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Next generation photonic memory devices are light-written, ultrafast and energy efficient

01/14/2019  Researchers of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have developed a 'hybrid technology' which shows the advantages of both light and magnetic hard drives. Ultra-short (femtosecond) light pulses allows data to be directly written in a magnetic memory in a fast and highly energy-efficient way. This research, published in Nature Communications, promises to revolutionize the process of data storage in future photonic integrated circuits.

Chemical synthesis of nanotubes

01/10/2019  Nanometer-sized tubes made from simple benzene molecules.

Would Apple change the power GaN world?

12/20/2018  Today, it is crystal-clear that, from theoretical point of view, GaN offers fantastic technical advantages over traditional Si MOSFETs.

Study on low noise, high-performance transistors may bring innovations in electronics

12/19/2018  A research study on low noise and high-performance transistors led by Suprem Das, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, in collaboration with researchers at Purdue University, was recently published by Physical Review Applied.

Assessing the promise of gallium oxide as an ultrawide bandgap semiconductor

12/18/2018  Researchers at the University of Florida, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and Korea University provide a detailed perspective on the properties, capabilities, current limitations and future developments for one of the most promising UWB compounds, gallium oxide.

MIT team invents method to shrink objects to the nanoscale

12/14/2018  MIT researchers have invented a way to fabricate nanoscale 3-D objects of nearly any shape. They can also pattern the objects with a variety of useful materials, including metals, quantum dots, and DNA.

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'.

A new light on significantly faster computer memory devices

12/04/2018  A team of scientists from Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences and Germany have published in Science Advances online today an explanation of how a particular phase-change memory (PCM) material can work one thousand times faster than current flash computer memory, while being significantly more durable with respect to the number of daily read-writes.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES announces industry's first 300mm SiGe foundry technology to meet growing data center and high-speed wireless demands

11/29/2018  Industry's most advanced high-speed SiGe technology now available on 300mm manufacturing line for terabit communications and automotive radar applications.

Computational chemistry supports research on new semiconductor technologies

11/19/2018  Functionalizing silicon with other compounds could make light-based signaling feasible.

SFU scientists described the course of reactions in two-layer thin metal films

11/16/2018  A team of researchers from Siberian Federal University (SFU) obtained thin copper/gold and iron/palladium films and studied the reactions that take place in them upon heating. Knowing these processes, scientists will be able to improve the properties of materials currently used in microelectronics.

New Applied Materials R&D center to help customers overcome Moore's Law challenges

11/16/2018  Applied Materials, Inc. today announced plans for the Materials Engineering Technology Accelerator (META Center), a major expansion of the company's R&D capabilities aimed at creating new ways for Applied and its customers to drive innovation as classic Moore's Law scaling becomes more challenging.

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation completes acquisition of KMG Chemicals

11/15/2018  Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (Nasdaq: CCMP), today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of KMG Chemicals, Inc. 

Scientists engineer a functional optical lens out of 2D materials

11/14/2018  A team from the University of Washington and the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan announced that it has constructed functional metalenses that are one-tenth to one-half the thickness of the wavelengths of light that they focus. Their metalenses, which were constructed out of layered 2D materials, were as thin as 190 nanometers -- less than 1/100,000ths of an inch thick.

Scientists shed light on semiconductor degradation mechanism

11/13/2018  Scientists at Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech) and collaborating universities in Japan have gained new insights into the mechanisms behind degradation of a semiconductor material that is used in electronic devices.

GaN semiconductor specialist Exagan introduces new high power-conversion solutions for at Electronica Trade Show

11/13/2018  Exagan extends the range of its versatile G-FET and G-DRIVE products for the high-power market's multi-kilowatt applications.

Graphene takes a step towards renewable fuel

11/07/2018  Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, are working to develop a method to convert water and carbon dioxide to the renewable energy of the future, using the energy from the sun and graphene applied to the surface of cubic silicon carbide

Praxair signs long-term supply agreement with Samsung in Hwaseong, South Korea

11/06/2018  This is the fifth plant Praxair will build at this site to help enable Samsung to meet increased global semiconductor demand.

Physicists name and codify new field in nanotechnology: 'Electron quantum metamaterials'

11/05/2018  UC Riverside's Nathaniel Gabor and colleague formulate a vision for the field in a perspective article.

Exploring the structure and properties of new graphene-like polymers

11/02/2018  A team of scientists from Siberian Federal University (SibFU) together with foreign colleagues described the structural and physical properties of a group of two-dimensional materials based on polycyclic molecules called circulenes.




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Full Trace Analytics Simplifies Root Cause Analysis, Pinpoints Yield Impacting Events Quicker Than Ever

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 1:00 pm EST

In semiconductor manufacturing, traditional root cause analysis using FDC summary data is not always effective in solving complex issues, especially when the defect signals are too subtle to detect. Full trace analytics enables the discovery of these hidden signals. This allows fab engineers to accurately pinpoint the root causes of yield-impacting issues. This webcast will discuss several use cases to showcase how advanced full trace analytics can help not only in provide accurate results, but can also simplify the root cause analysis process and reducing time-to-root-cause, resulting in better yields, lower production costs and increased engineering productivity. In this LIVE webcast, BISTel's Chief Product Management Officer, Gabe Villareal will discuss how BISTel is leading the industry with its new full trace analytics to simply root cause analysis, which enables fab engineers to pinpoint the issues than impact yield and productivity quicker than ever. Full trace analytics enables the comprehensive examination of process trace data to allow the detection of abnormalities and deviations to the finest details.

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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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As the industry moves to 10nm and 7nm nodes, advances in wafer processing – etch, deposition, planarization, implant, cleaning, annealing, epitaxy among others – will be required. Manufacturers are looking for new solutions for sustained strain engineering, FinFETs, FDSOI and multi-gate technologies, 3D NAND, and high mobility transistors.

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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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