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Top Story April 29, 2016
Taiwan Chipmakers Worried About Brain Drain
Leading Taiwanese chipmakers on Thursday voiced concerns that the industry was facing a brain drain at a time when local companies were feeling increasingly squeezed by their Chinese competitors. "The most pressing threats Taiwan's chip design sector faces are outflows of talents and its incapability to attract foreign talents," said Eric Hsu, chief technology ...
Nikkei Asian Review

Industry News
SPIL expects higher factory utilization in 2Q16
Siliconware Precision Industries' (SPIL) capacity utilization rate for the second quarter of 2016 will rise from the first quarter, with some of its production ...
T.J. Rodgers Steps Down at Cypress
Cypress Semiconductor Corp.'s CEO T.J. Rodgers will this week retire from the top position he held at the company he founded 34 years ago. Cypress said it is launching ...
EE Times
Industry Trends: Ecosystems and Packaging
Two weeks after the three-ring circus that was embedded world, I was at another event: SEMI's ISS Europe. This was on a different scale and had a different topic ...
Electronic Engineering Journal
Apple chipmaker NXP looks to autos to outpace rivals' growth
Chipmaker NXP Semiconductors, the world's top manufacturer of electronics in cars and a producer of chips used in Apple iPhones, gave an upbeat outlook for its ...
Cypress Semi to buy Broadcom's Internet of Things business
Chipmaker Cypress Semiconductor Corp said it agreed to buy Broadcom Ltd's Internet of Things (IoT) business and related assets for $550 million in cash. The deal ...
Xilinx Shares Decline After Light Forecast
Shares of programmable logic vendor Xilinx Inc. traded lower in after hours trading after the company reported quarterly results that beat consensus analysts' ...
EE Times

Siliconware terminates share sale agreement with Unigroup
Siliconware Precision Industries Co., the second largest integrated circuit packaging and testing services provider in Taiwan, said that it has decided not ...
Focus Taiwan News
ESL Flow is Dead
It was 20 years ago that Gary Smith coined the term Electronic System Level (ESL). He foresaw the next logical migration in abstraction up from the Register ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Way Too Much Data
Moving to the next process nodes will produce volumes more data, forcing chipmakers to adopt more expensive hardware to process and utilize that data, more ...
Semiconductor Engineering
UVM Register Layer: The Structure
I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to the day where we won't even have to go to the doctor's office for an exam. Instead, we will all have scanners ...
Semiconductor Engineering
UMC looks to 5% wafer shipment growth in 2Q16
United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post an about 5% sequential increase in wafer shipments for the second quarter of 2016, when the company's capacity utilization ...
Samsung Elec tips second quarter profit pickup as Galaxy S7 excels
Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) on Thursday tipped a pickup in second-quarter profits after reporting a 12 percent earnings gain in January-March ...
Rhines Expounds on the Deconsolidation of the Semiconductor Industry
"By 2020, we are all going to work for the same company," Wally Rhines, chairman and chief executive officer of Mentor Graphics, said in his keynote presentation ...
Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design
2.5D Becomes A Reality
Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss 2.5D and advanced packaging with Max Min, senior technical manager at Samsung; Rob Aitken, an ARM fellow; John ...
Semiconductor Engineering

Press Releases
Amkor Technology Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter 2016
Amkor Technology, Inc. announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. "First quarter results were above the high end of our guidance," ...
Amkor Technology, Inc.
Indium's Germanium Reclaim and Recycle Program Optimizes Process Efficiency
Indium Corporation's germanium reclaim and recycle program enables customers to increase their return on materials by providing credit for diverting spent germanium ...
Indium Corporation
New Ultra-Low Noise LVPECL VCXO From Crystek Corporation
Crystek continues to push the limits of Ultra-Low Phase Noise performance with the release of the CVPD-922 Family. This Voltage Controlled LVPECL Oscillator outperforms ...
Crystek Corporation
Test Your Knowledge
Which one of these important figures was not born around the same time as Sigmund Freud: Thomas Edison, Vincent Van Gogh, Woodrow Wilson, Karl Marx
See answer below.
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Quote of the Day
"Only two things are certain: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not certain about the universe."
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What Year Was It?
World War II Monument Opens in Washington
World War II Monument Opens in Washington
The National World War II Memorial opens in Washington, D.C., to thousands of visitors, providing overdue recognition for the 16 million U.S. men and women who served in the war.

The day was Apr 29. What year was it?
Apr 28, 2016: EVG Technology Day Southeast Asia
May 3, 2016: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Portland, OR
May 4, 2016: Microwave Packaging Technology
May 4, 2016: Introduction to Advanced Microelectronics Packaging Technologies
May 9, 2016: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Dresden, Germany
May 11, 2016: MEPTEC MEMS Technology Symposium
May 11, 2016: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing / Dublin, Ireland
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Which one of these important figures was not born around the same time as Sigmund Freud: Thomas Edison, Vincent Van Gogh, Woodrow Wilson, Karl Marx
Answer: Karl Marx-1818. Freud was born 1856, Edison 1847, VanGogh 1853, Wilson 1856