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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.

Xperi partners with UMC to support production of direct and hybrid bonding 3D semiconductor technologies

08/02/2018  Partnership enables UMC to develop and manufacture products utilizing Invensas DBI and ZiBond technologies.

Testing modules and multi-chip packages in the full temperature range

07/25/2018  TheXcerra MT2168 XT pick-and-place handler was installed for a tri-temp module test application at a major player in global semiconductor manufacturing.

Park Systems announces Park Nanoscience Lab at Indian Institute of Science in India

07/23/2018  Park Systems announced the opening of the Park Nanoscience Lab at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science (IISC) Bangalore India, which has been upgraded to the status of Institute of Eminence.

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.

Imec demonstrates hybrid finFET-silicon photonics technology for ultra-low power optical I/O

07/09/2018  Today at its Imec Technology Forum USA in San Francisco, imec, the research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology, announced that it has demonstrated ultra-low power, high-bandwidth optical transceivers through hybrid integration of Silicon Photonics and FinFET CMOS technologies.

9 of the Top 12 smartphone suppliers headquartered in China​

06/22/2018  China accounted for 7 of top 10 leading smartphone suppliers in 2017, share grows to 42%.

Executive keynotes to identify MEMS, sensors, imaging innovations and megatrends at SEMI-MSIG European Summits

06/19/2018  Industry leaders to share latest developments in smart automotive, smart cities, smart industrial, biomedical, consumer and IoT, September 19-21, 2018, in Grenoble, France.

The MEMS market is showing a 17.5% CAGR between 2018 and 2023

06/11/2018  MEMS market will experience a 17.5% growth in value between 2018 and 2023, to reach US$ 31 billion at the end of the period.

Leti Innovation Days to explore presentations on how microelectronics is fueling innovation

05/29/2018  Leti, a technology research institute of CEA Tech, today announced its annual flagship event, Leti Innovation Days, July 4-5 in Grenoble.

SiTime opens new Center of Excellence in Michigan

05/17/2018  SiTime Corporation announced it has expanded its global footprint to support its rapid growth with the opening of a new Center of Excellence in Michigan.

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.

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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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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

Leveraging Baseline Checks for Robust Reliability Verification

As IP and IC designers and verification teams tackle increased complexity and expectations, reliability verification has become a necessary ingredient for success. Automotive, always-on mobile devices, IOT and other platforms require increasingly lower power envelopes and reduced device leakage while maintaining overall device performance. Foundries have also created new process nodes targeted for these applications. Having the ability to establish baseline checks for design and reliability requirements is critical to first pass success. January 08, 2018
Sponsored by Mentor Graphics

Testing PAs under Digital Predistortion and Dynamic Power Supply Conditions

The power amplifier (PA) – as either a discrete component or part of an integrated front end module (FEM) – is one of the most integral RF integrated circuits (RFICs) in the modern radio. In Part 2 of this white paper series, you will learn different techniques for testing PAs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos.September 06, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

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