Technologists at Sematech have successfully detected and cleaned 10 nm particles from mask blanks for use in extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography - pushing the technology another significant step toward readiness for advanced manufacturing.
In an effort to develop environmentally progressive technologies for aerospace applications, Boeing researchers and industry partners throughout Europe plan to conduct experimental flight tests this year of a manned airplane powered only by a fuel cell and lightweight batteries.
After experiencing a larger-than-expected drop in surplus inventory at the end of the fourth quarter of 2006, excess semiconductor stockpiles in the global electronics supply chain continued to decline in the first quarter of 2007 due to previous production cuts by chip manufacturers, according to iSuppli Corp.
New consumer product applications, medical devices, security systems, and never-ending growth in automotive electronics are expanding the market for semiconductor sensors and actuator devices at about twice the growth rate of IC sales, according to IC Insights’ 2007 Optoelectronics, Sensors, and Discretes (O-S-D) Report.
Clear Shape Technologies and Lightspeed Logic have announced a partnership to combine their design, manufacturing, and EDA methodologies to reduce litho-related variability and stress-related variability in mask reconfigurable IP at the 65nm and 45nm process nodes.
After moving through computer and communications-driven phases, the global semiconductor industry has been experiencing relatively balanced growth over the past few years, a condition that is expected to continue, reports In-Stat.
Anadigics Inc. has announced that it has entered into an Investment Contract with the Kunshan New and Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone (KSND), to jointly construct a new state-of-the art 6" gallium arsenide (GaAs) integrated circuit (IC) wafer fabrication facility.
The semiconductor industry is starting in India. While India already has a high profile for software and chip design, the manufacturing of integrated circuits is expected to start and accelerate rapidly, with a huge potential for growth.
NAMTEC (the National Metals Technology Centre) is looking to help manufacturers access awards of up to £5,000 for the development of ‘Smart' materials. ‘Smart' materials are those that sense and adapt to stimulus in the environment and NAMTEC is part of a consortium that is promoting the investment into research & development for these types of materials, surfaces and structures.