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2013-02-06 23:03:15

Integrate concepts of Lean and Six Sigma to increase productivity, boost quality. Bloomington-Normal, IL (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) and Heartland Community College are launching a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training series on March 15th in central Illinois for small and mid-sized manufacturers to learn how to integrate concepts of Lean and Six Sigma to increase productivity and ultimately, boost quality in their facility. This group training...

2013-01-21 23:01:59

The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) is providing support to The Automation Conference, an annual education and networking event for professionals in discrete and batch manufacturing, packaging, and process industries. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) January 21, 2013 Advancing its mission of helping Illinois manufacturers be more productive and globally competitive, IMEC is supporting The Automation Conference, being held May 14-15 at the Chicago Marriott O´Hare. This annual...

2013-01-01 05:02:32

Partnership to focus on improving competitiveness for companies in the Calumet Area Industrial Corridor Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) is proud to be working closely with the Calumet Area Industrial Commission (CAIC) to provide manufacturing companies located in its region with improvement opportunities. The CAIC focuses primarily on the Greater Calumet Area of Chicago and strives to provide an environment in which...

2012-12-12 08:31:43

LEUVEN, Belgium, and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Imec, the Belgian nanoelectronics research center, and Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), a global leader accelerating innovation in the design, verification and manufacturing of chips and systems, today announced that they have expanded their collaboration in the field of Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) to next-generation FinFET technology at 10 nm. The collaboration builds on extensive work done at 14 nm and...

2012-12-11 05:02:28

December 18th workshop provides step-by-step methodology for integrating lean tools with product development. Quincy, IL (PRWEB) December 10, 2012 The ability to develop new proprietary products or quickly refine an existing portfolio can be the difference between market stagnation and capitalizing on new growth opportunities. Many companies have the in-house capabilities to develop and commercialize new products, but often need strategic guidance to reduce manufacturing steps, develop...

2012-11-19 20:23:59

FARMINGTON, Conn., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In the networking IC market, growth continues to be driven by infrastructure markets supporting the growing volume of data and users on the Internet. Meanwhile, according to new research from Yole Developpement, the equipment and materials business will quadruple over the next five years in the 3D TSV, FO WLP, 3D WLP, WLCSP, 2.5D interposers and flip-chip wafer segments. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121119/CG16190)...

2012-08-28 02:22:29

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands and PITTSBURGH, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Plextronics, a U.S.-based global technology company specializing in printed electronics, and Netherlands-based Holst Centre, an open-innovation initiative by imec (B) and TNO (NL), today announced their partnership on shared research towards flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) lighting and signage. With its leading expertise in several of the functional materials needed to develop OLEDs, Plextronics...

2012-07-09 10:24:42

MILPITAS, Calif., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) announced the installation of its first process control systems capable of handling and inspecting 450mm wafers: a new configuration of the market-leading Surfscan(®) SP3 platform called the Surfscan SP3 450. Fully automated, these unpatterned wafer inspection systems are designed to meet the demanding defect and surface quality characterization requirements of the 20nm node and beyond, enabling...

2012-06-14 06:28:16

PEORIA, Ill., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC) recently announced through its website that it will be partnering with PMAlliance to deliver an open enrollment project management training event in Naperville IL. PMAlliance's Project Management: Duration-Driven Planning and Control will be offered at the NIU Naperville Conference Center on August 6 and 7. Registration will be managed through the IMEC website. "Project Management is a tool that...

2012-03-07 04:20:01

3D Chip Packaging Expected to be a Major Inflection Point for the Semiconductor Industry, Allowing Smaller Packages, Lower Power Consumption and Higher Data BandwidthSingapore, Mar 7, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Applied Materials Inc., the global leader in providing manufacturing solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic industries, and the Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a world-renowned research institute under the Agency for Science, Technology and...