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Solid State Watch: May 1-8, 2015

First quarter semiconductor sales up 6% compared to last year; New study suggests that rapid innovation in semiconductors provides hope for better economic times ahead; Microchip and GlobalFoundries announce new 55nm embedded NVM; ASE and TDK announce plans for joint venture agreement

Solid State Watch: April 24-30, 2015

Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron terminate merger; Sensor competition, actuator recovery impact supplier ranking; Georgia Tech research offers novel cellular sensing platform for expanded use of semiconductor in biotech applications; Silicon Motion announces agreement to acquire Shannon Systems

Solid State Watch: April 17-23, 2015

Top 10 2015 semiconductor sales leaders forecast to include NXP/Freescale; Applied Materials announces new photomask etch system; North American semiconductor equipment industry posts March 2015 book-to-bill ratio of 1.10; Global semiconductor market achieves strong, broad-based growth in 2014

Solid State Watch: April 10-16, 2015

SEMI reports 2014 semiconductor photomask sales of $3.2B; Automotive touch panel revenues to hit $1.5B by 2018; Sensor shipments strengthen but falling prices cut sales growth; ClassOne enters ECD lab partnership with Shanghai Sinyang

Solid State Watch: April 3-9, 2015

SEMI reports 2014 global semiconductor materials sales of $44.3B; Cavendish Kinetics adopts STATS ChipPAC’s wafer level technology; MEMS shipments to reach 43.3B units by 2018; TSMC certifies Synopsys design tools for 16nm finFET plus production

Solid State Watch: March 27-April 2, 2015

NXP/Freescale merger to create an automotive semiconductor giant; Mentor Graphics releases new Xpedition Packaging Integrator flow; C3Nano and Kimoto Japan announce partnership; Brown University researchers develop new nanomaterials from silicon-based compound

Solid State Watch: March 20-26, 2015

Top 20 MEMS ranking revealed; Micron and Intel announce availability of their 3D NAND technology; GlobalFoundries and NXP Semiconductor develop a 40nm eNVM low-power process technology; SEMI releases book-to-bill report for February 2015

Solid State Watch: March 13-19, 2015

Small powerful systems give rise to medical semiconductor sales; Recovering economies driving growth in the industrial semiconductor market; NXP-Freescale merger to result in world’s eighth largest chipmaker; Light sensors market to grow 16 percent between 2013 and 2016

Solid State Watch: March 6-12, 2015

Cypress and Spansion complete merger; Strong fab equipment spending forecast for 2015; 11 IC product categories to exceed total IC market growth in 2015; Global mobile phone display module shipments signal stronger competition among manufacturers

Solid State Watch: February 27-March 5, 2015

NXP and Freescale announce merger; Semiconductor Industry Association announces highest January sales ever; UT Dallas research could lead to affordable night vision and thermal imaging; Breakthrough in OLED technology