07/24/2014 Recent developments in wafer bonding technology have demonstrated the ability to achieve improved bond alignment accuracy.
07/03/2014 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.
06/24/2014 Overheard @The ConFab: “I feel the best I’ve felt about semi since 2009.” –Mike Noonen, Silicon Catalyst
06/22/2014 Root cause deconvolution is a quick and cost effective way to determine the underlying root causes represented in a population of failing devices from test data alone.
05/28/2014 Applied Materials, Inc. today introduced the Endura Ventura PVD system that helps customers reduce the cost of fabricating smaller, lower power, high-performance integrated 3D chips.
05/28/2014 STATS ChipPAC Ltd., a provider of advanced semiconductor packaging and test services, today introduced encapsulated Wafer Level Chip Scale Package, a packaging technology that raises the industry standard of durability for Wafer Level Chip Scale Packaging (WLCSP).
05/27/2014 Ziptronix Inc. and EV Group today announced they have successfully achieved submicron post-bond alignment accuracy on customer-provided 300mm DRAM wafers.
05/19/2014 Top 20 ranking shows that semiconductor industry company consolidation continues to accelerate.
04/16/2014 Deca Technologies, an electronic interconnect solutions provider to the semiconductor industry, today announced that it has shipped its 100-millionth component.
04/08/2014 The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is celebrating 20 years of industry collaboration this year.
03/12/2014 In this week’s Nature Communications, imec presents the development of fullerene-free organic photovoltaic (OPV) multilayer stacks achieving a record conversion efficiency of 8.4 percent.
03/12/2014 STATS ChipPAC, a provider of advanced semiconductor packaging and test services, has designed and implemented an innovative new manufacturing method that is a significant paradigm shift from conventional wafer level manufacturing.
02/26/2014 GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS today announced the extension of their long-term collaboration, focusing on 40nm and 28nm processes. GLOBALFOUNDRIES will also join the European Multi Product Wafer (MPW) Program EUROPRACTICE.
02/24/2014 International Rectifier, IR, today announced that the company has commenced initial production at its new ultra-thin wafer processing facility in Singapore (IRSG).
02/21/2014 A book-to-bill of 1.04 means that $104 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.
02/21/2014 Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, and Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology Co., Ltd., the largest packaging service provider in China, jointly announced today a joint venture for 12" bumping and related testing.
02/20/2014 Epoxy Technology, Inc. and John P. Kummer Group announce the formation of a new specialty adhesive packaging company, Epoxy Technology Europe Ltd (ETEL).
02/06/2014 SEMI’s second annual European 3D TSV Summit was held in Grenoble in late January. Three hundred and twenty attendees met to discuss the status of 2.5/3DIC and other advanced packaging technologies.
02/05/2014 Analysts at ReportsNReports.com forecast the global wafer-level packaging equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 2.9 percent over the period 2013-2018.
01/24/2014 We asked leading industry experts and analysts to give us their perspectives on what we can expect in 2014.
This paper explains the basic history, processes, and applications of the ultimate conformal coating, parylene. Parylene has historically been used to protect printed circuit boards, LEDS, and medical devices from rugged environments and the human body, but now the pin-hole free coating is being used increasingly by the leaders in the MEMS market. With no known chemical that can harm the film, it is a perfect application for fuel tanks, water meters, or any product that must function in a hazardous environment.
May 22, 2014Sponsored by Diamond-MT
Modern electronics have become part of our daily lives and the sophisticated electronic circuitry at the heart of these devices and systems must be reliable. Conformal coatings act as a barrier between the electronics and the environment, protecting the areas they cover while strengthening delicate components and traces. Find out more about how conformal coatings enhance the reliability and longevity of electronic printed circuit boards.April 24, 2014Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,
Learn more about RCD as the next step in diagnosis solution enhancement. Where layout-aware diagnosis points to a segment, earn more about RCD as the next step in diagnosis solution enhancement. Where layout-aware diagnosis points to a segment, RCD can isolate a particular root cause in that segment. RCD, a statistical enhancement technology in Tessent Diagnosis and YieldInsight products, is the next step in diagnosis resolution enhancement. It works by analyzing multiple layout diagnosis reports together to identify the underlying defect distribution that is more likely to explain this set of diagnosis results. RCD does not require any additional data beyond what is required for layout-aware diagnosis. This means that RCD fits well into existing diagnosis flows. April 24, 2014Sponsored by Mentor Graphics
August 14th at 1:00 p.m. ET Wet Processing, including wafer cleaning, is one of the most common yet most critical processing step, since it can have a huge impact on the success of the subsequent process step. Not only does it involve the removal of organic and metal contaminants, but it must leave the surface in a desired state (hydrophilic or hydrophobic, for example), with minimal roughness and minimal surface loss – all on a growing list of different types of materials. In this webcast, experts will identify industry challenges and possible solutions, including a new concept of tailoring chemistries to dissolve very small particles rather than physically removing them.
July 2014 (date and time TBD) The switch to 450mm will likely be the largest, most expensive retooling the semiconductor industry has ever experienced. Will you be ready? 450mm fabs, which will give an unbeatable competitive advantage to the largest semiconductor manufacturers, are likely to cost $10 billion and come on-line in 2017, with production ramp in 2018. Unprecedented technical challenges still need to be overcome, but work is well underway. This webcast will provide an update on the current status of activities, key milestones and schedules, and the status of 450mm research on processes and devices.
August 2014 (date and time TBD) Continued scaling and more complex device structures, including FinFETs and 3D stacking, are creating new challenges in metrology and inspection. Smaller defects must be detected and analyzed on an increasingly diverse set of materials. Chip makers are looking for better wafer edge inspection techniques, higher resolution metrology tools, 450mm-capability and new compositional analysis solutions.