internet of Things

EV Group Optimizes Resist and Lithographic Processing for Plasma Dicing for Advanced Semiconductor Packaging Applications

EV Group Optimizes Resist and Lithographic Processing for Plasma Dicing for Advanced Semiconductor Packaging Applications

EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced it is demonstrating optimized pre-processing solutions for the implementation of plasma dicing for advanced semiconductor packaging applications. EVG’s latest products and process development services support this emerging semiconductor back-end fa... »

ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society Creates Strong, Responsible Outcomes

ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society Creates Strong, Responsible Outcomes

Here’s a question I’ve been pondering ever since I started thinking about the Internet of Everything and what it means for future generations. Just because something is technologically feasible, should we build it? Will it really improve our lives? Is it going to benefit the greater good? What impact will it have on the socialization of our youth? Essentially, what will the societal outcomes b... »

Sensors Expo 2015 and The Internet Of Messy Things

Sensors Expo 2015 and The Internet Of Messy Things

What are the implications for the Internet of Things when the “Things” are human beings? As was said in a recent New Yorker piece on exploring Mars, “… humans are the wrong stuff. They shouldn’t even be trying to get to another planet. Not only are they fragile, demanding, and expensive to ship; they’re a mess.” Beyond that, we humans are unreliable; we sometimes don’t take our med... »

Will the Chip Industry Benefit from the Internet of Everything?

Will the Chip Industry Benefit from the Internet of Everything?

The Internet of Things (IoT)  or as Cisco calls it, the Internet of Everything, has been the theme du jour for almost every semiconductor-related industry event in the past year, and going forward for 2015. The IoT hype continues, as many see the opportunity in this global trend to connect people, processes, data and things that will require 50 billion connected devices by 2020, and will generat... »

Japan, Abenomics, IoT, and the MEMS Engineer Forum 2015

Japan, Abenomics, IoT, and the MEMS Engineer Forum 2015

MEMS sensors, and the Internet of Things data they feed to the cloud, are being called on to jumpstart the world’s third largest economy. The economic revitalization strategy being instituted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and now being carried out in Japan under the moniker “Abenomics,” consists of Three Arrows: the First Arrow is aggressive monetary policy; the Second Arrow is flex... »

Cleaning Up By Backing In: TSMC and Heterogeneous Integration at MEMS Executive Congress 2014

Cleaning Up By Backing In: TSMC and Heterogeneous Integration at MEMS Executive Congress 2014

“Go big or go home,” a waitress in a mountainy, remote, Wyoming town once said to a table of hikers, about ordering breakfast one summery day. Go big or go home are words Karen Lightman and team at MEMS Industry Group must have taken to heart for the 10th Annual MEMS Executive Congress, held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn, Scottsdale, AZ, November 6-7, 2014. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturin... »

3D+: Inspired by Heterogeneous Integration

3D+: Inspired by Heterogeneous Integration

Some technologies take forever to cross the chasm into successful commercialization. Or they never do, and end up together with Wile E. Coyote at the bottom of the canyon. My take today is that heterogeneous integration is showing signs of a successful chasm leap. Heterogeneous integration is going to be the Roadrunner. Therefore, we intend, at 3D InCites, to cover the topic of heterogeneous int... »

Highlights from HotChips 2014: 21 HBM Design-ins Ongoing!

Highlights from HotChips 2014: 21 HBM Design-ins Ongoing!

Last week, HotChips 2014 (aka HC26) was held at the Flint Center within the De Anza College in Cupertino, California. As in many previous years, I attended both the Sunday tutorial and the main conference on Monday and Tuesday. As usual, there were great keynotes and lots of interesting technology news. The tutorial always focuses on an important technology or market trend. This year was no e... »

Will the Internet of Things Change the Way We Look at 2.5D and 3D ICs?

Will the Internet of Things Change the Way We Look at 2.5D and 3D ICs?

Years ago I saw Dr. Wayne Dyer on Public Television. He talked about “The Power of Intention”. The engineering-driven half of my mind didn’t pay much attention to such a mushy topic…. until Dr. Dyer confused me with what sounded like a play on words. He said “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change!” Thanks to my digital video recorder, I was able to g... »

Mobility and Internet of Things Drive Requirements for Innovative Sensors

Mobility and Internet of Things Drive Requirements for Innovative Sensors

Multitest, a division of LTX-Credence, and  designer and manufacturer of final test handlers, contactors and load boards for the semiconductor manufacturing industry, announces that its humidity test sensors support test of smallest packages sizes at best cost. Multitest sees a clear trend to reduced package sizes for humidity sensor applications. Whereas the first equipment was for MLF4, the l... »

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