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Fab Facilities Data and Defectivity

In-the-know attendees at SEMICON West at a Thursday morning working breakfast heard from executives representing the world’s leading memory fabs discuss manufacturing challenges at ...

Global Neon Demand Expected to Exceed Increasing Supply

Linde Electronics and Specialty Gases has made yet another investment to support its vertically integrated neon supply chain, by adding neon production capability to the company’s ...

Test Protocols for the IoT

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) will require components that can sense the world, process and store data, and communicate autonomously within a secured environment.

Applied Materials Intros High Res E-Beam Inspection System

Applied Materials, Inc. introduced its next-generation e-beam inspection system, PROVision, that offers resolution down to 1nm.

CMOS-Photonics Technology Challenges

imec and Mentor detail painstaking progress.

Applied Materials Releases Selective Etch Tool

Selectra chamber uses downstream plasma on Producer platform.



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Hardware/Software Co-Development for IoT Applications: Q&A with Marie Semeria, CEO of CEA-Leti

Marie Semeria, chief executive officer of CEA-Leti (http://www.leti.fr/en), sat down with SemiMD during SEMICON West to discuss how the French R&D and pilot manufacturing campus—located ...

Global Neon Demand Expected to Exceed Increasing Supply

Linde Electronics and Specialty Gases has made yet another investment to support its vertically integrated neon supply chain, by adding neon production capability to the company’s ...

Test Protocols for the IoT

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) will require components that can sense the world, process and store data, and communicate autonomously within a secured environment.

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Hardware/Software Co-Development for IoT Applications: Q&A with Marie Semeria, CEO of CEA-Leti

Marie Semeria, chief executive officer of CEA-Leti (http://www.leti.fr/en), sat down with SemiMD during SEMICON West to discuss how the French R&D and pilot manufacturing campus—located ...

Fab Facilities Data and Defectivity

In-the-know attendees at SEMICON West at a Thursday morning working breakfast heard from executives representing the world’s leading memory fabs discuss manufacturing challenges at ...

CMOS-Photonics Technology Challenges

imec and Mentor detail painstaking progress.

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. ...

Podcasts/Videos/Webcasts

Solid State Watch: June 3-9, 2016

Semiconductor Industry Association announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $25.8 billion; SEMI announced that 19 new fabs and lines are forecasted to begin construction ...

Solid State Watch: May 27-June 2, 2016

GLOBALFOUNDRIES announced a joint venture with the government of Chongqing; Texas Instruments maintains leadership in analog IC marketshare; Micron releases two new solid state drive ...

Solid State Watch: May 20-26, 2016

SEMI releases new book-to-bill ratio report; Infineon and imec share details of their CMOS-based 79 GHz sensor chip; Synopsys introduces pre-wafer simulation solution; Researchers find ...

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 ...