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Jan 21, 2019
Low Power At The Edge
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The tech world has come to the realization in recent months that there is far too much data to process everything in the cloud. Now it is starting to come to grips with what that really means for edge and near-edge computing. There still are no rules for where or how that data will be parsed, but there is a growing recognition that some level of pre-processing will be necessary, and that in turn will require ...
Semiconductor Engineering
VIEWPOINT 2019: Kim Arnold, Executive Director, Advanced Packaging Business Unit, Brewer Science Inc.
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The need for ultrathin wafers continues to grow for power and memory devices, as manufacturers require higher-temperature processes to aid in heat dissipation and deliver performance improvements in wafer-level packaging (WLP). To meet this demand, Brewer Science introduced in 2018 the first complete, dual-layer ...
Brewer Science Inc.
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 attachments.
Technical Paper
IC backend service houses may see shipment pickup in mid-2019
Taiwan backend service providers are taking a wait-and-see attitude toward their business prospects for 2019 amid a spate of undesirable factors including the ...
Digitimes
Gold Planar Bumps for Flip Chip Bonding with Challenging Applications
Sequential Infiltration Synthesis: A New Lithographic Enhancement Method
Achieving Low Voiding for Power Devices
Socket Cleaning on Handlers without Auto-Clean Functions
Active Optical Cable Transceiver Packaging Trends
Optimizing Pre-treatment for Electroless Deposition on Small Pads for UBM Formation
Multichip Integrated Copper Clip Package Technology
U.S. chipmakers may give clues on China hazard
Intel Corp operates mostly outside the Apple-sphere, and that is exactly why whatever it says about business in its vital Chinese market matters so much for investors. ...
Reuters
U.S. legislation steps up pressure on Huawei and ZTE, China calls it 'hysteria'
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced bills on Wednesday that would ban the sale of U.S. chips or other components to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, ZTE ...
Reuters
Packaging: Consumer Solutions Adapted for Automotive Applications
"Automotive applications are the new El Dorado for microelectronics," announces Emilie Jolivet, Director, Semiconductor & Software at Yole Développement. The market ...
3D Incites
Bosch invests $1.1 billion to double chip production
The biggest single investment in Robert Bosch's history is taking place now at the supplier's semiconductor business in Dresden, Germany. The $1.1 billion spend to ...
Automotive News
TSMC to renegotiate prices with wafer suppliers
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has disclosed its intention of renegotiating prices with its silicon wafer suppliers aiming to cut the foundry's ...
Digitimes
Week In Review: Manufacturing, Test
Applied Materials is expected to remain the world's largest semiconductor equipment supplier in terms of projected sales for 2018, according to a preliminary forecast ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Taiwan IC vendors may see profits fall on foundry supply loosening
As TSMC will surely take time digesting its iPhone AP inventory amid lingering lackluster sales of Apple's smartphones, most Taiwan IC designers are worried their gross ...
Digitimes
Jan 22, 2019: 'The Challenges of Quick Turn Automated Conformal Coating' & 'Lead Time Apocalypse'
Jan 23, 2019: SEMICON Korea 2019
Jan 28, 2019: SEMI 3D & Systems Summit
Feb 18, 2019: CMOS, BiCMOS and Bipolar Process Integration
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What chemical element has the atomic number 18?
See answer below.
Heterogeneous 3D Integration Key Enabling Technology
SEMI Europe starts the new year off with the 3D & Systems Summit from January 28-30, 2019 in Dresden, Germany. The industry will gather for the latest insights ...
SEMI Europe
Indium Corporation Names Silver Quill Award Winners
Indium Corporation has acknowledged several of its employees with the annual Silver Quill Award. Indium Corporation's Silver Quill Award program recognizes ...
Indium Corporation
Quote of the Day
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King
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Queen Victoria Dies
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The death of Queen Victoria ends an era in which most of her British subjects know no other monarch. Her reign, the longest in British history, saw the growth of an empire on which the sun never set.
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Cartoon of the Day
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What chemical element has the atomic number 18?
Answer: Argon. Argon is a chemical element with symbol Ar and atomic number 18. It is in group 18 of the periodic table and is a noble gas. Argon is the third-most abundant gas in the Earth's atmosphere, at 0.934%