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2006-05-10 Brooks, Yasakawa form semi equipment JV
Brooks Automation and Yaskawa Electric have formed a 50-50 joint venture in Japan to enhance their presence in the Japanese semiconductor equipment automation market.
2006-07-05 Brooks Automation, Yaskawa form JV in Japan
Brooks Automation announced that it completed its agreement with Yaskawa Electric Corp. to form a 50/50 joint venture in Japan and to purchase Synetics Solutions Inc.
2002-02-07 Brooks Automation inks multi-year OEM agreement with Teradyne
Brooks Automation Inc., a supplier of tool and factory automation solutions, has signed a multi-year OEM agreement with Teradyne Inc., a provider of automated test systems.
2002-02-20 Brooks Automation completes acquisition of Intelligent Automation
Brooks Automation Inc. has completed the acquisition of Intelligent Automation Systems Inc. worth $17.9 million.
2003-03-04 Brooks Automation announces name change
Brooks Automation Inc. has announced that its shareholders have approved the change of the company name back to Brooks Automation Inc., from Brooks-PRI Automation Inc.
2004-05-10 Applied Materials to support Brooks' chip needs
Applied Materials Inc. has signed an agreement with Brooks Automation Inc. under which Applied Materials will provide on-site support and spare parts management for certain Brooks factory automation hardware products.
2002-10-21 Sun Micro adopts Brooks-PRI solution
Sun Microsystems Inc. has selected Brooks-PRI Automation Inc.'s 300works software solution to support its Solaris Operating Environment.
2002-10-29 Silterra acquires Brooks-PRI equipment for fab expansion
Malaysian foundry Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. has purchased additional automation equipment from Brooks-PRI Automation Inc. for Silterra's planned capacity expansion of its fab manufacturing IC chips on eight-inch wafers.
2003-01-14 SGNEC buys manufacturing system from Brooks-PRI
Shougang NEC Electronics Co. Ltd has purchased Brooks-PRI Automation Inc.'s PROMIS solution.
2002-11-26 GSMC purchases Brooks-PRI fab equipment for Shanghai fab
Brooks-PRI Automation Inc. has received an order from Grace Semiconductor Mfg Corp., for its SMIF Load Ports, Lithography Management System and Manufacturing Execution System software.
2003-02-11 Exitech to use Brooks-PRI handling systems
Exitech Ltd has purchased two of Brooks-PRI Automation Inc.'s Gemini Express 5000 vacuum handling systems, including supervisory level software for controlling the systems.
2002-10-07 Brooks-PRI to reduce operation costs
Brooks-PRI Automation Inc. has announced that it is further streamlining its operating costs to lower its operating breakeven point below the previous target level.
2002-09-23 Brooks-PRI pens deal to acquire Berkeley Process
Brooks-PRI Automation Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Berkeley Process Control Inc. in exchange for 614,374 shares of Brooks-PRI stock.
2002-07-25 Brooks-PRI handling system selected for TSMC fab expansion
TSMC has selected Brooks-PRI Automation Inc.'s AMHS to handle all interbay wafer movements for its 200mm fab in Taiwan.
2002-07-11 Brooks-PRI acquires HERMOS Informatik
Brooks-PRI Automation Inc. has completed the acquisition of Germany-based HERMOS Informatik GmbH.
2006-05-29 Stock option shell game investigated
The news that Vitesse Semiconductor was being investigated sparked some issues on the way stock options were handed out in the electronics industry.
2008-07-14 Sematech: 450mm program is on track
International Sematech is moving full speed ahead with its 450mm programs, but the question is whether the industry can meet its lofty goals in building 450mm fabs by 2012.
2006-06-15 SEC to probe Asyst for stock option practices
Asyst Technologies will file Form 12b-25 with the SEC because of an anticipated delay in filing of the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K.
2006-06-02 Rambus also hit by stock option scandal
Rambus is the latest chipmaker to get hit by what some observers see as the growing stock option scandal in the semiconductor industry.
2005-11-14 No growth spike seen for fab tools
Semiconductor equipment vendors continue to see signs of a gradual upturn in the marketplace, but don't look for a huge growth spike in the near term&mdash--if at all.
2010-07-21 Migration to 450-mm: To be or not to be?
While no major 450-mm announcements were made at Semicon West, fab tool makers are anticipating a major development to either fast-track or push out plans for the next-gen wafers.
2007-07-25 Foundry tool makers cool to Sematech 450mm plan
Sematech's announcement of a plan to hasten the industry's move to 450mm wafers has driven a wedge between the semiconductor equipment community and some chipmakers.
2009-05-25 Downturn puts fab tool market in the red
This is the worst downturn in the history of semiconductor equipment. Most would agree about that but what individual sector is the worst? ATE, inspection, lithography or wafer cleaning?
2007-01-24 Chipmakers to curb equipment shopping spree in '07
Coming off a near-record year in 2006, the semiconductor equipment industry may be entering rougher waters in 2007, analysts said at the recent Industry Strategy Symposium.
2002-03-22 Chip equipment execs say the worst is over
An executive panel of semiconductor capital equipment vendors expressed cautious confidence at the SEMInvest conference that the worst of the downturn is over, and said the industry needs to think about managing the next ramp.
2010-01-08 Analysis: Is fab tool downturn finally over?
Is the fab tool downturn over? Thanks to a resurgence in the memory chip market and increased spending by foundries, semiconductor industry capital spending will reach nearly $33.5 billion this year.
2008-06-12 Samsung gains edge in 450mm technology
Sources said the first 450mm tool, which is believed to be a R&D prototype, is said to go to South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
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