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Mar 29, 2017
Intel: Moore's Law Isn't Slowing Down
Intel said that the fundamental progress of the chip industry, which underlies everything electronic, is still on track and that it is still the leader in chip manufacturing technology. The world's biggest chip maker runs its business on Moore's Law -- the prediction in 1965 made by Intel chairman emeritus Gordon Moore that the number of transistors on a chip will double every year ...
Patent Trolls Plague Chip Vendors
One of the unintended consequences of the M&A feeding frenzy in the semiconductor industry is that more chip vendors are getting targeted by patent trolls. Jean-Christoph Eloy ...
EE Times
China's Top Chipmaker Secures $22 Billion to Expand Globally
Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. has clinched as much as 150 billion yuan ($22 billion) of financing from two Chinese government-backed investors, amassing a pool of funds to ...
U.S. Power Electronics Industry Faces Big Challenges
Advances in semiconductor technologies, capacitors, magnetics and packaging are needed to drive growth in the U.S. power electronics industry, according to a new report ...
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Intel Unveils 10, 22nm Processes
Intel will start making 10nm chips this year it claims will lead the industry in transistor density using a metric it challenged rivals to adopt. Separately, it announced ...
EE Times
SK Hynix consortium bids over $9 billion for Toshiba chip unit: Maeil Business
A consortium led by South Korea's SK Hynix Inc has offered to pay more than $9 billion for a majority stake in Toshiba Corp's memory chip business, the Maeil Business ...
Welcome to the Age of Continuous Innovation
Modern applications now are comprised of pre-fab code snippets representing atomized functions delivered as microservices packaged within containers. Technology ...
EE Times
Intel: Our 10-nanometer chips will cost 30% less than the competition's
Intel said that it will introduce a 10-nanometer (nm) manufacturing process for its chips this year that will give it a 30 percent cost advantage, as well as a performance ...
IMAPS DPC Part 1: New MIL Qualified Player in FOWLP
The annual IMAPS Device Packaging Workshop was held at its usual location outside Scottsdale AZ in early March. I noticed at this years meeting among the attendees ...
Samsung Electronics says won't sell refurbished Note 7s in the U.S.
Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will not be offering any refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphones for sale or rent in the United States, the company told Reuters. ...
SMIC exploring opportunities in IoT boom
China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is engaged in growing its presence in the Internet of Things (IoT) field, with its ...
Cypress to raise flash prices on tight supply, say reports
Cypress Semiconductor is set to adjust upward its prices for certain flash products on tight supply, according to reports from Taiwan's TechNews and Economic ...
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The semiconductor industry, an attractive playground for patent trolls
"WiLAN is probably the major threat to semiconductor companies", announces Nicolas Baron, CEO & co-founder of KnowMade. Indeed, during 2015, this PLC acquired lot of patents ...
Yole Développement
Ultratech Receives Multiple System Orders From OSATs For Advanced Packaging Applications
Ultratech, Inc. announced that it has received follow-on, multiple system orders from several outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) companies in Taiwan, Korea ...
Ultratech, Inc.
ams launches AS7225 tunable-white lighting smart system sensor
ams announced the AS7225 tunable-white lighting smart system sensor, further broadening the solution set for sensor-integrated tunable-white lighting solutions. With the addition ...
ams AG
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Mar 27, 2017: Design, Automation and Test in Europe
Mar 28, 2017: "Smart e-nose Sensors for IoT" iMAPS New England Chapter Meeting
Mar 29, 2017: EVG Technology Day New York - Emerging Lithography / TBDB and WLP
Apr 10, 2017: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Boston, MA
Apr 11, 2017: 21st Annual CMSE Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition
Apr 12, 2017: LED Taiwan
Apr 19, 2017: Understanding Semiconductor Technology & Business/ Austin,TX
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