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What Do Small Companies Need to Know about the CHIPS Act?

IBM’s Poughkeepsie, N.Y. site was the backdrop a few weeks ago for one of President Biden’s speeches promoting the passage of the $52B CHIPS (Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors) and Science Act, a rare piece of legislation for which the president won bipartisan support. During the president’s visit to the facility on October 6th, […]

State of Semiconductor Industry 2021

By Dilek Isik Akcakaya, PhD Microelectronics manufacturing is heavily dependent on the availability of semi-grade Silicon and technologies that enable precise patterning of or on the Silicon Wafers. Creating nano- and micro-scale stationary and/or moving structures allows advancements in computers, consumer electronics, aerospace, automotive (transportation), health, and defense (military) applications. For example, artificial intelligence (AI), […]

8 Tips for Choosing a MEMS Foundry Partner

By Jessica Gomez MEMS Foundry Partnership Considerations There are fundamental aspects to consider when choosing a MEMS Foundry partner. This article addresses what to consider when deciding on a MEMS Foundry partnership: 1. Production Capacity Remember that not every foundry is appropriate for both pilot production and volume production. If your foundry is processing 200-300 […]


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Employees Who Cannot Work From Home

Oregon Business interviews Jessica Gomez, CEO of Rogue Valley Microdevices, a MEMS and Silicon Wafers tech manufacturer, on concerns regarding the potential difficulty to recruit employees who cannot work from home. As the head of a manufacturer, the shift to remote work has been more challenging to manage for Jessica Gomez, CEO of Rogue Valley […]

Biosensors May Hold the Key to Mass Coronavirus Testing

Developing chips that signal the presence of the coronavirus RNA, antibodies, and antigens Imagine…you prick your finger or swab your nose and dab a tiny sample of the fluid onto a semiconductor chip. Slot that chip into an inexpensive, handheld reader and, within a minute or so, its small screen displays a list of results—you […]


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MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress – MSEC 2022

October 10 – 12, 2022 Join us at MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress in San Diego, CA this fall. The MEMS and Sensors Executive Conference 2022 is designed for senior executives across the MEMS and sensors supply chain and adjacent industries.  Industry economic, business updates will be covered from different aspects of the ecosystem, together with […]

SEMICON West 2022

July 12 – 14, 2022 Join us at SEMICON West 2022 and explore the latest trends and growth opportunities in the industry. Connect with business and technology leaders, researchers, and industry analysts from across the microelectronics supply chain. Check out the event guide for more information. Visit us at Booth #1941 in the South Hall. […]