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Industry News Archives 2014

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IFTLE 200 Semicon West Suss Workshop: Laser Debonding and KLA Tencor platform for WLP inspection
(Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design, Jul 14)

KLA-Tencor launches inspection and review portfolio for leading IC technologies
(Semiconductor Today, Jul 11)

13 Things I Heard at Semicon West
(Electronic Engineering Times, Jul 11)

ClassOne launches electroplating tool for smaller-substrate users
(Semiconductor Today, Jul 11)

2-Year Chipmaking Equipment Spending Boom Coming
(Electronic Engineering Times, Jul 10)

USHIO Exhibits Lithography Tools For Next-Generation Packaging at Semicon West
(Semiconductor Packaging News, Jul 10)

Solid State Technology and SEMI Announce the 2014 'Best of West' Award Winner
(TMCnet.com, Jul 10)

IBM to spend $3 bn aiming for computer chip breakthrough
(Phys.Org, Jul 10)

Global chip equipment spending looks to double-digit growth in 2014, says SEMI
(Digitimes, Jul 10)

Applied Materials introduces CVD, CMP systems for 3D architectures
(Digitimes, Jul 10)

Standards Industry Leaders Honored at SEMICON West 2014
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Jul 09)

Slideshow: Inside Google's Modular Phone
(Electronic Engineering Times, Jul 09)

James C. Morgan announces $1,000,000 “Challenge Grant” for high tech industry workforce development
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Jul 08)

SEMI and Solid State Technology announce the 2014 “Best of West” Award finalists
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Jul 08)

What’s next for semiconductor packaging?
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Jul 08)

Printed, flexible, and organic electronics: A growing opportunity
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Jul 08)

Air Products is Advancing Sustainability at SEMICON West
(TMCnet.com, Jul 08)

James C. Morgan Announces $1,000,000 'Challenge Grant' for High Tech Industry Workforce Development
(TMCnet.com, Jul 08)

SEMI Announces Results of Board Elections and Leadership Appointments
(TMCnet.com, Jul 08)

Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron Unveil New Company Name - Eteris
(Nanowerk, Jul 08) 

Light in, light out: the rock that breaks the rules
(Nanowerk, Jun 26)

Fab Owners Association (FOA) Expands Membership to Include Packaging and Test
(SYS-CON INDIA, Jun 26)

Leti to Present Technological Platforms for the Future at Semicon West
(Semiconductor Packaging News, Jun 26)

R&D Crisis Ahead?
(Semiconductor Engineering, Jun 26)

Edwards Presents at SEMICON West on Sustainable Manufacturing Practices
(Semiconductor Packaging News, Jun 25)

GlobalFoundries presents first global Supplier Awards
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Jun 23)

Bookings and billings maintain a consistent pace in May 2014
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Jun 20)

KLA-Tencor Announces Analyst Briefing At SEMICON West 2014
(Silicon Valley Business Journal, Jun 19)

Will 7nm And 5nm Really Happen?
(Semiconductor Engineering, Jun 19)

SEMICON West Preview: Test
(Semiconductor Engineering, Jun 19)

From The Whiteboard: David Lam
(Semiconductor Engineering, Jun 19)

The Next Wave of Solar Technologies: Silicon Evolution, Not Revolution
(Greentech Media, Jun 18)

Exhibitors Forge Critical Business Leads at Intersolar North America
(Silicon Valley Business Journal, Jun 18)

PV equipment bookings in recovery mode
(Pv Tech, Jun 18)

Qualcomm Calls for Monolithic 3D IC
(Electronic Engineering Times, Jun 17)

200mm equipment market gaining new lease on life
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Jun 16)

China's IC Industry: Opportunity for All
(Electronic Engineering Times, Jun 13)

Industry sustainability efforts mount with III-Vs and other advanced technologies
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Jun 12)

SEMI Reports First Quarter 2014 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Figures; Billings US$10.15 Billion
(TMCnet.com, Jun 11)

Blog Review: June 11
(Semiconductor Engineering, Jun 11)

SEMI: Q1 2014 Billings at $10.15 Billion
(PCB007 IConnect007, Jun 10)

SIA: April Chip Sales Reached $26.3 Billion
(Forbes.com, Jun 09)

On the recovery: Semiconductor growth expected for the next two years
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Jun 09)

Semicon West Preview: Packaging
(Semiconductor Engineering, Jun 09)

Analysts Expect Sustained Semi Growth
(Electronic Engineering Times, Jun 06)

Intel, Taiwan Target Tablets
(Electronic Engineering Times, Jun 05)

EUV Nudges Toward 10nm
(Electronic Engineering Times, Jun 05)

Fab Equip Spending to See 24% Jump in 2014, Record 2015
(PCB007 IConnect007, Jun 04)

Osamu Nakamura named President of SEMI Japan
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Jun 03)

The Materials scramble from 10nm down to 5nm
(EE Times Europe, Jun 03)

Applied Materials enables cost-effective vertical integration of 3D chips
(Digitimes, Jun 03)

Alternatives to EUV lithography for sub-10nm patterning
(Nanotechnology Now, Jun 02)

North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts April 2014 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 1.03
(EMS Now, Jun 02)

Down to 5nm: Scaling with the usual suspects – performance, cost
(Solid State Technology (Blog), May 29)

Strategic Investors to Connect with Startups at SEMICON West Event — Bob Metcalfe to Keynote
(Press Release Point, May 28)

How chip makers can regain control of their value chain
(EE Times Europe, May 28)

GaN to grow at 9% CAGR to over 18% of RF device market by 2020
(Semiconductor Today, May 28)

IFTLE 194 More on IBM / GF ; SEMI Singapore part 3: Nanium, Fujitsu, EVG
(Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design, May 27)

Three’s Company, Two’s a Crowd: Meet the Efimov Effect
(Scientific American Blog, May 27)

Graphene sheet production method promises to advance solar cell technology
(EE Times Europe, May 26)

Sales of semiconductor equipment in North America continue to demonstrate strong growth
(Solid State Technology (Blog), May 23)

A new way to make sheets of graphene
(Phys.Org, May 23)

Materials Hunt on for 10-5 nm Chips
(Electronic Engineering Times, May 23)

How Hard Can It Be To Make 3D NAND Flash Chips?
(Forbes.com, May 22)

Reducing test costs for silicon photonics
(EDN, May 22)

Brewer Science commercializes megasonic developer for MEMS and compound semiconductors
(Solid State Technology (Blog), May 22)

Toshiba and Sandisk to scrap 2D NAND fab for 300mm 3D NAND
(EE Times Europe, May 22)

Brewer Science commercializes megasonic developer for MEMS and compound semiconductor applications
(Semiconductor Today, May 21)

Photons Coming Down Cloudy Path
(Electronic Engineering Times, May 16)

Applied Materials sets cobalt on path to future chips
(Phys.Org, May 15)

Samsung's fabs to back adoption of ST’s 28nm FD-SOI
(EE Times Europe, May 15)

TSMC, Samsung competing to roll out more advanced processes
(Digitimes, May 14)

New Pentagon Policy Helps Combat Counterfeit Semiconductors
(Investing & Stock Research - Businessweek, May 14) 

Fabless Chip Companies Ranked by 2013 Sales
(Electronic Engineering Times, May 12)

The end of silicon as material of reference for power electronics devices
(Nanowerk, May 12)

Researchers Probe Graphene Alternatives with SHG
(Photonics.com, May 07)

High-performance DACs reduce board space and lower system costs, while increasing accuracy
(PR Newswire, May 07)

'Inventor of the Year' recognition for work harnessing nanoscale self-assembly
(Nanowerk, May 06)

iPhone 6 Release Date Soon as Production Already Underway in China
(International Business Times, May 05)

Global Semiconductor Industry Hits Record Sales in Q1
(PCB007 IConnect007, May 05)

Air Products Again Named to CR Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens List
(TMCnet.com, May 01)

The Biggest Problem Facing Semiconductors
(Forbes.com, Apr 30)

SEC's Conflict-Mineral Rules Are in Limbo a Month Before Deadline
(Bloomberg Businessweek, Apr 29)

Can Legacy Fabs Keep Up With IoT Demand?
(Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design, Apr 28)

Researchers able to watch phase transition in 2D semiconductors using STEM
(Phys.Org, Apr 28)

Russia to invest $4.2 billion in solar sector by 2020
(PV Magazine, Apr 28)

Capex forecasts differ widely
(Electronics Weekly, Apr 28)

EV Group's UV nanoimprint lithography system provides 60 wafer/hr throughput for LED manufacturing
(LEDs Magazine, Apr 25)

SEMICON Southeast Asia to Launch in 2015
(PCB007 IConnect007, Apr 24)

New technology symposium at SEMICON West 2014 to spotlight critical issues in semiconductor manufacturing
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Apr 22)

North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts March 2014 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 1.06
(EMS Now, Apr 22)

EUV cost is $14bn and counting
(Electronics Weekly, Apr 22)

Executive Insight: CH Wu
(Semiconductor Engineering, Apr 21)

Happy 60th Anniversary to the Modern Solar Cell
(Greentech Media, Apr 21)

Samsung and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Collaborate on 14nm FinFET Semiconductor Technology
(Nanowerk, Apr 21)

SEMI announces 2nd Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Apr 18)

Samsung and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Forge Strategic Collaboration to Deliver Multi-Sourced Offering of 14nm FinFET Semiconductor Technology\
(Investing & Stock Research - Businessweek, Apr 17)

What If EUV Fails?
(Semiconductor Engineering, Apr 17)

Time To Revisit 2.5D And 3D
(Semiconductor Engineering, Apr 17)

Searching For Rare Earths
(Semiconductor Engineering, Apr 17)

Gaps In Metrology Could Impact Yield
(Semiconductor Engineering, Apr 17)

Applied Materials testing superconducting fault current limiter technology
(Pv Tech, Apr 15)

SEMI Reports 2013 Semiconductor Photomask Sales of $3.1 Billion
(EMS Now, Apr 15)

SEMI Reports 2013 Semiconductor Photomask Sales of $3.1 Billion
(Press Release Point, Apr 14)

Favorite Forecast Fallacies
(Semiconductor Engineering, Apr 14)

The Sustainable Manufacturing Imperative
(Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design, Apr 11)

LED front-end equipment market leaders continue to dominate
(EE Times Europe, Apr 10)

Developing phosphor-free white light from nanopyramid LEDs
(Semiconductor Today, Apr 10)

Intel Honors 18 Companies with Preferred Quality Supplier and Achievement Awards
(Investing & Stock Research - Businessweek, Apr 10)

SEMI Releases 4th Quarter 2013 Worldwide Photovoltaic Equipment Market Statistics Report
(TMCnet.com, Apr 10)

SEMICON Singapore 2014 Gears Up for the Future with a Focus on Advanced Technology Developments
(Semiconductor Packaging News, Apr 10)

Pain Management
(Semiconductor Engineering, Apr 10)

SEMI announces Innovation Village at SEMICON Europa 2014
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Apr 09)

SEMI releases fourth quarter 2013 worldwide photovoltaic equipent market statistics report
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Apr 09)

Japan's chipmaking equipment vendors fall in 2013 ranking
(EE Times Europe Analog, Apr 09)

Innovation Village at SEMICON Europa 2014: Come Innovate with Us
(TMCnet.com, Apr 09)

SUSS MicroTec Publishes its First Report on Sustainability
(TMCnet.com, Apr 09)

Interesting Moves in the PE Industry
(Printed Electronics Now, Apr 08)

Samsung claims breakthrough in graphene commercialisation
(Computerworld Malaysia, Apr 08)

Innovation Village at SEMICON Europa 2014: Come Innovate with Us
(Press Release Point, Apr 08)

SEMI Reports 2013 Global Semiconductor Materials Sales of $43.5 Billion
(TMCnet.com, Apr 08) 

2013: A year in review
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Apr 04)

The Week In Review: Manufacturing
(Semiconductor Engineering, Apr 04)

A Chinese City Goes After Silicon Valley
(Silicon Valley Business Journal, Apr 03)

Perovskite, a New Meta Material, Turns Light Into Power, Lasers
(Electronic Engineering Times, Apr 03)

Edwards opening US service center
(Semiconductor Today, Apr 03)

Critical milestone for Global 450mm Consortium announced
(Nanowerk, Apr 02)

Smaller microchips that keep their cool
(Phys.Org, Apr 02)

IC Insights Shows Big Changes to 2013 Top 20 Semi Supplier Ranking
(EMS Now, Apr 02)

MEMS, Magnetics Set to Lead Sensor Market Rebound in 2014
(Electronic Engineering Times, Apr 01)

FD-SOI: Back to Basics For Best Cost, Energy Efficiency and Performance
(Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design, Mar 31)

Tech Talk: Multipatterning, Take Two
(Semiconductor Engineering, Mar 31)

MEMS – Enter with Care
(Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design, Mar 27)

Samsung leads chip capex ranking
(EE Times Europe Analog, Mar 27)

How Much Will That Chip Cost?
(Semiconductor Engineering, Mar 27)

Samsung, Intel, TSMC to Dominate Semicon Capex in 2014
(PCB007 IConnect007, Mar 26)

Mixing silicon with other materials improves the diversity of nanoscale electronic devices
(Phys.Org, Mar 26)

UK should look to France for tech policy
(Electronics Weekly, Mar 26)

Blog Review: March 26
(Semiconductor Engineering, Mar 26)

China to Blow $10B a Year on Chips
(Electronic Engineering Times, Mar 25)

IC market for personal computing systems to jump 6% in 2014, says IC Insights
(Digitimes, Mar 25)

Scientists develop 3D SEM metrology for 10nm structures
(Phys.Org, Mar 24)

EUV Reaches A Crossroads
(Semiconductor Engineering, Mar 20)

Advanced Lithography: Moore’s Law Moves On
 (Semiconductor Engineering, Mar 20)

450mm Standards Update
 (Semiconductor Engineering, Mar 20)

SMIC CEO is awarded SEMI Outstanding EHS Achievement Award
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Mar 19)

SEMICON Singapore 2014 to Highlight IoT
 (PCB007 IConnect007, Mar 19)

Silicon Innovation Forum to Expand in 2014
 (EMS Now, Mar 18)

Japan rebalances its solar market
(PV Magazine, Mar 17)

AIXTRON puts demo cluster for OLED production processes into operation
(TMCnet.com, Mar 17)

Advantest launches semiconductor industry's highest density power supply with greater voltage range
(Display Plus, Mar 17)

STATS ChipPAC introduces breakthrough manufacturing method for wafer level packaging
(Display Plus, Mar 17)

An exotic phase to manipulate spin
(Nanowerk, Mar 14)

Silicon Innovation Forum to expand in 2014
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Mar 13)

Fab productivity and process technologies addressed at upcoming semiconductor manufacturing conference
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Mar 12)

SEMI reports 2013 global semiconductor equipment sales of $31.6 billion
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Mar 12)

SEMICON Russia Unveils Microelectronics Market Opportunities
(PCB007 IConnect007, Mar 12)

20 Freescale Semiconductor employees missing in Malaysia Airlines Flight
(Electronic Products Magazine, Mar 10)

Wafer Fab ancillaries in Guj will create jobs for 10,000 engineers [DNA : Daily News & Analysis (India)]
(TMCnet.com, Mar 06)

Fab Equipment Spending to Grow 30% in 2014
(PCB007 IConnect007, Mar 06)

Fab equipment spending to rise 20-30% in 2014, says SEMI
(Digitimes, Mar 06)

State of EUVL – Challenges of HVM Introduction
(Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design, Mar 04)

Facilities 450mm Consortium Strengthens Capabilities Portfolio With New Member Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems
(TMCnet.com, Mar 04)

New SEMICON Europa in Grenoble to Emphasize Innovation and Applications
(EMS Now, Mar 04)

Advantest VOICE 2014 Conference to Feature Robust Technical Program With More Than 100 Papers
(Investing & Stock Research - Businessweek, Mar 04)

January Chip Sales Top $26 Billion
 (Electronic Engineering Times, Mar 03)

New SEMICON Europa in Grenoble to emphasize innovation and applications
 (Solid State Technology (Blog), Mar 03)

Slideshow: Twelve shakers and movers in MEMS
 (EE Times Europe, Mar 03) 

The Final Deadline For EUV
(Semiconductor Engineering, Feb 27)

Top Ten Semi R&D Spenders
(Electronics Weekly, Feb 26)

Call for Papers Open for SEMICON Europa 2014 and Plastic Electronics 2014
(TMCnet.com, Feb 26)

President Obama Announces Two New Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institutes and Launches the First of Four New Manufacturing Innovation Institute Competitions
(Press Release Point, Feb 25)

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts January 2014 book-to-bill ratio of 1.04, says SEMI
(Digitimes, Feb 24)

New Challenges For Post-Silicon Channel Materials
(Semiconductor Engineering, Feb 21)

N.A. Semiconductor Equipment Book-to-Bill Ratio at 1.04
(PCB007 IConnect007, Feb 21)

EUV Start-Up Backed By Intel, Samsung and Applied
(Electronics Weekly, Feb 21)

Executive Insight: Luc Van den hove
(Semiconductor Engineering, Feb 20)

Driving Innovation: From Talk to Action
(Semiconductor Engineering, Feb 20)

No technical barriers seen for 450mm
(Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design, Feb 19)

Next-Generation Lithography
(Semiconductor Engineering, Feb 19)

GlobalFoundries turns up the tech [The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y. :: ]
(TMCnet.com, Feb 17)

Europe’s Plan For 20% World Semiconductor Market Share
(Electronics Weekly, Feb 17)

Potentially revolutionnary material: Novel form of artificial graphene
(Science Daily, Feb 14)

ST central to Europe’s future in microelectronics
(Electronics Weekly, Feb 14)

Device that listens to bacteria
(TMCnet.com, Feb 12)

The Will o’ the IC Wisp
(Electronics Weekly, Feb 11)

Exploring the MEMS-Enabled Life: A Preview of MEMS Executive Congress Europe 2014
(Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design, Feb 10)

Air Products Receives Gold Level Boeing Performance Excellence Award
(Investing & Stock Research - Businessweek, Feb 10)

Obama State of the Union Calls for a “Year of Action”— Highlighting Multiple Industry Priorities
(Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design, Feb 07)

A square peg in a round hole: The economics of panel-based lithography for advanced packaging
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Feb 07)

IBM exploring sale of chip operations, making Intel, Global Foundries potential shoppers
(Silicon Valley Business Journal, Feb 07)

Silicon reclaim wafer market increased 14% in 2013
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Feb 06)

MEDIA ALERT: Advantest to Exhibit at SEMICON Korea 2014 in Seoul COEX February 12-14
(TMCnet.com, Feb 06)

Executives debate innovation drivers and cost reduction in microelectronics supply chain
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Feb 05)

SEMI ISS: scaling innovation
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Feb 03)

3D IC ramp up: what can we learn from MEMS?
(EE Times Europe, Feb 03)

Sales record ends chip industry's year
(EE Times Europe Analog, Feb 03)

Europe Leaders to Examine EC's Ambitious Goal  20% Market Share of Global Semiconductor Manufacturing by 2020
(EMS Now, Feb 03)

2014 Capital Spending Up in Korea; SEMICON Korea 2014 to Address Mobile Innovation
(TMCnet.com, Jan 31)

Is graphene a real opportunity or just hype?
(EE Times Europe, Jan 31)

Top-13 foundries account for 91% of total foundry sales in 2013, says IC Insights
(Digitimes, Jan 29)

Europe leaders to examine EC’s ambitious goal
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Jan 27)

Paradigm shift: Semi equipment tells the future
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Jan 27)

Faltering 450mm?
(Electronics Weekly, Jan 27)

Book-to-bill ratio continues to improve
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Jan 24)

2014 Outlook: An era of unprecedented change
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Jan 24)

What’s After CMOS?
(Semiconductor Engineering, Jan 24)

Intel vs. TSMC: An Update
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Jan 21)

GDP forecasts improving.
(Electronics Weekly, Jan 21)

Besi and Imec collaborate on thermocompression technology for high-accuracy narrow-pitch bonding of 3D ICs
(Display Plus, Jan 20)

With President Announcement in North Carolina Today, Sen. Brown's Bill to Create Network of Manufacturing Innovation Gains Momentum
(TMCnet.com, Jan 20)

Semiconductor plastic packaging materials market to approach $21B by 2017
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Jan 15)

Economic recovery and pervasive computing to propel semiconductor manufacturing supply chain
(Solid State Technology (Blog), Jan 14)

The magic behind the gadget and the need for innovation
(Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design, Jan 13)

2014 will be a ‘more than stunning’ growth year for equipment sales, says SEMI.
(Electronics Weekly, Jan 13)

Mixed Signals Seen For Fab Tool Industry
(Semiconductor Engineering, Jan 13)

Memory boom drives global semi sales
(New Electronics, Jan 06)

Memory Sector Drives Semiconductor Sales Recovery in 2013
(PCB007 IConnect007, Jan 03)

NY's GlobalFoundries chip plant to get up to $10B boost
(CNET News, Jan 03)

Kroes’ 20% plan for Europe’s semis is on track
(Electronics Weekly, Jan 03)

Taiwan panel makers expected to maintain profits in 2014
(Digitimes, Jan 02)

Printed electronics gets serious about manufacturing
(Semiconductor Engineering, Jan 01)

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