National Semiconductor Corporation announced that it is disposing of certain manufacturing equipment and reducing staff at its wafer fabrication facilities as the company continues to take steps to modernize facilities and rationalize its capacity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.