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Wednesday 28th November 2007
Applied Materials Incorporated has unveiled its Applied UVision 3 system, the industry's highest productivity DUV1 Brightfield wafer inspection tool with the critical-defect detection sensitivity required for 45 nanometer (nm) FEOL2 and immersion lithography.
Wednesday 28th November 2007
Gigle Semiconductor, a developer of ‘any wire' multimedia home networking solutions, has announced that it has received US$20 million in Series B funding. The round was led by a new investor, SEP.
Tuesday 27th November 2007
MagnaChip Semiconductor Limited, an Asia-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for high volume consumer applications, have announced that it will hold its third Annual Foundry Symposium in Seoul, Korea, on Thursday, November 29th.
Tuesday 27th November 2007
Global Sources has reported that nearly 90% of solar panel manufacturers in Greater China plan to lower or keep prices stable, despite higher polysilicon prices, to win market share.
Tuesday 27th November 2007
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.
Tuesday 27th November 2007
Atmel Corporation and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS), Germany, has announced a collaboration to develop systems-on-chip for their mutual clients.
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Tuesday 27th November 2007
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.
Tuesday 27th November 2007
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.
Monday 26th November 2007
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.
Friday 23rd November 2007
SEMI has reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billing reached US$11.13 billion in the third quarter of 2007.
Thursday 22nd November 2007
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.
Wednesday 21st November 2007
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.
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Wednesday 21st November 2007
Freescale Semiconductor, which has been designing chips and developing software in India since 1998, are planning to establish an International Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Bengaluru, India.
Wednesday 21st November 2007
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.
Wednesday 21st November 2007
Suss MicroTec has received multiple orders for its lithography production equipment from the ASE Group, a provider of independent semiconductor manufacturing services in assembly and test.
Monday 19th November 2007
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.
Monday 19th November 2007
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.
Monday 19th November 2007
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.
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Monday 19th November 2007
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.
Monday 19th November 2007
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.
Friday 16th November 2007
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.
Friday 16th November 2007
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.
Friday 16th November 2007
The global semiconductor market is expected to grow 3.8% on an annualised basis to US$27.2 billion in 2007, according to the autumn 2007 forecast of the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS).
Friday 16th November 2007
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.

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