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Imec Adds 300mm Cleanroom

The nanoelectronics research center Imec in Leuven, Belgium has announced the opening of its new 300mm wafer cleanroom. The addition of the 4000m2 new facility brings the total area of the facility’s research cleanrooms to 12,000m2. Imec is among the most advanced research facilities in the world dedicated to scaling …

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MOCVD Fabs can Now USE New k-Space Ex-situ Characterization Tool

k-Space Associates, Inc has introduced the kSA Emissometer. The Emissometer is an ex-situ tool that offers MOCVD fabs essential wafer carrier characterization, including emissivity, uniformity, and defect identification.   After bakes and between runs, traditional MOCVD fabs perform subjective human test inspections of the quality of wafer carriers. The fabs usually …

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TowerJazz Completes Acquisition of Maxim’s Fab Facility

TowerJazz of Migdal Haemek, Israel, reported that it completed its previously announced acquisition of a fabrication facility in San Antonio, Texas from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. The Maxim facility produces 8-inch wafers. The acquisition will add about 28,000 wafers per month to TowerJazz’s current manufacturing capacity. The company said that …

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POET Technologies Signs Collaboration Agreement with BAE Systems

POET Technologies Inc. announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with BAE Systems Microelectronics and formed a “Technology Roadmap Advisory Board”. Under the terms of the contract, BAE Systems will provide non-exclusive third-party foundry services to support POET Technologies’ “Lab-to-Fab” transition plan. The companies will perform the current phase of …

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Nitride Solutions Closes $3 Million Funding Round

Nitride Solutions Inc. of  Wichita Kansas, a developer and producer of  nitride substrates for LEDs, power electronics, and lasers reported reported closing $3M in new funding. Hansol Chemical, Greenpoint Global Mittelstand Fund, and Silicon Pastures Angel Investment Network joined the company’s investor group. The company plans to use the funds …

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IQE’s Wireless Unit Renews Supply Contract with Tier 1 Customer

Cardiff,UK-based IQE plc has renegotiated a long-term supply contract with an existing tier 1 customer. Under the terms of the contract, IQE will supply wafer products used in wireless applications. The new supply contract guarantees that IQE will provide at least 75% of the customer’s demand for epiwafers that  IQE …

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