Eyelit, Inc., manufacturing software provider of operations for the electronics, MEMS and semiconductor industries announced that Touchdown Technologies, developer and manufacturer of advanced MEMS probecards, has purchased Eyelit’s Enterprise Manufacturing Execution suite to manage and control its production operations.
Honeywell Specialty Materials announced that it will expand its Shanghai-based Asia Technology Centre to boost its research and development capability and meet increasing customer needs in Asian markets, particularly China.
NXP Semiconductors, formerly Philips Semiconductors, and Sony Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish by mid-year 2007 a joint venture (JV) that will drive global adoption of contactless smart card applications in mobile phones.
A University of Utah physicist took a step toward developing a superfast computer based on quantum physics by showing it is feasible to read data stored in the form of the magnetic "spins" of phosphorus atoms.
Applied Ventures, LLC, the venture capital fund of Applied Materials, has announced that it has invested $3.0 million in Solaicx, a private manufacturer of single-crystal silicon wafers for the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry.
Fraunhofer USA, the American subsidiary of Germany's largest research and development organization, recently won four major awards amounting to $2.9 million from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has released its annual forecast of global semiconductor sales, projecting that the industry will continue to ride a strong wave of consumer demand for electronic products, driving sales to $321 billion in 2009.
OPTi Inc announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ("AMD") for infringement of three U.S. patents entitled "Predictive Snooping of Cache Memory for Master-Initiated Accesses".
KLA-Tencor Corporation announced that, as expected, because the Company has not yet completed the restatement of its financial statements required due to the retroactive pricing of certain stock options, the Company was unable to file its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2006 by the required filing date of November 14, 2006.