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North American semiconductor equipment industry posts January 2018 billings

02/23/2018  "The strong billings levels from late 2017 have carried over into the new year," said Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of SEMI.

Microsemi's new RF modules speed time to market for implantable medical device designers

02/23/2018  Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the ZL70123, a new radio frequency (RF) base station module for implantable devices utilizing the Medical Implant Communication Service (MICS) RF band.

Smart lighting market to grow at 21.50% CAGR to 2023

02/23/2018  ReportsnReports.com adds Smart Lighting Market is forecast to reach $20.98 billion by 2023 from $7.93 billion in 2018 at a CAGR of 21.50% during (2018-2023) driven by the modernization and development of infrastructure to transform cities into smart cities, need for energy-efficient lighting systems, increasing adoption and decreasing cost of LEDs, increased demand for intelligent solutions for street lighting systems, and growing awareness about energy savings among consumers and governments worldwide.

Supermicro expands its Silicon Valley corporate headquarters

02/23/2018  Super Micro Computer, Inc. today announced that it has expanded its Silicon Valley Headquarters to over two million square feet of facilities with the grand opening of its new Building 22.

UBC engineers advance the capability of wearable tech

02/23/2018  A new low-cost ultra-stretchable sensor can do more with less.

Worldwide sales of smartphones recorded first ever decline during the fourth quarter of 2017

02/22/2018  Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled nearly 408 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, a 5.6 percent decline over the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Gartner, Inc.

Gigaphoton ships latest ArF Excimer Laser GT65A

02/22/2018  In January, Gigaphoton Inc., a major manufacturer of lithography light sources, announced the shipment of an ArF Excimer Laser for advanced immersion exposure (lithography) devices, the "GT65A" Unit 1, as a new product that meets the growing demand for semiconductors in recent years.

Peter Trefonas elected SPIE Fellow

02/22/2018  Peter Trefonas, Ph.D., corporate fellow in Dow Electronic Materials, has recently been elected a Fellow of SPIE, for achievements in design for manufacturing and compact modeling.

SEMI showcases achievements in flexible hybrid electronics, MEMS and sensors at 2018FLEX and MSTC conferences

02/22/2018  Technology trail-blazers explore business insights, new technologies, integration strategies at co-located events, held February 12-15, 2018 in Monterey, CA.

Joseph Stockunas appointed to SEMI Foundation Board of Trustees

02/21/2018  Nordson Corporation announces that the SEMI Foundation has appointed Joseph Stockunas, Corporate Vice President for Electronics Systems at Nordson Corporation and the immediate past chair of the SEMI North America Advisory Board, to the SEMI Foundation Board of Trustees in accordance with the association's by-laws.

Cymer qualifies and ships new argon fluoride light source

02/21/2018  Cymer, a developer of lithography light sources used by chipmakers to pattern advanced semiconductor chips, today announced the first shipment of the newly qualified XLR 800ix light source that improves performance and productivity, as well as lowers cost-of-ownership for leading-edge argon fluoride (ArF) immersion lithography systems.

Researchers invent light-emitting nanoantennas

02/21/2018  Nanoscale light sources and nanoantennas already found a wide range of applications in several areas, such as ultra compact pixels, optical detection or telecommunications.

'Memtransistor' brings world closer to brain-like computing

02/21/2018  Combined memristor and transistor can process information and store memory with one device.

Qualcomm enters into amended definitive agreement with NXP

02/20/2018  Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that Qualcomm River Holdings B.V. has reached an agreement with NXP Semiconductors N.V.

Phase-transition cubic gallium nitride doubles ultraviolet emission efficiency

02/20/2018  Novel photonics materials are becoming pivotal for energy conversion, communications, and sensing, largely because there is a global desire to enhance energy efficiency, and reduce electricity consumption.

ASML welcomes Christophe Fouquet to Board of Management

02/20/2018  ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) today announces that its Supervisory Board intends to appoint Christophe Fouquet (44) as Executive Vice President to the Board of Management, subject to notification of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 25 April 2018.

Driven by size migration and high-end products, large TFT display market continued to grow in 2017

02/16/2018  Despite slower demand from end market and panel price erosion, the large thin-film transistor (TFT) display market expanded in 2017 in all three aspects -- unit shipments, area shipments and revenue.

US demand for semiconductor machinery to total $7.4B in 2021

02/16/2018  Growth in demand for wafer processing equipment will account for the majority of value growth.

Precision experiments reveal gaps in van der Waals theory

02/16/2018  Experiments reveal the inadequacies of theory for modelling two-dimensional (2-D) van der Waals materials.

Better together: Silicon qubits plus light add up to new quantum computing capability

02/15/2018  A silicon-based quantum computing device could be closer than ever due to a new experimental device that demonstrates the potential to use light as a messenger to connect quantum bits of information -- known as qubits -- that are not immediately adjacent to each other. The feat is a step toward making quantum computing devices from silicon, the same material used in today's smartphones and computers.



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CSTIC and SEMICON CHINA 2018: Brooks Instrument to present new mass flow controller with self-diagnostics​

02/09/2018  Brooks Instrument will showcase its newly enhanced GF125 mass flow controller (MFC) with high-speed EtherCAT connectivity and embedded self-diagnostics at the China Semiconductor Technology International Conference (CSTIC) in conjunction with SEMICON China 2018 in Shanghai.





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