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May 24, 2017
SEMI Reports April Equipment Billings up 49%
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.17 billion in billings worldwide in April 2017 (three-month average basis), according to the April Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI. SEMI reports that the three-month average of worldwide billings of North American equipment manufacturers in April 2017 was $2.17 ...
Globalfoundries says EUV in production in 2019
Globalfoundries will introduce 7nm FinFET production using optical immersion lithography with tape outs expected in the first quarter of 2018, according to Gary ...
EE News Europe
The Dual-Gate Thin Film Transistor for 3D Dynamic and Flash Memory
Data is now the world's most valuable resource. Solid-state data storage of data driving an innovation revolution built upon 50 years of progress. Here we look at the dual ...
3D InCites
China outpaces Taiwan in IC design, backend industry output value
The output value of both China's IC design and backend industry sectors has already outpaced that of their counterparts in Taiwan. According to the China ...
Manufacturing Bits: May 23
Pushing optical metrology; advancing X-ray metrology; ionic metrology. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a new way to determine crystal ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Gartner Says Worldwide Sales of Smartphones Grew 9% in First Quarter of 2017
Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 380 million units in the first quarter of 2017, a 9.1% increase over the first quarter of 2016, according to Gartner ...
Catching Up on China and the Wait for the New Industry Driver
Catching up on some recent stories of great importance to our electronics industry, and thus packaging. SMIC urges Taiwan chipmakers to partner with China-based ...
Fake ICs: Another weapon in their detection
In his book The Hardware Hacker, Andrew "bunnie" Huang dedicates a chapter to fake ICs and the methods by which counterfeit parts make their way into the supply ...
12 Views on the Future of Electronics
Speakers at the annual Imec Technology Forum set out a smorgasbord of ideas on the future of electronics in machine learning, medicine, and how tomorrow's systems ...
EE Times
Phison still eyeing stake in Toshiba chip unit
Phison Electronics originally planned to invest US$500 million in Toshiba's memory chip unit, but the plan has been postponed as Toshiba decided to sell more of ...
Robust chip demand from China smartphone firms to boost revenues at IC distributors
Taiwan-based IC distributors including WPG, WT Microelectronics, Supreme Electronics, Coasia Microelectronics and Sunnic Technology & Merchandise, Audix and ...
The Race To 10/7nm
Next nodes are expected to be long-lasting, because costs of developing chip after that will skyrocket. Amid the ongoing ramp of 16/14nm processes in the ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Press Releases
Amkor Technology Completes Acquisition of NANIUM
Amkor Technology, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of NANIUM S.A., a world class provider of wafer-level fan-out (WLFO) semiconductor packaging ...
Amkor Technology, Inc.
Leti Will Demo World's-first WVGA 10-µm Pitch GaN Microdisplays at Display Week
Extending its expertise in high-brightness microdisplay technology for augmented-reality and other applications, Leti will demonstrate the world's first wide video ...
Ultratech Receives Multiple Laser System Order To Ramp Advanced FinFET Production From Major Customer In Asia
Ultratech, Inc. announced that it has received a multiple system follow-on order for its LSA101 dual-beam laser spike anneal (LSA) systems. Ultratech's millisecond ...
Ultratech, Inc.
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Quote of the Day
"I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right."
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After 14 years and 27 deaths while being constructed, the Brooklyn Bridge over the East River is opened, connecting the great cities of New York and Brooklyn.
The day was May 24. What year was it?
May 25, 2017: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Albany, NY
May 30, 2017: ECTC 2017
May 31, 2017: 2017FLEX Korea, Seoul, Korea
Jun 6, 2017: 15th Annual MEPTEC MEMS & Sensors Symposium
Jun 19, 2017: 2017FLEX Monterey
Jun 27, 2017: Sensors Expo 2017, San Jose, CA
Jul 10, 2017: Understanding Semiconductor Technology & Business/ San Francisco, CA
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Who is widely given credit for accurately predicting the rapid growth in the processing power of integrated circuits?
Answer: Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel