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FD-SOI: An Optimal Technology for Integrated IoT and 5G Designs
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Lattice Semiconductor appoints Glenn O'Rourke as Corporate VP, Global Operations

12/11/2018  Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announced the appointment of Glenn O’Rourke as the Company’s Corporate Vice President, Global Operations, effective immediately.

HEIDENHAIN opens new office on west coast

12/11/2018  As the Silicon Valley in California and the West Coast continue to be the hub of the semiconductor manufacturing in the U.S., HEIDENHAIN has expanded its motion systems support by establishing an ETEL facility in Fremont, CA.

Rudolph’s NovusEdge selected by wafer manufacturers for bare wafer edge and backside inspection

12/11/2018  Rudolph Technologies, Inc. today announced the receipt of over $12M in new orders for its recently-released NovusEdge system for edge and backside inspection on bare silicon wafers.

SEMICON Japan 2018 opens tomorrow focusing on SMART applications

12/11/2018  SEMICON Japan 2018, the largest and most influential event for the electronics manufacturing supply chain in Japan with more than 70,000 attendees expected, opens tomorrow at Tokyo Big Sight.

GOWIN Semiconductor opens European office

12/11/2018  GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., an innovator of programmable logic devices, announces the expansion of its global sales operations into the EMEA region.

Novel laser technology for microchip-size chemical sensors

12/10/2018  'Frequency combs' are optimally suited for chemical sensors; a revolutionary technology developed at TU Wien (Vienna) now produces these laser frequencies in a much easier and more robust way.

Emerging NVM : PCM finally takes off in stand-alone applications

12/10/2018  Ever-growing data generation driven by mobile devices, the cloud, the IoT , and big data, as well as novel AI applications, all part of the megatrends, requires continuous advancements in memory technologies.

Synopsys and imec demonstrate accelerated modeling of complementary FET (CFET) technology

12/10/2018  Synopsys, Inc. announced today another milestone in its longstanding partnership with imec.

Topological matters: Toward a new kind of transistor

12/10/2018  X-ray experiments at Berkeley Lab provide first demonstration of room temperature switching in ultrathin material that could serve as a 'topological transistor'.

Microtronic announces new informational tech bulletin series on optimizing semiconductor macro defect wafer inspection

12/07/2018  Microtronic, Inc., a maker of high-speed full-wafer semiconductor macro defect inspection systems, wants to shed new light on a topic that is frequently misunderstood in the industry: macro vs. micro inspection.

Global Semiconductor Alliance announces 2018 GSA Award recipients

12/07/2018  The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is proud to announce the award recipients honored at the 2018 GSA Awards Dinner Celebration that took place last evening in Santa Clara, California.

Iron-rich lamellae in the semiconductor

12/07/2018  HZDR researchers produce unusual crystal structure.

Vertiv completes acquisition of MEMS maintenance business

12/06/2018  Vertiv announced today that it has completed the purchase of the maintenance business of MEMS Power Generation (MEMS), a privately-owned company headquartered in the United Kingdom that specializes in temporary power solutions.

Crystal clear: Understanding magnetism changes caused by crystal lattice expansion

12/06/2018  An international team including researchers from Osaka University reports the control of the complex magnetic ground states in a simple cubic crystal through careful selection of ions of different size.

Lam Research announces Martin Anstice resigns as CEO

12/06/2018  Tim Archer appointed as president and CEO.

SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium leads microelectronics into new era

12/06/2018  SEMI ISS 2019 kicks off Technology Leadership Series of the Americas.

Global demand growth for flat panel display expected to ease through 2021

12/05/2018  After hitting 7.3 percent growth in 2018, global demand for flat panel displays (FPDs) in terms of area is forecast to expand 6.4 percent to 228 million square meters in 2019. It is the first slowdown in year-on-year growth in four years.

Colloidal quantum dots make LEDs shine bright in the infrared

12/05/2018  A group of ICFO researchers report on the development of a colloidal quantum-dot light emitting diode with unprecedented quantum and power conversion efficiencies in the infrared range. The study, published in Nature Nanotechnology, has proven that these devices can also be integrated in inorganic solar cells and may lead to even higher efficiencies.

Artificial synapses made from nanowires

12/05/2018  Scientists from Jülich together with colleagues from Aachen and Turin have produced a memristive element made from nanowires that functions in much the same way as a biological nerve cell.

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