Other Manufacturing Equipment

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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EV Group Begins Corporate Headquarters Expansion

EV Group (EVG), an Austrian-based supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, reported that the company has begun the construction on the next expansion phase of its corporate headquarters in St. Florian. The new building will house EV Group’s “Manufacturing III” facility. The …

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Eulitha Gets Photolithography System Order from Lund University for Nanowire Growth

Swiss startup Eulitha, reported that Lund University in Sweden ordered one of its PhableR 100 DUV photolithography systems. Eulitha AG, a spin-off company of the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland, specializes in developing lithographic technologies for applications in optoelectronics and photonics.  The University’s nanofabrication facility, which is operated by NanoLund, the …

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