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Jan 17, 2017
15 Views from a Silicon Summit
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Semiconductor advances could continue through 2025 with extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) coming online in 2020, said tech experts at the annual Industry Strategy Symposium. Market watchers shared long-term forecasts for mid-single-digit growth, with this year performing above average. Ballooning design costs and geopolitical wild cards stood out as two ...
EE Times
VIEWPOINT 2017: Greg DeLarge, President, Plasma Etch, Inc.
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2016 has been an exciting year for Plasma Etch, and 2017 looks to be even better. We continue to see strong growth in vacuum and atmospheric system sales. We recently introduced our patented gasless etching technology in our Mark II line of plasma systems. This allows us to etch and desmear ...
Plasma Etch, Inc.
Collapse Of Major Consortium Delays Launch Of 450mm Silicon Wafers
The future of SUNY Poly's 450 mm silicon wafer project is uncertain as two of the five member companies involved have announced that they have stopped working ...
ITech Post
A lesson to be learned from China panel industry headhunting
China's relentless efforts of headhunting from Taiwan's semiconductor industry have continued, with the latest target being Shih-wei Sun, ex-CEO of UMC. Sun will ...
Digitimes
Smartphone vendors likely to brace for component shortages in 2017
The risk for the global handset industry to brace for a shortage in supplies of some key components, including displays, memory products and optical sensing ...
Digitimes
South Korea prosecutor weighs economic impact of arrest of Samsung chief
South Korea's special prosecutor said on Sunday it will take into account the economic impact of whether to arrest Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee in connection ...
Reuters
No Sign of 450mm on the Horizon
Momentum behind the push to transition the semiconductor industry to 450mm wafers--which seemed substantial just a few short years ago--now appears all but dead, at ...
EE Times
NAND flash supply to remain tight throughout 2017, says Phison chairman
Global supply of NAND flash memory will be tight throughout 2017, according to Khein Seng Pua, chairman of Taiwan-based Phison Electronics, which makes controllers ...
Digitimes
Semiconductor Capital Spending Projected to Increase
Semiconductor industry capital spending is expected to increase by 2.9% in 2017 and continue increasing through 2019 as the outlook for the broader semiconductor ...
EE Times
Chinese tech giant's Taiwan deals unravel as Powertech calls off share pact
Taiwan's Powertech Technology Inc said it was terminating a share agreement with China's Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd, unraveling more than $2 billion in deal-making ...
Reuters
South Korea prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung chief for bribery
South Korea's special prosecutor on Monday sought a warrant to arrest the head of Samsung Group, the country's largest conglomerate, accusing him of paying multi-million ...
Reuters
China Defends Big Chip Bet
Two senior China executives defended the country's big bet on its semiconductor industry here a week after a White House report called for international action ...
EE Times
Press Releases
IoT Breakthrough: Nano Dimension Combines Rigid PCB and Flexible Connectors in Single 3D Print
Nano Dimension Ltd. announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Nano Dimension Technologies Ltd., has successfully 3D printed a series of multi-layered ...
Nano Dimension Ltd.
Akrometrix Announces First Shipment of FOWLP Panel Warpage Metrology System
Akrometrix, LLC announced the shipment of its first warpage metrology system specifically designed for FOWLP Panel applications -- the AKM600P ...
Akrometrix, LLC
         
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Jan 19, 2017: Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Shanghai, China
Jan 23, 2017: SEMI European 3D Summit
Jan 30, 2017: Failure and Yield Analysis Short Course (Portland, OR)
Feb 6, 2017: Advanced CMOS/FinFET Fabrication Short Course
Feb 6, 2017: Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium 2017
Feb 7, 2017: Semiconductor Statistics Short Course (Portland, OR)
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