With rife consolidation, major mergers and acquisitions are expected to take place in the second half of 2013. These include the merger of Fujitsu and Panasonic semiconductor divisions and the acquisition of Elpida by Micron
The novel material graphene and its technological applications are being studied at the Vienna University of Technology. Now scientists have succeeded in combining graphene light detectors with semiconductor chips
The boom in the mobile market with increasing demands for smaller geometries has created the need for novel and innovative chemistries to overcome the limitations of existing materials. Jianwei Dong, Wataru Tachikawa, Richard Chen and Joon-Seok Oh at Dow Electronic Materials discuss material advancements and how they meet the needs of next-generation wafer-level, 2.5D and 3D packaging technologies.