LSI Logic Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Gresham, Oregon semiconductor manufacturing facility to ON Semiconductor Corporation's primary operating subsidiary, Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC.
Dow Corning Corporation has been granted a key patent in Japan covering the use of silicon carbide barrier films between dielectric and metal layers found in the world's most advanced semiconductor devices.
QUALCOMM Incorporated, reported that the Korean offices of QUALCOMM Korea, Samsung Electronics, LGE Electronics and Pantech Curitel were visited on April 4 by officials of the Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) seeking information about the business dealings between QUALCOMM and the three other companies.
Henkel receives industry accolade, bestowed upon the global materials provider at the recent Nepcon China exhibition in Shanghai, China, where the company’s Multicore LF318 lead-free solder paste was awarded the prestigious Electronics Manufacturing Asia Innovation Award in the category of solder materials.
Instrument Systems GmbH is now launching the next generation in the internationally acclaimed Compact Array Spectrometer series – the CAS 140CT. Equipped with high-performance detectors and gratings, the seven models of the CAS140 CT cover a spectral range from 200nm to 2160nm. In combination with optimized control electronics, the new spectrometer technology permits precise acquisition and evaluation of spectra within a few milliseconds.
Rudolph Technologies announced receipt of a multiple-system order from a top-ten U.S. semiconductor manufacturer for its all-surface, advanced macro defect detection system. Each all-surface system consists of a frontside inspection module, a backside inspection module and the new E25 Wafer Edge Inspection System module. This integrated design allows customers to automatically detect, classify and correlate macro defects from the front, back and edge of semiconductor wafers for deposition, lithography, etch and CMP applications.
TMP and BASF announced that they have entered into a license and joint development agreement for copper and barrier CMP-slurries (CMP, Chemical Mechanical Planarization). Under the agreement, BASF will manufacture and distribute these slurries to customers based outside of Japan, who are within the key markets for semiconductor materials. Further developments of the licensed products will be performed jointly with TMP.
To further growth in the Asia-Pacific region, the electronics group of Henkel announced several strategic organisational changes designed to position the company as the region's top materials supplier and deliver advanced technology solutions to customers in what has become the geographic centre of choice for high-volume production applications.
In 2006, for the first time in history, the optoelectronics market is forecast to surpass the discrete semiconductor market and become the second largest market segment in the semiconductor industry behind integrated circuits.
Reutlingen – Bosch Sensortec, announced that the company has signed a distribution agreement with Japanese distributor Silicon Technology, under which Silicon Technology will actively market Bosch Sensortec sensor products to the Japanese consumer electronics industry.
SiTime, a privately held Silicon Valley startup, has announced the availability of engineering samples of its SiT1xxx fixed frequency and SiT8002 programmable oscillator families based on its proprietary MEMS First and EpiSeal CMOS compatible processes.
Winfried Kaiser of Carl Zeiss and Martin van den Brink of ASML were honored with the European SEMI Award for 2006 for their leadership in the development of photolithography technology and Sir Robin Saxby of ARM received the SEMI Special Services Award for his exemplary contributions to the European and worldwide processor design industry. The awards were presented during a reception at the Semicon Europa 2006 exposition last night.
The formation of the International Alliance of Nanotechnology Regions (IANRegions), a not for profit organization dedicated to creating and sustaining a global network of nanotechnology hubs was announced today at Semicon Europa.
Recognising Brazil’s position as South America’s largest economy and its increasing importance as a technology leader, Intel Capital, the investment arm of Intel Corporation, has created a US$50 million venture capital fund to promote technology growth in Brazil.