What’s in the August/September Issue?

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DARPA Researchers Can Now Accelerate Technology Innovation Using Microchip’s Low-Power FPGA Product Families

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced it has joined the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Toolbox initiative that gives the organization’s researchers simplified open licensing opportunities with commercial technology vendors.

Hokuyo, SiLC Technologies Collaborate to Bring 4D LiDAR Technology to Industrial Automation and Robotics Applications

Hokuyo Automatic Co. and SiLC have jointly announced a strategic collaboration to develop cost-effective 4D LiDAR solutions that improve machine vision in the next generation of advanced industrial and robotic applications.

What’s in the August/September Issue?

Each issue of Semiconductor Digest has articles found only in the magazine! Read the August/September issue…

Time-Resolved, In-Line Airborne Particle Sensing

IPS and wireless wafer/reticle format counters can detect particulate contamination events exactly when and where they occur, with results available in real-time, or stored for later analysis.

Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue Welcomes Bonnie Glick as Tech Tank’s New Director

The Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue (CTDP) announced that Bonnie Glick will be the inaugural Director of CTDP, a first-of-its-kind “tech tank” focused on the intersection of technology and foreign policy.

How Can a Digital Twin Help Semiconductor Systems Design?

A digital twin is a virtual, extremely detailed version of a physical asset. People create them as single components and all the way up to entire factories. Doing so can let them see the impact of certain decisions before moving ahead with them in real life.

Brooks Automation Announces Agreement To Sell Its Semiconductor Solutions Group Business To Thomas H. Lee Partners

Brooks Automation, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Semiconductor Solutions Group business to Thomas H. Lee Partners for $3.0 billion in cash.

Materion to Acquire H.C. Starck’s Electronic Materials Portfolio

Materion Corporation today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire H.C. Starck Solutions’ industry-leading, electronic materials business, located in Newton, Massachusetts (HCS-Electronic Materials).

Work Commences to Develop the World’s Smallest Brain-Inspired Computer

Artificial intelligence (AI) has seen explosive growth in recent years, but despite major progress, the power required to run AI algorithms continues to increase.

Syntiant Introduces NDP102 Neural Decision Processor for Edge AI Sensor Applications

Syntiant Corp, a provider of deep learning solutions making edge AI a reality for always-on applications in battery-powered devices, today announced its new Syntiant NDP102 Neural Decision Processor (NDP) for sensor applications that delivers 100x improvement in efficiency and performance compared to current MCU-based offerings.  

Edwards Officially Opens New Flagship Service Technology Centre in Dublin

Edwards, a supplier of vacuum and abatement services and solutions to the global semiconductor industry, today opened its new flagship Service Technology Centre (STC) in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

Purdue University Technology for Downscaling Transistors Could Advance Semiconductor Design

An innovation by Purdue University researchers could help the semiconductor industry design transistors that are smaller, use less power and switch from on to off at smaller applied voltages.

GlobalFoundries and Qualcomm Sign Agreement to Deliver Advanced 5G RF Front-End Products

GlobalFoundries (GF) and Qualcomm Global Trading PTE. Ltd., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., announced that they are extending their successful RF collaboration on 5G multi-Gigabit speed RF front-end products for delivering the high cellular speeds, superior coverage, and outstanding power efficiency in the sleek form factors users expect from the newest generation of 5G-enabled products.

MSEC 2021 to Highlight Leading-Edge MEMS and Sensors Innovations as IoT Spending Surges

Returning to a live format, MEMS and Sensors Executive Conference (MSEC 2021) will gather industry visionaries and experts October 11-13 at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort in San Diego for insights into the latest trends and innovations in sensorization for growth markets including medical, fitness, connected communities, environmental and air quality, and wearables.

ITRI, AITA, and UCLA CHIPS Forge Cooperation on AI Chip Development

The Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is supporting the commencement of cooperation between Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), the AI on Chip Taiwan Alliance (AITA), and the UCLA Center for Heterogeneous Integration and Performance Scaling (CHIPS).

JSR Agrees to Acquire EUV Pioneer Inpria Corporation

JSR announced today that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of Corvallis, OR based Inpria Corporation, an innovator of metal oxide photoresist design, development and manufacturing for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, for USD $514 million.

Samsung Steps Up Hiring, Focuses on DTC and Semiconductor Technology, Finds GlobalData

Samsung stepped up hiring in 2021 amid a push to increase direct-to-consumer (DTC) operations.

GlobalFoundries Unveils Innovative Solutions that Deliver a New Era of More in Semiconductor Manufacturing

GlobalFoundries (GF) today announced a portfolio of new features that extend its solutions roadmap and accelerate the next wave of innovation in chip design for smart mobile devices,datacenter, IoT and automotive.

TrendForce Announces 10 Tech Industry Trends for 2022

In a recent statement, TrendForce detailed 10 major trends that are expected to take place across various segments in the tech industry.

A Simple Way to Get Complex Semiconductors to Assemble Themselves

Much like crystallizing rock candy from sugar syrup, the new method grows 2D perovskites precisely layered with other 2D materials to produce crystals with a wide range of electronic properties.

Dutch AI Semiconductor Startup Axelera AI Launches With $12 Million Seed Round

AI semiconductor startup Axelera AI announced today that it has successfully closed a seed investment round of $12 million.

Elissa Murphy Joins GlobalFoundries Board

GlobalFoundries (GF) today announced Elissa Murphy is joining the company’s board of directors with immediate effect as an independent director.

pSemi Expands APAC Footprint with New Taiwan Branch Office

pSemi Corporation, a Murata company focused on semiconductor integration, announces the opening of a branch office in Taipei City, Taiwan.

AKHAN Semiconductor Appoints Tom Lacey Interim CEO

AKHAN Semiconductor announced today that prolific technology executive Tom Lacey has added Interim CEO to his role as the Company’s Board Chairman.

Pressure-based Mass Flow Controllers for Semiconductor Processing

Dr. Mohamed Saleem, Chief Technology Officer of Brooks Instrument, talks with Editor-in-Chief Pete Singer about how mass flow controllers (MFCs) are used in the semiconductor industry, and key differences between older thermal-based MFCs and newer pressure-based MFCs.

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