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Infineon to Transfer 130-nm Automotive-Qualified SPT9 Process Technology to UMC

Infineon to Transfer 130-nm Automotive-Qualified SPT9 Process Technology to UMC

The semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG and United Microelectronics Corporation, a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced the extension of their manufacturing partnership into power semiconductors for automotive applications. Prior to this expanded partnership, the foundry had been producing Infineon’s logic chips for more than 15 years. [More]
Laser Shock Imprinting to Create 3D Nanoshapes Holds Promise for Mass Production of Plasmonic Metamaterials

Laser Shock Imprinting to Create 3D Nanoshapes Holds Promise for Mass Production of Plasmonic Metamaterials

A new method that creates large-area patterns of three-dimensional nanoshapes from metal sheets represents a potential manufacturing system to inexpensively mass produce innovations such as "plasmonic metamaterials" for advanced technologies. [More]
Sanan Places Order for 50 Veeco EPIK700 GaN MOCVD Reactors for LED Production

Sanan Places Order for 50 Veeco EPIK700 GaN MOCVD Reactors for LED Production

Veeco Instruments Inc. announced today that Sanan Optoelectronics, the largest LED manufacturer in China, has ordered 50 TurboDisc® EPIK700™ Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) reactors for the production of light emitting diodes (LEDs). This order is the equivalent of 25 EPIK700 MOCVD “C2” (cluster) systems. In keeping with its bookings policy, Veeco will record the purchase order as deposits are received. [More]
Fairchild Commences Mass Production at TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Fabrication Facility in Japan

Fairchild Commences Mass Production at TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Fabrication Facility in Japan

TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announced today that Fairchild Semiconductor has started mass production at TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co.’s (TPSCo’s) fabrication facility in Tonami, Japan. This is a process transfer from Fairchild of their state of the art discrete devices for the industrial and consumer markets. [More]
Nanolithography Technique Uses Nanoscale Spheres to Create 3D Nanostructures

Nanolithography Technique Uses Nanoscale Spheres to Create 3D Nanostructures

A new nanolithography technique that uses nanoscale polystyrene spheres to create 3D nanostructures for biomedical, photonic and electronic applications has been developed by researchers at the North Carolina State University (NC State). [More]
Synopsys’ IC Compiler II Place and Route Solution Offers Early Support for 10-nm Process Technology

Synopsys’ IC Compiler II Place and Route Solution Offers Early Support for 10-nm Process Technology

Synopsys, Inc., a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today announced availability of the 2014.12 release of its new IC Compiler™ II place and route solution. [More]
Wax Nanostructure on Beetle’s Back Harvests Water from Dew

Wax Nanostructure on Beetle’s Back Harvests Water from Dew

Insects are full of marvels – and this is certainly the case with a beetle from the Tenebrionind family, found in the extreme conditions of the Namib desert. Now, a team of scientists has demonstrated that such insects can collect dew on their backs – and not just fog as previously thought. [More]
AI Bio Awards Ceapro Grant to Develop Beta Glucan Formulation for Energy Drink

AI Bio Awards Ceapro Grant to Develop Beta Glucan Formulation for Energy Drink

Ceapro Inc., a growth-stage biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of active ingredients for health care and cosmetic industries, announced today that it has been awarded a non-reimbursable grant of $198,000 by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio) to develop the Company's proprietary Beta Glucan formulation in combination with certain bioactives, for use in an energy drink. [More]
Veeco Instruments Acquires Solid State Equipment Holdings

Veeco Instruments Acquires Solid State Equipment Holdings

Veeco Instruments Inc. today announced that it has acquired privately held Solid State Equipment Holdings LLC, based in Horsham, Pennsylvania. SSEC is a leading innovator in single wafer wet etch, clean and surface preparation equipment targeting high growth segments in advanced packaging, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and compound semiconductor. [More]
Entegris Introduces Next Generation 450mm Wafer Carrier Solutions for Semiconductor Manufacturing

Entegris Introduces Next Generation 450mm Wafer Carrier Solutions for Semiconductor Manufacturing

Entegris, Inc., a leader in yield-enhancing materials and solutions for highly advanced manufacturing environments, announced the release and global availability of their next generation of 450 mm wafer carrier solutions (P2) for the safe and reliable transport of 450 mm wafers used in semiconductor manufacturing. [More]