Silvaco Appoints Howard Hideshima as Chief Financial Officer

Silvaco, Inc., a leading global provider of software, IP, and services to semiconductor companies for the design of ICs, flat panel displays, and electronic systems, today announced the appointment of Howard Hideshima as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Compound Photonics and Plessey Light Up First 0.26 Inch Fully Addressable Integrated microLED Display Module

Compound Photonics US Corporation (CP), a leading provider of compact high-resolution microdisplay solutions for Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) applications, and Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. (Plessey), an embedded technologies developer at the forefront of microLED technology for AR and MR display applications, today announced they have produced the first fully addressable microLED display modules resulting from their previously announced strategic partnership to develop and introduce GaN-on-Silicon microLED based microdisplay solutions for AR/MR applications.

FEFU Scientists Developed Method to Build Up Functional Elements of Quantum Computers

Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU, Vladivostok, Russia), together with colleagues from FEB RAS, China, Hong Kong, and Australia, manufactured ultra-compact bright sources based on IR-emitting mercury telluride (HgTe) quantum dots (QDs), the future functional elements of quantum computers and advanced sensors. A related article is published in “Light: Science and Applications”. FEFU scientists, together with colleagues from the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and foreign experts, designed a resonant lattice laser printed on a surface of thin gold film that allows to control the near- and mid-IR radiation properties of capping layer of mercury telluride (HgTe) QDs.

SEMI Talent Forum to Help Build Next-Generation Chip Industry Workforce

Post-graduates and onboarding talent will connect with local companies to explore semiconductor industry career paths and employment opportunities at the SEMI Talent Forum, 6 March 2020 in Swansea, UKat the University of Swansea. Sponsored by SEMI, the industry association representing the global electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, and staged in partnership with European organizations including the University of Swansea, Edwards, Oxford Instruments, and SPTS Technologies, the event will also highlight how technology is reshaping the global workforce. Participation is free of charge and registration is open.

Plessey Partners with Axus Technology to Deliver its Monolithic MicroLED Displays

Plessey, an embedded technologies developer at the forefront of microLED technology for the augmented reality (AR) and display markets, announces a partnership with Axus Technology (Axus), a leading global provider of CMP, wafer thinning and wafer polishing surface-processing solutions for semiconductor applications, to bring high-performance GaN-on-Silicon monolithic microLED technology to the mass market.

Plessey and WaveOptics Announce Strategic Partnership Using MicroLED Display Technology for Smart Glasses

Plessey, an embedded technologies developer at the forefront of microLED technology for the augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) display market, announced today at Photonics West its’ partnership with WaveOptics, the leading designer and manufacturer of diffractive waveguides.

2019 Global Silicon Shipments Dip From 2018 Record High But Revenue Remained Stable Above $11 Billion

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in 2019 declined 7 percent from the 2018 record high while revenue remained above the $11 billion mark despite a global silicon revenue slip of 2 percent over the same period, the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) reported in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry. Silicon wafer area shipments in 2019 totaled 11,810 million square inches (MSI), while the industry logged shipments of 12,732 million square inches in 2018. Revenues in 2019 totaled $11.15 billion, edging down from the $11.38 billion posted in 2018.

SEMI Postpones SEMICON China, Suspends SEMICON Korea in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

In accordance with government guidelines and to protect the health and safety of exhibitors and guests, SEMI announced Tuesday the postponement of SEMICON/FPD China 2020 and related events originally scheduled for March 18-20, 2020. SEMI China is actively working on a contingency plan for rescheduling of the event and will keep you informed as soon as a confirmed plan is in place.

Abating Potentially Dangerous Particles 2.5 µm and Smaller

Particles, especially fine particles, are very important because of their impact on human health.

SEMI-FlexTech Launches Six New Projects to Accelerate Flexible Hybrid Electronics Innovation

SEMI-FlexTech today announced the launch of six projects to accelerate sensor and sensor system innovations for new applications in industries including healthcare, automotive, industrial and defense. In collaboration with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), FlexTech, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner, will provide more than $2.3 million in funding for the projects aimed at maturing the flexible-hybrid electronics (FHE) technology ecosystem

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