No Security, No Safety

In a new webinar, Winbond’s Hung-Wei Chen provided an overview of today’s top cybersecurity threats and regulations, and detailed the company’s TrustME solutions for flash memory.

Fab Models Built on AI Collaborative Knowledge Sharing

New AI knowledge sharing fab models will play a leading role in shaping the fab of the future.

The New Driver for Semiconductor Tech

The explosion of data created by the IoT will challenge the infrastructure of the entire network.

RFID Playing Cards “Best Product” at Printed Electronics Europe

Cartamundi, imec and Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) recently won the Best Product Award at Printed Electronics Europe for their ultra-thin plastic RFID technology integrated into Cartamundi’s playing cards. In each card, the RFID chip has a…

Is the Semiconductor Industry Ready for Industry 4.0 and the IIoT?

An industrial revolution is in the making, equivalent some say to the introduction of steam power at the tail end of the 18th century. Known as smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 (after the German initiative Industrie 4.0), the industrial internet of things (IIoT), or simply the fourth industrial revolution, the movement will radically change how manufacturing is done.

Leti Shows MEMS on 300mm Wafers

As reported by EETimes from the European MEMS Summit last month, French research institute CEA-Leti has manufactured accelerometer MEMS devices on 300mm-diameter wafers. This technology is currently being transferred to Tronics Microsystems SA (Grenoble, France), which currently only manufactures on…

Silex’ Strategic Acquisition by China

A secretive investment holding company out of Hong Kong named GAE Ltd has acquired 98% of the shares in Silex Microsystems AB (Jarfalla, Sweden). The transaction took place on July 13th of this year when the former major shareholders agreed…

300mm ams Fab Bet on IoT

Leading-edge IC fab investments are multi-billion-dollar risky bets. Insufficient demand for ICs dooms the line to economic failure regardless of the quality of design and manufacturing. Thus, it is a big deal that Austrian-headquartered ams AG—world leader in production of…

IoT Surveys Indicate Optimism, Confusion

Recent surveys indicate much optimism about how the IoT will benefit the semiconductor industry, but there’s some confusion about how big the market will be and if the existing infrastructure will be able to handle the demand.

IoT, Healthcare and 5G to Drive RF and Microwave

Industry trends to the Internet of Things, advanced healthcare and 5G are good news for everyone involved in technologies associated with RF, microwave, millimeter wave, and THz frequencies, many of whom will be attending “Microwave Week” in Phoenix, May 17-22.

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