The global power-management semiconductor market will expand significantly during the next few years, driven in part by rising demand from makers of portable electronic equipment, iSuppli Corp. predicts.
The arrival of newly appointed professor Hiroshi Mizuta at the University of Southampton will pioneer research into making smaller, more powerful computers and mobile phones a reality when the new Mountbatten Building opens next year.
Mallinckrodt Baker, Inc. and the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) have announced a new processing step in crystalline solar cell manufacturing that they claim provides a two percent relative increase in solar cell efficiency.
Mentor Graphics Corporation has announced a joint collaboration with RV-VLSI Design Centre, in Bangalore, India. Under the remit of its Higher Education Program, Mentor Graphics will provide the Centre with design tools for classroom instruction and academic research, by donating a complete suite of electronic design automation (EDA) tools.
ASML Holding has announced that it has shipped its first TWINSCAN XT:1900i lithography system which it claims is capable of imaging features down to 36.5 nanometres (nm) on chips manufactured in volume. Production of the XT:1900i is now ramping up fast, as multiple orders have been placed and systems will be shipped before the end of this year to many device makers worldwide.
Memsstar Technology has announced that it is to enter into a strategic alliance with SAFC Hitech to supply fully qualified memsstar SPDTM (Surface ;Preparation and Deposition) systems with standard precursor chemical materials from SAFC Hitech for Surface Coatings on micro devices. ;
Silterra Malaysia has reviewed its new growth plan following the recent announcement of its 90nm and 65nm technology development plan with IMEC. The expansion plan is staged in three phases to accelerate the Company to a high rate of growth for the next few years.
MEMSCAP has announced that it has accepted a Purchase Order for a total amount of US$ 8.500.000, to manufacture a consumer product. This purchase order complements an initial one delivered over the first 2007 quarter for an amount of 0.3 million US dollars. ; ;
To integrate new materials and processes in its gate structure to make chips faster and more power-efficient thus enabling Moore's Law to continue, Applied Materials, Inc. has unveiled new technologies to help achieve this by way of a new processes for building high-k/metal gate (HK/MG) structures in high volume production.
The SAFC Hitech business segment within SAFC, a member of the Sigma-Aldrich Group has announced details of its new five-year chemical roadmap for Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) and Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) processes on silicon semiconductor substrates.
Metryx has announced that it has received orders from a major research consortium for its Mentor SF3 300 mm tool and Mentor OC23 200 mm tool. During the evaluation phase, the Mentor successfully identified previously undetected process trends, demonstrating the value mass metrology offers to the industry.
Eco-Snow Systems has formed a joint development program with Belgian nanoelectronics research centre IMEC to develop and study photoresist and particle removal processes using CO2-based cryogenic cleaning systems.