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Silicon Snack: On the Ball with Sports Tech

“You cannot be serious!” On June 22, 1981, on Wimbledon No. 1 Court, John McEnroe, former tennis champion and 1999 International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee, took issue with a debatable line call. Unfortunately for him, it wasn’t until 2006 that the Hawk-Eye system—a series of cameras positioned to track the ball and estimate its trajectory—made its first tennis appearance at the U.S. Open, putting an end to arguments that “the chalk flew up!” Since then, technology has added a whole new strategic level to that and many other ballgames.

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Semiconductors in Healthcare

From discovering the circulatory system in 1616 to performing the first heart transplant in 1967, the world of medicine has long been one of experimentation …

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Technology in Education: Changing the Way Kids Learn

For many students, technology is shaping a significantly different kind of learning environment than the one their parents experienced. Devices like smartphones are not only …

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Silicon Snack: Robots Get Social

From Star Trek’s Data to Star Wars’ C-3PO, the idea of humanoid robots has fascinated people for years. Back in the real world, robots build …

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Tech Brief: An Introduction to Interconnects

We often hear that advanced chips contain billions of transistors – an incredible, mind-blowing fact to be sure – but did you know that large-scale …

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Rising Need for Vertical Scaling in a Data-Driven World

“Data is giving rise to a new economy” – The Economist (2017). This compelling reality makes the continued development of high-capacity data storage technologies like …

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STEM Power to Fuel ASEAN’s Growth

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which promotes multilateral cooperation, economic growth, and social progress. Now entering …

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Semiconductors in Wired Communications

Wired communications can be traced back to 1844, when Samuel Morse (creator of the code of dots and dashes that bears his name) sent the …

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Tech for Pets

We use technology to improve nearly every area of life, and doting on our pets’ well-being is no exception. In fact, many pet stores now …

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Silicon Snack: Stepping Out with Smart Shoes

In Ancient Egypt, shoes denoted social status, even distinguishing commoners and nobility by the color and length of their footwear. Recreated ruby slippers commemorating the …

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Smart Cities – How the IoT Is Changing Urban Life in Asia

From smart grids to smart buildings, the Internet of Things (IoT) has swept across Asia. Going well beyond consumer wearables, today’s city planners are leveraging …

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Semiconductors in Wireless Communications

“Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you,” are the familiar words of Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant during the world’s very first …

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Tech Brief: A Look at Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)

Imagine being able to deposit a film of material just a few atomic layers at a time. As impossible as that sounds, atomic layer deposition …

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Silicon Snack: Food Preparation – Taste the Future

Household kitchens have been revolutionized by chips (we’re talking the non-edible kind). Some of us may bask in fond memories of “low-tech” cooking like toasting …

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Lam’s CEO Talks Tech Trends on CNBC

Lam President and CEO Martin Anstice spoke with Squawk Alley about the semiconductor roadmap, silicon device demand, and Lam’s role in tech innovation. Here we …

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Earth Day 2017 – Energy Efficiency Enabled by Technology

This year, more than a billion people from over 193 countries are expected to participate in Earth Day activities. Marking its 47th anniversary on Saturday, …

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Technology and Economic Considerations for Panel-Level Fan-Out Packaging

Panel-level fan-out chip manufacturing – using large square or rectangular substrates instead of wafers – is being developed as a means to lower the cost …

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Wearables Without Screens – Enhancing Quality of Life

User experience designers around the world recognize that a screen isn’t always the most logical interface for every task or every person. Currently, much of …

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Tech Brief: Primer on Packaging

Ever open the body of your smartphone (perhaps unintentionally) and see small, black rectangles stuck on a circuit board? Those black rectangles are packaged chips. …

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Taking Smart Fashion Mainstream

The next major trend in consumer wearables may be smart fashion. For years, high fashion designers and celebrities have been incorporating smart technology into their …

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