Volume 56, Issue 5


Report forecasts that LED luminaire business will reach $516M market by 2016


Road and street lighting is a key driver for LED technology in general lighting.

Fab equipment spending: 23% growth for 2014

06/04/2013 Fab equipment spending will grow two percent year-over-year  (US$ 32.5 billion) for 2013 and about 23 to 27 percent in 2014 ($41 billion) acco...

Solid-state lighting expert Bernhard Stapp named to board of Aledia


Aledia today announced that solid-state lighting (SSL) industry veteran Dr. Bernhard Stapp has joined its board of directors.

GT Advanced Technologies acquires Thermal Technology LLC

05/16/2013 GT Advanced Technologies today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the business of Thermal Technology LLC for purchase consideration.

LED ingot market to reach $325M by 2015

05/07/2013 The LED industry gained a foothold for growth in the parts and materials industry after LED technology was applied to the TV backlight unit (BLU).

Meeting the challenge of film frame handling automation

05/01/2013 Semiconductor and LED manufacturers are interested in automating the film frame handling process as a means to increase throughput and yield in the...


Plessey's bright ideas land deal with US firm

MANUFACTURER Plessey Semiconductors has signed a global distribution deal with US firm Mouser Electronics which will help it crack the American mar...

-Fujitsu Commences Field Trials of Japan's Largest Low-Potassium 'Plant Factory'

ENP Newswire - 08 July 2013Release date- 05072013 - Tokyo - Fujitsu Limited today announced the start of field trials led by Fujitsu Home & Off...

ON Semiconductor Garners 2012 'Total Cost of Ownership' AwardSupplier Award

ON Semiconductor announced it has been awarded a 2012 Total Cost of Ownership Supplier Award from Celestica, a global provider of product lifecycle...

Cimetrix Joins SEMATECH

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - July 2, 2013) - Cimetrix Incorporated (OTCQB: CMXX) (www.cimetrix.com), a leading provider of factory automatio...

Dialog Semiconductor to take over iWatt for USD310m

MANAVIGATOR-July 2, 2013-Dialog Semiconductor to take over iWatt for USD310m2 July 2013 - German integrated circuits (ICs) maker Dialog Semiconduct...



Rapid Defect Indentification with Layout-Aware Diagnosis

Scan logic diagnosis is a powerful tool to help failure analysis engineers determine the root cause of a failing die. Yield engineers, on the other...

Flip Chip Devices get Flat and Happy

Thin is definitely in, but what our modern flip chip devices really want is to be flat and happy! As flip chip die have become increasingly thinner...
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Automated Test Creation for Mixed Signal IP using IJTAG

The creation of test patterns for mixed signal IP has been, to a large extent, a manual effort. To improve the process used to test, access, and co...


Surface Cleaning and Preparation

This introduction requires the development of new critical and selective cleans tackling galvanic corrosion, pattern collapse both in FEOL and BEOL...

450mm Status Report

Hear from the G450C General Manager, Paul Farrar Jr., on the current status of activities, key milestones and schedules, and imec’s senior business...
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Innovation in Semiconductor Manufacturing Instrumentation

As the semiconductor industry moves toward smaller geometries, manufacturing processes are becoming more complex. In particular, they’re more deman...
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