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Sep 26, 2017
Are smartphones still getting faster? Does Moore's law still apply?
Moore's Law predicts that the number of transistors used on dense integrated circuits will double year on year. The theory belongs to Gordon Moore, who co-founded ...
Android Authority
Apple outraces Google for on-device AI development
Google has been regarded as the leading force for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology thanks to its AlphaGo AI computer program. While Google ...
KKR Said to Be Wooing Apple to Switch Sides in Toshiba Bid
KKR & Co. is trying to persuade Apple Inc. to switch sides and join the private equity firm in a bid for Toshiba Corp.'s flash memory chip business. The pitch ...
Samsung's next task: AI chips to empower devices
A new, urgent task of Samsung, the world's unrivalled memory chip provider, seems to be developing chips for artificial intelligence applications on devices, including ...
The China Post
Beijing, Shanghai IC sectors prospering
The flourishing IC industries in Beijing and Shanghai has been pushing forward China's overall IC industry development, enabling the rapid rise of China in the global ...
Looming Issues And Tradeoffs For EUV
New lithography tools will be required at 5nm, but pellicles, resists and uptime are still problematic. Momentum is building for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Taiwan IC backend firms to enjoy strong 4Q17
A ramp-up of orders for communications chips, as well as TV panel-use driver ICs and TDDI (touch with display driver) chips, will enable Taiwan-based IC backend ...
Will Imagination Deals Deliver MIPS to China?
Imagination sells itself to Canyon Bridge, while agreeing to sell MIPS to another VC. Semiconductor industry watchers are pointedly curious about the fine print ...
EE Times
What Happened To ReRAM?
After years of delays, this next-gen memory is finally gaining traction. Resistive RAM (ReRAM), one of a handful of next-generation memories under development ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Taiwan IC backend firms to enjoy strong 4Q17
A ramp-up of orders for communications chips, as well as TV panel-use driver ICs and TDDI (touch with display driver) chips, will enable Taiwan-based IC backend ...
iPhone X component suppliers told to slow down delivery, say sources
Apple has reportedly instructed component suppliers to withhold part of the component shipments prepared for the production of iPhone X devices, according to ...
Less-than-40nm Foundry Market Rapidly Grows
As the demand of low power system semiconductor chips related to artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) increases, the less-than-40 ...
Business Korea
Taiwan fabless IC firms seeing orders pull in from China
Taiwan-based fabless chipmakers including suppliers of LCD driver ICs, consumer electronics ICs, PC peripherals, networking and communications chips, have ...
iPhone 8 Still Packs Q'Comm, NXP
Apple continues to use a mix of Qualcomm and Intel LTE modems in its iPhone 8, according to early teardown reports. Broadcom gained an expected design win for ...
EE Times
Press Releases
ISELED Alliance welcomes Valeo as a new member
ISELED announces that Valeo has joined it as its new member. Valeo will take place alongside the other partners of the ISELED alliance: Inova Semiconductors, Dominant ...
Artificial organs become a reality
After decades of development, artificial organ products are now ready to enter the medical device market. Innovation makes our dreams real and will solve with time ...
Yole Développement
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Sep 25, 2017: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ San Jose, CA
Sep 25, 2017: IC Packaging Design and Modeling Short Course (Dallas)
Sep 27, 2017: IC Packaging Technology Short Course (Dallas)
Oct 2, 2017: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Austin, TX
Oct 4, 2017: Understanding Semiconductor Technology & Business/ San Francisco, CA
Oct 24, 2017: International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference
Nov 1, 2017: MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress, Napa Valley, CA
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What common electronic word derives from Transfer Resistor?
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