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March 27, 2015
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Top Story
Prospects of IC Backend Service Industry Remain Promising
A wave of M&A deals is likely to reshape the IC backend service supplier landscape and also heat up competition among peer companies in terms of technology process and production capacity. Digitimes had an opportunity to chat with UTAC Holding CEO William John Nelson recently ...
Industry News
Ecosystem Changes
Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss changes in the semiconductor ecosystem with Kelvin Low, senior director of foundry marketing at Samsung ..
Semiconductor Engineering
Intel, Micron, Toshiba promise storage that's fast and roomy
Intel, Micron and Toshiba want to give you the best of both worlds when it comes to flash memory, the storage technology used in smartphones, tablets ...
Micron, Intel Flash 3D NAND
Micron and Intel claim they will be second to Samsung with ultra-dense 3-D NAND flash chips that will sell as chips and in solid-state drives. Micron is ...
EE Times
Graphene Supercharges 3-D Hybrid Supercapacitor
By combining sheets of graphene with a traditional battery material, scientists have created hybrid supercapacitors that can store as much charge as lead acid ...
IEEE Spectrum
DATE 2015 demonstrates Europe’s commitment to Semiconductors, Part 2
I really enjoyed the Monolithic 3D session. Francoise already reported about it, so I can be brief and focus on the most advanced program presented, the CEA Leti ...
3D InCites
3D stacked structure flash packs 16 GB
Toshiba has announced the development of the world's first 48-layer three dimensional stacked cell structure flash memory called BiCS, a 2-bit- ...
EE Times Europe
Patent Suits Have Global Impacts
Companies found guilty of patent infringement, even those under an injunction, may be permitted to carry out some global activities, according to a recent ...
EE Times
What Is Functional Accuracy?
What it means to be functionally accurate in the context of virtual platforms varies greatly, depending upon whom you ask and even when you ask them. But that ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Apple to tap emerging markets again with iPhone 6C
Apple reportedly plans to release a 4-inch iPhone model, tentatively referred to as iPhone 6C, to replace its predecessor the iPhone 5C in the second half ...
Apple plans China iPhone trade-in program with Foxconn
Apple Inc plans to introduce a trade-in program for iPhones in China in association with the Foxconn Technology Group, Bloomberg reported, citing people ...
IMAPS DPC 2015: Has 3D IC Hit a Holding Pattern?
From the perspective of 3D integration and its march towards commercialization, there was not much new being presented at the 2015 IMAPS Device Packaging ...
3D InCites
TSMC to supply chips for rumored iPhone 6S and 6C
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will remain the major processor supplier for Apple in the second half of 2015 as the foundry will supply 20nm ...
Intel to partner with notebook players for Chromebook 2-in-1s
Intel is planning to partner with Google and notebook players including Asustek Computer, Acer, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo, Quanta Computer and Pegatron ...
Press Releases Submit
atg Luther & Maelzer Launches Flying Probe Tester for Substrates
atg Luther & Maelzer has delivered the first flying probe system for substrate test to a major customer in Korea. The S3 10µm Substrate Tester is the first ...
atg Luther & Maelzer
Centrotherm achieves 2014 guidance
The centrotherm Group reached the target that it set itself for its 2014 financial year, achieving EUR 189.2 million of revenue. This lay at the upper ...
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd – Publication of fiscal year 2014 results
In 2014, after a very difficult year 2013, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. achieved better results despite negative effects from special items. As ...
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd
White Papers Submit
Challenges of on-board narrow-pitch connections for microwave components
A 20GHz pluggable 0.5mm pitch BGA connector simplifies test/verification
Semiconductor Grade Fluxes for Copper Pillar Flip-Chip
Achieving a 75GHz test socket
TM 1014 Update and Hermeticity Spec Change
Design and Characterization of a Two-Channel Transmitter SiP Module
EMI Shielding Goes In-Package
Calendar Submit
Apr 13, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Albany, NY
Apr 13, 2015 - Pre Cap Visual Inspection per Mil-Std-883 (TM 2017)
Apr 14, 2015 - Wire Bonding Certification
Apr 17, 2015 - Packaging and Testing of Implanted Medical Devices
Apr 20, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing Hsinchu, Taiwan
Apr 20, 2015 - Advanced CMOS Technology 2015
Apr 21, 2015 - Advanced CMOS Technology 2015
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Test Your Knowledge
Arrange these parts of the human body by the number of bones they contain (most to least): Hand, Skull, Foot
Answer: Hand 27 bones, Foot 26, Skull 22
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