STMicroelectronics has announced a new family of secure microcontrollers based on a 0.13-micron state-of-the-art process technology, which are intended for banking, loyalty card and other financial applications.
ASML have announced that a Taiwanese customer using its TWINSCAN i-Line scanners has achieved an unprecedented level of 300mm productivity by processing 150 wafers per hour for 24 hours, reaching a record output of 3,596 wafers in a single day.
Aviza Technology have announced that the Company has entered into a joint development program (JDP) with Mosel Vitelic Corporation (MVC). As part of this collaboration, Aviza and MVC will jointly develop advanced atomic layer deposition (ALD) materials for next-generation Flash applications.
ATMI and Intermolecular have announced that ATMI has purchased Intermolecular's complete Tempus Fluids-based High-Productivity Combinatorial (HPC) workflow for accelerated research and development (R&D).
Infineon Technologies have announced it is the sole chip supplier for the largest patient healthcare card in United States. Siemens, Mount Sinai Medical Center and Elmhurst Hospital Center have formed a health smart card alliance to deploy up to 1.2 million Patient Health Smart Cards to link as many as 45 affiliated and related medical facilities in the New York metro area.
Intel has broken ground on its first 300mm wafer fabrication facility in Asia. The new factory, named Fab 68, will extend Intel's manufacturing leadership, while helping cultivate engineering talent, accelerate the growth of China's information technology (IT) ecosystem, and bring Intel's culture of environmental leadership to China.
The highest-resolution images ever seen in (S)TEM electron microscopy have been recorded using a new instrument developed jointly by U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories, FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC) and CEOS GmbH, in Heidelberg, Germany.
Praxair, Inc. has started up a new air separation plant with a capacity of 1,300 tons per day to supply Samsung Electronics' advanced thin-film-transistor, liquid-crystal-display (TFT-LCD) factory in Tangjeong, South Korea.
OKI Printing Solutions and Dalian Polytechnic have announced their partnership to develop paper using annual plants, instead of wooden-based paper. Leveraging their strengths, the forest-saving paper developed and manufactured will be of high quality, ideal for colour printers.
Edwards has announced the sale of multiple exhaust abatement systems to Advent Solar, Inc. Edwards Hot Oxidation Systems (HOx) will be used by Advent Solar for abatement of PECVD exhaust gases during solar cell manufacturing at its New Mexico plant.
Rudolph Technologies has announced that it has provided an edge inspection tool to lithography system provider ASML Holding NV (ASML) to help characterize wafer defects originating from process control issues at the wafer edge and accentuated by the immersion lithography process.