Dynasil Corporation of America and Evaporated Metal Films Corp. of Ithaca, ("EMF") are pleased to announce that a definitive agreement has been signed for Dynasil to acquire 100% of the stock of EMF for a cash payment at closing.
Infineon Technologies AG announced that it received a multi-million piece purchase order from the United States government to supply its highly-secure integrated circuit technology for the new electronic passport.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected all the claims in Synopsys Inc.'s patent number 6,378,114 (the '114 patent), calling into question the validity of the patent, Magma Design Automation Inc. said in a statement.
SEMI reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached $9.59 billion in the second quarter of 2006. The billings figure is 0.2 percent higher than the first quarter of 2006 and about twenty-seven percent above the same quarter a year ago.
The new Strategy Analytics "Automotive Semiconductor Demand Forecast 2004 - 2013" study indicates that the market for automotive grade semiconductors in 2006 will reach $18 billion, a year-on-year growth of 10 percent.
Strong demand for semiconductors is keeping the chemical and material market in high gear, according to the report "Chemicals And Materials For Sub-100nm IC Manufacturing," recently published by The Information Network
Royal Philips Electronics announced that the company has signed an agreement with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), Silver Lake Partners and AlpInvest Partners NV (together referred to as “the consortium”) through which the consortium will acquire an 80.1% stake in Philips’ Semiconductors business, with Philips retaining a 19.9% stake in this business.
Amkor Technology has announced that it has received a Nasdaq Staff Determination notice stating that the company is not in compliance with Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 4310(c)(14) because it has not timely filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2006. On top of this the company has received letters from financial institutions stating that the delay in filing puts the company's loans at risk.
Synova announced it has closed financing in the amount of 10 million Swiss francs (CHF), or USD 8.1 million. Synova will use the new funds, put up largely by Swiss banks, for the development of micromachining centres (MMCs) located in key high-tech regions around the world, providing local access to customer support and application labs offering on-site product demonstrations.