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Jul 27, 2017
SEMICON West 2017: The Semiconductor Industry at a Young 50
The semiconductor industry is acting quite young for its age. And that’s just not me saying it; over and over again during SEMICON West 2017 I heard some variation ...
3DInCites
Automotive, Industrial Continue to Drive TI's Sales Gains
Texas Instruments Inc. reported a second consecutive quarter of double digit year-over-year sales gains as continued strength in the automotive and industrial ...
EE Times
How AI is changing chips
The rise of AI is causing software companies like Google and Microsoft to create computer chips, according to Wired, which predicts the move could shake up the ...
CIO Dive
Hot Chips Gets More Diverse
Hot Chips has a talk for every hot computing topic this year as well as great human networking with many of the most interesting people in the chip business. ...
EE Times
Chips are a Fine European Alphabet Soup
Hi —it's Giles, writing from Europe. I want to talk to you about semiconductors. And Scrabble™. Let's be honest, semiconductors used to be boring. The Traitorous ...
Bloomberg
Semiconductor Counterfeiting is a Global Problem
The problem of counterfeit semiconductors extends far beyond the borders of the United States. The issue of counterfeit semiconductors in the supply chain extends ...
EE Times
IoT Growth Slower Than Expected
The Internet of Things is not growing as fast as expected but it is growing thanks to more integrated parts and low power networks, an analyst said. Fueling the ...
EE Times
North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts June 2017 Billings
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.29 billion in billings worldwide in June 2017 (three-month average basis), according to ...
Semi
Texas Instruments' profit beats on automotive, industrial demand
Texas Instruments Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as the company benefited from higher demand for its chips from automotive and industrial ...
Reuters
Semiconductor M&A Fervor Cools
The blistering hot pace of merger and acquisition activity that dominated the semiconductor industry for more than two years cooled markedly in the first half ...
EE Times
Toshiba board to meet Wednesday, weigh offers for chip unit: source
Toshiba Corp's (6502.T) board will meet on Wednesday to consider offers for its chip unit from Western Digital (WDC.O) and Taiwan's Foxconn in addition to a bid from ...
Reuters
SPIL net profits hike in 2Q17
IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) saw its net profits surge 116.6% sequentially to NT$2.16 billion (US$71.1 million) in the second quarter of ...
Digitimes
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Sep 11, 2017: Failure and Yield Analysis Short Course (San Jose)
Sep 13, 2017: SEMICON Taiwan
Sep 14, 2017: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Munich, German
Sep 18, 2017: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Tel Aviv
Sep 18, 2017: Semiconductor Reliability and Product Qualification Short Course (Portland)
Sep 19, 2017: Strategic Materials Conference 2017
Sep 20, 2017: European MEMS Summit, Grenoble, France
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What science did Gregor Mendel establish in 1866?
Answer: Genetics. Mendel worked with seven characteristics of pea plants: plant height, pod shape and color, seed shape and color, and flower position and color. Taking seed color as an example