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Comfortable Consumer EEG Headset Shown by Imec and Holst Centre

Medical-quality data acquisition of signals tracing emotions and moods.

Neon Gas Supply Issues Dog the Semiconductor Industry

The armed conflict in Ukraine, where most of the world’s supply of neon gas for semiconductor manufacturing and other industrial applications is produced, is leading lithography equipment vendors to offer ways to reduce use of neon, which is utilized as a buffer gas for argon fluoride and krypton fluoride gases employed in lasers for chip production.

Samsung Begins Mass Producing Industry First 256-Gigabit, 3D V-NAND

Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing the industry’s first 256-gigabit (Gb), three-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory based on 48 layers of 3-bit multi-level-cell (MLC) arrays for use in solid state drives (SSDs).

Power shift reflects the need for a new way of thinking

Handheld and smart devices are driving a methodology shift in power analysis. Mentor Graphics has recognized the need to calculate power values earlier in the design cycle, and has introduced the Veloce Power Application software to its portfolio to help SoC designers shave time off development and testing.

Got MEMS? Get In Touch With memsstar For Production Equipment

As you might guess from the company’s name, memsstar is involved in microelectromechanical system (MEMS) devices. The company offers manufacturing equipment for “MEMS-specific production,” says CEO Tony McKie.

Optimal+ Turns 10, Wins Accolades For Its Work

Optimal+ has been in business since 2005. The Israel-based company, which has offices around the world, has something else to celebrate this year: Frost & Sullivan gave Optimal+ its 2015 Global Semiconductor Test Visionary Innovation Leadership Award.

Tanaka Precious Metals Is Big in Bonding Wires, Other Products

Tanaka Precious Metals, a company dating back to 1885, is a leading supplier of gold bonding wire and other types of bonding wire for semiconductor packaging. It also specializes in electroplating equipment, unveiling a new system for research and development applications at SEMICON West 2015.

International Consortium Sets Up Shop for Advanced Manufacturing Research

A metropolitan area in the center of the state is putting together a public-private partnership to attract high-tech companies, convincing them to set up shop and create jobs. Part of the attraction is a big public university, engaging in advanced research.

Low-Cost Manufacturing of Flexible Functionalities

FlexTech Alliance updates on substrates, processes, and devices.

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 they are just as critical to semiconductor manufacturing.