Plasma-Therm Announces Strategic Ion Beam Development and Licensing Agreement

Plasma-Therm, a leading manufacturer of plasma-process equipment for the semiconductor industry, has signed a landmark agreement with one of the world’s largest semiconductor equipment companies for Ion Beam Etch technology development and equipment.

Intel’s Stumble in Leading-Edge Chips Race Gives Rivals an Opportunity to Catch Up, says GlobalData

Intel has fallen behind in its ability to make commercially ready, leading-edge chips in sufficient volumes, opening the door to its main rivals, AMD and Nvidia, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

STMicroelectronics Eases Design of Advanced Energy-Saving Power Supplies with Eco-Certified 400W Evaluation Board

STMicroelectronics’ EVL400W-EUPL7 evaluation board delivers a ready-to-use 400-Watt power-supply solution that meets today’s toughest eco-design norms. The board leverages innovative features of ST’s L4984D current-mode PFC controller and L6699 resonant half-bridge controller to maximize energy efficiency in multiple operating modes.

Analog Devices Collaborates with Intel on Radio Platform for Addressing 5G Network Design Challenges

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today announced its collaboration with Intel Corporation to create a flexible radio platform that addresses 5G network design challenges and will enable customers to scale their 5G networks more quickly and economically.

SmartKem Introduces OTFT Materials for Mini-LED Backlights

SmartKem the global leader in application specific organic materials for OTFT (Organic Thin Film Transistor) backplanes, today announced that the company has built backlight prototypes for full array local dimming (FALD) aimed at TV, Monitors and Signage applications.

Renesas Collaborates with Novatek Microelectronics on Surveillance Camera Reference Design

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today introduced an ultra-high-definition (UHD) surveillance camera reference design to address today’s high-accuracy object detection and recognition needs for video security and surveillance systems.

Scientists Discover New Class of Semiconducting Entropy-Stabilized Materials

Semiconductors are important materials in numerous functional applications such as digital and analog electronics, solar cells, LEDs, and lasers. Semiconducting alloys are particularly useful for these applications since their properties can be engineered by tuning the mixing ratio or the alloy ingredients.

A New Synthesis Method for Three-Dimensional Nanocarbons

A team of scientists led by Kenichiro Itami, Professor and Director of the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), has developed a new method for the synthesis of three-dimensional nanocarbons with the potential to advance materials science.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Appoints David Reeder as Chief Financial Officer

David will draw on his more than 20 years of global financial and executive management experience with public and private companies to support GF’s growth and continued success as the world’s leading specialty foundry as well as accelerate the company’s journey to IPO.

Greg Lang Joins Rambus Board of Directors

Rambus Inc., a premier silicon IP and chip provider dedicated to delivering data faster and safer, today announced the appointment of Greg Lang to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Physicists Find Misaligned Carbon Sheets Yield Unparalleled Properties

A material composed of two one-atom-thick layers of carbon has grabbed the attention of physicists worldwide for its intriguing — and potentially exploitable — conductive properties.

Busch Vacuum Solutions Awarded as Germany’s Top Family Business 2020 by the German Business Magazine Wirtschaftswoche

Busch Vacuum Solutions has been awarded by Wirtschaftswoche as one of Germany’s top family companies 2020. Germany’s leading business magazine presents this award to the 50 most visible, innovative and popular medium-sized companies. These companies with a turnover of 250 million to one billion Euro represent an important cornerstone of the German economy.

Using Protons to Tune Interlayer Forces in Van-der-Waals Materials

A Chinese-Australian collaboration has demonstrated for the first time that interlayer coupling in a van der Waals (vdW) material can be largely modulated by a protonic gate, which inject protons to devices from an ionic solid.

Keep Safe and Cool in the Pool: Novel Chip Sensor Makes Swimming Pools Safer

A new microchip that enables continuous monitoring of pH and chlorine levels in swimming pools will vastly improve water safety and hygiene for more than 2.7 million Australians as new research shows it can deliver consistent and accurate pool chemistry for reliable pool management.

Spin Memory Announces Extension of Series B Funding

Spin Memory, Inc. (Spin Memory), the leading developer of MRAM technologies, announced an extension of its Series B funding round, having received additional investment from all major investors. The funding includes recent investors, Arm, Applied Ventures, LLC (the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc.) and Abies Ventures (Abies), as well as the company’s founding investor, Allied Minds.

SiTime Enables High Performance Optical and Data Communications for Outdoor 5G Deployment

SiTime Corporation, a market leader in MEMS timing, today introduced the SiT9501 differential MEMS oscillator.

Onto Innovation Announces Its New Element FTIR Technology

Onto Innovation Inc. today announced the availability of the Element material analysis platform, which enables customers to monitor and control layers of dielectric thin films, measuring dopants such as boron and phosphorous, as well as monitoring process by-products such as hydrogen.

Nova Unveils Next Generation Integrated Metrology Solutions

Nova (Nasdaq: NVMI) announced today two break-through Integrated Metrology solutions, reinforcing the company’s Optical CD portfolio technology leadership. The new platforms, Nova i570 HP and Nova ASTERA, will enhance Nova’s ability to support customers in the most advanced Memory and Logic nodes.

‘Etch-a-Sketching’ Critical P-N Nano-Junctions for 2D Semiconductor Diode

Fascinating opportunities are emerging from a new class of materials named two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors, which are only one atom thick. 2D materials are poised to have a bright future in the electronics and optoelectronics industry, as well as in Internet of Things devices.

Intel, MIT and Georgia Tech Deliver Improved Machine-Programming Code Similarity System

Today, Intel unveiled a new machine programming (MP) system – in conjunction with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

Plasma-Therm Opens New Regional Office in Singapore

Plasma-Therm LLC, a leading manufacturer of plasma-process equipment for the semiconductor industry, is pleased to announce the opening of new offices in Singapore.

Low-Profile Surface-Mount Schottky Diodes from STMicroelectronics Boost Power Density and Efficiency

STMicroelectronics has launched 26 new Schottky diodes in low-profile SMA and SMB Flat packages, covering voltage ratings from 25 to 200V and current ratings from 1 to 5A.

Rare Earth Elements Supply Uncertain for IC Fabs

TECHCET announces supply-chain challenges ahead for Rare Earth Elements (REE) for semiconductor device manufacturing, due to ongoing global pandemics and trade-wars.

A Chat with Tim Skunes, Vice President R&D, CyberOptics

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