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Jan 20, 2017
Putting The Brakes On Consolidation
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China's efforts to reduce its trade deficit by acquiring technology outside of its borders--particularly in the areas of process technology and memory--are hitting are hitting some snags. Any proposed acquisitions are being closely monitored by government agencies around the globe, and in many cases they have been quietly derailed. The Committee on Foreign Investment ...
Semiconductor Engineering
VIEWPOINT 2017: David Butler, EVP and General Manager, SPTS Technologies
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FOWLP and other Wafer-level Packaging. "FOWLP first appeared in the late noughties and was used for PMIC and RF devices with modest line & space dimensions. It was also in relatively low volume production. 2016 was the year when fan-out wafer level packaging went mainstream when teardowns ...
SPTS Technologies
China's Tsinghua Unigroup to build $30 billion Nanjing chip plant
Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd, China's top state chip manufacturer, revealed plans to build a $30 billion memory chip factory as the government seeks to boost local production ...
Reuters
Toshiba making preparations for sale of stake in chip business
Japan's Toshiba Corp has begun preparations to sell a minority stake in its core chip business, people with knowledge of the matter said, as it urgently seeks funding ...
Reuters
Chip Sales Grew 1.5% in '16, Gartner says
Global chip revenue increased by 1.5% in 2016 as a late-year surge enabled the semiconductor industry to avoid widely anticipated contraction, according to market ...
EE Times
IoT Will Grow by Collaboration
Several challenges must be addressed for IoT to reach this inflection point, which we think is still four to five years away. Areas we are exploring within the IPSO ...
EE Times
Panasonic aims to move Tesla auto partnership beyond batteries: CEO
Panasonic Corp aims to extend its partnership with electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc beyond batteries and into self-driving technology, as the Japanese conglomerate ...
Reuters
Inside Photomask Writing
Hirokazu Yamada, a board member and the director of the Mask Lithography Division of NuFlare, sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to discuss photomask ...
Semiconductor Engineering
China Unveils Memory Plans
Backed by billions of dollars in government funding, China in 2014 launched a major initiative to advance its domestic semiconductor, IC-packaging and other ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Qualcomm, MediaTek to vie for handset solution orders from Foxconn
Qualcomm and MediaTek are expected to compete fiercely for chipset solution orders from EMS supplier Foxconn Electronics which has turned itself into a ...
Digitimes
TSMC: 10nm To Be Greater Than 10% Of 2017 Wafer Revenue
TSMC's financial results for the 4th Quarter of 2016 were released on January 11, 2017 (PST) and showed that year-over-year fourth quarter revenue increased 28.8% ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 1.5% in 2016
Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $339.7 billion in 2016, a 1.5% increase from 2015 revenue of $334.8 billion, according to preliminary results by Gartner ...
Gartner
Press Releases
TechSearch International Analysis Predicts Growth for Fan-in and FO-WLP
TechSearch International predicts strong market growth for fan-in wafer level packages (WLPs) and fanout WLP (FO-WLP). Driven by demand for thin, low-profile ...
TechSearch International
Libra Industries Supports the Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium
Libra Industries is pleased to announce that it is a corporate sponsor of the 2017 Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium. The event is scheduled to take place ...
Libra Industries
Microtronic GmbH Signs on Vector Quality Group as Its Newest Representative
Microtronic GmbH is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Catalin Grigorescu with Vector Quality Group as its representative. Grigorescu will represent ...
Microtronic GmbH
         
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Which one of these countries does not have French as one of its official languages: Nigeria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Algeria
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Iran Hostage Crisis Ends
Iran Hostage Crisis Ends
Minutes after Ronald Reagan's inauguration as the 40th president of the United States, the 52 U.S. captives held at the U.S. embassy in Teheran, Iran, are released, ending the 444-day Iran Hostage Crisis.
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Calendar
Jan 19, 2017: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Shanghai, China
Jan 23, 2017: SEMI European 3D Summit
Jan 30, 2017: Failure and Yield Analysis Short Course (Portland, OR)
Feb 6, 2017: Advanced CMOS/FinFET Fabrication Short Course
Feb 6, 2017: Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium 2017
Feb 7, 2017: Semiconductor Statistics Short Course (Portland, OR)
Feb 8, 2017: Semicon Korea
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Which one of these countries does not have French as one of its official languages: Nigeria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Algeria
Answer: Nigeria