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42 SMT007 MAGAZINE I DECEMBER 2020 Applied Materials, BE Semiconductor Industries to Accelerate Chip Integration Technology E Applied Materials Inc. and BE Semiconduc- tor Industries N.V. announced an agreement to develop the industry's first complete and proven equipment solution for die-based hybrid bonding, an emerging chip-to-chip interconnect technology that enables heterogeneous chip and subsystem designs for applications includ- ing high-performance computing, AI, and 5G. NIST Releases Draft Cybersecurity Guidance E Taking another step toward strengthening the nation's critical infrastructure, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) drafted guidelines for applying its cybersecurity framework to critical technologies, such as the global positioning system that use positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) data. Pacific Green Acquires Battery Energy Storage System Design Company Innoergy Limited E Pacific Green Technologies Inc. announced that it acquired Innoergy Limited, a designer of battery energy storage systems whose clients include Osaka Gas Co. Ltd. in Japan and Limejump Lim- ited, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc. Samsung, VeriSilicon Support Blaize AI Platform E Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, in collab- oration with design services provider, VeriSili- con, successfully supported the on-time market launch of AI Edge computing startup Blaize's hardware platform, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Rohm Reducing Size of Automotive Designs With Ultra-Compact MOSFETs E ROHM released the ultra-compact AEC-Q101 qualified MOSFETs, RV8C010UN, RV8L002SN, and BSS84X, best-in-class 1-mm2 size that delivers automotive-grade reliability. The prod- ucts are suitable for high-density applications, such as ADAS and automotive ECUs. 2020 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) Announces Virtual Events Schedule E The 66 th annual edition of the IEEE Interna- tional Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), a forum for the presentation of applied research in transistors and related devices, announced the details of its virtual schedule. NVIDIA Xavier Shatters Records, Excels in Back-to-Back Performance Benchmarks E AI-powered vehicles aren't a future vision; they're a reality today. And they're only truly possible on NVIDIA Xavier, our system-on-a- chip for autonomous vehicles. North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts September 2020 Billings E North America-based manufacturers of semi- conductor equipment posted $2.75 billion in billings worldwide in September 2020 (three- month average basis), according to the Sep- tember Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published by SEMI. SoftBank Group, NVIDIA CEOs on What's Next for AI E Sharing a vision of AI enabling humankind, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang joined Masayo- shi Son, chairman and CEO of SoftBank Group Corp., as a guest for his keynote recently at the annual SoftBank World conference.

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