Semiconductors

Exact Metrology Provides Updates on PolyWorks Inspector and Hexagon Romer

An online tutorial shows how to make sure the Hexagon Romer Absolute Arm is still in calibration.

COVID-19 Decimates Automotive Power Semiconductor Revenue in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on sales of automotive power semiconductors, with falling demand for motor vehicles causing global market revenue to decline by 16 percent in 2020.

Cadence Achieves Digital and Custom/Analog EDA Flow Certification for TSMC N6 and N5 Process Technologies

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that its digital full flow and custom/analog tool suites have been further enhanced to deliver optimal results on TSMC’s N6 and N5 process technologies.

Graphene and 2D Materials Could Move Electronics Beyond ‘Moore’s Law’

A team of researchers based in Manchester, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and the USA has published a new review on a field of computer device development known as spintronics, which could see graphene used as building block for next-generation electronics.

Carbon Nanotube Transistors Make the Leap from Lab to Factory Floor

Carbon nanotube transistors are a step closer to commercial reality, now that MIT researchers have demonstrated that the devices can be made swiftly in commercial facilities, with the same equipment used to manufacture the silicon-based transistors that are the backbone of today’s computing industry.

Boosting Energy Efficiency of 2D Material Electronics Using Topological Semimetal

Driven by the ever-increasing desires of the consumer market for smaller, lighter and smarter devices, the size of consumer electronics such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, have been continually shrinking while becoming more powerful in terms of performance over the years.

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Announces Go-Live of Newly Integrated Performance Materials Organization

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, today announced an important milestone in its Bright Future transformation program for its Performance Materials business.

Imagination Announces Next-Generation IEEE 802.11ax/Wi-Fi 6 IP for Low-Power Applications

Imagination Technologies announces the launch of IMG iEW400, its latest IP based on Imagination’s Ensigma Wi-Fi technology. iEW400 delivers integrated RF and baseband, designed for low-power and battery-powered applications such as the internet of things (IoT), wearables and hearables.

Tech Visionaries to Explore the Future of Innovation at Virtual SEMICON West 2020

Keynotes for SEMI’s 50th anniversary to highlight technology’s potential to improve prosperity worldwide.

First-Quarter 2020 Global Semiconductor Equipment Billings Up 13 Percent Year-Over-Year

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings contracted 13 percent to US$15.57 billion quarter-over-quarter in Q1 2020 but increased 13 percent year-over-year, SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, announced today in its Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS) Report.

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