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Global Neon Demand Expected to Exceed Increasing Supply

Linde Electronics and Specialty Gases has made yet another investment to support its vertically integrated neon supply chain, by adding neon production capability to the company’s largest US based atmospheric gases unit (ASU) in La Porte, Texas, which produces oxygen, nitrogen and argon for the petroleum and petrochemical markets in the Houston area.

Test Protocols for the IoT

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) will require components that can sense the world, process and store data, and communicate autonomously within a secured environment.

Applied Materials Intros High Res E-Beam Inspection System

Applied Materials, Inc. introduced its next-generation e-beam inspection system, PROVision, that offers resolution down to 1nm.

CMOS-Photonics Technology Challenges

imec and Mentor detail painstaking progress.

Applied Materials Releases Selective Etch Tool

Selectra chamber uses downstream plasma on Producer platform.

Closed-Loop DFM Solution Accelerates Yield Ramps

Mentor Graphics Corp. announced that Samsung Foundry’s closed-Loop design-for-manufacturing (DFM) solution uses production Mentor Calibre and Tessent platforms to accelerate customer yield ramps.

Pattern Matching Tackles IC Verification and Manufacturing Problems

Mentor Graphics Corporation announced that customers and ecosystem partners are expanding their use of Calibre Pattern Matching solution to overcome previously intractable IC verification and manufacturing problems.

New Tungsten Barrier/Liner, Fill Processes Reduce Resistance and Increase Yield

Applied Materials recently launched two new products aimed at reducing contact resistance and improving yield in tungsten contacts.

79 GHz CMOS RADAR Chips for Cars from Imec and Infineon

Compact, low power, low cost solution to advance vehicle safety and automation.

How to Boost Verification Productivity with SystemVerilog/UVM and Emulation

Use of emulation for hardware-assisted testbench acceleration is growing as design verification teams find that simulation alone cannot deliver the coverage or performance needed to get large, complex designs to market on time. If your design requires millions of clock cycles to fully verify, you need both simulation and emulation.