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Aug 17, 2018
How AI is Decommoditizing The Chip Industry
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Since the early days of computing, there has always been this idea that artificial intelligence would one day change the world. We've seen this future depicted in countless pop culture references and by futurist thinkers for decades, yet the technology itself remained elusive. Incremental progress was mostly relegated to fringe academic circles and expendable corporate research departments. That all changed ...
Venture Beat
The Hidden Cost Of Tariffs
The impact of tariffs on the semiconductor industry is just now being assessed, but there's a lot more to this picture than import and export duties. In fact, the biggest ...
Semiconductor Engineering
TLS-Dicing: A Novel Laser-based Dicing Approach for Silicon Carbide Power Devices
This paper shows the potential of TLS-Dicing for SiC-based power devices. Separation by using TLS-Dicing results in a high yield count in combination with very high edge ...
Technical Paper
Applied Materials weak forecast fans concerns over chip boom end
Applied Materials Inc, the world's largest supplier of equipment used to make chips, forecast current-quarter profit and revenue below Wall Street estimates, adding ...
Reuters
Lasers for High-speed Sample Preparation
Developing a Theta jc Standard for Electronic Packages
Is Fully Automatic Bond Testing Possible?
New Technique to Create sub 2.0 µm Interconnects on Panel Format
Package Thermal Challenges Due to Changing Mobile System Form Factors
Metal-Oxide (MOX) Gas Sensor Testing
The Science of Bond Testing
Tips for Navigating the European MEMS and Sensors/Imaging and Sensors Summits
For the second consecutive year, SEMI Europe is co-locating its MEMS and Sensors/Imaging and Sensors Summits in Grenoble, France, in the heart of the Rhone-Alpes. ...
3D InCites
Nvidia forecast lags Wall Street as crypto demand evaporates
Nvidia Corp shares fell as much as 5% in after-hours trading after the chip maker said cryptocurrency-fueled demand had dried up and it forecast sales below Wall Street ...
Reuters
China to scale up investment in chip design
Chinese chipmakers should scale up investment in chip design and production where they have already made certain breakthroughs, industry insiders said at a forum ...
Global Times
Wafer front-end equipment billings to drop 24% in 2H18, says Information Network
On the heels of a 37.3% growth in wafer front end (WFE) semiconductor equipment growth in 2017, the market will grow only 10% in 2018 to US$62.3 billion. For the first ...
Digitimes
Identifying PFOA Levels in the Equipment Supply Chain and the Threat to the Secondary Equipment Market
Starting July 4, 2022, PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) levels in semiconductor manufacturing and related equipment (SMRE), including replacement parts, entering ...
SEMI
Where Would Apple Be Without Taiwan?
Taiwan dominates the global supply chain from chips to systems. Engineers in Taiwan excel in design and manufacturing. Without Foxconn and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ...
EE Times
Growth Ahead For Vacuum Subsystems
Vacuum pumps, pressure gauges and vacuum valves combined make up the biggest expense on the bill of materials for semiconductor OEMs. In 2017, almost $2.5 billion ...
Semiconductor Engineering
TSMC sees pickup in orders for mining ASICs
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and its design services partners have recently seen orders for cryptocurrency mining chips pick up, as major ...
Digitimes
China Evergrande invests in project to build world's fastest supercomputer
Property developer China Evergrande Group said it will invest $239.53 million into six high-tech projects by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, including one aimed ...
Reuters
Aug 30, 2018: Free Cleaning Webinar - Stencil, Underside Wipe and Misprint Cleaning
Sep 5, 2018: SEMICON Taiwan
Sep 10, 2018: CMOS, BiCMOS and Bipolar Process Integration (San Jose)
Sep 17, 2018: Wafer Fab Processing Short Course (San Jose)
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Indium Features Indium3.2HF Solder Paste for Fine Feature Printing at SEMICON Taiwan
Indium Corporation will feature its Indium3.2HF Solder Paste at SEMICON Taiwan 2018 September 5-7 in Taipei, Taiwan. Indium Corporation's Indium3.2HF is a water-soluble ...
Indium Corporation
Nordson SONOSCAN announces the most versatile C-SAM ever!
Nordson SONOSCAN announces its new Gen7™ laboratory style acoustic micro-imaging tool. The new Gen7 AMI tool enhances operator productivity and part throughput rate ...
Nordson SONOSCAN
Quote of the Day
"Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress."
Alfred A. Montapert
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First Around-the-World Telegram
First Around-the-World Telegram
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What three South American countries does the equator cross?
Answer: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador