Wafer Processing


Chemical mechanical planarization market worth $4.94 Billion by 2020

10/12/2015  According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.83% between 2015 and 2020, and reach $4.94 Billion by 2020.

Vanadium dioxide leads to a better transistor

10/12/2015  Penn State materials scientists have discovered a way to give the transistor a boost by incorporating vanadium oxide.

Infineon CEO Says Robot Cars Will Drive Semiconductor Demand

10/12/2015  Infineon’s CEO, Reinhard Ploss, says that the autonomously driven cars of the future will create a large demand for a variety of new semiconductors and sensors.

DCG Systems introduces Meridian M for static optical failure analysis

10/06/2015  DCG Systems announced the release of the Meridian M (TM) system for isolation of routine and challenging electrical faults at the wafer level.

Entegris introduces SmartStack 300 mm contactless horizontal wafer shipper

10/06/2015  Entegris, Inc. has expanded its wafer shipper family of products with the SmartStack (R) 300 mm Contactless Horizontal Wafer Shipper.

Mentor Graphics Tackles SoC Design Challenges

10/06/2015  System-on-a-chip designs are complex endeavors, and they are growing more complicated by the day. Mentor Graphics is cognizant of the many challenges in SoC design and is working to ease the troubles of chip designers.

Applied Materials Prospers in CMP, Deposition, Etch

10/06/2015  The company, founded in 1967, has a Silicon Systems Group which last year accounted for 66 percent of Applied's revenue. The SSG includes a number of other wafer fab equipment categories, such as epitaxy, ion implantation, metrology and wafer inspection, rapid thermal processing, and wet cleaning.

Altatech adds new high-speed inspection system dedicated to ultra-thin substrates for 3D applications

10/05/2015  Altatech announced the expansion of its Eclipse series with a new, high-speed inspection system dedicated to ultra-thin, transparent and bonded substrates inspection for 3D applications in power, MEMS, and mobile technologies.

SDK to Offer SiC Epitaxial Wafers with very low defect density

10/05/2015  Showa Denko has developed a new grade of silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafers for power devices with very low defect density.

Monolithic 3D - Game-Changing 2.0 at IEEE S3S

10/05/2015  The path to alternative scaling is now open.

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.

SPIE Photomask Panel: Money Is An Issue

10/02/2015  "Money (That’s What I Want)" could have been the theme song for playing off the EUV Mask Readiness panel discussion on Thursday morning (October 1) at the SPIE Photomask Technology conference in Monterey, California.

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.

Intel Mask Engineer Reports "Steady Progress" in EUV Masks

09/30/2015  Intel has been working on photomasks for extreme-ultraviolet lithography for more than a decade, and has recently logged significant progress.

Mask Conference Highlights Progress in Lithography

09/30/2015  Harry J. Levinson, senior director of technology research at GlobalFoundries, took “Lithography and Mask Challenges at the Leading Edge” as the theme for his keynote presentation Tuesday morning, opening the SPIE Photomask Technology 2015 conference in Monterey, California.

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.

CMP Technology Evolving to Engineer Surfaces

09/28/2015  New devices, materials, and substrates challenge atomic-scale integration.

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.




Parylene & Sensors

Learn about how parylene, as an enabling technology, can significantly increase the performance of sensors as they become increasingly integrated into our daily lives. You will learn: 1) Parylene specifications and properties 2) How parylene can improve the performance of sensors 3) Different uses for parylene on different sensor applicationsNovember 17, 2015
Sponsored by Diamond-MT

Potting Compounds Protect Electronic Circuits

Potting and encapsulation compounds are designed to completely enclose a component, module or PCB. This effectively shields the unit from its surroundings while providing structural support and imparting the highest protection from external conditions. There are a variety of potting formulations on the market today that suit the needs of diverse applications. However, a balance must be developed when deciding on the best material. October 15, 2015
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

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
Sponsored by Epicor

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3D NAND Challenges and Opportunities

December 16, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. ET

Flash memory has revolutionized the world of solid-state data storage, mainly because of the advent of NAND technology. However, from the technical point of view, this requires a major change in how these memories are being fabricated. This presentation will discuss this (r)evolution as well as its major scaling limitations.

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IoT Device Trends and Challenges

January 2016 (Date and time TBD)

The age of the Internet of Things is upon us, with the expectation that tens of billions of devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. This explosion of devices will make our lives simpler, yet create an array of new challenges and opportunities in the semiconductor industry. At the sensor level, very small, inexpensive, low power devices will be gathering data and communicating with one another and the “cloud.” On the other hand, this will mean huge amounts of small, often unstructured data (such as video) will rippling through the network and the infrastructure. The need to convert that data into “information” will require a massive investment in data centers and leading edge semiconductor technology.

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Trends in MEMS

February 2016 (Date and time TBD)

MEMS have quite different process and material requirements compared to mainstream microprocessor and memory types of devices. This webcast will explore the latest trends in MEMS devices – including sensor fusion, biosensors, energy harvesting – new manufacturing challenges and potential equipment and materials solutions to those challenges.

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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