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August 22, 2014
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SEMI Posts July 2014 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 1.07
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.41 billion in orders worldwide in July 2014 and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.07 , according to the July EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.07 ...
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Infineon Buys International Rectifier
Infineon Technologies will buy California-based International Rectifier for about $3 billion in cash, in a move described as the German ...
EE Times
Ready To Pounce
A series of inflection points at 16/14nm and beyond is having a rather unusual effect on the semiconductor industry. Rather than forge ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Not Invented Here Syndrome
Recently I have made some choices on IP I needed to re-use and some I decided not to re-use. This got me thinking about the general topic ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Future Growth Facing the Consumer Electronics Industry
Electronics manufacturing is shifting in a direction that responds to the latest trends in purchasing and using consumer electronics. Entertainment ...
Analyst: Intel Should Buy An ARM Chip Company
According to RBC Capital Markets analyst Doug Freedman, Intel's current mobile strategy isnt working, since most OEMs and device customers ...
Tom's Hardware Guide
Infineon denies paying too much for International Rectifier
Infineon brushed off concern that it was spending too much to buy U.S.-based International Rectifier, saying the deal promised a wealth of ...
Japanese lab creates new GaN substrate
Fukuda Crystal Laboratory, based in Sendai, Japan, has created 2inch-diameter samples of ScAlMgO4 crystal, also known as SCAM. The idea is ...
Compound Semiconductor
When To Virtualize, When To Stay In The Real World
Virtualization is all the craze these days. People have virtual personas on LinkedIn, Facebook and Match. I sent my daughter to a Minecraft ...
Semiconductor Engineering
NoC Technology: Saving the Planet, One Chip at a Time
In Silicon Valley, the cliché is that we are using technology to change the world in some meaningful way. However, I made some calculations ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Transaction Debug
SoC design is complex. It involves both software and hardware design that calls for a higher level of abstraction to ensure accurate verification ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Microsoft Counters Google Chromebook
Microsoft is gearing up in its fight to bring Windows to the lower end of the laptop market. The company earlier announced it would sell ...
EE Times
China Wants to Be No. 1
China has an ambitious goal to ramp up its production of semiconductors, becoming a major factor in the global supply chain with smartphones ...
EE Times
Taiwan IC packaging, testing output may rise over 5% in Q3
The output value of Taiwan's integrated circuit (IC) packaging and testing sector could rise more than 5 percent in the third quarter ...
Focus Taiwan
Samsung's system chips remain dull amid competition
South Korea's tech behemoth, Samsung Electronics Co., has fallen further behind in the system semiconductor market in the second quarter, ...
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Amkor Technology Names David Watson to Board of Directors
Amkor Technology, Inc. announced that David Watson has been appointed as a new member of the Company's Board of Directors. With this appointment ...
Amkor Technology
Optomec to Present at ASME Advanced Design and Manufacturing Impact Forum
Optomec announced today that Dr. Richard Grylls, LENS General Manager for Optomec, will give a presentation at the ASME "Advanced Design ...
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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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