Mentor Graphics Corporation announced that its high-performance parasitic extraction solution, Calibre xRC, is being used by Cypress Semiconductor Corp. in production flows for 130-, 90- and 65-nanometre processes.
CinTel Corp. is pleased to announce that its subsidiary in China, Phoenix Semiconductor and Telecommunication Suzhou (PSTS), has completed transfer of the Fairchild Korea Semiconductor Co., Ltd's package assembly and test line for their 8SOP HVIC product line from STS Semiconductor and Telecommunication in Korea and has started mass production as of November 2006.
A common theme arose during the discussions at TFI's Quarterly Forum last week: knee-jerk reactions on the part of OEMs and their manufacturing partners to the challenges of global electronics manufacturing are not working.
A U.S. economic slowdown coupled with excess equipment purchases in 2006 should swing the semiconductor equipment market into negative territory for 2007, according to the report "The Global Market for Equipment and Materials for IC Manufacturing," recently published by The Information Network.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd shared stunning prospects for a new industry-fusing technology era that will offer tremendous global opportunities for expanded use of three-dimensional (3D) silicon-based technologies.
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation announced plans to pursue legal action against DuPont Air Products NanoMaterials LLC (³DA Nano²) for the manufacture and marketing of certain CMP slurries that infringe patents owned by Cabot Microelectronics.
A UK project consortium has been awarded a 3-year programme under the MNT initiative for advanced research in MEMS, microfluidics and surface functionalisation. The consortium is led by Point 35 Microstructures and memsstar Technology, and comprises Epichem, Innos, Qinetiq, Semefab (Scotland) and the Scottish Microelectronics Centre.
Less than seven years after introducing its first product based on the StarCore architecture, Freescale Semiconductor has shipped more than 16 million digital signal processors (DSPs) based on the technology.
Scientists from IBM, Macronix and Qimonda announced joint research results that give a major boost to a new type of computer memory with the potential to be the successor to flash memory chips, which are widely used in computers and consumer electronics like digital cameras and portable music players.