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February 26, 2015
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Test Your Knowledge
Which of the following was not invented by the Chinese: paper, the mechanical clock, the saw, the magnetic compass?
See answer below.
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Two National Parks Preserved - 10 Years Apart
Two National Parks Preserved - 10 Years Apart
Two national parks were established in the United States 10 years apart - the Grand Canyon in 1919 and the Grand Tetons in 1929.

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Cartoon of the Day
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"For this part, I credit hard work, ingenuity and determination. The other part, I blame on gravity."
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Top Story
Non-Stop Innovation in Chip Packaging
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The semiconductor industry is entering the era of Internet of Things (IoT), where integration of sensing and actuation systems along with low power radio devices must be combined in a single package. For a large number of applications, the control of the devices will probably be done ...
EE Times
Industry News
14nm FinFET process, Galaxy S6 crucial to Samsung semiconductor business
The debut of Samsung Electronics's new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S6 at the upcoming MWC 2015 will mark the world's first smartphone powered by a 14nm ...
Digitimes
Directed Self Assembly Hot Topic at SPIE
At this week's SPIE Advanced Lithography Symposium in San Jose, Calif., the hottest three-letter acronym is less EUV and more DSA, as in directed self-assembly ...
Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design
Technologists Focus on Semiconductor Factory Productivity and Process Solutions at ASMC 2015
The annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2015) will be held May 3-6 in Saratoga Springs, New York. The conference will feature 37 ...
SEMI
TSMC's market cap reaches a new record
Foreign cash pushed Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.'s share price to NT$154.5, resulting in a record-high market capitalization that topped ...
The China Post
China drops leading technology brands for state purchases
China has dropped some of the world's leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, while approving thousands more locally made products ...
Reuters
Rethinking SoC Verification
The introduction of the iPhone in 2007 represented a fundamental shift in electronic system design: moving advanced processing power off of the desktop ...
Semiconductor Engineering
JEDEC publishes eMMC 5.1 standard
JEDEC Solid State Technology Association has announced the publication of JESD84-B51: Embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC), Electrical Standard (5.1). eMMC v5.1 ...
Digitimes
TSMC, MediaTek climb in semiconductor R&D spending ranking
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. moved up in a ranking of top research and development spenders in the semiconductor industry, according to a report released ...
Focus Taiwan News
Wearable Electronics Drive Power Management Innovation
The Internet of Things is already a hot topic for 2015, promising to deliver internet connectivity to such humble consumer items as the refrigerator ...
EE Times
Samsung Wants Moore’s Law End, Analyst Says
Rather than fearing the future, Samsung may be looking forward to inventing it.
Samsung Electronics, the world's largest smartphone maker, may be looking forward ...
EE Times
TSMC to Start 10nm in 2017, Closing Gap with Intel
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest chip foundry, said that it expects to start 10 nanometer production in 2017, when it expects ...
EE Times
3D E-beam enables 3D NAND Flash
The world's largest equipment supplier for semiconductors, displays, and solar cells, Applied Materials Inc., claims to have uniquely solved the most pressing ...
EE Times Europe
Moore's Law 'still valid' beyond 10nm, says Intel fellow
Intel believes Moore's Law will still be valid beyond the 10nm node, but says achieving this will require new materials and device structures, as well as ...
New Electronics
Press Releases Submit
ams and STMicroelectronics join to launch breakthrough solution for secure NFC mobile payments
ams AG and STMicroelectronics introduced an NFC system reference design that assures easy, reliable and secure contactless transactions while suiting ...
ams AG
Imec, Holst Centre and Renesas Present World's Lowest Power 2.4GHz Radio Chip for Bluetooth Low Energy
At the 2015 International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), Imec, Holst Centre and Renesas presented an ultra-low power 2.4GHz short range radio ...
Imec
Two Component Flame Retardant Epoxy from Master Bond
Developed primarily for specialty aviation applications, Master Bond EP90FR-V is a two part epoxy system that passes the vertical burn test portion of the FAR standard 14 ...
Master Bond
White Papers Submit
Semiconductor Grade Fluxes for Copper Pillar Flip-Chip
Achieving a 75GHz Test Socket
TM 1014 Update and Hermeticity Spec Change
Design and Characterization of a Two-Channel Transmitter SiP Module
EMI Shielding Goes In-Package
SMQ75--A No-Clean Die-Attach Solder Paste for Clip-Bonding
Precise High-throughput Solder Dispensing
Calendar Submit
Mar 3, 2015 - Process Certification And Defect Recognition: Hybrids, Microcircuits and RF/MMIC Modules
Mar 16, 2015 - Wafer Fab Processing Course
Mar 16, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Dallas,TX
Apr 13, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing/ Albany, NY
Apr 13, 2015 - Pre Cap Visual Inspection per Mil-Std-883 (TM 2017)
Apr 14, 2015 - Wire Bonding Certification
Apr 17, 2015 - Packaging and Testing of Implanted Medical Devices
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Test Your Knowledge
Which of the following was not invented by the Chinese: paper, the mechanical clock, the saw, the magnetic compass?
Answer: The saw (Egypt, 4000 B.C.)
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