Wide temperature, high capacity SSD

The SQF-640 series supports up to one terabyte of high capacity memory and is available in both normal and extended temperature versions. This product series not only supports mainstream MLC flash technology but will extend the support for 3D V-NAND technology. SSD technology supports higher performance than it used to and even small form factor

ON Semiconductor further extends IGBT offerings with Ultra Field Stop trench technology

ON Semiconductor has introduced a new series of insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) that use its proprietary Ultra Field Stop trench technology. The NGTB40N120FL3WG, NGTB25N120FL3WG and NGTB40N120L3WG are designed to deliver elevated levels of operational performance in order to meet the exacting demands of modern switching applications (Ets). These 1200 V devices are able to achieve total

Motor options for semiconductor applications

To help machine designers in the semiconductor and electronics industries easily increase the power of linear motors, the LMG and LMS line of ironcore motors is pin-to-pin compatible so that upgrading from one to the other requires minimal effort. The key difference between the two motors is the LMS’ extra height, which allows for approximately

LEDs with high efficacy and diminished “green gap”

The “Hi-Q-LED” project funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has made pioneering advances with green LEDs, diminishing what is known as the “green gap” phenomenon—the significant drop in efficacy in the green spectral range. Conventional LEDs show a significant efficacy drop at wavelengths above 500 nm. Research activities in the framework

Semtech demonstrates next generation of HD video surveillance transmitters and receivers at Security China 2014

Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced it will demonstrate its next generation of high performance, low cost transmitter and quad receiver chip sets for HD surveillance applications at the Security China 2014 Conference. The new chipsets, the GV7700 and GV7704, are based on Semtech’s High-Definition Visually Lossless CODEC (HD-VLC™)

Robot speeds semiconductor tests

To meet the needs of the semiconductor industry’s engineering labs for better data collection and sample test throughput, Axis Robotics designed the MicroMax, a five axis semiconductor handler with industry standard 13 tray JEDEC stacker. The 13-tray capacity can be thirteen 0.400-in. thick trays or twenty-three 0.0225-in. thin trays. The handler requires a 0.060-in. or

SatixFy integrates IP cores for advanced satellite Modem SoC Using Sonics On-Chip networks

Sonics, Inc., the world’s foremost supplier of on-chip network (NoC) technologies and services, today announced that SatixFy Ltd. is using SonicsSX® as the network fabric for integration of IP cores in its SX-3000 Satellite DVB-S2X/RCS2 system-on-chip (SOC). Israel-based SatixFy is addressing broadband satellite communications for the forthcoming High Throughput Satellite (HTS) era where wideband transponders

Progress on a thermally and electrically conductive die-attach film

AI Technology, Inc. (AIT) claims to have solved one of the technically more challenging problems in wafer level semiconductor packaging to achieve conductive die-attach film adhesive (DAF) of 20-micron thickness. While DAF adhesive at the wafer level is becoming more prevalent in die-attach for memory modules in precision bonding and thin packages, thermally conductive and

Easy measurement of semiconductor stress

Some of the processes used in the manufacture of semiconductors create stresses in the substrates as well as the deposited film. These stresses can deform, crack, delaminate, or create shorts that render the semiconductors unusable. The Dektak XTL Stylus Profiler is a system you can use to check semiconductor quality. The latest version of the

Silicone Rubber Heater Technology

Durex Industries, a North American designer and manufacturer of heaters, temperature sensors, controls and systems, recently announced development of their Elastic Wrap Heater technology. Elastic Wrap Heaters are used in applications that require heating for freeze protection or to prevent condensation. Based on silicone rubber heater technology, lengths of the heater are coiled similar to

GreenPeak Launches the GP501 ZigBee Radio Chip

GreenPeak Technologies announces the GP501, a new generation of ZigBee transceivers which contains a sophisticated coexistence scheme that allows Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee chips to work side by side in the same device. The GP501 also contains Deep Packet Inspection allowing deep sleep modes of set-top boxes and other host devices by means of Wake-on-LAN

Vaneaxial Fan For Avionics, Semiconductor, Heat Exchanger And Building Applications

AMETEK Rotron has introduced a vaneaxial fan designed for high performance cooling with powerful airflow. The MAXIAX 9.25 can develop the necessary pressure to deliver 707-944 Liters per second (L/s) [1500 to 2000 cubic feet per minute (cfm)] against a system impedance of 0.99-1.5 kilo Pascals (kPa) [4 to 6 inches of water gauge (iwg)].

SIA Partners with Government and Universities to Develop Chip Technology

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced a continued partnership between the semiconductor industry and government to fund critical university research to develop the next generation of microelectronics technology. The Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research network (STARnet) will allocate a total of $194 million over the next five years to 39 universities across the country for leading-edge

Qualtera launches Silicondash to speed up semiconductor yield, product and test engineering

Qualtera has unveiled Silicondash, an automated Decision Support System (DSS) for semiconductor test data analysis. Silicondash provides a complete solution to rapidly identify, analyze, and react to test, quality and yield issues. Compared to existing approaches Silicondash brings an exceptional improvement in engineering productivity. Silicondash is currently used in high-volume beta trials with major European

Easier Access to Smaller Quantities of Semiconductor Chips

When you’re prototyping a design for a new consumer product, or a medical product, it would be nice if you could purchase a minimum number of semiconductor devices rather then purchase the usual hundred-plus quantity. Texas Instruments offers a program that lets you obtain small quantities of semiconductor devices for your prototyping needs through its

Developments In Precision Positioning Stages with High Speed Range

High-precision linear stages used for applications such as surface measurement in life sciences, semiconductor manufacturing and other industries often require two distinctly different modes of motion. A rapid mode usually is needed to change locations quickly in the workspace, which might then be followed by very slow motion for finer focusing and resolution. The traditional

Silver-diamond Composite Keeps Defense Microelectronics Cool

Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are developing a solid composite material to help cool small, powerful microelectronics used in defense systems. The material, composed of silver and diamond, promises an exceptional degree of thermal conductivity compared to materials currently used for this application. These microscope images show diamond particles suspended in the

Diamond Saws Clearly Cut Brittle Semiconductor Materials

As the demand for solar energy and electronics increases worldwide, innovative equipment and processes are key elements necessary to increase productivity at lower costs. Leading manufacturers of silicon wafers, the principal raw material used to produce solar panels and computer chips, need high precision, vibration free saws that can cut extremely hard material like silicon,

New high reliability laminates for aerospace and wireless applications

The XT/duroid™ 8000 series high performance thermoplastic laminate materials and the RT/duroid® 6035HTC high thermal conductivity laminates are recent introductions of Rogers Advanced Circuits Materials Division (ACM), Rogers Corp. (NYSE:ROG). The XT/duroid 8000 Series includes XT/duroid 8000 laminates for simpler multilayer designs (less than 6 layers) and XT/duroid 8100 laminates for constructions consisting of six

Magnetostriction Material Key for Solar Power Converters

A photovoltaic inverter converts the direct current output from solar cells into alternating current before it is fed into the mains grid. To modulate current with as close to sinusoidal a waveform as possible, so-called filters, consisting of capacitors and filter chokes, are required. New chokes, from SMP, feature low losses, very low stray fields

Mentor Graphics Introduces FloTHERM IC Software

Addressing increased complexity, chip density, and high-speed requirements for today’s silicon designs, the FloTHERM IC solution is deployed as a unique web-based platform that delivers a high level of automation to the design tasks associated with full-spectrum thermal characterization and validation. A typical semiconductor thermal team spends approximately 60% of its time on standard package

Reflow Materials Enable Ultra-small Wafer-level Packaging

A new approach to custom Wafer-Level Packaging (WLP) uses reflow compatible materials as well as custom designs and image sensors to deliver one of the smallest and thinnest form factors available. With WLP, you can create chip scale packages with only 400 µm as the minimum thickness. Die sizes can be 0.6 mm, which fits

LIN/SAE J2602 Transceivers from Microchip

CHANDLER, Ariz. ‚— Microchip Technology Inc. [NASDAQ: MCHP] announced the MCP2021 and MCP2022 (MCP202X) LIN/SAE J2602 transceivers. The new devices are 3rd party-LIN/J2602 approved, OEM approved, and AEC-Q100 certified to meet the stringent requirements of global automotive manufacturers worldwide. The transceivers include built-in voltage regulators and are compliant with the LIN Bus 2.0/2.1 and SAE

Asymtek Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Carlsbad, CA – Asymtek, a Nordson company (Nasdaq:NDSN) and leader in dispensing, coating, and jetting technologies, announces the twenty-fifth anniversary of its founding. Established in 1983, Asymtek provides automated precision fluid dispensing and conformal coating systems worldwide. Asymtek‚’s systems are known for technology leadership in dispensing, closed-loop process controls, and patented processes in jetting and

New VCO from Crystek

Fort Myers, FL — Crystek's CVCO55CW-1000-1500 VCO operates from 1000 MHz to 1500 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -95 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity. The model CVCO55CW-1000-1500 is packaged in the industry-standard 0.5-in. x 0.5-in. SMD package. Input voltage is 3.0