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December 18, 2014
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Top Story
Is The Stacked Die Ecosystem Stagnating?
It is now widely agreed that not much has been happening in terms of adoption for 2.5D interposer and 3D ICs. "It seems like everyone is still at the starting line waiting for the race to begin," said Javier DeLaCruz, senior director of engineering of eSilicon. "Interposer assembly and IP ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Industry News
14nm process to bring healthy competition among foundries: Q&A with Chuck Fox
The move by Globalfoundries to acquire IBM's semiconductor business unit and to team up with Samsung Electronics to aggressively step into the 14nm process ...
S. Korean and Taiwanese Companies Control 56% of Global 300mm Fab Capacity
South Korean and Taiwanese chip companies are well known for manufacturing prowess when it comes to efficiently fabricating huge amounts of IC wafers ...
IC Insights
Semiconductor Start-Ups Get Their Own Accelerator
Silicon Valley used to have lots of places that incubated new technologies. They were called research labs, and they were funded and nurtured by big tech ...
IEEE Spectrum
IC foundries gearing up for 8-inch fab expansions
China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is looking to expand production capacity at its 8-inch wafer fab in Shenzhen, ...
SMIC's Shenzhen Fab Goes into Operation
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, the largest and most advanced pure-play foundry provider in China, announced it has begun operations ...
CNN Money
CEA Leti presented 3D building of transistors at IEDM
Semiconductor research organisation CEA-Leti presented a paper on how to Stack transistor sequentially in the same process flow for 3D-VLSI, at ongoing ...
EE Herald
TSMC to move some 28-nanometer chip production to China
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) said it has plans to produce a small volume of mobile chips in China made on its mature 28-nanometer manufacturing ....
Focus Taiwan News
Live Long and Prosper in an IoT World enabled by 3D ICs
Wait -- was that a Klingon I just saw walking through the lobby? Are those two people wearing Star Trek uniforms? By pure coincidence, this year's 3D Architectures ...
3D InCites
Amkor licenses proprietary copper pillar wafer bump technology to GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Amkor Technology, Inc. announced that it has granted GLOBALFOUNDRIES a non-exclusive license to its proprietary copper pillar wafer bump technology. The ...
2-D Material Could Lead the Way to 'Valleytronics'
Earlier this year, we reported on researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who had demonstrated that two-dimensional materials could ...
IEEE Spectrum
New type of semiconductor could change face of consumer electronics
Materials first developed at Oregon State University more than a decade ago with an eye toward making "transparent" transistors may be about to shake up ...
Printed Electronics World
What’s next for MEMS?
The proliferation of sensors into high volume consumer markets, and into the emerging Internet of Things, is driving the MEMS market to maturity, with ...
Chip Business Picks Up In Japan
Japan's semiconductor business is showing signs of recovery after several years of slumping sales due to an overall market recovery, the favorable exchange ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Chipmakers' outlook more confident than a year ago -- KPMG
Chipmakers are more optimistic than a year ago about their business outlook and say their companies plan to boost capital spending in the year ahead, KPMG ...
Silicon Valley Business Journal
3D ASIP Pre-Conference Symposium brings together Design & Process for 3D ICs
Despite efforts to leverage the one hour time difference from Phoenix to San Francisco to my advantage, I arrived on the scene at the 2014 3D ASIP ...
3D InCites
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STATS ChipPAC Receives Top 20 Semiconductor Manufacturing Patent Ranking for Fourth Consecutive Year
STATS ChipPAC Ltd. announced that it has been ranked for the fourth consecutive year among the world’s top 20 semiconductor manufacturing companies ...
Bentek's Residential Rapid Shutdown System Achieves UL 1741 Listing
Bentek has received UL 1741 listing on its new Residential Rapid Shutdown System (RSS). RSS enables string inverter compliance with the NEC ...
Bentek Solar
Edwards Opens New Facility in the Netherlands
Edwards Limited announced the opening of a new office in the Netherlands. The new site will be home to Edwards' account teams, vacuum and abatement ...
Edwards Limited
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High Capability Die Attach Film for Small Die Applications
Challenges in Supply of Ultralow Alpha Emitting Solder Materials
Enhancing System Functionality & Performance with the Right Packaging Solutions
Spin-Coating Waferbumping Fluxes for Semiconductor Assembly
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Test Your Knowledge
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