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Technology and 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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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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Automotive Trends: Chip Traceability, Zero Defects and Collaboration

Automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their direct suppliers of parts and systems share a vision: Next-generation vehicles will be more electric, autonomous and connected. At a market size of more than $1 trillion, automotive is...

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Establishing SEMI Cybersecurity Standards Key to Smart Manufacturing Advances

By Emmy Yi

The automation of semiconductor factories through digitization is reshaping Smart Manufacturing to streamline the connectivity and orchestration of manufacturing processes across the entire supply chain.  

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Fab Owners Alliance: Enabling Global Manufacturing Efficiency Through Collaboration

Imagine a world where there are chips in about everything we touch on a daily basis. It is not hard to do with semiconductors already at the core of many leading-edge electronic devices. These sophisticated chips are hidden from sight, but their...

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Blockchain Opportunities in the Semiconductor and Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain

Semiconductor, electronics and equipment manufacturers today face a number of logistics and supply chain challenges that could be overcome by systems providing a secure, tamper-resistant, single source of truth. Chief among these challenges is...

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Automated Material Handling for Semiconductor Assembly and Test

OSATs (outsourced assembly and test companies) currently handle the bulk of assembly and test activity for the worldwide semiconductor industry. These companies’ factories have a manual operation legacy: Decision-making is manual. Materials and...

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Smart Manufacturing and Digital Twins for the Semiconductor Industry

Semiconductor fabs have been getting smarter and smarter over the past 30 years. It’s a natural evolution –  the direct outcome of numerous continuous-improvement efforts. The really important difference on the road to smarter fabs, the one...

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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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Video: Adding More Intelligence to Chip Manufacturing – SEMI’s Smart Manufacturing Initiative

Advances in areas from materials, packaging and testing to devices, equipment and standards must come together to enable smart factories and new capabilities in the microelectronics manufacturing supply chain. The secure transfer of information...
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