Electronics Manufacturing News

mHealth – the way forward?

As the use of electronic medical devices continues to migrate from healthcare professionals into homes a new set of challenges faces device designers and manufacturers. Not so long ago it was impossible to imagine that a patient could undergo dialysis in their own home, link remotely to a physician for…

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IBM exits IC making, to step up chip research

IBM’s decision to exit the semiconductor making business may prove to be expensive for the US giant. IBM has sold its semiconductor manufacturing business to Globalfoundries, but will continue to invest in the business as part of a previously announced $3bn five-year investment committment. The deal includes chip…

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Intel and IBM talk fins

Intel and IBM will present their different approaches to 14nm processes at December’s IEDM in San Francisco…

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14nm/16nm volume ramp next year, says ASML

The 14nm/16nm volume production ramp is a next-year event, says ASML CEO Peter Wennink. It had been generally thought that the new node would not be ramped in volume until 2016…

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Displays get laser treatment

Glass surface coatings can be heated to 1,000°C and be cool 100ms later using a production line laser developed by German firm LIMO. The machine has been developed to temper coatings on displays in phones and tablets, as well as anneal crystals in coatings and activate dopants. Such…

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