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It’s blue skies for Jabil and its customers

While making printed circuit boards is still a big business for the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Jabil, which boasts 90 plants in 24 countries around the world, the Blue Sky Center emphasizes that Jabil has progressed from being a board manufacturer to a full-service supply chain management firm.

Safe CMP slurries for future IC materials

New CMP processes for new materials planned to be used in building future IC devices are now in R&D. Early data on process trade-offs as well as on EHS aspects were presented at the CMP Users Group meeting.

Silicon Summit speakers look at the future of chip technology

GSA’s Silicon Summit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., not far from Google’s headquarters, was dominated by talk of IoT, AR, VR, and (to a lesser extent) wearable devices.

Monolithic 3D processing using non-equilibrium RTP

Qualcomm endorses CEA-Leti’s “CoolCube” transistor stacking approach.

TSMC Certifies Mentor Graphics Tools for Early Design Start in TSMC’s 10nm FinFET Technology

Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) announced that TSMC and Mentor Graphics have reached the first milestone of their collaboration on 10nm EDA certification

Deeper Dive: Xpedition Enables Co-Design of Chips, Packages, Boards

A new product from Mentor Graphics called Xpedition® Package Integrator provides a new methodology and platform in addition to a new suite of EDA tools. The platform enables chip, package and board designers to easily see how changing various design elements impact adjacent designs, an industry first.

Synopsys founder has plenty of work to do, isn’t interested in politics

Aart de Geus is not running for governor of California.

Blog review March 9, 2015

New blogs focus on the speaker lineup at the upcoming The ConFab 2015, ways to cut fab costs and turn-around time with smart, automated resource management, a growing demand for the greening of semiconductors, the quest for more durable displays, new solutions to the industry’s battery problem, the 2015 SPIE Lithography forum, the Grenoble SEMI 3D Summit, and SEMI’s take on President Obama’s State of the Union Address.

Time to “shift left” in chip design and verification, Synopsys founder says

Taking “Smart Design from Silicon to Software” as his official theme, Aart de Geus urged attendees to “shift left” – in other words, “squeezing the schedule” to design, verify, debug, and manufacture semiconductors.

SPIE Advanced Lithography conference concludes

Exposures, and reducing their cost, were a theme running through the 2015 SPIE Advanced Lithography Symposium this week in San Jose, Calif., the center of Silicon Valley.