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Oxygen vs. nanochip

09/25/2018  Scientists show the vulnerability of a promising two-dimensional semiconductor to air, and discover new catalyst.

Rice U. study sheds light on -- and through -- 2D materials

09/24/2018  High-performance computing helps to survey optical qualities of atom-thick materials for optoelectronics.

STMicroelectronics and Leti develop GaN-on-silicon technology for power conversion applications

09/24/2018  STMicroelectronics and Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced their cooperation to industrialize GaN (Gallium Nitride)-on-Silicon technologies for power switching devices.

Graphene bilayer provides efficient transport and control of spins

09/20/2018  University of Groningen physicists in collaboration with a theoretical physics group from Universität Regensburg have built an optimized bilayer graphene device which displays both long spin lifetimes and electrically controllable spin-lifetime anisotropy.

Commercially relevant bismuth-based thin film processing

09/19/2018  Researchers from Osaka University demonstrate a photoresponsive film processing technique that balances morphological properties with electronic performance.

Two quantum dots are better than one: Using one dot to sense changes in another

09/19/2018  Osaka University-based collaboration fabricates the first nanoelectronic device that can detect single-electron events in a target quantum dot using a second dot as a sensor.

How will graphene, the 2D wonder material, change the semiconductor industry?

09/19/2018  What materials innovation will the future bring?

When 80 microns is enough

09/17/2018  Moving spins across ever larger (but still small) distances makes for a big advance in spintronics.

Mentor's new LightSuite Photonic Compiler automated layout tool speeds integrated photonic design development

09/14/2018  Mentor, a Siemens business, today announced LightSuite Photonic Compiler -- the industry's first integrated photonic automated layout system.

Probing individual edge states with unprecedented precision

09/12/2018  A study by the University of Basel presents a new technique to obtain an individual fingerprint of the current-carrying edge states occurring in novel materials.

Nano-sandwiching improves heat transfer, prevents overheating in nanoelectronics

09/12/2018  Sandwiching two-dimensional materials used in nanoelectronic devices between their three-dimensional silicon bases and an ultrathin layer of aluminum oxide can significantly reduce the risk of component failure due to overheating, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering.

Golden sandwich could make the world more sustainable

09/11/2018  Scientists have developed a photoelectrode that can harvest 85 percent of visible light in a 30 nanometers-thin semiconductor layer between gold layers, converting light energy 11 times more efficiently than previous methods.

Air Products to expand supply for Samsung Electronics' semiconductor fab in Giheung, South Korea

09/10/2018  Air Products today announced it has been awarded by Samsung Electronics additional gaseous nitrogen and hydrogen supply to its semiconductor fab in Giheung, South Korea.

SUTD researchers resolve a major mystery in 2D material electronics

09/10/2018  Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have made a major step forward in resolving the mysteries surrounding 2D material Schottky diode.

Researchers use silicon nanoparticles for enhancing solar cells efficiency

09/06/2018  An international research group improved perovskite solar cells efficiency by using materials with better light absorption properties.

Cannibalistic materials feed on themselves to grow new nanostructures

08/31/2018  Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory induced a two-dimensional material to cannibalize itself for atomic "building blocks" from which stable structures formed.

Watching two-dimensional materials grow

08/30/2018  Atomically thin crystals will play an ever greater role in future -- but how can their crystallisation process be controlled? A new method is now opening up new possibilities.

All wired up: New molecular wires for single-molecule electronic devices

08/28/2018  Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology designed a new type of molecular wire doped with organometallic ruthenium to achieve unprecedentedly higher conductance than earlier molecular wires.

Worldwide semiconductor revenue hit record $120.8B in Q2 2018

08/22/2018  Samsung Electronics, Intel and SK Hynix continued to lead the semiconductor market in Q2 2018.

New material could improve efficiency of computer processing and memory

08/22/2018  Discovery could have major impact on semiconductor industry.


Environment, Safety & Health

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The semiconductor industry is an acknowledged global leader in promoting environmental sustainability in the design, manufacture, and use of its products, as well as the health and safety of its operations and impacts on workers in semiconductor facilities (fabs). We will examine trends and concerns related to emissions, chemical use, energy consumption and worker safety and health.

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Wafer Processing

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As the industry moves to 10nm and 7nm nodes, advances in wafer processing – etch, deposition, planarization, implant, cleaning, annealing, epitaxy among others – will be required. Manufacturers are looking for new solutions for sustained strain engineering, FinFETs, FDSOI and multi-gate technologies, 3D NAND, and high mobility transistors.

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