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May 20, 2019
5G may be rolled out in near future
China may grant official 5G licenses, instead of the interim licenses previously planned, to telecom carriers this year and is likely to start commercial use of the superfast ...
Ecns.cn
Exclusive: U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers
The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it may soon scale back restrictions on Huawei Technologies after this week's blacklisting would have made it nearly ...
Reuters
Active Optical Cable Transceiver Packaging Trends
EEL and VCSEL technologies from a packaging architectural view with case studies showing high accuracy pick and place of the laser die, photo detector, and lens ...
Technical Paper
HPE To Buy Cray In $1.3B Deal
Hewlett Packard Enterprise agreed to acquire Cray Inc. for $35 a share in cash, with the transaction valued at about $1.3 billion, net of cash. The proposed merger would add ...
Semiconductor Engineering
2.5D Package and HDFO – Advanced Heterogeneous Packaging Solutions
Case Study: Extreme Low-Void, Lead Free Soldering for Power Modules
11 Myths About SiP
Bondtesting of Memory Devices
Challenges & Solutions for Bonding Ultra-Small Ceramic End-Terminated Capacitors
Challenges in Automotive Package Development
3 Ways to Increase Plasma Uniformity
Samsung Electronics says undecided on further investment in its China NAND plant
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday that it has not decided on additional investment in a second memory chip production line in the Chinese city of ...
Reuters
Apple’s self-built 5G modem will cut device power and size, not prices
Developing cellular modems isn't easy. At the dawn of the 5G era, only a handful of companies are capable of designing 5G modems, and even players as large as Intel ...
Venture Beat
Samsung to spend more than $14 billion in second phase of China chip plant: Xinhua
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will spend more than $14 billion in the second phase of investment in its memory chip plant in Xian, China, China's ...
Reuters
Tall chip tale? Huawei's backup plans leave experts unconvinced
Chip experts are calling out Huawei for its claims that it could ensure a steady supply chain without U.S. help, saying the technology the Chinese telecoms network ...
Reuters
Samsung's leadership in chip industry faltering
Samsung Electronics has failed to recapture its former status as the world's largest semiconductor supplier from U.S. chip maker Intel for the second consecutive quarter due ...
The Korea Times
Week In Review: Manufacturing, Test
In terms of overall IC sales, Intel has replaced Samsung as the number one quarterly semiconductor supplier in 4Q18 after losing the lead spot to Samsung in 2Q17, ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Backend firm OSE sees utilization rate ramp up
Backend house Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE) has seen its capacity utilization rate for flash memory products climb above 80% recently, according to industry ...
Digitimes
Apple’s 5G iPhone Chip Delayed Until 2025?
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Apple is working on designing its own 5G iPhone chips -- but those efforts may take awhile. According to a report by The Information, Apple may not have a homegrown 5G modem ready for its iPhones for about six years. The company, which is expected to lag Android device makers when it comes to integrating superfast 5G connectivity into phones, has been designing more of the components inside ...
CNET
May 21, 2019: PV Materials Europe TF& TC Chapter Meeting
May 21, 2019: Reliability of Circuit Assemblies Workshop
May 21, 2019: Medical Electronics Symposium
May 21, 2019: FREE Webinar: Best Practices in Connector Selection & Qualification
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Trymax Receives Multi-System Orders from a Top 10 Semiconductor Packaging House
Trymax Semiconductor Equipment BV (Trymax) announced it has received multi-system orders for its NEO 2000 and NEO 3000 series from a leading Taiwanese packaging ...
Trymax Semiconductor Equipment BV
Nordson DAGE Launches Explorer one Compact X-ray Inspection System
Nordson DAGE announces the launch of the Nordson DAGE Explorer™ one super compact X-ray inspection system. Designed specifically for the electronics industry ....
Nordson DAGE
Toughened, Low Outgassing, One Component Epoxy Features Thermal Cycling Resistance
Master Bond Supreme 17HT is a single component, no mix epoxy system for bonding and sealing applications featuring an unlimited working life at room temperature. ...
Master Bond
CEA-Leti Develops CMOS Process for High-Performance MicroLEDs that Could Overcome Display-Size Obstacles
Leti announced a new technology for fabricating GaN microLED displays for applications ranging from smart watches to TVs with no size limit. The approach fabricates ...
CEA-Leti
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San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno, Nevada, tailor Jacob Davis are given a patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets, marking the birth of one of the world's most famous garments: blue jeans.
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