Incorporated, have announced that SMIC and Qualcomm Technologies are working together in connection with 28nm process technology and wafer manufacturing services in China to manufacture Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor rolls out new family of MOSFETS

Thu, 7 Jul 2014
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited, a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, today announced the release of six new 25V and 30V MOSFETs.

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.

Boston Semi Equipment expands sales and service organization

Tue, 7 Jul 2014
Boston Semi Equipment LLC (BSE) today announced it has completed the integration of the sales and service teams of MVTS and Aetrium into the BSE distribution channel.

Lam Research expands its portfolio for atomic-scale processing

Tue, 7 Jul 2014
Lam Research Corp., a major global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, today announced the addition of atomic layer etch (ALE) to its portfolio of atomic layer deposition (ALD) products.

SEMATECH and CNSE/SUNYIT launch CMP Center

Tue, 7 Jul 2014
The Center aims to accelerate the development of next generation CMP technology, and to drive improvement in the yield and cost of ownership of CMP processes.

Entegris focused on purification, materials

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
Semiconductor devices are manufactured using the most advanced processes and materials known to man and require levels of purity that measures contamination in parts per quadrillion (ppq).

SEMI forecasts double-digit business growth in 2014, 2015

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

Entegris announces GateKeeper GPS platform

Tue, 7 Jul 2014
Entegris, Inc., announced last week the launch of GateKeeper GPS, its next-generation of automated regeneration gas purification system (GPS) technology.

Teradyne elects Mercedes Johnson to board of directors

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
Teradyne, Inc. announced the election of Mercedes Johnson to its Board of Directors. Ms. Johnson was also appointed to the Board’s Audit Committee.

TriQuint achieves GaN defense production milestones as part of the Defense Production Act Title III Program

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., an RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, announced that it has reached a defense production milestone, successfully completing the Defense Production Act Title III Gallium Nitride on Silicon Carbide Production Capacity program.

Imaging without limits: Phones lead growth but innovative applications expanding the market

Fri, 7 Jul 2014
To address the rising demands of imaging systems in mobile, medical, automotive and other technology applications, the Imaging Without Limits Conference (7-8 October) will be introduced at SEMICON Europa 2014 this year to address this surging market.

Edwards honored at SEMICON West 2014

Fri, 7 Jul 2014
Edwards Limited is pleased to announce that Mike Czerniak, Product Marketing Manager Exhaust Gas Management, was honored with SEMI’s Merit Award during SEMICON West last week.

Dongbu HiTek unveils low-voltage BCDMOS process for efficient power management

Tue, 7 Jul 2014
Dongbu HiTek today announced the immediate availability of a Low Voltage BCDMOS Process (BD130LV) at the 0.13-micron node that is ideally suited for implementing the main Power Management IC (PMIC) for smart phones and tablet computers.

SEMI: June 2014 equipment bookings at the highest level since May 2012

Tue, 7 Jul 2014
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.47 billion in orders worldwide in June 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.09, according to the June EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.

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.

Micron 16nm NAND flash memory awarded Most Innovative Memory Device and Semiconductor of the Year

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
Micron Technology, Inc. and TechInsights today announced that Micron has been honored with both the Most Innovative Memory Device and Semiconductor of the Year awards for their 16nm NAND Flash memory technology in TechInsights' 11th Annual Insight Awards.

Peregrine Semiconductor and RF Micro Devices settle outstanding litigation

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, and RF Micro Devices, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of high-performance radio frequency solutions, today announced that they have settled all outstanding claims between the companies.

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.

TriQuint becomes first manufacturer to achieve MRL 9 for GaN

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

Silicon Image appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
Silicon Image, a provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today announced the appointment of Raymond Cook as Chief Financial Officer effective July 28, 2014.

Cambridge Nanotherm appoints Ralph Weir as CEO

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

Materials matter — Enabling the future of IC fabrication and packaging

Thu, 7 Jul 2014
The SEMI Strategic Materials Conference, held September 30–October 1 in Santa Clara, Calif., will examine the drivers for new materials and how they impact material suppliers and the value chain they serve.

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.

Cavium to acquire switching and SDN specialist Xpliant

Mon, 8 Aug 2014
Cavium, Inc., a provider of semiconductor products, announced an agreement to acquire Xpliant, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California.

Micron Technology appoints Stephen Pawlowski as Vice President of Advanced Computing Solutions

Mon, 8 Aug 2014
Micron Technology, Inc. today announced that Stephen Pawlowski has been named as vice president of Advanced Computing Solutions.

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.

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

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

Pfeiffer Vacuum joins the Facilities 450mm Consortium

Wed, 8 Aug 2014
The Facilities 450mm Consortium (F450C), a partnership of leading nanoelectronics facility companies guiding the effort to design and build the next-generation 450mm computer chip fabrication facilities, today announced it has again increased in size, naming Pfeiffer Vacuum as the twelfth member company to join the consortium.

SEMICON Taiwan 2014 to capitalize on growing market opportunities in Taiwan

Wed, 8 Aug 2014
Taiwan is forecast to have the largest regional semiconductor manufacturing equipment and materials capital expenditures in both 2014 and 2015.

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.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES adds Bill Davidson as Chief Administrative Officer

Fri, 8 Aug 2014
GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, announced today the addition of William “Bill” Davidson, Jr. as senior vice president and chief administrative officer (CAO), strengthening the company’s leadership team.

Nordson completes acquisition of Avalon Laboratories

Mon, 8 Aug 2014
Nordson Corporation today announced it has completed the acquisition of Los Angeles, California based Avalon Laboratories Holding Corp.

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

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

Quantum Materials acquires Bayer Technology Services quantum dot patents

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

FlexTech Alliance announces 2015FLEX conference theme, Call for Papers and advisory committee

Tue, 8 Aug 2014
FlexTech Alliance announced the conference theme, Call for Papers, and the industry chairs for the 14th Annual Flexible & Printed Electronics Conference & Exhibition -- 2015FLEX -- set for February 23 – 26, 2015 at the Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.

Global pressure sensors market is expected to reach $9.36B in 2020

Thu, 8 Aug 2014
The global pressure sensors market was valued at $6.53 billion USD in 2013, growing at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2014 to 2020 to account for $9.36 billion USD in 2020.

Si2 announces new director of 3DIC programs

Thu, 8 Aug 2014
The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2), a global semiconductor standards consortium, announced today that Herb Reiter is joining the team of professionals in the role of Director, 3D IC Programs.

LightFair International 2015 call for speakers opens

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

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

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

ON Semiconductor completes acquisition of Aptina Imaging

Mon, 8 Aug 2014
ON Semiconductor today announced the completion of its acquisition of Aptina Imaging.

SmartPlay to offer design services for customers of Intel Custom Foundry

Tue, 8 Aug 2014
SmartPlay Inc., a design services company with expertise in digital, analog, wireless software and system design, announced that it is ready to offer design services to customers of Intel Custom Foundry that require expertise, know-how and unique IP in critical embedded applications.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor announces promotion of Yifan Liang to CFO

Tue, 8 Aug 2014
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited, a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, today announced that the Board of Directors of AOS has promoted Mr. Yifan Liang, the Interim Chief Financial Officer, to serve as the Chief Financial Officer of AOS, effective immediately.

MediaTek launches R&D center in Bengaluru

Wed, 8 Aug 2014
MediaTek today announced the establishment of a new research and development facility in Bengaluru, India.

Energy efficiency electrifies SEMICON Europa: Low power and power electronics

Thu, 8 Aug 2014
For the first time, SEMICON Europa 2014 will offer two new power-related technical forums — Power Electronics Conference (8-9 October) and Low Power Conference (7-8 October).

Amkor Technology names David Watson to Board of Directors

Thu, 8 Aug 2014
Amkor Technology, Inc. today announced that David Watson has been appointed as a new member of the Company’s Board of Directors.

SRC TECHCON 2014 Conference to feature speakers from GLOBALFOUNDRIES, LinkedIn, High Point University

Mon, 8 Aug 2014
The TECHCON 2014 conference hosted by Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, will feature immediate past GLOBALFOUNDRIES CEO Ajit Manocha among the list of executive speakers at the Sept. 7-9 annual event.

ESI appoints new board member

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

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.

Lean strategies and decentralized value chains fuel RFID uptake in manufacturing

Wed, 8 Aug 2014
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Global RFID in Manufacturing Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $1.29 billion in 2013 and estimates this to nearly quadruple to $4.99 billion in 2020.

Smartphone connectivity presents both opportunities and challenges for automotive processor chip suppliers

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
The use of smartphones in motor vehicles—already a near-ubiquitous phenomenon—is the most disruptive trend in the automotive infotainment business today, presenting both challenges and opportunities for automakers and their processor semiconductor suppliers.

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.

Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit —keynotes and highlights announced

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

Semiconductor and circuit manufacturing: one of the top export industries in the United States

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
Although operators will continue to face strong international competition, new opportunities in next-generation semiconductors and electronic inputs will encourage operators to invest in product development.

SUNY CSNE to use yield management software from Rudolph Technologies

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
Rudolph Technologies, Inc. announced today that the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), Albany, NY, has selected its Discover Enterprise Yield Management Software (YMS) to provide an integrated data warehouse and analytics system for the Global 450 Consortium (G450C) equipment development program.

IDC lowers tablet projections for 2014 as demand in mature markets levels off

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
Following a second consecutive quarter of softer than expected demand, International Data Corporation (IDC) has lowered its worldwide tablet plus 2-in-1 forecast for 2014 to 233.1 million units.

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

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

Edwards marks milestone with 1,000th shipment of EZENITH system

Wed, 9 Sep 2014
Edwards Limited announced today that it has marked an important milestone with the shipment of its 1,000th EZENITH integrated vacuum and exhaust management system, which will ship to a US-based semiconductor manufacturing fab in October 2014.

Credo Semiconductor appoints Jeff Twombly as Vice President of Sales and Business Development

Wed, 9 Sep 2014
Credo Semiconductor today announced the appointment of Jeff Twombly as vice president of sales and business development.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES adds Louis Lupin as Chief Legal Officer

Thu, 9 Sep 2014
GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, announced today that Louis “Lou” Lupin has joined the company as senior vice president and chief legal officer.

NVIDIA files complaints against Samsung and Qualcomm

Fri, 9 Sep 2014
NVIDIA today announced that it has filed complaints against Samsung and Qualcomm at the International Trade Commission and in the U.S. District Court in Delaware, alleging that the companies are both infringing NVIDIA GPU patents covering technology including programmable shading, unified shaders and multithreaded parallel processing.

Altis Semiconductor and TSI Semiconductor join online multi-project wafer quote system

Fri, 9 Sep 2014
eSilicon Corporation, an independent semiconductor design and manufacturing solutions provider, today announced the addition of two foundries -- Altis Semiconductor and TSI Semiconductor -- to its automated, instant online quote system for multi-project wafer (MPW) shuttles.

GaN continues to move microwave RF power semiconductor markets to over $300M by 2019

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
Spending on microwave RF power semiconductors continues to tick upward as the availability of new gallium nitride (GaN) devices for 4 to 18GHz becomes more pervasive.

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.

New Swedish manufacturer of advanced deposition equipment for wide band gap semiconductor materials

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
A new company, Epiluvac AB, has entered the scene with the ambition to supply the needed deposition equipment.

35 European start-ups showcased at SEMICON Europa’s Innovation Village

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
35 major European start-ups will participate in the Innovation Village and present their new technologies at SEMICON Europa.

David Bell joins Triad Semiconductor's Board of Directors

Wed, 9 Sep 2014
Triad Semiconductor, Inc. today announced that David B. Bell former President & CEO of Intersil and former President of Linear Technology Corporation was appointed to the company's board of directors.

Mentor Graphics appoints Vice President for Embedded Technologies

Thu, 9 Sep 2014
Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced the appointment of Glenn Perry to the role of vice president of the company's Embedded Systems Division.

EMCORE Corporation announces CEO transition plan

Thu, 9 Sep 2014
EMCORE Corporation, a provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optic and space solar power industries, today announced a transition plan of its Chief Executive Officer position in connection with the announced sale of its Space Photovoltaics business.

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.

European 3D TSV Summit: “Smarter system integration” theme to focus on both business and technology

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
On January 19-21, 2015, SEMI will hold its 3rd edition of the European 3D TSV Summit in Grenoble, France.

Photonics community celebrates bipartisan passage of Revitalizing American Manufacturing and Innovation Act

Fri, 9 Sep 2014
Photonics community leaders including SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, are celebrating bipartisan passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of a bill designed to stimulate development and commercialization of new technologies and promote growth of high-value jobs.

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.

KYOCERA joins imec’s industrial affiliation program on advanced silicon solar cell technology

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
Belgian nanoelectronics research centre imec and Kyocera Corporation announced today that Kyocera, the Japanese high-tech electronics company and manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) cells, modules and systems, has joined imec’s industrial affiliation program (IIAP) to advance next-generation crystalline silicon solar cells.

Silicon Motion elects Han-Ping Shieh to Board of Directors

Fri, 9 Sep 2014
Mr. Shieh will replace Mr. Kenneth Kuan-Min Lin, who had chosen not to stand for reelection to the Board of Directors in order to focus more on his venture capital and other activities.

Printed, flexible, and organic electronics will account for 18% of wearable athletics sensors in 2024

Fri, 9 Sep 2014
Printed, flexible and organic electronic (PFOE) sensors can offer flexible form factors, larger area, lower cost, lower power, and better disposability compared to conventional sensors, key attributes for wearable applications.

United States photomask market to reach around $475M by 2019

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
According to the recently published TechSci Research report, "United States Photomask Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019", the photomask market in the United States is forecast to reach $474.58 billion by 2019.

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.

ARM and TSMC unveil roadmap for 64-bit ARM-based processors on 10FinFET process technology

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
ARM and TSMC today announced a new multi-year agreement that will deliver ARMv8-A processor IP optimized for TSMC 10FinFET process technology.

Silicon Cloud International launches semiconductor collaborative platform in Singapore

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
Silicon Cloud International (SCI), a provider of secure and private cloud computing infrastructure, announced today successful pilot program launch of its semiconductor workflow platform in Singapore.

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.

AMD appoints Dr. Lisa Su as President and CEO

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
This week, AMD announced that its board of directors has appointed Dr. Lisa Su as president and chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, effective immediately.

Texas Instruments announces 22B copper wire bond technology units shipped

Tue, 10 Oct 2014
Texas Instruments today announced it has shipped more than 22 billion units of copper wire bonding technology from its internal assembly sites and is now in production for major high reliability applications including automotive and industrial.

IRLYNX and CEA-Leti to streamline new CMOS-based infrared sensing modules

Wed, 10 Oct 2014
IRLYNX and CEA-Leti today announced they have launched a technology-development partnership for a new CMOS-based infrared technology that will allow a new type of smart and connected detectors in buildings and cities.

Intermolecular appoints Dr. Bruce McWilliams as President and CEO

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
Intermolecular, Inc. announced this week that Dr. Bruce McWilliams has been appointed president and chief executive officer.

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.

Qualcomm to acquire CSR

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
Qualcomm today announced that it has reached agreement with CSR regarding the terms of a recommended cash acquisition of CSR will be acquired by Qualcomm Global Trading Pte. Ltd.

Canadian semiconductor manufacturing industry revenue expected to decline 8% in 2014

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
Industry manufacturers, which are typically small- to mid-sized enterprises, will find it difficult to match the research and development (R&D) spending of multinational competitors.

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.

Solar glass price plunge to cease as trade sanctions take effect

Mon, 11 Nov 2014
After falling by about 50 percent from 2009 through 2014, pricing for solar glass is set to commence a rebound starting next year, as anti-dumping duties levied by the European Union go into effect on Chinese suppliers.

Lam Research ships 100th Syndion etch module

Tue, 10 Oct 2014
Lam Research Corp., a global supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, today announced it has shipped the 100th Syndion module for deep silicon etch applications.

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.

Mentor Graphics appoints vice president for PCB Design

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced the appointment of A.J. Incorvaia to the role of vice president and general manager of the company's Board Systems Division.

Intematix appoints Jerry Turin as CFO

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

KLA-Tencor reveals 'leveraged recapitalization' plan and an expanded stock repurchase program

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
Yesterday, KLA-Tencor announced a plan to significantly accelerate its strategy to drive stockholder returns.

SMIC and ASML sign volume purchase agreement

Mon, 10 Oct 2014
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation and ASML Holding N.V. announce the signing of a volume purchase agreement that will provide SMIC with lithography systems from ASML.

Intersil announces appointment of industry executives to board of directors

Tue, 10 Oct 2014
Intersil Corporation, a provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, today announced the appointment of two accomplished executives to its board of directors, bringing the total number of independent directors to nine.

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.

TSI Semiconductors and Silvaco extend collaboration to accelerate launch of 0.25um BCDMOS process

Wed, 10 Oct 2014
Silvaco, Inc. (Silvaco) and TSI Semiconductors, LLC (TSI) today announced that they have extended their collaboration to accelerate the development and production launch of TSI's 0.25um BCDMOS process technology.

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.

SEMI extends ASMC Call for Papers deadline to November 10

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

Kandou introduces in-package chip interconnect enabling lower cost semiconductor solutions

Tue, 11 Nov 2014
Kandou Bus has announced the Glasswing family of chip interconnects targeted for in-package chip-to-chip links.

Reno Sub-Systems closes first venture round with Intel Capital, Innovacorp and other investors

Wed, 11 Nov 2014
Reno Sub-Systems (Reno) today announced that it has closed its first venture funding round with Intel Capital, early stage Canadian venture capital organization Innovacorp and other investors.

2014 Global Semiconductor Alliance Award nominees announced

Tue, 11 Nov 2014
The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is pleased to announce the 2014 award nominees for the GSA Awards Dinner Celebration taking place on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.

Trans-Lux introduces TL Vision court side LED displays

Wed, 11 Nov 2014
Trans-Lux Corporation has released a new series of modular court side LED displays under its premier TL Vision brand.

Tetsuro Higashi to receive the SEMI Sales and Marketing Excellence Award

Wed, 11 Nov 2014
SEMI today announced that Tetsuro (Terry) Higashi, chairman, president and CEO of Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL), has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the SEMI Sales and Marketing Excellence Award, inspired by the late Bob Graham.

Focus on technology challenges at SEMICON Japan 2014

Thu, 11 Nov 2014
Presentations by Accenture Japan, Scripps, Toyota and ARM, were announced today for SEMICON Japan 2014, the largest exhibition in Japan for semiconductor manufacturing and related processing technology.

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.

SEMATECH names Ronald Goldblatt permanent CEO

Fri, 11 Nov 2014
SEMATECH, the global consortium of semiconductor manufacturers, today announced that Dr. Ronald Goldblatt has been named President and Chief Executive Officer by the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dr. Goldblatt has served as acting President and Chief Executive Officer since April 2014.

Graphene Frontiers secures patent for commercial-scale material production

Fri, 11 Nov 2014
Graphene Frontiers LLC, a developer of graphene materials and device technology, announces the issuance of a key industry patent.

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.

$1,000,000 "Challenge Grant" goal achieved for SEMI high tech industry workforce development

Tue, 11 Nov 2014
With generous “Morgan Challenge Matchmaker” contributions, the SEMI Foundation recently reached its goal of $1 million for workforce development.

Qualcomm joins SRC’s Trustworthy and Secure Semiconductors and Systems Initiative

Tue, 11 Nov 2014
Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) today announced that Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has joined SRC’s Trustworthy and Secure Semiconductors and Systems (T3S) program.

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.

AKHAN Semiconductor announces licensing agreement with Argonne National Laboratory

Tue, 11 Nov 2014
AKHAN Semiconductor Inc. and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have reached an exclusive licensing agreement on a patent portfolio that will provide AKHAN with the intellectual property to become a fully-integrated semiconductor designer, developer and manufacturer.

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.

SPTS Technologies awarded 'Supplier of the Year - Front End Equipment' by Infineon

Wed, 11 Nov 2014
SPTS Technologies, an Orbotech company, and a supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor industry and related markets, today announced it was awarded ‘Supplier of the Year – Front End Equipment’ at this year’s Infineon Supplier Day held in Munich.

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).

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

SK Hynix Memory Solutions opens office in Longmont, Colorado

Tue, 11 Nov 2014
SK Hynix Memory Solutions (SKHMS), a provider of NAND flash solutions, today announced the opening of its new engineering development center in Longmont, Colorado.

GigOptix appoints Darren Ma as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Tue, 11 Nov 2014
GigOptix, Inc., a supplier of advanced high speed semiconductor components, today announced the appointment of Darren Ma as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions and imec sign collaboration agreement for joint R&D on advanced nodes

Mon, 11 Nov 2014
Today, nanoelectronics research center imec announced that SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of advanced systems for the semiconductor industry, has joined imec’s suppliers hub for joint R&D in cleaning, wet etch and advanced lithography coat/develop processing.

Carbonics aims for improved power consumption and performance with new carbon nanomaterials

Wed, 11 Nov 2014
Startup is backed by $5.5M investment, leveraging carbon research conducted at UCLA and USC.

European 3D TSV Summit 2015: Keynote speakers announced

Wed, 11 Nov 2014
This week, SEMI announced the keynote speakers for the third edition of the European 3D TSV Summit, event that will take place on January 19-21, 2015 in Grenoble, France.

Avago Technologies to acquire Broadcom for $37B

Fri, 5 May 2015
Avago Technologies Limited and Broadcom Corporation today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Avago will acquire Broadcom in a cash and stock transaction that values the combined company at $77 billion in enterprise value.

SmartKem announces new TFT fabrication facility to meet market demand for flexible semiconductors

Thu, 11 Nov 2014
SmartKem, a supplier of high performance semiconductor materials for the manufacture of truly flexible displays and electronics, has announced the opening of a new thin-film-transistor (TFT) fabrication and testing facility at the company’s Manchester site – doubling the size of the company.

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.

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

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

Large-area TFT LCD panel shipments and revenues return to growth in 2014

Thu, 11 Nov 2014
TFT LCD panel suppliers are rejuvenating their large-area panel business plans this year as the market demand for key applications grows.

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.

PDSTI completes acquisition of Montage

Mon, 11 Nov 2014
Montage Technology Group Limited, a global fabless provider of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions addressing the home entertainment and cloud computing markets, today announced that Montage Technology Global Holdings, Ltd., an entity jointly formed by Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co., Ltd. and China Electronics Investment Holdings Limited, has completed its acquisition of the company.

Micron Technology CFO to retire in 2015

Mon, 11 Nov 2014
Micron Technology, Inc. announced that Ronald C. Foster, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President of Finance, will retire from Micron next year.

SEMICON Korea focuses on breaking through the limitations of semiconductor technology

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

Global TV shipments rebound, LCD growth significantly improves

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
Third quarter (Q3) TV shipments improved 4 percent, compared to a year ago, and LCD TV shipments alone rose nearly 9 percent.

SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium to focus on changing supply chain ecosystem and directions for growth

Wed, 12 Dec 2014
Microelectronics industry executives will convene at the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) on January 11-14 to discuss “Riding the Wave of Silicon Magic.”

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.

TSMC recognizes outstanding suppliers at Supply Chain Management Forum

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
TSMC held its 14th annual Supply Chain Management forum on December 4, 2014 to show appreciation for the support and contributions of its suppliers in 2014, and to recognize nine outstanding equipment and materials suppliers.

ON Semiconductor adds new distribution partners to expand business in Japan and Asia-Pacific

Thu, 12 Dec 2014
ON Semiconductor has announced new distribution channel partner agreements with two multi-national electronics trading franchises based in Japan. Ryosan Co., Ltd. and Macnica Inc. join the roster of ON Semiconductor channel sales partners to help expand domestic sales within Japan and work to drive sales growth in China and other Asia-Pacific geographies.

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.

Linde appoints new Executive Board members

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
The Linde AG Supervisory Board has appointed Dr. Christian Bruch and Bernd Eulitz as new members of its Executive Board with effect from January 1, 2015.

Lattice Semiconductor announces appointment of Jeff Richardson to Board of Directors

Wed, 12 Dec 2014
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jeff Richardson to the company’s Board of Directors and Audit Committee.

John Neuffer named president and CEO of SIA

Thu, 12 Dec 2014
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced that John Neuffer has been named president & CEO of the association.

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.

Paul Daniel Dapkus wins 2015 John Tyndall Award

Fri, 12 Dec 2014
The Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society announced that Paul Daniel Dapkus, W. M. Keck Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Southern California, is the recipient of the 2015 John Tyndall Award.

The desktop display market shows signs of life

Fri, 12 Dec 2014
Global desktop monitor sell-in revenue rose 7 percent in the third quarter (Q3) of 2014, as average selling prices (ASPs) rose just over 10 percent.

Worth the detour: European 3D TSV Summit 2015 offers new outlooks on 2.5 and 3D technology

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
With just over a month left to go, industry experts are looking forward to the third edition of the European 3D TSV Summit (Jan 19-21, 2015 in Grenoble, France), this year focusing on “Enabling Smarter Systems.”

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.

Amkor Technology licenses proprietary copper pillar wafer bump technology to GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
Amkor Technology, Inc., a provider of semiconductor assembly and test services, today announced that it has granted GLOBALFOUNDRIES a non-exclusive license to its proprietary copper pillar wafer bump technology.

MagnaChip announces management changes

Mon, 5 May 2015
MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, today announced that Tae Young Hwang has resigned as the Company's Chief Operating Officer and President and from all other officer and director positions.

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

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

Book-to-bill climbs above parity in November

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

LED chipset demand growth primarily led by LED lighting industry

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

Internet of Things stimulates MEMS market

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

The ConFab 2015: Time for collaboration

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

UCT announces new CEO

Mon, 1 Jan 2015
Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. today announced that Mr. James Scholhamer has accepted an offer to become UCT's Chief Executive Officer, effective Monday, January 19, 2015.

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.

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

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

Quantum Materials increasing quantum dot production capacity to meet 4K LCD TV and display demand

Thu, 1 Jan 2015
North American quantum dot manufacturer Quantum Materials Corp today announced it is increasing production capacity to 2000 kilograms (2 metric tons) of quantum dots and nanoparticles per annum in Q2 2015.

One of the largest semiconductor companies in Europe signs agreement with Oxford Instruments

Tue, 1 Jan 2015
An agreement has been signed between one of the largest semiconductor companies in Europe and Oxford Instruments for the supply of multiple Failure Analysis (FA) systems, to be installed in its manufacturing sites globally over a period of two years.

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.

Mentor Graphics acquires Flexras Technologies

Tue, 1 Jan 2015
The Flexras timing-driven partitioning technology will expand and strengthen the portfolio of tools available from Mentor to help engineers overcome the challenges of increasingly complex design prototyping.

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.

Two companies honored with SEMI Award

Wed, 1 Jan 2015
SEMI today announced that two companies, Brewer Science and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (ASE), are recipients of the 2014 SEMI Award for North America.

Orbotech announces collaboration between SPTS and Fraunhofer on process development of wafer level packaging

Thu, 1 Jan 2015
Orbotech Ltd. today announced that SPTS Technologies is collaborating with Fraunhofer IZM, an international institute specializing in applied and industrial contract research, on next generation wafer level packaging of microelectronic devices.

Amkor Technology announces settlement with Tessera

Thu, 1 Jan 2015
Amkor Technology, Inc. today announced the settlement of its outstanding litigation and arbitration proceedings with Tessera, Inc.

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.

Rambus appoints Tom Fisher to its Board of Directors

Fri, 1 Jan 2015
Rambus Inc. today announced the appointment of Mr. Ellis Thomas Fisher as a director to its Board, effective immediately.

EMCORE Corporation announces the appointment of Dr. Hank Blauvelt as Chief Technology Officer

Fri, 1 Jan 2015
EMCORE Corporation, a provider of compound semiconductor-based components, subsystems and systems for the broadband and specialty fiber optics market, announced today the appointment of Dr. Hank Blauvelt to Chief Technology Officer for EMCORE Corporation, reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Rittichier.

GIGAPHOTON honored with 2015 "Toshiba Partnership Award"

Mon, 1 Jan 2015
Gigaphoton Inc., a lithography light source manufacturer, today announced that the company has been recognized with a 2015 Partnership Award from Toshiba Semiconductor & Storage Company’s Yokkaichi Operations, a world production base of NAND flash memory devices.

Emerging non volatile memory technological choices are about to be made: STTMRAM or MRAM?

Mon, 1 Jan 2015
“The technological choice between STTMRAM/MRAM and RRAM will be made in the next two years,” announces the “More Than Moore” market research, technology and strategy consulting company, Yole Développement (Yole).

2014 was bumper year for automotive semiconductors

Tue, 1 Jan 2015
The automotive semiconductor market did exceptionally well in 2014, according to new analysis from IHS.

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.

Gov. Baker announces $4M grant to UMass Lowell to fuel emerging printed electronics cluster

Thu, 1 Jan 2015
Gov. Charlie Baker today announced a $4 million dollar grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (“MassTech”) to UMass Lowell to support development of a printed and flexible electronics industry cluster, an emerging field that has the potential to become a $76 billion global market in the next decade.

Flat panel display area demand growing rapidly

Thu, 1 Jan 2015
Increasing sizes of display panels for TVs, smartphones, mobile PCs and automotive displays are driving increases in total flat-panel-display area demand growth.

EUV, Internet of Things, 3D integration among hot topics at SPIE Advanced Lithography

Fri, 1 Jan 2015
Extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV), 3D integration, and the Internet of Things will be among critical technologies featured at SPIE Advanced Lithography 2015 22 to 26 February in San Jose, California.

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.

The CMOS image sensors industry is about to change, with major investment in manufacturing & design

Tue, 2 Feb 2015
Driven by mobile and automotive applications, the CIS industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.6 percent from 2014 – 2020.

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.

Sapphire industry: What we could expect after Apple’s withdrawal last September

Thu, 2 Feb 2015
The announcement by GTAT and Apple in late 2013 of a more than $1 billion combined investment to set up the largest sapphire crystal growth facility in the world had raised hopes that adoption of sapphire in smartphones would rapidly reach a massive scale, with Apple setting up the pace and forcing its competitor to follow suit.

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

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

Cambridge Nanotherm appoints Ewald Braith as Non-Exec Director

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

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

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

Spansion and XMC expand partnership to jointly develop 3D NAND

Mon, 2 Feb 2015
Spansion Inc. and XMC, China's fastest growing 300mm semiconductor foundry, today announced that the two companies will work together to develop and manufacture 3D NAND technology.

Marktech Optoelectronics metal can packages incorporate Cree LED die

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

Qualcomm and China's National Development and Reform Commission reach resolution

Mon, 2 Feb 2015
Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that it has reached a resolution with China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) regarding the NDRC's investigation of Qualcomm under China's Anti-Monopoly Law.

Mentor Graphics launches broadest embedded systems solution for industrial automation

Mon, 2 Feb 2015
Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced the embedded systems industry's broadest portfolio for industrial automation.

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.

Amkor Technology names Susan Kim to Board of Directors

Wed, 2 Feb 2015
Amkor Technology, Inc. today announced that Susan Y. Kim has been appointed as a new member of the Company’s Board of Directors.

eBeam Initiative announces education and collaboration focus on reactivating density benefits of Moore's Law

Tue, 2 Feb 2015
The eBeam Initiative, a forum dedicated to the education and promotion of new semiconductor manufacturing approaches based on electron beam (eBeam) technologies, today announced that its top theme for 2015 will be the reactivation of the density benefits of Moore's Law through eBeam technology.

Samsung announces mass production of industry’s first 14nm finFET mobile application processor

Tue, 2 Feb 2015
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that it has begun mass production of industry’s first mobile application processor using the advanced 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology.

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

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

China's semiconductor investment plans focus of SEMICON China 2015

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

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

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

Mentor Graphics announces call for entries for Don Miller Award for Thermo-Fluid Design Excellence

Thu, 2 Feb 2015
Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced the call-for-entries for its first annual Don Miller Award for Excellence in System Level Thermo-Fluid Design.

Micron appoints Robert Peglar as Vice President of Advanced Storage Solutions

Thu, 2 Feb 2015
Micron Technology, Inc. today announced that Robert Peglar has been named as vice president of Advanced Storage Solutions.

SmartKem collaborates with Centre for Process Innovation to support customer pre-production

Tue, 2 Feb 2015
SmartKem has announced an extensive collaboration programme with the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) for the development of pre-production prototypes featuring the SmartKem unique range of semiconductor inks for the manufacture of ultra flexible thin-film transistors (TFT).

AG Semiconductor Services and JA Mitsui Leasing join forces

Tue, 2 Feb 2015
AG Semiconductor Services, LLC (AGSS), one of the largest suppliers of used electronics manufacturing equipment, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic relationship with JA Mitsui Leasing, Ltd. (JAML).

Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging: With a $200M market in 2015, Yole is expecting 30% CAGR in the coming years

Tue, 2 Feb 2015
“Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging (FOWLP) is already in high-volume” announces Yole Développement (Yole) in its new report, Fan-Out and Embedded Die: Technologies & Market. According to Yole’s analysts, FOWLP market reaches almost $200M in 2015.

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.

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

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

Dr. Zixue Zhou appointed as Chairman of SMIC

Mon, 3 Mar 2015
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"), the largest pure-play foundry provider in China, has appointed Dr. Zixue Zhou as the new chairman and executive director of SMIC. Dr. Zhou's position as chairman will become effective as of today.

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.

Applied Materials honored as a 2015 World's Most Ethical Company

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Applied Materials, Inc. today announced it has been recognized as a 2015 World's Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute.

Yole reports growth recovery in power electronics industry

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Yole Développement (Yole) announces the return to the power electronics market growth, after two years of stagnancy.

Embedded die in substrate: Challenges are still ahead

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Embedded die in substrate: what are the next steps for the growth?

Comparing market sizes and forecasted growth rates for systems, ICs

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Cellphones expand as largest system market; IoT growing fastest through 2018.

Mentor Graphics acquires Tanner EDA

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced it has acquired the business assets of Tanner EDA, a tool provider for the design, layout and verification of analog/mixed-signal (AMS) and MEMS integrated circuits.

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.

Intel honors 21 companies with Preferred Quality Supplier and Achievement Awards

Wed, 3 Mar 2015
Intel Corporation today announced that 19 companies will receive the 2014 Intel Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award that recognizes commitment to performance excellence and continuous improvement.

Mentor Graphics joins the Center for Power Electronics Systems

Wed, 3 Mar 2015
Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced that it has joined the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES) at Virginia Tech, the industry consortium dedicated to improving electrical power processing and distribution across various systems.

Boston Semi Equipment completes relocation of headquarters and Aetrium test handler business

Thu, 3 Mar 2015
The new facility houses corporate functions as well as the Aetrium test handler business acquired in 2014 and relocated from Minnesota to Massachusetts.

Increasing demand for larger TVs leads to growing large-area TFT LCD shipment revenue

Fri, 3 Mar 2015
Large-area TFT LCD display panel suppliers enjoyed moderate growth in shipments, revenue and display area in 2014 as the market demand for key applications grew.

Lattice Semiconductor closes acquisition of Silicon Image

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation today announced the close of its acquisition of Silicon Image, Inc. and the results of the related tender offer.

XMC ships over 100 million units of backside illumination CMOS image sensors

Thu, 3 Mar 2015
XMC, a 300mm semiconductor manufacturing company, today announces it has shipped over 100 million Backside Illumination (BSI) CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) units.

Soraa appoints new Product Development Senior VP

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

11 IC product categories to exceed total IC market growth in 2015

Thu, 3 Mar 2015
IC Insights’ March Update to the 2015 McClean Report (being released later this month) refreshes the forecasts for 33 major IC product categories through 2019.

Power module packaging performance is now essential for power electronics industry

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
The power packaging market is growing, pulled by the interconnection and substrate segments, respectively +14 percent and +13 percent between 2014 and 2020.

Imec to honor TSMC Chairman Dr. Morris Chang with "Lifetime of Innovation Award"

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Nano-electronics research center imec has announced that it will award Dr. Morris Chang, founding chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited (TSMC), the world's first and largest semiconductor foundry, with a lifetime of innovation award.

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.

Entrepix adds 300mm CMP capabilities to Phoenix foundry

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Entrepix, Inc., a provider of chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) equipment and process services, today announced that it has expanded its foundry operations in Phoenix, Arizona by installing 300mm chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) processing.

Ziptronix licenses DBI hybrid bonding patents to Sony for advanced image sensor applications

Wed, 3 Mar 2015
Ziptronix Inc., a developer and provider of patented, low-temperature direct bonding technology for 3D integration, today announced a patent licensing agreement with Sony Corporation for application in advanced image sensors.

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.

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.

GSA announces 2015 Board of Directors election results and appointment

Thu, 3 Mar 2015
The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) announced the appointment of two key executives as well as the results of its 2015 Board of Directors’ election.

Seoul Semiconductor introduces new modules based on Acrich3 technology

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

Stephen G. Daly joins MACOM's Board of Directors

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc., a supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, today announced the appointment of Stephen G. Daly as an independent director.

Silicon Space Technology appoints Bernd Lienhard as New CEO

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Silicon Space Technology today announced that its Board of Directors appointed Bernd Lienhard as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, replacing David Patterson who has been interim CEO for the past three months.

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.

LEDs Taiwan opens today in Taipei

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

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.

Imec and sureCore collaborate on SRAM Design IP

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
sureCore Ltd., the low power SRAM IP company and nanoelectronics R&D center imec today announced that they are collaborating on low-power SRAM IP.

Mentor Graphics launches Xpedition Package Integrator flow for IC-package-board design

Fri, 3 Mar 2015
Mentor Graphics Corporation announced its new Xpedition Package Integrator flow, the industry’s broadest solution for integrated circuit (IC), package, and printed circuit board (PCB) co-design and optimization.

NXP-Freescale fusion creates automotive semiconductor powerhouse, IHS Says

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
The merged company would become the leading supplier of semiconductors to the automotive market, with at least $1 billion more revenue than the next-largest supplier, Renesas.

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.

C3Nano Inc. and Kimoto Ltd. Japan partner in a strategic alliance

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
C3Nano, Inc., a developer and supplier of solution-based, transparent conductive inks and films announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Kimoto, Ltd. Japan.

U.S.-headquartered companies capture bulk of IDM, fabless IC sales

Fri, 4 Apr 2015
Recent acquisitions expeted to boost Europe's share in coming years.

AWSC purchases ClassOne’s Solstice S8 electroplater

Fri, 4 Apr 2015
Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology announced the sale and delivery of its Solstice S8 Plating System to Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) of Taiwan.

GaN Systems seals distribution deal in Japan and Asia

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
GaN Systems Inc., a developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, today announced it has signed an agreement with Japanese semiconductor and electronic component distributor, Value Integrated Technology (Vitec).

Flexible facilities for 450mm wafer fabs

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

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

MEMS shipments to reach 43.3B units by 2018, says Semico Research

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
The market for MEMS has been growing at a fast rate. But growth will come as a result of a wide variety of emerging MEMS and will be driven by the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), where MEMS devices will replace conventional sensors, and by the introduction of new sensor technologies.

Sensor shipments strengthen but falling prices cut sales growth

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

IDT appoints semiconductor veteran Robert A. Rango to Board of Directors

Fri, 4 Apr 2015
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. today announced that Robert A. Rango, a former Broadcom Corp. executive with extensive leadership skills in the global semiconductor market, has been appointed to IDT’s Board of Directors, effective April 6, 2015.

Automotive touch panel revenues to hit $1.5B by 2018

Fri, 4 Apr 2015
The explosion of touch-enabled screens used in smartphones, tablets and other consumer devices, along with improvements in touch technology, are increasing demand for touch-screen automotive displays.

SEMI reports 2014 semiconductor photomask sales of $3.2B

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
SEMI reports that the worldwide semiconductor photomask market was $3.2 billion in 2014 and is forecasted to reach $3.4 billion in 2016.

SEMI seminar focuses on European packaging, assembly and test

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
On June 18, the SEMI Packaging Tech Seminar will take place in Vila do Conde, Portugal.

Synopsys to acquire software security company Codenomicon

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
Synopsys, Inc. today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Codenomicon.

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.

A*STAR's IME and partners to enable low cost packaging technology for system scaling within smart devices

Wed, 4 Apr 2015
A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME), together with industry partners, have formed a High-Density Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging (FOWLP) consortium to extend FOWLP capabilities for applications in devices such as smart phones, tablets, navigation tools and gaming consoles.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge pricier to build, cheaper to buy than comparable Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
The recently released Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the most expensive Galaxy S line smartphone yet built, but has a lower retail price than a comparable iPhone 6 Plus, according to a preliminary estimate by IHS and its Technology Mobile Handsets Intelligence Service.

Semiconductor CEOs urge congress to enact Trade Promotion Authority

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

San'an licenses Japanese LED patent portfolio to Luminus Devices

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

Global 4K display market to reach $52B in 2020

Mon, 4 Apr 2015
Once a feature mainly found in next-gen TVs, 4K resolution displays now being adopted in smartphones, PC monitors, OLED displays and notebook PCs.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts March 2015 book-to-bill ratio of 1.10

Wed, 4 Apr 2015
A book-to-bill of 1.10 means that $110 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

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

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

SPTS Technologies receives Supplier Excellence Award from Analog Devices

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
Orbotech LTD. today announced that SPTS Technologies, an Orbotech company and supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor and related industries, was presented with a Supplier Excellence Award in the ‘Special Achievement’ category at the Analog Devices annual award ceremony held in Hong Kong.

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.

Silicon Motion announces agreement to acquire Shannon Systems

Fri, 4 Apr 2015
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, a developer of NAND flash controllers for solid state storage devices, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Shannon Systems.

Mentor Graphics releases design solutions for the independent engineer

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
Mentor Graphics Corporation this week announced the delivery of three new PADS family products starting at five thousand dollars to address the advancing needs of the independent engineer.

Brewer Science and Nissan Chemical Industries formalize agreement expanding support for the semiconductor industry

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
Brewer Science, Inc., and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd., announced they have formally extended their business relationship through 2028.

C3nano seals acquisition of Asia's largest manufacturer of silver nanowire, Aiden Co. Ltd. Korea

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
C3nano, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the major supplier of silver nanowire (AgNW) in Asia, Aiden Co. Ltd. of Korea.

SIGFOX and TI collaborate to deliver cost-effective, long-range, low-power Internet of Things connectivity

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
SIGFOX and Texas Instruments (TI) announced the two companies are working together to increase IoT deployments using the Sub-1 GHz spectrum.

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.

Entegris elects James P. Lederer to Board of Directors

Fri, 5 May 2015
Entegris, Inc., a provider of yield-enhancing materials and solutions for advanced manufacturing processes, announced the election of James P. Lederer as an independent director at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders held today.

Intel and the Department of Science and Technology launch the "Innovate for Digital India Challenge"

Fri, 5 May 2015
Intel in India reinforced its commitment to the Government of India's Digital India vision with the announcement of the Intel and DST "Innovate for Digital India Challenge", which will focus on the creation of products to increase technology adoption in India that will eventually result in the creation of a local technology ecosystem.

SEMI releases 4th Quarter 2014 worldwide photovoltaic equipment market statistics report

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
SEMI, the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the micro- and nano-electronics industries, this week reported that for the quarter ended December 31, 2014, worldwide photovoltaic manufacturing equipment book-to-bill ratio remained below parity, at 0.68.

SEMATECH and Exogenesis form strategic alliance to commercialize accelerated neutral atom beam tech

Mon, 5 May 2015
SEMATECH and Exogenesis Corp. have agreed to a strategic alliance to commercialize Exogenesis' Accelerated Neutral Atom Beam (ANAB) technology and their nAcceltm accelerated particle beam equipment platform.

Silicon Storage Technology, GLOBALFOUNDRIES announce qualification of automotive grade 55nm flash memory tech

Tue, 5 May 2015
Microchip Technology Inc., through its Silicon Storage Technology subsidiary, and GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced the full qualification and availability of SST’s 55nm embedded SuperFlash non-volatile memory on GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 55nm Low Power Extended (LPx)/ RF enabled platform.

Quantum dots are finally ready for prime time

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

New approaches to small problems

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

Microchip Technology to acquire Micrel

Thu, 5 May 2015
Microchip Technology Incorporated, a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Micrel, Incorporated today announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Micrel.

ASE and TDK announce plans for joint venture agreement

Fri, 5 May 2015
Driving towards market leadership in setting the industry standard for semiconductor miniaturization in portable and wearable consumer devices.

JSR and imec partner to enable next generation EUV lithography resist solutions

Tue, 5 May 2015
JSR Corporation, a materials company and imec, a nanoelectronics R&D center, today signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to partner in enabling manufacturing and quality control of EUV lithography materials for the semiconductor industry.

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.

Peregrine Semiconductor announces new general manager VP

Tue, 5 May 2015
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI, today announced the promotion of Duncan Pilgrim to vice president and general manager of the newly formed high performance analog (HPA) business unit.

Micron Technology names Ernie Maddock as Chief Financial Officer

Tue, 5 May 2015
Micron Technology, Inc. this week announced that the company has appointed Ernie Maddock as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance, effective June 1, 2015.

Intel, eASIC collaborate on customized Intel-based solutions for the cloud

Tue, 5 May 2015
Intel Corporation today announced plans to develop integrated products with eASIC Corporation that combine processing performance and customizable hardware to meet the increasing demand for custom compute solutions for data centers and the "cloud."

Cambridge Nanotherm appoints Howard Ford as chairman

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

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.

SRC awarded NIST funding to develop Semiconductor Synthetic Biology Consortium

Thu, 5 May 2015
Semiconductor Research Corporation announced that it has received funding from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMTech) program to create a Semiconductor Synthetic Biology (SemiSynBio) consortium whose mission is to develop a SemiSynBio roadmap.

Research institutes globally invest in Oxford Instruments' plasma systems for graphene and 2D materials development

Thu, 5 May 2015
As developments in graphene and 2D materials technology continue to increase, research institutes globally are investing in Oxford Instruments’ plasma processing Nanofab equipment using CVD, PECVD and ICPCVD techniques to further their work in this important area.

Samtec joins IRT Nanoelec Silicon Photonics Program

Thu, 5 May 2015
Samtec, Inc., a supplier of high-speed interconnects, microelectronics, and micro-optical solutions, is pleased to announce its entrance in the Silicon Photonics Program of the IRT Nanoelec.

Digital Specialty Chemicals receives investment from Intel Capital

Tue, 5 May 2015
Digital Specialty Chemicals Limited (DSC), a dual bottom line corporation and leading provider of advanced materials to the semiconductor, pharmaceutical, and specialty chemical markets, announced that it has received an equity investment from Intel Capital, Intel Corporation’s global investment organization.

Xcerra announces Nordic Semiconductor selects the Diamondx for IoT device testing

Tue, 5 May 2015
Xcerra Corporation today announced that Nordic Semiconductor, a company that specializes in ultra-low power (ULP) 2.4GHz transceivers, notably for the Bluetooth Smart and wearables segments, has selected the Diamondx from Xcerra's semiconductor tester group, LTX-Credence, for high volume production test of their Internet of Things (IoT) products.

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

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

Smartwatch display shipments to reach record 34M units in 2015

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
Smartwatch display unit shipments are expected to grow 250 percent year-over-year, reaching a record 34 million units in 2015, led by demand for the new Apple Watch.

NXP Semiconductors announces agreement to sell RF power business

Fri, 5 May 2015
NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced an agreement that will facilitate the sale of its RF Power business to Jianguang Asset Management Co. Ltd.

NXP and Stora Enso to develop intelligent packaging solutions

Fri, 5 May 2015
NXP Semiconductors and Stora Enso have entered into joint development of intelligent packaging solutions.

Fan-in WLP manufacturing capacities are full and more volume is required

Fri, 5 May 2015
The semiconductor industry is facing a new era in which device scaling and cost reduction will not continue on the path they followed for the past few decades, with Moore’s law in its foundation.

Eulitha delivers PHABLE Photolithography System to MESA+ NanoLab

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
EULITHA, a Swiss startup company offering innovative lithography equipment and services for the nanotechnology, photonics and optoelectronic markets announced today the delivery of its unique PhableR 100 photolithography tool to the MESA + NanoLab of the University of Twente in the Netherlands.

Avago Technologies acquisition of Broadcom creates new semiconductor powerhouse

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
Merger activity in the semiconductor industry moved to a new level with the announcement of the agreement for Avago Technologies to acquire Broadcom.

Flat panel display equipment spending forecast to reach $9B in 2015

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
Revenues for flat panel display (FPD) manufacturing equipment are expected to grow for the third consecutive year to reach $9.1 billion.

Entegris reaches milestones at its i2M Center for Advanced Materials Science

Thu, 6 Jun 2015
Entegris, Inc., a developer of yield-enhancing materials and solutions for highly advanced manufacturing environments, announced the first shipments of production quantities of UPE (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene) membrane from its i2M Center for Advanced Materials Science in Bedford, Massachusetts.

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.

Sankalp Semiconductor announces FD-SOI services and IP partnership with STMicroelectronics

Fri, 6 Jun 2015
Sankalp Semiconductor, a chip design service company, announced that it has signed an agreement with STMicroelectronics to serve as an FD-SOI services and IP partner.

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.

50 Years of Moore’s Law

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

ISSI agrees to merger terms with Cypress Semiconductor

Wed, 6 Jun 2015
Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. today announced that it has finalized a definitive agreement to be acquired by Cypress Semiconductor Corporation for $20.25 per share in cash.

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.

SPTS Technologies named among the 2015 10 Best Suppliers of chip making equipment by VLSIresearch

Wed, 6 Jun 2015
SPTS also ranked as a 2015 Best Supplier in the Fab Equipment Category.

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.

4K TV panel shipments reached a monthly record of 3M units in April 2015

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
Of all TV panels expected to ship in 2016, one in five is forecast to be 4K TV.

Startups find strategic investors at SEMICON West 2015

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
SEMI today announced that SEMICON West 2015 will feature the Silicon Innovation Forum (SIF), a unique forum for strategic investors and key decision makers to meet new and emerging early-stage companies developing the future of microelectronics.

DCG Systems acquires MultiProbe

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
DCG Systems announced today that it has acquired the assets of MultiProbe, a provider of atomic force-based nanoprobing solutions for the semiconductor industry.

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.

Trans-Lux announces new LED manufacturing resources

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

Pixelligent closes $3.4M in funding

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

Aledia completes $31M Series B financing

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

Exagan raises €5.7M to produce high-efficiency GaN-on-Silicon power-switching devices on 200mm wafers

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
Exagan, a start-up innovator of gallium-nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology that enables smaller and more efficient electrical converters, today announced it has raised €5.7 million in first-round financing that will be used to produce high-speed power switching devices on 200mm wafers.

Sondrel announces further investment in graduate training for the semiconductor sector

Fri, 6 Jun 2015
Graham Curren, Sondrel CEO, has announced his commitment to further investment in the training of graduate engineers looking to develop a career in the IC design sector, by providing a teaching fellow, and nine scholarship awards to students engaged on the Sondrel University of Nottingham Ningbo (UNNC) School of VLSI Design.

Silicon Valley's specialty foundry Noel Technologies promotes Brenda Hill to VP

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
Noel Technologies, a specialty foundry in Silicon Valley providing process development and substrate fabrication for a variety of high-technology industries, has promoted Brenda Hill to vice president of business development, marketing and sales.

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.

Qualcomm appoints Sunil Lalvani as vice president and president of Qualcomm India

Mon, 7 Jul 2015
Qualcomm Incorporated today announced the appointment of Sunil Lalvani as vice president and president of Qualcomm India, and the departure of Avneesh Agrawal, senior vice president and president of Qualcomm India and South Asia.

Ultratech Cambridge NanoTech ships 400th ALD system

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

SMIC receives "2014 Foundry Supplier of the Year" award from Qualcomm

Thu, 6 Jun 2015
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, today announced its receipt of the "2014 Foundry Supplier of the Year" award from customer Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.

Deca Technologies exceeds half billion units shipped

Thu, 6 Jun 2015
Deca Technologies, an electronic interconnect solutions provider to the semiconductor industry, announced today that it has shipped more than half a billion units since the company's launch.

Taiwan tops fab spending - Driving anticipation for SEMICON Taiwan 2015

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

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.

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.

Ambiq Micro appoints Mike Noonen as interim CEO

Wed, 7 Jul 2015
Ambiq Micro, a developer of ultra-low power integrated circuits for power-sensitive applications, today announced the appointment Mike Noonen as interim Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.

Peregrine Semiconductor expands into new building

Fri, 8 Aug 2015
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. announced the addition of a third building to its Sorrento Valley headquarters.

OEM Group expands wafer surface preparation services to UBLED processing

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

ClassOne introduces new mid-sized electroplater

Mon, 7 Jul 2015
Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology has announced a new addition to its popular Solstice family of ≤200mm wafer electroplaters.

SEMI updates key safety guidelines for semiconductor manufacturing equipment

Wed, 7 Jul 2015
SEMI today announced the cornerstone safety Standard S2 (Environmental, Health, and Safety Guideline for Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment) will be updated this month.

Micron Technology names Trevor Schulze as Chief Information Officer

Thu, 7 Jul 2015
Micron Technology, Inc. today announced it has appointed Trevor Schulze as Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Flexible display revenue to comprise 15 percent of total display market in 2024

Fri, 7 Jul 2015
Flexible displays are not only leading to sprawling applications and revolutionizing the display market, but they are also an increasingly important segment of overall display market revenues

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 forecasts three years of growth in chip equipment spending

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

Qualcomm completes $2.4B acquisition of CSR

Fri, 8 Aug 2015
Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Global Trading Pte. Ltd, has completed its acquisition of CSR plc (CSR), a fabless provider of end-to-end semiconductor and software solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE) and automotive segments.

SEMI announces results of board elections and leadership appointments

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

Mark Durcan, Micron CEO, recognized for outstanding EHS leadership

Tue, 7 Jul 2015
Durcan accepted his award for leadership at the Global Care Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Lunch today at SEMICON West 2015 in San Francisco, Calif.

Analog Devices joins SRC's Trustworthy and Secure Semiconductors and Systems Initiative

Mon, 7 Jul 2015
Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), a university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, today announced that Analog Devices, Inc. has joined SRC’s hardware cybersecurity research program called Trustworthy and Secure Semiconductors and Systems (T3S).

Leti and EVG launch INSPIRE

Wed, 7 Jul 2015
CEA-Leti and EV Group launched a new program in nano-imprint lithography (NIL) called INSPIRE to demonstrate the benefits of the nano-patterning technology and spread its use for applications beyond semiconductors.

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.

Business is good for vendors of test and inspection/metrology equipment

Thu, 7 Jul 2015
Semiconductor test equipment and inspection/metrology equipment are unglamorous yet critical segments of the equipment field.

CH2M Hill: How being green benefits the bottom line

Thu, 7 Jul 2015
CH2M has seen many changes and trends in the semiconductor industry since the company was involved designing many of the industry’s first wafer fabs back in the 1980s.

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.

Smartphone and tablets still drive demand for cover glass, as industry looks to smart watches for growth

Fri, 7 Jul 2015
With screen sizes increasing, smartphones continue to lead total area demand in the cover glass market; however, as the markets for smartphones and tablets mature, cover glass industry revenue growth is declining from 39 percent year over year in 2013 to 11 percent in 2015.

Amkor Technology announces expansion of China operations

Tue, 7 Jul 2015
Amkor Technology, Inc. today announced plans to expand its assembly and test factory located in China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone.

Dr. Gary Patton joins The ConFab Advisory Board

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

“Above and beyond TSV for advanced ICs” - SEMI European 3D Summit 2016

Wed, 7 Jul 2015
SEMI today announced the fourth annual European 3D Summit. Entitled “European 3D Summit 2016: Above and Beyond TSV,” the advanced semiconductor Summit will take place on January 18-20, 2016 in Minatec in Grenoble, France.

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.).

ROHM Semiconductor acquires Powervation

Thu, 7 Jul 2015
ROHM Co., Ltd., a developer of analog power IC solutions, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Powervation Ltd., a privately held digital power IC company that develops Digital Power Management system-on-chip (SoC) solutions.

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

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

Flat panel display revenues forecast to fall in 2015

Tue, 7 Jul 2015
Led by declining thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT LCD) revenues, global flat panel display (FPD) industry revenue is forecast to fall 2 percent, from $131.4 billion in 2014 to $129 billion in 2015.

Chinese automotive semiconductor revenues to hit $6.2B in 2015

Tue, 7 Jul 2015
The growth rate for vehicle shipments in China is slowing, but more and better performing semiconductors will still be required in automotive applications in the coming years.

Advanced materials enable a smart and interconnected world - SEMI Strategic Materials Conference 2015

Wed, 7 Jul 2015
The SEMI Strategic Materials Conference (SMC), taking place September 22–-23 in Mountain View, Calif., will uncover the drivers for new materials and how material suppliers are impacted by the value chain they serve.

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.

The confidence of the Wide Band Gap industry

Thu, 7 Jul 2015
WBG companies are slowly but surely reshaping the industry and accelerate the market adoption with numerous strategic mergers and acquisitions and the development of disruptive solutions.

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.

SPTS Technologies receives a $16M multiple system order from WIN Semiconductors Corp.

Fri, 7 Jul 2015
ORBOTECH LTD. today announced that SPTS Technologies, an Orbotech company and a supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor and related industries, has received an order, worth approximately US$16M, for multiple etch and deposition systems from WIN Semiconductors Corp.

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.

Microchip Technology completes acquisition of Micrel

Tue, 8 Aug 2015
Microchip Technology Incorporated, a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Micrel, Incorporated today announced that Microchip has completed its previously announced acquisition of Micrel.

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

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

Opportunities in South America for semiconductor manufacturing

Mon, 8 Aug 2015
SEMI today announced the second annual SEMI South America Semiconductor Strategy Summit (SA SSS) at the Sheraton Rio on November 10-12 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

STATS ChipPAC appoints co-president and CEO

Wed, 8 Aug 2015
STATS ChipPAC Ltd., a provider of advanced semiconductor packaging and test services, announced today the promotion and appointment of Dr. Han Byung Joon as Co-President and Chief Executive Officer for the Company, together with Mr. Tan Lay Koon.

SunEdison Semiconductor announces manufacturing consolidation

Wed, 8 Aug 2015
The consolidation will consist of closing its Ipoh, Malaysia wafering plant by the end of 2016, and relocating the associated capacity to other plant sites. The company does not expect its total capacity to change.

SEMI Taiwan PV Committee elects new vice chairs

Wed, 8 Aug 2015
SEMI Taiwan PV Committee announced the newly-elected vice chairs: Cafer Huang, general manager at Giga Solar Materials Corp., and Swean Lin, president at Green Energy Technology Inc.

Qualcomm to acquire Ikanos

Thu, 8 Aug 2015
Qualcomm Incorporated subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., today announced it entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Ikanos Communications, Inc., a high performance broadband networking semiconductor and software provider enabling both central office and home gateway solutions.

ON Semiconductor appoints Alan Campbell to Board of Directors

Fri, 8 Aug 2015
ON Semiconductor Corporation today announced that Alan Campbell has joined its Board of Directors.

MagnaChip to host first Foundry Technology Symposium in Shanghai, China

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

Challenges for MEMS, sensors, and semiconductors

Tue, 8 Aug 2015
Leading industry experts participated in the joint SEMI-MEMS Industry Group (MIG) workshop during SEMICON West 2015 to discuss industry challenges – and potential solutions and collaborative approaches – in the MEMS, sensors and semiconductor industries.

Low Power Conference at SEMICON Europa 2015

Wed, 8 Aug 2015
Trends and innovations for low and ultra-low power integrated circuits are the focus of the Low Power Conference at the SEMICON Europa 2015 in Dresden, October 6-8.

Leon Panetta to deliver keynote address at annual SIA Award Dinner

Tue, 8 Aug 2015
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming SIA Award Dinner, taking place on Thursday, Dec. 3 in San Jose, Calif.

Update for exporters: Trade wins and delays

Tue, 8 Aug 2015
With trade policy dominating headlines in recent weeks, all eyes were on Maui in the waning days of August as trade ministers from twelve nations convened for perhaps the final time to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Weak IT market drags down large-area display market

Fri, 8 Aug 2015
Due to decreased information technology (IT) demand, and global currency issues that resulted in higher import prices in most regions, overall large-area TFT LCD unit shipments in the first half (H1) of 2015 fell 2 percent year over year to reach 340 million units.

ISSI provides update on closing of acquisition by Uphill

Fri, 8 Aug 2015
Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc., a global fabless semiconductor company, today provided an update on the closing of its pending acquisition by Uphill Investment Co. for $23.00 per share in cash.

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

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

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.

ON Semiconductor names former Texas Instruments VP to Board of Directors

Wed, 8 Aug 2015
ON Semiconductor Corporation this week announced that Gilles Delfassy has joined its Board of Directors.

Inventory levels at LCD TV panel makers are forecast to surge in the second half of 2015

Wed, 8 Aug 2015
LCD TV panel makers’ inventory levels will be greater than normal in the second half of 2015, due to softening demand and increased output from new LCD panel manufacturing lines (fabs).

MagnaChip appoints Gary Tanner to Board of Directors

Thu, 8 Aug 2015
MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, announced the appointment of Gary Tanner to its Board of Directors.

What to expect from the European MEMS Summit Conference

Tue, 8 Aug 2015
As Bosch, InvenSense and STMicroelectronics continue to go head-to-head in an attempt to capture the biggest shares of the growing MEMS market, SEMI has announced that it will bring these MEMS giants together in an unprecedented European conference & exhibition to discuss the future of MEMS and Sensors.

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.

Cima NanoTech announces joint venture with Foxconn

Wed, 8 Aug 2015
Cima NanoTech, a developer and manufacturer of transparent conductive film solutions, announced today that it has entered into a joint venture with Foxconn, the world’s largest ICT technology provider and vertically integrated device manufacturer, to deliver the industry’s first cost-competitive, projected capacitive (pro-cap) solution for large format touch screens.

ROHM adopts latest model of Lasertec's SiC wafer inspection and review system

Thu, 8 Aug 2015
Lasertec Corporation announced today that ROHM Co., Ltd. selected the latest model of Lasertec’s SICA, SiC wafer inspection and review system.

Three markets will drive the wearable industry

Fri, 8 Aug 2015
Yole’s analysts explain wearable is, without doubts, a promising industry. But, who will take benefit of this attracting market, growing from US$22 billion in 2015 to more than US$ 90 billion by 2020?

FlexTech Alliance receives $75M Department of Defense Award

Fri, 8 Aug 2015
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) today awarded FlexTech Alliance a Cooperative Agreement to establish and manage a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) for Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE MII).

Tessera to acquire Ziptronix for $39M

Fri, 8 Aug 2015
The acquisition expands on Tessera’s existing advanced packaging capabilities by adding a low-temperature wafer bonding technology platform that will accelerate delivery of 2.5D and 3D-IC solutions to semiconductor industry customers.

RayVio announces expansion of UV LED manufacturing capacity

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

Laith Altimime joins SEMI as President of SEMI Europe

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
SEMI, the global association serving the electronics supply chain, today announced the appointment of Laith Altimime as president of SEMI Europe, effective October 1, 2015.

Advanced packaging and 3D-IC markets drive growth for EVG's automated 300mm polymer adhesive wafer bonding

Mon, 8 Aug 2015
EV Group (EVG), a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that the company is experiencing strong demand for its automated 300mm polymer adhesive wafer bonding systems.

20th annual SEMICON Taiwan 2015 opens today

Wed, 9 Sep 2015
SEMICON Taiwan 2015 opened today starting a three-day event drawing over 43,000 attendees from electronics manufacturing.

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.

Automotive industry now the third largest end market for power semiconductors

Thu, 9 Sep 2015
In 2014, the automotive sector significantly outperformed the overall market average for semiconductors.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Catena partner to provide next-generation RF connectivity solutions for wireless markets

Thu, 9 Sep 2015
GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, today announced it has partnered with Catena, a developer of Radio Frequency (RF) Communication IPs for connectivity, to offer complete Wi-Fi and Bluetooth solutions for System-on-Chip (SoC) designers targeting mobile, Internet-of-Things (IoT), RF connectivity markets.