Number three European chip maker Philips Semiconductors has been awarded euro 33 million of funding from the French government to undertake research and development into technology for the high-frequency communications sector
Number one European chip maker Infineon and California-based data security firm Spyrus have unveiled a new personal authentication and security product aimed at protecting data shared over the internet.
Belgium-based ICOS Vision Systems - a supplier of inspection solutions for the semiconductor industry – has reported an 8% year-on-year rise in revenues for the fourth quarter of 2004 to euro 16.3 million.
Worldwide silicon shipments (measured in area of silicon) rose by 22% in 2004 to 6.3 billion square inches (5.1 billion), according to the Semi Silicon Manufacturers Group's year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry.
US semiconductor equipment giant KLA-Tencor has waded into the battle to acquire Minnesota-based defect detection system maker August Technology with a bid that values the firm at US$11.50 in cash per share.
Swedish equipment maker Micronic Laser Systems made record net sales during 2004 of 839 Swedish Kromer (SEK), almost double 2003’s figure of SEK428 million (one SEK is worth just over a tenth of a Euro).
A multi-disciplinary team of scientists from the Universities of Sheffield, Nottingham, Manchester and Glasgow has been awarded a £3 million research grant to develop a new nanotechnology tool that they have called the Snomipede.
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