According to The Information Network, 2007 will be a washout for semiconductor equipment revenue growth – but wait until 2008,We are currently tracking 17 new 300-mm fabs coming online in 2008 and 9 300mm fabs in 2007.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Has announced that it has begun mass producing 1.8-inch solid state drives (SSD) at 64GB (gigabytes) – thought to be the highest density SSD available today for mobile computing applications.
The Western European energy market, beleaguered by increasing oil prices, threats of climatic change and greater dependence on fuel imports, has turned to co-generation for a long-term solution to all these issues.
Renesas Technology Corp. has announced the development of an extremely high-performance transistor technology with low-cost fabrication capability for microprocessors and SoC (system-on-a-chip) devices of the 45-nm (nanometre) generation and beyond.
AMI Semiconductor and MagnaChip Semiconductor have announced that MagnaChip will manufacture AMI Semiconductor's 0.35-micron SmartPower technology and continue existing joint development of ULP technology.
Sharp declines in average selling prices (ASPs) for microchips in several key market segments – microprocessors, DRAMs, and NAND flash – will contribute to slower growth in worldwide sales of semiconductors in 2007, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Silterra Malaysia and IMEC have announced that they have signed an agreement for a joint development project (JDP) to create a foundry-compatible 90-nm CMOS process technology with intention to further scale to 65-nm.