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Top Story September 26, 2016
TSMC Expands its 3D Menu
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Taiwan's largest semiconductor kitchen released its latest menu, a 3D matrix that spans process, packaging and applications-specific options. TSMC described at an event here FinFET processes down to 7nm it will serve up over the next few months as well as an expanding set of 3D packaging options. "We are getting into a 3D x 3D era that will carry us into ...
EE Times

Industry News
450mm And Other Emergency Measures
Talk about boosting wafer sizes from 300mm to 450mm has been creeping back into presentations and discussions at conferences over the past couple months. ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Samsung Electronics delays South Korea re-start of Note 7 sales by three days
Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it was delaying the start of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sales in South Korea by three days to Oct. 1, a move it says ...
Reuters
More Food for Thought From The 2016 European MEMS Summit
Granted, while there may not have been a single "aha!" moment at the 2016 European MEMS Summit, held September 15-16 in Stuttgart Germany, the speakers did provide ...
3D InCites
 
 
Will III-V Power Devices Happen?
In a previous blog post, I provided a review of the overall power device market and trends driving changes in device evolution that entail materials innovation. ...
Semiconductor Engineering
The Pitfalls Of Auto-Stitching In Double-Patterning
Ever since the first double-pattern (DP) odd-cycle error ring was produced on a layout, designers have longed for a magic solution to solve it. Traditionally the ...
Semiconductor Engineering
The Internet of Fewer Things
If you follow discussions about the Internet of Things, you've probably heard this stunning prediction at least once: The world will have 50 billion Internet-connected ...
IEEE Spectrum

China's Huawei to start India smartphone production in Oct
Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will start making smartphones in India next month, the company said, joining a wave of compatriots setting up plants in ...
Reuters
Chip orders for new iPhone to fall in 1Q17, sources say
Chip orders placed for the iPhone 7/7 Plus will likely fall about 20% sequentially in the first quarter of 2017, according to an estimate made by analog chip suppliers. ...
Digitimes
The Week In Review: Manufacturing
Applied Materials and the Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a research institute under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), have announced ...
Semiconductor Engineering
 
 
Samsung chip executive jailed for attempted tech leak to China
A senior executive at Samsung's semiconductor division has been jailed for attempting to leak trade secrets to China. The executive, who was in charge of quality ...
ZDNet
Shanhai Capital acquires Analogix Semiconductor for $500 million
Shanhai Capital has led a consortium to acquire Analogix Semiconductor for more than $500 million. The chip company makes semiconductors that enable high-resolution ...
VentureBeat
What Does the End of Moore's Law Mean for Technology?
Back in the 1960s, Gordon Moore - the future founder of Intel - made a bold prophecy: Every year, the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits ...
StateTech Magazine
Toshiba expands 24nm SLC NAND flash lineup to address industrial applications
Toshiba America Electronic Components has expanded its family of 24nm single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory solutions. The new 16Gb BENAND is housed in an ...
Digitimes
Chip IP Biz & IC Industry M&As
The semiconductor industry has undergone a number of large acquisitions this year that indicates a forward direction for the industry. Each of the past several months ...
EE Times

Press Releases
Job Opportunity: Manager Sales and Membership Europe at SEMI
With immediate effect SEMI Europe is searching for a Manager Sales and Membership Europe. You will be successfully selling SEMl's products and services within ...
SEMI Europe
Element Six's Advanced Water Treatment Technology, Diamox, Invited to WEFTEC 2016
Element Six will be presenting its recently launched Diamox electrochemical advanced oxidation cell technology at the Water Environment Federation's Annual Technical ...
Element Six
         
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Which one of these elements does not appear before Oxygen in The Periodic Table: Nitrogen, Carbon, Beryllium, Silicon
See answer below.
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Sep 20, 2016: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ San Jose, CA
Sep 22, 2016: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/Portland, OR
Sep 22, 2016: LED Cleaning and Reliability Webinar
Sep 26, 2016: Process Certification and Defect Recognition: Hybrids, Microcircuits and RF/MMIC Modules
Oct 4, 2016: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ San Jose, CA
Oct 6, 2016: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Irvine, CA
Oct 18, 2016: International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference Exhibition
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Which one of these elements does not appear before Oxygen in The Periodic Table: Nitrogen, Carbon, Beryllium, Silicon
Answer: Silicon