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Monday 19th September 2005
Leica Microsystems and Fraunhofer CNT report the start-up of a Leica SB351 DW e-beam system at the recently opened Fraunhofer Center for Nano-electronic Technology (CNT) in Dresden, Germany.
Friday 16th September 2005
With the 5th release of the MEDEA+ Roadmap for Electronic Design Automation (EDA), key areas of design and research are highlighted with the goal of keeping the European Semiconductor Industry on the leading edge and providing an intriguing glimpse into the future of Design Automation.
Thursday 15th September 2005
ASML Holding NV (ASML) has announced that electronics giant Toshiba Corporation purchased a license for its patented lithography technology that helps manufacturers increase their chip yields.
Wednesday 14th September 2005
Intel Corporation today announced plans to invest $345 million in two of the company's existing manufacturing sites in Colorado and Massachusetts.
Tuesday 13th September 2005
Micron Technology have announced the opening of its test and assembly facility expansion in Singapore, Micron Semiconductor Asia PTE Ltd. The 264,778- square foot facility expansion houses state-of-the-art equipment for assembling and testing a wide range of high-density, high-speed memory components and modules.
Monday 12th September 2005
In press conferences at four cities around the world Texas Instruments (TI) announced a new digital video platform that they hope create a flurry of new products using digital video technology. Unlike past economic growth spurts there is no killer application on the horizon and the semiconductor industry is looking for activities that will increase consumer spending in electronics.
Friday 9th September 2005
Intellectual property (IP) is becoming increasingly essential in the design and development of semiconductors, a phenomenon that will cause the IP market to grow to more than $2 billion in size by 2009, market analyst iSuppli predicts.
Thursday 8th September 2005
Trade body SEMI believes that semiconductor tool revenues will fall to $33 billion for the full year.
Wednesday 7th September 2005
Record-breaking growth in consumer electronics products such as cellular phones, cordless phones, headsets and headphones gave the MEMs microphones and speakers market a huge boost in 2004, according to market analyst The Information Network.
Tuesday 6th September 2005
Nanometrics Incorporated, a supplier of advanced integrated and standalone metrology equipment for the semiconductor industry, today announced that it has received notice of a patent infringement lawsuit brought by KLA-Tencor.
Monday 5th September 2005
Intel has filed its response to a lawsuit recently initiated by AMD regarding Intel's business practices. In the response, Intel refutes AMD's claims and states that its business practices are both fair and lawful.
Friday 2nd September 2005
Semiconductor sector bucks the trend of falling venture capital investment in European companies.
Tuesday 23rd August 2005
The European market in the second quarter of 2005 was down 0.3% from the same quarter last year, according to WSTS data published today.
Monday 22nd August 2005
In the spirit of fair and open competition, AMD has issued a challenge to Intel to conduct a head-to-head competition of dual-core x86 server processors.
Friday 19th August 2005
In what should be a wake up call to European industry and government, two USA national nanoelectronics groups have announced a nationwide research programme to ensure the USA develops a strong nanotechnology industry.
Thursday 18th August 2005
GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, has announced the development of an ideal carbon nanotube diode that operates at the "theoretical limit," or best possible performance.
Monday 15th August 2005
The electronic design automation (EDA) industry recorded revenues of $989 million for Q1 of 2005 compared with $995 million for the same period in 2004.
Sunday 14th August 2005
Sales of semiconductors (three-month running average) declined slightly in June to $18.0 billion, a sequential fall of 0.5% from the $18.1 billion reported in May, according to the latest World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS).
Sunday 14th August 2005
Sales of NOR flash memory could fall below NAND flash sales for the first time in 2005, according to the latest forecast from Semico Research.
Thursday 11th August 2005
German chip maker Infineon has fallen three positions in market analyst IC Insight's ranking of leading semiconductor companies for the first half of 2005. Intel remains by far the largest company while Freescale, which ranked 11th in the fullyear 2004 listing, has entered the top ten, moving into ninth position in 1H05.
Thursday 11th August 2005
Engineers from US research consortium Sematech have developed an innovative poresealing technique that appears to prevent metal and precursor penetration into low-k dielectric materials, easing the introduction of low-k at the 45nm technology node.
Wednesday 3rd August 2005
According to a report on the BBC the European Union and its members are falling behind the rest of the world in investment for science and technology. The declining state of science and technology investment in the European Union is outlined by new statistics.
Tuesday 2nd August 2005
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International has announced that Heinz Kundert will be the next president of SEMI Europe/CIS. His appointment will come into place on Oct. 3, 2005.
Monday 1st August 2005
Following the resignation of Dr. Andreas von Zitzewitz, Infineon has approved a reorganization of the responsibilities within the Management Board.

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