Industry Press
Indium Corporation Mourns the Loss of Board Chairman William N. Macartney III
Indium Corporation
QM Places Multi-system Order for Veeco Fiji ALD Tool to Advance Quantum Computing
Veeco Instruments Inc.
Seek Thermal MOSAIC Core S309SP: a user-friendly thermal camera
Yole Développement
MRSI to present at Automotive LIDAR 2021
MRSI, Mycronic
94GHz Clamshell BGA Socket for Micron's1113FBGA
Ironwood Electronics
Silicon Designs Announces Immediate Availability of MEMS Capacitive Accelerometer Chips
Silicon Designs, Inc.
Teledyne Relays Announces Expanded Range of 50+ GHz Coax Switches for 5G
Teledyne Relays
Cellular IoT: towards a ramp-up?
Yole Développement
What Year Was It?
Billy the Kid Arrested for First Time
What Year
Billy the Kid is arrested for the first time after stealing a basket of laundry. He later broke out of jail and roamed the American West, eventually earning a reputation as an outlaw and murderer with a rap sheet that allegedly included 21 murders.
The day was Sep 23. What year was it?
September 24, 2021
At Last, AI Joins the Fight Against Covid
Since the beginning of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, I (and perhaps you, also) have been wondering why on Earth we've not been leveraging among the most hyped ...
EE Times
Semiconductor firms can’t find enough workers, worsening chip shortage
The semiconductor chip shortage that has so vexed the auto industry looks set to continue for quite some time, according to a new industry survey. More than ...
ARS Technica
Automatic Grading Without Any Assistance
Eliminate the need for operators to assess bond testing failure modes at the end of an automation run. Auto grading uses machine vision software to process the test ...
Technical Paper
Why the world is short of computer chips, and why it matters
Carmakers slashed production. PlayStations got harder to find in stores. Broadband providers faced months-long delays for internet routers. All of these ...
Channel News Asia
Can We Efficiently Automate 2.5/3D IC ESD Protection Verification?
Protection against ESD events (commonly referred to as ESD robustness) is an extremely important aspect of integrated circuit (IC) design and verification, ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Containing The Explosion In Data
The amount of data that could be kept for every design is gargantuan, but even that may not be enough these days as lifecycle management, continuous ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Building Complex Chips That Last Longer
Semiconductor Engineering sat down to talk about design challenges in advanced packages and nodes with John Lee, vice president and general manager for ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Taiwan’s TSMC to attend White House semiconductor meeting
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) plans to take part in a virtual White House meeting that is set to convene on Thursday (Sept. 23), with companies ...
Taiwan News
Samsung: Uphill battle in foundry business?
According to market research reports, the global wafer foundry market size was about US$82 billion in 2020, with TSMC having a 55% global market share, ...
Four Charts Show Global Chip Boom Still Has Room to Run
A year-long boom in global semiconductor demand that has supported key Asian exporters still has room to run, according to a set of indicators tracking ...
Semiconductor equipment billings drop in August
August billings among North American manufacturers of semiconductor production equipment decreased 5.4%, bringing an end to an eight-month ...
DRAM Selling Price Could Drop 8%
The average selling price of DRAM chips next quarter is expected to decline by up to 8% quarter-on-quarter, with memory chips used in notebook computers and consumer electronics seeing the steepest decline due to excess inventory and a shortage of components, market researcher TrendForce Corp said. That means the DRAM industry is entering a new downcycle after experiencing a boom ...
Taipei Times
Foundry Market Tracking Toward Record-tying 23% Growth in 2021
IC Insights' August and September Updates to the 2021 McClean Report featured a two part analysis on the global IC foundry market. The total foundry market consists ...
IC Insights
Intel, Apple, carmakers to attend White House meeting on chip shortage
Intel Corp Chief Executive Pat Gelsinger plans to attend a virtual White House meeting on the global chip shortage on Thursday, along with representatives from companies ...
BMW Secures Supply Chain with GaN Capacity Deal
GaN Systems has announced an agreement with BMW to secure GaN transistor capacity. The volumes offered are expected to ensure supply chain reliability for ...
EE Times
TSMC fires seven employees over conduct
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co has fired seven of its employees for violating the company's "core values," the world's largest contract chipmaker. While the company ...
Taipei Times
7 Revealing Ways AIs Fail
Artificial Intelligence could perform more quickly, accurately, reliably, and impartially than humans on a wide range of problems, from detecting cancer to deciding who ...
IEEE Spectrum
Securing the energy revolution and IoT future
In early 2021, Americans living on the East Coast got a sharp lesson on the growing importance of cybersecurity in the energy industry. A ransomware attack hit the ...
MIT Technology Review
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In which ocean is Ascension Island?
See answer below.
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Industry Calendar
Sep 27, 2021
Strategic Materials Conference--SMC | Live Event
Sep 27, 2021
Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing Seminar/Hillsboro, OR
PTI International
Sep 28, 2021
InSIDER Series Webinar: Tin Whiskers
Indium Corporation
Oct 4, 2021
Overview of Semiconductors Manufacturing Webinar for American Attendees
PT International
Oct 7, 2021
Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing Seminar/Wakefield, MA
PTI International
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
In which ocean is Ascension Island?
Answer: Atlantic. It is about 1,000 miles from the coast of Africa and 1,400 miles from the coast of Brazil