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Could this material enable autonomous vehicles to come to market sooner?

06/19/2018  New material has optical properties that could enable better infrared detection for autonomous vehicles and assist firefighters.

WIN Semiconductors releases new platform integrating high performance 0.1um GaAs pHEMT with monolithic PIN and vertical Schottky diodes

06/13/2018  WIN Semiconductors Corp, the world's largest pure-play compound semiconductor foundry, has expanded its portfolio of highly integrated GaAs technologies with the release of a new pHEMT technology.

Entegris announces agreement to acquire SAES Pure Gas business

06/07/2018  Entegris, Inc., a distributor of specialty chemicals and advanced materials solutions, announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the SAES Pure Gas business.

Fungi-produced pigment shows promise as semiconductor material

06/06/2018  Researchers at Oregon State University are looking at a highly durable organic pigment, used by humans in artwork for hundreds of years, as a promising possibility as a semiconductor material.

Applied Materials breakthrough accelerates chip performance in the big data and AI era

06/05/2018  Applied Materials, Inc. today announced a breakthrough in materials engineering that accelerates chip performance in the big data and AI era.

Physicists devise method to reveal how light affects materials

06/05/2018  The new method adds to the understanding of the fundamental laws governing the interaction of electrons and light.

MIT researchers devise new way to make light interact with matter

06/04/2018  Reducing the wavelength of light could allow it to be absorbed or emitted by a semiconductor, study suggests.

Imec extends damascene metallization towards the 3nm technology node

06/04/2018  At this week’s 2018 IEEE International Interconnect Technology Conference (IITC 2018), imec will present 11 papers on advanced interconnects, ranging from extending Cu and Co damascene metallization, all the way to evaluating new alternatives such as Ru and graphene.

Graphene layered with magnetic materials could drive ultrathin spintronics

05/30/2018  Measurements at Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry reveal exotic spin properties that could drive new form of data storage.

Building nanomaterials for next-generation computing

05/30/2018  Scientists recently developed a blueprint to fabricate new nanoheterostructures using 2-D materials.

Polymer crystals hold key to record-breaking energy transport

05/25/2018  Scientists from the universities of Bristol and Cambridge have found a way to create polymeric semiconductor nanostructures that absorb light and transport its energy further than previously observed.

Rare element to provide better material for high-speed electronics

05/25/2018  Purdue researchers have discovered a new two-dimensional material, derived from the rare element tellurium, to make transistors that carry a current better throughout a computer chip.

Silicon breakthrough could make key microwave technology much cheaper and better

05/24/2018  Researchers using powerful supercomputers have found a way to generate microwaves with inexpensive silicon, a breakthrough that could dramatically cut costs and improve devices such as sensors in self-driving vehicles.

Next generation dopant gas delivery system for ion implant applications

05/24/2018  A new class of adsorbent materials offer high capacity storage and safe delivery of dopant gases.

Gases: Essential materials for display manufacturing

05/21/2018  Technology trends in backplane technology are driving higher gas demand in display manufacturing. Specific gas requirements of process blocks are discussed, and various supply modes are reviewed.

Global semiconductor glass wafer market to witness growth through 2022 owing to the proliferation of IoT

05/18/2018  Technavio projects the global semiconductor glass wafer market to post a CAGR of more than 6% during the forecast period. The emergence of advanced and compact consumer electronic devices is a key driver, which is expected to impact market growth.

Advanced materials: processing glass like a polymer

05/17/2018  KIT materials scientists develop new forming technology -- publication in advanced materials.

Researchers control the properties of graphene transistors using pressure

05/16/2018  A Columbia University-led international team of researchers has developed a technique to manipulate the electrical conductivity of graphene with compression, bringing the material one step closer to being a viable semiconductor for use in today's electronic devices.

Analysis of causality principle for the conductivity of graphene

05/15/2018  A paper by Kazan University and Russian Academy of Sciences appeared in Physical Review D.

Scientists discover how a pinch of salt can improve battery performance

05/14/2018  Researchers at Queen Mary University of London, University of Cambridge and Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research have discovered how a pinch of salt can be used to drastically improve the performance of batteries.




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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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