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Infineon and Amkor Announce Strategic Partnership for Supply Chain Sustainability
Amkor Technology, Inc.
Nearfield Instruments Secures €135 Million in Landmark Deep-tech Funding Round
Nearfield Instruments
Indium Corporation Introduces Au-Based Precision Die-Attach Preforms
Indium Corporation
Aehr Test Systems to Acquire Incal Technology
Aehr Test Systems
Thermal Greases for Computers, Electronics and High Tech Devices
EpoxySet Inc.
Semiconductor foundry industry: negotiating troubled waters
YOLE Group
AEM Introduces the New Gen of Automated Burn-In Systems for AI and High Performance Compute Chip Testing
Test Systems Reports Fiscal 2024 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results
Aehr Test Systems
What Year Was It?
The day was Jul 19. What year was it?
Rosetta Stone Found
What Year
During Napoleon Bonaparte's Egyptian campaign, a French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing near the town of Rosetta, about 35 miles north of Alexandria.
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What Year Was It Answer
Rosetta Stone Found
Answer: July 19, 1799
July 19, 2024
Heat-Related Issues Impact Reliability In Advanced IC Designs
Heat significantly challenges advanced-node chips, causing electron leakage in DRAM, timing and reliability issues in 3D-ICs, and accelerated aging. These thermal effects disrupt computations, requiring higher refresh rates and error correction to maintain data integrity and performance.
Semiconductor Engineering
TSMC projects more than 25% growth
TSMC raised its 2024 revenue growth forecast to over 25%, driven by strong demand for AI and premium smartphone chips. TSMC expects record revenue this quarter, with a projected increase to $22.4-$23.2 billion. Capital expenditure is set between $30-$32 billion.
Taipei Times
Custom Substrates Enable Fast-Turn Package, Assembly Development
Chip designers can leverage custom substrates to quickly develop optimal packaging and assembly solutions for high-speed, high-performance devices, overcoming time-to-market challenges.
Technical Paper
Semiconductor ecosystem 'irreplaceable': NSTC
Taiwan's semiconductor ecosystem is irreplaceable, says NSTC Deputy Minister Su Chen-kang. Despite US-China tech tensions, Taiwan plans a record-high NT$159.6 billion budget to boost technology, emphasizing AI, digital transformation, and net-zero technologies.
Taipei Times
GlobalWafers secures direct US funding
GlobalWafers secured $400 million from the US Department of Commerce under the CHIPS and Science Act to build two advanced fabs in Texas and Missouri. These facilities will strengthen US semiconductor supply chains and reduce dependence on overseas manufacturing.
Taipei Times
Why Africa could provide the next semiconductor ecosystem for the chip business
The US Trade and Development Agency's partnership with Kenya enhances Africa's role in the global semiconductor supply chain, attracting investments and strengthening geopolitical ties in East and West Africa, marking a pivotal step in regional tech advancement.
World Economic Forum
Nanoscale trilayer exhibits ultrafast charge transfer in semiconductor materials
NREL researchers developed a mixed-dimensionality trilayer of semiconductors, inspired by photosynthesis, to enable ultrafast exciton dissociation and longer charge separation. This innovation could enhance photovoltaic systems, improving electric current generation.
Data Center Thermal Management Improves
Thermal issues in semiconductor design are escalating due to rising power demands and poor heat dissipation. Advanced simulations like digital twins and computational fluid dynamics are crucial for optimizing cooling systems and reducing environmental impact in data centers.
Semiconductor Engineering
Malaysia's semiconductor sector optimistic for 3Q24: talent recruitment and AI integration on the rise
A survey reveals Malaysia's electrical, electronics, and semiconductor sectors are optimistic about Q3 2024, with 60% expecting growth. The industry plans to hire more engineers and technicians, addressing talent shortages. Investments focus on new technologies and market expansion.
TSMC rides AI demand to raise revenue forecast, says no to US joint venture
TSMC raised its full-year revenue forecast due to surging AI chip demand, rejecting a U.S. joint venture. Q2 profit beat expectations, with a 33% revenue rise. TSMC plans to expand capacity in Arizona, Japan, and Europe, ensuring AI supply.
SIA Applauds CHIPS Act Incentives for GlobalWafers Projects in Texas and Missouri
The Semiconductor Industry Association applauded the U.S. Department of Commerce and GlobalWafers for CHIPS Act incentives, which will enhance U.S. semiconductor production, generate over 56,000 jobs, and attract significant private investments.
Semiconductor Industry Association
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Who launched the very first website?
Answer: CERN. Proposed by British scientist Tim Berners-Lee in March 1989, the World Wide Web (WWW) was invented as a means of sharing information among scientists. The first website was hosted on Berners-Lee's NeXT computer at CERN's Geneva headquarters on December 20, 1990,