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Technology and Trends

Smart Mobility, 5G, Renewable Energy Drives Need for New Chip Materials for Power Devices

Electric mobility, renewable energy and other technology innovations like IoT, 5G, smart manufacturing and robotics all require reliability, efficiency, and compact power systems, fueling the adoption of Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride...

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Post COVID-19 Impacts and Strategies for the Semiconductor Supply Chain: Insights from SEMI Japan Members Day Webinar Series

Japan’s semiconductor industry has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic to post robust growth. Far from a temporary setback, COVID-19 will lead to enduring change in how we work and live. And just as automation has been a bulwark against the...

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Microelectronics Power the Future of Mobility – Part 1: Autonomous, Connected, Electric and Shared

As the amount of electronics in automobiles continues to increase, it is becoming more common to hear a vehicle referred to as a “computer on wheels.” To that end, innovation occurs at the intersection of automotive and microelectronics so that...

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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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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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