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Semiconductors May 17, 2024

Global semiconductor manufacturing industry grows to start 2024

The global semiconductor manufacturing industry in the first quarter of 2024 showed improvement with increased installed wafer fab capacity.

Semiconductors February 20, 2024

Semiconductor defects could boost quantum technology

Cornell Engineering researchers went found two distinct defects in gallium nitride, one of which can be manipulated for quantum applications.

By David Nutt
Semiconductors January 12, 2024

Advanced 2.5 and 3D semiconductor packaging technology insights

Semiconductor packaging technologies have evolved to 2.5 and 3D, but they come with specific advantages and drawbacks.

By Yu-Han Chang
Semiconductors December 18, 2023

Semiconductors play major role in Singapore manufacturing decline and recovery

Singapore’s manufacturing industry is facing a tough 2024, but it’s expected to recover in 2025 as semiconductors bounce back.

By Jack Loughney
Semiconductors November 10, 2023

How ventilation for semiconductor fabrication is critical

Proper testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB) of ventilation systems in manufacturing systems is critical and is even more so when it comes to semiconductor manufacturing.

By Thomas D. Prevish, Ph.D., P.E., C.E.M.
Semiconductors September 21, 2023

Global 200mm semiconductor fabs to reach record capacity by 2026

Semiconductor manufacturers worldwide are projected to increase 200mm fab capacity by 14% through 2026 according to a SEMI report.

Semiconductors August 21, 2023

Semiconductors sales slump strikes South Korea and Taiwan

Global demand for semiconductors has plummeted this year, hitting the heavily specialized manufacturing economies of South Korea and Taiwan particularly hard.

By Adrian Lloyd
Semiconductors January 5, 2023

2D semiconductor research used to improve quantum computing, solar panels

Texas A&M University researchers are improving 2D semiconductors by better understanding dark excitons, which can help improve technologies such as quantum computers and solar panels.

By Steve Kuhlmann
Semiconductors December 16, 2022

Global chip industry to invest more than $500 billion over next two years

SEMI announced the semiconductor industry will invest more than $500 billion by 2024, which will include 28 manufacturing facilities starting construction in 2023.

Semiconductors October 5, 2022

Semiconductor materials changes useful for quantum computing

Computational analysis to predict how optical properties of semiconductor materials change could speed the process of identifying and creating materials useful in quantum applications.

By Tracey Peake
Semiconductors September 9, 2022

Method developed to make semiconductors smart, compact

Mizzou Engineers have come up with a novel new technique to design semiconductors not only smart, but also compact.

By University of Missouri
Semiconductors August 26, 2022

Researchers engineer material capable of thinking

Penn State-led collaboration builds on decades-old research to engineer advanced novel material that is able to "think" on its own.

By Mary Fetzer
Semiconductors August 10, 2022

Semiconductor material that performs better than silicon

Researchers have found a material that can perform much better than silicon in cubic boron arsenide, but finding practical and economic ways to make it remains a challenge.

By David L. Chandler
Semiconductors June 23, 2022

Semiconductor degrees program launched

Purdue University has launched a comprehensive set of interdisciplinary degrees and credentials in semiconductors and microelectronics.

By Brian Huchel
Semiconductors June 10, 2022

Sustainability in semiconductor manufacturing with digital transformation: Expert interview series, Manish Sharma

Manufacturing digital transformation (Dx) uses technologies to achieve business key performance indicators. It requires process control equipment, a Dx mindset and buy-in at all levels, executives to shop-floor workers, said Manish Sharma, global industry marketing leader, Emerson Machine Automation Solutions. See video.

By Manish Sharma
Semiconductors May 18, 2022

Making silicon wafer inspections more efficient

University of Colorado mechanical engineering students have developed a device that improves the inspection process of silicon wafers.

By Rachel Leuthauser
Semiconductors February 16, 2022

Exciton surfing could enable next-gen energy, computing

Excitons, which escape traditional electrical losses, could help cool down computers and enable faster speeds and higher efficiencies.

By Catharine June
Semiconductors January 26, 2022

Semiconductor sales finish 2021 on high note

Semiconductor billings consistently over 35% YoY in the second half of 2021 due to high industry demand.

Semiconductors January 19, 2022

Reasserting U.S. leadership in microelectronics, semiconductors

MIT researchers lay out a strategy for how universities can help the U.S. regain its former status as a major power in semiconductor and microchip production.

By Adam Zewe
Semiconductors January 16, 2022

Hybrid particle detected that could improve electronic devices

MIT physicists have detected a hybrid particle that is a mashup of an electron and a phonon, which could lead to smaller, faster electronic devices.

By Jennifer Chu
Semiconductors December 20, 2021

How to increase worker safety in semiconductor fabs

Establish and follow proper management and safety procedures

By Lee Beattie
Semiconductors December 10, 2021

Impact of semiconductor chip shortage

A perfect storm of events, triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, has left the world scrambling with a semiconductor shortage and it is having major effects on the global economy. Two experts offer insights on the challenge.

By Rachel Rose
Semiconductors November 16, 2021

Silicon wafer shipments reach record highs

Worldwide silicon wafer shipments reached a record high in the third quarter according to a SEMI report.

Semiconductors October 10, 2021

Hybrid metal halide controls terahertz emissions

Researchers have utilized two-dimensional hybrid metal halides in a device that allows directional control of terahertz radiation, which could improve electronic devices.

By Tracey Peake
Semiconductors September 29, 2021

Increase worker safety in semiconductor fabs

Risk mitigation begins with the workforce

By Lee Beattie
Semiconductors September 27, 2021

Semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings Aug. 37.6% YoY

Semiconductor manufacturing billings were up more than 35% in August 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.

Semiconductors July 23, 2021

Learning from the global semiconductor chip shortage

The semiconductor supply chain is unique, but there are lessons that all manufacturers can learn from its shortcomings.

By Claudia Jarrett
Semiconductors July 14, 2021

Drive suppliers facing supply chain issues, semiconductor shortage

Motor and drive suppliers are rebounding from COVID-19, but are not out of the woods yet and are facing major supply chain issues and a semiconductor shortage.

By Brianna Jackson
Semiconductors June 19, 2021

Semiconductor manufacturers expected to boost fab spending

200mm fab equipment spending is expected to reach nearly $4 billion in 2021 after passing the $3 billion mark in 2020 according to a report by SEMI.

Semiconductors June 17, 2021

How Southeast Asia is helping lead a manufacturing expansion

Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam are expected to see their overall economies expand next year compared with levels prior to the COVID-19 outbreak according to a report by Interact Analysis.

By Adrian Lloyd
Semiconductors May 3, 2021

Semiconductor industry has a resilient supply chain

High demand for semiconductor chips is forcing companies to adjust and ensure their supply chains are resilient and can withstand the pressure.

By Beckett Tracy, Carlos D. Dones and Patricia Nhan
Semiconductors April 24, 2021

Semiconductor industry fab spending expected to reach new highs

The global semiconductor industry is on track to register three consecutive years of record highs in fab equipment spending thanks to demand fueled by COVID-19.

By Christian G. Dieseldorff
Semiconductors March 16, 2021

Sushi-shaped structures may lead to new miniaturized electronics

Synthesizing one-dimensional van der Waals heterostructures may lead to miniaturized electronics that are currently not possible.

By Jamie Oberdick
Semiconductors March 15, 2021

Protecting the chip industry supply chain from cyberattacks

The integrated microelectric supply chain is fraught with security risks and many companies are at risk of having their intellectual property (IP) stolen.

By Mike Russo

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