As the solar cell industry moves toward thin film technology because of a severe shortage of polysilicon, there will be a ramp in commercial production equipment, according to a report Opportunities in The Solar Cell Market For Thin Film Technology, recently published by The Information Network.
X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries and ZMD have agreed that X-FAB will take over ZFOUNDRY (ZMD Analogue Mixed Signal Services & Co.), the wafer production facilities of ZMD, located in Dresden, effective immediately.
Keithley Instruments, Inc. announces the newest release of hardware and software advances for its award-winning Model 4200-SCS Semiconductor Characterization System, representing the next step in pulse test offerings for the Model 4200-SCS.
The news is good but not great for suppliers of NAND-type flash memory, who have been battered by nearly six months of severe price erosion: iSuppli Corp. has upgraded its rating of near-term market conditions.
Applied Materials has been awarded a milestone contract to provide T-Solar Global S.A. of Spain with Europe's first thin film solar module production line using ultra-large 5.7m2 (2.2m x 2.6m) glass panels.
It was a tale of two companies in the semiconductor industry in 2006, with major chip supplier Intel Corp. suffering a revenue decline, while rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) nearly doubled its sales, according to iSuppli Corp.¹s final 2006 market-share ranking.
North American-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.65 billion in orders in February 2007 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.05 according to the February 2007 Book-to-Bill Report published by SEMI.