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Dec 10, 2019
Intel Unveils Cryogenic Chip for Quantum Computing
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At the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco this week, Intel is unveiling a cryogenic chip designed to accelerate the development of the quantum computers they are building with Delft University’s QuTech research group. The chip, called Horse Ridge for one of the coldest spots in Oregon, uses specially-designed transistors to provide microwave control signals to Intel's quantum ...
IEEE Spectrum
TSMC revenues up in November, UMC and VIS down
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its November revenues increase 1.7% sequentially, while revenues at United Microelectronics (UMC) and ...
Digitimes
Pressure-less Silver Sintering for RF Power Electronics
A virtually void free die attach was successfully achieved using a fixed but critical volume of Ag sinter paste by a process of pressure-less sintering on a multi-axis ...
Technical Paper
The Ultimate Generation
One of 5G's biggest selling points is faster data rates than any previous generation of wireless—by a lot. Millimeter waves are part of what's making that possible. ...
IEEE Spectrum
Pressure-less Silver Sintering for RF Power Electronics
USB Connection Testing
A Multi-layered Approach for Application of CVD Diamond Heat Spreaders
WLFO Technologies For a Connected World
Is 75GHz achievable through BGA sockets?
A Comparison of Bulk and Insitu Ag Epoxy Die Attach Thermal Performance
PADKs Bring Value to Semiconductor Designs
Flying cars could lure investors away from ground-based services
Electric air taxis -- known colloquially, if somewhat misleadingly, as "flying cars" -- could draw millions of investor dollars away from ground-based transportation ...
Reuters
Taiwan urged to ease rules to attract AI talent
To tackle ongoing brain drain, Taiwan businesses are keen on adopting AI solutions to accelerate operation upgrades and transformations, but what counts more is ...
Digitimes
Manufacturing Bits: Dec. 9
Using a conventional lithography system, Harvard has developed what researchers call an all-glass, centimeter-scale metalens. A metalens is a flat surface, which makes ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Huawei to roll out Harmony OS to more products next year, but not phones and tablets
Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies plans to equip more of its products with its Harmony operating system (OS) next year, and will promote them at home and ...
Reuters
Smart glasses may replace smartphones, says Jorjin chairman
Smart glasses enabled by AR/MR technologies may gradually replace smartphones, with such a trend beginning to emerge in 2023 according to Tom Liang, chairman ...
Digitimes
Taiwan IC backend sector to see growth in 2H19 thanks to 5G, says Digitimes Research
Despite the ongoing US-China trade tensions, Taiwan's IC packaging and testing industry is still expected to see second-half 2019 revenues grow from the first ...
Digitimes
AI and Economic Productivity: Expect Evolution, Not Revolution
In 2016, London-based DeepMind Technologies, a subsidiary of Alphabet (which is also the parent company of Google), startled industry watchers when it reported ...
IEEE Spectrum
Dec 11, 2019: SEMICON Japan 2019
Jan 10, 2020: Smarter Manufacturing through Better Data: Applications and Benefits of SEMI Interface A / EDA Standards Workshop
Jan 12, 2020: Industry Strategy Symposium—ISS 2020
Jan 15, 2020: SEMI Diversity Forum 2020: Leaders Enabling Innovation and Inclusion in Tech
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Disposable image sensors, a revolution for microscopy & next-generation sequencing
"Microscopy & NGS markets are undergoing enormous technological changes", announces Marjorie Villien, PhD. Technology & Market Analyst at Yole. "These innovations ...
Yole Développement
SEMICON Japan 2019 Opens: SMART Transportation, SMART Manufacturing and Business Continuity Planning in Focus
SEMICON Japan 2019 opens at Tokyo Big Sight to focus on growth opportunities in smart transportation and smart manufacturing and the critical importance of business ...
SEMI
Imec to Show Excellent Performance in Ultra-Scaled FETs with 2D Material Channel
At this year's IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (Dec 7-11 2019), imec, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies ...
Imec
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