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Nov 12, 2019
Is Singapore's Semicon Sector On the Skids?
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It all started 51 years ago, and throughout the half century or so, Singapore's key semiconductor industry has had its ups and downs. It is currently in the throes of yet another down cycle amid slow consumer demand. This time, it's exacerbated by ongoing tensions between the US and China. Chipmakers in Singapore, such as UTAC and AMS, have started slowing production and laying off ...
The Business Times
Exascale Computing in Europe: Leading Edge Packaging is the Key!
High performance computing (HPC) has become an important tool for areas that generate high volumes of data. While today's HPC is already powerful, many scientific ...
3D InCites
Advanced Wafer Level PKG Solutions for Telecom Infrastructure
In this work, a highly integrated WiGig/802.11ad compliant 16+16 beam forming transceiver RFIC with advanced FOWLP (fan out wafer level packaging) technology ...
Technical Paper
China lags far behind in semiconductor battle
China is lagging behind in its quest to become a global leader in the semiconductor industry, said Chairman Zhao Weiguo of China's state-run semiconductor industry ...
Taiwan News
WLFO Technologies For a Connected World
Is 75GHz achievable through BGA sockets?
A Comparison of Bulk and Insitu Ag Epoxy Die Attach Thermal Performance
PADKs Bring Value to Semiconductor Designs
Vertical Laser Assisted Bonding for Advanced 3.5D Chip Packaging
Collaborative Manufacturing in Photonics Packaging
MLE™ Maskless Exposure Technology
Worldwide Smartphone Shipments Rise by 0.8% in the Third Quarter as Huawei Went Full Steam in China
Worldwide smartphone shipments increased 0.8% year over year in the third quarter of 2019 (3Q19) reversing seven quarters of decline, according to new data from ...
IDC
TSMC October sales hit 2nd highest monthly level
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) said that its sales for October hit the second highest monthly level in the company's history, up over 3% from a month ...
Focus Taiwan News
Silicon wafer shipments in low gear for 4Q19
Silicon wafer shipments are expected to stay in low gear in the fourth quarter of 2019 as clients have decelerated their shipment pull-in to facilitate year-end financial ...
Digitimes
Korea memory-IC industry output value rises 5.5% in 3Q19
The production value of South Korea's memory chip industry increased 5.5% sequentially to US$17.06 billion in the third quarter of 2019. Samsung saw its memory ...
Digitimes
Environmental assessment of TSMC plant plan approved
Miaoli County authorities have approved the environmental impact assessment of an IC packaging and testing plant planned by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ...
Focus Taiwan News
3D VLSI Open Workshop Showcases 3D IC Supply Chain Capabilities
Severine Cheramy, Director 3D Business Development, at CEA-Leti, recently brought key partners of Leti's 3D-IC programs together at the 6th 3D VLSI Open ...
3D InCites
Google signs healthcare data and cloud computing deal with Ascension
Alphabet Inc's Google has signed its biggest cloud computing customer in healthcare to date, in a deal giving it access to datasets that could help it tune potentially ...
Reuters
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EV Group and DELO Partner to Expand Materials and Process Capabilities
EV Group announced that it is partnering with DELO. Both companies, well-known for their leading roles in optical sensor manufacturing, are combining efforts to enable nove; ...
EV Group
Presto Engineering Achieves EAL6 Certification for Secure Product Provisioning
Presto Engineering has achieved EAL6 (Evaluation Assurance Level 6) -- an assurance and independent verification of very high levels of security to protect valuable data. ...
Presto Engineering
SCHMID Group Installs First PlasmaLine
SCHMID Group installed first PlasmaLine comprising ICP etch & sputter deposition of its Korean JV SCHMID AVACO at Hofstetter PCB AG in Switzerland. It is PlasmaLine ...
SCHMID Group
Quote of the Day
"That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing."
Simone de Beauvoir
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Ellis Island Closes
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Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892.
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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.
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