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.
German EDA company MunEDA and Korean EDA-Distributor Davan Tech announced that Davan Tech Corporation will exclusively distribute and support MunEDA tools and solutions to the prospering Korean semiconductor and circuit design market.
Outstanding performances in Europe's information and communication technologies industry were recognised at Frost & Sullivan's Excellence in Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) Awards Banquet held last Tuesday evening at the Le Meridien hotel in London.
Rudolph Technologies and Tokyo Electron Limited announced an agreement between the two companies that will provide Tokyo Electron (TEL) worldwide distribution rights for Rudolph's integrated lithography inspection technologies, to be included within TEL's coater/developer.
Amtech Systems, Inc. announced the Company has received over $10 million of solar orders since September 1, 2005, including a recent order totaling approximately $1.6 million from the solar cell industry for thermal processing systems.