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May 18, 2018
Taiwan: 'Small Country, Smart Strategy'
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Thirty years ago, few knowledgeable people would have believed a prediction that Taiwan would eventually produce more than half the chips consumed by the global electronics industry. In the 1980s, Taiwanese industry languished in the shadow of Japan. Japanese businesses/technocrats were captivated by their own hype, touting "Japan as Number One." Meanwhile, Deng Xiaoping's economic ...
EE Times
Applied Materials sees revenue, semiconductor sales below estimates
Chip gear maker Applied Materials Inc forecast current-quarter revenue and sales in its semiconductor business below Wall Street expectations, sending its shares down ...
Reuters
China approves Toshiba's sale of $18 billion chip unit to Bain consortium
Toshiba Corp said that China regulators have approved the $18 billion sale of its chip unit to a consortium led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital, marking the ...
Reuters
Chipmakers Look Beyond Scaling
Gary Patton, CTO of GlobalFoundries, sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to discuss the rollout of EUV, the rising cost of designing chips at the most advanced ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Robotic System Leads to Mass Assembly of Nanostructures
In the sci-fi addled popular imagination, the term "nanotechnology" conjures an image of nanobots assembling macroscale objects atom-by-atom. Whether these nanobots ...
IEEE Spectrum
The Internet of Trash: IoT Has a Looming E-Waste Problem
In 2016, Masayoshi Son, the CEO of SoftBank Group Corp., predicted that in the next 20 years there will be a trillion connected devices in the world and orbiting the ...
IEEE Spectrum
RF SOI Wars Begin
Several foundries are expanding their fab capacities for RF SOI processes amid huge demand and shortages of this technology for smartphones. A number of foundries ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Global Investment Is Key To The Semiconductor Ecosystem
In response to the European Commission's (EC) proposed framework for screening foreign direct investments (FDI), SEMI, representing the global electronics manufacturing ...
Semiconductor Engineering
China's city of Tianjin to set up $16-billion artificial intelligence fund
China's northern port city of Tianjin announced plans to set up funds worth $16 billion to support the artificial intelligence industry. China aims to become a ...
Reuters
AI Benchmark Targets Inference
The EEMBC trade group has started an effort to define a machine-learning benchmark for running inference jobs on devices at the edge of the network. The effort ...
EE Times
S. Korean chipmakers' outlook solid for 2018
South Korean chipmakers, which posted robust earnings for the first quarter of 2018, are expected to maintain solid performances throughout the year, industry ...
Yonhap News Agency
Press Releases
Presto Engineering Joins GLOBALFOUNDRIES Ecosystem as ASIC Partner
Presto Engineering Inc. announced that it has joined GLOBALSOLUTIONS®, GF's ecosystem of partners that provides services from conception to production. As an ecosystem ...
Presto Engineering Inc.
First Qtr 2018 Silicon Wafer Shipments Increase Quarter-Over-Quarter to Record Level
Reaching their highest recorded quarterly level ever, worldwide silicon wafer area shipments jumped to 3,084 million square inches during the first quarter 2018 ...
SEMI
Meyer Burger awarded two contracts for its DS 261 wire saws
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd announced the successful conclusion of repeat orders from two existing customers for its versatile DS 261 wire saw equipment for slicing ...
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd
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May 17, 2018: IMAPS Orange County Chapter presents: James Webb Space Telescope: Parts, Materials, and Processes
May 17, 2018: Webtorial: Tin Whisker - All You Should Know
May 17, 2018: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Munich, Germany
May 22, 2018: SEMICON Southeast Asia
May 24, 2018: Free Cleaning Webinar - Surface Cleanliness Assessment
May 24, 2018: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ San Jose, CA
May 29, 2018: ECTC -- 2018 IEEE 68th Electronic Components and Technology Conference
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