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January 29, 2015
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Baseball Hall of Fame Elects First Members
Baseball Hall of Fame Elects First Members
The U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elects its first members in Cooperstown, New York: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Matthewson and Walter Johnson.

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Cartoon of the Day
"I understand the importance of green technology, but explain to me again why we need solar-powered paperclips."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
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First Look: 10nm
As the semiconductor industry begins grappling with mass production at 14/16nm process nodes, work is already underway at 10nm. Tools are qualified, IP is characterized, and the first test chips are being produced. It's still too early for production, of course--perhaps three years ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Viewpoint Commentary
Dr. Dev Gupta, CTO, APSTL
Dr. Dev Gupta, CTO, APSTL
The wait for 3-d stacked Processor & Memory to appear in products is beginning to look more and more like "Waiting for Godot", Beckett's famous play! Back in the early 1990s it took only 3 years for a leading US based IDM to develop the now common electroplated solder bump flip chip technology and implement them into ASICs This lower cost version including Cu pedestals has now completely replaced IBM's original evaporated ...
Industry News
TSVs to Split More Chips: Re-Integration is the Focus
At the European 3D TSV summit which took place in Grenoble's Minatec center last week, all of the speakers seemed to agree on one thing: in many fields including ...
EE Times
Technology Options and Their Influence on Routing for Interposer-based Memory Processor Integration
Currently in advanced integration, mainly stacked solutions are considered due to their attractive compactness. But if the ASIC or the processor is a high-performance ...
3D InCites
Automotive System Design Challenges
The automotive semiconductor market did exceptionally well last year. IHS reported strong vehicle production growth and increased semiconductor content ...
Semiconductor Engineering
China to demand secret source codes from computer firms
China will force companies which sell computer equipment to banks to hand over secret source code, undergo sensitive audits and set up research and development ...
Qualcomm says key customer passed on new chip, stock drops
Qualcomm Inc reduced its outlook for fiscal 2015, saying it expects its newest Snapdragon mobile chip will not be used in a major customer's flagship smartphone ...
UMC Boosts Capex to Capture More 28nm Orders
UMC, the world's third-largest chip foundry, said today it will increase its capital expenditure budget for 2015 by almost a third as it aims to grab ...
EE Times
Moore's Law Covers Human Progress
Moore's Law, famous for predicting the exponential growth of computing power over 40 years, comes from a simple try-fail/succeed model of incremental improvement ...
EE Times
Quantum Entanglement Now On-a-Chip
Quantum computing promises to revolutionize future computers, enabling pint-sized hardware to outperform room-filing supercomputers, plus offers uncrackable ...
EE Times
Kulicke & Soffa Reports First Quarter 2015 Results
Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. announced results for its first fiscal quarter ended December 27, 2014. Bruno Guilmart, Kulicke & Soffa's President and Chief ...
Rock Hill Herald
Lattice buys Silicon Image in $600m cash deal
FPGA vendor Lattice Semiconductor has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Silicon Image for $600 million. Darin Billerbeck, Lattice's president and chief ...
New Electronics
Freescale Come Back? Stock Market Thinks So
Has Freescale Semiconductor, burdened by large debt repayments since it was bought by private equity funds in 2006, made its way out of the woods yet? ...
EE Times
iPhone Dials Up Record Apple Sales
Apple reported record quarterly revenues and profits thanks to strong growth in iPhone sales, especially outside the U.S. A build up of cash may speed Apple's ...
EE Times
Predicting the 3D Integration Market is Tricky Business
Ask any market researcher or business development executive at a major semiconductor manufacturing company; predicting exactly when the 3D integratioin ...
3D InCites
Press Releases Submit
Yole Développement appoints Steven LaFerriere as Director of Northern America Business Development
Yole Développement (Yole) welcomes Steven LaFerriere as its new Business Development Director for the Northern America region. As a Business Development ...
Yole Développement
Optically Clear, Low Viscosity Epoxy from Master Bond
Master Bond EP62-1LPSP delivers an array of strength, electrical and handling properties that are well suited for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications. With ...
Master Bond
White Papers Submit
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
Precise High-throughput Solder Dispensing
High Capability Die Attach Film for Small Die Applications
Challenges in Supply of Ultralow Alpha Emitting Solder Materials
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Feb 4, 2015 - Understanding Semiconductor Technology & Business
Feb 5, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ San Jose, CA
Feb 5, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing Austin, TX
Feb 9, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/Irvine, CA
Mar 3, 2015 - Process Certification And Defect Recognition: Hybrids, Microcircuits and RF/MMIC Modules
Mar 16, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Dallas,TX
Apr 13, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Albany, NY
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Quote of the Day
"It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are."
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