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Reedholm Systems to Collaborate with Piner Research Group of Texas State University

Reedholm Systems of Georgetown, Texas USA announced that the Company has agreed to collaborate with The Piner Research Group (located on the Texas State University Campus) to develop reliability methods and standards for production test of wide bandgap (WBG) devices. As part of that collaboration, The Piner Research Group will …

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VPEC Selects LayTec In-Situ Metrology Systems for VCSEL Production

LayTec reported that Taiwan-based Visual Photonics Epitaxy Co. Ltd. (VPEC) has selected LayTec’s in-situ metrology products for its VCSEL production. According to LayTec, its dedicated VCSEL Add-On to the company’s EpiTT and EpiCurve® TT systems offers additional in-situ spectral reflectance sensing. Also, LayTec says that the Add-On’s wavelength range can …

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Tektronix Debuts S540 Power Semiconductor Test System

Tektronix of Beaverton, Oregon USA, debuted the Keithley S540 Power Semiconductor Test System. The S540 Power Semiconductor Test System is a fully-automated, 48 pin parametric test system that performs wafer-level testing of power semiconductor devices and structures up to 3kV. Tektronix optimized the measurement system for use with the latest …

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Keysight and Virginia Diodes Develop 1.5 THz Measurement Solution for Chalmers

Keysight Technologies, Inc. of Santa Rosa, California and reported that it has collaborated with Virginia Diodes, Inc. (VDI) to develop a 1.5 THz measurement solution for Chalmers University of Technology. Chalmers University is a leading research university located in Gothenburg, Sweden. The solution that the companies created is already in …

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Aemulus and Peregrine Partner on High-Frequency Testing

Aemulus, a Malaysian producer of automated test equipment (ATE), and Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. of San Diego, California USA, have partnered to develop a new microwave frequency tester. The new frequency test system will build on the success of Aemulus’s Amoeba™ AMB7600 RF tester and extend the company’s Amoeba™ testing capabilities to …

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II-VI Advanced Materials and Lasertec Corporation Announce the Purchase of a SICA88

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA  — The Advanced Materials Division of II-VI Incorporated, a world leading supplier of SiC substrates, and Lasertec Corporation announced today that II-VI has purchased a SICA88 SiC inspection & analysis tool manufactured by the Lasertec Corporation.  This new tool will be installed at II-VI’s SiC substrate manufacturing …

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EV GROUP ROLLS OUT AUTOMATED METROLOGY SYSTEM FOR ADVANCED PACKAGING, MEMS AND PHOTONICS MANUFACTURING

EVG®50 performs high-throughput, high-resolution measurements of critical wafer bonding and lithography process parameters in a flexible, customizable standalone platform St. Florian, Austria — EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today introduced the EVG®50 automated metrology system. Designed to support …

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LayTec to Ship First EpiTT/VCSEL System to Customer

LayTec points out that VCSELs grown on GaAs are currently becoming a dominant technology in rapidly growing markets such as Gesture Recognition, 3D imaging, datacom, and others. The company followed the request of its customers, LayTec customized and expanded its related in-situ metrology performance for VCSEL epitaxy using the modular …

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FormFactor to Acquire Cascade Microtech

FormFactor, Inc. of Livermore, California and Cascade Microtech, Inc. of Beaverton, Oregon,  have agreed that FormFactor will acquire all outstanding Cascade shares in a cash and stock transaction. The combination creates complementary markets in semiconductor test, measurement and characterization applications.  Form Factor will pay about $270 million in cash plus …

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Accel-RF Launches Quantum Smart Fixture Testing System for Desktop Testing.

Accel-RF Corporation, a producer of turnkey RF automated reliability test instruments reports that the company has “unplugged” its RF SMART Fixture testing system from their automated test platform and made it available for benchtop testing. The NEW Quantum SMART Fixture is a programmable self-contained module testing system with DC bias …

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