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Saturday 2nd September 2006
Philips Semiconductors CEO Frans van Houten has revealed the company will move forward as NXP, marking a milestone in its 53 year history as it becomes independent from Royal Philips.
Wednesday 30th August 2006
In an effort to cut expenses, semiconductor manufacturers are minimizing metrology/inspection purchases in 2006, according to the report "Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control in VLSI Manufacturing", recently published by The Information Network.
Wednesday 30th August 2006
Reflecting the growing opportunities for cross regional development India Semiconductor Association (ISA) and Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA) organized a panel discussion on ‘Opportunities and areas of cooperation between Taiwan and India'. Leaders from the semiconductor industry of both countries shared insights on various areas of collaboration. The event was supported by the UK multinational ARM Embedded Technologies.
Wednesday 30th August 2006
ASML has announced that it shipped two extreme ultraviolet (EUV) Alpha Demo Tools (ADT) to research and development customers. Shipments were possible after ASML achieved key lithography performance targets including full field scanning imaging and overlay.
Tuesday 29th August 2006
Greenpeace has launched a 'Guide to Greener Electronics', which ranks companies on their use of harmful chemicals and electronic waste recycling. The guide will be used to create demand for toxic-free electronics which can be safely recycled, by informing consumers about company performance on these two issues. The scorecard ranks the 14 top mobile and PC producers and currently all fail to get a green ranking.
Tuesday 29th August 2006
Synopsys, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of SIGMA-C Software AG (SIGMA-C), a Munich-based company providing simulation software.
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Friday 25th August 2006
The growing success of Replisaurus Technologies was initially commended for its notable efforts when the company was selected by EuroAsia IC industry awards as the 2005 Start-up Company of the Year.
Friday 25th August 2006
SemiSouth Laboratories - a silicon carbide research and development company - announced that it has completed the construction of its new silicon carbide (SiC) manufacturing facility.
Friday 25th August 2006
Evans Analytical Group LLC ("EAG") announced that, it has acquired the operations and assets of Applied Microanalysis Labs, Inc. (AML).
Friday 25th August 2006
Tegal Corporation announced that two leading Japanese companies had placed repeat orders for Tegal 900 series plasma etch systems.
Friday 25th August 2006
BASF has started construction of a new integrated production plant for process chemicals for the semiconductor industry.
Thursday 24th August 2006
Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. (ADT), and its collaborators received a $1.4-million Phase II program award from the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to advance next-generation broadband communication devices based on ADT's Ultrananocrystalline Diamond (UNCD.
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Thursday 24th August 2006
Inlet Technologies, announced that it has extended its Series B round of venture financing, and secured an additional $4.4 million.
Wednesday 23rd August 2006
Overcoming their initial market inertia, developers of micro electro-mechanical system (MEMS) microphones are aggressively focusing on establishing themselves in the cell phone markets, while simultaneously expanding in various other electronics markets.
Wednesday 23rd August 2006
Micro fuel cells are already being acclaimed as an alternative to batteries. However, producing them from hundreds of tiny separate parts is complex and expensive. An alternative is now available.
Wednesday 23rd August 2006
InSilica Corp. announced that is has surpassed the 2 millionth customer unit shipped.
Wednesday 23rd August 2006
Innovative nano-battery technology developed at Tel Aviv University for fast charge/discharge batteries could provide an alternative source of power for mobile devices, without the fire hazards associated with current lithium-based batteries.
Wednesday 23rd August 2006
Magma Design Automation Inc. said in a statement that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has been asked to re-examine U.S. Patents No. 6,453,446 and 6,725,438 (the '446 and '438 patents).
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Tuesday 22nd August 2006
Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation announced that it has received a purported acceleration notice from the trustee for Vitesse's $96.7 million aggregate principal amount of 1.5% Convertible Subordinated Debentures due 2024.
Tuesday 22nd August 2006
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.
Tuesday 22nd August 2006
Strategy Analytics has released its annual ranking of the world's top GaAs device manufacturers, detailing the movers and shakers in 2005.
Tuesday 22nd August 2006
Announcements were recently made that Bain Capital and Apax Partners are to take a share in the Royal Phillips Semiconductor pie.
Tuesday 22nd August 2006
AMD officially opened the Shanghai Research and Development Centre (SRDC), a multi-million dollar research and development facility.
Tuesday 22nd August 2006
Microfabrica Inc. has closed $8 million in Series C strategic financing led by venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ).

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