Rare, All-Electric Chinese SUV and Newest Chevy Autonomous Test Vehicle to be Previewed This Week

China’s Xpeng Motors will display and dissect an automotive unicorn – a rare, all-electric sports utility vehicle – at SEMICON West this week.

Can Silicon Technology Help Transform Healthcare?

The semiconductor industry has delivered breakthrough innovations in computer pro- cessing power and miniaturization over the last 70 years. Could it deliver similar results in the field of healthcare? That was the question addressed by Paru Deshpande, VP Life Sciences & Imaging at imec during a talk on Monday during imec’s International Technology Forum at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco.

Advanced Packaging: A Wonderful World

The semiconductor industry is at a turning point. The slowdown in CMOS scaling, coupled with escalating costs, has prompted the industry to rely on IC packaging to extend the benefits of the More-than-Moore era. Thus, advanced packaging has entered its most successful period, boosted by widespread needs for better integration; the slowdown of Moore’s law; and megatrends in transportation, 5G, consumer, memory & computing, IoT (and IIoT ), AI , and HPC.

Women Leaders in Spotlight at SEMICON West Welcome Reception, Panel Discussion

Underscoring the importance of women in semiconductor industry leadership positions, SEMI will celebrate Spotlight on SEMI Women honorees at a welcome reception today at 6:00 p.m. at SEMICON West.

Samsung Accelerates New Product Ramp for 7nm Technology Node Using Synopsys’ Yield Explorer

Synopsys, Inc. announced successful deployment of Synopsys’ Yield Explorer yield learning platform for fast ramp-up of new products on Samsung’s advanced FinFET technology nodes.

Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease 14.6 Percent Year-to-Year in May

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $33.1 billion in May 2019, a decrease of 14.6 percent from the May 2018 total of $38.7 billion and 1.9 percent more than the April 2019 total of $32.5 billion. Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average. SIA represents U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research. “Global semiconductor sales fell well short last year’s monthly total in May,…

SEMI Smart Manufacturing Initiative Releases Groundbreaking Industry Benchmark Survey

The SEMI Smart Manufacturing Initiative today released the semiconductor industry’s first Benchmark Survey to assess the current implementation level of automation and control measures aimed at increasing productivity and efficiency in front-end semiconductor fabs.

Tsinghua to Enter the DRAM Business

DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, says that Tsinghua Unigroup’s official statement on June 30th has revealed its newly composed DRAM group, with Diao Shijing, former director of the Electronic Information Department of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, as the group’s Chairman and Charles Kao as CEO.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Releases 700V and 600V αMOS5 Super Junction MOSFETs in 300mm Fab

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer, and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, today announced the release of 700V and 600V αMOS5 Super Junction MOSFET families in 300mm technologies.

IEEE Approves New Power Modeling Standard

Silicon Integration Initiative has announced that its Unified Power Model, developed with major contributions from IBM and GLOBALFOUNDRIES, has been approved as IEEE 2416-2019, a new Standard for Power Modeling to Enable System Level Analysis, which complements UPF/IEEE 1801-2018 Standard for Design and Verification of Low-Power, Energy-Aware Electronic Systems.

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