"Worldwide sales of semiconductors in September once again achieved a new high as electronic equipment manufacturers geared up for the fourth-quarter holiday season," said George Scalise, president of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Applied Materials, Inc., through its AKT Display Business Group, announced that its AKT-55K EBT (Electron Beam Array Tester) has been selected by Samsung Electronics Corp. as the leading array test system for Samsung's next generation TFT-LCD production line. The systems were ordered for Samsung's new fab in Tangieong,
Tegal Corporation announced that the Superior Court of Santa Barbara, California had denied defense motions for summary judgments in the case involving Tegal's wholly-owned subsidiary, Sputtered Films Inc. (SFI) against Agilent Technologies, Avago Technologies, Advanced Modular Sputtering (AMS) and other corporate and individual defendants.
European semiconductor sales significantly accelerated, month-on-month, from August to September, resulting in a healthy growth for the third quarter, +8.1% over Q2
(comparable to the worldwide market growth of +8.0%).
European semiconductor sales significantly accelerated, month-on-month, from August to September, resulting in a healthy growth for the third quarter, +8.1% over Q2 (comparable to the worldwide market growth of +8.0%).
Vistec Lithography has selected Grant Technologies, designer and manufacturer of custom scientific and industrial solutions, to develop a bespoke refrigeration system to cool the lens, chamber and handling system within its VB300 electron beam nano-lithography machine.
Synova announced that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to develop a joint venture (JV) with Sugino Machine Ltd. in Japan to bolster its presence and market share in the highly competitive Japanese micromachining equipment market.
To further strengthen its business model in Southern Europe, Avnet Memec, a division of global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. has acquired the semiconductor and embedded systems specialist distribution company ESCO Italiana, based in Monza, Italy.
Microchip Technology Inc announced the formation of the Medical Products Group (MPG) to address the emerging challenges of the medical electronics market through close partnerships with medical device makers.
PMC-Sierra, Inc. announced that its end-to-end 4Gbit/s Fibre Channel chipset, comprised of Tachyon Fibre Channel controllers and Cut-Through Switches, surpassed the four million ports shipped milestone.
European semiconductor sales showed a positive development in August over July. Shipments of Microprocessors, under the spotlight in the previous months, reported a good result, in Europe as well as across other Regions.
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing announced it is making a strategic investment in Gateway Silicon Inc. (GSI), a Taiwan-based firm specializing in ASIC/System-on-Chip (SoC) design services and intellectual property (IP) development and integration. GSI is a spin-off of Taiwanese integrated device manufacturer (IDM) Macronix International Co., Ltd.
At the BroadGroup Power and Cooling Summit, IBM researchers presented an innovative approach for improving the cooling of computer chips, an increasingly urgent need given the large amount of heat released by today's more powerful processors and the additional energy required for removing that heat.
BOC Edwards and Aviza Technology, Inc. announced that they have entered into a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to develop Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology for advanced semiconductor manufacturing.