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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.

20th annual SEMICON Taiwan 2015 opens today

09/02/2015  SEMICON Taiwan 2015 opened today starting a three-day event drawing over 43,000 attendees from electronics manufacturing.

Knowm First to Deliver Configurable Artificial Neural Networks using Bi-Directional Learning Memristors

09/02/2015  Breakthrough memristor technology combined with novel adaptive architecture enables machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications.

Solid State Watch: August 21-27, 2015

08/31/2015  New ams fab going to Marcy, NY: Startups and small electronics companies spent $78.3 billion on semiconductors in 2014; Pure-play foundry sales forecast to grow to all-time high in 4Q15; University of Colorado and SRC research accelerates microscopic imaging for next-generation nanoelectronics

Pure-play foundry sales forecast to surpass $12B in fourth quarter 2015

08/28/2015  Atypical 2015 sales pattern, but stronger growth forecast to resume in second half of this year.

ROHM adopts latest model of Lasertec's SiC wafer inspection and review system

08/27/2015  Lasertec Corporation announced today that ROHM Co., Ltd. selected the latest model of Lasertec’s SICA, SiC wafer inspection and review system.

New AMS fab going to Marcy, NY

08/27/2015  Austria-based ams AG, formerly known as Austriamicrosystem, announced plans to locate a new 360,000 ft2 fab in upstate New York at the Nano Utica site in Marcy, NY.

Successful boron-doping of graphene nanoribbon

08/27/2015  Physicists at the University of Basel succeed in synthesizing boron-doped graphene nanoribbons and characterizing their structural, electronic and chemical properties.

Comfortable Consumer EEG Headset Shown by Imec and Holst Centre

08/27/2015  Medical-quality data acquisition of signals tracing emotions and moods.

Another milestone in hybrid artificial photosynthesis

08/26/2015  Berkeley Lab researchers use solar energy and renewable hydrogen to produce methane.

Managing Dis-Aggregated Data for SiP Yield Ramp

08/24/2015  In general, there is an accelerating trend toward System-in-Package (SiP) chip designs including Package-On-Package (POP) and 3D/2.5D-stacks where complex mechanical forces—primarily driven by the many Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) mismatches within and between chips and packages—influence the electrical properties of ICs.

Opportunities in South America for semiconductor manufacturing

08/24/2015  SEMI today announced the second annual SEMI South America Semiconductor Strategy Summit (SA SSS) at the Sheraton Rio on November 10-12 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Small electronics companies spent $78.3B on semiconductors in 2014

08/21/2015  Startups and small electronics companies spent $78.3 billion on semiconductors in 2014, representing 23 percent of the total market, compelling semiconductor companies to revisit their sales strategy to focus on the large number of smaller organizations than relying on big deals from large customers, research firm Gartner said.

Book-to-bill ratio reports indicate a solid year for the industry

08/20/2015  A book-to-bill of 1.02 means that $102 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.




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