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August 29, 2014
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Will 2.5D & 3D Stacking Save Semiconductor Industry?
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Year's ago, when I was managing editor of Advanced Packaging Magazine, each January issue featured an industry forecast cover story. For several years in a row, that issue predicted advanced packaging would be the key to improved performance at lower power ...
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Production schedules at 12-inch fabs begin to loosen
While most 8-inch fabs of major foundries are expected to run at full capacity until the end of 2014, production schedules at 12-inch fabs ...
Digitimes
Server Shipments Market Grew 1.3% While Revenue Increased 2.8%
In the second quarter of 2014, worldwide server shipments grew 1.3 percent year-over-year, while revenue moved upward 2.8 percent from ...
Gartner
How To Program A Quantum Computer
Quantum computers have captured the attention of the computer science world because they are faster than classical computers for some problems ...
Semiconductor Engineering
New iPhones expected at Sept. 9 Apple event
Apple Inc invited media to a "special event" in its hometown of Cupertino, California, on Sept. 9, when the iPhone maker is expected ...
Reuters
UMC, Fujitsu to work on chip production together
The board of directors of Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC), the world's No. 3 contract chipmaker, approved a plan to form a chip ...
The China Post
Chipmaker CSR rejects Microchip approach, shares soar
Britain's CSR has rebuffed an approach from Microchip Technology, saying that the undisclosed price proposed by Microchip was not enough ...
Reuters
Materials other than silicon for next generation electronic devices
In the consumer electronics industry, the mantra for innovation is higher device performance/less power. Arun Thathachary, a Ph.D. student ...
Nanowerk
Samsung unveils smartwatch that can make calls
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled what it said was the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone ...
Reuters
Two Chinese firms among potential bidders for STATS ChipPac
Two Chinese firms are among companies which have approached STATS ChipPAC Ltd about acquiring it, the Singapore provider of technology ...
Reuters
IBM launches Watson system for research, hopes for breakthroughs
International Business Machines Corp on Wednesday launched a computer system that can quickly identify patterns in massive amounts of data ...
Reuters
Apple Preps Jumbo iPad
Apple is preparing a larger version of its iPad for release in 2015. The company remains bullish on the tablet market, despite a dip in shipments ...
EE Times
Apple's iPhone 6: What to expect
It's late August, so that means next-generation iPhone hype is once again peaking. Apple has a press event scheduled for September 9, ...
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Launch of EU project developing the future 5th Generation cellular mobile networks
A consortium of 15 leading telecommunications operators, vendors, research centers and academic institutions have launched "MiWaveS" ...
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Optomec Receives Order from FAPS Institute
Optomec announced that the Factory Automation and Production Systems (FAPS) Institute at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has purchased an Aerosol ...
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Semiconductor IP Market worth $5.63 Billion by 2020
In the semiconductors and electronics sector, a semiconductor intellectual property core also known as IP Core or IP Block is a unit ...
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How Ultrasonics Finds the Smallest Bonded Wafer & Device Defects
Core PDN Analysis of Core & Coreless Substrates
Dispenser Provides Volumetric Scan and Process Feedback
Vertical Level Socket Testing
Designing in Thermal Control for Power Modules
High Thermal Conductive Underfill
Plasma Clean to reduce Wire Bond Failures
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