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John Caldwell appointed as chairman of AMD Board of Directors

05/13/2016  AMD today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Board member John Caldwell as Chairman.

New research shows how silver could be the key to gold-standard flexible gadgets

05/11/2016  Research published in the journals Materials Today Communications and Scientific Reports has described how silver nanowires are proving to be the ideal material for flexible, touch-screen technologies while also exploring how the material can be manipulated to tune its performance for other applications.

Global smartphone shipments decline for first time

05/02/2016  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.

The human-machine interface: Automotive touch screens on the rise

04/25/2016  With consumers becoming increasingly comfortable using smartphones and tablet PCs, touch screens are now increasingly making their way into their vehicles, too.

As mobile phone market matures, display makers turn to in-cell and on-cell touch technologies for growth

04/22/2016  As the mobile phone market slows, display manufacturers are looking to new in-cell and on-cell touch-screen solutions that offer consumers thinner and brighter displays, while shortening the supply chain for smartphone manufacturers.

Effective graphene doping depends on substrate material

03/29/2016  Juelich physicists have discovered unexpected effects in doped graphene - i.e. graphene that is mixed with foreign atoms.

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

03/23/2016  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.

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

02/29/2016  Microchip Technology Inc. today announced the industry's first development kit for integrated 2D projective capacitive touch and 3D gesture recognition on displays.

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

02/26/2016  The growing popularity of wearable applications is driving up shipments of the displays used in these devices.

Oversupply to overshadow LCD market in 2016

01/26/2016  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.

Apple products spur growth in force sensing display technologies

12/23/2015  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.

Nanoscale drawbridges open path to color displays

12/04/2015  A new method for building "drawbridges" between metal nanoparticles may allow electronics makers to build full-color displays using light-scattering nanoparticles that are similar to the gold materials that medieval artisans used to create red stained-glass.

Led by Apple and Chinese brands, high tech smartphone panel shipments rising

11/24/2015  Demand for LTPS TFT LCD shipments rose 30 percent in September 2015 to reach 51.6 million units, due to strong demand from Apple and Chinese brands.

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High Mobility Transistors

June 21, 2016 at 1 PM ET / Sponsored by Air Products

Transistor performance has been greatly improved with strained silicon and high-k metal gates. Further performance improvements could be had by implementing III-V materials in the channel of nMOS transistors. Both III-V and Ge-based channels being considered for the pMOS device. High electron-mobility III-V semiconductors have been intensely researched as alternative channel materials for sub-7 nm technology nodes, but one of the main stumbling blocks is how to integrate them monolithically and cost-effectively with traditional CMOS silicon technology. This webcast will discuss the latest efforts in this area, including vertically stacked III-V nanowire.

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Interconnection Technologies

June 2016 (Date and time TBD)/Sponsored by Air Products

This webcast will examine the state-of-the-art in conductors and dielectrics, -- including contacts and Metal1 through global level -- pre-metal dielectrics, associated planarization, necessary etch, strip and cleans, embedded passives, global and intermediate TSVs for 3D, as well as reliability, system, and performance issues.

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Is the Semiconductor Industry Ready for Industry 4.0 and the IIoT?

June 2016 (Date and time TBD)/ Sponsored by Epicor and Siemens

An industrial revolution is in the making, equivalent some say to the introduction of steam power at the tail end of the 18th century. Known as smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 (after the German initiative Industrie 4.0), the industrial internet of things (IIoT), or simply the fourth industrial revolution, the movement will radically change how manufacturing is done. Greater connectivity and information sharing -- enabled by new capabilities in data analytics, remote monitoring and mobility -- will lead to increased efficiency and reduced costs. There will be a paradigm shift from “centralized” to “decentralized” production. Semiconductor manufacturing has long been thought of as the most advanced manufacturing process in the world, but it’s not clear if long-held beliefs about how proprietary data, such as process recipes, are managed. Industry experts will examine the potential for the semiconductor factory of the future, and discuss potential roadblocks.

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Specialized Materials Meet Critical Packaging Needs in MEMS Devices

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) present both unique market opportunities and significant manufacturing challenges for product designers in nearly every application segment. Used as accelerometers, pressure sensors, optical devices, microfluidic devices, and more, these microfabricated sensors and actuators often need to be exposed to the environment, but also need to be protected from environmental factors. Although standard semiconductor manufacturing methods provide a baseline capability in meeting these challenges, the unique requirements of MEMS devices drive a need for specialized epoxies and adhesives able to satisfy often-conflicting demands.May 12, 2016
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

Protecting Electronics with Parylene

This whitepaper provides a comprehensive overview of parylene conformal coating, advantages of parylene, and applications for parylene to protect electronic devices. As technology continues to advance, devices will encounter rugged environments and it is vital that they are properly protected. Parylene conformal coating is one way that manufacturers are giving their devices a higher level of protection, along with increasing the overall quality of their products. Parylene conformal coating applications for Electronics include: · I/O & PCI Modules · Power Converters and Supplies · Backplanes · Other Embedded Computing applications · Other specialty electronics and assemblies April 26, 2016
Sponsored by Diamond-MT

NMT: A Novel Technology for In-Line Ultra-Thin Film Measurements

XwinSys identified the semiconductors recent market trends and developed a novel XRF technology, named NMT: Noise-reduced Multilayer Thin-film measurement. This innovative approach can be used for in-line inspection and metrology features, to accurately and precisely analyze single and multi-layered elements in ultra-thin films. NMT novel technology can be utilized for in-line applications ranging from localized ultra-thin film stacks to the inspection of 3D localized features to the analysis of defects involving geometries, voids and material elements. February 23, 2016
Sponsored by XwinSys Technology Development Ltd.

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