Shannon Davis

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Shannon, writes, edits and produces Semiconductor Digest’s news articles, email newsletters, blogs, webcasts, and social media posts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Huntington University in Huntington, IN. In addition to her years of freelance business reporting, Shannon has also worked in marketing and public relations in the renewable energy and healthcare industries.

CEA-Leti Develops CMOS Process for High-Performance MicroLEDs That Could Overcome Display-Size Obstacles

Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, recently announced a new technology for fabricating GaN microLED displays for applications ranging from smart watches to TVs with no size limit.

Semiconductor Leaders Strike Agreement on Global Policy Agenda

The Semiconductor Industry Association welcomed a policy agreement reached by global semiconductor industry leaders at the 23rd annual meeting of the World Semiconductor Council this week in Xiamen, China.

Silicon Reclaim Wafer Market Logs Second Year of Strong Growth but Softening Ahead

Logging a second consecutive year of strong growth, the silicon wafer reclaim market surged 19 percent to $603 million in 2018 on the strength of a record number of reclaimed wafers processed, SEMI, the industry association representing the global electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, reported in its 2018 Silicon Reclaim Wafer Characterization Summary.

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting Announces 2019 Call for Papers

The 65th annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting(IEDM), to be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel December 7–11, 2019, has issued a Call for Papers seeking the world’s best original work in all areas of microelectronics research and development.

Edwards Responds to United Nations’ New Greenhouse Gas Guidelines

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations’ body for assessing the science related to climate change, released the latest refinement to its 2006 Guidelines.

USC ISI and Intel Custom Foundry Collaborate to Spur Microelectronics Innovation

The partnership through Information Sciences Institute’s (ISI) MOSIS service will offer multi-project-wafer (MPW) runs for the microelectronics community, integrating MOSIS manufacturing services with Intel’s high-performance device fabrication technology.

Sensors/Actuators Reach Record Sales on Slower Growth

After two strong years, the sensor and actuator market has cooled off as a result of inventory drawdowns, slowing unit shipments, and economic uncertainty, says report.

SEMI Spring Washington Forum – Connecting Members with Policymakers at a Critical Time

Tensions between the United States and China have reached fever pitch. Ongoing trade negotiations between the U.S. and China broke down earlier this month over reported backpedaling by China on key concessions in a proposed Trump administration deal.

Audi First Carmaker To Join SEMI

SEMI membership will give Audi access to SEMI core competencies in developing international standards and harmonizing technology roadmaps and enable the automaker to leverage the global SEMI platform to promote industry alignment across supply-chain segments.

Intel Recaptures Number One Quarterly Semi Supplier Ranking from Samsung

After surpassing Samsung in 4Q18, Intel further extends its lead in 1Q19.