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.
Vendors of solutions based on silicon and micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) face an uphill battle to make a dent in the huge market for timing devices, according to a recent study from ABI Research.
Renesas Technology Corp. and ZMD have announced a joint development agreement enabling Renesas to incorporate ZMD's RF technology into Renesas microcontrollers (MCU) to develop a 900-MHz band ZigBee chipset.
Nanometrics Incorporated has announced the successful installation of its recently introduced VerteX photoluminescence mapping system at the Philips Electronics Microsystems Plaza (MiPlaza) R&D Facilities located on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
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.