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December 17, 2014
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3D ASIP: 'It's Complicated'
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The presentations at this week's 3D Architectures in Semiconductor Integration and Packaging conference could be summed up in a famous Facebook status: "It's complicated." They also could be summed up in one word: Progress. This year has seen tremendous progress in ...
Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design
Industry News
Chip Business Picks Up In Japan
Japan's semiconductor business is showing signs of recovery after several years of slumping sales due to an overall market recovery, the favorable exchange ...
Semiconductor Engineering
TSMC to move some 28nm chip production to mainland
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said it has plans to produce a small volume of mobile chips in China made on its mature 28-nanometer manufacturing ...
The China Post
New type of semiconductor could change face of consumer electronics
Materials first developed at Oregon State University more than a decade ago with an eye toward making "transparent" transistors may be about to shake up ...
Printed Electronics World
Live Long and Prosper in an IoT World enabled by 3D ICs
Wait -- was that a Klingon I just saw walking through the lobby? Are those two people wearing Star Trek uniforms? By pure coincidence, this year's 3D ASIP ...
3D InCites
2-D Material Could Lead the Way to 'Valleytronics'
Earlier this year, we reported on researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who had demonstrated that two-dimensional materials could ...
IEEE Spectrum
Blog review December 16, 2014
Maybe, just maybe, ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) has made the near-impossible a reality by creating a cost-effective Extreme Ultra-Violet all-reflective lithographic ...
Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design
IBM Says PCM Non-Volatility Not Essential
At IEDM 2014, IBM claims that for PCM, non-volatility/data-retention is no longer essential. Ron Neale takes a close look. In its invited paper at IEDM 2014, IBM ...
EE Times
What’s next for MEMS?
The proliferation of sensors into high volume consumer markets, and into the emerging Internet of Things, is driving the MEMS market to maturity, with ...
ElectroIQ
ASE Kaohsiung plant allowed to resume operations
The K7 factory of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) located in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan - suspended for months in the wake of major pollution violations ...
Digitimes
Broadcom CTO: Moore's Law lives on, at a cost
From time to time, often at the end of the year, we get an opportunity to talk about issues of the day with Henry Samueli, Broadcom's co-founder and chief ...
EE Times India
As Qualcomm decision looms, U.S. presses China on antitrust policy
U.S. President Barack Obama pressed China's Xi Jinping during recent talks on the use of Chinese antitrust policy to limit royalty fees for foreign companies, ...
Reuters
Chipmakers' outlook more confident than a year ago -- KPMG
Chipmakers are more optimistic than a year ago about their business outlook and say their companies plan to boost capital spending in the year ahead, KPMG ...
Silicon Valley Business Journal
Will Qualcomm's China Investment Pay Off?
Qualcomm is vulnerable in China, and the company knows it. It remains to be seen, however, how the company's $150 million public relations gambit to invest ...
EE Times
Press Releases Submit
Amkor Technology Licenses Proprietary Copper Pillar Wafer Bump Technology to GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Amkor Technology, Inc. announced that it has granted GLOBALFOUNDRIES a non-exclusive license to its proprietary copper pillar wafer bump technology ...
Amkor Technology, Inc.
Synopsys and Imec Expand TCAD Collaboration to 5 nm and Beyond
Synopsys, Inc. announced the expansion of its collaboration with imec (nanoelectronics research center imec) to nanowire and other devices targeting ...
IMEC
Epoxy Technology Inc. Announces a Distributor Change in Europe
Epoxy Technology Inc announces a change in our distributor covering France, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia from Techni Industries France to FT Polymer SAS ...
Epoxy Technology Inc
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Enhancing System Functionality & Performance with the Right Packaging Solutions
Spin-Coating Waferbumping Fluxes for Semiconductor Assembly
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Jan 19, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing
Jan 19, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Hsinchu, Taiwan
Jan 22, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Singapore
Jan 26, 2015 - Wafer Fab Processing Short Course
Feb 4, 2015 - Understanding Semiconductor Technology & Business
Feb 5, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ San Jose, CA
Feb 5, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing Austin, TX
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