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Technology and Trends

Serena Brischetto

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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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Turning the Tide: Microelectronics to Revolutionize Stroke Treatment

Ischemic stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability worldwide, affecting over 13 million people each year and costing tens of billions of dollars. Sensome, a French medtech that offers connected medical devices, has developed micrometric...

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Overcoming Chip Defectivity Challenges in Automotive

In the future, electronics-related gear including advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) will account for a whopping 50 percent of automotive costs. More importantly, with more control of vehicles shifting to automation, the margin of error in...

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Making the Invisible Visible: Automated Defect Detection Improves Sapphire Yields

Sapphire is a precious gemstone, consisting of aluminum oxide (α-Al2O3) with occasional traces of other elements such as iron, titanium, chromium, vanadium or magnesium. While sapphire stones found in nature mostly go to jewelry applications, the...

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Organ-on-chip Systems: Platform for Personalized Medicine

Healthcare has traditionally focused on one-size fits-all medication to treat populations instead of tailoring treatments to individual patients. Recent advances in stem cell technology allow researchers to create disease models for personalized...

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Cloud Engineering Simulation: A Game Changer for Chip Designers

The microelectronics industry is entering the era of Cloud Engineering Simulation to slash the costs and risks of new technology development and speed time-to-market in spaces like semiconductors, MEMS sensors, RF front ends, biomedical and...

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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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Workshop: Get Started with Flexible Hybrid Electronics

The combination of state-of-the-art semiconductor devices and upcoming manufacturing technologies for cost-effective processing of flexible film substrates has paved the way for a large variety of new applications in the emerging Flexible Hybrid...

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