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The Human Hand: Curating Good Data And Creating An Effective Deep-Learning R2R Strategy For High-Volume Manufacturing thumbnail

The Human Hand: Curating Good Data And Creating An Effective Deep-Learning R2R Strategy For High-Volume Manufacturing

Currently, the semiconductor manufacturing industry uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to take data and autonomously learn from that data. With the additional data, AI and ML can be used to quickly discover patterns and determine correlations in various applications, most notably those applications involving metrology and inspection, whether in the front-end of the manufacturing …

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GaN 8Gbps High-Speed Relay MMIC For Automated Test Equipment

An 8 Gbps high-speed relay MMIC for an Automated Test Equipment (ATE) using a gallium nitride is developed and evaluated. Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor structure with a tantalum oxynitride is employed to reduce a leakage current for ATE applications. The fabricated MMIC shows 0.3 nA of the leakage current, 12 GHz of a -3 dB bandwidth, and excellent …

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Prefetch Side Channels Undermine the Isolation Between User and Kernel Space on AMD CPUs thumbnail

Prefetch Side Channels Undermine the Isolation Between User and Kernel Space on AMD CPUs

New technical paper titled “AMD Prefetch Attacks through Power and Time” from researchers at Graz University of Technology and CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security. Note, this is a prepublication paper presented at the USENIX Security Symposium in Boston in August 2022.   This paper includes countermeasures and mitigation strategies. Abstract “Modern operating systems fundamentally rely …

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GlobalFoundries and Qualcomm Announce Extension of Long-term Agreement to Secure U.S. Supply through 2028 thumbnail

GlobalFoundries and Qualcomm Announce Extension of Long-term Agreement to Secure U.S. Supply through 2028

Following the recent passage of the U.S. CHIPS and Science Act last week, GlobalFoundries (Nasdaq: GFS) (GF), a global leader in feature-rich semiconductor manufacturing and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced they are more than doubling their existing strategic global long-term semiconductor manufacturing agreement previously entered into by GF’s and Qualcomm’s respective subsidiaries. Today’s announcement secures wafer supply …

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Nordson Corporation Announces Agreement to Acquire CyberOptics Corporation thumbnail

Nordson Corporation Announces Agreement to Acquire CyberOptics Corporation

Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of CyberOptics Corporation (Nasdaq: CYBE), a global developer and manufacturer of high-precision 3D optical sensing technology solutions. The acquisition enhances Nordson’s test and inspection platform, providing differentiated technology that expands Nordson’s product offering in the semiconductor and electronics industries. The all-cash transaction is …

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GlobalFoundries, Applied Materials and Ford to Co-Host CEO Summit to Secure U.S. Chip Supply Chain thumbnail

GlobalFoundries, Applied Materials and Ford to Co-Host CEO Summit to Secure U.S. Chip Supply Chain

GlobalFoundries (Nasdaq: GFS) (GF), Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT) and Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) today announced that the three companies’ CEOs will be co-hosting a summit of senior government officials, CEOs and C-suite executives from companies either involved in technology manufacturing or companies whose ability to compete depends on continued innovation, technology leadership and …

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Towards Higher Nanopatterning Resolution with Molecules that Fill Nanogaps Better thumbnail

Towards Higher Nanopatterning Resolution with Molecules that Fill Nanogaps Better

Ultraviolet nanoimprint lithography (UV-NIL) is a method of creating patterns at the nanoscale with widespread applications in optoelectronics, photonics, and biology due to its low cost and scalability. However, current UV-NIL resolution is limited below 10 nm, and higher resolutions require a better understanding of the UV-NIL process. In a new study, researchers from Tokyo …

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U.S. Chip Expansions Squeezed by Shortages of Specialty Materials

By Lita Shon-Roy, President / CEO, and Sachi Brown, Communications Specialist, TECHCET What is the root cause of the semiconductor chip shortage? Is it simply a matter of chipmakers not having enough production capacity, or is something else at play? While semiconductor chips are often made out to be the primary bottom-level building block for …

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