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Technology & Trends

Neural Networks and Transfer Learning Empowering Semiconductor Manufacturing

As semiconductor manufacturing processes grow more complex and sophisticated, production defects become both more common and harder to predict. Traditional process control techniques such as statistical process control (SPC) are now too limited...

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New Holistic Chemical Approach Boosts Heterogeneous Integration Reliability for 5G

Heterogeneous integration involves the assembly of separately manufactured components and requires the combination of a broad variety of different materials with diverse physical characteristics. Redistribution layers (RDLs) consisting of copper...

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Smart Investment in Medtech

Medical device companies are crucial for advancements in healthcare, yet the medical industry has struggled to attract sufficient venture capital in recent years. SEMI spoke with Tom Vanhoutte, partner at imec.xpand, about investment trends in...

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Outlook for Healthcare, Medtech and Digitization

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), healthcare is among the biggest sectors in industrialized countries, accounting for 8.8 percent of global GDP in 2017. SEMI spoke with Michael Strübin, Director of...

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Emerging Technologies, Talent and the Future of Work

A key issue surrounding emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) is their impact on employment and the industry’s workforce. The SEMI Talent Forum, 2-3 May, 2019, in Bristol, UK, will explore new opportunities and challenges of...

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Future Shines Bright for European Photonics Industry

SEMI met with Dr. Jose Pozo, director of Technology and Innovation at EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium), to discuss how 3D packaging applications and heterogeneous integration trends are shaping the European technology landscape. The...

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German Research Institute Drives Flexible Electronics Innovations

SEMI spoke with Prof. Christoph Kutter, executive director, Fraunhofer EMFT, about trends and innovations in flexible hybrid electronics ahead of his presentation at the 2018 FLEX Europe - Be Flexible conference at SEMICON Europa 2018, 13-16,...

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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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Sensors - From Red Hot Chillies to Patients

SEMI's Serena Brischetto caught up with Zimmer and Peacock Director Martin Peacock to discuss sensor opportunities and challenges ahead of the European MEMS & Sensors and Imaging & Sensors Summits. 

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Sensor Fusion: Enabling Devices to be Aware of Their Surroundings

SEMI spoke with Christian Mandl, Senior Director for Human Machine Interface (HMI), Infineon Technologies AG, ahead of the European MEMS & Sensors Summit. Mandl discussed how the sensing capabilities of machines are getting ever closer to the...

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