Infinite Graphics expands medium area mask capability

23.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Infinite Graphics Inc. (IGI), a supplier of service and software products for the Medium Area Mask (MAM) market, has added new capability in the form of new and upgraded equipment.

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.

South Korea’s photoresist market set to bottom out at $220 million in 2013

14.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Photoresists are primarily used in the electronics industry and in high demand from the semiconductor and liquid crystal display (LCD) sectors where photolithography is a main manufacturing process.

Rolith successfully demonstrates ITO-alternative technology based on rolling mask lithography

13.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Rolith, Inc., a developer of advanced nanostructured devices, yesterday announced the successful demonstration of Transparent Metal Grid Electrode technology based on its disruptive nanolithography method (Rolling Mask Lithography – RMLTM).

Ultratech/Cambridge NanoTech expands operations

05.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Ultratech, Inc. announced last week that it has moved Ultratech/Cambridge NanoTech to Waltham, Mass.

EUV vs TSV: Which one will become production ready first?

31.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

Israel Beinglass, CTO of MonolithIC 3D Inc., blogs about roadmap misses and the relationship between two seemingly unrelated technologies. 

IDC forecasts worldwide semiconductor revenue will grow 6.9% in 2013

30.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

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).

Rebirth of mask process correction for better wafer lithography

24.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

Who knew that mask process correction (MPC) would again become necessary for the manufacturing of deep ultraviolet (DUV) photomasks?

Dialog Semiconductor announces Richard Beyer as new chairman of the board

23.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

Dialog Semiconductor plc, a provider of highly integrated power management, audio, AC/DC and short-range wireless technologies today announced that Richard Beyer, appointed to the board in February this year, as an independent non-executive director, will succeed Gregorio Reyes as chairman of the board. Greg will continue to serve as a board member.

OEM chip spending returns to growth in 2013

22.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

After a flat year in 2012, global purchasing of semiconductors by the world’s top electronic brands is set to return to growth in 2013, as Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics contend to claim the title of biggest spender.

Book-to-bill ratio: Six consecutive months above parity

19.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.33 billion in orders worldwide in June 2013 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.10.

ASML at Semicon West 2013: SRAM scaling has stopped!

18.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

Zvi Or-Bach, President & CEO of MonolithIC 3D Inc. blogs about an ASML presentation from Semicon West. This is a follow up to a previous post: "Dimensional Scaling and the SRAM Bit-Cell."

SRC and Environmental Research Center create new cyclic purge technique

16.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

Researchers sponsored by Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world's leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, today announced that they have developed a more efficient purge technique that reduces the consumption of ultra-high purity (UHP) purge gases by more than 20 percent during the production of semiconductors.