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Overlay Metrology Suite for Multiple Patterning
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Fairchild Semiconductor to close two facilities, cutting 15% of workforce
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UMC joins Fujitsu's new foundry company

08/29/2014  United Microelectronics Corporation and Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited today announced an agreement for UMC to become a minority shareholder of a newly formed subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor that will include its 300mm wafer manufacturing facility located in Kuwana, Mie, Japan.

Copper shines as flexible conductor

08/29/2014  Bend them, stretch them, twist them, fold them: modern materials that are light, flexible and highly conductive have extraordinary technological potential, whether as artificial skin or electronic paper.

A new, tunable device for spintronics

08/29/2014  An international team of scientists including physicist Jairo Sinova from the University of Mainz realises a tunable spin-charge converter made of GaAs.

Lithography: What are the alternatives to EUV?

08/28/2014  Hopes remain high for EUV, but long delays has caused attention to shift to various alternatives.

Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit —keynotes and highlights announced

08/28/2014  SEMI today announced the keynotes for the 2nd Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit(September 16-17), an executive conference focused on Vietnam’'s growing role in the global semiconductor industry.

MEMS Industry Group hosts 10th annual MEMS Executive Congress US

08/28/2014  MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will host MEMS Executive Congress US 2014, an annual business conference and networking event for the MEMS and sensors industry, November 5-7, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ.

Seoul Semiconductor launches smart lighting Acrich LED Light Engine

08/28/2014  Seoul Semiconductor announced the release of a new LED light engine with Acrich 3 technology.

The industry's first foundry business for MEMS utilizing thin-film piezoelectric elements

08/28/2014  ROHM has recently established a process for MEMS utilizing thin-film piezoelectric elements, and implemented the industry's first foundry business that integrates product design and manufacturing processes, from wafer pulling to mounting, in order to meet a variety of customer needs.

Competition for graphene

08/27/2014  A new argument has just been added to the growing case for graphene being bumped off its pedestal as the next big thing in the high-tech world by the two-dimensional semiconductors known as MX2 materials.

SemiLEDs launches EF FlipChip LED series

08/27/2014  SemiLEDs Corporation, a global provider of vertical LED technology solutions, today announced sampling and volume availability of the first in its new Enhanced FlipChip, or EF, LED series.

Scientists craft a semiconductor only three atoms thick

08/27/2014  Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick.

Lean strategies and decentralized value chains fuel RFID uptake in manufacturing

08/27/2014  New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Global RFID in Manufacturing Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $1.29 billion in 2013 and estimates this to nearly quadruple to $4.99 billion in 2020.

Plastic electronics: Opportunity on the edge of commercialization

08/27/2014  The Plastics Electronics Conference and Exposition will co-locate with SEMICON Europa. Plastic Electronics 2014 (PE 2014) is themed “Enabling Applications beyond Limits in Electronics” and will be held at Alpexpo in Grenoble on 7-9 October.

Renasas introduces new package for safety systems for industrial equipment

08/26/2014  Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that it has obtained IEC 61508 (Functional Safety) certification for the RX631, RX63N Safety Package.

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Conformal Coatings for Reliable Electronic Assemblies

Modern electronics have become part of our daily lives and the sophisticated electronic circuitry at the heart of these devices and systems must be reliable. Conformal coatings act as a barrier between the electronics and the environment, protecting the areas they cover while strengthening delicate components and traces. Find out more about how conformal coatings enhance the reliability and longevity of electronic printed circuit boards.April 24, 2014
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

The Next Step in Diagnosis Resolution Improvement

Root Cause Deconvolution (RCD), a statistical enhancement technology recently made available in Mentor Graphics’ Tessent Diagnosis and YieldInsight products, is the next step in diagnosis resolution enhancement. It works by analyzing multiple layout-aware diagnosis reports together to identify the underlying defect distribution (root cause distribution) that is most likely to explain this set of diagnosis results. The results are then back- annotated to the individual diagnosis suspects.April 24, 2014
Sponsored by Mentor Graphics

UV LED Curing for the Electronics Industry

This paper provides an introduction to UV LED curing and the many benefits UV LED curing provides for bonding and coating applications in the electronics industry. Product manufacturers, machine builders, and chemistry formulators will gain an understanding of the benefits and how to apply UV LED curing in manufacturing processes. Included are specific examples of how manufacturers are using UV LED to make touch screens, mobile phones, micro speakers, and hard disk drives.April 03, 2014
Sponsored by Phoseon Technology

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WEBCASTS

Metrology

September 2014 (date and time TBD)

Continued scaling and more complex device structures, including FinFETs and 3D stacking, are creating new challenges in metrology and inspection. Smaller defects must be detected and analyzed on an increasingly diverse set of materials. Chip makers are looking for better wafer edge inspection techniques, higher resolution metrology tools, 450mm-capability and new compositional analysis solutions.

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Advanced Packaging

Sept. 2014 (Date and time TBD)

Back-end packaging is increasingly important to semiconductor device form factor, thermal and power performance, and costs. Compounded by the demand for lead-free processing and the soaring cost of gold, the industry is developing new approaches to packaging, including redistribution layers (RDL), through silicon vias (TSV), copper pillars, wafer-level packaging (WLP) and copper wire bonding. Experts will discuss these and other approaches in this webcast.

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Interconnects

Oct. 2014 (Date and time TBD)

This webcast will examine the state-of-the-art in conductors and dielectrics, -- including contacts and Metal1 through global level -- pre-metal dielectrics, associated planarization, necessary etch, strip and cleans, embedded passives, global and intermediate TSVs for 3D, as well as reliability, system, and performance issues.

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EVENTS

SEMICON Taiwan 2014
Taiwan
http://www.semicontaiwan.org/en/
September 03, 2014 - September 05, 2014
Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
http://www.semi.org/en/node/46001
September 16, 2014 - September 17, 2014
APC (Advanced Process Control) Conference XXVI 2014
Ann Arbor, Michigan
http://www.apcconference.com/
September 29, 2014 - October 01, 2014

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