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As utilities get smarter, smart meter semiconductors rise

08/18/2015  The global market for semiconductors used in smart meters that provide two-way communications between meters and utilities will continue to expand in the coming years, providing significant growth opportunities semiconductor manufacturers.

Drexel engineers 'sandwich' atomic layers to make new materials for energy storage

08/17/2015  A team from Drexel's Department of Materials Science and Engineering created the material-making method, that can sandwich 2-D sheets of elements that otherwise couldn't be combined in a stable way.

Surprising discoveries about 2-D molybdenum disulfide

08/17/2015  Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have used a unique nano-optical probe to study the effects of illumination on two-dimensional semiconductors at the molecular level.

Discovery in growing graphene nanoribbons could enable faster, more efficient electronics

08/14/2015  University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have discovered a way to grow graphene nanoribbons with desirable semiconducting properties directly on a conventional germanium semiconductor wafer.

Black phosphorus surges ahead of graphene

08/14/2015  A Korean team of scientists tune BP's band gap to form a superior conductor, allowing for the application to be mass produced for electronic and optoelectronics devices

Imec pushes the boundaries of GaN technology

08/12/2015  Nano-electronics research center imec announced today that it is extending its Gallium Nitride-on-Silicon (GaN-on-Si) R&D program, and is now offering joint research on GaN-on-Si 200mm epitaxy and enhancement mode device technology.

CMR induced in pure lanthanum manganite

08/11/2015  Colossal magnetoresistance is a property with practical applications in a wide array of electronic tools including magnetic sensors and magnetic RAM. New research successfully used high-pressure conditions to induce colossal magnetoresistance for the first time in a pure sample of a compound called lanthanum manganite, LaMnO3.

Samsung Begins Mass Producing Industry First 256-Gigabit, 3D V-NAND

08/11/2015  Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing the industry’s first 256-gigabit (Gb), three-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory based on 48 layers of 3-bit multi-level-cell (MLC) arrays for use in solid state drives (SSDs).

ON Semiconductor appoints Alan Campbell to Board of Directors

08/07/2015  ON Semiconductor Corporation today announced that Alan Campbell has joined its Board of Directors.

Samsung cuts Intel's semiconductor sales lead to 16% in second quarter

08/06/2015  Samsung’s excellent growth rate in 2Q15 put the company closer to catching Intel and becoming the world’s leading semiconductor supplier.

SEMI Taiwan PV Committee elects new vice chairs

08/05/2015  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.

SunEdison Semiconductor announces manufacturing consolidation

08/05/2015  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.

Better together: Graphene-nanotube hybrid switches

08/03/2015  Yoke Khin Yap, a professor of physics at Michigan Technological University, has worked with a research team that created these digital switches by combining graphene and boron nitride nanotubes.

SPTS Technologies receives a $16M multiple system order from WIN Semiconductors Corp.

07/31/2015  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.

Sol-gel capacitor dielectric offers record-high energy storage

07/30/2015  Using a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid, researchers have developed a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electrical energy storage capacity rivaling certain batteries, with both a high energy density and high power density.

Process Watch: The most expensive defect - Part 2

07/30/2015  The December 2014 edition of Process Watch suggested that the most expensive defect is the one that goes undetected until the end of line. Indeed, undetected excursions typically result in the scrap of millions of dollars per year of defective semiconductor chips.

Advanced materials enable a smart and interconnected world - SEMI Strategic Materials Conference 2015

07/29/2015  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.

Reshaping the solar spectrum to turn light to electricity

07/28/2015  A team of chemists at the University of California, Riverside found an ingenious way to make solar energy conversion more efficient.

Semiconductor market worth $332B in 2015

07/28/2015  ReportsnReports.com added 2015 semiconductor market research reports that forecast a 2.9 percent CAGR to 2020 for semiconductor industry and a 6.7 percent rise from 2014 in the semiconductor equipment market size during 2015 across the world.

Rice University finding could lead to cheap, efficient metal-based solar cells

07/27/2015  New research from Rice University could make it easier for engineers to harness the power of light-capturing nanomaterials to boost the efficiency and reduce the costs of photovoltaic solar cells.




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
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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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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