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Nov 20, 2018
2 Big Shifts, Lots Of Questions
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The proliferation of AI everywhere, and ongoing efforts by big systems companies to develop their own chips, could have a profound effect on semiconductor manufacturing for years to come. AI is a multi-faceted topic, but what makes this particularly interesting from a semiconductor standpoint is the architecture of AI-specific chips. So far, most of these chips have been developed for data centers ...
Semiconductor Engineering
The Chip Industry Can't Seem to Escape Its Boom-and-Bust Past
The chip industry's new paradigm looks like the old one. As cutting-edge semiconductors got harder to make and demand boomed from new fields like bitcoin mining, the ...
The New York Times
Eutectic Bonding -- Successful Applications
The choice of eutectic bonding is determined by the application and the technical requirements. For example, for aerospace and photonic applications, eutectic ...
Technical Paper
China examines antitrust probe thrust into Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron: Claims to see 'massive evidence'
China has claimed to have gathered "massive evidence" in its ongoing investigation into Korean chip giants Samsung and SK Hynix and the US's Micron for alleged violations ...
The Register
Active Optical Cable Transceiver Packaging Trends
Optimizing Pre-treatment for Electroless Deposition on Small Pads for UBM Formation
Multichip Integrated Copper Clip Package Technology
IC Socket Footprint -- Why is it important?
Surface Mount Guidelines for Amkor's DRMLF®
Lasers for High-speed Sample Preparation
Developing a Theta jc Standard for Electronic Packages
Outlook Remains Bright for Automotive Electronic Systems Growth
Sales of automotive electronic systems are forecast to increase 7.0% in 2018 and 6.3% in 2019, the highest growth rate in both years among the six major end-use ...
IC Insights
Apple cuts production orders for all three new iPhone models
Apple Inc has cut production orders in recent weeks for all three iPhone models launched in September, the Wall Street Journal reported. A lower-than-expected demand ...
Reuters
What's The Outlook For Memory?
What a difference a year makes in the memory business. At this time last year, the industry was in the midst of a boom cycle for both NAND and DRAM. More specifically ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Mobileye's New EyeQ5: How Open is Open?
Mobileye is aggressively shedding its reputation as a one-trick vision chip supplier. As the technology of automotive industries transitions from driving assist to ...
EE Times
Chip industry's new paradigm looks like old one
The chip industry's new paradigm looks like the old one. As cutting-edge semiconductors got harder to make and demand boomed from new fields like bitcoin mining, ...
Nasdaq
The Kilogram Has a New Definition
All of the world's measurements can be traced back to what's known as SI Units. From just seven base units, all other units of measurement can be derived. Over the ...
EE Times
European chipmakers see new growth drivers to weather volatile demand
European chipmakers tried to play down market concerns about a potential slowdown in global demand at an investor conference in Barcelona this week, striking an ...
Reuters
Nov 27, 2018: Smart Manufacturing Workshop
Nov 28, 2018: Key Semiconductor Account Selling and Management
Nov 29, 2018: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Orlando, FL
Dec 3, 2018: ESD Program Development and Assessment (ANSI/ESD S20.20 Seminar)
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Nordson DAGE's Solution for Automated On-Wafer Bondtesting Wins Industry Award
Nordson DAGE announces that it was awarded a 2018 Global Technology Award in the category of Test Equipment for its 4800 INTEGRA Automatic Wafer Bondtester. The 4800 ...
Nordson DAGE
iNEMI Opens New Headquarters in North Carolina
The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) announced it has relocated its headquarters office from Herndon, Virginia, to Morrisville, North Carolina. ...
iNEMI
EV Group partners with Plessey to drive GaN-on-Silicon monolithic microLED technology for AR applications
Plessey announces a collaboration with EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor ...
EV Group
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What is the lowest point on Earth and where is it located?
Answer: The lowest exposed land on Earth is at the Dead Sea shore, at -413 meters. The deepest lake bottom in a below-sea-level depression also belongs to the Dead Sea at -750 meters.