Patents for licensing are a company’s defence to safeguard their product. But in a competitive market rivals will instinctively aim to equal or challenge innovation. Testifying claims against competitors who infringe upon the boundaries of patented products can prove to be an epic battle as recently experienced by Corning, U.S. based Technology Company
SUSS MicroTec has Announced Purdue University has purchased a SUSS Substrate Bonder and a MMask / Bond Aligner for use in Purdue's new Birck Nanotechnology Centre. Purdue University is recognized as one of the top 5 universities for the advancement of "Nano Education".
The MEMS development of an American subsidiary of German based Siemens AG has been voted among the year’s best technologies by a prestigious North American technical magazine. In a sign that the MEMS market is rapidly developing new market potential, the work on environmental usage of MEMS by Siemens has been singled out.
Integral Vision, Inc. has announced financial results for its fiscal third quarter ending September 30, 2005. Revenues for the quarter were $14,000 and the net loss for the company was $780,000 or $0.03 per share.
World wide silicon wafer area shipments increased 9% during the third quarter 2005 when compared to the second quarter area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.
Since its commercial inception in 1987 Electrodeionization (CEDI) technology has been subject to continual update and development for new models. Drawing on industry knowledge and individual technological expertise manufacturers have been faced with the challenge of developing the CEDI module design in power applications.
The markets for nano materials, tools and equipment for nanoelectronics totalled US$1,827 million in 2005 and are forecasted to reach $4,219 million by the year 2010, according to Global Nanoelectronics Markets and Opportunities, report from SEMI.
The United States, Japan and Switzerland are putting pressure on China to bolster its intellectual property protection rules, amidst accusations of mass counterfeiting in the world’s most populous nation.
Attracted by the strong sales growth for diminutive active-matrix displays, South Korean suppliers are mounting an aggressive assault on the market for small/medium TFT-LCD panels, challenging the Japanese firms that now dominate this market segments.
Major US chip makers AMD and IBM has broadened the scope of their technology alliance. The expanded alliance now includes early exploratory research of new transistor, interconnect, lithography, and die-to-package connection technologies through to 2011.
One of the founding fathers of nanotechnology has died at the age of 62. Nobel laureate Richard Smalley, a Rice University professor who helped discover buckyballs, the soccer ball-shaped form of carbon, and championed the field of nanotechnology. Smalley, who had battled cancer, died at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, said a statement from Rice University, the institute where Smalley was based.
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.