In efforts that can improve studies of biological objects and the construction of nanotech materials, researchers at the University of California-Berkeley have invented "optoelectronic tweezers," a new way of controlling nanometre-scale objects.
Despite a growing number of competitors, Applied materials and Rohm and Haas share huge leads in the CMP equipment and materials sectors, respectively, according to the report CMP Technology: Competition, Products, Markets, recently published by The Information Network.
Intel Corporation and Micron Technology have announced they are sampling industry-leading 50 nanometre (nm) multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory manufactured by their NAND flash memory joint venture, IM Flash Technologies.
Corning Incorporated has announced that its board of directors has approved a capital expenditure plan of $129 million to further expand manufacturing capacity for large-size glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (LCD) at its Taichung, Taiwan manufacturing facility.
Sematech and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") of the University at Albany have announced that International Sematech North ("ISMTN") has selected Veeco Instruments for an additional $2.4 million project that will provide critical research and development necessary to enable extreme ultraviolet ("EUV") lithography for advanced manufacturing.
The Silicon Epitaxy sector grew 92% in 2006, significantly greater than the 24% growth for the entire semiconductor equipment market, according to the report Applied Materials: Competing For World Dominance, recently published by The Information Network.
IBM and austriamicrosystems have announced the signing of a development agreement for an advanced high-voltage (HV) complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) process technology to be used in a range of consumer, automotive, industrial and medical applications.
Avanex Corporation has announced that it completed the sale of 90 percent of its interest in its French subsidiary, Avanex France, including its Indium Phosphide (InP) and Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) semiconductor fabs, and its laser, terrestrial pump, submarine pump and Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) product lines to Global Research Company, owned by Alexandre Krivine, and to the current management of Avanex France, Didier Sauvage.