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Feb 19, 2018
What EUV Brings To The Table
After many years of hearing that EUV is almost ready for prime time, the tide is finally coming in. A decade of slow but steady progress has resulted in exposure tools that can expose on the order of 1,000 wafers a day on a regular basis. This may be shy of the requirements for high volume manufacturing (HVM), but it is certainly more than enough to support solid development programs and pilot line ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Race Of Nations
Technology is the next arms race, and this is not just about national defense in the traditional sense. Countries collectively are pouring hundreds of billions ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Gartner Provides Seven Steps Security Leaders Can Take to Deal With Spectre and Meltdown
Security and risk management leaders must take a pragmatic and risk-based approach to the ongoing threats posed by an entirely new class of vulnerabilities. "Spectre" ...
Intel hit with 32 lawsuits over security flaws
Intel Corp said shareholders and customers had filed 32 class action lawsuits against the company in connection with recently-disclosed security flaws in its microchips. ...
Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom's Offer, Says Open to More Talks
Qualcomm Inc.'s board said discussions with Broadcom Ltd. failed to persuade the chipmaker to sign off on a $121 billion takeover offer, making it more likely ...
The Week In Review: Manufacturing
Applied Materials reported record revenue and operating profit in its first quarter ended Jan. 28. Compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2017, Applied grew net ...
Semiconductor Engineering
STMicro Licenses LDMOS From Chinese Chip Startup
STMicroelectronics has licensed laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) RF power technology from Innogration Technologies, a Chinese semiconductor ...
EE Times
Blockchain & IoT Convergence: Is It Happening?
The centralized architecture of most IoT solutions means that there is serious potential lack of resilience. Blockchain is an emerging technology that could help with ...
EE Times
The world's largest-ever tech deal now depends on Qualcomm
Valentine's Day might seem like a good time to discuss a proposal. But whether it brought luck to Broadcom's attempt to woo its rival chipmaker, Qualcomm, is still ...
The Economist
5 Takeaways From ISS 2018
At the recent Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) in Half Moon Bay, Calif., there were a multitude of presentations on a number of subjects. The event, sponsored by SEMI ...
Semiconductor Engineering
New Nodes, Materials, Memories
What chips will look like at 5nm and beyond, and why the semiconductor industry is heading there. Ellie Yieh, vice president and general manager of Advanced Product ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Tsinghua in Deal to Invest $100 Billion in Fabs
Tsinghua Unigroup has joined with China-backed semiconductor investment firm Sino IC Capital and the municipal government of Chongqing in a joint venture that ...
EE Times
Press Releases
EpoxySet EC-1015, Thermally Conductive epoxy Potting
EC-1015 is a thermally conductive potting compound from epoxySet. This low viscosity system is ideal for potting, encapsulating and casting applications where ...
EU-South Korean Project Will Demonstrate 5G System Prototype at 2018 Winter Games
Leti announced that the European and South Korean project, 5GCHAMPION, will demonstrate the world's first 5G platform Feb. 20-22, during the 2018 Winter Games. The ...
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What percentage of the Earth's water is drinkable?
See answer below.
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What percentage of the Earth's water is drinkable?
Answer: less than one percent. About 75% of the earth is covered in water. Less than 3% of the water is fresh, non-saline water. Of the fresh water available on earth, only 31% is accessible for use. About 69% of the fresh water is in form of ice cap and glacier. So, if only 31% of the fresh water is available for drinking, this means 31% of 2.5%=0.00775, which equates to less than 1%.