MEDEA+, the EUREKA pan-European Programme for advanced co-operative Research and Development in Microelectronics, has announced details of the new EUREKA programme called CATRENE (Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe on NanoElectronics) that will take up the challenge of increasing Europe's strength in micro- and nanoelectronics after the highly successful MEDEA+ programme reaches its conclusion in 2008.
GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc of Dulles, VA, USA has announced that it has recently won three Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants from the US Department of Energy (DoE).
Production of a new generation of microprocessors for PCs, laptops, servers and other computing devices has officially started inside Intel Corporation's first high-volume 45 nanometer (nm) manufacturing factory in Chandler, Ariz.
Applied Materials Incorporated is pioneering a new era in photovoltaic (PV) research and development with the opening of its SunFab Technology Centre, one of the industry's most advanced facilities dedicated to next generation solar technology applications;
Skyworks Solutions Incorporated of Woburn, MA, USA has said that it is expanding its manufacturing capacity, given the heightened demand for its products from tier-one handset original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and a diverse set of analog customers.
Shares of Tundra Semiconductor Corporation, a maker of telecom system interconnect equipment, have fallen after the Ottawa company warned it will generate lower than expected profits and revenues for its latest quarter because of weakening markets and the impact of a stronger Canadian dollar.
KMG Chemicals has entered into an agreement to acquire the High-Purity Process Chemicals (HPPC) business from Air Products and Chemicals that had revenues in the last 12 months of approximately US$90 million for US$74.6 million.
Samsung Electronics has revealed that its NAND flash devices at the 30nm node, which it expects to enter volume production in 2009, will adopt a double patterning self-aligned hardmask process that does away with the need for charge trap flash (CTF) technology.
It has been reported that a new study by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (St. Troy, N.Y.) has found that blocks of Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can be used to create effective and powerful pressure sensors.
Aquest Systems, a developer of innovative automation solutions for the global semiconductor industry, has announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a broad patent to protect Aquest's FabEX automated material handling system (AMHS). While most patents take more than three years to receive, this patent only took 18 months due to a special accelerated examination granted by the USPTO.
Spansion Incorporated, a pure-play provider of Flash memory solutions, has announced that it has intensified its focus in the China market by partnering with Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation.
NanoDynamics Incorporated has announced the recent formation of a joint venture with Shell Technology Ventures Fund 1 B.V. to develop new materials and products expected to improve exploration and production efforts in the international oil and gas industry.
Applied Materials has expanded its solutions for TFT-LCD flat panel display (FPD) manufacturing, with the launch of its AKT-PiVot 55KV PVD system for depositing metal and TCO materials on Gen 8.5 (5.5m2) glass substrates.