Technology and Trends

$6,000 of Electronics in Car by 2022

(June 27, 2017)The future of smart, self-driving cars means massive change for their electronics suppliers, from advanced internal networks, to displays that meet critical safety requirements, to 5G communications with the road ahead, and even...

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Consumer to Industrial Data Explosion Hits Supply Chain

Traffic to the cloud is doubling each year, driving demand for new technologies for everything from the RF front end of mobile phones to the architecture of data centers. “5G is not like the other Gs — it’s an inflection from consumer to...

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Supply Chain Needs Paradigm Shift in How to Look at Defect Control

The future of contamination control in the next-generation supply chain for beyond 14nm-node semiconductor processes faces stringent challenges. While Moore’s Law is driving scale reduction, the industry is also facing ever-increasing process...

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Lithography Trends: Patterning Not Like It Used to Be

Prior to 1997, the industry enjoyed the “mask maker’s holiday” when IC feature sizes were larger than the lithography wavelength and the industry enjoyed the number of transistors per area doubling for no additional cost. This era ended when...

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Sweat Patch Mops Up Real-time Performance Monitor

In 2016, the Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC), a FlexTech-managed consortium focused on human performance monitoring technology, and funded in part by the Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL), contracted with a broad-based team of...

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