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August 1, 2014
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Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Over Texas
Amusement park lovers "head for the thrills" as Six Flags Over Texas, the first park in the Six Flags chain, opens. Located on 212 acres in Arlington, Texas, the park was the first to feature log flume and mine train rides and 360-degree looping roller coaster.

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EUV Is Key To 450mm Wafers
Whether the wafers in question are 200 mm in diameter, or 300 mm, or potentially 450 mm, larger wafer sizes have always been justified by manufacturing economics. If the cost to process a wafer stays the same, but the wafer contains more devices, then the cost ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Industry News
A New Era for DRAM Bit Volume Growth
IC Insights' just-released Mid-Year Update to the 2014 McClean Report provides a detailed look at the DRAM and NAND flash memory market ...
IC Insights
UMC to ramp 28nm wafer capacity
United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) plans to ramp up its capacity for 28nm 12-inch wafers to 12,000 units by the fourth quarter ...
Q'comm Shares a Wearable Strategy
More innovation is needed to bring wearables to a mass market with dedicated silicon, interoperability, and beauty leading the charge, ...
EE Times
Sony, TSMC Win Award for Silicon-Plastic Process Development
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has given Sony DADC BioSciences and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. its ...
EE Times
Materials Matter -- Enabling the Future of IC Fabrication and Packaging
The SEMI Strategic Materials Conference, held September 30–October 1 in Santa Clara, Calif., will examine the drivers for new materials and ...
IP And FinFETs At Advanced Nodes
Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss IP and finFETs at advanced nodes with Warren Savage, president and CEO of IPextreme; Aveek ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Will Silicon Save Quantum Computing?
Grand engineering challenges often require an epic level of patience. That's certainly true for quantum computing. For a good 20 years ...
IEEE Spectrum
6 Things to Expect at Flash Summit
Here's a heads up on six things to expect at next week's Flash Memory Summit in Silicon Valley. The annual event has been growing in parallel ...
EE Times
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 4
The newest trends in the industry, from new design tools to new product categories, promise to give the semiconductor industry a lift. In ...
Samsung Dominance Threatened as Xiaomi Gains Traction
Samsung Electronics Co.'s reign at the top of the global phone industry has been defined by rising earnings and expanding market share. Not ...
Tessera and Micron Announce Execution of New Technology and Patent License Agreements
Tessera Technologies, Inc. and Micron Technology announced the execution of new, multiyear technology and patent license agreements. In addition ...
Market Watch
IBM Breaks EUV Throughput Record
IBM reported better than expected results on its first full day of testing the latest ASML extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography system ...
EE Times
Industry should urge talents to join semiconductor industry: Nicky Lu
The Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA) chairman Nicky Lu pointed out that Taiwan semiconductor industry started from scratch, ...
The China Post
GlobalFoundries and IBM: Stuck on the Rumor Mill?
There's nothing like a little industry gossip to get the juices flowing. I love it when the media churns out news articles based purely on ...
3D InCites
EUV Light Source Makes Progress
EUV Lithography light source maker, Gigaphoton has developed a laser-produced plasma (LPP) light source prototype model that can produce ...
Semiconductor Engineering
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Tessera and Micron Announce Execution of New Technology and Patent License Agreements
Tessera Technologies, Inc. and Micron Technology, Inc. announced the execution of new, multiyear technology and patent license agreements ...
Tessera Technologies, Inc.
STATS ChipPAC's eWLCSP Delivers Superior Quality Benefits
STATS ChipPAC Ltd. announced new quality benefits for fan-in wafer level packaging made possible by its encapsulated Wafer Level Chip Scale ...
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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
PoP Package Warpage Contributors' Characterization & Impact Analysis
Recent Advances in Die Attach Film
Calendar Submit
Aug 21, 2014 - Technical Study: Cleaning Bottom Termination Components
Sep 3, 2014 - Semiconductor Reliability Short Course (San Jose)
Sep 8, 2014 - Failure and Yield Analysis Short Course (San Jose)
Sep 9, 2014 - PCB Cleaning and Reliability Workshop in Guadalajara, MX
Sep 15, 2014 - Understanding Semiconductor Technology & Business
Sep 16, 2014 - Assembly, Cleaning, Coating, and Reliability Workshop
Sep 16, 2014 - 'Human Error Prevention' Seminar
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Test Your Knowledge
Which one of the following is not a symbol in the Periodic Table of Elements: H, I, K, G
Answer: G
Coffee Break
A Trip to the Movies
A Trip to the Movies
As today's action packed drama begins, Eephus want to see a movie with his pet rooster.

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