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April 24, 2015
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Intel Orders 15 EUV Lithography Systems
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Chip manufacturing equipment supplier ASML Holding NV has received an order for 15 extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography systems from an unnamed U.S. customer. The order could be worth in excess of $1 billion. The customer is almost certainly Intel, one of few global chip ...
Electronics 360
Industry News
Yole Update on FOWLP and Embedded Packaging
Based on his new Yole report "Fan out and Embedded Die: Technology and Market Trends," Jerome Alzemer updated the IMAPS audience on the Fan Out and Embedded ...
ElectroIQ
Moore’s Law At 50
Moore's Law turned 50 this week...but not because of Gordon Moore. He observed that the number of transistors crammed onto a piece of silicon was doubling ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Gartner cuts forecast for semiconductors
Gartner Inc cut its revenue forecast for the global semiconductor industry this year to US$35.4 billion, an annual growth rate of 4%, citing growing inventory ...
Taipei Times
QCOM Seeks Options Beyond Apple, Samsung
Qualcomm Inc. announced record quarterly licensing revenues and earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2015, but the company cut its full-year revenue and ...
EE Times
Smartwatch Uptick in Mobile Slump
Smartwatches will be one of the bright spots in an otherwise slowing mobile market, according to analyst Linley Gwennap. Over the next five years, both ...
EE Times
SK Hynix 1Q15 profits soar
SK Hynix has reported net profits of US$1.2 billion on consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2015. Profits and revenues saw on-year increases of 61% ...
Digitimes
Less Moore Means More Intelligence
It would seem as if the entire industry is flooding the forums with articles about Moore's Law, as it reaches its 50th birthday and that this represents ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Cost of Galaxy's battle against iPhone on the rise
Samsung Electronics has pulled out all the stops on its new Galaxy smartphones, but their modest prices compared to the latest iPhones throw an uneasy spotlight ...
Reuters
Single page Print Semiconductors from idea to product
This essay is designed to be a guide to understanding how any semiconductor device is made, regardless of whether it's purely an in-house design, licensed ...
The Tech Report
Samsung Details its Flex Display
Samsung Display released key details about its new flexible active-matrix organic light-emitting diode display used on Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones. The company's ...
EE Times
Apple tests smartwatch market with quiet debut of Cook's first product
The Apple Watch will launch with a whisper rather than a bang on Friday, an unusual start for the company that may reflect early uncertainty about demand ...
Reuters
Samsung Electronics to plough $9 billion more into South Korea chip plant
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to invest at least another 10 trillion won ($9.23 billion) to boost capacity at a new South Korean chip plant, news service ...
Reuters
Surface matters: Huge reduction of heat conduction observed in flat silicon channels
The ability of materials to conduct heat is a concept that we are all familiar with from everyday life. The modern story of thermal transport dates back to 1822 ...
Phys.Org
How Will Future Capex Spending Affect Semiconductor Suppliers?
At the recent Arizona SEMI Breakfast Forum, held April 17, 2015, semiconductor suppliers gathered at the Mother Ship (aka Intel) in Ocotillo, AZ, to hear ...
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INVECAS Opens high-technology Semiconductor IP and solutions facility in India
INVECAS Technologies announced the opening of its high-technology Semiconductor IP and solutions design centers in Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Making the ...
INVECAS Technologies
ams launches 96%-efficient 1A buck converter
ams AG introduced a 1A synchronous buck converter with the wide input voltage range, high efficiency and low stand-by current required in designs powered ...
ams AG
The fourth industrial revolution is coming
Leading smart factory expert professor Detlef Zühlke will use his seminar at CWIEME Berlin 2015 to explain the 'Industry 4.0' concept -- with reference ...
CWIEME
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Challenges of on-board narrow-pitch connections for microwave components
A 20GHz pluggable 0.5mm pitch BGA connector simplifies test/verification
Semiconductor Grade Fluxes for Copper Pillar Flip-Chip
Achieving a 75GHz test socket
TM 1014 Update and Hermeticity Spec Change
Design and Characterization of a Two-Channel Transmitter SiP Module
EMI Shielding Goes In-Package
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