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Global Semiconductor Alliance announces 2016 Award recipients

12/09/2016  The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is proud to announce the award recipients honored at the 2016 GSA Awards Dinner Celebration that took place in Santa Clara, California.

University of California, Berkeley places order for PEALD deposition system from Ultratech Cambridge Nanotech

12/08/2016  Ultratech, Inc. announced that the Laboratory for Emerging and Exploratory Devices has chosen the Ultratech-CNT Fiji G2 PEALD system as its instrument of choice for its research activities.

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

12/08/2016  The global semiconductor market has rebounded in recent months, with October marking the largest year-to-year sales increase since March 2015.

Five suppliers to hold 41% of global semiconductor marketshare in 2016

12/07/2016  Two years of busy M&A activity boost marketshare among top suppliers.

Third quarter 2016 worldwide semiconductor equipment billings reach $11B, reports SEMI

12/06/2016  SEMI today reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$11.0 billion in the third quarter of 2016.

Human-focused research and IoT promise profound, positive changes, say Leti CEO

12/06/2016  Leti CEO Marie Semeria today delivered a sweeping, optimistic assessment of a rapidly evolving world where "hyperconnectivity" and the Internet of Things – guided by a "human-centered research approach and symbiotic development strategies" – herald profound changes in the way individuals relate to each other and to the physical world.

GlobalWafers completes acquisition of SunEdison

12/05/2016  GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. announced that the acquisition of SunEdison Semiconductor Limited by GlobalWafers has been successfully completed.

Simple processing technique could cut cost of organic PV and wearable electronics

12/05/2016  A simple solution-based electrical doping technique could help reduce the cost of polymer solar cells and organic electronic devices, potentially expanding the applications for these technologies.

Infineon celebrates the expansion of its Mesa semiconductor fabrication facility

12/01/2016  The multi-million-dollar expansion project added approximately 11,500 square foot and will create more than 20 new high-quality jobs.

Synopsys completes acquisitions of Cigital and Codiscope

12/01/2016  Synopsys, Inc. has completed its acquisitions of Cigital, a privately held provider of software security managed and professional services, and Codiscope, a 2015 spinoff of Cigital and provider of complementary security tools.

Murphy, Choh and Pilla join ClassOne Technology's Board of Advisors

12/01/2016  ClassOne Technology, manufacturer of advanced wet processing equipment for ≤200mm substrates, announced the formation of a Board of Advisors.

SEMI adds industry veteran to Americas leadership

11/30/2016  David Anderson joins as SEMI Americas President.

IoT and automotive to drive IC market growth through 2020

11/30/2016  New report also projects good IC sales increases in medical electronics, digital TVs, and servers.

SiFive launches industry's first open-source RISC-V SoC

11/29/2016  SiFive, the first fabless provider of customized, open-source-enabled semiconductors, today announced the availability of its Freedom Everywhere 310 (FE310) system on a chip (SoC).

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts October 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 0.91

11/28/2016  The book-to bill ratio for October dropped below parity for the first time in 11 months, even though bookings and billings activity remains at elevated levels relative to last year.

Microsemi to offer FPGA-based RISC-V IP core

11/21/2016  Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) announced it is the first field programmable gate array (FPGA) provider to offer a comprehensive software tool chain and intellectual property (IP) core for RISC-V designs.

Executives to get strategic perspectives for success at SEMI ISS 2017

11/17/2016  Electronics manufacturing executives will examine growth prospects, global industry developments and technology strategy at the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) 2017 to be held January 8-11 at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay.

Qualcomm, Samsung collaborate on 10nm process tech for the latest Snapdragon 835 mobile processor

11/17/2016  Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., have extended their decade-long strategic foundry collaboration to manufacture Qualcomm Technologies' latest Snapdragon premium processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, with Samsung's 10nm FinFET process technology.

UMC holds grand opening ceremony for new 12-inch wafer fab in China

11/16/2016  The fab, which was completed in record time, realized volume production for customer products merely 20 months after groundbreaking in March of 2015.

Siemens announces plans to acquire Mentor Graphics in $4.5B deal

11/14/2016  Siemens and Mentor Graphics today announced that they have entered into a merger agreement under which Siemens will acquire Mentor for an enterprise value of $4.5 billion.




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Smartphone Market Driving 7nm & 5nm Node 3-D Transistors and Stacked Devices

December 15, 2016 at 1 p.m. ET / Sponsored by Versum Materials

The smartphone market is expected to reach 1.5B units in 2016 consuming nearly 1/3 of the IC market as smartphones become the mini mobile computers in capabilities and the central hub/gateway for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices including wearables and home monitoring devices. This webcast will give an update to the previous April 30, 2015 Webinar on Smartphone as the Technology Driver.

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Electrically Conductive Adhesives Make the Right Connections

As electronic circuits become more complex, engineers are finding new ways to assemble and package them. Electrically conductive adhesives provide durable bonds with conductive paths to suit a variety of electronics applications. They can be engineered to combine bond strength and electrical conductivity with other service-critical properties.November 11, 2016
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

New In-Line & Non-Destructive Hybrid Technology for Semiconductor Metrology

XwinSys recently launched the ONYX - a novel in-line and non-destructive hybrid metrology system, uniquely integrating advanced XRF, 2D and 3D optical technologies, designed to meet the current and future metrological challenges of the semiconductor industry. The unique hybrid configuration of the ONYX enables a solution to challenging applications through various analytical approaches and effective SW algorithms.July 06, 2016
Sponsored by XwinSys Technology Development Ltd.

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.,

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