Newsletter | August 3, 2005

8.3.05 -- Feature Article: A New Spin On Silicon

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A New Spin On Silicon
For about 40 years, the semiconductor industry has been able to continually shrink the electronic components on silicon chips, packing ever more performance into computers. Now, fundamental physical limits to current technology have the industry scouring the research world for an alternative...

SIA Selects Vanderbilt University For Industry-Funded Cancer Risk Study
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced that it has signed a contract with Vanderbilt University to conduct a retrospective epidemiological study to determine if there is an increased cancer risk among wafer fabrication workers compared to other semiconductor industry workers and the general population...

eVue Enables Productivity Gains For Wafer Navigation And Testing
Cascade Microtech announced the eVue digital imaging system to enable productivity gains in semiconductor wafer navigation and testing. eVue was designed primarily for engineers doing process development or device characterization and modeling...

Ben Franklin To Invest $150,000 In Ciclon Semiconductor
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP) board approved an investment of $150,000 with Ciclon Semiconductor Device Corporation, Bethlehem, Northampton County. Ciclon is located in the Ben Franklin Business Incubator on the Lehigh University campus...

Sequans Builds Momentum Towards Wimax Forum Certification
SEQUANS Communications, a fabless semi-conductor company in the WiMAX/WiBro space, announced that it has shipped equipment to CETECOM Labs for validation and conformance testing...

New Power IC Model Library For PSpice Announced
EMA Design Automation and AEi Systems announced the release of the Power IC Model Library. This PSpice library incorporates over 150 time-domain simulation models for power electronic designs and gives designers capabilities previously unavailable for these parts...

Fabless Semiconductor Association Releases Mixed-Signal/RF Spice Model Checklist
The Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA) announced the release of the FSA Mixed-Signal/RF SPICE Model Checklist, which provides fabless mixed-signal (MS)/RF designers using foundry SPICE models with consistent data to make foundry process and IC design decisions...

UTAC Selects Teredyne Systems For RF Device Testing
Teradyne announced that UTAC (United Test and Assembly Center Ltd.) has taken delivery of multiple Teradyne FLEX test systems with a full range of Teradyne Gen4 Microwave test capability...

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