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Boston Semi Equipment recognized for excellence by Texas Instruments

04/19/2018  Boston Semi Equipment today announced it is a recipient of the 2017 Texas Instruments Supplier Excellence Award (SEA).

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

Worldwide PC shipments declined 1.4% in first quarter of 2018

04/12/2018  Worldwide PC shipments totaled 61.7 million units in the first quarter of 2018, a 1.4 percent decline from the first quarter of 2017, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc.

Toshiba releases automotive 40V N-channel power MOSFETs in new package

04/11/2018  Reduced on-resistance from use of a small low-resistance package.

6 key takeaways from ISS Europe 2018

04/11/2018  With its leading research and development hubs, materials and equipment companies and chipmakers, the EU is in a strategic position in the global electronics value chain to support the growth of emerging applications such as autonomous driving, internet of things, artificial intelligence and deep learning.

ON Semiconductor introduces digital image sensor with low light sensitivity and signal-noise ratio

04/10/2018  ON Semiconductor introduced the industry’s first 1/1.7-inch 2.1 megapixel CMOS image sensor featuring ON Semiconductor’s newly developed 4.2μm Back Side Illuminated (BSI) pixels.

The 2018 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits covers converging trends in machine learning, artificial intelligence & the IoT

04/09/2018  The 2018 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits will deliver a unique perspective into the technological ecosystem of converging industry trends – machine learning, IoT, artificial intelligence, wearable/implantable biomedical applications, big data, and cloud computing – the emerging technologies needed for 'smart living.'

POET Technologies and SilTerra announce partnership to develop and manufacture POET's Optical Interposer Platform

04/09/2018  The partnership is expected to accelerate the path to commercial production of the Optical Interposer, which will enable optical engines for single-mode transceiver modules and other high bandwidth devices

U.S. federal government R&D spending for 2018 finalized

04/06/2018  Although many months past due, Congress on March 23 finalized the federal spending for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2018, only hours before a what would have been the third government shutdown of the year.

Double perovskites in environmentally friendly solar cells

04/05/2018  Long electron-hole diffusion length in high-quality lead-free double perovskite films.

Leti silicon photonics design kit available for Synopsys OptoDesigner PIC design solution

04/05/2018  Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced Leti's silicon photonics process design kit (PDK) for photonic circuits is available in the Synopsys PhoeniX OptoDesigner suite.

Kingston introduces entry-level PCIe NVMe SSD

04/04/2018  The M.2 drive is Kingston’s first entry-level consumer-grade PCIe NVMe SSD utilizing 3D NAND.

Fraunhofer ISE and EV group achieve 33.3% efficiency with silicon-based multi-junction solar cell

04/04/2018  The Fraunhofer researchers achieved the high conversion efficiency of the silicon-based multi-junction solar cell with extremely thin 0.002 mm semiconductor layers of III-V compound semiconductors, bonding them to a silicon solar cell.

Toshiba Corporation welcomes Nobuaki Kurumatani as Chairman and CEO

04/02/2018  Nobuaki Kurumatani today took office as the first Chairman and CEO of Toshiba Corporation to be appointed from outside the company in over 50 years.

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.

Optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discretes hit record-high sales

03/29/2018  Total revenues in the three O-S-D market segments climbed 11% in 2017 -- the strongest growth rate since 2010 -- and continue to be driven by high demand for sensors, actuators, CMOS imaging devices, light sensors, laser transmitters, and power discretes.

New insights from failures

03/26/2018  To be able to guarantee the reliability of transistors, we have been conducting research for some years now at imec to see what happens when transistors operate properly and when they fail.

U.S. companies maintain largest share of fabless company IC sales

03/23/2018  China-based companies show the largest fabless IC marketshare gain since 2010.

Synopsys acquires Silicon and Beyond Private Limited

03/22/2018  Synopsys, Inc. today announced it has acquired Silicon and Beyond Private Limited, a provider of high-speed SerDes technology used in data intensive applications such as machine learning, cloud computing, and networking.




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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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