Pete Singer

Co-Founder / Editor-in-Chief

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Pete has over 40 years of publishing experience. He co-founded Semiconductor Digest and the Gold Flag Media company with publisher Kerry Hoffman in 2019. Previously, he spent over 25 years at Semiconductor International and 11 years at Solid State Technology.

EUV is late but on the way for 10nm; DSA is promising

EUV lithography is late, but it is on the way and will be ready for insertion into the 10nm node, which is slated to go into production in late 2015/early 2016. Meanwhile, results from early work into directed self-assembly (DSA)…

Intel stands firm on 450mm; challenged by defects at 14nm

Brian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel, said Intel is standing firm on 450mm development (despite rumors to the contrary), during a quarterly conference call with financial analysts. He also blamed defects on a slight push-out of next-generation 14nm technology.…

Progress on 450mm at G450C

At Semicon Europa last week, Paul Farrar, general manager of G450C, provided an update on the consortium’s progress in demonstrating 450mm process capability. He said 25 tools will be installed in the Albany cleanroom by the end of 2013, progress…

Status update on logic and memory roadmaps

The way in which logic and memory technology is likely to evolve over the next six years was provided at imec’s recent International Technology Forum in Leuven, Belgium. An Steegan, senior vice president process technology at imec, said that FinFETs…

Semiconductors that detect cancer

imec’s blood cell sorting technology combines with microfluidics, imaging and high speed data processing to detect tumorous cancer cells.

Europe’s 10/100/20 program

Despite some economic woes in recent years, Europe remains dedicated to building a strong electronics industry. This was brought home to me recently when, in advance of Semicon Europa (October 7-10 in Dresden), I had a chance to talk with…

Join us for a free webcast on Advanced Packaging, Sept. 30th

Please join us for a free webcast on Advanced Packaging, to be held on September 30th, at 11:00am Eastern, 10:00am Central and 8:00am Pacific. You can register in advance at this link: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1021830 The webcast, which will feature presenters from…

How to Contribute to SST

One of the most common questions I’m asked is “How can I contribute to Solid State Technology?” We try to make that an easy process – so the short answer is shoot me an e-mail (psinger@extensionmedia.com) or give me a…

Key Trends at Semicon West 2013

At Semicon West last week (and at The ConFab a few weeks ago) some key trends were clearly evident in the semiconductor industry. It’s apparent that the world’s appetite for electronics has never been greater. That has increasingly taken the…

Lithography, direct-attach LEDs, packaging trends at Strategies in Light Day 3

February 10, 2012 — Day 3 of the 2012 Strategies in Light conference continued the LED Manufacturing session. Presenters covered lithography for light emitting diode (LED) manufacture, advanced packaging, metrology and testing, high-performance materials, and other topics, such as the…

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