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Apr 26, 2019
Intel Cuts Forecast
Chipmaker Intel Corp cut its full-year revenue forecast and missed analysts' estimates for first-quarter sales for the data center business that has driven growth as PC sales declined in recent years, sending its shares down as much as 7.5%. Intel said China's economy was consuming fewer microchips than it had expected, adding to concerns that an industry-wide slowdown could persist until the end ...
Advanced Heterogeneous Packaging Solutions for High Performance Computing
Heterogeneous integrated circuit (IC) packaging has made a full entrance into the high-performance computing arena. The target applications are broad, running the ...
3D InCites
Role of Sockets in IC Product Life Cycle
A single contact technology cannot satisfy all requirements for IC verification throughout its life cycle. A socket that has replaceable modules is a fruitful solution.
Technical Paper
SK Hynix confident of memory chip recovery after quarterly profit drop
SK Hynix Inc said on Thursday it was confident of a recovery in memory chips later this year due to rising demand from data centers, after the South Korean chipmaker ...
Bondtesting of Memory Devices
Challenges & Solutions for Bonding Ultra-Small Ceramic End-Terminated Capacitors
Challenges in Automotive Package Development
3 Ways to Increase Plasma Uniformity
UV-Adhesive Bonding for Stud-pull
Role of Sockets in IC Product Life Cycle
MRS Sensor Technology for Challenging Measurement & Inspection
Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer
If you're like many people, you may have decided that you want to spend less time staring at your phone. It's a good idea: an increasing body of evidence suggests ...
The New York Times
Apple allegedly 'plotted' to hurt Qualcomm years before it sued the company
Before Apple ever filed suit against Qualcomm, the iPhone maker allegedly wanted to hurt the company. And it put those plans down in documents obtained by ...
SK Hynix to cut NAND flash output by over 10%
SK Hynix will reduce its total NAND flash wafer production by more than 10% starting this year, as a result of the efforts to slow down its capacity expansion pace. ...
Intel Won’t Comment on Purported Roadmap Leak
Intel has declined to comment on what is purported to be a leaked technology roadmap that shows that the company will not have 10-nm desktop CPUs available until ...
EE Times
UMC expects wafer shipments and ASP to rise in 2Q19
Contract chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post a 6-7% sequential increase in wafer shipments for the second quarter of 2019, with an up to 3% ...
TSMC 12-inch fab capacity still in oversupply
Despite a ramp-up of orders for 7nm chips, TSMC is still seeing orders for other advanced process nodes remain sluggish which has kept its overall 12-inch fab ...
Samsung plans $116 billion long-term investment to diversify its chip business
Samsung Electronics Co. said it would invest about $116 billion by 2030 to further diversify its semiconductor production beyond memory chips, as the company ...
Market Watch
TSMC Steps Through 7, 6, 5, Moore
TSMC added an N5P process and more details on advanced packages to its roadmap for squeezing advances from silicon at an annual event here. At the bleeding ...
EE Times
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SEMI Partners with Powerhouses imec, CEA-Leti and Fraunhofer to Energize Global Innovation
SEMI announced that in the three months since imec, a worldwide leader in nanoelectronics research, joined SEMI as a Strategic Association Partner under a Memorandum ...
Greene Tweed's The Right FITT™ Strategy Enables Real-Time Customer Tracking
Greene Tweed announces the launch of The Right FITT™, a multi-year manufacturing strategy in-line with "Industry 4.0". The plan includes new equipment, new data ...
Greene Tweed
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