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.;;
The advancing nanotechnology company NIL Technology has entered an agreement with the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center at the University of Aarhus and Aalborg University (iNANO) concerning delivery of stamps for nanoimprint lithography (NIL).
The Fab Owners Association (FOA), the association of semiconductor manufacturing executives and suppliers, has announced that Philips Semiconductors and MagnaChip Semiconductor (Seoul, Korea) have joined the organisation as voting members.
The advancing nanotechnology company NIL Technology has entered an agreement with the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre at the University of Aarhus and Aalborg University (iNANO) concerning delivery of stamps for nanoimprint lithography (NIL).
Achronix Semiconductor Corporation announced that it has completed initial testing on the first silicon of its commercial 90nm FPGA prototype. The testing confirmed that the prototype is capable of running common FPGA performance benchmark designs at up to 1.93 GHZ at 1.2V.
United Test and Assembly Center (UTAC) has opened its second production facility in Singapore, and announced it would invest about S$500 million in the next 5 years in the country to meet increased demand for test and assembly services for semiconductors. The opening ceremony was officiated by Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office of the Republic of Singapore.
Kenet Inc. announced that it has entered into a distributor agreement with INNOTECH for representation throughout Japan. INNOTECH, will provide Kenet with assistance in developing business opportunities in Japan.
"This is an important move for us as Kenet establishes its foothold in Asia," said Dr. Gerry Sollner, Kenet's president and CEO. "INNOTECH offers a vast network of contacts in Japan that we will look to bring into play immediately. We are now open for business in Japan."
"We're excited about representing Kenet in Japan," said Takashi Tsumori, president and CEO of INNOTECH."
Corning Incorporated announced that it will locate its liquid crystal display (LCD) glass substrate finishing facility, the first on the China mainland, in the Beijing Economic Technological Development Area.