Renesas Technology Corp. and Nanya Technology Corp. announced that both parties have reached a cross-license agreement and a settlement agreement to dismiss the four pending lawsuits filed by Renesas based on claims of patent infringement by Nanya's DRAM products. The specific terms and conditions of the cross-license agreement between the parties including the exchange of patent license rights and financial terms are confidential.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSM) unveils an extensive 65nm DFM Compliance Design Support Ecosystem that's driven by a manufacturing-based unified data format to channel design-for-manufacturing (DFM) capabilities through selected electronic design automation (EDA) tools directly to designers' workstations.
Infineon Technologies AG announced that the first cell phone chips equipped with its advanced 65-nm CMOS process technology are now available.;The components functioned perfectly right from the start, as complicated testing in Duisburg, Munich and Bangalore,India has now shown.
Applied Materials, Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement to create a joint venture company with Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (Screen) to deliver advanced, technically differentiated track solutions for customers' critical semiconductor manufacturing requirements.
Accsense Inc.'s environment monitoring solution is now making critical measurements with its industry-first turnkey wireless sensor product at the University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB) Nanofabrication Facility.
Incentia Design Systems Inc. announced the availability of a new release of its TimeCraft software with an advanced on-chip-variation (OCV) capability for improving the accuracy and efficiency of static timing analysis for 90nm and 65nm designs.
PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. has received a United States patent for its development of an innovative means of increasing resolution in existing digital analogue (D/A) converters, without additional hardware.
After working nearly 20 years with diverse and highly competitive microchip companies, SEMATECH has fine-tuned a collaborative model that could be applied successfully to other industries, SEMATECH strategist Randy Goodall told an international conference.
Noted industry technologist Michael Lercel has been named Director of SEMATECH's Lithography Division after serving as the division's associate director, announced Giang Dao, SEMATECH vice president and chief operating officer for Advanced Technology
Applied Materials, Inc. and Applied Films Corporation announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Applied Materials to acquire Applied Films. This acquisition will complement Applied Materials' thin film nanomanufacturing technology capabilities and provide Applied Materials with an opportunity to expand into growing new markets
CAE Online has announced that the Fab Owners Association (FOA) has implemented the CAE Intranet Asset Exchange Portal as its private-label online marketplace for the exclusive use of FOA members. The FOA Trading Board relies on CAE's portal to give;FOA members their own sales and purchasing marketplace for used semiconductor equipment. ;
OLEDs and paper-like display technology are rapidly leading to new opportunities in the display industry according to a new report from NanoMarkets LC, market research firm . The report predicts that combined sales of OLED displays and paper-like displays will reach $10.2 billion by 2011 and then go on to reach $14.7 billion by 2013. ;;
After posting two consecutive years of strong growth, the semiconductor photomask market will slow in 2006, according to the report: Mask Making, Inspection, and Repair: Market Analysis and Strategic Issues, recently published by The Information Network
Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) has announced that it is forming TEL Venture Capital, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, to make strategic seed and early stage investments focusing on promising technological innovations.
Nanoforum and the Institute for Environment and Sustainability, JRC Ispra organised a workshop on "Nano and the Environment" in Brussels in March 2006. As a result a report was produced describing the outcomes of the presentations and discussions from the workshop, and to broaden the input of ideas to this important topic
Semiconductor equipment manufacturer, Syniad Systems announced that it has won a major contract to develop the next generation of wafer sorting machine for the semi-conductor industry, which will lead to more than £1 million in new business.
Macro inspection and integrated tools will propel the semiconductor inspection and metrology market to revenues of $6.6 billion in 2008, according to the report "Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control in VLSI Manufacturing", recently published by The Information Network.;;