Feldman Engineering 2012 Wrap Up

January 1, 2013

2012

As we bid adieu to 2012, I realize that I have been remiss in providing updates on all of the exciting activity since my last one in May. I will rectify this situation below and have added regular updates to my list of New Year’s resolutions.

Challenges

In May, it was great to see the many responses to the Big Hairy Audacious Goal where Janusz Bryzek (Fairchild Semiconductor) challenged the microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) industry at the MEMS Technology Symposium that I described in “Thinking Big: $1 Trillion MEMS Market” (part 1 and part 2). 

In June, I reviewed the test challenges of the transition to 450 mm semiconductor wafers with my presentation “The Road to 450 mm Semiconductor Wafers” at the IEEE Semiconductor Wafer Test Workshop (SWTW). I have posted summaries of this entire excellent workshop: keynote and sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.

In one very hectic July week, I attended the summer working meeting of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS), the SEMICON West trade show, and the Test Vision 2020 conference. The focus of  Read the rest of this entry »


IEEE Semiconductor Wafer Test Workshop 2012 – Session 4 (Monday)

June 28, 2012

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Here are the highlights from Session Four “New Contactor Technologies and RF PCB Design” of the 22nd annual IEEE 
Semiconductor Wafer Test Workshop (SWTW) from Monday June 11, 2012.

A last minute change to balance the schedule moved my paperThe Road to 450 mm Semiconductor Wafers” from the previous session:

Many believe that Gordon Moore in his famous 1965 paper “The Experts Look Ahead: Cramming More Components onto Integrated Circuits” that has become know as Moore’s Law, said that the number of transistors on a device would double every year (later revised to every two years). He did not say quite that. What he said was  Read the rest of this entry »


Feldman Engineering Update – May 2012

May 31, 2012

Greetings!

I am always amazed how quickly a month or two goes by… It is hard to believe that summer is right around the corner. Here is what is new since my update in March.

Event Driven

April started with a very well attended Read the rest of this entry »


Feldman Engineering Update – March 2012

March 30, 2012

Greetings!

2012 is off to a busy start and I have discovered that it is difficult to keep up-to-date with everyone. Therefore I decided to put together brief updates every month or so.

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