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79 GHz CMOS RADAR Chips for Cars from Imec and Infineon

Compact, low power, low cost solution to advance vehicle safety and automation.

How to Boost Verification Productivity with SystemVerilog/UVM and Emulation

Use of emulation for hardware-assisted testbench acceleration is growing as design verification teams find that simulation alone cannot deliver the coverage or performance needed to ...

Rhines Expounds on the Deconsolidation of the Semiconductor Industry

“By 2020, we are all going to work for the same company,” Wally Rhines, chairman and chief executive officer of Mentor Graphics, said Tuesday morning (April 26) in his keynote

Intel Q1 Revenue, Profit Rise; Chipmaker Will Cut Up to 12,000 Jobs

Intel reported net income of $2.0 billion in the first quarter, up 3 percent from a year earlier, while revenue rose 7 percent to $13.7 billion, compared with $12.8 billion

Controlling Variabilities When Integrating IC Fab Materials

The Critical Materials Conference 2016—to be held May 5-6 in Hillsboro, Oregon (cmcfabs.org)—will explore best practices in the integration of novel materials into manufacturing ...

Mentor Graphics U2U Meeting April 26 in Santa Clara

Mentor Graphics’ User2User meeting will be held in Santa Clara on April 26, 2016. The meeting is a highly interactive, in-depth technical conference focused on real world experiences ...



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Amkor and Cadence to Develop Packaging Assembly Design Kits for Amkor’s SLIM and SWIFT Packaging Technologies

Amkor Technology, Inc., a outsourced semiconductor packaging and test service provider, today announced the expansion of its collaboration with Cadence Design Systems, Inc. to streamline ...

Rhines Expounds on the Deconsolidation of the Semiconductor Industry

“By 2020, we are all going to work for the same company,” Wally Rhines, chairman and chief executive officer of Mentor Graphics, said Tuesday morning (April 26) in his keynote

Intel Q1 Revenue, Profit Rise; Chipmaker Will Cut Up to 12,000 Jobs

Intel reported net income of $2.0 billion in the first quarter, up 3 percent from a year earlier, while revenue rose 7 percent to $13.7 billion, compared with $12.8 billion

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79 GHz CMOS RADAR Chips for Cars from Imec and Infineon

Compact, low power, low cost solution to advance vehicle safety and automation.

How to Boost Verification Productivity with SystemVerilog/UVM and Emulation

Use of emulation for hardware-assisted testbench acceleration is growing as design verification teams find that simulation alone cannot deliver the coverage or performance needed to ...

Leti's CoolCube 3D Transistor Stacking Improves with Qualcomm Help

Collaborating to build out design to fabrication ecosystem.

Roll-to-Roll Coating Technology: It's a Different Ball of Wax

Manufacturing flexible electronics and coatings for a variety of products has some similarities to semiconductor manufacturing and some substantial differences, principally roll-to-roll ...

Controlling Variabilities When Integrating IC Fab Materials

The Critical Materials Conference 2016—to be held May 5-6 in Hillsboro, Oregon (cmcfabs.org)—will explore best practices in the integration of novel materials into manufacturing ...

IoT Demands Part 2: Test and Packaging

To understand the state of technology preparedness to meet the anticipated needs of the different application spaces, experts from GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Cadence, Mentor Graphics and Presto ...

IoT Demands Part 1: EDA and Fab Nodes

To meet the anticipated needs of the different IoT application spaces, SemiMD asked leading companies within critical industry segments about the state of technology preparedness. ...

3D Chips, New Packaging Challenge Metrology and Inspection Gear

Metrology and inspection technology is growing more complicated as device dimensions continue to shrink. Discussing crucial trends in the field are Lior Engel, vice president of the ...

Molecular Modeling of Materials Defects for Yield Recovery

New materials are being integrated into High Volume Manufacturing (HVM) of semiconductor ICs, while old materials are being extended with more stringent specifications.

EUV Resists and Stochastic Processes

Random variability requires statistical control approaches.

Podcasts/Videos/Webcasts

Solid State Watch: May 13-19, 2016

IBM scientists achieve storage memory breakthrough; Kateeva closes its Series E funding round with $88 million in new financing; Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during ...

Solid State Watch: May 5-12, 2016

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending projected to decline 2 percent in 2016; Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached twenty six point one billion for the month of March 2016; ...

Behind the Scenes: Presto Engineering

Tim Lillie, General Manager, North America, provides a look at Presto Engineering's operations in this corporate video.

Solid State Watch: December 4-10, 2015

Semiconductor fab equipment spending growth in 2015; NXP and Freescale complete merger; Atomically-flat tunnel transistor overcomes fundamental power challenge of electronics; Imec ...

Solid State Watch: November 27 – December 3, 2015

Researchers discover new phase of carbon; IDMs on track to outpace fabless semiconductor supplier growth; Advanced packaging to reach 44% of packaging services by 2020; European Commission ...

Solid State Watch: November 13-19, 2015

ON Semiconductor to acquire Fairchild; CEA-Leti and partners announced three silicon photonics platforms; Micron unveils persistent memory technology; Wally Rhines of Mentor Graphics ...

Solid State Watch: August 21-27, 2015

New ams fab going to Marcy, NY: Startups and small electronics companies spent $78.3 billion on semiconductors in 2014; Pure-play foundry sales forecast to grow to all-time high in ...

Solid State Watch: August 14-20, 2015

Smart meter semiconductors on the rise; New research may enhance display & LED lighting technology; Demand for novel display materials set to surge in second half of 2015; SUSS ...

Solid State Technology: August 7-14, 2015

New research could enhance LEDs and displays; Intel to collaborate with Georgia Tech; imec extends its GaN R&D program; Strong silicon wafer area shipment growth reported in second ...

Solid State Watch: July 31-August 6, 2015

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reach $84B in second quarter of 2015; Toshiba announces world's first 16-die stacked NAND flash memory with TSV tech; Intel and Micron unveil 3D XPoint ...