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Apr 19, 2019
TSMC Upbeat on Chip Outlook
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Taiwan's TSMC struck an upbeat note about the outlook for the depressed global chip market, betting that a rollout of faster 5G mobile network would buoy demand, even as it posted its steepest quarterly profit drop in more than seven years. TSMC, the world’s biggest contract chipmaker, said a recent settlement between its top clients Apple and Qualcomm to end their two-year legal dispute ...
Reuters
ASE sees significant pickup in orders for customized SiP solutions
ASE Technology has landed more customized SiP (system-in-package) backend orders than expected earlier this year thanks to growing demand for heterogeneous ...
Digitimes
Socket Cleaning on Handlers without Auto-Clean Functions
In-line preventative or on-demand, contactor cleaning execution extends socket lifetime, improves test cell uptime, and increases yield. For older handlers, it is ...
Technical Paper
Lithography Options For Next-Gen Devices
Chipmakers are ramping up extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography for advanced logic at 7nm and/or 5nm, but EUV isn’t the only lithographic option on the table. ...
Semiconductor Engineering
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
UV-Adhesive Bonding for Stud-pull
Role of Sockets in IC Product Life Cycle
MRS Sensor Technology for Challenging Measurement & Inspection
Renesas migration to fab-lite model to benefit Taiwan OSAT firms
Renesas is reportedly moving toward a fab-lite business model by temporarily shutting down some frontend and backend fabs, with its Taiwan-based OSAT partners ...
Digitimes
Watching (Impatiently) for the Upturn
Manufacturing growth remains slow globally although conditions vary by country and region. The United States is leading most countries in its rate of manufacturing ...
SEMI
Wireless Industry’s Newest Gambit: Terahertz Communication Bands
While communication system designers are preoccupied with readying millimeter wave (mmWave) for 5G, experiments are underway on terahertz bands for indoor ...
IEEE Spectrum
More Rare Earth Rumblings
It's time to look at the market for rare earths again. Rare earths are chemical elements found in the Earth's crust. These elements, which are critical, are used in ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Chip Gear-Maker ASML Forecasts Sales Matching Estimates
ASML Holding NV forecast second-quarter sales in line with analysts' expectations, as Europe's largest semiconductor-equipment maker won orders for three more of its ...
Bloomberg
TSMC, Samsung to compete for 5G modem orders
TSMC and Samsung Foundry have both disclosed more updates on their EUV process technologies, and are gearing up for a pick-up in replacement demand ...
Digitimes
ASML rejects Samsung's involvement in IP theft case with rival
ASML Holding NV denied on Wednesday any involvement by its top client Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in an intellectual property theft case between the Dutch chip ...
Reuters
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Indium Corporation Launches IndiTri™-High-Purity Indium Trichloride
IndiTri™ is Indium Corporation's proven high-purity indium trichloride (InCl3) compound that delivers a consistent percentage of indium with a wide range of applications. ...
Indium Corporation
FLEX Taiwan 2019 to Showcase Flexible Electronics Innovations and Opportunities
The latest flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) technology, innovations and industry insights will take center stage at FLEX Taiwan, May 29-30, 2019, at the Taipei International ...
SEMI
Clamshell Spring Pin Socket for SAW Filter
Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new LGA socket addressing high performance requirements for custom pitch devices – CBT-LGA-5017. The contactor is a stamped ...
Ironwood Electronics
Good-Ark Semiconductor Distributes new Current Regulating Diode through New Yorker Electronics
New Yorker Electronics is now distributing the new Good-Ark Semiconductor GCR Series of Current Regulating Diodes, used primarily for current stabilization and current ...
New Yorker Electronics
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