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Zips on the nanoscale

02/28/2019  New method of synthesising nanographene on metal oxide surfaces.

New SEMI Task Force focuses on quality management to meet new, higher reliability standards

02/28/2019  Technologies promising huge growth such as Artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, machine learning, high-performance computing, and telematics are ratcheting up pressure on semiconductor manufacturers in the race among product makers to accelerate time to market and capture share.

97 IC wafer fabs closed or repurposed during past 10 years

02/28/2019  90% of closures were ≤200mm wafer fabs; greatest number of closures in Japan.

ON Semiconductor names 2018 Distribution Partner Award winners

02/27/2019  ON Semiconductor today announced its top distribution partners for 2018.

IBM elects Michelle J. Howard to its Board of Directors

02/27/2019  The IBM board of directors today elected Admiral Michelle J. Howard to the board, effective March 1, 2019.

French start-up moves to the edge with battery-operated devices

02/26/2019  The SEMI Europe Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS Europe) returns in Milan, Italy, this year from 31st March to 2nd April, 2019 to explore new opportunities and challenges in the digital economy.

Sigma Labs joins Manufacturing Technology Centre to advance industrialization of additive manufacturing with in-process quality control

02/26/2019  Sigma Labs, Inc. was named a member of the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) located at Ansty Park, Coventry, UK.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts January 2019 billings

02/22/2019  January billings of North American equipment manufacturers declined 10 percent when compared to the prior month.

Advances in logic IC process technology move forward

02/22/2019  Despite increasing development costs, IC manufacturers continue to make great strides.

Physicists get thousands of semiconductor nuclei to do 'quantum dances' in unison

02/21/2019  A team of Cambridge researchers have found a way to control the sea of nuclei in semiconductor quantum dots so they can operate as a quantum memory device.

POET Technologies establishes photonics design capabilities in Ottawa

02/21/2019  POET Technologies Inc. and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) for the data- and tele-communication markets, today announced that it had entered into an agreement with the highly-respected firm, MillView Photonics, Inc. to establish a collaborative design center in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

pSemi announces Sumit Tomar will be transitioning to CEO

02/20/2019  pSemi Corporation today announced that its parent company and executive leadership has approved the recommendation of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Cable for an evolution of the company's senior leadership structure.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES crosses billion-dollar design win threshold with 8SW RF SOI technology

02/20/2019  Mobile market continues to favor RF SOI, with 8SW proving to be the industry's leading platform for power-optimized chips.

A ride on the business cycle

02/19/2019  World electronic industry growth moderated (or contracted) in many sectors in late 2018.

Samsung SDS and IBM collaborate to strengthen open source hyperledger fabric and blockchain ecosystems

02/15/2019  During IBM THINK 2019, IBM’s annual conference focused on technology and business, Samsung SDS announced it is continuing its collaboration with IBM in support of advancing Hyperledger Fabric, an open source cross-industry blockchain technology, with recent code contributions, research and a new white paper.

Taiwan maintains largest share of global IC wafer fab capacity

02/14/2019  China shows biggest increase, nearly matching North America with 12.5% share in 2018.

SEMICON Southeast Asia 2019 to showcase smart manufacturing, IoT, and workforce development

02/13/2019  Registration opens for Southeast Asia's premier electronics manufacturing supply chain event.

Quantum strangeness gives rise to new electronics

02/11/2019  Noting the startling advances in semiconductor technology, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore proposed that the number of transistors on a chip will double each year, an observation that has been born out since he made the claim in 1965. Still, it's unlikely Moore could have foreseen the extent of the electronics revolution currently underway.

Record revenues for critical subsystems suppliers in 2018 despite collapse in orders

02/08/2019  Critical subsystems for the IC equipment market continued to grow to a new record of $11 billion in 2018. While 2019 is expected to be a downturn year, the long-term outlook remains unchanged with an average growth rate of 3 percent.

China IC production forecast to show a strong 15% 2018-2023 CAGR

02/08/2019  However, China’s indigenous IC production is still likely to fall far short of government targets.




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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.February 27, 2019
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A.I. Enabled Trace Analytics Simplifies Root Cause Analysis and Eliminates Events That Cause Yield Loss

Traditional root cause analysis in manufacturing uses summary data, which is ineffective in the face of complex issues stemming from subtle defects in a process. Full trace analytics, backed by powerful Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) algorithms, uses the entirety of all the sensor and tool data available in a production line for analysis, enabling fabrication engineers to quickly and accurately focus on the causes of issues that negatively affect yield, large and small.February 07, 2019
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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
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