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Jan 21, 2020
DRAM Prices, Boding Well for Chipmakers
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Spot market prices for DRAM chips are surely on a rising course as they went up for 11 straight days, industry data showed Monday, boding well for South Korean chipmakers. The spot price of 8-gigabit DDR4 DRAM, a benchmark price for the category, reached US$3.34, according to data from market tracker DRAMeXchange, marking the 11th consecutive day of a rise. This is the first time since October ...
Yonhap News Agency
VIEWPOINT 2020: Peter Bierhuis, President, Nordson ASYMTEK
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Nordson ASYMTEK sees a successful outlook for 2020. We have always focused on being a full solutions provider - driving our technology to tailor products for the various applications we serve. In 2019, we introduced many new dispensing and conformal coating products and are now leveraging the new capabilities ...
Nordson ASYMTEK
Adopting Dual Damascene to BEOL
A combination of a projection stepper with an excimer laser transfers the dual damascene process from the front-end to the back-end of line thus meeting the demands ...
Technical Paper
ASE, IDMs teaming up to deepen deployments in auto IC modules
Despite global automotive semiconductor market being dominated by IDMs in Europe, the US and Japan, Taiwan's backend service leader ASE Technology Holding ...
Digitimes
Adopting Dual Damascene to BEOL
Pressure-less Silver Sintering for RF Power Electronics
USB Connection Testing
A Multi-layered Approach for Application of CVD Diamond Heat Spreaders
WLFO Technologies For a Connected World
Is 75GHz achievable through BGA sockets?
A Comparison of Bulk and Insitu Ag Epoxy Die Attach Thermal Performance
Fab toolmakers expect strong 2020
With TSMC - the world's top pure-play foundry - anticipating record-high capex levels this year, semiconductor equipment vendors particularly those engaged ...
Digitimes
Alphabet CEO backs temporary ban on facial-recognition, Microsoft disagrees
The EU's proposal for a temporary ban on facial-recognition technology won backing from Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on Monday but got a cool response ...
Reuters
Holding Light (Temporarily) in Place
Storing light beams--putting an ensemble of photons, traveling through a specially prepared material, into a virtual standstill--has come a step closer to reality with ...
IEEE Spectrum
Apple's Cook says global corporate tax system must be overhauled
Everyone knows that the global corporate tax system needs to be overhauled, Apple (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Tim Cook said, backing changes to global rules that ...
Reuters
Determining What Really Needs To Be Secured In A Chip
Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss what's needed to secure hardware and why many previous approaches have been unsuccessful, with Warren Savage, ...
Semiconductor Engineering
5G chip vendors unlikely to lower prices
Market speculation is emerging that Qualcomm might lower quotes for midrange 5G chip solutions thanks to improved yield rates at foundry partner ...
Digitimes
Samsung appoints new mobile chief as Huawei chips away at market share
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd named its youngest president as its new smartphone chief as the firm seeks to defend its lead in the handset market from rising challenges ...
Reuters
Jan 23, 2020: Evolution of mmWave, Semiconductors, Antennae/interfaces and more...
Jan 23, 2020: SEMI M55 Revision (200 mm SiC Wafer) TF Teleconference
Jan 27, 2020: 3D & Systems Summit
Feb 3, 2020: EUV Technology Seminar
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CyberOptics Unveils WaferSense Auto Resistance Sensor (ARS) at SEMICON Korea
CyberOptics® Corporation will exhibit at SEMICON Korea from February 5-7th, 2020 at the COEX in Seoul, booth #C236. During the show, the company will unveil and ...
CyberOptics® Corporation
Electrification & autonomy: another (r)evolution for the automotive sector?
"The automotive industry is facing a downturn in car sales - this is accepted reality," asserts Santosh Kumar, Principal Analyst and Director Packaging, Assembly & Substrates ...
Yole Développement
Mycronic receives the first order for a SLX mask writer
Mycronic AB (publ) has received the first order for the new SLX mask writer from a customer in Asia. The customer operates in the semiconductor industry and has previous ...
Mycronic AB
Quote of the Day
"The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary."
Vidal Sassoon
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President Carter Pardons Draft Dodgers
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U.S. President Jimmy Carter grants an unconditional pardon to hundreds of thousands of men who evaded the draft during the Vietnam War.
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Cartoon of the Day
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"When we pay women less, that's discrimination. To make it fair, we should pay everyone less."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
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What does the following statement define? Electric current is directly proportional to voltage and inversely proportional to resistance.
Answer: Ohms Law.
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