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Kateeva's YIELDjet FLEX inkjet printing system takes commanding lead in OLED TFE market

09/21/2016  Since the novel inkjet printing solution debuted in manufacturing in 2014, the company has secured the vast majority of available TFE orders.

Mentor Graphics Extends Offering to Support TSMC 7nm and 16FFC FinFET Process Technologies

09/21/2016  Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced further enhancements and optimizations for various products within the Calibre Platform, and Analog FastSPICE (AFS) Platform, as well as the completion of further certifications and reference flows for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC) 16FFC FinFET and 7nm FinFET processes.

Leti orders HERCULES NIL system from EV Group for joint nanoimprint lithography program

09/21/2016  EV Group (EVG) and Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, announced today that Leti has ordered a HERCULES NIL track system from EV Group.

Mentor Graphics Veloce Emulation Platform Used by Starblaze for Verification of SSD Enterprise Storage Design

09/21/2016  Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced that the Veloce emulation platform was successfully used by Starblaze Technology for a specialized high-speed, enterprise-based Solid State Drive (SSD) storage design.

Applied Materials brings its e-beam review technology to the display industry

09/21/2016  Applied Materials, Inc. today introduced the display industry's first high-resolution inline e-beam review (EBR) system, increasing the speed at which manufacturers of OLED and UHD LCD screens can achieve optimum yields and bring new display concepts to market.

NuMat Technologies and Linde form global partnership

09/20/2016  NuMat Technologies and The Linde Group have announced a collaborative partnership focused on the development of next generation separation and storage technologies that critically depend on material performance.

Toshiba expands 24nm SLC NAND flash lineup to address industrial applications

09/20/2016  Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. has expanded its family of 24nm single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory solutions.

Intel appoints Bob Swan Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

09/20/2016  Intel Corporation today announced the appointment of Robert H. Swan as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective Oct. 10, 2016.

Synopsys and TSMC collaborate on development of interface and foundation IP for 7nm FinFET process

09/19/2016  Synopsys, Inc. today announced the successful tapeout of multiple customer test chips with DesignWare Logic Libraries and Embedded Memories for TSMC's 7nm FinFET process.

Applied Materials and A*STAR's Institute of Microelectronics to advance R&D in FOWLP

09/19/2016  The organizations will expand the scope of their R&D collaboration to focus on advancing Fan-Out Wafer-Level Packaging (FOWLP), a key technology inflection expected to help make chips and end-user devices smaller, faster and more power efficient.

Thorlabs deploys manufacturing infrastructure to expand piezo chip/stack line

09/16/2016  Thorlabs has expanded its piezoelectric line to include new types of piezoelectric actuators, low‐voltage piezoelectric chips, and discrete stacks with through holes, enabling a higher level of flexibility when integrating the actuators into other devices.

Nordson expands manufacturing center in northeast Ohio

09/16/2016  Nordson Corporation today announced it plans to combine its existing screw and barrel operations in Youngstown, Ohio; New Castle, Pennsylvania; and Pulaski, Virginia into a single expanded manufacturing center of excellence in Austintown, Ohio.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES to deliver industry's leading-performance offering of 7nm FinFET technology

09/15/2016  This technology provides more processing power for data centers, networking, premium mobile processors, and deep learning applications.

Cascade Microtech introduces wafer-level electromigration test system

09/15/2016  Cascade Microtech today announced the launch of the Estrada-EM system.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES launches embedded MRAM on 22FDX platform

09/15/2016  High-performance embedded non-volatile memory solution is ideally suited for emerging applications in advanced IoT and automotive.

SEMI and MSIG join together in strategic association partnership

09/15/2016  SEMI announced that MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) will become a SEMI Strategic Association Partner effective January 1, 2017.

Actions Semiconductor enters into merger agreement for going private transaction

09/14/2016  Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement on September 12, 2016 pursuant to which the Company will be acquired by a consortium of investors.

Global semiconductor sales rebound in July

09/14/2016  The Semiconductor Industry Association announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $27.1 billion for the month of July 2016.

The future of Europe pitch their startups at SEMICON Europa's Innovation Village

09/14/2016  SEMI today announced that twenty-one start-ups have been selected to pitch to investors and exhibit their products at SEMICON Europa's INNOVATION VILLAGE in Grenoble, France at the Alpexpo from 25-27 October, 2016.

Imec scientist awarded ERC Starting Grant to develop breakthrough flexible electronics

09/13/2016  Nanoelectronics research center imec announces that Kris Myny, one of its young scientists, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant.



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