Global Crown Capital, an independent, boutique investment firm, announced the launch of research coverage of Nanotechnology and MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) equities worldwide for the financial industry.
View Engineering has. announced that it has acquired the assets of privately held Micro-Metric, Inc. of San Jose, CA. Founded in 1979, Micro-Metric is a producer of high-magnification, non-contact critical dimension and coordinate nanometrology systems used in the semiconductor, data storage and MEMs industries.
A major fire on Sunday morning partially destroyed the Mountbatten Building at Southhampton University, in particular the area containing the microfabrication facility. Very fortunately, as far as can be ascertained, no one was injured or is missing as a result of the fire.
Despite a substantial and growing portion of the world’s semiconductor manufacturing capacity located in Asia, U.S. and European IC manufacturers are driving the market for front-end equipment tools for copper processing of IC interconnects, according to the report 300mm/Copper/Low-K Convergence: Timing, Trends, Issues, Market Analysis, recently published by The Information Network.
Epichem has announced that Intel Capital has completed an investment in the company. Intel Capital was the only investor in this funding round. The terms of the investment were not disclosed. Epichem has not previously raised funding through venture capital investors.
World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) just released show the global market grew at a fairly strong rate. The Asian markets continue to grow at a higher pace than anywhere else but the European figures show a strong steady growth rate that outstrips other geographic regions.
Surface Technology Systems (STS) has announced the release of Pegasus, a new Deep Reactive Ion Etching (DRIE) system, optimised initially for silicon etch, that delivers significant improvements in etch process capability, stability and system reliability.
Innovative Micro Technology (IMT) announced that it has passed several key milestones and demonstrated integrated operation with its Rare Cell Purification System (RCPS), including sorting viable human cells at high speeds with greater than 95% purity.
IMEC's ASML XT:1250i step-and-scan system has been upgraded with state-of-the-art hardware. The first exposures show excellent performance in three key areas: improved CD uniformity across the wafer, better overlay numbers up to values comparable to dry 193nm lithography, and a reduction in patterned defectivity.
STATS ChipPAC Ltd. a semiconductor test and advanced packaging service provider announced it has added a new family of extremely thin packaging solutions with profile heights of less than 0.50mm to its packaging portfolio.
The front-end semiconductor equipment market will drop sequentially over the next three quarters before starting an upward track in mid-2006 that will ultimately reach double-digit growth in 2007 and 2008, according to The Information Network market research company.
The Soitec Group, manufacturer of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers for the semiconductor manufacturing industry, announced a technological development using its proprietary Smart Cutô layer-transfer and wafer-bonding technology.
The MEMS Executive Congress, a meeting of leaders in the MEMS commercial and technology fields brought together by the MEMS Industry Group (MIG), today suggested that the market is seeing more rapid product development based on the availability of well tested MEMS components.
St. Petersburg Electro-Technical Insitute still uses the acronym LETI, from the days when the city was Leningrad. Like the French research centre with the same name, the University has a strong history of research and has moved from a state controlled operation to an open house of learning and innovation.
Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISSYS) of Michigan USA, has announced that it has signed a partnership contract for ISSYS Micro Density Meter products with KEM - Kyoto Electronics Manufacturing Company, of Kyoto, Japan, The ISSYS Micro Density Meter products are based on Micro ElectroMechanical System (MEMS) technology.
STMicroelectronics a supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical System) devices, has announced that it has expanded its portfolio of three-axis accelerometers with three new models in ever smaller packages.