On Seminconductor, a supplier of efficient power solutions, has been honoured by the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN), with an Industrial Award recognising the company's contribution in supplying complex ‘Pixel Particle Sensor' chips for use in CERN's ATLAS particle physics experiment.
ENIAC has presented a fully revised version of its Strategic Research Agenda that in its previous releases has already influenced national, trans-national and European research programs in the advanced and strategic field of Nanoelectronics.
At the MEDEA+ Annual Forum, held in Budapest, an outline of major achievements in;micro- and nanoelectronic innovations was delivered. In the rapidly changing global industrial landscape, Europe's high-tech industry is exposed to ever-increasing technological, economical and societal challenges but has a clear vision on how to exploit new market opportunities.
MEMSCAP, a provider of innovative solutions based on MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical-systems) technology, has announces it has finalised the acquisition of 100% of the share capital and voting rights of French company Laboratoires La Licorne, the skin biodermatological treatment specialist.
AIXTRON AG have announced the installation and commissioning of a Nanoinstruments Black Magic 2 inch R&D piece of equipment for carbon nanotube (CNT) growth at the Physics and Chemistry Research Facility, University of Tuebingen, Germany.
The MEMS Industry Group (MIG), a trade association representing MEMS and microstructure industries, and the MicroElectronics Packaging and Test Engineering Council (MEPTEC) have formed an alliance to support each other's goals and industry events, through a variety of marketing programs.
STATS ChipPAC Limited, an independent semiconductor test and advanced packaging service provider, have announced that it is expanding its flip chip offering to provide customers a complete turnkey solution in China.
North American-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.23 billion in orders in October 2007 (three month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.83 according to the October 2007 Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.
Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Incorporated has announced that its Board of Directors amended its stock repurchase programme by increasing the amount of funds that may be expended in repurchasing Varian Semiconductor's common stock from US$600,000,000 to US$700,000,000.
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, CMP Technologies, a leader and innovator in chemical mechanical planarisation technology for the global semiconductor industry, has announced that its newest plant in Hsinchu, Taiwan has achieved International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 9001:2000 status for the manufacture of CMP polishing pads.
Applied Materials Incorporated has announced an agreement to acquire Baccini, Italy, a supplier of automated metallisation and test systems for manufacturing crystalline silicon (c-Si) photovoltaic (PV) cells.
Nanotechnology is forecasted to be among the most significant technologies of the current century, and one of the important megatrends of this decade. Nanotechnology refers to a size scale of one billionth of a meter, and to the new physical phenomena the size scale reveals. It is currently being applied e.g. in sensors, diagnostics, materials and the memories of computers. In her PhD thesis, M Sc. (Econ.) Nina Granqvist studies the emergence of nanotechnology as a domain of public investment and business activity in Northern Europe and USA. She interviewed some 60 people and analyzed over 200 publications for her research.
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), San Jose, has announced that it is forecasting solid growth over the next two years, with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of ~7.7%, resulting in a US$321B market by 2010.
Tower Semiconductor Limited, an independent specialty foundry, has announced the opening of a representative office in Taiwan to support its increasing presence throughout the Asia Pacific region. Tower's new office will be located in Hsinchu and will serve existing and future regional customers.
One year after inaugurating its fourth manufacturing facilities in Wykroty, Poland, HMS has completed its fifth factory in Lodz, Poland, HMS Lodz II. With approximately 2.500 m² of office and manufacturing space the facilities will take up production on 15 December 2007. The HMS property allows for a total expansion of a further 20.000 m² in the future.
XinAo Group, a company with an energy and engineering-related history of over ten years, has become the latest new entrant to the solar market with plans to build a 500MW thin film large substrate plant in China, employing Applied Materials' turnkey ‘SunFab' equipment production line. A contract was signed on 13 November, 2007.
AIXTRON AG has announced the order of a novel pilot manufacturing system specialised for OLED lighting and organic photovoltaic products from the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) in Dresden, Germany.
Infineon Technologies, a supplier of semiconductor and system solutions, and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Incorporated (ASE), a semiconductor packaging and test company, have announced a partnership to introduce semiconductor packages with a higher integration level of package size with an almost infinite number of contact elements.
Greenlight Energy Resources, an operator of renewable energy projects and an investor in early stage renewable energy companies, Avista Corporation, and several other investors have put US$10 million in Series A funding in GreenVolts, a leader in high concentrating photovoltaic technology and wholesale distributed energy.