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April 18, 2014
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Samsung Licenses 3D Chip Manufacturing to GlobalFoundries
Samsung Electronics Co said it would license its latest chip manufacturing technology to U.S. firm GlobalFoundries, a move that would help it expand expand production as it vies with bigger rival TSMC for orders from customers like Apple Inc. Samsung, the world's biggest ...
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Communications Systems Forecast to Drive Regional IC Sales
Communications systems are forecast to be the driving force for IC sales in three out of the four major global geographic regions and overtake computer ...
IC Insights
Billions And Billions Invested
EUV continues to soak up the majority of lithography R&D dollars, leaving some potentially viable alternatives on the sidelines. Over the years, next-generation ...
Semiconductor Engineering
AMD beats earnings targets as game console-chip shipments remain strong -- but earnings are down big
Advanced Micro Devices reported financial results that beat Wall Street earnings targets thanks to strong sales of game console chips. The chip maker reported ...
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Smartphones, 28nm Tech Drive TSMC 1Q Revenue
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. expects to post record sales for the second quarter of this year as demand surges for chips the foundry manufactures ...
EE Times
Samsung Patent Leaks Point to Google Glass Competitor
On the same day Google put its head-mounted geek badge Google Glass on sale to the public for the first time, Samsung reminded the Western press it is also ...
EE Times
Part Average Testing finds and rejects outlier ICs
ICs for automotive applications must satisfy long-term reliability requirements by being insensitive to hard electromechanical stresses. Recently, some studies ...
Wearable Computing Market on 78% CAGR Through 2018
Shipments of wearable computer devices will reach 19.2 million in 2014, roughly tripling from the previous year, and will climb to nearly 112 million units ...
EE Times
Samsung, Globalfoundries Prep 14nm Process
Samsung expects to be in production late this year with a 14 nm FinFET process it has developed. GlobalFoundries has licensed the process and will have it ...
EE Times
Taiwan's TSMC Q1 profit rises 21 pct; beats estimates
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd beat analyst estimates by reporting a 21 percent rise in first-quarter profit, as the world's largest contract chip ...
IBM's quarterly revenue sinks to 5-year low as hardware sales fall
IBM Corp reported its lowest quarterly revenue in five years as the company struggles with falling demand for its storage and server products. Shares ...
Google Contact Lens Patent Points to More Wearables
In a not-too-distant version of a future invented by Google, it may be considered normal to see cars that pilot themselves while drivers wave their ...
EE Times
Galaxy 5 Shows Innovation Slowing
The Galaxy S5 is indicative of a broader trend in the smartphone: evolution over revolution. We have been spoiled with revolutionary new features and ...
EE Times
Fill 'Er Up With Hydrogen
Japanese car makers ready zero-emission fuel cell vehicles, opening new opportunities for car electronics. Japan's Nihon Keizai Newspaper reported ...
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Indium Corporation Technology Experts to Present at IMAPS New England
Indium Corporation technology experts will serve as session chair and give a poster presentation at IMAPS New England May 6 in Boxborough, Mass. Derrick ...
Indium Corporation
Free Keithley Web-Based Seminar Shares Keys to Semiconductor Testing Success
Keithley Instruments is offering a free, web-based seminar titled "Optimizing Semiconductor Measurements and Test Times." This event, which is available ...
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Walt & Company Named U.S. Public Relations Agency for Actions Semiconductor
Walt & Company announced it has been chosen by Actions Semiconductor Co, Ltd. as its U.S. public relations Agency of Record. In addition, Walt & Company's ...
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Apr 24, 2014 - Designing and Executing a DOE for a High-Reliability Cleaning Process
Apr 29, 2014 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing Seminar/Munich
May 5, 2014 - Failure and Yield Analysis Short Course (San Jose)
May 5, 2014 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing Seminar/ Tel Aviv
May 6, 2014 - 16th Meeting of Symposium on Polymers
May 7, 2014 - Microwave Packaging Technology
May 12, 2014 - Semiconductor Reliability Short Course (San Jose)
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