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New laser-based sample prep solution

07/12/2018  3D-Micromac AG (booth #1645 in the South Hall) this week introduced the microPREP 2.0 laser ablation system for high-volume sample preparation of metals, semiconductors, ceramics and compound materials for microstructure diagnostics and failure analysis (FA).

KLA-Tencor announces new defect inspection systems

07/12/2018  KLA-Tencor Corporation announced two new defect inspection products at SEMICON West this week, addressing two key challenges in tool and process monitoring during silicon wafer and chip manufacturing at the leading-edge logic and memory nodes.

Linde expands for sub 10nm geometries

07/12/2018  Gases and engineering company The Linde Group (Booth #5644 in the North hall) is investing in expansion of existing products to improve business continuity planning while adding new products with improved purity to meet the growing needs of sub-10nm semiconductor factories and advanced flat panel manufacturers

imec shows integrated 5G chip directions

07/12/2018  To fulfill the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT), the world needs low-cost high-bandwidth radio-frequency (RF) chips for 5th-generation (5G) internet technology.

New regulations coming for nitrous oxide

07/12/2018  Nitrous oxide (N2O) has a variety of uses in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. It is the oxygen source for chemical vapor deposition of silicon oxy-nitride (doped or undoped) or silicon dioxide, where it is used in conjunction with deposition gases such as silane.

Day 3 of SEMICON West: Don't Miss

07/12/2018  Don't miss these big events today at SEMICON West!

AI and quantum computing: The third and fourth exponentials

07/12/2018  This is an era of computing which is at a scale that will dwarf the previous era, in ways that will change all of our businesses and all of our industries, and all of our lives.

Discovering the potential serial innovators in our midst

07/12/2018  Steve Jobs. Benjamin Franklin. Albert Einstein. Marie Curie. What do these world-changers all have in common? Where did their drive to innovate come from? Melissa Schilling, PhD, had to find out.

Subfab data growing in importance

07/11/2018  The importance of data gathered and analysed in the subfab – the place where vacuum pumps, abatements systems and other supporting equipment operates – is growing. Increasingly, manufacturers are finding that these systems have a direct impact on yield, safety, cost-of-ownership and ultimately capacity and cycle time.

Next on-chip: Human organs

07/11/2018  Many new innovations were discussed at imec’s U.S. International Technology Forum (ITF) on Monday at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco, including quantum computing, artificial intelligence, sub-3nm logic, memory computing, solid-state batteries, EUV, RF and photonics, but perhaps the most interesting was new technology that enables human cells, tissues and organs to be grown and analyzed on-chip.

Intel wins SEMI Award at SEMICON West for process and integration

07/11/2018  Intel has won SEMI's 2018 Award for the Americas. SEMI honored the celebrated chipmaker for pioneering process and integration breakthroughs that enabled the first high-volume Integrated Silicon Photonics Transceiver. The award was presented yesterday at SEMICON West 2018.

Standards industry leaders honored at SEMICON West 2018

07/11/2018  SEMI yesterday honored two industry leaders at SEMICON West 2018 for their outstanding accomplishments in developing Standards for the electronics and related industries.

Day 2 of SEMICON West: Don't Miss

07/11/2018  Don't miss these big events today at SEMICON West!

Data economy era begins

07/10/2018  Speaking at imec ITF Forum on Tuesday, Scott DeBoer, Executive Vice President of Technology Development at Micron opened his keynote address with a video that featured astounding statistics: Micron memory and storage is a part of storing the data generated by practically every type of smart device and high speeding computer processing – nearly 2.5 quintillion bytes per day.

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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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