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Oct 23, 2017
MEMS Market Shifting
The MEMS sector is beginning to look more promising, bolstered by new end-market demand and different packaging options that require more advanced engineering, processes and new materials. All of this points to higher selling prices, which are long overdue in this space. For years, the market for microelectromechanical systems was populated by too many companies vying for too few ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Taiwan foundries seeing brisk demand from fabless firms
Taiwan-based IC foundries including 8-inch ones have seen orders from their local fabless clients grow, which would indicate a particularly strong fourth quarter ...
TSMC Expects 10nm Demand to Soar
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) expects demand for its 10nm products to soar this year while its largest customer, Apple, ramps up production of the ...
EE Times
Industry Report calls for National Internet of Things Strategy
A coalition of the Information Technology Industry Council, the Semiconductor Industry Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Technology Engagement Center, Intel ...
Controlling Uniformity At The Edge
Chipmakers want every part of the wafer to produce, or yield, good die. Advances in process technologies over the years have just about made this a reality, ...
Semiconductor Engineering
The Week In Review: Manufacturing
The IC market remains hot, as several market researchers are raising their forecasts--again. Gartner recently raised its overall IC forecast. Now, IC Insights has ...
Semiconductor Engineering
At age 30, TSMC is one of Taiwan's economic pillars
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has come a long way and become one of the pillars of Taiwan's economic growth ...
Focus Taiwan News
TSMC raises IC market forecasts for 2017
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has revised upward its forecasts for global foundry and overall IC market outlook for 2017 to a 7% and 16% ...
Wafer Shipments Forecast to Rise Through 2019
Total shipments of blank silicon wafers are expected to reach an all-time high this year and continue rising in 2018 and 2019, according to the SEMI trade association. ...
EE Times
This Garment Pattern Could Power Biosensor Nets
Wearable fabrics imprinted with p- and n-type semiconductors could make all clothing fabrics capable of converting a person's body heat into electricity to power ...
EE Times
Rescue Drones Fly by Vision, Inertial Sensing
MIT and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory have developed vision-aided navigation technology for rescue or reconnaissance drones flying in environments ...
EE Times
Samsung Electronics Seeks to Buy Up Next-gen Semiconductor Mfg Equipment
Samsung Electronics is buying up next-generation semiconductor manufacturing equipment that cost US$176.52 million per unit. As Samsung Electronics buys up next-generation ...
Business Korea
TSMC sees on-quarter revenue growth at 10% ahead of iPhone X launch
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) said demand from mobile device makers is likely to push October-December revenue growth to 10% from three months ...
Press Releases
Stamped Spring Pin Socket for BGA293
Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new BGA socket addressing high performance requirements for Micro Controller Units - CBT-BGA-6071. The contactor is a stamped ...
Ironwood Electronics
Emerging 5G wireless communication standard is bringing disruption from services to technology and supply chain
The 5th generation of cellular networks is anticipated to arrive in the timeframe of the next 2-5 years, enabling Gbps datarates and a plethora of new applications ...
Yole Développement
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William Shockley is recognized as the father of what?
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The day was Oct 23. What year was it?
Oct 23, 2017: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Boston, MA
Oct 24, 2017: International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference
Oct 24, 2017: 'Packaging Instruments for Space' iMAPS New England & SMTA Boston Joint Meeting
Nov 1, 2017: MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress, Napa Valley, CA
Nov 1, 2017: 'Design for Rinsability' & and 'Laser Exfoliation Removal of Conformal Coatings'
Nov 14, 2017: SEMICON Europa 2017
Dec 4, 2017: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ San Jose, CA
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
William Shockley is recognized as the father of what?
Answer: The Transistor. Shockley was an American physicist and inventor. With John Bardeen and Walter Brattain were jointly awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for "their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect."