The European semiconductor market declined 2.3% in April, compared to March, on a 3 month rolling average, in line with the worldwide trend. Data suggest negative developments in the average selling prices for some of the major product categories, such as DRAMS, microprocessors and logic chips.
Australia's nanotechnology industry is set to expand with the establishment of the $21.5 million National Nanotechnology Strategy, announced by Prime Minister John Howard and Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane as part of the Industry Statement.
The global semiconductor market is expected to grow 2.3 percent on an annualised basis to $253.5 billion in 2007, according to the spring 2007 forecast of the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS).
Chad Industries Inc has announced that it has been qualified by Applied Precision as their recommended EFEM (Equipment Front-End Module) supplier for their waferWoRx300 probing process analysis system.
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc has announced that Luminary Micro has chosen the company's Analog FastSPICE circuit simulator for full-circuit verification as well as to verify complex blocks 5x-10x faster – both with full SPICE accuracy.