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KLA-Tencor expands IC packaging portfolio

08/31/2018  KLA-Tencor Corporation announced two new defect inspection products designed to address a wide variety of integrated circuit (IC) packaging challenges.

SEMI integration of ESD Alliance underway

08/14/2018  SEMI today announced that all legal requirements have been met for the ESD (Electronic Systems Design) Alliance to become a SEMI Strategic Association Partner.

European electronics industry CEOs call on European Commission to bolster sector's competitiveness

08/08/2018  In a bid to reinvigorate Europe’s electronics strategy and strengthen the region’s position in key emerging technologies, European electronics industry CEOs in June called on public and private actors to accelerate collaboration at the European Union and national levels.

Future electronic components to be printed like newspapers

07/20/2018  A new manufacturing technique uses a process similar to newspaper printing to form smoother and more flexible metals for making ultrafast electronic devices.

Silicon Labs expands senior management team

07/16/2018  Daniel Cooley has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer.

Boston Semi Equipment enhances MEMS sensor testing

07/16/2018  Boston Semi Equipment (BSE) introduced today its Zeus gravity feed solution for handling pressure MEMS devices that require pressure and vacuum stimulus during testing.

Bruker announces acquisition of JPK Instruments

07/13/2018  Bruker Corporation today announced that it has acquired JPK Instruments AG (JPK), located in Berlin, Germany.

Optimized stepping for fan-out wafer and panel packaging

07/09/2018  Optimized stepping, based on parallel analysis of die placement errors and prediction of overlay errors, can increase lithography throughput by more than an order of magnitude and deliver commensurate reductions in cost of ownership. The productivity benefits of optimized stepping are demonstrated using a test reticle with known die placement errors.

Plasma-Therm completes acquisition of France-based CORIAL

06/13/2018  Plasma-Therm, the manufacturer of plasma etch, deposition, and advanced packaging equipment for the production of specialty semiconductor devices, announced today the successful acquisition of CORIAL, a France-based plasma processing equipment supplier.

IEEE Electronics Packaging Society honors heterogeneous integration pioneer and other innovators

06/05/2018  IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Electronics Packaging Society (EPS) today announced Dr. William Chen as the recipient of the 2018 IEEE Electronics Packaging Award.

The advanced packaging industry is on the move

05/30/2018  Without any doubt, the advanced packaging industry is on the move. Emerging applications are bringing many new challenges. Packaging experts from all over the world are deeply involved in the development of innovative solutions to answer to the market demand dominated by megatrends.

Global substrate-like PCB market: Need for miniaturization drives growth

05/25/2018  The global substrate-like PCB market will grow at a CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period, according to Technavio analysts.

Cohu to acquire Xcerra

05/08/2018  Cohu, Inc. and Xcerra Corporation today announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Cohu will acquire Xcerra for a combination of cash and stock.

Turning graphene into light nanosensors

04/26/2018  Tuning the graphene embedded in a photonic crystal by varying the external temperature can transform it into a light-sensitive sensor.

Orbotech's SPTS Technologies honored with Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2018

04/24/2018  The award recognizes SPTS's development of novel physical vapor deposition (PVD) process solutions for Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging (FOWLP) of semiconductor devices.

Semiconductor assembly and packaging services: Rising number of fabs is driving the market

04/23/2018  Technavio market research analysts forecast the global semiconductor assembly and packaging services market to grow at a CAGR of close to 5% during the period 2018-2022, according to their latest report.

SEMI and TechSearch International report global semiconductor packaging materials market reaches $16.7B

04/18/2018  SEMI, the industry association representing the global electronics manufacturing supply chain, and TechSearch International today reported that the global semiconductor packaging materials market reached $16.7 billion in 2017.

Amkor factories receive key automotive certification

04/16/2018  Amkor Technology, Inc. today announced that multiple factories have passed certification audits for IATF 16949:2016, a key certification required for manufacturers who supply products to the automotive market

China now world's largest consumer of semiconductor packaging equipment and materials

04/02/2018  Fueled by heavy government investment, IC packaging and testing in China generated $29 billion in revenue in 2017, making China the world's largest consumer of packaging equipment and materials.

A treasure trove for nanotechnology experts

03/06/2018  A team from EPFL and NCCR Marvel has identified more than 1,000 materials with a particularly interesting 2D structure. Their research paves the way for groundbreaking technological applications.




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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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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
Sponsored by Keysight Technologies

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
Sponsored by Mentor Graphics

Maximize uptime and optimize maintenance with AMS

Yukinobu Hayashi, Senior Field Applications Engineer from CyberOptics, explains the application uses of the WaferSense® Auto Multi Sensor™ (AMS) for Leveling, Vibration, and Relative Humidity (RH) that facilitates maximizing uptime and optimizes maintenance. The combination of these attributes in a thin wafer shaped all-in-one wireless sensor, provides engineers the ability to acquire highly repeatable measurements of tilt, vibration, and humidity while under a vacuum and without venting a chamber. The quantitative numeric results give engineers an objective basis for comparisons, and analysis that can be reproducible across multiple users over extended periods of time. June 13, 2018
Sponsored by CyberOptics

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