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Nov 22, 2017
Automotive Foundries
The race to win a piece of the automotive electronics business has now reached the foundry level, and right now it's not clear exactly how this is going to work. This is uncharted territory for everyone. The build-out of electronics for assisted and autonomous driving is brand new. For existing cars, most of the chips being used are off-the-shelf microcontrollers, commodity MEMS sensors, and ASICs used ...
Semiconductor Engineering
ASE to expand WLCSP capacity at Singapore plant, sources say
In the wake of robust demand for wearable devices and automotive electronics applications, packaging and testing company Advanced Semiconductor Engineering ...
North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts October 2017 Billings
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.02 billion in billings worldwide in October 2017 (three-month average basis). SEMI reports that ...
SPIL to build new factory in China
Packaging and testing company Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has gained land use rights for a 147,097-square meter industrial site located at the Fujian ...
U.S. government warns businesses about cyber bug in Intel chips
The U.S. government urged businesses to act on an Intel Corp alert about security flaws in widely used computer chips as industry researchers scrambled to understand ...
FCC chief plans to ditch U.S. 'net neutrality' rules
The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans to repeal landmark 2015 rules that prohibited internet service providers from impeding ...
Worldwide tablet shipments to reach 128 million units in 2018
Seeing all-screen smartphones continue eroding tablet demand, tablet vendors, to differentiate the two product lines, are turning aggressively to promote 10-inch ...
Broadcom eyes big changes for Qualcomm's patent practices
As part of its $103 billion bid to buy Qualcomm Inc, Broadcom Ltd has hinted that it would make big changes to Qualcomm's patent licensing business, a major ...
Analysts Applaud Marvell-Cavium Deal
Marvell will get an infusion of growth and Cavium may see a path to profitability from their proposed $6 billion merger. However, the more diversified chip ...
EE Times
Samsung Electronics Expected to Top the Global Semiconductor Market This Year
According to market research firm IC Insights, Samsung Electronics is likely to top the global semiconductor market excluding foundry this year with a market ...
Semiconductor Wafer Demand: Growing Pains
Unit growth more than 13%, but selling prices are down and wafers are in short supply. Semico Research is forecasting total semiconductor unit growth to exceed ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Yale professors race Google and IBM to the first quantum computer
Three giants of the tech world -- Google, IBM and Intel -- are using a method pioneered by Yale University professor Robert Schoelkopf to build the world's first ...
The Seattle Times
Press Releases
Heraeus Photovoltaics and Rietech Solar sign cooperation agreement
Heraeus Photovoltaics announced a comprehensive cooperation agreement with Rietech Solar, a China-based manufacturer of silicon wafers for solar cells. Under the agreement ...
Heraeus Electronics
ClassOne Slashes Via Liner Plating Costs for Compound Semi
ClassOne Technolog announced a new plating technique that provides significant cost reductions for compound semiconductor manufacturers who use gold plated ...
ClassOne Technology
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Quote of the Day
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
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Answer: The grape