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Top Story July 27, 2016
Silicon Wafer Shipments Set New Record in Q2
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the second quarter 2016 when compared to first quarter 2016 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry. Total silicon wafer area shipments were 2,706 million square inches during the most recent quarter, a 6.6% increase from ...

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Moore's law scaling dead by 2021, to be replaced by 3D integration
Over the past few years, we've chronicled the transformation of Moore's Law. Originally coined as a way to explain ongoing improvements in transistor scaling ...
Sensor Sales Keep Hitting New Records But Price Erosion Curbs Growth
Despite strong double-digit percentage increases in annual unit shipments, semiconductor sensor sales growth has become uncharacteristically lethargic because ...
IC Insights
Packaging advances needed to ensure IoT growth
Many see the Internet of Things (IoT) as the third wave of technology, with the personal computer boom of the late 80's and early 90's as the first and the cellular ...
Architecting Memory For Next-Gen Data Centers
The industry's insatiable appetite for increased bandwidth and ever-higher transfer rates is driven by a burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT), which was ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Analog Devices To Buy Linear Technology
Analog Devices has agreed to acquire Linear Technology for about $14.8 billion in cash and stock, creating an analog chip supplier that will rival Texas Instruments ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Apple sells more iPhones than expected, shares jump after hours
Apple Inc sold more iPhones than Wall Street expected in the third quarter and estimated its revenue in the current period would top many analysts' targets ...

Analog Devices to buy chipmaker peer Linear for $14.8 billion
Analog Devices Inc said it would buy fellow chipmaker Linear Technology Corp for about $14.8 billion, the latest deal in a wave of consolidation that has swept ...
U.S. issues first government guide on responding to cyber attacks
The White House on Tuesday issued the U.S. government's first emergency response manual for a major cyber attack, though some officials acknowledged it lacked ...
Smartwatches Give Mobile Uptick
Smartwatches are poised for a surge as the giant but maturing smartphone market cools, said analyst Linley Gwennap in a keynote at the Linley Mobile & Wearables ...
EE Times
Mobileye split with Tesla spurs debate on self-driving tech
A rift between Tesla Motors Inc and key supplier Mobileye NV sent down shares of the Israeli maker of chips for the electric vehicle maker's semi-automated ...
System Bits: July 26
MIT researchers are studying new compounds, such as topological insulators (TIs), which support protected electron states on the surfaces of crystals that silicon-based ...
Semiconductor Engineering
TI Stays Steady Without Blockbuster Deal
Semiconductor vendor Texas Instruments Inc. reported second quarter sales and profit in line with Wall Street's expectations as the company continues to perform ...
EE Times
Transistors Will Stop Shrinking in 2021, Moore's Law Roadmap Predicts
After more than 50 years of miniaturization, the transistor could stop shrinking in just five years. That is the prediction of the 2015 International Technology ...
IEEE Spectrum

Press Releases
YXLON and Renault Sport Formula One Team
YXLON International and Renault Sport Formula One™ Team announce the successful start of their technical partnership. YXLON has provided its proven Y.MU2000-D ...
ams acquires color and spectral sensing specialist MAZeT to extend its leadership
ams AG has closed the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares in the color and spectral sensing systems specialist MAZeT GmbH for an undisclosed amount ...
ams AG
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