Semiconductor research centre ATDF has been selected by Acorn Technologies to fabricate its proprietary, patented metal insulator source/drain transistor technology, called XMOS, for advanced integrated circuits.
Applied Materials continued to strengthen its dominance of the semiconductor equipment market by increasing market share in 11 business sectors in 2004, according to market analyst The Information Network (TIN).
Discrete products are projected to grow by 0.5 percent to $15.8 billion in 2005 and to $19.8 billion in 2008, a CAGR of 5.8 percent. Discrete components include power transistors and radio frequency (RF) transistors that are found in wireless consumer products.
Worldwide sales of semiconductors declined slightly in April to US$18.2 billion, a fall of 1.2% from the $18.4 billion reported in March, according to the latest figures from the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Troubled Israel-based pure-play foundry Tower Semiconductor slipped further into the red in the first quarter of 2005, reporting escalating losses of US$55.5 million on declining revenues of $23.2 million.
Strong demand for semiconductors is keeping the chemical and material market in high gear, according to the report "Chemicals And Materials For Sub-100nm IC Manufacturing," recently published by The Information Network
Strong demand for semiconductors is keeping the chemical and material market in high gear, according to the report 'Chemicals And Materials For Sub-100nm IC Manufacturing,' recently published by The Information Network.
Inspection tool vendor Belgium-based ICOS Vision Systems has shipped its first CI-9250 system for the three-dimensional inspection of pin grid arrays (PGA's) to a leading global semiconductor manufacturer.
US nanotechnology firm Arrowhead Research has bought a suite of nanosensor patents and patent applications developed by Dr Hermann Gaub, a professor of biophysics with the Centre for Nanoscience at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany.
US communications chip maker Broadcom has started federal litigation against Qualcomm, alleging that its US rival has infringed ten of its patents related to communications and multimedia processing technologies.