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Top Story September 4, 2015
Qualcomm president says splitting company may not create value
Qualcomm Inc's President Derek Aberle, under pressure from activist hedge fund Jana Partners to improve the licensing and chip design firm's stock performance ...
Reuters
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Industry News
Chipmaker Diodes to buy Pericom in $400 million deal
Chipmaker Diodes Inc said it would buy Pericom Semiconductor Corp in a deal valued at about $400 million to boost its analog and mixed-signal chip businesses ...
Reuters
Today IoT Is Cool, Tomorrow IoT Can Change Mankind
Who today doesn't think IoT is cool? And, why not? We're in an era where everything is connected to everything else in a six degrees of separation-like ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Amkor positive about consolidation within IC backend sector
The IC packaging and testing sector will continue its trend toward consolidation, and Amkor Technology is positive about such development, according to Mike ...
Digitimes
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ASE chairman urges Taiwan companies to unite to face challenges from China supply chain
Taiwan-based companies should work together to confront the challenges posed by the rise of China's IT supply chain, according to Jason Chang, chairman ...
Digitimes
Foxconn to step up cooperation with SK Group
Foxconn Electronics is expected to expand its cooperation with Korea's SK Group to include semiconductors, telecom services and energy, in addition to current ...
Digitimes
With the Acquisition of Ziptronix, Tessera Takes the 3D IC Plunge
Tessera Technologies has been testing the 3D waters for several years, with the launch of its wholly owned subsidiary, Invensas, in 2011, which focused on what ...
3D InCites
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Does a Chinese Bid for GloFo Make Sense?
In recent months China has moved on multiple fronts as it seeks to use its considerable financial resources to improve its position in the global semiconductor ...
EE Times
Semiconductor outlook negative
The semiconductor industry is expected to grow at an anemic 2% annually this year as demand for cell phones shrinks amid a stuttering macroeconomy and prolonged ...
Taipei Times
Executive Insight: Sanjiv Kaul
Sanjiv Kaul, president and CEO of Calypto, sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to talk about dynamic power concerns in finFETs, where software fits ...
Semiconductor Engineering
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Taiwan's semiconductor sector forecast to outpace global industry
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said that Taiwan's semiconductor sector will record a higher growth rate than the global industry this year and contribute ...
Focus Taiwan
Inventory adjustments in semi industry coming to an end, says TSMC executive
The recent inventory adjustments in the semiconductor industry have nearly come to an end, and the possibility is high for the industry to swing back to a ...
Digitimes
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Press Releases
Rudolph Technologies NSX 330 Series Widely Adopted for Advanced Packaging Inspection and Metrology
Rudolph Technologies, Inc. announced the widespread adoption and success of its newest macro defect inspection tool, the NSX® 330 Series. The NSX 330 Series ...
Rudolph Technologies, Inc.
Demand For Advanced Vacuum And Abatement Systems From Edwards
Edwards Limited announced that it is experiencing increased demand for systems designed to handle the harsher conditions of low temperature polysilicon ...
Edwards Limited
Devialet Selects Presto Engineering for Turnkey Deployment & Supply Chain Management
Presto Engineering Inc. announced that it has been selected by Devialet, located in Paris, for qualification, industrialization, and turnkey production ...
Presto Engineering, Inc.
ZEISS boosts strategy of South Korean semiconductor memory manufacturer
A South Korean Tier One semiconductor memory manufacturer follows the strategy of applying innovative technologies as a response to the rapidly changing ...
ZEISS
         
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White Papers
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Quote of the Day
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
Albert Einstein
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Geronimo Surrenders
Apache chief Geronimo surrenders to U.S. government troops. For 30 years, the mighty Native American warrior had battled to protect his tribe's homeland.

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Calendar
Sep 2, 2015: Semiconductor Reliability Short Course (Munich)
Sep 7, 2015: EOS, ESD and How to Differentiate Short Course (Munich)
Sep 9, 2015: Product Qualification Short Course (Munich)
Sep 10, 2015: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing / Hillsboro, OR
Sep 15, 2015: Process Certification and Defect Recognition: Hybrids, Microcircuits and RF/MMIC Modules
Sep 16, 2015: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing Seminar/Phoenix, AZ
Sep 17, 2015: Webinar: Surface Analytics
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Large size hand-writing generally indicates what characteristics in the personality of the writer?
Answer: Extraverted or out-going nature