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Feb 24, 2017
Finding The Next Switch for Semiconductor Scaling
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The data traffic explosion, fueled by the Internet of Things (IoT), social media and server applications, has created a need for ever-advancing semiconductor technologies. Servers, mobile devices, IoT devices... they drive the requirements for semiconductors' future processing and storage capacity. But will we be able to continue traditional semiconductor scaling, as initiated by Gordon Moore ...
3D InCites
Transition to 18-inch wafers remains years away, says Applied
It is unlikely to see 450mm (18-inch) wafer fabrication technology become mature over the next three years, according to Applied Materials CEO Gary Dickerson. The chipmaking ...
Digitimes
TSMC says to raise R&D spending by 15% in 2017
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said it would spend 15% more on research and development this year, as the 7-nanometer (nm) wafer is scheduled to undergo risk ...
The China Post
Smart Road to Parked Car: Talk to Me
When cars start talking both to one another and to traffic signals, they will sometimes suffer from the cellphone user's bane: dropped calls. That's because there ...
IEEE Spectrum
Smart Waggle Boosts IoT
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory claims a turn-key Internet of Things (IoT) breakthrough in remote sensing. Its Waggle concept ...
EE Times
AI Storm Brewing
The acceleration of artificial intelligence will have big social and business implications. AI is coming. Now what? The answer isn't clear, because after decades of ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Taiwan leads in fab capacity
Taiwan led all regions in wafer capacity with 21.3% share, a slight decrease from 21.7% in 2015 when the country first became the global wafer capacity leader, says ...
Electronics Weekly.com
Custom Hardware Thriving
Predictions about software-driven design with commoditized IoT hardware were wrong. In the early days of the IoT, predictions about the commoditization of ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Advanced ASICs Are A Team Sport
The recent Super Bowl proved that a team with conviction and focus can do anything. This notion comes in handy when you think about the nearly impossible job of ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Tech breakthroughs take a backseat in upcoming Apple iPhone launch
When Apple Inc launches its much-anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone this fall, it will offer an unwitting lesson in how much the smartphone industry it pioneered ...
Reuters
Samsung launches 10nm Exynos 9-series processor
Samsung Electronics has announced the launch of its latest premium application processor (AP), the Exynos 9 Series 8895. This is Samsung's first processor chipset ...
Digitimes
SK Hynix CEO says will consider fresh bid for Toshiba chip unit stake
SK Hynix Inc will consider making a fresh bid for Toshiba Corp's flash memory chip business should the Japanese conglomerate offer more of it for sale, the chief ...
Reuters
Press Releases
SEMI Appoints Ajit Manocha as President and CEO
SEMI announced the appointment of Ajit Manocha as its president and CEO. He will succeed Denny McGuirk, who announced his intention to retire last October. The SEMI ...
SEMI
Convertech Japan 2017
The Tokyo Big Sight was the place to be on February 15, 2017. The East Hall was bursting with well-known organizations and individuals affiliated with the electronics ...
DKN Research
Indium Corporation's Durham to Share Expertise at IMAPS Device Packaging
Indium Corporation's Maria Durham, Technical Support Engineer for Semiconductor and Advanced Assembly Materials, will share her expertise at IMAPS 13th International ...
Indium Corporation
         
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Feb 27, 2017: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Austin, TX
Mar 5, 2017: ISS Europe
Mar 6, 2017: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ San Jose, CA
Mar 8, 2017: Understanding Semiconductor Technology & Business/ San Jose, CA
Mar 9, 2017: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Irvine, CA
Mar 13, 2017: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/Phoenix, AZ
Mar 14, 2017: EVG Technology Day China
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