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Kateeva receives $38 million in financing

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
Kateeva announced that it has closed its Series D round with $38 million in financing. The newest participant is Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (SVIC).

IBM breaks record with silicon nanowire MOSFET

Fri, 10 Oct 2013
IBM devices with a 90nm gate pitch demonstrated the highest performance ever reported for a SiNW device at a gate pitch below 100 nm.

PLANSEE Advanced Standard Ion Source offers 30% Longer Lifetime

Wed, 9 Sep 2013
PLANSEE’s Advanced Standard designs are made from high-performance metals, graphite, and ceramics and are available for most commercial ion implantation tools worldwide. PLANSEE’s most recent development is an extended life ion source for the Exceed IHC 9600 implantation system from Nissin. This source has been successfully qualified by a major IDM in a high volume manufacturing environment.

Quarterly semiconductor sales increase 6%, outperforming industry forecast

Wed, 9 Sep 2013
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $74.65 billion during the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 6 percent from the first quarter when sales were $70.45 billion.

Driven by Apple and Samsung, light sensors achieve double-digit revenue growth

Wed, 9 Sep 2013
Light and proximity sensors in mobile handsets and tablets are set for expansive double-digit growth within a five-year period, thanks to increasing usage by electronic giants Samsung and Apple.

Edwards to be acquired by Atlas Copco

Wed, 9 Sep 2013
Edwards, a supplier of vacuum products, abatement systems and related value-added services, and Sweden-based Atlas Copco entered into a definitive merger agreement in a transaction valued at up to approximately $1.6 billion, including the assumption of debt.

Crossbar unveils resistive RAM with simple, three-layer structure

Wed, 9 Sep 2013
Crossbar, Inc., a start-up company, unveiled a new Resistive RAM (RRAM) technology that will be capable of storing up to one terabyte (TB) of data on a single 200mm2 chip.

IDC forecasts worldwide semiconductor revenue will grow 6.9% in 2013

Wed, 9 Sep 2013
Semiconductor revenue worldwide will see improved growth this year of 6.9 percent and reaching $320 billion according to the mid-year 2013 update of the Semiconductor Applications Forecaster (SAF) from International Data Corporation (IDC).

High mobility InGaAs MOSFETs get triangular

Tue, 10 Oct 2013
A research team in Japan has built a triangular InGaAs-on-insulator n-MOSFETs using MOVPE that has a high on-current of 930 µA/µm.

Jordan Valley lands order for FEOL tool

Tue, 10 Oct 2013
Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd. received another order for its recently introduced JVX7300LMI scanning X-ray in-line metrology tool for patterned and blanket wafers

IBM develops sub-20nm nanofluidic channels for lab-on-chip

Tue, 10 Oct 2013
At IEDM, IBM researchers will report on a CMOS-compatible 200 mm wafer-scale sub-20nm nanochannel fabrication method that enables stretching, translocation and real-time fluorescence microscopy imaging of single DNA molecules.

Grant funds development of improved nanoscale additive manufacturing

Tue, 10 Oct 2013
A new Department of Energy grant will fund research to advance an additive manufacturing technique for fabricating three-dimensional (3D) nanoscale structures from a variety of materials. Using high-speed, thermally-energized jets to deliver both precursor materials and inert gas, the research will focus on dramatically accelerating growth, improving the purity and increasing the aspect ratio of the 3D structures.

Ideal extraction assembly for VIISta HCP, HCS, Trident, and NexGen configured systems reduces glitching and increases service interval.

Wed, 2 Feb 2014
Plansee develops improved replacement parts from refractory metals, graphite, and ceramic for ion implanters from all major manufacturers. The latest development is a high performance extraction assembly for VIISta HCP, HCS, Trident, and NexGen configured systems.

35 European start-ups showcased at SEMICON Europa’s Innovation Village

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
35 major European start-ups will participate in the Innovation Village and present their new technologies at SEMICON Europa.

IBM Launches Internet of Things and Education Business Units

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
IBM announced two new business units that will apply the company's considerable knowledge in Big Data, advanced analytics and cognitive computing to the Internet of Things (IOT) and Educations markets.

Qualcomm Acquires Capsule Technologie

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., has acquired Capsule Technologie.

OEM Group Announces New Cintillio-S (TM) Automated Batch Wet Chemical Processing System

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
Global semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer OEM Group announced today that it has launched its new Cintillio-S (TM) automated batch wet chemical processing system.

Soitec and Simgui announce first 200-MM SOI wafers produced in China

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
Soitec and Simgui jointly announced today that the first 200-mm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers have been produced at Simgui's manufacturing facility in Shanghai.

Rising Flexible Display Technology Patents Herald Future Market Growth

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
With a recent sharp rise in the number of patent applications for flexible display technologies, the market for various types of flexible displays is expected to broaden.

2015 International Conference on Planarization/CMP Technology (ICPT 2015)

Wed, 9 Sep 2015
September 30 - October 2, 2015, Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Chandler, AZ, USA. ICPT 2015 provides the largest forum for academic researchers, industrial practitioners and engineers from around the world dedicated to the exchange of information on the state-of-the-art in Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) and other planarization technologies.

OMRON to Acquire U.S. based Adept Technology

Wed, 9 Sep 2015
OMRON Corporation and Adept Technology, Inc. today announced that the two companies have entered into an agreement whereby OMRON will acquire Adept.

Professors from UT Austin and Carnegie Mellon honored for excellence in semiconductor technology and design research

Wed, 9 Sep 2015
The Semiconductor Industry Association, in consultation with Semiconductor Research Corporation, today presented its University Research Award to professors from the University of Texas at Austin and Carnegie Mellon University in recognition of their outstanding contributions to semiconductor research.

Radiant introduces the ProMetric (R) I29 ultra high-resolution imaging colorimeter

Wed, 9 Sep 2015
Radiant Vision Systems announced the release of the ProMetric (R) I29, an ultra high-resolution imaging colorimeter developed for high-volume display and consumer electronics manufacturers.

Leti demos MEMS fabrication on its 300mm line, pointing the way to lower manufacturing costs

Thu, 9 Sep 2015
CEA-Leti has manufactured micro-accelerometers on 300mm wafers, a development that could lead to significantly lower MEMS manufacturing costs.

GE creates GE Digital

Thu, 9 Sep 2015
GE announced the creation of GE Digital, a move that brings together all of the digital capabilities from across the company into one organization.

$81 million to support new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

Thu, 9 Sep 2015
To advance research in nanoscale science, engineering and technology, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will provide a total of $81 million over five years to support 16 sites and a coordinating office as part of a new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI).

FlexEnable Atmel launches self/mutual capacitance automotive-qualified touchscreen controllers for up to 10" touchscreens

Thu, 9 Sep 2015
Atmel Corporation today announced the company has expanded its portfolio of automotive-qualified maXTouch (R) touchscreen controllers with the mXT641T family.

New motion sensor from STMicroelectronics enhances user interface and image stabilization in smartphones and tablets

Thu, 9 Sep 2015
STMicroelectronics has introduced a six-axis motion-sensing device fully supporting image stabilization in smartphones, tablets, and digital still cameras.

S3S - the conference for IoT technologies

Fri, 9 Sep 2015
The upcoming IEEE S3S Conference 2015 in Sonoma, CA, on October 5-8, will focus on key technologies for the IoT era.

Alcatel-Lucent acquires Mformation

Fri, 9 Sep 2015
Alcatel-Lucent has announced the acquisition of Mformation, a leading provider of mobile and "Internet of Things" security and device management solutions for mobile operators, service providers and enterprises. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

New software update for parametric test system reduces test times by 25 percent

Thu, 9 Sep 2015
Tektronix, Inc. announced the release of a major system software update for the Keithley S530 Parametric Test System that can reduce measurement speed by as much as 25 percent.

Tektronix expands DPO70000SX ATI high performance oscilloscope family

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
Tektronix, Inc. today announced the expansion of its DPO70000SX Performance Oscilloscope Series to include 50 GHz and 23 GHz models.