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.

New NIST nanoscale indenter takes novel approach to measuring surface properties

25.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of North Carolina have demonstrated a new design for an instrument, a "instrumented nanoscale indenter," that makes sensitive measurements of the mechanical properties of thin films -- ranging from auto body coatings to microelectronic devices -- and biomaterials.

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.

Installed capacity for 300mm wafer processing to rise to 70% of total capacity by 2017

02.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

Capacity for 200mm wafers forecast to slip more than 10 points during same period.

Alchimer to collaborate with imec on advanced nano-interconnect technologies

11.06. 2013 Solid State Technology

In an industry where finer features are driving market needs, current deposition processes are no longer sufficient to address challenges like interconnect dimensions below 16/14nm or high aspect ratio TSVs (>8) without experiencing defects, voids, or low reliability.

Fab equipment spending: 23% growth for 2014

05.06. 2013 Solid State Technology

Fab equipment spending will grow two percent year-over-year  (US$ 32.5 billion) for 2013 and about 23 to 27 percent in 2014 ($41 billion) according to the May edition of the SEMI World Fab Forecast.

Memory, foundry and LED markets drive fab spending in southeast Asia

11.04. 2013 Solid State Technology

Increased spending in NAND and flash by Micron, LEDs by Philips and Osram, and continued investments by GLOBALFOUNDRIES will create new opportunities for equipment and materials suppliers in Southeast Asia.