Semiconductor http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8216/more en Energy Efficiency Drops Off the Radar for Semiconductor Fabs http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/energy-efficiency-drops-radar-semiconductor-fabs <div class="field-deck"> Energy is taking a back seat to concerns about explosions and fires that could arise from energetic materials used in emerging semiconductor manufacturing facilities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Back in 2012, the International Sematech Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI) conducted a Worldwide Fab Energy Study to help semiconductor manufacturers reduce their energy use and boost efficiency. But judging by the tone of the upcoming Semicon West show for semiconductor manufacturing, energy efficiency has lost its marquee billing when the topic turns to sustainability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/energy-efficiency-drops-radar-semiconductor-fabs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/energy-efficiency-drops-radar-semiconductor-fabs#comments Semiconductor Fri, 23 May 2014 17:21:00 +0000 37821 at http://machinedesign.com Synthetic Diamond Manufacturer Feeds Expanding Semiconductor Industry and Emerging Markets http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/synthetic-diamond-manufacturer-feeds-expanding-semiconductor-industry-and-emerging-mar <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/04/Synthetic-Diamond.gif" style="width: 300px; height: 220px; margin: 5px; float: right;" title="Element Six’s chemical-vapor-deposition (CVD) synthetic-diamond windows enable a range of optical applications such as high-power CO₂ lasers and extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/synthetic-diamond-manufacturer-feeds-expanding-semiconductor-industry-and-emerging-mar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/synthetic-diamond-manufacturer-feeds-expanding-semiconductor-industry-and-emerging-mar#comments Semiconductor Thu, 01 May 2014 16:22:00 +0000 37161 at http://machinedesign.com Researchers design and build fastest silicon chip http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/researchers-design-and-build-fastest-silicon-chip <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/03/Fast-GiT-Chip.gif" style="width: 400px; height: 266px; margin: 5px; float: right;" title="The high-speed silicon-germanium chip sits in a cryogenic station connected to several measurement probes." />Electrical engineers at <strong>Georgia Institute of Technology</strong> have determined a transistor designed and built at <strong>IHP-Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics</strong> in Germany is the fastest silicon-based transistor chip.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/researchers-design-and-build-fastest-silicon-chip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/researchers-design-and-build-fastest-silicon-chip#comments Semiconductor Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:20:00 +0000 35451 at http://machinedesign.com The end of the semiconductor industry? http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/end-semiconductor-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>When Janusz Bryzek, vice president of MEMS and Sensing Solutions at Fairchild Semiconductor Inc., isn&rsquo;t busy starting companies, he is engaged in saving the world. Or at least that is one interpretation of his recent endeavors toward a concept called the Trillion Sensors Movement. Bryzek, who received his MSc and PhD degrees from Warsaw Technical University, co-founded (among others) sensor makers SenSym, IC&nbsp;Sensors&nbsp;and NovaSensors in the 1980s, and Jyve Inc. in 2009 which Fairchild&nbsp;eventually acquired.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/end-semiconductor-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/end-semiconductor-industry#comments 3D Printing Semiconductor Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:45:00 +0000 35351 at http://machinedesign.com Diodes protect against ESD and lightning-induced surges http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/diodes-protect-against-esd-and-lightning-induced-surges <div class="node-body article-body"><p> The SRDA3.3 S<img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2013/08/uploads/2013/08/littelfusedgsrda33.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px; margin: 5px; float: left;" />eries TVS diodes combines low-capacitance steering diodes with a Zener diode to protect against electrostatic discharge (ESD) and high surges. The devices provide 40% greater protection without performance degradation than comparable products and 50% lower loading capacitance &mdash; 10pF (maximum).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/diodes-protect-against-esd-and-lightning-induced-surges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/diodes-protect-against-esd-and-lightning-induced-surges#comments Semiconductor Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:06:00 +0000 28241 at http://machinedesign.com Semiconductor makers return manufacturing to U. S. http://machinedesign.com/cad/semiconductor-makers-return-manufacturing-u-s <div class="node-body article-body">Here’s a bit of good news for semiconductor-manufacturing OEMS from Tom Morrow, vice president of SEMI, the overarching organization for the semiconductor industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad/semiconductor-makers-return-manufacturing-u-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad/semiconductor-makers-return-manufacturing-u-s#comments CAD Semiconductor Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:12:00 +0000 26991 at http://machinedesign.com Photochemically etched lead frames http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/photochemically-etched-lead-frames <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Custom-designed, photochemically etched surface-mount and insert-mount lead frames for integrated circuit manufacturing are now available. The frame&rsquo;s base materials include Kovar, nickel-iron alloys, copper alloys, and pure nickel. The lead frames can be plated entirely or selectively with silver, nickel, gold, or tin, depending on the customer&rsquo;s specific electrical and thermal conductivity requirements. &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/photochemically-etched-lead-frames" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/photochemically-etched-lead-frames#comments Semiconductor Fri, 24 May 2013 14:22:00 +0000 26481 at http://machinedesign.com SEMICON West highlights latest technologies http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/semicon-west-highlights-latest-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">Recent developments in 22 nm process development and lithography the next Moore's Law progression, and the next target for the International Technology</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/semicon-west-highlights-latest-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/semicon-west-highlights-latest-technologies#comments Semiconductor Sun, 01 Jul 2012 16:00:00 +0000 22280 at http://machinedesign.com Water-debondable epoxy - Henkel Corp. http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/water-debondable-epoxy-henkel-corp <div class="field-byline"> Jessica Shapiro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The epoxy bonds silicon ingots to substrates for wafer slicing and debonds with hot water.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/water-debondable-epoxy-henkel-corp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/water-debondable-epoxy-henkel-corp#comments Adhesives Epoxy Fastening & Joining Plastics & Polymers Semiconductor Manufacturing Two-Part Adhesives Fasteners Semiconductor Plastics and Composites Tue, 06 Sep 2011 04:30:47 +0000 18058 at http://machinedesign.com This Used There: Piezos in semiconductor manufacturing http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/used-there-piezos-semiconductor-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body">Miniscule chips require immense precision Moore's Law states that computing power on integrated circuits (ICs) grows exponentially doubling every two</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/used-there-piezos-semiconductor-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/used-there-piezos-semiconductor-manufacturing#comments Semiconductor Markets Fri, 01 Jul 2011 16:00:00 +0000 20860 at http://machinedesign.com