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September 2, 2014
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First ATM Opens for Business
First ATM Opens for Business
America's first automatic teller machine (ATM) makes its public debut, dispensing cash to customers at Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, New York.

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Samsung Funds III-V FinFETs in US Lab
Samsung is funding Pennsylvania State University researchers working to fabricate III-V indium gallium arsenide FinFETs for possible use at the 7nm node. The silicon FinFET (3D fin gates on field effect transistors) have become the standard for low leakage ...
EE Times
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Chinese buy-out of Singapore firm won't hit local IC packaging
The possible buy-out of Singapore-based integrated circuit packaging and testing provider STATS ChipPAC Ltd. by a Chinese competitor is ...
The China Post
Intel Moves to Excite Extreme PC Speed Freaks
Like Ferrari owners, people who buy the most expensive desktop computers are a pretty small audience. But they do provide a pointer ...
The Wall Street Journal
Lithography: What are the alternatives to EUV?
EUV received a recent boost with IBM reporting good results on a 40W light source upgrade to its ASML NXE3300B scanner, at the EUV Center ...
Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design
IDC Lowers Tablet Projections for 2014 as Demand in Mature Markets Levels Off
Following a second consecutive quarter of softer than expected demand, International Data Corporation (IDC) has lowered its worldwide tablet plus ...
3-D TSV semiconductor memory under production by Samsung
Samsung said it has started the production of DRAM memory modules made using DDR4 DRAM ICs fabricated using three-dimensional through ...
EE Herald
Exclusive: Intel hires senior Qualcomm exec to boost mobile business
Chipmaker Intel Corp has hired Amir Faintuch, a senior executive at rival Qualcomm Inc, to step up efforts in mobile and Internet-connected ...
Quantum dots used to make a single-photon cannon
One of the most promising technologies for future quantum circuits are photonic circuits based on light (photons). Making such circuits, ...
Compound Semiconductor
UMC venture questioned
United Microelectronics Corp's (UMC) planned investment in a semiconductor joint venture with Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd might generate ...
Taipei Times
California Smartphone Kill-Switch Law: What It Means
On Aug. 25, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 962, which requires "kill switches" on smartphones sold in California, ...
EE Times
UMC, Fujitsu to work on chip production together
The board of directors of Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) approved a plan to form a chip production joint venture with Japan's ...
The China Post
Materials other than silicon for next generation electronic devices
In the consumer electronics industry, the mantra for innovation is higher device performance/less power. Arun Thathachary, a Ph.D. student ...
Will 2.5D and 3D Stacking Save the Semiconductor Industry?
Year's ago, when I was managing editor of Advanced Packaging Magazine, each January issue featured an industry forecast cover story. For several ...
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Server Shipments Market Grew 1.3% in 2Q14 While Revenue Increased 2.8%
In the second quarter of 2014, worldwide server shipments grew 1.3% year-over-year, while revenue moved upward 2.8% from the second quarter ...
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Silicon Mechanics Launches Servers and JBODS Featuring SAS3
Silicon Mechanics, Inc. announces that it has launched four storage servers featuring end-to-end SAS3, including SAS3 controllers, backplanes ...
Silicon Mechanics
Unisem Announces Exhibits at Upcoming Fall Conferences
Unisem announced that it will be exhibiting at the following conferences this Fall: MEMS Industry Group's Shanghai 2014 Conference ...
Determining coating thickness on PVD-coated tools Using X-ray Fluorescence
High-precision industrial saws, drills and dies used for the cutting, punching and forming of steel, hard metal or aluminum parts are subject ...
Fischer Technology, Inc.
Assembleon's Advanced Packaging solution @ Semicon Taiwan
After a successful Semicon West in San Francisco this July, the next show Assembleon will present its 7 micron Hybrid solution is at the Semicon Taiwan ...
Silicon Carbide (SiC) in Semiconductor Market worth $3182.89 Million by 2020
Silicon carbide is considered to be the replacement for silicon based semiconductor in the electronics industry. It is a crystalline compound ...
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How Ultrasonics Finds the Smallest Bonded Wafer & Device Defects
Core PDN Analysis of Core & Coreless Substrates
Dispenser Provides Volumetric Scan and Process Feedback
Vertical Level Socket Testing
Designing in Thermal Control for Power Modules
High Thermal Conductive Underfill
Plasma Clean to reduce Wire Bond Failures
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Wind Farms May Blow Earth Off Orbit
Wind Farms May Blow Earth Off Orbit
Panelists debate whether the U.S. is doing enough to heed the warnings of coal industry scientists who say turbines could blow the Earth right into the sun.
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