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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 11

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

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.

Cypress CEO to step down

Thu, 4 Apr 2016
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that its CEO, T.J. Rodgers, will step down this week and that a search—both internal and external—would be launched to replace him.

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.

Key industry leaders join The ConFab Advisory Board

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

Nordson Corporation announces acquisition of MatriX Technologies GmbH

Fri, 9 Sep 2015
Nordson Corporation today announced it has acquired Munich, Germany-based MatriX Technologies GmbH, a manufacturer of automated X-ray inspection (AXI) equipment used to ensure the quality of electronic printed circuit boards, critical electronic devices and fully assembled products in consumer, automotive and other industrial end markets worldwide.

ASE Chairman Jason Chang receives SEMI award for advancements of copper wire bonding technology

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
The SEMI award recognizes Jason’s significant achievements in the development and commercialization of copper wire in the IC assembly process.

ClassOne Technology names Kevin Witt Chief Technology Officer

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

Intersil acquires Great Wall Semiconductor

Wed, 9 Sep 2015
Intersil Corporation, a provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, today announced the acquisition of Great Wall Semiconductor.

Rising Flexible Display Technology Patents Herald Future Market Growth

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
With a recent sharp rise in the number of patent applications for flexible display technologies, the market for various types of flexible displays is expected to broaden.

IBM Launches Internet of Things and Education Business Units

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

Qualcomm Acquires Capsule Technologie

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

SEMI Reports Second Quarter 2015 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Figures

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
SEMI reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$9.4 billion in the second quarter of 2015.

GE creates GE Digital

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

Power module market to comprise nearly one-third of power semiconductor market by 2019, IHS

Fri, 9 Sep 2015
The global power module market is projected to comprise nearly one third (30 percent) of the power semiconductor market by 2019, growing at twice the rate of power discretes, from 2014 to 2019.

Microcontroller market growth tied to IoT applications, IHS

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

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts August 2015 book-to-bill ratio of 1.06

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.67 billion in orders worldwide in August 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.06, according to the SEMI's August EMDS Book-to-Bill Report.

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

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

Europe's secondary industry in the spotlight

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
The dramatic shift from the trend for increasingly advanced technology to a vast array and volume of application-based devices presents Europe with a huge opportunity.

A*STAR's IME and Lumerical Solutions develop a calibrated CML for IME's silicon photonics platform and PDK

Wed, 9 Sep 2015
The calibrated library of compact models will enable improved accuracy and reliability in photonic integrated circuit design and fabrication.

Edwards' abatement solutions meet international emissions standards

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

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

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

Tektronix expands DPO70000SX ATI high performance oscilloscope family

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
Tektronix, Inc. today announced the expansion of its DPO70000SX Performance Oscilloscope Series to include 50 GHz and 23 GHz models.

ams offers truly scalable transistors in High-Voltage CMOS

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

ARM joins Semiconductor Research Corporation

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

2016 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits announces call for papers

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

Advantest and D2S partner to tackle CD uniformity errors for advanced photomasks

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
D2S announced that it has partnered with Advantest to integrate D2S' Wafer Plane Analysis engine into Advantest's Mask MVM-SEM (Multi Vision Metrology Scanning Electron Microscope) systems.

Rudolph acquires inspection technology of Stella Alliance, LLC

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
Acquired patents to enhance Rudolph’s inspection capabilities in advanced packaging and extend inspection into new applications

eBeam Initiative survey shows rising optimism in EUV lithography, multi-beam technology for photomask production

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
The eBeam Initiative announced the completion of its fourth annual eBeam Initiative members' perceptions survey.

Flip chip technology supported by wider adoption of Cu pillar tech

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

Global semiconductor sales decrease slightly in August

Mon, 10 Oct 2015
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $27.7 billion for the month of August 2015.

Dielectric precursors market outlook Is $230M in 2015

Tue, 10 Oct 2015
The 2015 market for dielectric precursors is expected to total $230M, of which over $45M is attributed to low-k dielectrics.

Imec and Cadence complete tapeout of first 5nm test chip

Wed, 10 Oct 2015
Nano-electronics research center imec and Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that the companies completed the first tapeout of a 5nm test chip using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and 193 immersion (193i) lithography.

Leti joins GLOBALFOUNDRIES' ecosystem partners supporting 22FDX platform

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

Chemical mechanical planarization market worth $4.94 Billion by 2020

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

Japan well positioned to support IoT and the industry

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

VeriSilicon to acquire Vivante Corporation

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

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

Tue, 10 Oct 2015

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

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

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

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

SEMICON Japan 2015: Lineup of speakers

Fri, 10 Oct 2015
SEMI announced the lineup of speakers for SEMICON Japan's keynote stage, which focuses on key market and technology challenges and developments, and their impact on the semiconductor supply chain.

Applied Materials and A*STAR announce new R&D joint lab in Singapore for advanced semiconductor technology

Mon, 10 Oct 2015
Applied Materials, Inc. announced it plans to establish a new R&D laboratory in Singapore in collaboration with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

Evonik and SCREEN FT enter strategic partnership to promote iXsenic technology

Mon, 10 Oct 2015
German chemical company Evonik Industries AG and Japanese FPD production equipment manufacturer SCREEN Finetech Solutions Co., Ltd. have signed a contract for a strategic partnership.

Siborg Systems introduces educational version of MicroTec semiconductor process and device simulator

Mon, 10 Oct 2015
Siborg has recently made a new MicroTec version available particularly targeting educational use of the software.

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

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

IC Insights lowers its worldwide 2015 IC market forecast

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
IC Insights recently released its October Update to The McClean Report, which examined the effects of slowing worldwide GDP growth and a stronger U.S. dollar on the 2015 IC market forecast.

SEMI announces continued annual growth for silicon shipment volumes

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
Total wafer shipments this year are expected to exceed the market high set in 2014 and are forecast to continue shipping at record levels in 2016 and 2017.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts September 2015 book-to-bill ratio of 1.07

Fri, 10 Oct 2015
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.60 billion in orders worldwide in September 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.07.

Brewer Science and Arkema announce partnership to bring high-performance material to semiconductor market

Tue, 10 Oct 2015
Brewer Science, Inc., and Arkema announced a partnership to produce high-quality directed self-assembly (DSA) materials for use in semiconductor manufacturing.

ETEL launches research center with focus on semiconductor industry

Wed, 10 Oct 2015
ETEL S.A. announces the opening of a new research and development division.

Nordson EFD launches P-Jet non-contact jetting technology for higher throughput yields

Wed, 10 Oct 2015
Nordson EFD introduces a new series of pneumatic non-contact dispensing systems.

InvenSense announces UltraPrint mass-manufacturable ultrasound fingerprint touch sensor solution

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

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

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

Toshiba announces sale of image sensor business to Sony

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

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

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

Soraa announces LED manufacturing expansion in Syracuse, NY

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

Ziptronix and Fraunhofer collaborate on low-cost 3D integration solutions

Fri, 10 Oct 2015
Ziptronix, Inc. announced it has entered into a development agreement with Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID.

X-FAB announces investments to further expand X-FAB Sarawak capacity

Mon, 11 Nov 2015
X-FAB Silicon Foundries announced it will expand the capacity and capabilities of its Kuching-based foundry operation, X-FAB Sarawak Sdn. Bhd., to meet accelerating demand for its core technologies.

Plasma-Therm acquires plasma processing technology from Nanoplas France

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

Global semiconductor sales increase 1.5 percent in third quarter

Tue, 11 Nov 2015
SIA announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $85.2 billion during the third quarter of 2015, an increase of 1.5 percent compared to the previous quarter.

IMT partners with Silicon Catalyst to provide MEMS technology and manufacturing

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

FEI announces agreement to acquire DCG Systems

Tue, 11 Nov 2015
FEI Company and DCG Systems, Inc. announced an agreement where FEI willacquire DCG for $160 million in an all cash transaction.

SEMICON Japan attracts innovation: IoT and high-tech startups

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

MW Industries announces acquisition of Servometer and BellowsTech

Wed, 11 Nov 2015
MW Industries announced the acquisition of Servometer and BellowsTech.

Versatile high throughput SEM from JEOL

Wed, 11 Nov 2015
JEOL's new JSM-IT100 is the latest addition to its InTouchScope Series of Scanning Electron Microscopes.

China to dominate flat panel display manufacturing by 2018, IHS

Thu, 11 Nov 2015
China is quickly adding capacity in all flat-panel display (FPD) manufacturing segments.

Xaar and Lawter collaborate to deliver nanoink printing

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

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

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

Analog market to reach $56.5B in 2020

Wed, 11 Nov 2015
The world electronics market will consume over 121 billion analog ICs in 2015 and grow to over $56 billion by 2020.

Silicon shipment levels decline in third quarter 2015

Fri, 11 Nov 2015
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments decreased during the third quarter 2015 when compared to second quarter area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.

Printing & vacuum deposition: Competing for market share in the flexible electronics sector

Fri, 11 Nov 2015
Flexible electronic devices are starting to experience significant proliferation, with more and more devices with innovative form factors being brought to market, from small components such as disposable sensors that have been in the market for quite some time now, all the way to new flexible smart phones currently being demonstrated by consumer electronics giants like Samsung and LG.

Cut costs: Improve competitive advantage

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

China to dominate flat panel display manufacturing by 2018, says IHS

Fri, 11 Nov 2015
While conventional thin film transistor liquid crystal (TFT LCD) displays are rapidly trending towards commoditization and currently suffering from declining prices and margins, China is quickly adding capacity in all flat-panel display (FPD) manufacturing segments.

SEMICON Korea 2016: Connect to the future

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

Bosch Sensortec CEO recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award

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

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

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

Europe’s secondary industry in the spotlight

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

Novel spherical sub-micron silver materials from Ames Goldsmith enable advanced technologies

Wed, 11 Nov 2015
Novel, chemically precipitated sub-micron silver materials from Ames Goldsmith Corporation will be introduced Nov. 18 at Printed Electronics 2015 in Hall C, Booth R20.

TowerJazz to acquire Maxim Integrated's Texas wafer manufacturing plant

Wed, 11 Nov 2015
TowerJazz announced today it has signed an agreement with Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. to purchase Maxim's 8-inch fabrication facility in San Antonio, Texas, United States.

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

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

Trillium announces acquisition of Oxford Instruments - Austin Division

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

GLOBALFOUNDRIES receives quality award from INOVA Semiconductors GmbH

Thu, 11 Nov 2015
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced it has been presented with an Award of Excellence from INOVA Semiconductors GmbH, a specialist in the development of products for Gigabit/s serial data communication for in-vehicle Display- and Driver Assistance Systems.

Qualcomm names Cristiano Amon president of QCT

Thu, 11 Nov 2015
Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that Cristiano Amon has been promoted to executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and president of QCT, effective immediately.

Bookings and billings in semiconductor equipment industry weaken for second consecutive month

Fri, 11 Nov 2015
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.33 billion in orders worldwide in October 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.98.

The inertial MEMS device market keeps on growing. What's next?

Mon, 11 Nov 2015
Gyroscope and accelerometer production volumes are also growing, with the following CAGR: 7.9% and 1.6% respectively over the same period. Every sector will keep growing. So, what’s next?

Silicon Labs acquires Telegesis, a provider of ZigBee modules

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

AKHAN Semiconductor opens facility to produce diamond-based semiconductor technology

Tue, 11 Nov 2015
The AKHAN facility is slated to begin production in Q1 2016 and will produce and deliver more than 1,000 diamond-based technology windows.

2015 large area display shipment unit decline offset by increase in shipment area

Tue, 11 Nov 2015
While unit shipments are forecast to fall 5 percent this year, total shipment area is expected to rise 5 percent.

Vistec Electron Beam established US show room facility with Variable Shaped Beam Lithography system

Tue, 11 Nov 2015
Vistec Electron Beam GmbH, a supplier of electron-beam lithography systems, announced that it has established a show room facility in Schaumburg, IL to promote and demonstrate their Variable Shaped Beam systems specifically for the US and North America market.

Lattice Semiconductor appoints new COO

Wed, 11 Nov 2015
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, a manufacturer of programmable logic devices, has appointed Glen Hawk as COO.

Mentor Graphics announces collaboration with GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Wed, 11 Nov 2015
Mentor Graphics Corp. announced it is collaborating with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to qualify the Mentor RTL to GDS platform, including the RealTime Designer physical RTL synthesis solution and Olympus-SoC place & route system, for the current version of the GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX platform reference flow.

Nanotherm scoops Elektra 'LED Product of the Year' award

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

Pfeiffer Vacuum welcomes 2015 Röntgen Prize Winner

Mon, 11 Nov 2015
This year, the Justus Liebig University Giessen awards its Röntgen Prize to Dr. Eleftherios Goulielmakis.

Global discrete semiconductors market expected to surpass $24B by 2019

Tue, 12 Dec 2015
The new industry research report from Technavio discusses in detail the key drivers and trends responsible for the growth of this market and its sub-segments.

Ambiq Micro appoints new CEO

Tue, 12 Dec 2015
Ambiq Micro, a developer of ultra-low power semiconductor solutions, today announced that Fumihide (Humi) Esakahas joined the firm as Chief Executive Officer.

SITRI and Bosch announce IoT technology collaboration

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

Diodes finalizes acquisition of Pericom Semiconductor

Wed, 12 Dec 2015
Diodes reported that it has completed its acquisition of Pericom Semiconductor.

Renesas Electronics to consolidate the Kochi factory

Wed, 12 Dec 2015
Under this consolidation policy, the factory is to be closed within the next two to three years, and production of the products currently being manufactured there will be transferred to other facilities within the Renesas Group or, in the case of some products, phased out.

SEMI Foundation appoints Leslie Tugman as Executive Director

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

Intersil CEO Necip Sayiner elected chair of Semiconductor Industry Association

Fri, 12 Dec 2015
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced the SIA Board of Directors has elected Dr. Necip Sayiner, President, CEO and Director of Intersil, as its 2016 Chair and Tunç Doluca, President and CEO of Maxim Integrated, as its 2016 Vice Chair.

imec, Coventor expand project on 7nm semiconductor manufacturing process

Mon, 12 Dec 2015
Kicking off IEDM, imec and Coventor are expanding their existing joint development project to explore process variation issues in 7nm chip technology.

Leti to collaborate with Keysight Technologies to enable expansion of FD-SOI technology

Mon, 12 Dec 2015
CEA-Leti today announced it has signed an agreement with Keysight Technologies, a device-modeling software supplier, to adapt Leti’s UTSOI extraction flow methodology within Keysight’s device modeling solutions for high-volume SPICE model generation.

Innovative sensors make wearables truly unique

Thu, 12 Dec 2015
There will be a $5.5 billion market for sensors used in wearable technology applications by 2025, according to IDTechEx’s best-selling research report on the topic.

SEMI European 3D Summit: Beyond TSV in advanced ICs

Fri, 12 Dec 2015
SEMI this week announced details about the fourth annual European 3D Summit.

SEMI reports third quarter 2015 worldwide semiconductor equipment figures

Fri, 12 Dec 2015
SEMI this week reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$9.6 billion in the third quarter of 2015.

TSMC applies for 12-inch wafer fab and design service center in China

Fri, 12 Dec 2015
TSMC this week submitted an application to the Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs for an investment project to build a wholly-owned 12-inch wafer manufacturing facility and a design service center in Nanjing, China.

MegaGroup signs agreement for a new photovoltaic ingots and wafers production plant

Mon, 12 Dec 2015
The agreement for Kozarska-Dubica-based production of mono and policrystalline silicon ingots and wafers for photovoltaic cells was signed a few days ago by MegaGroup, a Italian photovoltaic Holding currently owning MegaCell, MegaEngineering and MegaCivic and soon a new Company fully dedicated to the Bosnian project.

SEMICON Japan 2015 opens tomorrow at Tokyo Big Sight

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

Advanced semiconductor packaging drives materials consumption through 2019

Tue, 12 Dec 2015
The $18 billion semiconductor packaging materials will undergo steady single-digit unit volume growth for many material segments through 2019, including laminate substrates, IC leadframes, underfill, and copper wire.

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

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

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

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

SEMI applauds congressional action to make R&D tax credit permanent; extend solar tax credit

Fri, 12 Dec 2015
SEMI has been working to make the popular tax incentive a permanent part of the tax code since the R&D credit was first established in 1981.

TowerJazz signs agreement with Semiconductor Laboratory

Tue, 12 Dec 2015
TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry, announced the signing of a definitive agreement with Semiconductor Laboratory, an Asian Governmental Agency.

Strong semiconductor growth forecast for electric vehicle DC fast-charging stations

Wed, 12 Dec 2015
The global market for semiconductors used in electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for plug-in hybrid (PH) and battery electric vehicles (BEV) will continue to expand in the coming years, providing significant growth opportunities to semiconductor manufacturers.

Apple products spur growth in force sensing display technologies

Wed, 12 Dec 2015
Apple’s use of Force Touch technology in the Apple Watch and 3D Touch in the iPhone 6S line is leading to growth in force sensing and other touch-panel enhancements in mobile devices.

With AMOLED on the rise, full high definition screens proliferate further in third quarter 2015

Wed, 12 Dec 2015
Full high-definition (FHD) panels reached a record 21 percent of the smartphone display market in the third quarter (Q3) of 2015, due in large part to increases in active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) panel adoption by Samsung and others.

Automotive display systems to grow to $18.6B by 2021

Mon, 1 Jan 2016
Driven by continued innovation in vehicle connectivity and safety technologies, global revenue from automotive display systems will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 11 percent to $18.6 billion by the end of 2021.

Belle Wei appointed to SEMI Foundation board of trustees

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

Rudolph Technologies receives order for multiple NSX 330 Systems in Asia

Tue, 1 Jan 2016
Rudolph Technologies, Inc., has received an order for over $15 million from a foundry in Asia for multiple NSX 330 Systems.

TSMC approved to build 12-in wafer fab in China

Fri, 2 Feb 2016
Taiwan's Investment Commission on Wednesday gave Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) approval to build its first 12-inch wafer fab in mainland China.

EUV, multiple patterning, integrated circuits among topics for SPIE Advanced Lithography 2016

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
EUV lithography is on the threshold of becoming a mainstream patterning technology for sub-10nm chips, featured speaker Anthony Yen of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) will tell fellow attendees at SPIE Advanced Lithography 2016.

Fairchild expects revised unsolicited proposal to result in "superior proposal"

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
On December 28, Fairchild received an unsolicited offer from China Resources Microelectronics Limited and Hua Capital Management Co., Ltd. to acquire the company for $21.70 per share in cash.

The Critical Materials Council to be managed by TECHCET in 2016

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

Flexible hybrid electronics market heating up in 2016

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

AKHAN Semiconductor deploys 200mm manufacturing process in new diamond-based chip production facility

Fri, 1 Jan 2016
AKHAN Semiconductor, Inc. this week announced that it is deploying 200mm manufacturing equipment and process in its new production facility in Gurnee, Illinois, continuing its preparation for delivering AKHAN diamond semiconductor based-technology products to the company’s first commercial customer this quarter.

IEEE Photonics Society announces Call for Papers for fifth annual Optical Interconnects Conference

Fri, 1 Jan 2016
Paper submission deadline is January 24, 2016.

Semiconductor capital spending market in the US to reach over $31B by 2019

Mon, 1 Jan 2016
Technavio's market research analysts estimate the semiconductor capital spending market in the US, to grow at a CAGR of around 9% between 2015 and 2019.

Ferrotec receives multi-system endorsement of e-beam evaporator systems from WIN Semiconductors

Tue, 1 Jan 2016
Ferrotec Corporation this week announced that the largest pure-play GaAs foundry company, WIN Semiconductors Corp., has selected Temescal systems from Ferrotec Corporation for its next stage of expansion by ordering multiple e-beam evaporators for metal deposition

GLOBALFOUNDRIES engineers receive international recognition

Tue, 1 Jan 2016
Two GLOBALFOUNDRIES engineers, one in New York and one in Vermont, have been designated as IEEE Fellows by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Growth and a changing ecosystem at SEMI ISS 2016

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

Gartner reports worldwide PC shipments declined 8.3% in fourth quarter of 2015

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 75.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, a 8.3 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2014, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc

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

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

Qualcomm and TDK announce joint venture

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

Smart Equipment Technology joins IRT Nanoelec 3D Integration Program

Fri, 1 Jan 2016
Will work with Leti, STMicroelectronics and Mentor Graphics to develop advanced 3D die-to-wafer stacking technologies using direct Cu-Cu bonding

Sensor technologies are mature for autonomous driving application

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

Microsemi Corporation completes acquisition of PMC-Sierra, Inc.

Mon, 1 Jan 2016
Microsemi Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions, announced today that Microsemi's wholly-owned subsidiary Lois Acquisition Corp. successfully merged with and into PMC-Sierra, Inc., completing Microsemi's acquisition of PMC.

Higher definition on the rise in notebook PC displays

Mon, 1 Jan 2016
With demand for notebook PCs stagnating due to the economic downturn and the rise of tablet PCs, notebook brands and panel makers are increasingly turning to higher display resolutions to increase consumer enthusiasm.

Microchip Technology to acquire Atmel

Tue, 1 Jan 2016
Microchip Technology Incorporated, a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Atmel Corporation) today announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atmel for $8.15 per share in a combination of cash and Microchip common stock.

Gartner analysts reveal unexpected implications arising from the Internet of Things

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

Vesper collaborates with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to deliver first piezoelectric MEMS microphones

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

Worldwide device shipments to grow 1.9% in 2016, while end-user spending to decline for the first time

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are expected to reach 2.4 billion units in 2016 , a 1.9 percent increase from 2015, according to Gartner, Inc.

Semiconductor veteran Tom Werthan to lead finance operations as Chief Financial Officer of Phononic

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
Tom Werthan, a veteran semiconductor and finance executive experienced in leading financial operations at public and privately-held technology companies, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer at Phononic.

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

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

ON Semiconductor extends tender offer to acquire Fairchild Semiconductor

Fri, 1 Jan 2016
ON Semiconductor Corporation announced that it has extended its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. for $ 20.00 per share in cash the Offer pending the satisfaction of the conditions to the Offer set forth in the merger agreement entered into on November 18, 2015 between ON Semiconductor and Fairchild.

Fujifilm to build a new plant for advanced semiconductor materials in Taiwan

Fri, 1 Jan 2016
Fujifilm Corporation recently announced that its semiconductor business subsidiary, FUJIFILM Electronic Materials Co.,Ltd. will build a new plant for manufacturing advanced semiconductor materials in the city of Tainan, to expand its production in Taiwan.

Technavio: Top two emerging trends impacting the global MEMS microphone market through 2020

Fri, 1 Jan 2016
According to the report, the global MEMS microphone market is expected to reach close to USD 2 billion by 2020, posting a CAGR of over 12%.

Fingerprint sensor market growth continues upward trajectory

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

Led by iPhone 6S, sensor hubs market is growing fast

Mon, 1 Jan 2016
The demand for sensor hubs, dedicated processing elements used for low-power sensor processing tasks, is booming.

SEMICON Korea opening: Memory and mobility drive IC manufacturing

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

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

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

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

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

Oversupply to overshadow LCD market in 2016

Tue, 1 Jan 2016
The ongoing issue of liquid crystal display (LCD) oversupply -- exacerbated by China’s aggressive investment in production capacity as well as high fab utilization -- will continue well into 2016.

Thin wafer market worth $9.17B by 2022

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

Entegris expands R&D operations for semiconductor process liquid filtration in South Korea

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
Entegris, Inc. announced today the expansion of its liquid filtration/purification analytical science and research and development facility in Suwon, South Korea.

Ultratech and Qoniac jointly develop 3D lithography APC solution

Thu, 1 Jan 2016
Ultratech, Inc. and Qoniac GmbH announced that the companies are jointly developing a 3D lithography advanced process control (APC) solution for advanced 3D CMOS manufacturing.

Growing application of semiconductor ICs in the IoT driving global packaging and assembly equipment market

Thu, 1 Jan 2016
Technavio analysts forecast the global semiconductor packaging and assembly equipment market to post a CAGR of 4.7% by 2020, according to their latest report.

ISS Europe 2016: Reaching into a new era

Mon, 2 Feb 2016
At the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium Europe (SEMI ISS Europe) on 6-8 March, industry experts will delve into the disruptions and opportunities impacting the electronics manufacturing supply chain.

Quantum dot market worth $4.6B by 2021

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

Epiluvac and SAMCO collaborate to offer processing equipment for WBG materials in Nordic countries

Mon, 2 Feb 2016
Sweden-based SiC CVD developer and manufacturer Epiluvac AB has entered into a collaboration with SAMCO, a semiconductor process equipment developer and manufacturer based in Japan, in which Epiluvac will introduce new clients to SAMCO in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.

Microchip Technology appoints Ganesh Moorthy to President and COO

Thu, 2 Feb 2016
Microchip Technology Incorporated, a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ganesh Moorthy as President and Chief Operating Officer effective today.

POET Technologies announces closing of acquisition of BB Photonics

Thu, 6 Jun 2016
POET completes the transaction owning 100% of BB Photonics and its assets, including intellectual property and technologies.

TowerJazz completes acquisition of Maxim's San Antonio fabrication facility

Tue, 2 Feb 2016
TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announced today that it completed its previously announced acquisition of an 8-inch wafer fabrication facility in San Antonio, Texas, United States from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

Nova selected by a leading foundry for its most advanced 10nm and 7nm FinFET nodes

Tue, 2 Feb 2016
Nova Measuring Instruments, a provider of metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing, announced today that a leading foundry recently selected Nova's optical and X-ray metrology solutions for multiple process steps.

Presto Engineering expands turnkey IC production management services with three new operations in Asia

Tue, 2 Feb 2016
Presto Engineering Inc. announced this week that it has significantly expanded its turnkey capabilities with the opening of two new manufacturing hubs and a world-wide logistics center in Asia.

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

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

ON Semiconductor extends tender offer to acquire Fairchild Semiconductor

Thu, 2 Feb 2016
Extension of tender offer pursuant to previously executed merger agreement.

Panel level packaging: The high volume manufacturing roadmap has yet to be built

Fri, 2 Feb 2016
When will the panel industry take off? How will it evolve?

TSMC assessing February 6 earthquakes and planning recovery

Mon, 2 Feb 2016
TSMC this weekend announced that the earthquake of 6.4 magnitude which struck southern Taiwan at 3:57 am on February 6, 2016 did not cause any serious personnel injuries nor any structural or facility damage to the Company’s Fab 14 and Fab 6 manufacturing sites in the Tainan Science Park.

Call for Papers issued for SEMICON Russia

Mon, 2 Feb 2016
SEMICON Russia 2016 on 7-9 June will provide insights into market developments, technology, and business opportunities, short and long-term.

Top LED company selects ClassOne's Solstice electroplater

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

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

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

Orbotech collaborates with Nippon Mektron on digital flexible printed circuit board manufacturing

Wed, 2 Feb 2016
Orbotech Ltd. today announced that, Nippon Mektron Mektec, a maker of flexible printed circuit boards (FPCBs), is deploying Orbotech direct imaging (DI) and automated optical inspection (AOI) systems in multiple factories.

Ultratech announces promotion of two executives

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

SEMI launches new integrated packaging assembly and test group

Wed, 2 Feb 2016
SEMI announced today the launch of the European Semiconductor integrated Packaging and Test (ESiPAT) Special Interest Group.

Teradyne appoints president of semiconductor test division

Thu, 2 Feb 2016
Teradyne, Inc. has appointed Gregory Smith as president of the Teradyne semiconductor test division, replacing Mark Jagiela who has been acting division president since 2014.

FinFET technology market worth $35.12B by 2022

Thu, 2 Feb 2016
The FinFET technology market is expected to grow from $4.91 billion USD in 2015 to $35.12 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.2% between 2016 and 2022.

SEMICON Southeast Asia 2016 comes back to Penang

Thu, 2 Feb 2016
SEMI, the global industry association serving the nano- and micro-electronic manufacturing supply chains, will once again be hosting SEMICON Southeast Asia.

EV Group joins IRT Nanoelec 3D Integration Program

Thu, 2 Feb 2016
EVG joins Leti, STMicroelectronics and Mentor Graphics to develop advanced 3D wafer-to-wafer bonding technologies.

2016FLEX to gather over 600 experts in flexible hybrid electronics

Fri, 2 Feb 2016
Over 600 electronics professionals are expected to attend the 15th annual Flexible and Printed Electronics Conference and Exhibition (2016FLEX) at the Monterey Marriott February 29-March 3.

Mentor Graphics partners with GLOBALFOUNDRIES for 22FDX platform reference flow

Fri, 2 Feb 2016
Mentor Graphics Corp. has announced that it is collaborating with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to qualify the Mentor RTL to GDS platform for the current version of the GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX platform reference flow.

Carbon nanotubes market to rise exponentially

Mon, 2 Feb 2016
The global carbon nanotubes market was valued at $1.13 billion USD in 2014 and is anticipated to reach $6.81 billion USD in 2023, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.1% between 2015 and 2023.

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

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

Demand for semiconductor ICs fueling global wafer-level manufacturing equipment market through 2020

Tue, 2 Feb 2016
According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global wafer-level manufacturing equipment market is set to post a CAGR of over 4 percent by 2020.

LED Taiwan 2016 to kick off in Taipei in April

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

WIKA Group adopts HERCULES lithography track system from EV Group

Wed, 2 Feb 2016
EV Group (EVG) today announced that WIKA Group has placed an EVG HERCULES lithography track system into production for manufacturing pressure sensor devices.

The Wi-Fi semiconductor market will reach more than $12B in 2020

Wed, 2 Feb 2016
Mobile Experts released a new report today on Wi-Fi Semiconductors, highlighting the trends in combo chips, SoCs, power amplifiers, LNAs, switches, and Front End Modules (FEMs).

GaN power devices market worth $2.60B by 2022

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

Organic light-emitting materials used to produce OLED panels grew 12% in 2015

Thu, 2 Feb 2016
Shipments of organic light-emitting materials used to produce organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays grew 12 percent year over year in 2015, reaching 26,000 tons, according to IHS.

Flat panel display equipment spending to reach to $11.2B by 2016

Thu, 2 Feb 2016
Flat-panel display (FPD) equipment spending this year will reach its highest level since 2011, according to IHS Inc.

Seeing the future in flexible AMOLED displays, manufacturers expand production capacity in 2016

Thu, 2 Feb 2016
With the growing popularity of the Samsung Galaxy Edge series and the Apple Watch, display manufacturers are expanding their production capacity of flexible AMOLED displays.

SunEdison Semiconductor solidifies polysilicon supply

Mon, 2 Feb 2016
SunEdison Semiconductor today provided additional details of its strategy for the procurement of electronic-grade polysilicon, one of the key raw materials used in producing semiconductor wafers.

SMIC announces collaboration with Leadcore

Mon, 2 Feb 2016
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation and Leadcore Technology Co. have announced a collaboration to launch SMIC's 28nm High-K Metal Gate, or HKMG, process.

Gartner says worldwide smartphone sales grew 9.7% in fourth quarter of 2015

Mon, 2 Feb 2016
Global smartphone sales exhibited slowest growth since 2008; iPhone sales declined for the first time.

Vesper partners with AAC Technologies on piezoelectric MEMS microphones

Mon, 2 Feb 2016
Vesper today announced a partnership with AAC Technologies Holdings Inc. for the commercialization of the world’s first piezoelectric MEMS microphones for consumer electronic devices.

New industry realities and opportunities at semiconductor manufacturing conference

Tue, 2 Feb 2016
The annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2016) will be held May 16-19 in Saratoga Springs, New York.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts January 2016 book-to-bill Ratio of 1.08

Wed, 2 Feb 2016
A book-to-bill of 1.08 means that $108 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

Applied Materials' Robert Visser honored by Society of Information Display

Wed, 2 Feb 2016
Applied Materials, Inc. today announced that Dr. Robert Visser has received a 2016 Special Recognition Award from the Society of Information Display.

BiTS: The ever-shrinking package underscores emerging challenges and solutions

Thu, 2 Feb 2016
What’s the single area that is being most disrupted by emergent technologies like the Internet of Things (or the Internet of Vehicles) and Silicon Photonics? We think it’s packaging.

Wearable device display unit shipments to hit $39M by 2016

Fri, 2 Feb 2016
The growing popularity of wearable applications is driving up shipments of the displays used in these devices.

Bipartisan customs bill combats counterfeit semiconductors

Fri, 2 Feb 2016
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) applauded congressional approval of legislation that includes a key provision to combat counterfeit semiconductors.

ON Semiconductor releases new CMOS digital image sensor

Mon, 2 Feb 2016
ON Semiconductor Corporation has expanded its portfolio of imaging solutions with the release of its new CMOS digital image sensor, the AR1337.

Microchip announces kit for integrated 2D projected capacitive touch, 3D gestures on displays

Mon, 2 Feb 2016
Microchip Technology Inc. today announced the industry's first development kit for integrated 2D projective capacitive touch and 3D gesture recognition on displays.

STATS ChipPAC honored with Supplier of the Year Award from Inphi

Tue, 3 Mar 2016
STATS ChipPAC Ltd. today announced that it has been honored with the “Supplier of the Year” award from Inphi Corporation.

ON Semiconductor and RFMicron to unveil IoT platform

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

Mentor Graphics expands Mentor Embedded Linux support

Tue, 3 Mar 2016
Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced the availability of new expanded processor support.

Inventory adjustments causing TV and IT display shipments to decline in Q1 2016

Wed, 3 Mar 2016
LCD manufacturer inventory adjustments and continued slowing demand are causing TV and IT display prices to fall, further eroding panel makers’ profitability.

NEC honors NXP with "Partner of the Year" Award

Wed, 3 Mar 2016
NEC recognized NXP for its contribution to speeding time-to-market for NEC LTE-Advanced base station technology.

Toppan Printing develops EUV photomask for semiconductors

Thu, 3 Mar 2016
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. announced it has developed a next-generation EUV photomask for semiconductors.

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

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

Global semiconductor sales off to sluggish start in 2016

Fri, 3 Mar 2016
The Semiconductor Industry Association today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $26.9 billion for the month of January 2016, 2.7 percent lower than the previous month's total of $27.6 billion and 5.8 percent down from the January 2015 total of $28.5 billion.

Applied Materials honored as a 2016 World's Most Ethical Company

Tue, 3 Mar 2016
Applied Materials, Inc. today announced it has been recognized as a 2016 World's Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES adds Alain Mutricy as head of Product Management Group

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

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

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

Lattice Semiconductor announces CFO's plans to step down

Mon, 3 Mar 2016
As part of this transition, Max Downing, Lattice's vice president of Finance, has been named interim chief financial officer.

2015 European SEMI Award honors Paul Lindner

Tue, 3 Mar 2016
Paul Lindner, executive technology director at EV Group, is the recipient of the 2015 European SEMI Award.

Declining flat panel display revenue to reach lowest level since 2012

Tue, 3 Mar 2016
Global flat panel display (FPD) market revenue is expected to shrink by 6 percent year over year in 2016 to $120 billion.

CyberOptics and Nordson ink a strategic OEM supplier agreement for 3D MRS sensors

Wed, 3 Mar 2016
CyberOptics today announced an OEM supplier agreement with Nordson YESTECH to supply its proprietary 3D Multi-Reflection Suppression (MRS) sensors.

IoT Planet to co-locate with SEMICON Europa in 2016

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

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

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

Slow but positive 2016 followed by double digits in 2017

Thu, 3 Mar 2016
Front-end fab equipment spending (including new, used, and in-house) is projected to increase 3.7 percent in 2016 (to US$ 37.2 billion) and another 13 percent in 2017 (to $42.1 billion) according to most recent edition of the SEMI World Fab Forecast.

SMIC and Crossbar announce strategic partnership agreement

Fri, 3 Mar 2016
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation and Crossbar, Inc. jointly announced today that they had signed a strategic partnership agreement on non-volatile RRAM development and production.

FUJIFILM Electronic Materials receives Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award

Fri, 3 Mar 2016
FUJIFILM Electronic Materials has been recognized as one of eight companies receiving Intel Corporation's prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award for their performance in 2015.

Intel honors 27 companies with Preferred Quality Supplier and Achievement Awards

Fri, 3 Mar 2016
Intel Corporation this week recognized 26 companies with its 2015 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award, which celebrates exceptional performance and continuous pursuit of excellence.

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

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

SEMICON China 2016 opens in Shanghai

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

Cadence design tools certified for TSMC 7nm design starts and 10nm production

Wed, 3 Mar 2016
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that its digital, signoff and custom/analog tools have achieved V1.0 Design Rule Manual (DRM) and SPICE certification from TSMC for its 10nm FinFET process.

Semiconductor IP market worth $7.01B by 2022

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

ARM and TSMC announce multi-year agreement to collaborate on 7nm FinFET process

Wed, 3 Mar 2016
ARM and TSMC announced a multi-year agreement to collaborate on a 7nm FinFET process technology which includes a design solution for future low-power, high-performance compute SoCs.

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

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

3D NAND and 10nm investments drive equipment spending, book-to-bill data indicates

Fri, 3 Mar 2016
A book-to-bill of 1.05 means that $105 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

Growth returns to India's LCD TV market, as other emerging nations falter

Mon, 3 Mar 2016
Positive growth returned to India’s liquid crystal display (LCD) TV market in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2015, after the industry posted declines in the second quarter (Q2) and no growth in the third quarter (Q3).

MagnaChip surpasses 6M display driver ICs shipped

Mon, 3 Mar 2016
MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation ("MagnaChip") (NYSE: MX), a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, today announced that its cumulative shipment of display driver ICs for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TVs has surpassed the 6 million cumulative unit mark since initial shipments began in 2013.

Global solar-PV polysilicon prices rise, as China-US trade dispute continues

Tue, 3 Mar 2016
The ongoing trade dispute between China and the United States continues to affect the manufacture of polysilicon used for solar-photovoltaic (PV) modules in both countries, but not equally.

India PC shipments grew 10.6% in fourth quarter of 2015

Tue, 3 Mar 2016
PC shipments in India totalled nearly 2.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, a 10.6 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2014, according to Gartner, Inc.

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

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

LCD glass area demand to rise 13% from 2015 to 2018

Wed, 3 Mar 2016
Unit demand for display glass used for liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs, desktop monitors, mobile PCs and other major large panel applications is forecast to fall in 2016.

Entrepreneurs to compete in MEMS Shark Tank at Hilton Head 2016

Thu, 3 Mar 2016
Teams vie for expert consulting services, MEMS foundry package, specialized software tools, industry group membership.

Samsung and Daintree partner to advance smart building IoT

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

Amkor announces shipment of 700M RF and advanced SiP modules

Fri, 3 Mar 2016
Amkor Technology Inc. announced it has shipped 700 million RF and front-end advanced system-in-package (SiP) modules for mobile device applications.

How finFETs ended the service contract of silicide process

Fri, 3 Mar 2016
A look into how the silicide process has evolved over the years, trying to cope with the progress in scaling technology and why it could no longer be of service to finFET devices.

TSMC and Nanjing sign 12-inch fab investment agreement

Mon, 3 Mar 2016
TSMC today announced that the Company and the municipal government of Nanjing, China have signed an investment agreement.

Mixed signal and IoT driving ASIC design starts growth, says Semico Research

Tue, 3 Mar 2016
Steady demand in existing end markets and growth from new end applications are pushing ASIC design activity to new levels.

Texas Instruments names Devan Iyer Vice President

Tue, 3 Mar 2016
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) announced that Devan Iyer has been elected vice president of the company.

China's semiconductor strategy

Wed, 3 Mar 2016
China has become the largest and the fastest growing market in the world. 40% of the worldwide semiconductor shipments go to China and that’s expected to increase to almost 42% in 2019.

ClassOne announces major savings with Solstice gold plating

Thu, 6 Jun 2016
ClassOne Technology, manufacturer of budget-friendly wet processing equipment, is reporting significant savings in the plating of gold in ≤200mm applications using its Solstice systems.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor announces joint venture agreement in China

Thu, 3 Mar 2016
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) (Nasdaq:AOSL), a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, today announced that it has executed a definitive agreement with two strategic investment funds owned by the Municipality of Chongqing, China.

Optoelectronics, sensors/actuators and discretes will stabilize after spotty growth in 2015

Thu, 3 Mar 2016
Modest economic improvements and new applications such as wearable systems and Internet of Things are expected to result in more normal growth rates of O-S-D over the next five years.

Intel Custom Foundry certifies Synopsys tools for 10nm tri-gate process

Fri, 4 Apr 2016
Synopsys, Inc. announced Intel Custom Foundry's certification of digital and signoff implementation tools from the Synopsys Galaxy Design Platform for Intel's 10nm tri-gate process technology.

ON Semiconductor extends offer to acquire Fairchild Semiconductor - again

Fri, 4 Apr 2016
The offer will now expire one minute following 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on April 14, 2016, unless further extended as required or permitted by the merger agreement.

Melissa Grupen-Shemansky appointed SEMI's CTO for flexible electronics and advanced packaging

Wed, 5 May 2016
SEMI today announced the appointment of Melissa Grupen-Shemansky, Ph.D., as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the FlexTech Group and for SEMI’s Advanced Packaging program.

Update on neon shortage 2016 highlighted at the Critical Materials Conference

Mon, 4 Apr 2016
Communication with suppliers in the Ukraine and China have continued to verify expected shortages occurring toward the end of 2016. Although supply appears stable now, inventories purchased during the second half of 2015 will deplete inventories on the supplier side toward the end of this year.

U.S. companies continue to capture bulk of IDM and fabless IC sales

Tue, 4 Apr 2016
IC Insights recently released its March Update to the 2016 McClean Report. The Update includes a review of IC company sales by headquarters location.

Entegris appoints new Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Tue, 4 Apr 2016
Ms. Lee is assuming the role from Peter Walcott, who is retiring after a 35-year career with Entegris and its predecessor companies.

STMicroelectronics accelerates STM8 sales past two billion units

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

Worldwide semiconductor wafer-level manufacturing equipment market declined 1% in 2015

Wed, 4 Apr 2016
Worldwide semiconductor wafer-level manufacturing equipment revenue totaled $33.6 billion in 2015, a 1 percent decline from 2014, according to final results by Gartner, Inc.

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

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

Semiconductor market in Vietnam up by 14.3% by 2019

Thu, 4 Apr 2016
SEMI, the global industry association serving the electronics manufacturing supply chain, will include programs pertinent to Vietnam’s semiconductor industry at the upcoming SEMICON SEA 2016, the region’s premier showcase for microelectronics innovation.

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

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

Expanded focus areas and opportunities to exhibit at SEMICON Europa

Wed, 8 Aug 2016
Europe's largest electronics manufacturing exhibition SEMICON Europa (25-27 October) will take place in Grenoble at ALPEXPO.

Flip chip technology market worth $31.27B by 2022

Fri, 4 Apr 2016
The flip chip technology market is driven by factors such as increasing demand for miniaturization and high performance in electronic devices, and strong penetration in consumer electronics sector.

Molex acquires Interconnect Systems, Inc.

Fri, 4 Apr 2016
Molex, a global manufacturer of electronic solutions, announced today the acquisition of Interconnect Systems, Inc. ("ISI") which specializes in the design and manufacture of high density silicon packaging with advanced interconnect technologies.

SEMI reports 2015 global semiconductor materials sales of $43.4B

Mon, 4 Apr 2016
The global semiconductor materials market decreased 1.5 percent in 2015 compared to 2014 while worldwide semiconductor revenues decreased 0.2 percent.

Technavio updates on the global piezoelectric smart materials market

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

Sensors driving next-generation wearable devices

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

New funding fuels ClassOne Technology's 2016 growth surge

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

LED Taiwan kicks off in grand style

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

Park Systems sponsors SST webinar on metrology challenges and opportunities for semiconductor market

Wed, 4 Apr 2016
Park Systems is sponsoring a webinar entitled Metrology Challenges and Opportunities presented by Solid State Technology Magazine on April 14, 2016 at 10am PST.

Samco increases local sales staff for North American, European and Asian locations

Thu, 4 Apr 2016
Samco, a Japan-based semiconductor process equipment developer and manufacturer, is employing around 20 more people at its locations in North America, China, Taiwan and Singapore, as well as its subsidiary Samco-UCP in Liechtenstein.

The advanced packaging industry has reached its zenith

Thu, 4 Apr 2016
To overcome the current market and technology constraints taking place today within the semiconductor industry, new advanced packaging technologies have been developed by industrial companies.

SEMICON West 2016: New high-speed EtherCAT mass flow controllers from Brooks Instrument

Thu, 4 Apr 2016
Celebrating its 70th anniversary, Brooks Instrument will be exhibiting at SEMICON West 2016 with new mass flow controllers (MFC) equipped with the high-speed EtherCAT interface, along with a broad range of other mass flow meters, controllers, vaporizers and capacitance manometers for semiconductor manufacturing.

Number of 300mm IC wafer fabs expected to reach 100 in 2016 

Fri, 4 Apr 2016
High volume 450mm IC wafer fabs not expected until after 2020.

Extended supply chain presents exhibitors with new opportunities at SEMICON West

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

ESD Alliance, Semico Research sign joint marketing agreement

Tue, 4 Apr 2016
The Electronic System Design Alliance (formerly the EDA Consortium) and Semico Research today announced that they have entered into a joint marketing agreement to work together on several business initiatives.

Sandia National Laboratories licenses ZiBond and DBI technologies

Tue, 4 Apr 2016
Invensas Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc., announced today that Sandia National Laboratories signed a new license agreement for ZiBond and Direct Bond Interconnect (DBI) technologies.

Semiconductor experts chart chip industry's future direction beyond the "Moore's Law" horizon

Wed, 4 Apr 2016
Program unveiled for 2016 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits – includes short courses, focus sessions, and panel discussions on "Inflections for a Smart Society" theme.

EU regulation update: What could impact the industry next?

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

Park Systems' global expansion in AFM market includes appointment of new executives

Wed, 4 Apr 2016
Park Systems announced today the appointments of Charlie Park as Senior Vice President of Global Sales, and Jong-Pil Park as Vice President of Production.

Slowing notebook PC replacement cycle leading to higher resolution displays

Thu, 4 Apr 2016
The global notebook PC display market fell 23 percent year over year in the first quarter (Q1) of 2016.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts March 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.15

Fri, 4 Apr 2016
Order activity remains steady and is on par with both the previous quarter and one year ago.

With AMOLED shipments rising, Samsung Display led the small-medium display market in 2015

Fri, 4 Apr 2016
Year-over-year unit-shipment growth in the small and medium display market was flat in 2015, reaching 2.8 billion units; revenue rose 4 percent over the previous year, to reach $43.9 billion.

Indium Corporation announces Andreas Karch as Regional Technical Manager

Mon, 4 Apr 2016
Indium Corporation has hired Andreas Karch as Regional Technical Manager, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

MagnaChip begins delivery of e-Compass sensors in China

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

Cadence CFO Geoff Ribar to retire in March 2017

Mon, 4 Apr 2016
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that, Geoff Ribar, senior vice president and chief financial officer, who joined the company in 2010, has decided to retire from Cadence effective March 31, 2017.

Latest advancements in sensor technology examined at SEMI European MEMS Summit

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

ams AG announces $77M intellectual property judgment against Intersil Corporation

Tue, 4 Apr 2016
Court upholds ruling on trade secret and patent infringement suit.

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

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

Market for analog ICs/MEMS/sensors and supply chain opportunities

Fri, 4 Apr 2016
The demand for smartphones and other portable devices that need efficient power management is driving the analog IC market, as is the Internet of Things (IoT) and the MEMS/sensors devices that enable it.

Global semiconductor packaging materials market to grow at 4.79% CAGR from 2016-2020

Fri, 4 Apr 2016
Research and Markets’ recent report, "Global Semiconductor Packaging Materials Market 2016-2020", expects the global semiconductor packaging materials market to grow at a CAGR of 4.79% during the period of 2016-2020.

Demand for miniaturization and integration of ICs to drive the global semiconductor stepper system market until 2020

Mon, 5 May 2016
According to the latest research study released by Technavio, the global semiconductor stepper system market is expected to reach over USD 6 billion by 2020.

Global smartphone shipments decline for first time

Mon, 5 May 2016
Global smartphone shipments fell 3 percent annually to reach 335 million units in Q1 2016. It is the first time ever in history the global smartphone market has shrunk on an annualized basis.

SEMICON West 2016 delivers new programs; Free registration ends May 6

Tue, 5 May 2016
SEMI today announced the SEMICON West 2016 program agenda with a focus on today’s issues facing the future of semiconductor manufacturing.

FemtoMetrix announces license agreement with Boeing

Wed, 5 May 2016
FemtoMetrix, a developer of non-destructive optical inspection systems, announced today that it has entered into a patent and technology license agreement with The Boeing Company.

Invensas signs BVA technology license and development agreement with ASE

Thu, 5 May 2016
Tessera Technologies, Inc. announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Invensas Corporation signed a new technology license and development agreement with Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.

New report highlights benefits, impact of global semiconductor value chain

Fri, 5 May 2016
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released a new report highlighting the evolution, complexity, and pivotal importance of the global semiconductor value chain.

Cypress subsidiary Deca Technologies to receive $60M investment from ASE

Fri, 5 May 2016
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. and Deca Technologies, a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., announced the signing of an agreement whereby ASE will invest $60 million in Deca and will license Deca's M-Series Fan-out Wafer-Level Packaging (FOWLP) technologies and processes.

GSA announces appointment of Dr. Leo Li as chairman of the GSA Board of Directors

Mon, 5 May 2016
The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Leo Li as the chairman of the GSA Board of Directors for 2016 and 2017.

SEMI reports 2015 semiconductor photomask sales of $3.3B

Mon, 5 May 2016
SEMI reports that the worldwide semiconductor photomask market was $3.3 billion in 2015 and is forecasted to reach $3.4 billion in 2017.

Rudolph Technologies announces new VP

Tue, 5 May 2016
Rudolph Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Debbora Ahlgren as vice president of global customer operations, leading the company’s sales and service organization.

SEMICON West expands to take on the Extended Supply Chain Forum

Tue, 5 May 2016
To meet the changing needs of today’s increasingly interconnected supply chain, SEMICON West has added eight vertically integrated forums to its 2016 lineup.

Kip Hagopian retires as chairman of Maxim Integrated's Board of Directors after 25 years

Wed, 5 May 2016
William (Bill) P. Sullivan, currently a member of Maxim's Board, will assume the Board Chair position, effective immediately.

STATS ChipPAC's fan-out wafer level packaging shipments exceed 1 billion units

Wed, 5 May 2016
Reflects strong demand for eWLB in mobile market with accelerating adoption in Internet of Things, wearables, MEMS and automotive applications.

SEMICON Southeast Asia 2016: Connecting in Penang

Thu, 5 May 2016
Nearly 5,000 visitors and exhibitor personnel assembled in Penang last month for SEMICON Southeast Asia 2016, the largest trade show for the electronics manufacturing supply chain in the region.

After three months of declines, monthly LCD TV unit shipments resumed growth in March

Thu, 5 May 2016
Chinese brands have had a significant impact on the global TV market recently, due to their aggressive pursuit of export growth. In large part because of these efforts, monthly liquid crystal display (LCD) TV unit shipments returned to positive year-over-year growth in March 2016 after three months of declines.

John Caldwell appointed as chairman of AMD Board of Directors

Fri, 5 May 2016
AMD today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Board member John Caldwell as Chairman.

STMicroelectronics reveals advanced silicon-carbide power devices

Mon, 5 May 2016
STMicroelectronics announced advanced high-efficiency power semiconductors for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (EVs) with a timetable for qualification to the automotive quality standard AEC-Q101.

Dan Squiller appointed as executive chairman of TriLumina’s Board of Directors

Mon, 5 May 2016
Dan joins TriLumina with a wealth of experience having served in various senior executive and C-level positions at Scientific Atlanta, St. Bernard Software, Invensys plc, PowerGenix, GT Advanced Technologies, and Verengo Solar

First quarter 2016 silicon wafer shipments increase quarter-over-quarter

Tue, 5 May 2016
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the first quarter 2016 when compared to fourth quarter 2015 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.

POET Technologies to acquire BB Photonics

Tue, 5 May 2016
POET Technologies Inc., a developer of opto-electronics fabrication processes for the semiconductor industry, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all the shares of BB Photonics Inc.

IQE joins imec's GaN-on-Si Industrial Affiliation Program

Tue, 5 May 2016
Nanoelectronics research center imec today announced a strategic partnership on GaN-on-Si (Gallium Nitride-on-Silicon) technology with IQE, a designer and manufacturer of advanced semiconductor wafer products and services.

The CEA announces expanded collaboration with Intel

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

Exagan signs partnership agreement to establish GaN's reliability for use in power electronics

Wed, 5 May 2016
Exagan announced a strategic partnership to develop and commercialize GaN-on-silicon products with HIREX Engineering.

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

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

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

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

Soitec announces with withdrawal of Silicon Genesis' patent lawsuit

Mon, 5 May 2016
Silicon Genesis Corporation (SiGen) filed a motion to terminate the investigation by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in its entirety on the basis of the withdrawal of its complaint directed to silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers sold and imported into the United States by Soitec.

Synopsys' Custom Compiler enabled for Samsung Foundry's 14nm finFET process

Fri, 5 May 2016
Synopsys, Inc. today announced that the company's Custom Compiler tool has been enabled by Samsung for 14 nanometer (nm) LPP and LPC FinFET production.

Mike Noonen joins Silego Technology

Mon, 5 May 2016
Silego Technology, the Configurable Mixed-signal Integrated Circuit (CMIC) pioneer, today announced the appointment of Mike Noonen to lead sales and business development.

First Strategic Materials Conference in Korea: A success

Mon, 5 May 2016
SEMI announced today that the first SEMI Strategic Materials Conference (SMC) was held in Korea COEX in Seoul on May 18.

Synopsys launches pre-wafer simulation solution to reduce semiconductor process development time

Tue, 5 May 2016
Synopsys, Inc. today announced a pre-wafer simulation solution to help semiconductor manufacturers reduce process node development time.

Tessera files legal proceedings against Broadcom for patent infringement

Tue, 5 May 2016
Tessera Technologies, Inc. announced today that it and certain of its subsidiaries filed legal proceedings for patent infringement in both domestic and international jurisdictions against Broadcom.

Smart city devices to top 1 billion units in 2025

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

NXP introduces new high performance GaN RF power transistors

Wed, 5 May 2016
NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced an expansion to its portfolio of 48V Gallium Nitride (GaN) RF power transistors optimized for Doherty power amplifiers for use in current and next-generation cellular base stations.

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

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

MEMS technology is contributing to the inkjet printing industry revolution

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

Busch wins annual NXP Semiconductors Best Supplier Award

Wed, 5 May 2016
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced Busch Semiconductor Vacuum Group LLC as the Best Supplier for Front-end equipment (semiconductor equipment) at NXP’s first Supplier Day Awards ceremony in Austin, Texas.

SEMICON West 2016 expands technical programming by nearly 50%

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

GLOBALFOUNDRIES to expand presence in China with 300mm fab in Chongqing

Tue, 5 May 2016
Company plans new manufacturing facility and additional design capabilities to serve customers in China.

Electronic Fluorocarbons begins construction of manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania

Wed, 6 Jun 2016
Electronic Fluorocarbons, LLC (EFC) announces that construction is well underway on their manufacturing and purification facility on a 15 acre greenfield site in Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Exar Corporation announces Ryan A. Benton's appointment as new CEO

Wed, 6 Jun 2016
Mr. Benton will replace Richard L. Leza, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer.

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

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

Industrial Semiconductor Revenues Rose in 2015, IHS

Fri, 6 Jun 2016
Industrial semiconductor revenues rose slightly in 2015 despite weakness in the overall semiconductor industry and economic headwinds in China.

Exar to Sell its iML Subsidiary for $136 Million

Fri, 6 Jun 2016
Exar Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Integrated Memory Logic Limited (iML) subsidiary for $136 million.

Competition and Evolving Workloads to Change Server-Class Microprocessor Supply Ecosystem in 2017

Fri, 6 Jun 2016
Worldwide server-class microprocessor revenue will increase 1.3% to $13.9 billion while server microprocessor market unit shipments will increase 3.5% to 22.9 million units in 2016.

Soitec receives Best Quality Award from NXP Semiconductors

Mon, 6 Jun 2016
Soitec's Power SOI substrates use to manufacture smart power IC's for automotive applications represent a significant and strategic market for Soitec's business, which is growing at a steady rate.

SEMI reports first quarter 2016 worldwide semiconductor equipment figures; billings $8.3B

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
SEMI today reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$8.3 billion in the first quarter of 2016.

High Tech U in Taiwan for first time

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

Boston Semi Equipment secures additional investment to expand test automation product lines

Wed, 6 Jun 2016
Boston Semi Equipment, LLC (BSE), the semiconductor equipment company redefining the price-performance model for semiconductor test automation equipment, announced today that its senior investment partner has committed to a new round of capital funding.

Cadence and SMIC collaborate on delivery of low-power 28nm digital design reference flow

Thu, 6 Jun 2016
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced a collaboration with Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) on the delivery of a 28nm design reference flow that incorporates a full suite of Cadence digital products for low-power design.

RF power semiconductor market worth $31.26B by 2022

Thu, 6 Jun 2016
The market is expected to grow from USD 10.57 Billion in 2015 to USD 31.26 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 15.4% between 2016 and 2022.

The sapphire industry: What’s next?

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

Global semiconductor sales decrease in April; Annual sales projected to dip slightly in 2016

Fri, 6 Jun 2016
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) this week announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $25.8 billion for the month of April 2016.

Advanced Packaging Forum provides answers at SEMICON West 2016

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
Today, SEMI announced that the latest packaging solutions will be the topic of an in-depth session at the SEMICON West 2016 Advanced Packaging Forum - and on display on the exhibition floor.

Changing markets drive smarter manufacturing by IC sector

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

Gartner says worldwide smartphone sales to slow in 2016

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
Gartner, Inc. said global smartphone sales will continue to slow and will no longer grow in double digits.

Semiconductor Industry Association applauds passage of chemicals legislation

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) commended congressional approval of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.

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

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

Samsung Electro-Mechanics to launch IC packaging business

Wed, 6 Jun 2016
Samsung Electro-Mechanics, an electronic parts affiliate of Samsung Group, is preparing to dive into the integrated circuit packaging industry, according to news reports on Monday.

WPG Americas Inc. announces distribution agreement with Seoul Semiconductor

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

ams acquires CCMOSS

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

FEI launches three new tools for next-generation semiconductor manufacturing

Thu, 6 Jun 2016
FEI announced today the release of three new tools for process control and defect/failure analysis in advanced semiconductor manufacturing.

Dialog Semiconductor announces director appointment

Fri, 6 Jun 2016
Dialog Semiconductor plc, a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting (SSL) and Bluetooth low energy technology, today announced the appointment of Nick Jeffery to the company's Board of Directors.

Samco boosts shipment capacity with second production center

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
Samco, a Japan-based semiconductor processing equipment manufacturer, held a completion ceremony for its second production center on June 17.

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

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

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

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

Amkor Technology receives Qualcomm Technologies’ 2015 Supplier of the Year award

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
Amkor Technology Inc., a provider of semiconductor packaging and test services, today announced it has received the Supplier of the Year award from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Power transistors to see less volatility in second half of this decade

Wed, 6 Jun 2016
Greater demand for energy efficiency in systems, cars, portable electronics, and new connections to the Internet of Things will steadily drive power transistor sales to new record-high levels in the next three years.

WPG Americas Inc. awarded Fastest Growing Revenue award from Micron

Thu, 6 Jun 2016
WPG Americas, Inc. (WPGA), a subsidiary of WPG Holdings, Asia's number one electronics distributor, was recently awarded the Fastest Growing Revenue Recognition Award by Micron Technology, Inc.

MagnaChip selects Mentor Graphics Analog FastSPICE platform

Thu, 6 Jun 2016
The AFS Platform provides the world's fastest circuit verification for nanometer analog, RF, mixed-signal, memory, and custom digital circuits.

Qualcomm files complaint against Meizu in China

Fri, 6 Jun 2016
Qualcomm Incorporated announced that it has filed a complaint against Meizu in the Beijing Intellectual Property Court.

Brite Semiconductor and Semitech Semiconductor collaborate on industrial M2M SoC

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

Synopsys and Lattice Semiconductor extend multi-year OEM agreement for FPGA design software

Mon, 6 Jun 2016
Synopsys, Inc. today announced a multi-year extension of its OEM agreement with Lattice Semiconductor Corporation for Synopsys' Synplify Pro FPGA synthesis tools.

Presto Engineering signs agreement with NAGRA for secure product production

Mon, 6 Jun 2016
Presto will provide supply chain management and production services for several of NAGRA’s key products in the Pay TV market.

SiC power business is a reality

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

Amkor opens MEMS packaging line in China

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

Breakthrough opportunities at SEMICON West for an industry in transition

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
With disruptive changes occurring in the electronics supply chain, 26,000 professionals will converge on SEMICON West 2016 (July 12-14) at Moscone Center in San Francisco to hear insider perspectives on what the future holds for the industry.

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

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

ALLVIA launches new product lines for Through Glass Vias and Through Quartz Vias

Wed, 6 Jun 2016
ALLVIA, Inc. has expanded its capacity into glass and quartz via manufacturing to accommodate customer requests in via-fill technology from silicon interposers to glass and quartz interposers.

A*STAR'S IME launches Chip-On-Wafer Consortium II and Cost Effective Interposer Consortium

Thu, 6 Jun 2016
A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME) has partnered semiconductor companies to develop cost-effective solutions in 2.5D and 3D wafer-level integrated circuit (IC) packaging.

Gartner reports India PC shipments declined 7.4% in first quarter of 2016

Thu, 6 Jun 2016
PC shipments in India totalled nearly 2 million units in the first quarter of 2016, a 7.4 percent decrease over the first quarter of 2015, according to Gartner, Inc.

Electronic gases market undergoing major shifts

Thu, 6 Jun 2016
Techcet forecasts $3.9B gas business for 2016.

AMICRA to provide precision die attach system to Fabrinet in Silicon Valley

Fri, 7 Jul 2016
AMICRA Microtechnologies, a German-based vendor of advanced back-end assembly processing equipment for advanced packaging applications, has received an order for the AFC Plus System from Fabrinet West.

Kulicke & Soffa joins Chip-on-Wafer Consortium II

Fri, 7 Jul 2016
Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC), a designer and manufacturer of semiconductor and LED assembly equipment, has joined A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME)’s Chip-on-Wafer Consortium II, together with other major industry players.

Plasma-Therm acquires Nano Etch Systems Inc.

Tue, 7 Jul 2016
Plasma-Therm, a supplier of wafer process technology solutions to specialty semiconductor and nanotechnology markets, has acquired Nano Etch Systems Inc. of California, a developer of ion beam etch (IBE) and ion beam deposition (IBD) systems.

Global semiconductor sales up slightly in May

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

Nova and Leti collaborate to enhance process control schemes for advanced lithography

Thu, 7 Jul 2016
Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, and Nova Measuring Instruments announced today a joint program to develop innovative metrology methods to enable leading-edge process control solutions for multi e-beam and directed self-assembly (DSA) advanced lithography techniques.

Dr. Cheryl L. Shavers elected to Mentor Graphics Board of Directors

Thu, 7 Jul 2016
Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced that on June 15, 2016, the company's shareholders elected Dr. Cheryl L. Shavers to the company's board of directors.

Lattice Semiconductor announces appointment of Brian Beattie to Board of Directors

Thu, 7 Jul 2016
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Brian Beattie to the Company’s Board of Directors and Audit Committee.

TECHCET 2016 forecast: $1.39B in photoresists, $680M in extensions

Fri, 7 Jul 2016
Photoresist manufacturers had reason to smile as fiscal 2015 closed, with sales growing nicely to $1.37B, a 6.2% increase over 2014.

AppliedMicro adopting TSMC 7nm finFET process technology

Mon, 7 Jul 2016
AppliedMicro's innovative silicon products enabled by TSMC's advanced technology.

Imec and Synopsys collaborate on interconnect resistivity model

Mon, 7 Jul 2016
Synopsys' Process Explorer and Raphael accurately simulate parasitic resistance of alternative metals and liner-barrier materials at the 7nm node and beyond.

Chip equipment spending: SEMI forecasts flat 2016, rebound in 2017

Tue, 7 Jul 2016
SEMI projects that the worldwide semiconductor equipment market will be flat this year and will rebound in 2017 according to the mid-year edition of the SEMI Capital Equipment Forecast, released today at the SEMICON West exposition.

SEMI announces results of board elections and leadership appointments

Tue, 7 Jul 2016
SEMI today announced that Jon D. Kemp, president of DuPont Electronics & Communications, and Tadahiro Suhara, president of SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd., were elected as new directors to the SEMI International Board of Directors in accordance with the association's by-laws.

Shareholders of ChipMOS and ChipMOS Taiwan approve merger

Fri, 8 Aug 2016
ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. a provider of outsourced semiconductor assembly and test services, today announced that its shareholders have approved the merger of ChipMOS with and into ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.

Cisco's Kern on digitizing business processes

Wed, 7 Jul 2016
Cisco VP urges conference goers to invest in digitized supply chains to stay relevant.

New materials need new handling approaches

Wed, 7 Jul 2016
Wenge Yang of Entegris spoke with the Show Daily about major trends in High Volume Manufacturing (HVM), and about the topics that will be discussed in the Entegris Yield Breakfast Forum “Yield Enhancement Challenges in Today’s Memory IC Production” happening Thursday morning, July 14.

NSTAR Global Services announces facilities management services

Thu, 7 Jul 2016
NSTAR Global Services is now offering facilities management services for operations and maintenance (O&M) of installed OEM facility equipment or previously constructed systems that support fab operations in high-tech industries.

Busch launches re-manufacturing capabilities

Thu, 7 Jul 2016
Busch LLC has launched a new program where, at key sites around the world, they have the ability to re-manufacture any major brand of vacuum pump, including high vacuum turbos and cryos.

Infineon to acquire Wolfspeed, power and RF division of Cree, Inc.

Thu, 7 Jul 2016
Infineon Technologies AG and Cree, Inc. announced today that Infineon has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Wolfspeed Power and RF division of Cree.

Toshiba and Western Digital celebrate opening of new Fab 2 semiconductor fabrication facility in Japan

Fri, 7 Jul 2016
Toshiba Corporation and Western Digital Corporation today celebrated the opening of the New Fab 2 semiconductor fabrication facility located in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, Japan.

Dr. Tsu-Jae King Liu elected to Intel Board of Directors

Fri, 7 Jul 2016
Intel Corporation today announced that Dr. Tsu-Jae King Liu has been elected to serve on Intel’s board of directors.

Silicon Valley-based foundry Noel Technologies marks 20th Anniversary

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

Unisem ships 1 billion packaged MEMS devices

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

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

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

Amkor Technology receives "Device of the Year" for SWIFT semiconductor package

Wed, 7 Jul 2016
Amkor Technology, Inc. recently received the 3D InCites "Device of the Year" award during SEMICON West for its' SWIFT semiconductor package.

Solid State Technology Contributing Editor receives "Lifetime Achievement Award" for "Excellence in 3D Packaging Technologies"

Thu, 7 Jul 2016
Contributing editor and blogger Phil Garrou received the 3D InCites "Device of the Year" award during the 2016 SEMICON West conference for "Excellence in 3D Packaging Technologies."

Automotive MEMS sensor unit-shipments rose in 2015, even as revenue stalled

Thu, 7 Jul 2016
Although shipments of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors used in automotive applications grew 8.4 percent in 2015, revenues were flat compared to the previous year, reaching $2.7 billion.

2016 IEEE IEDM to showcase the latest tech developments in micro/nanoelectronics

Thu, 7 Jul 2016
Paper-submission deadline is August 10 this year; Supplier exhibition to be held in conjunction with technical program.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts June 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.00

Fri, 7 Jul 2016
Billings activity for equipment companies based in North America are at their highest level since February 2011.

Registration open with new exhibition features at SEMICON Europa

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

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to decline 0.7% in 2016, Gartner reports

Fri, 7 Jul 2016
Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decline 0.7 percent in 2016, to $64.3 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. This is up from the estimated 2 percent decline in Gartner's previous quarterly forecast.

Applied Materials appoints Judy Bruner to Board of Directors

Mon, 7 Jul 2016
Applied Materials, Inc. today announced the appointment of Judy Bruner to serve on its Board of Directors. Ms. Bruner has also been appointed to serve as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board.

Evolving flip-chip technology boosting markets

Mon, 7 Jul 2016
New levels of performance of electronics technology have been enabled by flip-chip technology, fueling the growth of global markets for semiconductors, electronic devices, and a host of industrial and consumer products.

Second quarter 2016 silicon wafer shipments increase quarter-over-quarter; sets a new record

Wed, 7 Jul 2016
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the second quarter 2016 when compared to first quarter 2016 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.

Peregrine Semiconductor announces new VP General Manager

Tue, 7 Jul 2016
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. today announced the promotion of Takaki Murata to vice president and general manager of the high performance analog (HPA) business unit.

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

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

SJSemi and Qualcomm announce mass production of 14nm wafer bumping technology

Thu, 7 Jul 2016
SJ Semiconductor Corp. and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. jointly announced that SJSemi has begun mass production of 14nm wafer bumping for Qualcomm Technologies.

Busch to open a new service center in Austin, Texas

Thu, 7 Jul 2016
Busch, LLC this week announced plans to build a new 44,000 sq. ft. building in Austin, Texas.

STMicroelectronics acquires ams' NFC and RFID reader assets

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

Analog Devices and Linear Technology to merge

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

STMicroelectronics earns MEMS Manufacturer of the Year Award

Mon, 8 Aug 2016
STMicroelectronics has been named the MEMS Manufacturer of the Year at the MEMS World Summit, the MEMS Manufacturing Conference gathering the top executives in the Worldwide MEMS Manufacturing Industry.

OnChip announces semiconductor wafer fabrication services

Mon, 8 Aug 2016
OnChip’s wafer foundry offers Thin Film, CMOS, and BiPolar processes and has produced more than 250 different high-volume products under the OnChip brand as well as for other companies globally.

Ultratech receives 'Outstanding Supplier Award' from SJ Semiconductor

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

GLOBALFOUNDRIES appoints Wallace Pai as General Manager to oversee China business development

Tue, 8 Aug 2016
GLOBALFOUNDRIES announced that Wallace Pai has been appointed as vice president and general manager of China.

Mouser Electronics appoints new VP to run Japan operation

Wed, 8 Aug 2016
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, today announced the appointment of Sam Katsuta as Vice President of Mouser Electronics-Japan.

Oversupply in global display market corrected, IHS Markit reports

Wed, 8 Aug 2016
Because of seasonally very weak demand and the ramping of new capacity in China, flat-panel display (FPD) supply exceeded demand by 20 percent in the first quarter of 2016, the largest glut since early 2012.

Samco opens new office in Malaysia

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

Intel appoints new CIO

Thu, 8 Aug 2016
Intel appointed Paula Tolliver as corporate vice president and chief information officer (CIO), replacing Kim Stevenson who will take on a new role at the company.

ON Semiconductor joins Automotive Equipment Supplier Association

Fri, 8 Aug 2016
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) this week announced that it is joining the Original Equipment Suppliers Association.

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

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

Toshiba debuts new technology, highlights latest memory and storage products at Flash Memory Summit

Tue, 8 Aug 2016
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) will be on hand at the Flash Memory Summit (FMS) this week to showcase its latest memory and storage solutions.

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

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

Cypress names Hassane El-Khoury as next CEO

Thu, 8 Aug 2016
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation today announced that Hassane El-Khoury has been named its president, chief executive officer, and a member of its board of directors.

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

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

imec orders etch and deposition systems from Plasma-Therm

Fri, 8 Aug 2016
A major research institution has placed orders for two Advanced Vacuum plasma processing systems that will provide etch and deposition capabilities to be used in nanoelectronics research and development.

Advanced materials manufacturer Pixelligent closes $10.4M in funding

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

Time to uncover the process mystery for IC designs

Mon, 8 Aug 2016
Semiconductor processes have long been a mystery for many circuit designers. They didn’t need to worry about how chips were fabricated most of the time, thanks to the many EDA innovations that make their jobs easier and complex designs possible.

Tokyo Electron Limited joins Semiconductor Research Corporation

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

Reno Sub-Systems secures first EVC matching network design win and large production order

Tue, 8 Aug 2016
Reno Sub-Systems today announced that it has secured its first platform design win for its Electronically Variable Capacitor (EVC) matching network.

Advanced packaging: Hot topic at SEMICON Taiwan 2016

Wed, 8 Aug 2016
SEMI announced today that over 43,000 visitors are expected to attend SEMICON Taiwan September 7-9 at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei.

Global silicon photonics market to grow at a CAGR of over 48% through 2020

Thu, 8 Aug 2016
Technavio analysts forecast the global silicon photonics market to grow at an impressive CAGR of over 48% during the forecast period, according to their latest report.

Applied Materials announces record results

Fri, 8 Aug 2016
Applied Materials, Inc. today reported results for its third quarter ended July 31, 2016.

Peregrine Semiconductor and Aemulus collaborate to advance high frequency testing

Tue, 8 Aug 2016
Aemulus, a developer of automated test equipment (ATE) solutions, and Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator), announce their strategic partnership in the development of a new microwave frequency tester.

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

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

Hua Hong Semiconductor taps potential of international MCU markets

Mon, 8 Aug 2016
Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited, a global pure-play 200mm foundry, today announced that its shipment of microcontroller (MCU) chips in the first half of 2016 grew to 1.2 billion, a year-on-year increase of 50%, breaking the historical record.

Lori Knowlton joins Silicon Labs as Chief People Officer

Mon, 8 Aug 2016
Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), a provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world, today named Lori Knowlton as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer (CPO).

Will fan-out packaging be sustainable long-term?

Tue, 8 Aug 2016
2016 is a turning point for the Fan-Out market since both leaders, Apple and TSMC, changed the game and may create a trend of acceptance of Fan-Out packages

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

Wed, 8 Aug 2016
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.79 billion in orders worldwide in July 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.05.

Full program for SEMI European MEMS Summit announced

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