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TSV electroplating dev team unites SVTC, Amerimade Technology, Shanghai Sinyang Semiconductor Materials

Oct 19, 2011 Nanotech accelerator SVTC Technologies, wet chem equipment maker Amerimade Technology, and chemicals company Shanghai Sinyang Semiconductor Materials will collaborate ...

SEMICON Europa 2011: Hopes for 2012 growth, no room for gloom

Oct 13, 2011 ATREG's Barnett Silver reports from SEMICON Europa, where the overall mood on the show floor is optimistic yet cautious, with hope for strong growth by mid-2012. Key t...

AVS Symposium 2011: A pre-show highlight reel

Oct 11, 2011 Heading to the AVS Symposium later this month (Oct. 30-Nov. 4) in Nashville, TN? We've scanned the program to pick out some of the sessions that are of interest.

Gartner: 2011 capex softer, 2012 messy

Sep 30, 2011 Semiconductor equipment spending in 2011 looks to be slightly weaker than anticipated, and is looking a lot softer in 2012 across the board, according to Gartner's new...

Argon increases silicon etch rate 4x

Sep 30, 2011 Engineers at the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) NanoFab have developed a plasma etch/argon process that improves etch rate, mask selectivity, ...

Semiconductors Industry News

Semiconductor tool orders slide below billion-dollar mark in September

Oct 21, 2011 Awaiting "stability in the overall economic outlook," semiconductor device makers spent 40.4% less with North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment year-over-year in Sept...

Materion buys EIS Optics Limited, adds Shanghai factory

Oct 20, 2011 Materion Advanced Materials Technologies acquired EIS Optics Limited, adding a 97,000sq.ft. manufacturing site in Shanghai, China for optical coatings. EIS Optics makes optical thin film filters, g...

Asian foundry selects Mattson RTP tool

Oct 19, 2011

Mattson Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN) won acceptance for its Helios XP rapid thermal processing (RTP) system for process of record from a major Asian foundry.

Writing an outsourcing spec that delivers

Oct 18, 2011 Once you've chosen an outsourcing partner, focus on the details. Mark Danna of Owens Design shares how to write a project specification that is adaptable and designed to bring a project in on time ...

MVTS expands in California, Malaysia, and Taiwan

Oct 18, 2011 MVTS Technologies opened new offices in San Jose, CA; Penang, Malaysia; and Hsinchu, Taiwan to support growing demand for test, assembly, and other IC production equipment and services among semico...

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