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Top Story February 9, 2016
China's Impact On The Semiconductor Market
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China's impact on the semiconductor market is unmistakable. The question so many industry watchers wonder: Is it the new center of the semiconductor universe? Some statistics may help determine the answer. China topped the list of five worldwide exporters in 2014, with the European Union coming in second. The U.S. finished third, followed by Germany ...
Semiconductor Engineering
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Industry News
VIEWPOINT 2016: Ricardo Fuentes, CEO/President, MATECH
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OK, since everybody seems to be piling it on Apple lately, I do not feel too bad to add to the fray. But, in a more serious vein, what's going on with Apple is one of those lessons that we all hear about, but of which we always seem to have a more historical perspective. It is interesting to see it happen ...
MATECH
Taiwan Quake: TSMC, UMC Assess Impact; Expect Recovery in Days
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC), among the world's three largest foundries, said they are assessing the ...
EE Times
Cavendish MEMS Displace SOI
Radio frequency microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) was a solution looking for a problem until LTE smartphones drummed up their raison d'être. Apple may be big ...
EE Times
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Yield and cost challenges at 16nm and beyond
In order to produce IC devices at sub-16nm design nodes, semiconductor manufacturers are integrating many novel technologies, including multiple patterning ...
ElectroIQ
GlobalFoundries ready for a creative revolution
The humble semiconductor is set to unleash an era of smart gadgets that will change the way we live, according to a top official of one the world's largest ...
Gulf News
Imagination Tech CEO steps down; warns of operating loss
Imagination Technologies, a supplier of graphics technology to Apple, said its chief executive ‍Hossein Yassaie had quit, departing as the British company ...
Reuters
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FormFactor to acquire Cascade Microtech for $352m
FormFactor Inc of Livermore, CA, USA (which provides wafer test technologies and expertise) has agreed to acquire Cascade Microtech Inc of Beaverton, OR, which ...
Semiconductor Today
19 Views of ISSCC
This 19-image sampler of innovations and innovators at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) captures only a slice of the 200 sessions ...
EE Times
What Is Cyberwarfare?
Cyberwarfare is emerging as the most sophisticated battleground of the 21st century. In fact, the military in all major countries make it a priority. ...
Semiconductor Engineering
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Chip growth slows but competition fierce
predicts that revenue of the global semiconductor foundry industry will grow by just 2.1% year-on-year in 2016 due to slowing end-user market demand and more ...
IT Wire
TSMC says quake impact on first-quarter shipments no more than 1 percent
Apple Inc supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) said silicon wafers were damaged at a plant in southern Taiwan where a quake hit ...
Reuters
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Press Releases
Kulicke & Soffa Extends Memory Solutions With Launch of IConnPS MEM TM PLUS Wire Bonder Series
Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. announced the launch of its IConnPS MEM TM PLUS High Performance Wire Bonder series. The IConnPS MEM TM; PLUS is built ...
Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc.
EV Group Joins IRT Nanoelec 3D Integration Program
EV Group (EVG) announced its participation in the 3D integration consortium of IRT Nanoelec, which is headed by CEA-Leti. EVG joins Leti, STMicroelectronics ...
IRT Nanoelec
Heliatek sets new Organic Photovoltaic world record efficiency of 13.2%
Heliatek R&D teams reached a record conversion efficiency of 13.2% for an OPV multi-junction cell, setting a new world record for the direct conversion ...
Heliatek
         
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White Papers
Precision Chemical Delivery & Metering System for Semiconductor
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Evolution of the Ceramic Capillary
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Quote of the Day
I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.
Michael Jordan
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What Year Was It?
Satchel Paige Nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame
Satchel Paige Nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame
Pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige becomes the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The day was Feb 9. What year was it?
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Calendar
Feb 9, 2016: High-Rate Nano and Microscale Printing of Electronics, Sensors, and Functional Materials Applications
Feb 16, 2016: EVG Technology Day US
Feb 17, 2016: Understanding Semiconductor Technology & Business/Austin, TX
Feb 18, 2016: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/Austin, TX
Feb 22, 2016: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/Alexandria, VA
Feb 28, 2016: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/Hsin Chu,Taiwan
Mar 3, 2016: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/Shanghai, China
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Cartoon of the Day
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"My presentation lacks power and it has no point. I assumed the software would take care of that!"
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
How many bones are there in the human body?
Answer: 206