Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. has announced plans to transfer manufacturing operations from the Stolberg, Germany site to the Company's manufacturing locations in Shenzhen, China, and Fort Collins, Colorado, and subsequently close its Stolberg facility.
Competitive spending by semiconductor manufacturers on copper and 300mm programs resulted in growth of 300mm front-end equipment reaching 82% of all front-end equipment in 2006, according to the recently published 300mm/Copper/Low-K Convergence report by The Information Network.
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its SMaL Camera Technologies, Inc. subsidiary to Sensata Technologies, Inc. The transaction is expected to close later this quarter.
GE Global Research has announced scientists have discovered that the nanostructures on the wing scales of butterflies exhibit high-performance optical properties that facilitate a selective detection of vapours.
Applied Materials, Inc announced its expanded agreement to purchase 8,220,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean renewable energy annually from wind and solar generation sources in California in lieu of energy from nonrenewable sources.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (SEI) has announced it has now shipped more than 10 million semiconductor laser diodes (LD) for the optical fiber communication applications since its first shipment in 1991.
TAZMO Co., Ltd. and Silecs, Inc. announced that the companies have completed the installation of TAZMO's Spin Coating System at Silecs' new electronic materials production and demonstration facilities in Espoo, Finland.
Intel Corporation has announced that it will invest $1 billion to $1.5 billion in its Rio Rancho site to retool Fab 11X for production on Intel's next generation 45 nanometre (nm) manufacturing process.
Together with researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Biophysics in Frankfurt, the Nano Technology Systems Division of Carl Zeiss SMT has developed a transmission electron microscope for the high-resolution phase contrast imaging of biologic materials.
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing has announced the extension of its joint development efforts with IBM to include 32-nanometer (nm) bulk complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology. Financial terms were not disclosed.