Process Watch: Monitoring for excursions in automotive fabs
11/29/2018The Process Watch series explores key concepts about process control — defect inspection, metrology and data analytics — for the semiconduc…
SEMI unveils industry’s first power and compound fab outlook
11/26/2018SEMI, the global industry association serving the global electronics manufacturing supply chain, today announced the industry’s first worldw…
Samsung’s big semi capex spending keeps pressure on competition
11/29/2018Samsung’s two-year capex spending of $46.8 billion nearly matches the combined two-year capex spending of $48.4 set by Intel and TSMC….
New Applied Materials R&D center to help customers overcome Moore’s Law challenges
11/16/2018Applied Materials, Inc. today announced plans for the Materials Engineering Technology Accelerator (META Center), …
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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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FD-SOI: An Optimal Technology for Integrated IoT and 5G Designs
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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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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.
KLA-Tencor announces new defect inspection systems
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3D-Micromac unveils laser-based high-volume sample preparation solution for semiconductor failure analysis
07/09/2018microPREP 2.0 provides order of magnitude time and cost savings compared to traditional sample...
Leak check semiconductor process chambers quickly and reliably
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