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VOLUME -23 NUMBER 6
Publication Date: 06/1/2008
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PolyFuel to demo methanol fuel cell laptop
Martin LaMonica, CNET

Martin LaMonica, CNET
PolyFuel, a company that develops fuel cell membranes, said Wednesday it has developed a prototype laptop--a Lenovo T40 ThinkPad--that uses methanol cartridges and a fuel cell as a power source. The company intends to show it off to consumer electronics and PC manufacturers...
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Semiconductor sales may escape harsh economy's impact, Gartner says
Suzanne Deffree, Electronic News

Suzanne Deffree, Electronic News
Gartner Inc’s optimism toward the semiconductor market continues to grow, as the market research company today said the industry will record Q2 sales growth.
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MIT Designs Solar Power Producing Windows, Coming Within 3 Years
Jason Mick, DailyTech

Jason Mick, DailyTech
There is much ongoing research into making photovoltaic solar power, common among commercial business and residential installations, more efficient.  While many focus on the cells themselves, MIT researchers are focusing on a different approach by changing the places where cells can be deployed and how light gets to them.
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Amkor Unveils High-Performance Flip-Chip Packaging Technology
Sally Cole Johnson, Semiconductor International

Sally Cole Johnson, Semiconductor International
Responding to an industry shift toward thinner substrates to improve signal integrity and electrical performance, Amkor Technology Inc. (Chandler, Ariz.) has developed a flip-chip molded ball grid array (FCMBGA) that uses a molded underfill (MUF) rather than a capillary underfill (CUF) — enabling the much-coveted closer spacing between passives and the flip-chip die, better warpage control for thin-core substrates and improved solder joint reliability for passives.
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SEMI: North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts November 2017 Billings
MILPITAS, CA - North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.05 billion in billings worldwide in November 2017 (three-month average basis), according to the November Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI. 
Avnet Sponsors The Not Impossible Awards Recognizing Emerging Technologies that Improve Lives
Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, today announced its title sponsorship of The Not Impossible Awards, which recognizes the breakthrough achievements of innovators who share the Not Impossible Labs mission to create inventive technology that improves the well-being of others. 
aveni® S.A. Extends Copper Interconnects to 5nm and Below for BEOL Integration Using Innovative Electroplating Chemistry
MASSY, France - aveni S.A., developer and manufacturer of market-disrupting wet deposition technologies and chemistries for 2D interconnects and 3D through silicon via packaging, today announced it has obtained results that strongly support the continued use of copper in the back end of line (BEOL) for advanced interconnects, at and beyond the 5nm technology node. 
Kilopass NVM OTP IP Achieves 3-Lot Qualification on GLOBALFOUNDRIES 14nm LPP (Low Power Process) Process Technology
SAN JOSE, CA - Kilopass Technology Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor logic embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced that it successfully achieved a three-lot qualification on GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) 14nm LPP (Low Power Process) technology platform for its one-time programmable (OTP) NVM technology. 
 
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