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May 22, 2020
The Chemistry Of Semiconductors
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At each new process node, the chemistry of chip manufacturing has become much more complex than at previous nodes. But at 5nm and below, it's going to get orders of magnitude more complex. For the first few decades, the chemistry of chips was largely shielded from view for most of the industry. Caustic gases were relatively well understood because they are a potential health hazard ...
Semiconductor Engineering
How Many Qubits Are Needed For Quantum Supremacy?
Quantum computers theoretically can prove more powerful than any supercomputer, and now scientists calculate just what quantum computers need to attain such ...
IEEE Spectrum
DOE relates spring probe variables to signal integrity
Insertion loss of the spring probe is one of the first parameters verified by the electrical test engineer, whether the socket / interconnect system will pass functional ...
Technical Paper
Samsung expands foundry capacity with new EUV production line in Korea
Samsung Electronics has announced plans to boost its foundry capacity at the company's new production line in Pyeongtaek, Korea to meet growing demand for ...
Digitimes
Smart Recovery after Handling Failure
Bonding Technologies of Tomorrow and Beyond
Lid Sealing versus Seam Sealing
Enhancing Punch MLF® Packaging with Edge Protection™ Technology
New Fusion Bond Solution Available
Mechanical Testing On Very Small Components
Low Latency Manufacturing for Biophotonic and Medical Packaging
U.S. strikes at a Huawei prize: chip juggernaut HiSilicon
The latest U.S. government action against China's Huawei takes direct aim the company's HiSilicon chip division–a business that in a few short years has become ...
Reuters
Nvidia forecasts sales above estimates, powered by data center results
Nvidia Corp forecast second-quarter revenue above analysts' estimates, as demand surges for its chips used in the data centers that power the shift to working ...
Reuters
U.S. regulators open door to possible tightening of Huawei chip curb
U.S. regulators are open to making changes to close what some see as a loophole in a new rule aimed at curbing global chip sales to blacklisted Chinese telecoms ...
Reuters
How COVID-19 Will Impact the Electronics Field Service Industry
Electronics field service, or the traveling equipment engineer, has long been a key pillar of success for semiconductor equipment companies. In the Dark ages of the ...
3D InCites
TSMC faces increased competition from Samsung
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) faces increased competition from South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co., which is building a new chip plant ...
Focus Taiwan
US Senate Democrats want details of TSMC deal
US Senator Chuck Schumer and two other Democratic colleagues have written to top US administration officials asking for details of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ...
Taipei Times
Xiaomi gets first-quarter sales boost as smartphone demand rebounds
Xiaomi Corp reported a 13.6% rise in first-quarter revenue, beating estimates, as the Chinese smartphone maker sold more phones and benefited from sales of its higher ...
Reuters
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52 GHz Bandwidth Socket for Maxim's CTBGA
Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance elastomer socket for 0.8mm pitch BGA package. The SG25-BGA-2067 socket is designed for a 8mmx8mm ...
Ironwood Electronics
Post COVID-19 era: how thermal imaging paves the way to a safer world!
"For sure, the COVID-19 outbreak will have a big impact on the thermal detector and imager markets and industrial landscape at different levels" asserts Dimitrios Damianos, PhD ...
Yole Développement
Virtual Industries Simplifies Virtual Store
Virtual Industries Inc. has updated its website to simplify navigation in its virtual store. The company sells a complete range of vacuum handling solutions and ...
Virtual Industries Inc.
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