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February 21, 2017A team of scientists from the Nanoelectronic Materials Laboratory (NaMLab) and the Cluster of Excellence Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden at the Dresden University of Technology in Germany report that they have demonstrated the first germanium-based transistor that can be programmed between electron-(n) and hole-(p) conduction.
February 21, 2017The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), Washington, D.C., announces that the global semiconductor industry posted sales totaling $338.9 billion in 2016, the industry's highest-ever annual sales and a modest increase of 1.1% over the 2015 total.
February 21, 2017Amkor Technology Inc., Tempe, Ariz., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nanium, a world class provider of wafer-level fan-out (WLFO) semiconductor packaging solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
February 21, 2017The University of California San Diego reports that its engineers have developed a thin, flexible, light-absorbing material that absorbs more than 87% of near-infrared light, with 98% absorption at 1550 nanometers, the wavelength for fiber optic communication.
February 21, 2017Intel Corp., Santa Clara, Calif., plans to invest more than $7 billion to complete Fab 42, which is expected to be the most advanced semiconductor factory in the world.
February 21, 2017Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to increase by 2.9% in 2017, to $69.9 billion, according to Gartner Inc.
February 21, 2017Nordson Corp., Westlake, Ohio, has acquired InterSelect GmbH, a German designer and manufacturer of selective soldering systems for a variety of automotive, aerospace, and industrial electronics assembly applications. "The InterSelect acquisition follows Nordson's recent acquisition of the assets of ACE Production Technologies Inc., another high quality provider of selective soldering...
February 21, 2017Global Foundries, Santa Clara, Calif., plans to expand its global manufacturing footprint by investing in its existing leading-edge fabs in the United States and Germany, expanding its footprint in China with a fab in Chengdu, and adding capacity for mainstream technologies in Singapore.