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Wednesday 23rd January 2008
Rudolph Technologies, a provider of process characterisation equipment and software used in wafer processing and semiconductor final manufacturing facilities announced that it has acquired all intellectual property and selected assets from privately held RVSI Inspection.
Tuesday 22nd January 2008
Two leading centers for next-generation nanoelectronics research and development - the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") of the University at Albany in Albany, NY and IMEC in Leuven, Belgium - announced plans to jointly perform extreme ultraviolet lithography ("EUVL") experiments in order to accelerate the introduction of EUVL into manufacturing.
Tuesday 22nd January 2008
IMEC has officially established IMEC Taiwan in the Hsinchu Science Park. IMEC Taiwan initially starts as a representative office but is expected to grow into an R&D centre within the coming 6 months.
Tuesday 22nd January 2008
The Medipix2 chip is a photon counting X-ray detector, developed by the Medipix Collaboration. This project involves CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) and PANalytical as well as other research institutes including Nikhef, the National institute for subatomic physics in the Netherlands.
Tuesday 22nd January 2008
austriamicrosystems, a designer and manufacturer of analog ICs for communications, industry, medical and automotive applications, and New Scale Technologies, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of miniature motion systems, announced the completion of a Series B preferred equity transaction.
Tuesday 22nd January 2008
Fujitsu Limited announced its decision to pursue the reorganisation of its LSI business divisions into a new subsidiary scheduled to be established within March 2008. The decision was approved at a Board of Directors meeting, based on careful consideration that Fujitsu had given this matter over a significant period of time.
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Monday 21st January 2008
FEI Company has opened a NanoPort facility in Shanghai, China. The new facility is the fourth such location joining those already in operation in North America, Europe and Japan. FEI NanoPorts provide centres of technical and applications excellence focusing on collaboration with researchers and developers.
Friday 18th January 2008
Researchers from a number of Universities based at Rice University in Texas have announced the use of carbon nanotubes to create a material that absorbs 99.9 percent of light. The material is almost 30 times darker than a carbon substance that is the current benchmark of blackness.
Thursday 17th January 2008
Braggone, an optoelectronics materials company, has signed a joint development agreement with equipment supplier Beneq to offer a turnkey solution to provide a custom matched material and toolset for manufacturing solar cells.
Thursday 17th January 2008
EV Group (EVG), a supplier of manufacturing equipment, announced that it has received a multi million Euro order from a European plastic electronics manufacturer for high volume production of flexible displays.
Tuesday 15th January 2008
Applied Materials, has announced a global cost reduction plan that primarily affects its semiconductor equipment and services businesses and related support organizations.
Tuesday 15th January 2008
The Linde Group is expanding its business with semiconductor manufacturers in China, signing multiple, multi-year contracts to supply high purity gases.
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Tuesday 15th January 2008
X-FAB Silicon Foundries has announced a major milestone in its process of transforming the X-FAB Sarawak, Malaysia, facility into an analog/mixed-signal foundry operation.
Tuesday 15th January 2008
Freescale Semiconductor has established an advanced microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) 200-mm (8-inch) production line in Austin, Texas, complementing the existing 150-mm (6-inch) MEMS capacity in Sendai, Japan.
Tuesday 8th January 2008
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.
Tuesday 8th January 2008
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.
Tuesday 8th January 2008
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.
Monday 7th January 2008
ON Semiconductor Corporation has announced that it has completed its acquisition of the voltage regulation and thermal monitoring products for computing applications from Analog Devices Incorporated.
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Monday 7th January 2008
AMD has announced the opening of a second research and design facility in Hyderabad, intended to house a growing team of R&D employees focusing on Gen-Next AMD graphics and computing solutions.
Monday 7th January 2008
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%.
Monday 7th January 2008
Oerlikon Solar has announced that Singapore will play host to their new Asian operations for solar R&D and manufacturing.
Friday 4th January 2008
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.
Friday 4th January 2008
austriamicrosystems´ business unit Full Service Foundry has announced that it has joined the Industry Council on ESD Target Levels.
Friday 4th January 2008
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has released revised worldwide semiconductor sales figures for the year 2007.

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