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What is a wafer?
The base unit of chipmaking. A thin circular slice of a semiconducting material, such as pure silicon, on which an IC can be formed.
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2004-06-17 Micro SMD wafer level chip scale package
This app not describes the features of a micro SMD WLCSP.
2006-04-10 MEMS tester works at wafer level
Tokyo Electron has delivered the Temeon, a new wafer-level microelectromechanical system tester to a MEMS device manufacturer located in Japan.
2009-03-31 MEMS on-wafer evaluation in mass production
This paper will discuss how to evaluate MEMS elements at the on-wafer stage in order to lower the total production cost.
2008-01-15 MEMS measurement tech could increase wafer yields
NIST claims that CMOS semiconductor makers could take advantage of its MEMS measurement regime to increase wafer yields by reducing the frequency of failures.
2006-10-17 Memory IP core can be programmed at wafer or circuit level
Novocell Semiconductor has rolled out an IP memory core that can be embedded into any standard logic CMOS device without special or post processing.
2011-07-05 MEMC, Suntech end wafer partnership
MEMC and Suntech have agreed to end their long-term solar wafer supply agreement.
2004-01-26 MEMC to adopt SiGen SOI wafer technology
MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with Silicon Genesis Corp.
2002-01-16 MEMC moves to full-scale 300mm wafer production
MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. has completed the transition of its center of excellence (COE) from a pilot line to a full-scale 300mm silicon manufacturing site.
2008-07-15 MEMC inks solar wafer deal with Taiwan's Tainergy
MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. and Tainergy Tech Co. Ltd of Taiwan have entered a definitive agreement for MEMC to supply solar wafers to Tainergy.
2004-02-17 Megic to hike gold bumped wafer output by 50 percent
Megic Corp. is expected to increase its monthly capacity for gold bumped wafers from 20,000 to 30,000 8-inch units by the second or third quarter of this year.
2002-07-17 Measurement Specialties to sell Milpitas wafer fab
Measurement Specialties Inc. has signed an agreement to sell its wafer fab facility in Milpitas, California.
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.
2006-03-24 Market rebound helps wafer maker cut losses
IQE plc, a supplier of epitaxial wafers, made a net loss of about $1.9 million on sales revenue of around $19.6 million in the second half of 2005.
2002-03-06 LSI Logic tries startup's wafer polishing approach
LSI Logic Corp. is exploring a new method of polishing copper and low-k interconnects by working with ACM Research Inc., which has developed a form of non-contact polishing aimed at replacing conventional chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP).
2011-01-24 LED analysis, wafer inspection tools launched
KLA-Tencor debuts Klarity LED, ICOS WI-2220
2008-04-08 LDK inks solar wafer deal with India's Moser Baer
LDK Solar Co. Ltd has signed a ten-year contract to supply multicrystalline solar wafers to India-based Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Ltd (MBPV), a subsidiary of Moser Baer India Ltd.
2008-02-28 LDK inks long-term solar wafer deal with Hyundai
LDK Solar has signed an eight-year "Take or Pay" contract to supply multicrystalline solar wafers to South Korea-based Hyundai Heavy Industries.
2008-08-15 LDK bags solar wafer deal with India telco
LDK Solar Co. Ltd has signed a five-year contract to supply multicrystalline solar wafers to India-based XL Telecom & Energy Limited.
2005-08-04 Lattice selects EG6000 as 300mm wafer prober platform
Lattice Semiconductor Corp. has standardized on the Electroglas Inc. EG6000 for 300mm wafer probing.
2005-01-20 Komatsu allots $224M for silicon wafer plant
Construction machinery maker Komatsu Electronic Metals Co. Ltd recently announced that it will commence construction of a silicon wafer plant in Taiwan.
2003-06-30 KLA-Tencor wafer monitor provides accurate feedback
KLA-Tencor has expanded its Archer overlay metrology tool series with the release of the MPX focus-exposure product.
2002-06-26 KLA-Tencor metrology tool features wafer monitoring
KLA-Tencor Corp. has introduced the SpectraFx 100, its fifth-generation optical thin-film metrology system, which enables product wafer monitoring for 193nm DUV lithography and copper interconnect processes.
2002-02-12 KLA-Tencor introduces automated wafer backside inspection system
KLA-Tencor Corp. has introduced the industry's first fully-automated wafer backside inspection system that enables non-destructive inspection of the backsides of 300mm wafers.
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.
2008-06-23 JV eyes 300mm wafer production in Singapore
Siltronic Samsung Wafer Pte Ltd, a joint venture of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd and Siltronic AG, commissioned a new fab in Singapore for the production of 300mm wafers.
2003-02-11 Japanese wafer makers forecast 8 percent growth
Silicon wafer production increased 22 percent in 2002 among Japan's leading manufacturers and is projected to increase another 8 percent this year, a committee of the manufacturers announced.
2004-08-04 Japan's wafer production at record levels
Japan's realigned semiconductor industry is showing signs of renewed strength after a decade of decline.
2006-11-14 Japan's Shemei grows blue LED on silicon wafer
Shimei Semiconductor announced that it has developed a blue LED grown on a silicon wafer that it plans to make available by next April.
2006-09-22 Japan's SEH to spend $1B on wafer expansion
Responding to its domestic rival, Japan's Shin-Etsu Chemical said Sept. 20 that it has embarked on a major 300mm silicon wafer expansion program at a total cost of $1 billion.
2007-01-01 Japan firm grows blue LED on wafer
Shimei Semiconductor's blue LED on a silicon wafer promises to slash the cost of device and ease its integration into CMOS circuits.
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