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Feb 19, 2019
Racetrack Memory Gets a Boost
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Zapping a magnetic nanowire with an ultrafast laser can create a new type of fast, efficient memory, according to researchers in the Netherlands. Light has long been used to move data around quickly, and with the growing number of devices in the Internet of Things, the demand for moving data around a chip is soaring. It's faster and more energy efficient if that can be done without adding extra ...
IEEE Spectrum
One Micron RDL; FOWLP Die Shift; Antennas for FOWLP
Ultratech, IMEC and JSR discussed "One Micron Damascene Redistribution for Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging using a Photosensitive Dielectric Material". This study ...
3D InCites
Active Optical Cable Transceiver Packaging Trends
EEL and VCSEL technologies from a packaging architectural view with case studies showing high accuracy pick and place of the laser die, photo detector, and lens attachments.
Technical Paper
TSMC lowers 1Q19 guidance after defective material impact
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has revised downward its first-quarter 2019 guidance following the completion of an assessment of all wafers ...
Digitimes
Role of Sockets in IC Product Life Cycle
MRS Sensor Technology for Challenging Measurement & Inspection
Gold Planar Bumps for Flip Chip Bonding with Challenging Applications
Sequential Infiltration Synthesis: A New Lithographic Enhancement Method
Achieving Low Voiding for Power Devices
Socket Cleaning on Handlers without Auto-Clean Functions
Active Optical Cable Transceiver Packaging Trends
And now, Google designs chipsets in India! Nation emerges as serious player in tech industry
With others like Qualcomm also doing this, India is slowly emerging as a serious player in the tech industry. Whenever electronics and IT minister Ravi Shankar ...
Financial Express
China approves KLA Tencor's Orbotech acquisition
Chinese regulatory approval for KLA Tencor's $3.26 billion acquisition of the Israeli automated optical inspection equipment company was delayed by the trade ...
Globes
Britain does not support total Huawei network ban
British security officials do not support a full ban of Huawei from national telecoms networks despite U.S. allegations the Chinese firm and its products could be used ...
Reuters
Indiegogo CEO on China and Profits
Crowdfunding doesn't always lead to success, and even when it does, it can take a long time. Just ask David Mandelbrot. The CEO of Indiegogo says that 2019 should ...
EE Times
TSMC shares rise despite lower sales forecast
Shares of contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) moved higher in line with the broader market, which was boosted by a rise on Wall Street ...
Focus Taiwan News
China Reportedly Proposes to increase U.S. Semiconductor Purchases Five Times over Six Years
South Korean semiconductor companies are keeping their eyes and ears open as China has reportedly proposed to increase its U.S. semiconductor purchases to US$200 ...
Business Korea
Surprise! More 5G complications
As network operators furtively roll out 5G services, the cellular communications industry is learning about 5G on the fly, finding one unexpected challenge after ...
EDN
Feb 18, 2019: CMOS, BiCMOS and Bipolar Process Integration
Feb 18, 2019: FLEX 2019
Feb 19, 2019: MEMS & Sensors Technical Congress--MSTC 2019
Feb 24, 2019: LithoVision 2019
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Which one of these is not among the world's five most extracted metallic elements: iron, copper, zinc, tin
See answer below.
Advanced packaging: at the heart of innovation
The semiconductor industry showed impressive figures in 2017: +21.6% YoY growth to reach about US$ 412 billion. Without any doubt, the industry is entering ...
Yole Développement
Indium Corporation Advisor to Present at TestConX 2019
Indium Corporation advisor and founder/principal of DS&A LLC, David Saums, will present at TestConX 2019 from March 3-6, in Mesa, Arizona, USA. Saums will ...
Indium Corporation
AIM Infrarot-Module GmbH Purchases Third Veeco MBE System
Veeco Instruments Inc. announced that AIM Infrarot-Module GmbH (AIM) has purchased Veeco's GEN20™ automated molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) system. AIM ...
Veeco Instruments, Inc.
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Astronaut John Glenn Orbits Earth
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From Cape Canaveral, Florida, John Hershel Glenn Jr. is successfully launched into space aboard the Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first orbital flight by an American astronaut.
The day was Feb 20. What year was it?
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Which one of these is not among the world's five most extracted metallic elements: iron, copper, zinc, tin
Answer: Tin is the 10th most extracted metallic element, iron #1, copper #3, zinc #5