INFICON, a leading manufacturer of instrumentation and process control software for the semiconductor and vacuum-coating industries and other industrial applications, today announced it has acquired Sigma Instruments Inc., a leading manufacturer of instrumentation for the measurement and control of thin film processes.
ChipSensors Ltd, a fabless semiconductor start-up company, has unveiled a breakthrough in semiconductor technology enabling the surface of the chip itself to sense parameters such as temperature, humidity, certain gases and pathogens.
STMicroelectronics has announced a new family of secure microcontrollers based on a 0.13-micron state-of-the-art process technology, which are intended for banking, loyalty card and other financial applications.
Edwards has announced the sale of multiple exhaust abatement systems to Advent Solar, Inc. Edwards Hot Oxidation Systems (HOx) will be used by Advent Solar for abatement of PECVD exhaust gases during solar cell manufacturing at its New Mexico plant.
Samsung Electronics has announced plans to begin mass producing 16 gigabit (Gb) NAND flash, the highest capacity memory chip now available. The company said it will fabricate the devices in 51 nanometres (nm), one of the finest process technology to be used in memory mass production to date.
Veeco Instruments Inc. announced that The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has purchased $1.7 million of atomic force and scanning probe microscope systems (AFM/SPMs) and optical profilers for use in the institute's multi-user core laboratories performing nanoscience research.
US-India Fabless Semiconductor Company Insilica has announced US$18 million in new financing of which will enable the company to accelerate its growth in a broader range of target customers and geographies. Participants in the round included Intel Capital, Flextronics, Crossbow Ventures, Dow Ventures, and NewPath Ventures.
Sofinnova Partners has led a €10.6 million financing in Accent, STMicroelectronics and Cadence Design Systems joint venture company. The investment follows STMicroelectronics’ decision to divest its majority shareholding in Accent as outlined in its 2005 plan to focus its attention on its core businesses and markets. The Italian Private Equity firm CAPE Natexis and a group of business angels have also participated in this financing.