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G&H Installs Veeco SPECTOR IBS Optical Coating System

Gooch & Housego (G&H), a supplier of high quality super-polished optical components, announced the successful installation of Veeco’s SPECTOR® Ion Beam Sputtering (IBS) Optical Coating System. The installation of the SPECTOR IBS Optical Coating System at G&H’s Moorpark, California facility supports G&H’s growing portfolio of optics for visible, ultraviolet, and …

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Infineon Acquires Siltectra for its Cold Split Technology

Infineon Technologies AG of Munich, Germany reports that it has acquired Siltectra GmbH, a start-up located in Dresden. The start-up, which was established in 2010, has developed an innovative technology (Cold Split) to efficiently process crystal material with minimal loss of material compared to common sawing technologies. After the acquisition …

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SINANO Uses Picosun’s Plasma-ALD System to Produce High-Quality Titanium Nitride (TiN)

Picosun Group, a provider of atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment based in Finland, and the Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics (SINANO) report that Picosun’s plasma-ALD technology successfully deposited a high-quality thin-film titanium nitride (TiN). Since the beginning of 2017. SINANO and Picosun have collaborated to develop advanced high-electron-mobility transistors …

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X-Fab to Double 6-Inch SiC Process Capacity

X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE of Tessenderlo, Belgium, plans to double their 6-inch Silicon Carbide (SiC) process capacity at its Lubbock, Texas fab to meet increased demand for high-efficiency power semiconductors. X-FAB’s Lubbock, Texas manufacturing site is certified for automotive manufacturing according to the new IATF-16949:2016 International Automotive Quality Management System …

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DFB Laser Producer Production Qualifies IQE NanoImprint Lithography Technology

Cardiff, UK-based IQE, reported that a supplier of Distributed Feedback (DFB) lasers for the telecoms industry has production qualified IQE’s proprietary NanoImprint Lithography (NIL) technology. NanoImprint Lithography (NIL) technology uses precise imprints that are similar to rubber stamps in their function. These imprints are used to produce precise copies of …

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Plasma-Therm Acquires Plasma Etch Equipment Maker CORIAL

Plasma-Therm of St. Petersburg, Florida USA, a maker of plasma etch, deposition, and advanced semiconductor packaging equipment announced the successful acquisition of CORIAL, a France-based plasma processing equipment supplier. Plasma-Therm’s plasma-processing and advanced-packaging solutions are used in research, pilot manufacturing, and volume production of wireless, photonics, solid state lighting, MEMS/NEMS, …

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