Chip Industry Technical Paper Roundup: July 16

New technical papers recently added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library. [table id=244 /] More ReadingTechnical Paper Library home   » read more

Chip Industry Week In Review

The U.S. Department of Commerce issued a notice of intent  to fund new R&D activities to establish and accelerate domestic advanced packaging capacity. CHIPS for America expects to award up to $1.6 billion in funding innovation across five R&D areas, as outlined in the vision for the National Advanced Packaging Manufacturing Program (NAPMP), with about $150 million per award in each... » read more

Finely Tuning The Electronic Band Structure of WSe2 With AFM

A technical paper titled “Strain Driven Electrical Bandgap Tuning of Atomically Thin WSe2” was published by researchers at University of Toronto, University of Tokyo,  and Stanford University. Abstract: "Tuning electrical properties of 2D materials through mechanical strain has predominantly focused on n-type 2D materials like MoS2 and WS2, while p-type 2D materials such as WSe2 remain... » read more

Research Bits: July 8

2D TFETS for neuromorphic computing Researchers from the University of California Santa Barbara and Intel Labs used 2D transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD)-based tunnel-field-effect transistors (TFETs) in a neuromorphic computing platform, bringing the energy requirements to within two orders of magnitude (about 100 times) the amount used by the human brain. The 2D TFETs have lower off-sta... » read more

Research Bits: Apr. 2

Stretchy, sensitive circuits Researchers from Stanford University developed skin-like, stretchable integrated circuits capable of driving a micro-LED screen with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and detecting a braille array that is more sensitive than human fingertips. The stretchable transistors are made from semiconducting carbon nanotubes sandwiched between soft elastic electronic materials. The... » read more

Chip Industry Week In Review

By Adam Kovac, Karen Heyman, and Liz Allan. Europe's semiconductor footprint is growing in areas that previously had little association with chips. Silicon Box plans to build a panel-level foundry in northern Italy, funded in part by the Italian government. The deal is worth around €3.2 billion ($3.6B). In addition, imec will establish a specialized 300mm chip technology pilot line in M... » read more

Chip Industry Week In Review

By Jesse Allen, Gregory Haley, and Liz Allan Intel officially launched Intel Foundry this week, claiming it's the "world's first systems foundry for the AI era." The foundry also showed off a more detailed technology roadmap down to expanded 14A process technology. Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger noted the foundry will be separate from the chipmaker, utilize third-party chiplets and IP, and leverage... » read more

Chip Industry Week In Review

By Susan Rambo, Karen Heyman, and Liz Allan. Renesas plans to acquire Altium, maker of PCB design software, for $5.9 billion. In a conference call, Renesas CEO Hidetoshi Shibata cited Altium's PCB design software and digital twin virtual modeling as key components of its future strategy. "I believe it will generate transformational value for our combined customers and our stakeholders," Shib... » read more

Chip Industry Week In Review

By Susan Rambo, Gregory Haley, and Liz Allan Amkor plans to invest about $2 billion in a new advanced packaging and test facility in Peoria, Arizona. When finished, it will employ about 2,000 people and will be the largest outsourced advanced packaging facility in the U.S. The first phase of the construction is expected to be completed and operational within two to three years. Synopsys p... » read more

Chip Industry Talent Shortage Drives Academic Partnerships

Universities around the world are forming partnerships with semiconductor companies and governments to help fill open and future positions, to keep curricula current and relevant, and to update and expand skills for working engineers. Talent shortages repeatedly have been cited as the number one challenge for the chip industry. Behind those concerns are several key drivers, and many more dom... » read more

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