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Jan 19, 2018
EUV, 7-nm Roadmaps Detailed
Extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) is set to enable 10-nm and 7-nm process nodes over the next few years, but significant work is still needed on photoresists to enable 5-nm chips, according to an analysis released at the Industry Strategy Symposium here. At the same time, EUV maker ASML announced that it shipped 10 EUV systems last year and will ship 20 to 22 more this year. The systems will have ...
EE Times
Intel: Problem in patches for Spectre, Meltdown extends to newer chips
Data center computers with Intel Corp's newer chips might reboot more often than normal because of problems with the patches issued to fix the so-called Spectre ...
Terrific Year, Terrific Outlook
2017 was a terrific year. Chip revenues closed at nearly $440B, an impressive 22 percent year-over-year growth. The equipment industry surpassed revenue levels last ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Apple to release software update to resolve iPhone slowdown
Apple Inc will release a software update that will allow users to turn off a feature that slows down iPhones when batteries are low on charge, Chief Executive ...
Meltdown, Spectre Forcing Intel Reboots
Intel faces a tough hit this year dealing with growing concerns about the performance impacts from patches for Meltdown and Spectre. The latest wrinkle involves Intel's ...
EE Times
The Advantages Of FD-SOI Technology
If my memory serves me well, it was at the 1989 Device Research Conference where the potential merits of SOI (Silicon on Insulator) technology were discussed in a ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Follow The Moving Money
Semiconductor economics are changing by market, by region, and by product node and packaging type, adding new complexity into decisions about which ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Predictions: Manufacturing, Devices And Companies
New architectures, materials and equipment could have a huge impact on the chip industry. Some predictions are just wishful thinking, but most of these are a lot more ...
Semiconductor Engineering
U.S. clears Chinese acquisition in rare move
Beijing-based Naura Microelectronics Equipment Co Ltd has completed a deal to buy U.S. semiconductor manufacturing equipment company Akrion Systems LLC, in a rare ...
IC market to grow 21% this year, says Penn
At IFS2018 in London this week, Future Horizons' CEO Malcolm Penn delivered a state of the industry report. "Eght years of benign global economic growth has seen ...
Electronics Weekly.com
Manufacturing to grow 3.49%, IEK says
The manufacturing sector is expected to see growth of 3.49 percent this year, as rising commodity prices, including crude oil and steel, help lift the local petrochemical ...
Taipei Times
SEMI ISS 2018: AI, IoT, Automotive to Fuel Industry Growth
The SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) opened with the theme "Smart, Intuitive & Connected: Semiconductor Devices Transforming the World." The annual conference ...
Press Releases
NAURA Akrion Inc. acquired Akrion's surface preparation business
Beijing NAURA Microelectronics Equipment Co.,Ltd. and Akrion Systems LLC jointly announced that the previously announced acquisition by NAURA has been completed ...
NAURA Akrion Inc
Axus Technology Announces New VP of Sales and Marketing
Axus Technology is pleased to announce that Jim Kelly has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Jim's new role will provide management, sales ...
Axus Technology
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Jan 22, 2018: European 3D Summit
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
In which sport would a niblick be used?
Answer: Golf. A Niblick is an iron with a heavy, lofted head, such as a nine-iron, used especially for playing out of bunkers.