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2002-06-28 Motorola makes TSMC its foremost foundry
As part of its "asset lite" manufacturing strategy, Motorola Inc. has announced a "broadened agreement" with TSMC aimed at securing additional capacity from the chip foundry.
2005-09-13 More shortages seen for polysilicon
re shortages seen for polysilicon
2011-08-29 Modest outlook for PV market
The demand for high conversion efficiency products remains strong, but the price of polysilicon continues to slide
2009-02-25 Micron to phase out 200mm production
Micron Technology Inc. announced that it will phase out 200mm wafer manufacturing operations at the company's Boise facility, as a result of decreased demand for 200mm specialty DRAM products.
2015-09-30 MEMS devices come in 300mm-diameter wafers
CEA-Leti manufactured accelerometer MEMS devices on 300mm-diameter wafers using its piezo-resistive silicon nanowire technology.
2010-02-03 MEMC, Conergy settle spat with supply deal
MEMC Electronic Materials and Conergy AG have reached an out of court settlement of a lawsuit related to a solar wafer supply contract between Conergy and MEMC Singapore Pte Ltd
2005-08-31 MEMC says its first to produce 300mm wafers in Taiwan
Claiming to be the first to produce 300mm silicon wafers in Taiwan, MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. announced that the company has started 300mm production at its subsidiary in Hsinchu.
2009-12-28 MEMC acquires stake in Taiwan solar maker
North America's largest solar energy services provider MEMC Electronic Materials Inc., has purchased about 10 percent of wafer manufacturer Eversol Corp
2005-05-26 Mattson equips ProMOS' 300mm Taiwan fab
Mattson Technology Inc. will be used to support the production ramp at Promos Technologies' newest 300mm wafer fab in the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP), Taiwan
2011-01-04 Market trends and the electronics industry
As the cost of IC design advanced nodes increases, companies are also looking at embedded systems to shorten the development cycle and increase the potential for hardware reuse.
2006-04-18 Malaysian foundry increases production capacity by 20%
Silterra Malaysia has increased the production capacity of its manufacturing fab by 20 percent to 33,500 wafer starts per month
2010-04-21 Macronix buys ProMos' 300mm fab
Macronix International Co. will acquire ProMos Technologies' 12-inch fab located in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan for NT$8.5 billion($269.6 million).
2008-08-28 Lam Research puts up training center Taiwan
Wafer fabrication equipment supplier Lam Research Corp. has built a global product training center in Hsinchu, Taiwan with the support of the Taiwan Government
2008-01-16 Keithley updates ACS test software
Keithley Instruments' updated Automated Characterization Suite V3.2 software enhances the powerful automation capabilities of ACS integrated test systems.
2011-03-16 Japan quake raises concerns over electronics supply chain
According to analysts, the devastating earthquake that hit Japan, a key source of chips supporting CE devices, could lead to production decrease, phenomenal price swings and large near-term shortages.
2003-07-02 Japan opens joint test line for 90nm
A research center funded by the Japan government and the semiconductor industry has opened a 300mm wafer line to test and develop specs for 90nm and finer process technologies
2002-02-11 Japan expects rough year, with second-half recovery
The Japanese electronics industry is looking at another tough year, with no appreciable growth expected until the second half.
2011-06-22 Iwatsu to produce curve tracers for Cascade Microtech
Iwatsu Test Instruments Corp. will manufacture CT-3100/3200 Curve Tracers exclusively for Cascade Microtech to provide versatile wafer-level measurement for the growing power device market
2002-06-21 ITI expands photomask operations
Image Technology Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SUSS MicroTec, has expanded its precision photomask operations to Taiwan.
2005-08-09 International Rectifier: a linear approach
A chip company that owns production plants owns more business risk than a fabless chip maker and therefore uses a different approach to managing inventory. International Rectifier Corp. owns wafer fabs and assembly and test sites in North America, Europe, China and India. In fact, it outsources less than 10 percent of its chip production
2009-01-23 Intel succumbs to job cuts, fab shutdown
After declining to post revenue forecast for Q1, Intel Corp. has announced that it will close two fabs and three IC assembly factories.
2005-09-15 Infineon poised to expand Malaysia fab
German chip maker Infineon has high hopes for its new plant currently under construction in Kulim, Malaysia, but a final decision to ramp up capacity at the facility will depend on the market conditions, according to a local director for the company.
2008-06-05 IMEC, Aixtron tout advance to low-cost GaN power apps
IMEC and Aixtron AG researchers have grown uniform AlGaN/GaN heterostructures on 200mm silicon wafers. The achievement is claimed to be a major advance towards fabricating low-cost GaN power devices for high-efficiency/high-power systems beyond the silicon limits.
2009-04-02 IC rebound: Is it for real?
While it may be too early to see a real recovery in ICs, there some new and positive signs in the market right now.
2009-12-15 IC equipment market growth to climb up
Worldwide IC equipment spending will drop by 42.6 percent in 2009, but will grow 45.3 percent in 2010.
2009-09-15 IC capital spending to slip 47.9% this year
Despite a significant improvement in 2H, worldwide semiconductor industry capital spending will decline by 47.9 percent to $22.9 billion this year, according to the latest forecast by Gartner Inc.
2005-10-14 IBM to make ZF's PC-on-a-chip line
ZF Micro Solutions Inc. on Wednesday (Oct. 17) said that it has entered into a multi-year foundry services agreement with IBM Corp.'s Microelectronics Group.
2002-06-06 IBM Micro cuts 1,500 workers, adds design division
In a restructuring intended to create a counterweight to Asia's fast-growing foundries, IBM's Microelectronics Division announced June 4 a major push into the high-end foundry business, and said it would lay off 1,500 engineers and technicians from its older manufacturing operations.
2006-09-14 Heard on the wire: Elpida to form JV with Taiwan's Powerchip
Elpida Memory said that it is still narrowing its site selection for a new wafer fab, although the Japanese DRAM maker is now fueling speculation about a possible venture in Taiwan
2006-07-12 Half of China's fab ventures will fail, predicts SEMI
More than half of China's chip makers with wafer fabs are projected to fail despite soaring demand for ICs in that nation, according to an analyst from the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International.
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