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February 27, 2015
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This year's International Solid-State Circuits Conference once again served up a smorgasbord of silicon innovations. Despite the rising costs and complexity of chasing Moore's Law, engineers cooked up smaller, faster, more media-rich devices and the strange new world of ultra-low ...
EE Times
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Incremental Design Methodologies
There are times when we become stuck in the past, or choose to believe something that is no longer true or actually never was true. As we get older, we are ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Tessera Buys Smart Sensors for Iris Recognition
FotoNation Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of chip packaging company Tessera Technologies Inc. has acquired Smart Sensors Ltd. a developer of iris recognition ...
EE Times
Qualcomm preps technology to reduce burden on mobile networks
Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm wants wireless carriers to set up new technology that would offer cellphone users better reception in places like subway tunnels ...
Reuters
Obsolescence Isn’t Always Good
One of the main reasons smartphones are pervasive around the globe is that their cost is subsidized. They can be replaced every couple of years with minimal ...
Semiconductor Engineering
ASML announces a new high for EUV productivity
ASML confirmed that its customer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited has successfully exposed more than 1000 wafers on an NXE:3300B EUV ...
The China Post
Inside The Hybrid Memory Cube
The memory bandwidth requirements for today's high-performance computing applications and next-generation networking applications have increased beyond ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Benchmark Stresses Big Chips
The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC), a trade group of 47 chip and system designers, released CoreMark-Pro. The suite of benchmarks for ...
EE Times
14nm FinFET process, Galaxy S6 crucial to Samsung semiconductor business
The debut of Samsung Electronics's new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S6 at the upcoming MWC 2015 will mark the world's first smartphone powered by a 14nm 3D ...
Digitimes
Samsung Elec to freeze salaries in South Korea for first time since 2009
Samsung Electronics will freeze wages in 2015 for employees in South Korea for the first time in six years, after the world's biggest smartphone maker saw ...
Reuters
Android For Work Brings Google To The Office
Google aims to make Android better suited to the demands of businesses. Google introduced Android for Work, a program designed to make its mobile operating ...
EE Times
Directed Self Assembly Hot Topic at SPIE
At this week's SPIE Advanced Lithography Symposium in San Jose, Calif., the hottest three-letter acronym is less EUV and more DSA, as in directed self-assembly ...
Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design
TechInsights: Non-Stop Innovation in Chip Packaging
The semiconductor industry is entering the era of Internet of Things (IoT), where integration of sensing and actuation systems along with low power radio devices ...
EE Times
Technologists Focus on Semiconductor Factory Productivity and Process Solutions at ASMC 2015
The annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2015) will be held May 3-6 in Saratoga Springs, New York. The conference will feature 37 ...
SEMI
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TDK Counts on Lithography Solutions from SUSS MicroTec
SUSS MicroTec has received a large order for various lithography tools from TDK in Q4 2014. Delivery and installation will take place already in the first ...
SUSS MicroTec
Palomar Technologies to Exhibit at 2015 Strategies in Light Exhibition and Conference
Palomar Technologies announced that they will return to exhibit at the 2015 LED-focused show, Strategies in Light this week February 24-26 held ...
Palomar Technologies
Leti to Offer Updates on Silicon Photonics Successes at OFC in LA
CEA-Leti will present updates on its silicon photonics technology, including its results on “heterogeneously integrated III-V on silicon distributed ...
CEA-Leti
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Impact of PCB plating Finish on Elastomer Socket Technology
Semiconductor Grade Fluxes for Copper Pillar Flip-Chip
20GHz pluggable 0.5mm pitch BGA connector simplifies test/verification
TM 1014 Update and Hermeticity Spec Change
Design and Characterization of a Two-Channel Transmitter SiP Module
EMI Shielding Goes In-Package
SMQ75--A No-Clean Die-Attach Solder Paste for Clip-Bonding
Calendar Submit
Mar 3, 2015 - Process Certification And Defect Recognition: Hybrids, Microcircuits and RF/MMIC Modules
Mar 16, 2015 - Wafer Fab Processing Course
Mar 16, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Dallas,TX
Apr 13, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Albany, NY
Apr 13, 2015 - Pre Cap Visual Inspection per Mil-Std-883 (TM 2017)
Apr 14, 2015 - Wire Bonding Certification
Apr 17, 2015 - Packaging and Testing of Implanted Medical Devices
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