KLA-Tencor Corporation and ADE Corporation announced that the acquisition of ADE by KLA-Tencor has received the approval of German antitrust authorities and that the previously announced Phase II investigation of the acquisition has been closed.
Connor Manufacturing Services began manufacturing in Johor Bahru, Malaysia in September 2006. Rapid growth in the SE Asian marketplace and the addition of new manufacturing capabilities have serviced this growth creating the need for additional manufacturing space.
n&k Technology, Inc., California and Marubeni Solutions (MSOL) Corporation, Tokyo, Japan announced that Marubeni Solutions Corporation will have exclusive rights to market and distribute n&k Technology's products in Japan.
Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced the formation of the Low-Power Coalition (LPC) which will deliver enhanced capabilities in low-power Integrated Circuit (IC) design flows relating to specifications of low-power design intent, architectural tradeoffs, logical/physical implementation, design verification and testability.
KPIT Cummins Infosystems Limited and Renesas Technology Corp. announced Renesas has established a dedicated off-shore development centre (ODC(1)) at KPIT Cummins to strengthen its development and design capabilities.
Leading suppliers of silicon wafers participated in a consensus survey, obtained from SEMI surveying the SMG members. This survey provides an outlook for the demand in silicon units for the period 2006 – 2009.
The University of Sheffield has invested £10M to create a new Nanoscience and Technology Centre which incorporates the UK's largest cleanroom laboratory for research into semiconductors, nano-magnetics and other devices.
Major breakthroughs in the use of micro and nano technologies (MNTs) for satellite and commercial defense avionics applications were unveiled on an international scale at the CANEUS 2006 Conference held in Toulouse, France, home of Airbus Industries in France's Aerospace Valley.
UMC semiconductor foundry and Singapore's Institute of Microelectronics (IME), have sealed a partnership to jointly develop Radio Frequency (RF) modeling solutions for 90nm technologies. The cooperation will result in the development of new methodologies that are applicable for advanced technologies at 90nm and beyond.