Intel Corporation and Micron Technology unveiled a high speed NAND flash memory technology that can significantly enhance the access and transfer of data in devices that use silicon for storage. The memory has 5 times faster performance.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Renesas Technology Corp. announced that they have reached an agreement for Mitsubishi Electric to acquire buildings and its manufacturing facilities of Renesas' Kumamoto factory.
Teams of researchers all over the world are working on the development of organic solar cells. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg is presenting avenues towards industrial mass production.
Qimonda AG announced that it has started to ship samples of 1GB and 2GB DDR3 SO-DIMMs (Double Data Rate 3 Small Outline Dual In-line Memory Modules) to key customers for deployment in next generation notebook PCs.
Members of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE are travelling to Tokyo with bulky luggage these days as they travel to the various photovoltaic and nanotechnology trade shows around the world.
Shanghai-based BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) with U.S. regulators and plans to offer 6 million American depositary shares in the range of US$9 to US$11 each.
Researchers in Rensselaer's Department of Physics and Center for Integrated Electronics have developed a new inexpensive, quick-drying polymer that could lead to dramatic cost savings and efficiency gains in semiconductor manufacturing and computer chip packaging. Along with allowing enhanced performance and cost savings for conventional photolithography processes, the new material, called polyset epoxy siloxane (PES), should also enable a new generation of lower-cost, on-chip nanoimprinting lithography technology, according to the researchers.
European industry analyst, Future Horizon's expects double digit growth for the semiconductor industry as long as the global economy can hold together. The annual industry forecast seminar in London was told to expect 10% growth in unit and 12% growth in dollar terms, reversing the recent trend of units growing faster than price.
Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC), a Taiwan-based memory semiconductor supplier offering Dynamic Random Access Memory chips (DRAMs) and Flash memory chips, has entered into a partnership with IMEC, Europe's leading independent nanoelectronics research center, to perform research and development for the sub-32nm memory process generations.
Mems Technology Berhad (Memstech) released a statement by K. Sooriakumar, CEO of Memstech, in response to a patent infringement investigation initiated by the International Trade Commission (ITC) at the request of Knowles Electronics LLC (Knowles).
Mass metrology company, Metryx, Limited, announced the receipt of a multiple system follow-on order from Taiwanese semiconductor memory manufacturer, Inotera Memories. The order is for Metryx' Mentor DF3 platform and will be used initially to monitor etch applications.
The Naughton Institute, a €100 million state-of-the-art new science facility at Trinity College Dublin which will house Ireland's first purpose-built nanoscience research institute, the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) and the world's first Science Gallery was officially opened by the Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern TD.
Savi Technology, a Lockheed Martin company and India-based AVAANA have entered into partnership for active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based supply chain solutions, products and services to prospective government and commercial customers in India.
Panasonic announced that the company will build a new factory (second building) to facilitate the business expansion of Panasonic Semiconductor (Suzhou), The company held a ceremony at the site that was attended by government officials from the City of Suzhou.
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.