Aalberts Industries, which operates in the fields of Industrial Services and Flow Control, acquired an 80% shareholding in Integrated Dynamics Engineering GmbH and 100% of Integrated Dynamics Engineering Incorporated, hereinafter called IDE.
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Incorporated (ASE) has announced its consolidated sales rose to 9.25 billion twd in December from 6.90 billion in the same month a year earlier but were down from 9.57 billion in the previous month.
Metryx Limited, a supplier of mass metrology equipment to the semiconductor manufacturing industry, has announced that it has entered into a joint development program with leading research institute, IMEC.
According to a new technical market research report, Nanostructured Materials: Electronic/Magnetic/Optoelectronic from BCC Research, the global market for nanoparticles in electronic, magnetic and optoelectronic applications will increase to over US$1.7 billion by 2012, up from US$521.9 million in 2007, a compound average annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.5%.
Braggone, the optoelectronics materials company, has received multi-million dollar funding from TEKES (The National Technology Agency of Finland) to commercialise their polymer materials for worldwide commercialisation. TEKES is the same funding agency behind Nokia's dramatic success in the cell phone market.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited has announced that the Company has completed a share buyback plan approved by its Board on 13November 2007, which makes up the third phase of TSMC and Philips' multi-phased share release plan.
It has been reported that chip makers are exploring a move to bigger silicon wafers to boost efficiency and help them grab market share as demand for gadgets from music players to cameras surges, but only if someone foots the multi-billion dollar price tag.
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor manufacturer and a supplier of silicon chips for wireless applications, has announced that it has successfully manufactured the first functional devices to be built using the CMOS 45nm Radio Frequency (RF) technology. This leading-edge technology will be essential for next-generation WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) applications.
STATS ChipPAC Limited, an independent semiconductor test and advanced packaging service provider, has announced it has expanded the production floor in its Ulu Klang Free Trade Zone plant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Dow Corning Compound Semiconductor Solutions (DCCSS) has been awarded a US$4.2 million contract from the U.S. Office of Naval Research to develop semiconductor silicon carbide (SiC) materials technology.
INFICON, a leading manufacturer of instrumentation and process control software for the semiconductor and vacuum-coating industries and other industrial applications, today announced it has acquired Sigma Instruments Inc., a leading manufacturer of instrumentation for the measurement and control of thin film processes.
Polymer Vision, a spin out of Royal Philips Electronics, has announced first production level rollable displays from its recently acquired manufacturing facility, Polymer Vision (UK) Ltd in Southampton, England.