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Wednesday 20th November 2002
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co and IMEC, Europe’s leading independent microelectronics R&D centre, will collaborate on the development and implementation of high-k gate stacks for (sub)-65nm devices.
Wednesday 20th November 2002
Wacker Siltronic’s 300 mm argon annealed wafers have been qualified at one of its customers production sites. Wacker Siltronic achieved the qualification of annealed wafers for a 300 mm volume production line.
Wednesday 20th November 2002
SUSS MicroTec announced a key order for its 200mm Mask Aligner from Shipley Company. Shipley a supplier of photoresist to the advanced packaging market, chose SUSS MicroTecs Mask Aligner technology over alternative technologies due to its low cost of ownership and flexibility for processing wafers of different sizes and photo resist thickness.
Thursday 14th November 2002
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Thursday 14th November 2002
Arch Microelectronic Materials has been granted two US patents in the field of chemical mechanical planarisation (CMP) slurries. STMicroelectronics has filed a US lawsuit for patent infringement against Broadcom. Thomson Derwent launched a micro/nano-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS & NEMS) Industry and Technology Patents profile (ITP) service.
Thursday 14th November 2002
Infineon Technologies reports Q4 revenues at EUR1.38bn, up 28% year-on-year. Net losses come in at EUR506mn, compared with a EUR523mn loss in 2001. Aixtrons Q3 sales were EUR35.3mn, compared with EUR69.1 in 2001. Net income was EUR4.6mn, compared with 2001s EUR10.6mn. Excimer laser producer Lambda Physik reports sales of EUR98.5mn in the year ended September 30, 2002.
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Thursday 14th November 2002
The US Semiconductor Industry Association has issued its 2002-2005 forecast. Growth this year of about 1.8% is expected to be followed by 19.8% in 2003 and 21.7% in 2004. In the latter year, sales are expected to surpass the peak in 2000. In 2005, flat growth is expected leaving the industry with global sales of $206bn.
Thursday 14th November 2002
Asymtek has joined the Advanced Packaging & Interconnect Alliance (APiA).
Thursday 14th November 2002
DuPont completed acquisition of ChemFirst in a cash merger. Axsys Technologies has sold substantially all of its fibre automation assets to Palomar Technologies. Axsys discontinued its Automation Group activities in Q3 2002. Palomar Technologies intends to continue to operate the business and support all ongoing customer relationships. Daw Technologies has sold all of the assets of its Intelligent Enclosures business unit to a group of former managers.
Thursday 14th November 2002
Philips Electronics plans phased closure of its Albuquerque fab in New Mexico at the end of 2003. Kulicke & Soffa Industries is "exploring options for certain of its non-core business units". Infineon Technologies launched a Secure Mobile Solutions (SMS) group on November 1, 2002. Materials handling system company Entegris is to close a facility making fluid handling products for the semiconductor industry in California, shifting production to Minnesota. NEC Electronics Corporation has officially separated from NEC Corporation, forming a wholly owned subsidiary.
Thursday 14th November 2002
IBM claims the worlds fastest silicon-based transistor operating at speeds of 350GHz. The bipolar transistor uses a modified design and IBMs fifth generation silicon germanium (SiGe) technology. IBMs new transistor performs nearly 300% faster than todays production devices and is 65% faster than previously reported silicon transistors.
Thursday 14th November 2002
STMicroelectronics claims that its new Page Flash offers the worlds most advanced smartcard memory technology. Epson Europe Electronics and Swedish Advanced Technology Systems (Swats) are developing a smartcard with integrated display. Philips Electronics is aiming at the market for the industrys highest-speed DVD+R/RW (DVD+Recordable/ReWriteable) Infineon Technologies is pushing "multi-threaded execution" Texas Instruments has produced a 64Mbit ferroelectric RAM (FRAM) chip US company SiidTech has signed a joint technology development agreement with Japans Hitachi ULSI Systems to combine their respective semiconductor identification technologies.
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Thursday 14th November 2002
Epson Europe Electronics and Swedish Advanced Technology Systems (Swats) are developing a smartcard with integrated display. The Swats DisplayCard will use an electrophoretic dotmatrix.
Thursday 14th November 2002
The US Semiconductor Industry Association has issued its 2002-2005 forecast. Growth this year of about 1.8% is expected to be followed by 19.8% in 2003 and 21.7% in 2004. In the latter year, sales are expected to surpass the peak in 2000. In 2005, flat growth is expected, leaving the industry with global sales of $206bn.
Thursday 14th November 2002
STMicroelectronics claims that its new Page Flash offers the world’s most advanced smartcard memory technology. Page Flash aims to remove the need for EEPROM (electrically erasable programmable read-only memory) in high memory density smartcard chips.
Thursday 14th November 2002
Power management IC producer National Semiconductor and chipless intellectual property designer ARM want to jointly develop power efficient systems. The aim is to increase battery life in handheld devices in several stages from 25% up to 400%. The first phase of products will increase the efficiency of the digital baseband by 25-75%.
Friday 8th November 2002
STMicroelectronics has filed a US lawsuit for patent infringement against Broadcom.
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Friday 8th November 2002
Italian company Elsag has ordered custom designed, infrared light-emitting diode (LED) illuminators from US company StockerYale.
Friday 8th November 2002
Epson Europe Electronics and Swedish Advanced Technology Systems (Swats) are developing a smartcard with integrated display. The Swats DisplayCard will use an electrophoretic dotmatrix display.
Thursday 7th November 2002
IBM claims the worlds fastest silicon-based transistor operating at speeds of 350GHz. The bipolar transistor uses a modified design and IBM’s fifth generation silicon germanium (SiGe) technology. IBMs new transistor performs nearly 300% faster than todays production devices, and is 65% faster than previously reported silicon transistors.
Thursday 7th November 2002
Applied Materials is to reduce its global work force by 1750 people or approximately 11% of its headcount. In August 2002, the company had about 16,000 workers. Employees were being notified starting November 5, 2002.
Thursday 7th November 2002
Philips Electronics says it has become one of the first companies to produce commercial quantities of highly complex system-on-chips (SoCs) using 0.12micron CMOS technology. The SoCs were produced at TSMC and Philips own facilities and feature multiple digital signal processors (DSPs) and almost 9Mbits of on-chip memory.
Thursday 7th November 2002
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