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Solid State Watch: June 3-9, 2016

Semiconductor Industry Association announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $25.8 billion; SEMI announced that 19 new fabs and lines are forecasted to begin construction in 2016 and 2017; Tiny lasers enable faster, less power-hungry next-gen microprocessors; IC Insights releases update to Market Drivers Report

Solid State Watch: May 27-June 2, 2016

GLOBALFOUNDRIES announced a joint venture with the government of Chongqing; Texas Instruments maintains leadership in analog IC marketshare; Micron releases two new solid state drive products; UT Dallas physicists research topological insulators

Solid State Watch: May 20-26, 2016

SEMI releases new book-to-bill ratio report; Infineon and imec share details of their CMOS-based 79 GHz sensor chip; Synopsys introduces pre-wafer simulation solution; Researchers find new method for doping single crystals of diamond

Solid State Watch: May 13-19, 2016

IBM scientists achieve storage memory breakthrough; Kateeva closes its Series E funding round with $88 million in new financing; Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the first quarter 2016 when compared to fourth quarter 2015 area shipments; New type of graphene-based transistor will increase the clock speed of processors

Solid State Watch: May 5-12, 2016

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending projected to decline 2 percent in 2016; Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached twenty six point one billion for the month of March 2016; STATS ChipPAC ships over one billion fan-out wafer level packages; Rudolph Technologies appoints of Debbora Ahlgren as VP of global customer operations

Behind the Scenes: Presto Engineering

Tim Lillie, General Manager, North America, provides a look at Presto Engineering’s operations in this corporate video.

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 boosts performance of beyond-silicon devices

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 approves Avago acquisition of Broadcom

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 wins Phil Kaufman Award

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 4Q15; University of Colorado and SRC research accelerates microscopic imaging for next-generation nanoelectronics