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Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew 22.2% in 2017; Samsung becomes No. 1

January 22, 2018

Gartner Inc., Stamford, Conn., reports that worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $419.7 billion in 2017, a 22.2 percent increase from 2016, according to preliminary results.

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SEMI data projects new highs in fab equipment spending

January 22, 2018

SEMI, Milpitas, Calif., has updated its World Fab Forecast, which reveals that 2017 spending on fab equipment investments will reach an all-time high of $57 billion.

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One Minute Mentor: Crevice Corrosion Testing

January 22, 2018

In crevice corrosion testing, treated 316 stainless steel compares favorably with alloy 625, as shown in the figure with three images. This figure shows three specimens at the end of a weeklong crevice corrosion test in natural seawater, at room temperature, under an applied potential of 300 mV.

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SEMI and Fab Owners Association strengthen supply chain

January 22, 2018

After several years of close partnership, SEMI, Milpitas, Calif., and the Fab Owners Association (FOA), Cupertino, Calif., have fully integrated.

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Micron and Intel announce update to NAND memory joint development program

January 22, 2018

Micron, San Jose, Calif., and Intel, Santa Clara,Calif., announce an update to their successful NAND joint development partnership that has helped the companies develop and deliver industry-leading NAND technologies to market.

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Stretchable crystalline silicon springs are also superelastic and semiconducting

January 22, 2018

A team of researchers from three universities reports that amorphous silicon can be grown into superelastic horseshoe-shaped crystalline nanowires that can undergo stretching of more than twice their original length, and still maintain their excellent electric properties.

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Oak Ridge develops shape-memory leathery material coated with silver nanoparticles

January 22, 2018

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn., reports that its scientists have developed a method for making a renewable, leathery shape-memory material that is coated with a thin layer of silver nanoparticles to activate electrical conductivity.

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ST Microelectronics to adopt Global Foundries 22FDX process for intelligent systems

January 22, 2018

Global Foundries, Santa Clara, Calif., and ST Microelectronics, Geneva, announce that ST has selected GF’s 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX) technology platform to support its next-generation of processor solutions for industrial and consumer applications.

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Solar Atmospheres adds tensile testing to its in-house mechanical testing services

January 21, 2018

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, Hermitage, has brought tensile testing in-house, adding the test to its other in-house mechanical tests rather than outsourcing.

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Advanced Heat Treat Corp. receives 24-month Nadcap accreditation for ion nitriding

January 21, 2018

Advanced Heat Treat Corp., Waterloo, Iowa, announces that it has once again been awarded Nadcap Merit status for Heat Treating (ion nitriding), and has been granted an accreditation that lasts 24 months.

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