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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

Solid State Watch: February 20-26, 2015

Top R&D spenders announced; Applied Materials unveils 3D CD SEM metrology tool; Smartphone display panel manufacturers face pressure to reduce prices; Semiconductor unit shipments forecast to reach 1 trillion units by 2017

Solid State Watch: February 13-19, 2015

imec announces DSA process technology breakthrough; GlobalFoundries and imec announce partnership; January book-to-bill released; Samsung announces mass production of mobile application processor using 14nm finFET process technology

Solid State Watch: February 6-12, 2015

Slow progress on Applied Materials-Tokyo Electron merger; Silicon wafer area shipments increased 11% in 2014; SEMI wins semiconductor etch equipment export control ruling; One-atom-thin silicon transistors hold promise for super-fast computing

Solid State Watch: January 30-February 5, 2015

Semiconductor industry posts record sales in 2014; SEMICON Korea opened this week; ClassOne Technology acquires two product lines from Microprocess Technologies; Cambridge Nanotherm appoints new non-exec director

Solid State Watch: January 23-29, 2015

Solid growth in automotive semiconductor market; $4M grant to UMass Lowell for printed and flexible electronics development; Book-to-bill ratio below parity; Researchers use oxides to flip graphene conductivity

Solid State Watch: January 16-22, 2015

SUNY Poly announces founding president; Solving an organic semiconductor mystery; UC Berkeley Extension announces new semiconductor IC program; 2015 tech trends and drivers

Solid State Watch: January 9-15, 2015

Blue LED research shines light on manufacturing problems; SEMI World Fab Forecast data shows favorable DRAM growth; The technology that will change the world; GlobalFoundries and Linear Dimensions collaborate on 14-channel programmable floating gate reference program

Solid State Watch: January 1-8, 2015

Semiconductor market revenue on track for 9.4 percent expansion; Graphene mystery solved; November 2014 semiconductor sales reach $29.7B; ON Semiconductor showcases new CMOS imaging sensor