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SEMI Americas and Applied Materials host media and analyst lunch briefing at SEMICON West 

06/12/2018  Sparking conversation is a goal of SEMICON West, and SEMI Americas and Applied Materials invite working journalists across the electronics spectrum to a special AI Design Forum luncheon on Tuesday, July 10, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at The Forum at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, in San Francisco. The event is presented in conjunction with SEMICON West at the Moscone Center.

Leading the world beyond Moore's Law to the AI era, six cognitive experts to keynote at SEMICON West

06/07/2018  With the rapid rise of AI providing overwhelming possibilities for industry growth, SEMICON West has been designed to help the microelectronics industry get a firm handle on how best to enable and take advantage of AI's potential.

EUV lithography: Extending the patterning roadmap to 3nm

05/25/2018  This year’s Advanced Lithography TechXPOT at SEMICON West will explore the progress on extreme ultra-violet lithography (EUVL) and its economic viability for high-volume manufacturing (HVM), as well as other lithography solutions that can address the march to 5nm and onward to 3nm.

SEMICON West adds WT | Wearable Technologies Conference co-location

05/22/2018  U.S. electronics manufacturing event expands with wearables program.

IC makers maximize 300mm, 200mm wafer capacity

10/13/2017  A total of 25 new 300mm wafer fabs is expected between 2016 and 2021 as the outlook for 450mm wafers fades.

ASM International launches Intrepid epitaxy tool

07/13/2017  ASM International introduced the Intrepid ES 300mm epitaxy (epi) tool for advanced-node CMOS logic and memory high-volume production applications.

ALD tools evolve with industry needs

07/13/2017  Veeco Instruments (Veeco) recently announced that Veeco CNT -- formerly known as Ultratech/Cambridge Nanotech -- shipped its 500th Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) system to the North Carolina State University.

Industry acting to reduce greenhouse gases

07/13/2017  Semiconductor manufacturers use a variety of high global warming potential (GWP) gases to process wafers and to rapidly clean chemical vapor deposition (CVD) tool chambers.

Big data in autonomous driving

07/13/2017  On Wednesday, Intel Corporation’s Katherine Winter, Vice President of the Automated Driving Group, delivered a keynote that many would think is off-topic from the usual at SemiCon West: ”Big Data in Autonomous Driving.”

Day 3 of SEMICON West: Don't Miss

07/13/2017  Don't miss these events today at SEMICON West!

EUV patterning materials evolving

07/13/2017  Global industry R&D hub IMEC defines the “IMEC 7nm-Node” (I7N) for finFETs to have 56 nm Contacted Gate Pitch (CGP) with 40 nm Metal Pitch (MP), and such critical mask layers can be patterned with a single exposure of 0.33 N.A. EUVL as provided by the ASML NXE:3400B tool.

SEMI Awards honor process and technology integration achievements

07/13/2017  SEMI announced the recipients of the 2017 SEMI Awards for the Americas.

Standards industry leaders honored at SEMICON West 2017

07/12/2017  SEMI honored four industry leaders for their outstanding accomplishments in developing Standards for the electronics and related industries. The SEMI Standards awards were announced at the SEMI International Standards reception held during SEMICON West 2017.

Solid State Technology and SEMI announce the 2017 Best of West Award winner

07/12/2017  Solid State Technology and SEMI today announced the recipient of the 2017 "Best of West" Award -- Microtronic Inc.-- for its EAGLEview 5.

Bridging the macro and micro world of defects

07/12/2017  When it comes to defects and contamination in the semiconductor manufacturing industry, most people tend to think of small, sub-nm defects at the transistor level. As important as those are, there are plenty of things that can go wrong and be seen at the macro level.

New materials, new challenges

07/12/2017  In order to increase device performance, the semiconductor industry has slowly been implementing many new materials.

$49.4B semiconductor equipment forecast: New record, Korea at top

07/12/2017  Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment are projected to increase 19.8 percent to total $49.4 billion in 2017, marking the first time that the semiconductor equipment market has exceeded the market high of $47.7 billion set in 2000.

James C. Morgan unveils Applied Wisdom

07/12/2017  James C. Morgan will be a special guest presenter during the SEMICON West keynote session this morning at the Yerba Buena Center.

AI and collaboration key to future success

07/12/2017  Keynote speakers Terry Higashi of Tokyo Electron Ltd. and Tom Caulfield of GlobalFoundries took the stage at the Yerba Buena Theater Tuesday morning to predict major changes in the goals and operations of the semiconductor industry.

Day 2 of SEMICON West: Don't Miss

07/12/2017  Don't miss these big events today at SEMICON West!




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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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