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April 28, 2015
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Cartoon of the Day
"I'll be home late. I've joined a support group for women who need a reason to stay at work until the house is picked up and dinner is on the table."
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Top Story
Wafer-to-Wafer Bonding Cost Analysis
Last year, I did an analysis that included the topic of wafer-to-wafer bonding. Specifically, it was a comparison of the three variations available when stacking wafers and/or die—wafer-to-wafer (W2W), die-to-wafer (D2W), and die-to-die (D2D). The goal of that project was to build cost ...
3D InCites
Industry News
Amkor Technology Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter 2015
Amkor Technology, Inc. announced financial results for the for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. "First quarter results met our expectations," said ...
Digital Journal
Over 60 million iPhone 6s to be shipped in 2Q15, say Taiwan makers
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus shipments in the second quarter of 2015 are expected to exceed 60 million units, more than the originally expected 50 million units ...
Communications, Computer Systems Drive IC Sales Across All Regions
Communication and computer systems are forecast to account for the greatest percentage of IC sales in every geographic region--Americas, Europe, Japan, ...
IC Insights
Apple Ticks Up Sales Record
The iPhone 6 product tsunami is ebbing, iPad sales continue to fall with no upturn in sight and Apple declined to give any new figures or forecasts for ...
EE Times
Two-dimensional semiconductor comes clean
In 2013 James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically ...
Applied-TEL Scrap Merger
After several delays due to a myriad of complex regulatory issues, Applied Materials' proposed deal to buy Tokyo Electron Ltd. has been crapped. It appears ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Breaking Up Qualcomm Will Solve Nothing
Qualcomm is preparing to launch the biggest advertising campaign in its 30-year history with the tagline "Why wait?" One opportunistic hedge fund has already ...
Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron Call Off $10 Billion Merger
Two of the world's largest manufacturers of the machinery used to produce semiconductors, Applied Materials of the United States and Tokyo Electron of ...
The New York Times
Industry Luminaries Outline China’s Semiconductor Growth Prospects
Industry and government luminaries participating at the SEMICON China 2015 Grand Opening Keynote session, the Semiconductor Market & China Opportunity Forum ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Problems Ahead For EDA
You may have discovered that the Semiconductor Engineering Knowledge Center (KC) provides various ways in which data can be viewed. One way is to see what events ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Applied chairman among candidates for TSMC board of directors
TSMC has announced eight candidates for its board of directors, including Michael Splinter, chairman for Applied Materials. Applied has been among TSMC's major ...
ASE to invest in new plant
ASE Group is investing in its new RM50mil plant in Bayan Lepas over the next three to five years. ASE South-East Asia president Lee Kwai Mun told StarBiz ...
The Star Online
Freescale Says NXP Merger On Track
Freescale Semiconductor Inc.'s chief executive says progress on the company's pending merger with NXP Semiconductors is going well and that the deal remains ...
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Come Visit Yincae at IMAPS New England Symposium & Expo
The IMAPS New England Symposium & Expo 2015 is less than two weeks away. This year IMAPS New England Symposium will take place on May 5th. It will be held ...
YINCAE Advanced Materials, LLC
Microtek Labs-Baltimore offe FREE PCB Microsectional Prep and Analysis Training Course
Microtek Laboratories is providing a complimentary full-day training course covering the primary evaluation criteria for PCB Microsectional cross-sectional ...
Microtek Laboratories
Meyer Burger announces settlement agreement with GT Advanced Technologies Inc.
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with GT Advanced Technologies Inc. Under the agreement, GTAT recongnises ...
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd
White Papers Submit
Challenges of on-board narrow-pitch connections for microwave components
A 20GHz pluggable 0.5mm pitch BGA connector simplifies test/verification
Semiconductor Grade Fluxes for Copper Pillar Flip-Chip
Achieving a 75GHz test socket
TM 1014 Update and Hermeticity Spec Change
Design and Characterization of a Two-Channel Transmitter SiP Module
EMI Shielding Goes In-Package
Calendar Submit
Apr 27, 2015 - Failure and Yield Analysis Short Course (Munich)
Apr 27, 2015 - Understanding Semiconductor Technology & Business/San Jose, CA
Apr 28, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/San Jose, CA
Apr 30, 2015 - Silicon Sunrise (at sunset) Startup Event
May 4, 2015 - Semiconductor Reliability Short Course (Munich)
May 6, 2015 - Process Certification And Defect Recognition: Hybrids, Microcircuits and RF/MMIC Modules
May 6, 2015 - Pre Cap Visual Inspection per Mil-Std-883 (TM 2017)
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Test Your Knowledge
What term describes the increase in the resistance of a conductor caused by the tendency of current to concentrate at the conductor surface?
Answer: Skin Effect
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