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Technology and Trends

Micron Invests in Malaysia: New Facility, Talent and Community Support

Gursharan Singh, Micron’s senior vice president of Global Assembly and Test, spoke with us about the progress of Micron’s new facility in Penang, the company’s smart manufacturing advancements, its ongoing initiatives to hire and develop talent,...

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COVID-19: Building Resilience and Maintaining Business Continuity – Views from GLOBALFOUNDRIES (Part 2)

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COVID-19: Building Resilience and Maintaining Business Continuity – Views from GLOBALFOUNDRIES (Part 1)

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SkyWater Combats COVID-19 With Virus Detection Partnership, Best Practices, FOA Support

As the world confronts the health crisis of a generation in the form of the fast-spreading coronavirus, the microelectronics industry remains firmly in the spotlight. Aware of the central role they play in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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COVID-19: Economic and Microelectronics Industry Impacts – Insights from McKinsey & Company

For five days in the latter half of March, the pall of the heavy human and economic toll COVID-19 has exacted in China appeared to be lifting. The epicenter of Wuhan reported no new coronavirus infections through domestic transmission. And in an...

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Exhibitors Gear Up for SEMICON China 2020 – Safety SEMI Top Priority

In the two months since the COVID-19 outbreak in January, the Chinese economy has shifted from shock to ongoing recovery under the guidance of the Chinese government. China has worked tirelessly to restore production at its chip manufacturing...

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Why You Need to Think about Supply-Chain Diversity

At Intel, we look for ways to apply our technology to address global challenges while serving as a role model for how companies should operate. When it comes to our suppliers, Intel expects strong partners that help build successful solutions...

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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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Sandia Ensures Sustainable Future with Fab Upgrade

Sandia National Laboratories just finished updating equipment in its microelectronics fab, marking the completion of the first phase of a 3-year fab upgrade program. The transition from 6-inch to 8-inch wafer sizes will align the Department of...

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Taiwan Helps Cut Chip Manufacturing Costs with SEMI Standards

By Emmy Yi

For many technologies, standards unshackle them from patents and enable their mass production – an idea close to the heart of Wendy Chen, associate vice president of the R&D Center at King Yuan Electronics Corp. and vice chair of the SEMI Taiwan...

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