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2012-04-17 10:24:12

JARFALLA, Sweden, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Silex Microsystems, the world's largest pure-play MEMS foundry, today announced the appointment of Fredrik Jonsson to its Board of Directors. Mr. Jonsson is CEO of Beijer Electronics, a leading supplier of industrial automation and data communications solutions based in Malmo, Sweden. Mr. Jonsson joins the existing board of Silex, bringing the total number of Board members to 11. "We are very pleased to have Fredrik join the Silex board,"...

2012-03-27 23:01:36

Availability of high volume capacity from TSMC and GLOBALFOUNDRIES enables InvenSense to satisfy fast growing demand for motion interface in consumer devices. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 InvenSense, Inc., (NYSE: INVN), the leading provider of MotionTracking devices for consumer electronics, today announced dual-source capability for its CMOS-MEMS supply from the two leading semiconductor foundries in the world. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world´s...

2012-03-27 02:32:13

ST. FLORIAN, Austria, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that Himax Technologies, Inc., a leading producer of CMOS image sensors, power management devices and semiconductor devices and components used in flat panel displays, has placed a repeat order for an IQ Aligner UV nanoimprint lithography (UV-NIL) system from EVG. The IQ...

2012-03-21 15:11:08

It turns out you can be too thin–especially if you're a nanoscale battery. Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Maryland, College Park, and Sandia National Laboratories built a series of nanowire batteries to demonstrate that the thickness of the electrolyte layer can dramatically affect the performance of the battery, effectively setting a lower limit to the size of the tiny power sources. The results are important because...

2012-03-14 09:13:00

ST. FLORIAN, Austria and TOKYO, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., the world's largest supplier of semiconductor materials, has joined EVG's open platform for temporary bonding/debonding (TB/DB) materials. Shin-Etsu's advanced adhesives will be qualified with EVG's EZR® (Edge Zone Release) and...

2012-03-01 08:00:00

TOKYO, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that it has shipped an EVG301 semi-automated single-wafer cleaning system to Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech). The EVG301 has already been installed at Tokyo Tech's Arai-Nishiyama Lab, and is being used in the research and development of advanced optical communication ICs. Specifically, the EVG...

2012-02-08 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Si-Ware Systems (SWS), a premier provider of IC- and MEMS-based solutions for industrial and consumer applications, announced it has launched a U.S. subsidiary, Si-Ware Systems, Inc. Additionally, the Cairo, Egypt-based company has appointed industry veteran Scott Smyser as executive vice president, responsible for overseeing worldwide marketing and business development as well as managing the U.S. subsidiary. The expansions of operations...

2012-02-07 08:36:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- STRATEGIES IN LIGHT -- EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer-bonding and lithography equipment for the advanced semiconductor and packaging, compound semiconductors, MEMS, silicon-on-insulator (SOI) and emerging nanotechnology markets, today announced the EVG620HBL Gen II--the second generation fully automated mask alignment system for volume manufacturing of high-brightness light-emitting diodes (HB-LEDs). Introduced one year...

2012-01-30 17:00:00

BEAVERTON, Ore., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Audio Precision, the recognized standard in audio test, today announced the availability of its new PDM I/O option for its APx500 series audio analyzers. PDM (pulse density modulation) is a one-bit, high clock rate data stream used with digital MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical System) microphones used extensively in smartphone design. The APx PDM option allows APx500 series audio analyzers to connect directly to any device with a PDM input or...

2012-01-23 16:07:00

PARIS, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011. President and CEO Carlo Bozotti commented, "In 2011, our wholly-owned businesses delivered a solid performance throughout the year, within the backdrop of a severe slowdown in the broader semiconductor market as the year evolved. ST's wholly-owned businesses delivered revenue of $8.2 billion and an operating margin of 11.4%....