Technology and Trends

Identifying PFOA Levels in the Equipment Supply Chain and the Threat to the Secondary Equipment Market

Introduction

Starting July 4, 2022, PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) levels in semiconductor manufacturing and related equipment (SMRE), including replacement parts, entering the European Union (EU) will be restricted to 25 ppb per component (or any...

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The Rebirth of the Semiconductor Industry

At a Glance

“Software is eating the world ... and AI is eating software.” Amir Husain, author of The Sentient Machine, at SEMICON West 2018We’re living in a digital world where semiconductors have been taken for granted. But, Artificial...

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Making Wearables Always Wearable With MEMS Sensor Technology

Ahead of his presentation on the future of wearables at the European MEMS & Sensors Summit 2018, 19-21 September in Grenoble, France, SEMI spoke with Dr. Peter Weigand, vice president, Business Strategy and Portfolio Management, Bosch Sensortec...

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Nothing Artificial About Pairing Human Intelligence with Machine-Based Smart Manufacturing – Part 2

Part 2 of this two-part piece examines the potential benefits to be realized by pairing human Subject Matter Experts with smart silicon assistants, and what these new arrangements mean for semiconductor device manufacturing.

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Nothing Artificial About Pairing Human Intelligence with Machine-Based Smart Manufacturing – Part 1

Part 1 of this two-part piece explores best-practice perspectives on collecting and utilizing smart data in industries outside semiconductor manufacturing, one of the important takeaways from the Smart Manufacturing panel discussion at SEMI ASMC...

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When Will Self-Driving Cars Become a Reality?

Self-driving cars have been all the rage in both the trade and popular press in recent years. I prefer the term “autonomous vehicles,” which more broadly captures the possibilities, encompassing not only small passenger vehicles but mass transit...

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All Ears: What’s Up Doc? 8 Podcast Picks for the Savvy Digital Medicine Listener

By Amy Ly

Do you email your doctor when you have a tickle in your throat? Wear a fitness tracker or use an app to monitor your sugar levels, exercise or nutrition? If so, congratulations! You are a part of the rapid growth of digital medicine.

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MEMS Fabrication: Growth Enabler or Industry Roadblock?

The MEMS industry has huge growth potential. Will MEMS fabrication act as a bottleneck to continued expansion or a critical conduit to achieving that potential? Slow development cycles, multiple fabrication platforms and high cost for small R&D...

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Making Automotive Smart: Key Takeaways from SEMI Taiwan Member Forum

Emboldened by advances in self-driving and Internet of Vehicles (IoV) technologies, Taiwan’s microelectronics sector is investing heavily in manufacturing processes and equipment as engines of innovation and growth for autonomous driving, the...

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff—An Innovative Patch Has Your Back

SEMI’s Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC) is in the news again for collaborating on the development of a patch that monitors hydration by measuring electrolyte levels in sweat. The innovative sweat patch is featured in this story by Defense...

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