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Feb 18, 2019
Gearing Up For 5G
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5G has been touted as the new enabler for many market segments, including mobile phones, automotive, virtual reality, and IoT. But there are many questions and much speculation about when and how this new wireless standard will impact different market segments and what effect it will have on semiconductor design. With a promise of orders of magnitude improvement in communication speed and low latency ...
Semiconductor Engineering
China's top chipmaker SMIC to boost capex 20% despite downturn
China's top contract chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Co. will increase capital investment by nearly 20% this year, despite the severe industry ...
Nikkei Asian Review
Optimizing Pre-treatment for Electroless Deposition on Small Pads for UBM Formation
Article describes a process for the uniform deposition of electroless nickel on sputtered or vapor deposited aluminum pads in various crystal orientations, and, secondarily ...
Technical Paper
The Promise Of GDDR6 And 7nm
Research Nester, a market research and consulting firm, estimates that the "global market of computer graphics may witness a remarkable growth and reach at the ...
Semiconductor Engineering
MRS Sensor Technology for Challenging Measurement & Inspection
Gold Planar Bumps for Flip Chip Bonding with Challenging Applications
Sequential Infiltration Synthesis: A New Lithographic Enhancement Method
Achieving Low Voiding for Power Devices
Socket Cleaning on Handlers without Auto-Clean Functions
Active Optical Cable Transceiver Packaging Trends
Optimizing Pre-treatment for Electroless Deposition on Small Pads for UBM Formation
Quantum Computers On The Horizon
There's still a long way to go before they go mainstream, but quantum computers are firmly in the realm of reality and not science fiction. Since 1965, Moore's law ...
Asian Scientist
Nvidia forecasts demand rebound, Wall Street not so sure
Nvidia Corp's forecast of a demand rebound by the end of the year calmed investor nerves and pushed its shares up 5%, but several Wall Street analysts said ...
Reuters
Week In Review: Manufacturing, Test
South Korean chipmaker MagnaChip reported its results. It has also undertaken a strategic evaluation of the company's foundry business and Fab 4, the larger of ...
Semiconductor Engineering
TSMC gearing up for 7nm chip production for Qualcomm
Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will soon kick off commercial production for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor designed ...
Digitimes
Applied Materials Gives Weak Outlook for Chipmaker Spending
Applied Materials Inc., the biggest maker of equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, gave a weak forecast that indicates chipmakers are delaying spending ...
Bloomberg
RIP NASA Mars Rover: The End of a Space Exploration Era
After nearly a decade and a half of trundling around Mars, NASA's Opportunity rover has come to the end of its useful life. However, the project is notable as an ...
EE Times
Abu Dhabi Reportedly Investigating Selling Its Share of GlobalFoundries
It was just over a year ago that we toured GlobalFoundries, heard the company talk about its plans for 7nm and its 22FDX and 12FDX process lines, and thought ...
ExtremeTech
Feb 18, 2019: CMOS, BiCMOS and Bipolar Process Integration
Feb 18, 2019: FLEX 2019
Feb 19, 2019: MEMS & Sensors Technical Congress--MSTC 2019
Feb 24, 2019: LithoVision 2019
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Which is the longest mountain range in the world?
See answer below.
Advanced packaging: at the heart of innovation
The semiconductor industry showed impressive figures in 2017: +21.6% YoY growth to reach about US$ 412 billion. Without any doubt, the industry is entering ...
Yole Développement
Indium Corporation Advisor to Present at TestConX 2019
Indium Corporation advisor and founder/principal of DS&A LLC, David Saums, will present at TestConX 2019 from March 3-6, in Mesa, Arizona, USA. Saums will ...
Indium Corporation
AIM Infrarot-Module GmbH Purchases Third Veeco MBE System
Veeco Instruments Inc. announced that AIM Infrarot-Module GmbH (AIM) has purchased Veeco's GEN20™ automated molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) system. AIM ...
Veeco Instruments, Inc.
Quote of the Day
Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
Henry David Thoreau
What Year Was It?
Twain Publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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Mark Twain publishes his famous - and famously controversial - novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
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Cartoon of the Day
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"Global warming is a good thing - more hot prospects, no more frozen assets!"
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Which is the longest mountain range in the world?
Answer: The Andes (7,240km). The range stretches from north to south through seven countries in South America, along the west coast of the continent: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.