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Jul 19, 2019
200mm Cools Off, But Not For Long
After years of acute shortages, 200mm fab capacity is finally loosening up, but the supply/demand picture could soon change with several challenges on the horizon. 200mm fabs are older facilities with more mature processes, although they still churn out a multitude of today's critical chips, such as analog, MEMS, RF and others. From 2016 to 2018, booming demand for these and other chips caused severe ...
Semiconductor Engineering
TSMC expects 5G to drive earnings, flags South Korea-Japan spat as risk
Taiwan's TSMC forecast that robust demand for 5G chips will drive a stronger second-half even as it anticipates a dispute between Japan and South Korea involving ...
False Fine Leak Testing of Hermetic Packages
Gross Leakers can result in leak test results which appear to pass MIL-STD 883 Test Method 1014 Seal specification even though they are not hermetic. Read More.
Technical Paper
Creating 2D Compounds
A 2D material, by definition, has no surface dangling bonds. A bulk material with plate-like structure, such as graphite, is composed of thin layers with a weakly ...
Semiconductor Engineering
False Fine Leak Testing of Hermetic Packages
Power Packaging for Automotive Semiconductors -- Now and Future
SB²-WB: A new process solution for advanced wire-bonding
CMOS Image Sensor Packaging Technology for Automotive Applications
Sockets and Adapters
Thin Is In
Advanced Wafer Level PKG Solutions for Telecom Infrastructure
Microsoft shares hit record highs, powered by growing cloud sales
Microsoft Corp beat analysts' estimates for fourth-quarter revenue and profit, driven by continued sales increases from its cloud business and sending its shares to all-time ...
As World Cycles Turn
Although total electronic industry manufacturing activity is still far from expanding (3/12 is below 1.0), key global electronic industry monthly time series appear to ...
Japan-South Korea gloom spurs worries of 'never seen before' chip price spike
Memory chip spot prices have risen for the first time this year, indicating grim warnings of "never seen before" spikes and a supply disruption could come to pass as ...
Korea-Japan trade friction to hurt global value chain
Japan's escalating moves to place restrictions on trade with Korea will end up dealing a heavy blow to the global value chain, which refers to different stages of the ...
Biz & Tech
DRAM contract prices remain under downward pressure, says DRAMeXchange
Spot market prices for DRAM memory have started rebounding recently and will continue their growth in the short term, according to DRAMeXchange. But DRAM ...
TSMC expects 18% revenue increase in 3Q19
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expects to post consolidated revenues of between US$9.1 billion and US$9.2 billion in the third quarter of 2019, ...
Korean Chipmakers to Seek Alternative Suppliers to Japan
Samsung and SK Hynix are testing hydrogen fluoride made in Korea, China and Taiwan for semiconductor production after Japan, which has a virtual monopoly on ...
The Chosun Ilbo
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Toughened Epoxy Polysulfide Hybrid Offers Advanced Chemical Resistance
Master Bond EP21TP-2NV is a two part epoxy polysulfide formulated for use as an adhesive, sealant and potting system. It withstands prolonged exposure to many ...
Master Bond
SiC power industry: ready for take-off?
The adoption of SiC power devices is now undeniable. The power electronics industry has no more questions about it. Today, questionings are more related to the companies ...
Yole Développement
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"If you think you're too small to make a difference, you haven't been in bed with a mosquito."
Anita Roddick
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