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Sep 25, 2018
TSMC to Set Up New Fab for Advanced Packaging
Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has started its environmental impact assessment on land designated for construction of a new plant by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in Chunan, Miaoli (northern Taiwan), according to government sources locally. The new TSMC plant in Chunan will be dedicated to offering the foundry's in-house developed advanced packaging ...
Audit Checklist Targets Fake Chips
An audit checklist designed to prevent counterfeit components from entering the aerospace industry's supply chain was released in early September, with Mouser Electronics ...
EE Times
Eutectic Bonding -- Successful Applications
The choice of eutectic bonding is determined by the application and the technical requirements. For example, for aerospace and photonic applications, eutectic ...
Technical Paper
'Made in China 2025': How Beijing is boosting its semiconductor industry
As part of the ambitious "Made in China 2025" blueprint, Chinese officials have set the semiconductor industry a goal of reaching US$305 billion in output by 2030, and ...
South China Morning Post
Multichip Integrated Copper Clip Package Technology
IC Socket Footprint -- Why is it important?
Surface Mount Guidelines for Amkor's DRMLF®
Lasers for High-speed Sample Preparation
Developing a Theta jc Standard for Electronic Packages
Is Fully Automatic Bond Testing Possible?
New Technique to Create sub 2.0 µm Interconnects on Panel Format
As new iPhones go on sale, studies reveal chips from Intel and Toshiba
Apple Inc's latest iPhones hit stores around the world, featuring components made by Intel Corp and Toshiba among others, according to two firms that cracked open ...
Machine Learning Shifts More Work To FPGAs, SoCs
A wave of machine-learning-optimized chips is expected to begin shipping in the next few months, but it will take time before data centers decide whether these new ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Major Technology Trends Affect Retail Supply Chains in 2018
In the past few years, the retail space has evolved more than it has in decades. This evolution is seen not only in terms of the technology and innovations in the ...
SiC Chip Demand Surges
The silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor market is experiencing a sudden surge in demand amid growth for electric vehicles and other systems. But the demand also ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Taiwan Remains Top Hub for Semiconductor Manufacturing
Global and local firms are making new investments in semiconductor fabs in Taiwan. Taiwan is holding its own as a hub for semiconductor manufacturing, attracting ...
Taiwan Business Topics
Key companies to attend White House quantum computing meeting
The White House will hold a meeting on U.S. government efforts to boost quantum information science, with administration officials, leading companies including ...
Imec, Taiwan national lab collaborate on imaging and optics
Imec has signed a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan's Instrument Technology Research Center of National Applied Research Laboratories under which both research ...
Samsung Reportedly Plans to Cut Memory Production
South Korea's Samsung Electronics is cutting back plans for memory production increases in an effort to keep supplies tight in the face of slowing demand, according ...
EE Times
Sep 24, 2018: Strategic Materials Conference - SMC
Sep 24, 2018: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing - Irvine, CA
Sep 27, 2018: Free Cleaning Webinar - LED Cleaning and Reliability
Sep 27, 2018: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ San Jose, CA
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Which metal has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity?
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ZEISS presents integrated data-driven digital solutions at ESCRS
During the combined exhibition of the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) and the European Society of Retina Specialists, ZEISS presents ...
Supply Chain Challenges in $650M Sputtering Target Market
TECHCET announced that the sputtering target market for semiconductor applications is now estimated to reach US$650 million in 2018, an increase 5.4% year-over-year. ...
Solliance partners TNO and TU/e develop thermal stable perovskite solar cell
At the EU PVSEC conference, in Brussels, Belgium, Solliance Solar Research announces a major accomplishment in thermal stability of perovskite technology. The thermal ...
Solliance Solar Research
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Which metal has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity?
Answer: Silver. Silver has the highest electrical conductivity of all metals. In fact, silver defines conductivity - all other metals are compared against it. On a scale of 0 to 100, silver ranks 100, with copper at 97 and gold at 76.