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March 5, 2015
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The Hula-Hoop, a hip-swiveling toy that became a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O, is patented by the company's co-founder, Arthur "Spud" Melin.

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2D Material Beats Graphene
Two-dimensional (2D) materials like graphene are predicted to succeed silicon at the end of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) circa 2028. Graphene is the most popular, but scientists are also investigating other "miracle materials" including ...
EE Times
Industry News
Hurdles for Samsung’s Homegrown Exynos Chips
Samsung Electronics managed to load its own Exynos computing chips on the early batches of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones, an impressive first-step ...
The Wall Street Journal
Time to 'shift left' in chip design and verification, Synopsys founder says
The world is moving toward "Smart Everything," according to Aart de Geus, founder, chairman, and co-CEO of Synopsys. "The door will open gradually, and ...
Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design
Google Tests First Error Correction in Quantum Computing
Quantum computers won't ever outperform today's classical computers unless they can correct for errors that disrupt the fragile quantum states of their ...
IEEE Spectrum
Avago vied for Freescale, still seeking large deal - sources
Avago Technologies Ltd held advanced talks last month to acquire Freescale Semiconductor Ltd, and is still looking for an acquisition that could be ...
What Ford Is Driving
Jim Buczkowski, director of electrical and electronics systems research and advanced engineering at Ford Motor Co., sat down with Semiconductor Engineering ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Applied Materials Receives Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier Award
Applied Materials, Inc. has been recognized as one of 19 companies receiving Intel Corporation's Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance ...
Market Watch
Touchdowns are Great in Football but Not in Semiconductors
Everyone likes a touchdown, right? Tom Brady's touchdown pass to Julian Edelman with just two minutes left on the clock in Super Bowl XLIX brought undiluted joy ...
How Does IoT Impact Your Information Management Strategy?
The opportunity of the Internet of Things (IoT) has everything to do with data. By distributing and diversifying data, IoT architectures will dramatically ...
More Lithography Options?
Lithographers face some tough decisions at 10nm and beyond. At these nodes, IC makers are still weighing the various patterning options. And to make it even ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Taiwan IC design industry output value to grow 13% in 2015
The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry will rise 13.1% in 2015, thanks mainly to continued-strong demand coming from the smartphone sector ...
Gartner Says Smartphone Sales Surpassed One Billion Units in 2014
Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users had a record fourth quarter of 2014 with an increase of 29.9 percent from the fourth quarter of 2013 to reach 367.5 ...
Chip Market Contracts in Europe, January
The three-month average European chip market contracted in January 2015 when compared with same period in 2014, in contrast to the global market increased ...
EE Times
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Amkor Technology Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award
Amkor Technology, Inc. announced that it has been recognized as one of 19 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) ...
Amkor Technology, Inc.
Embedded die in substrate: challenges are still ahead
"Embedded die in substrate is a promising packaging technology", comments Yole Développement in its latest advanced packaging report entitled "Fan-Out and ...
Yole Développement
Two new members of the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd
At the forthcoming Annual Meeting of Shareholders on 29 April 2015, the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd will propose Wanda Eriksen-Grundbacher ...
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd
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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
SMQ75--A No-Clean Die-Attach Solder Paste for Clip-Bonding
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Mar 16, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Dallas,TX
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
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