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Cybersecurity critical to success of MEMS and sensors suppliers
10/18/2018Cynthia Wright, a retired military officer with over 25 years of experience in national security and cyber strategy and policy, now Princ...
Advanced technology key to strong foundry revenue per wafer
10/15/2018Analysis shows more than a 16x difference between the average revenue generated by 0.5µ 200mm wafers ($370) and ≤20nm 300mm wafers ($6,050...
U.S. announces trade talks with Japan, the EU, and UK; Action will benefit semiconductor industry
10/22/2018Last week, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), on instruction from President Trump, not...
Wafer shipments forecast to set new highs through 2021
10/16/2018Total wafer shipments in 2018 year are expected to eclipse the all-time market high set in 2017 and continue to reach record levels through 2021....
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Inexpensive chip-based device may transform spectrometry

10/23/2018  Tiny device could replace expensive lab-scale equipment for many applications.

Deformation of nanotubes to control conductivity

10/23/2018  Scientists from the NUST MISIS Laboratory of Inorganic Nanomaterials together with their international colleagues have proved it possible to change the structural and conductive properties of nanotubes by stretching them. This can potentially expand nanotubes' application into electronics and high-precision sensors such as microprocessors and high-precision detectors.

Leti and Taiwanese National Applied Research Laboratories team up to strengthen microelectronics innovation in France and Taiwan

10/23/2018  Two leading French and Taiwanese research institutes today announced their new collaboration to facilitate a scientific and technological exchange between France and Taiwan.

Autonomy value: The next value for sensors suppliers

10/23/2018  Nicolas Sauvage, senior director of Ecosystem at TDK InvenSense, will present at the fast-approaching MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress on October 29-30, 2018 in Napa, Calif. SEMI’s Nishita Rao spoke with Sauvage to offer MSEC attendees advance insights on Sauvage’s feature presentation.

MagnaChip to begin volume production of new automotive display driver IC

10/22/2018  MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor platform solutions, today announced that volume production of a new Display Driver IC (DDIC) for automotive panel displays has begun.

Silvaco appoints Babak Taheri as Chief Technology Officer

10/22/2018  Dr. Taheri will be taking Silvaco’s advanced positions in FinFET and beyond nodes, novel materials, emerging memory and advanced display technologies, to the next level.

Understanding the building blocks for an electronic brain

10/22/2018  Computer bits are binary, with a value of 0 or one. By contrast, neurons in the brain can have all kinds of different internal states, depending on the input that they received. This allows the brain to process information in a more energy-efficient manner than a computer. University of Groningen (UG) physicists are working on memristors, resistors with a memory, made from niobium-doped strontium titanate, which mimic how neurons work.

STMicroelectronics and Fidesmo bring secure contactless transactions to wearables in complete payment System-on-Chip

10/19/2018  STMicroelectronics and Fidesmo, the contactless-services developer and Mastercard Approved Global Vendor, have created a turnkey active solution for secure contactless payments on smart watches and other wearable technology.

Samsung debuts semiconductor innovations at Samsung Tech Day

10/19/2018  Technologies introduced at the event include 7nm LPP EUV, SmartSSD and 256GB 3DS RDIMM.

ULVAC and the CIA: A sensing story about food and agriculture

10/19/2018  ULVAC Technologies’ David Mount is working with The CIA. Is he the Jack Reacher of the MEMS and sensors industry, jetting around the world to secret meetings, you wonder?

GaN semiconductor specialist Exagan forms Taiwan subsidiary

10/18/2018  Exagan, an innovator of gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology enabling smaller and more efficient electrical converters, has established Exagan Taiwan Ltd. with a new sales and applications center in Taiwan.

Micron celebrates 40 years of leadership and innovation

10/18/2018  Micron global sites mark milestone with celebrations around the world.

Samsung Electronics starts production of EUV-based 7nm LPP process

10/18/2018  Samsung’s new 7LPP allows up to 40% increase in area efficiency with 20% higher performance or 50% lower power consumption, resulting in better yields with significantly fewer layers.

Exploring new spintronics device functionalities in graphene heterostructures

10/18/2018  Graphene Flagship researchers have shown in a paper published in Science Advances how heterostructures built from graphene and topological insulators have strong, proximity induced spin-orbit coupling which can form the basis of novel information processing technologies.

Controlling organic semiconductor band gaps by electron-acceptor fluorination

10/17/2018  Researchers from Osaka University develop a fluorinated electron-acceptor unit for high performance organic semiconductors.

Electrical enhancement: Engineers speed up electrons in semiconductors

10/17/2018  Researchers from Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) have sped up the movement of electrons in organic semiconductor films by two to three orders of magnitude. The speedier electronics could lead to improved solar power and transistor use across the world, according to the scientists.

Mary Pat McCarthy and Steve Gomo appointed to Micron's Board of Directors

10/17/2018  Micron Technology, Inc. today announced it has appointed two distinguished  finance and technology industry leaders, Mary Pat McCarthy and Steve Gomo, to its board of directors and audit committee.

Communications rise to represent largest portion of foundry sales

10/17/2018  Communications apps expected to account for 3x more than computer in 2018 pure-play foundry sales.

New memristor boosts accuracy and efficiency for neural networks on an atomic scale

10/16/2018  A new parallel processing approach for building resistance-based artificial synapses promises to ramp up efficiency and accuracy by making memristors as thin as a single atom.

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Kinetics acquires Mega Fluid Systems

03/30/2018  According to the details of the agreement, Mega Fluid Systems will operate as a Kinetics company, but will maintain its brand and product line.



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Keysight's Parametric Measurement Handbook (Rev 4)

Keysight Technologies' popular 276-page Parametric Measurement Handbook is an invaluable reference tool for anyone performing device or process characterization. It is filled with tips to help both novice and advanced users, and the latest edition (Rev 4) includes an entirely new section devoted to power device test.September 13, 2018
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Jumpstart Your Reliability Verification with Foundry-Supported Rule Decks

For many, formal reliability verification is a new process. Foundry-qualified and foundry-maintained reliability rule decks enable design and IP companies alike to establish baseline robustness and reliability criteria without committing extensive time and resources to the creation and support of proprietary verification solutions. In addition, as reliability verification needs expand, customer demand drives the development and qualification of new and augmented reliability rules.August 30, 2018
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Maximize uptime and optimize maintenance with AMS

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Advanced Packaging

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Back-end packaging is increasingly important to semiconductor device form factor, thermal and power performance, and costs. Compounded by the demand for lead-free processing and the soaring cost of gold, the industry is developing new approaches to packaging, including redistribution layers (RDL), through silicon vias (TSV), copper pillars, wafer-level packaging (WLP) and copper wire bonding. Experts will discuss these and other approaches in this webcast.

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Lithography

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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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Environment, Safety & Health

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The semiconductor industry is an acknowledged global leader in promoting environmental sustainability in the design, manufacture, and use of its products, as well as the health and safety of its operations and impacts on workers in semiconductor facilities (fabs). We will examine trends and concerns related to emissions, chemical use, energy consumption and worker safety and health.

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Electronica
Munich, Germany
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November 13, 2018 - November 16, 2018
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Singapore
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December 04, 2018 - December 07, 2018
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Milpitas, CA
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December 05, 2018 - December 05, 2018


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