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Cadence Debuts Product for Reducing Test Time, Costs

Cadence Design Systems is introducing the Modus Test Solution, a product that it touts as capable of reducing IC testing time and test costs, while improving profit margins for chips. ...

Qualcomm Posts Lower Profit, Revenue in Quarter

Qualcomm reported net income of $1.5 billion for the fiscal first quarter ended December 27, down 24 percent from $2.0 billion a year ago. Revenue fell 19 percent to $5.8

Memristor Variants and Models from Knowm

Knowm Inc., a start-up pioneering next-generation advanced computing architectures and technology, recently announced the availability of two new variations of memristors targeting ...

Imagining China’s IC Fab Industry in 2035

China has been successfully investing in technology to reach global competitiveness for many decades. Integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing technology is highly strategic for countries, ...

Intel Posts Mixed Results for Q4, 2015

Intel reported net income of $11.4 billion on revenue of $55.4 billion for the year ended December 26, compared with net of $11.7 billion on revenue of $55.9 billion in

Indium-free Perovskite TCOs Could Save Costs

Lei Zhang, et al. from Pennsylvania State University—with collaborators from Rutgers University and University of Toledo—have found two new families of transparent conductive oxides ...



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Qualcomm Posts Lower Profit, Revenue in Quarter

Qualcomm reported net income of $1.5 billion for the fiscal first quarter ended December 27, down 24 percent from $2.0 billion a year ago. Revenue fell 19 percent to $5.8

AMD Net Loss Widens in 2015 on Lower Revenue

Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday reported a net loss of $660 million on revenue of $3.99 billion for 2015, compared with a net loss of $403 million on revenue of

ASML Has Record Revenue for 2015; Will Raise Dividend, Buy Back More Stock

ASML Holding today reported net income of about $1.5 billion on revenue of $6.855 billion for 2015. That compared with 2014’s net income of $1.3 billion on revenue of $6.385

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Memristor Variants and Models from Knowm

Knowm Inc., a start-up pioneering next-generation advanced computing architectures and technology, recently announced the availability of two new variations of memristors targeting ...

Indium-free Perovskite TCOs Could Save Costs

Lei Zhang, et al. from Pennsylvania State University—with collaborators from Rutgers University and University of Toledo—have found two new families of transparent conductive oxides ...

Measuring 5nm Particles In-Line

ITRI and TSMC co-develop aerosol method to monitor liquids and slurries.

Tallness Makes Reliable Spindt Tip Cold Cathodes

Vacuum nanowire arrays of cold cathodes for high frequency sources and amplifiers

Knowm First to Deliver Configurable Artificial Neural Networks using Bi-Directional Learning Memristors

Breakthrough memristor technology combined with novel adaptive architecture enables machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications.

Managing Dis-Aggregated Data for SiP Yield Ramp

In general, there is an accelerating trend toward System-in-Package (SiP) chip designs including Package-On-Package (POP) and 3D/2.5D-stacks where complex mechanical forces—primarily ...

Gases: Completely Necessary to Semiconductor Manufacturing

Silicon wafers. Semiconductor packaging. These are commonly known products in materials for manufacturing and assembling microchips. Process gases? Not as familiar a commodity, yet ...

Technologies for Advanced Systems Shown at IMEC Tech Forum USA

R&D summarized of the nanoscale building blocks for our fab future.

EMC2015 - New Devices, Old Tricks

The 57th annual Electronic Materials Conference, held June 24-26 in Columbus, Ohio, showcased research and development (R&D) of new device structures, as well as new insights into ...

3DIC Technology Drivers and Roadmaps

Circuit performance and silicon area improvements seen in new die stacks.

Podcasts/Videos/Webcasts

Solid State Watch: December 4-10, 2015

Semiconductor fab equipment spending growth in 2015; NXP and Freescale complete merger; Atomically-flat tunnel transistor overcomes fundamental power challenge of electronics; Imec ...

Solid State Watch: November 27 – December 3, 2015

Researchers discover new phase of carbon; IDMs on track to outpace fabless semiconductor supplier growth; Advanced packaging to reach 44% of packaging services by 2020; European Commission ...

Solid State Watch: November 13-19, 2015

ON Semiconductor to acquire Fairchild; CEA-Leti and partners announced three silicon photonics platforms; Micron unveils persistent memory technology; Wally Rhines of Mentor Graphics ...

Solid State Watch: August 21-27, 2015

New ams fab going to Marcy, NY: Startups and small electronics companies spent $78.3 billion on semiconductors in 2014; Pure-play foundry sales forecast to grow to all-time high in ...

Solid State Watch: August 14-20, 2015

Smart meter semiconductors on the rise; New research may enhance display & LED lighting technology; Demand for novel display materials set to surge in second half of 2015; SUSS ...

Solid State Technology: August 7-14, 2015

New research could enhance LEDs and displays; Intel to collaborate with Georgia Tech; imec extends its GaN R&D program; Strong silicon wafer area shipment growth reported in second ...

Solid State Watch: July 31-August 6, 2015

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reach $84B in second quarter of 2015; Toshiba announces world's first 16-die stacked NAND flash memory with TSV tech; Intel and Micron unveil 3D XPoint ...

Solid State Watch: July 24-30, 2015

Storm of mergers and acquisitions in 2015; China's automotive semiconductor market growth is slowing; University of Pennsylvania engineers and physicists research spintronic computers; ...

Interview with Kevin McLaughlin, SACHEM

Pete Singer chats with Kevin McLaughlin, Global Electronics Marketing Manager of SACHEM, at SEMICON West 2015.

Interview with Paul Alers, Busch

Paul Alers, Head of Product Management at Busch, talks with Pete Singer at SEMICON West 2015 about going green and “premium efficiency.”