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Mar 28, 2017
Cost Comparison of Fan-out WLP and Flip Chip
In recent years, there has been an increased focus on fan-out wafer level packaging. While fan-out wafer level packaging may be the right solution for some designs, it is not always the lowest cost solution. Flip chip packaging, a more mature technology, continues to be an alternative to fan-out wafer level packaging. Both technologies are suitable for many of the same applications, and is important ...
3D InCites
TSMC to supply 100 mil. new chips for Apple
World-leading chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is reportedly gearing up to start mass production on "A11" chips for its key client ...
The China Post
Korean Semiconductor Remains Sound despite Chiwan's Huge Investment
The Korean semiconductor and display industries show different reactions to an attack of "Chiwan," a new coined word of China and Taiwan. The semiconductor industry ...
Intel Pumps Up PCs with Optane
On April 24, Intel will start selling M.2 cards using its 3D XPoint memories as accelerators for PC hard drives. They become the second 3DXP products from Intel ...
EE Times
China's Chipper Chips
Based on UN trade data, the chart shows that China chip imports have been flattish for the last three years while the output of the domestic chip industry has tripled. So China ...
Electronics Weekly
Toshiba wants Westinghouse to file for bankruptcy
Toshiba Corp wants its U.S nuclear unit to file for Chapter 11 protection from creditors, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter, seeking a quick ...
EDA Revenue Up 18.9%
Marking the highest quarterly revenue increase in 5 years, the Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance reported that EDA revenue increased 18.9% for Q4 2016 to $2.455 ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Supporting CPUs Plus FPGAs
While it has been possible to pair a CPU and FPGA for quite some time, two things have changed recently. First, the industry has reduced the latency of the connection ...
Semiconductor Engineering
TSMC to begin volume production of A11 chips in April, says paper
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will begin volume production of Apple's A11 chips in April and will prepare a capacity for production of 50 million ...
Uber Yanks Robo-Cars after Arizona Crash
Uber Technologies grounded all of its driverless cars deployed in pilot programs in Tempe, Arizona, Pittsburgh and San Francisco, after a crash Friday in Arizona. Reportedly, ...
EE Times
Moore's law attempts to predict the future of silicon chips
Moore's law has accurately predicted trends in computer transistors for decades. It demonstrates the accelerating progress and change of computer science and technology ...
The Tartan
'We welcome TSMC,' says Kaohsiung Mayor Chen
After reports Taiwan's top chipmaker may build its most advanced plant yet in the U.S. instead of in Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung City Mayor Chen Chu said that her city ...
The China Post
Press Releases
Holst Centre and partners deliver functional surfaces for intuitive automotive and consumer user experiences
A functional demonstrator using Holst Centre's in-mold electronics (IME) technology points to a bright future for intuitive human-machine interfaces (HMIs) in ...
Holste Centre
Rehm presents new innovations at SNEC and NEPCON
This April, Rehm Thermal Systems will appear at two major international trade fairs in Asia -- both in the world city of Shanghai. Visit us at SNEC from 19 to 21 April ...
Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH
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Mar 27, 2017: Design, Automation and Test in Europe
Mar 28, 2017: "Smart e-nose Sensors for IoT" iMAPS New England Chapter Meeting
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