Lone Japanese semiconductor supplier ranked among top 10 in 1H13

27.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Competitive pressures, collapse of vertically integrated business model, increasing "asset-lite" strategies lead to Japan mergers, spinoffs


MACOM files patent infringement suit against GigOptix

23.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc., a supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced it has filed suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE MKT:GIG) for patent infringement.

Despite challenges, industrial semiconductor market reports positive Q1

15.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

The market for semiconductors used in industrial electronics applications relished a better-than-expected first quarter as macroeconomic headwinds turned out to be less severe than initially feared.

New insights into the polymer mystique for conducting charges

12.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

For most of us, a modern lifestyle without polymers is unthinkable…if only we knew what they were.

Computer simulations reveal universal increase in electrical conductivity

12.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Computer simulations have revealed how the electrical conductivity of many materials increases with a strong electrical field in a universal way. This development could have significant implications for practical systems in electrochemistry, biochemistry, electrical engineering and beyond.

Second quarter shows increase in silicon wafer shipments

07.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the second quarter 2013 when compared to first quarter 2013 area shipments, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.

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.

Quarterly semiconductor sales increase 6%, outperforming industry forecast

05.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today 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.

First half of 2013 shows big changes to top 20 semiconductor supplier ranking

05.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Later this month, IC Insights’ August Update to the 2013 McClean Report will show a ranking of the top 25 semiconductor suppliers in 1H13.

Applied Materials CEO receives 2013 SIA Robert N. Noyce Award

30.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

Mike Splinter, chairman and chief executive officer of Applied Materials, was awarded the 2013 Robert N. Noyce Award, presented annually by the Semiconductor Industry Association, for outstanding achievement and leadership in support of the U.S. semiconductor industry. Splinter has been on the SEMI International Board of Directors since 2005.

Rudolph announces new metrology suite for advanced packaging

24.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

Rudolph Technologies, Inc., a provider of process characterization, photolithography equipment and software for the semiconductor, FPD, LED and solar industries, today released three new application-specific configurations of its industry-leading NSX 320 Automated Macro Defect Inspection System.

Two in one solution nanoparticle for low cost polymer LEDs and solar cells

24.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) researchers report considerable improvement in device performance of polymer-based optoelectronic devices.

Scrubber developed for POU abatement of wet bench gases

18.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

DAS Environmental Expert GmbH of Dresden, Germany, has developed SALIX, a point-of-use system for removing waste gas pollutants in semiconductor wafer manufacturing wet bench applications.

Smart lighting market to grow 37% between 2013 and 2018

17.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

At present, Europe has the largest market for smart lighting especially in commercial industrial buildings, outdoor lighting, and automobiles applications.

Continued strength of Taiwan’s semiconductor market on display

11.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

SEMICON Taiwan is set to open in September amidst an improving global and regional outlook for 2013 and 2014 that sees Taiwan remaining the largest and strongest market for semiconductor manufacturing.