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Yamaichi Electronics 0.35mm pitch test contactor for semiconductor evaluation

10/02/2015  Yamaichi Electronics presents Test Contactors for lab and reliability applications and ultra fine pitch semiconductor devices.

Flip chip technology supported by wider adoption of Cu pillar tech

10/01/2015  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.

Novati Technologies launches advanced integrated sensor platform

09/30/2015  Novati Technologies Inc. announced the availability of an advanced Integrated Sensor Platform, placing a wide variety of sensors onto multi-layer stacks of wafers in order to consume less power and perform significantly faster while reducing overall footprint.

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

09/29/2015  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.

A different type of 2D semiconductor

09/29/2015  Berkeley Lab Researchers produce the first ultrathin sheets of perovskite hybrids.

X-FAB sets benchmark for low-noise CMOS

09/25/2015  Enhanced XH035 and XH018 CMOS transistors deliver industry-leading performance for highly noise-sensitive applications.

New software update for parametric test system reduces test times by 25 percent

09/24/2015  Tektronix, Inc. announced the release of a major system software update for the Keithley S530 Parametric Test System that can reduce measurement speed by as much as 25 percent.

SUNY Poly announces joint development agreement with INFICON

09/21/2015  The collaboration is expected to advance semiconductor manufacturing processes and lead to the creation of 50 jobs at SUNY Poly statewide facilities.

Dialog Semiconductor to acquire Atmel for $4.6 billion

09/21/2015  Dialog Semiconductor and Atmel Corporation announced today that Dialog has agreed to acquire Atmel in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration of approximately $4.6 billion.

Process Watch: Risky business

09/18/2015  This is the ninth in a series of 10 installments that explore certain fundamental truths about process control--defect inspection and metrology--for the semiconductor industry.

S3S - the conference for IoT technologies

09/18/2015  The upcoming IEEE S3S Conference 2015 in Sonoma, CA, on October 5-8, will focus on key technologies for the IoT era.

Soitec and Simgui announce first 200-MM SOI wafers produced in China

09/15/2015  Soitec and Simgui jointly announced today that the first 200-mm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers have been produced at Simgui's manufacturing facility in Shanghai.

Semiconductor Research Corporation expands benchmarking research program

09/09/2015  Marking an industry first for emerging electronics devices, Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) today announced a significant expansion of its benchmarking research.

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

09/08/2015  The SEMI award recognizes Jason’s significant achievements in the development and commercialization of copper wire in the IC assembly process.

MACOM announces milestone in the commercialization of GaN on Silicon technology

09/08/2015  M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc., a supplier of high-performance analog, RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, announced that it has shipped more than one million GaN-on-Silicon (GaN on Si) RF power devices to date to customers for use in communications, military and other RF applications.

Researchers in Basel develop ideal single-photon source

09/08/2015  With the help of a semiconductor quantum dot, physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new type of light source that emits single photons. For the first time, the researchers have managed to create a stream of identical photons.

Automotive industry now the third largest end market for power semiconductors

09/03/2015  In 2014, the automotive sector significantly outperformed the overall market average for semiconductors.

Intel's Bill Holt awarded Robert N. Noyce Award

09/03/2015  Holt will accept the award at SIA's Annual Award Dinner on Thursday, Dec. 3.

Made from solar concentrate

09/02/2015  Solar cell from Berkeley Lab/University of Illinois absorbs high-energy light at 30-fold higher concentration than conventional cells.

CyberOptics demonstrates new WaferSense and ReticleSense Auto Multi Sensors

09/02/2015  CyberOptics Corporation, a global developer and manufacturer of high precision 3D sensing technology solutions, will demonstrate the first wireless sensor to combine leveling, vibration and Relative humidity (RH) measurement in an all-in-one device at SEMICON Taiwan in Taipei, September 2-4, 2015.




Success in the Electronic and High Tech Industry

View this paper to learn how Epicor ERP specifically aligns to the business needs of the electronics and high-tech industry, and hear how one electronics organization achieved improved operational controls, better inventory accuracy, and world class tools to meet supply chain requirements with Epicor ERP.July 01, 2015
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Three Key Factors to Create Leak-Free Fitting Assemblies for Fluid Processing Applications

Operational efficiency is a critical factor in the fluid processing industry. The synergy of fitting components and assembly technology to achieve this objective is the focus of Fit-LINE, Inc. Applying extensive polymer technology and injection molding expertise, the company has analyzed the design, tooling and manufacturing processes required to create high-performance solutions for demanding high-purity fluid processing applications. Through extensive R&D, testing and evaluation, Fit-LINE has isolated three variables that need to be addressed to ensure leak-free fitting assemblies.June 01, 2015
Sponsored by Fit-LINE, Inc.

Silicones Meet the Needs of the Electronics Industry

Remarkable silicones. The combination of their unique ability to maintain physical properties across a wide range of temperature, humidity, and frequency--combined with their flexibility--set them apart. Silicone based adhesives, sealants, potting and encapsulation compounds are used in hundreds of consumer, business, medical, and military electronic systems. In this white paper, learn what makes silicones different from other organic polymers, why their properties remain stable across different temperatures, and how they have played a major role in the rapid innovation of the electronics industry.May 12, 2015
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

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September 2015 (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. Experts will describe new approaches for next generation metrology and inspection, including measurements of CDs, stress, film thickness and non-visual defects.

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September 2015 (Date and time TBD)

EUV lithography has been under intense development for years and appears to be close to production. Yet its delay has the industry searching for alternatives, including double, triple and even quadruple patterning, directed self-assembly, multi-e-beam and nanoimprint. In this webcast, experts will detail various options, future scenarios and challenges that must still be overcome.

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Trends in Flexible and Printed Electronics

October 2015 (Date and time TBD)

Printed electronics are at a pivotal moment. There are not only tremendous opportunities for innovation and growth in new verticals and industries, but a new way of thinking about how electronics are made, combining techniques and materials used by printed electronics with those of 3D printing. Presenters will review printed electronics and discuss future directions, from smart labels and wearables, to trends and technologies that enable the printing of IoT devices with embedded sensors, transistors, displays, batteries and memory.

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SEMICON Europa 2015
Dresden, Germany
October 06, 2015 - October 08, 2015
International Electron Device Meeting 2015
Washington D.C. United States
December 07, 2015 - December 09, 2015
2015 IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things
Milan, Italy
December 14, 2015 - December 16, 2015
SEMICON Japan 2015
Tokyo, Japan
December 16, 2015 - December 18, 2015