Vorwerk Teppichwerke's carpet production plant in Hameln, Germany, has signed a co-operation agreement with Infineon Technologies concerning carpets with woven-in "intelligence". The two companies are joining forces on the development of a marketable solution and plan to present initial prototypes by the end of 2004.
Researchers at the Sandia US National Laboratory are claiming a first with their creation of solid-state white lighting on the basis of semiconductor quantum dots. Blue light devices have also been produced.
Micronic Laser Systems and ASML have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture that will focus on the optical maskless lithography market for semiconductor manufacturing. The goal will be to develop an optical maskless lithography system by combining the semiconductor lithography technology of ASML with the mask pattern generator technology of Micronic based on its Spatial Light Modulator.
EMCORE claims that it will dramatically improve the economics of producing GaN materials through its GaN RealTemp 200 tool. Gallium nitride materials are used in the production of blue, green, and UV LEDs for use in cell phones and other backlighting applications.
TEL has released a new wafer prober for research and development applications in vacuum environments. Temporarily named the VP-6, the new system is specifically designed for MEMS (micro electrical mechanical systems) and other devices for which high vacuum wafer testing is required.
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Professor Deborah Chung and graduate student Chia-Ken Leong of the University at Buffalo (part of SUNY) have been studying the use of carbon black dispersion in an organic vehicle as potential thermal pastes for heatsink interfaces (to appear in Carbon, an international journal sponsored by the American Carbon Society).
ASML is further reducing staff. In addition to its previously announced work force goal of employing 5200 people in continuing operations by July 2003, the company now intends to cut an extra 550 jobs globally.
Vorwerk Teppichwerke’s carpet production plant in Hameln, Germany, has signed a co-operation agreement with Infineon Technologies concerning carpets with woven-in "intelligence". The two companies are joining forces on the development of a marketable solution and plan to present initial prototypes by the end of 2004.
Soitec and ASM International claim a major milestone in their strained silicon-on-insulator (SOI) partnership programme with samples of a first-generation strained silicon wafer for the 65nm technology node. Work started in May 2003.
Electroglas has sold its Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Fab Solutions software product lines to FEI for $6mn in cash plus the assumption of certain liabilities. The product lines include Electroglas' Yield Manager and Merlin's Framework products. FEI will found a new division that will be staffed, in part, by existing Electroglas' DFM and Fab Solutions employees.
Micro Lithography (MLI) is to supply pellicles to DuPont Photomasks under a
multi-year agreement. DuPont will begin ramping-down internal pellicle
production at its facility in Connecticut immediately, ending production by
September 2003. DuPont Photomasks' global workforce will be reduced by 5%
(96 positions) once the move has been completed.