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Jun 20, 2018
China Probes If Chipmakers Are Fixing Prices Again
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China is investigating the world's biggest manufacturers of memory chips to determine whether they illegally conspired to prop up prices, a high-stakes probe that could rattle the technology industry and exacerbate global trade tensions. Samsung Electronics Co., SK Hynix Inc. and Micron Technology Inc. have all confirmed that Chinese government officials visited their offices, without providing ...
Bloomberg
North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts May 2018 Billings
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.70 billion in billings worldwide in May 2018, according to the May Equipment Market Data ...
SEMI
Eutectic Bonding -- Successful Applications
The choice of eutectic bonding is determined by the application and the technical requirements. For example, for aerospace and photonic applications, eutectic ...
Technical Paper
Samsung, SK Hynix 18nm DRAM production reportedly hit by unstable yield rates
Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix have both been hit by unstable yield rates of their 18nm process technologies for server DRAM production, particularly production ...
Digitimes
Package Thermal Challenges Due to Changing Mobile System Form Factors
Metal-Oxide (MOX) Gas Sensor Testing
The Science of Bond Testing
IC Socket- Carrier for Semiconductor Devices in Finished Product
Multi-Die Packaging and Thermal Superposition Modeling
Reducing the Cost of Applying Package-Level EMI Shield Coatings
Plating and Film Adhesion Testing Technique
Manufacturing Bits: June 19
The Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in China has developed a new type of cellulose nanopaper (CNP). ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Morris Chang: A banquet that marks the conclusion of an era
Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA) recently hosted a banquet to bid farewell to Morris Chang following his retirement. The guests there - including ...
Digitimes
IEEE publishes IRDS roadmap
The IEEE has published the 2017 edition of the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS). "Over the past decade the structure and requirements of the ...
Electronics Weekly.com
Cobalt solutions best helper for 7nm node: Q&A with Applied Materials executive Jonathan Bakke
While Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Samsung are entering the 7nm process era, the latest cobalt-based process solutions rolled out by ...
Digitimes
Intel has paths around Trump's China tariffs, analysts say
Intel Corp could avoid the most severe effects of a new list of Chinese tariffs proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump by shifting its production among its facilities ...
Reuters
IoT Wireless Battles Ahead
"The good thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from." -- Andrew S. Tanebaum. The extended version of that quote adds "furthermore, if you do not ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Chip Industry on Edge as Trade War Heats Up
Semiconductor industry analysts and market watchers expressed concern after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would impose 25% tariffs on $50 ...
EE Times
Jun 21, 2018: Free Cleaning Webinar - Cleaning Before Conformal Coating
Jul 10, 2018: SEMICON West
Jul 12, 2018: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ San Francisco
Jul 17, 2018: Webtorial: Fan Out Packaging- Technology Overview and Evolution
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The term "Binary Digit" is normally stated using what single word?
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SEMI-FlexTech Invites Proposals for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Advances
FlexTech is now soliciting proposals for projects that advance flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) for sensors, power and other key electronic components. SEMI-FlexTech ...
SEMI
AT&S offers interconnection technologies for next-generation 5G mobile communications
Significantly higher data rates and volumes together with high power densities are resulting in rising requirements for interconnection technologies, too. The new 5G ...
AT&S
Sensera to demonstrate MEMS sensor technology and IoT platform at Sensors Expo
Sensera Ltd. announces that it will be exhibiting at Sensors Expo in San Jose, California, Booth 1045, June 26-28, 2018. Sensera is a leading Internet of Things ...
Sensera Ltd.
Quote of the Day
"It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required."
Sir Winston Churchill
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Movie Jaws Released
Movie Jaws Released
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Cartoon of the Day
Cartoon
"This is my favorite relaxation tape. It's the sound of ocean waves crashing against the shore, snatching my boss's body off his beach chair and carrying him out to sea."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Test Your Knowledge Answer
The term "Binary Digit" is normally stated using what single word?
Answer: Bit