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2002-04-02 Zarlink to sell wafer fab to X-FAB Semiconductor
Zarlink Semiconductor has disclosed plans to sell its wafer fabrication facility in Plymouth, U.K., as well as IP and related foundry businesses to companies controlled by X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG for about $30 million.
2006-06-07 Wafer supplier's growth reflects development of 300mm wafer industry
ADE announced that it has received a multi-million dollar order for 300mm production wafer quality certification and process control systems
2004-11-10 Wafer processing device provides quick, accurate leveling
CyberOptics announced a wireless, wafer-like device that enables quick and accurate leveling of semiconductor wafer processing and automation equipment.
2012-02-17 Wafer fab shut downs on the rise
Suppliers closed or upgraded their fabs that were manufacturing using smaller wafers and shifted operations to produce more cost-effectively on larger wafers.
2002-03-14 Tower yields first 0.18?m wafer output
Israel wafer manufacturer Tower Semiconductor Ltd has produced its first 0.18?m wafer output from its Fab 2 pilot line with higher-than-expected yields.
2010-05-07 Tight supply hikes up silicon wafer prices
Silicon wafers prices are increasing amid tight supply in the industry. MEMC it raised its silicon wafer prices by the "low single digits," and SEH, Sumco, Wacker are believed to be raising their prices
2011-12-16 ST develops contactless testing wafer
STMicroelectronics has produced what it claims as the world's first semiconductor wafer whose dice were fully tested without contact probes.
2008-02-20 Solar industry dynamics to change wafer vendors' game
According to Semico Research, silicon wafer vendors are under pressure from current demand and the new dynamics in the solar cell industry
2016-01-14 Samsung yields to improve wafer fab working conditions
According to reports, the Korean company has agreed to help set up an independent committee that will be able to inspect its semiconductor facilities amid worker cancer claims
2002-06-04 Raytheon inks wafer production alliance with Taiwan foundry
Raytheon Co. has formed a compound semiconductor foundry alliance with Taiwan-based Win Semiconductors Corp
2002-04-10 Powerchip injects $1.6B to build 12-inch wafer fab
Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. has invested $1.6 billion to establish a 12-inch wafer fab, with a proposed monthly capacity of 35,000 wafers.
2002-02-28 ON Semiconductor to expand Slovakia wafer fab
Power and data management semiconductor supplier ON Semiconductor will expand its wafer-manufacturing facility in Piestany, Slovakia, with a second front-end wafer fab.
2002-08-14 ON Semiconductor to establish 6-inch wafer fab in Sichuan
ON Semiconductor is set to sign an agreement with Leshan Radio Co. to establish a 6-inch wafer manufacturing fab in Sichuan for 0.55m analog semiconductors.
2004-10-29 No cost benefit in China wafer fab, says TSMC's Chang
Morris Chang, chairman of foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd, said Tuesday (Oct. 26) that the company's China-based wafer fab will not be more cost competitive than its Taiwan-based fabs for at least five years.
2006-12-05 New microscope enables atomic-scale wafer analysis
FEI will unveil a family of transmission electron microscopes (TEM) that it says will enable atomic-scale imaging and analysis of semiconductor wafers
2003-10-28 Maxim purchases Philips wafer fab
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. has purchased from Philips its 8-inch semiconductor wafer fabrication facility in San Antonio, Texas.
2006-11-14 Keithley, Mesatronic team up for wafer probe solution
Keithley Instruments has partnered with Mesatronic to develop advanced probe cards for semiconductor parametric testers used in RF and low-current DC applications
2007-11-05 IBM recycles scrap silicon wafer into solar panels
IBM has announced a new semiconductor wafer reclamation process that uses a specialized pattern removal technique to repurpose scrap semiconductor wafers to a form used to manufacture silicon-based solar panels.
2003-11-25 Hangzhou semiconductor facility begins operation
Hangzhou Lion Microelectronics has completed the construction of its Rmb200 million power semiconductor facility located at Hangzhou Economic Zone in China
2002-06-18 Genmark adds wafer-mapping sensor to handling system
Genmark Automation Inc. has added a built-in wafer-mapping sensor to increase system throughput and provide flawless wafer transfer for 200mm/300mm wafer-handling equipment
2002-09-11 Entegris, Tru-Si partner on wafer handling initiative
Entegris Inc. and Tru-Si Technologies have formalized a nonexclusive open alliance to support thin silicon wafer handling in the semiconductor industry.
2002-04-19 Entegris signs wafer deal with Philips
Entegris Inc. has signed a three-year wafer management products and services contract with Philips Semiconductor.
2005-07-12 Entegris opens semiconductor service center in Taiwan
Entegris Inc. has opened a regional service center in Chin-Yu, Taiwan.
2005-12-05 Elpida beefs up 300mm wafer fab in Hiroshima
Elpida Memory and Hiroshima Elpida Memory announced the completion of its new 300mm production line at its 300mm wafer fabrication facility in Hiroshima, Japan
2002-03-19 Conexant, Carlyle Group form specialty wafer company
Conexant Systems Inc. and The Carlyle Group have formed a new specialty foundry company located in Newport Beach, California. Further details, including the name of the new company, will be announced later.
2005-08-09 Cascade Microtech' digital imager zooms in for precise wafer test
Cascade Microtech is debuting a new system combining microscopy, digital imaging and prober control software that promises to save hours each day.
2003-07-28 Cascade device enables more die per wafer
Cascade Microtech has released its high-performance dc parametric pyramid probe cards that have the ability to contact small process control devices.
2002-08-22 Ziptronix develops new wafer bonding technique
Ziptronix has introduced a process that achieves permanent, covalent bonding of semiconductor materials at room temperature without adhesives
2002-07-26 YDI, AMD to jointly market semiconductor storage, analysis products
Yield Dynamics Inc. has inked a relationship with Advanced Micro Devices Inc. to market integrated, fab-wide data storage and analysis products for semiconductor manufacturing
2015-11-19 X-Fab invests in Malaysian wafer fab
The More-than-Moore chipmaker will invest $114 million in its wafer fab in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia to meet demand for 0.18?m and 0.35?m manufacturing
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