Entegris and imec collaborate on 3D wafer handling and shipping challenges

28.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Entegris, Inc. and imec announced they are collaborating to advance the development and broaden the adoption of 3D integrated circuits.

Researchers offer explanation for strange magnetic behavior at semiconductor interfaces

26.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Discovery could one day lead to electronic materials that provide both computation and data storage.

MTPV Power Corp. receives top award at SEMICON West’s Silicon Innovation Forum

23.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

MTPV received the Top Pitch award for its breakthrough technology for converting heat to electricity using semiconductor chips as judged by several industry professionals, strategic partners and investors at SEMICON West’s Silicon Innovation Summit held in July of this year.

SunEdison to spin off semiconductor business in solar push

23.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

SunEdison Inc said it would spin off its semiconductor business in an initial public offering and use the proceeds to build solar farms.

Scientists find asymmetry in topological insulators

19.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

New research shows that a class of materials being eyed for the next generation of computers behaves asymmetrically at the sub-atomic level.

Graphene nanoscrolls are formed by decoration of magnetic nanoparticles

19.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Researchers at Umeå University, together with researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University, show in a new study how nitrogen-doped graphene can be rolled into perfect Archimedean nano scrolls by adhering magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles on the surface of the graphene sheets.

Applied Materials names Gary E. Dickerson as CEO

15.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Michael R. Splinter will serve as executive chairman.

Maxim Integrated Products to acquire Volterra Semiconductor Corp.

15.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Volterra Semiconductor Corp. for $23 per share, which represents a 55 percent premium to Volterra Semiconductor's closing share price on August 14, 2013.

Harold Hughes joins View Inc. board of directors

15.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

View Inc. today announced Harold Hughes, a semiconductor industry veteran, is joining the company's board of directors.

Micron 16nm NAND wins Flash Memory Summit Best of Show Award

15.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

World’s smallest process node is recognized as most innovative Flash memory technology.

The positive sides of doping

14.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Flexible thin film solar cells that can be produced by roll-to-roll manufacturing are a highly promising route to cheap solar electricity.

Apple’s shift in chip manufacturing strategy boosts semiconductor foundry business

08.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

In an illustration of the massive power it wields in the electronics supply chain, Apple Inc.’s migration of the production of key semiconductors from Samsung to pure-play foundries will single-handedly boost the growth of the chip contract manufacturing market this year.

Magnetic switching simplified

07.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

An international team of researchers has described a new physical effect that could be used to develop more efficient magnetic chips for information processing.

SSD market scores big in Q1, thanks to Ultrabooks and PC tablets

07.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Solid-state drives (SSD) got a huge push in the first quarter from greatly expanded usage in ultrathin/Ultrabook PCs as well as in PC tablets, where shipment volume to those sectors tripled within a year’s time in a mighty display of growth,

Brooks Instrument invests in California technology development center

06.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Brooks Instrument, a provider of advanced flow, pressure, vacuum and level solutions, has made a new investment in its technology center in Irvine, California.