Technology and Trends

Cybersecurity Critical to Success of MEMS and Sensors Suppliers

Cynthia Wright, a retired military officer with over 25 years of experience in national security and cyber strategy and policy, now Principal Cyber Security Engineer at The MITRE Corporation, will give the opening keynote at the upcoming MEMS &...

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Takeaway Trends from European MEMS & Sensors Summit

Data management tools need to become whip-smart, multi-sensor packages are the real deal, and a renewed emphasis on safety has thrust ADAS sensor systems into the spotlight. These were among the latest industry insights served up to the more than...

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MEMS – One Product, One Process?

SEMI spoke with Udo Gómez, senior vice president at Robert Bosch GmbH, about MEMS technology requirements relative to standard IC design and manufacturing. Gómez highlighted solutions to challenges of MEMS technology development and manufacturing...

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Automating 200mm Semiconductor Fabs to Meet Growing Demand

SEMI met with Heinz Martin Esser, managing director at Fabmatics GmbH, to discuss how existing 200mm semiconductor fabs can master the challenges of a 24x7 production under highest cost and quality pressure by implementing intralogistics...

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Wafer-Level Chip Scale Packages: Reliability and Validation Testing Using Simulation Methodology

SEMI spoke with Balaji Nandhivaram Muthuraman, Package and Material Simulation engineer at Dialog Semiconductor, about the state of reliability testing for wafer-level chip scale packages ahead of his presentation at the Advanced Packaging...

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3D Heterogeneous Integration Drives Demand for New Materials and Integration Solutions

SEMI met with Gerald Beyer, program manager at imec, to discuss the co-existence of various 3D interconnect technologies and their need for new materials and integration solutions. The two talked in the runup to his presentation at the Advanced...

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SEMI Korea Members Day: Takeaways and Tech Trends as Korea Leads in Fab Investment

Korea is on track to top all other regions in fab investment, spending $63 billion between 2017 and 2020, with powerhouses Samsung Electronics Co. and SK Hynix leading the way, according to latest World Fab Forecast Report by SEMI. Samsung...

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Evolving STEM Education for an Electronics Industry Workforce

With one of the oldest and largest public education systems in the developed world, how well does the US public education system serve the global electronics industry?

Public education in the US has had time on its side. In 1635 the Boston Latin...

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Getting to Low Power in IoT/IIoT Devices

Over the last three years the number of battery-operated electronic-component solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications has been increasing steadily. This trend will continue for years to come, particularly...

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How will Graphene, the 2D Wonder Material, Change the Semiconductor Industry?

Materials innovation has always been vital to the semiconductor industry. In the past, it was high-κ gate dielectrics. Today, Cobalt is seen as a replacement for Tungsten in middle-of-line (MOL) contacts.

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