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2011-03-28 10:25:00

GENEVA, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced that it has successfully demonstrated a next-generation variation of its world-leading smart power technology. The new technology is expected to enable significant reductions in the power consumption of a wide range of electronic systems - from new medical equipment to battery chargers in hybrid electric...

2011-02-22 11:06:00

BERNIN, France, February 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Soitec (Euronext Paris), the world's leading supplier of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) and advanced solutions for the electronics and energy industries, today announced the appointment of Steve Longoria to Senior Vice President Worldwide Strategic Business Development. An industry veteran with extensive experience and a proven track record primarily at IBM Microelectronics, Longoria joins Soitec's leadership team with responsibility...

2011-02-22 08:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STRATEGIES IN LIGHT -- EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer-bonding and lithography equipment for the advanced semiconductor and packaging, MEMS, silicon-on-insulator (SOI) and emerging nanotechnology markets, today announced the latest addition to its portfolio of products created to optimize the manufacture of high-brightness light-emitting diodes (HB-LEDs), compound semiconductors and power electronics. The new EVG620HBL fully...

2011-02-10 11:13:00

BOSTON, February 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The SOI Industry Consortium today announced results of an assessment and characterization of Fully-Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FD-SOI) technology, demonstrating that this advanced CMOS silicon technology is well suited to address the increasing low-power, high-performance requirements for mobile and consumer applications. A joint collaboration between Consortium members-ARM, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, IBM, STMicroelectronics, Soitec, and CEA-Leti-has...

2010-12-08 09:50:00

MONTBONNOT, France, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Altatech Semiconductor S.A. has received an order for its AltaSight® 300 full-wafer inspection system from Soitec (Euronext Paris), the world's leading supplier of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) and advanced solutions for the electronics and energy industries. Capable of detecting and classifying defects on the frontside, backside and edges of substrates, the AltaSight system is scheduled for delivery by the end of January to...

2010-12-01 10:25:00

CHIBA, Japan, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMICON JAPAN -- EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that it has developed a new micro-lens molding process that can enable volume production of very-high-resolution (up to eight megapixels and higher) wafer-level optics for use in smart phones, pico projectors and myriad other applications. The new Monolithic Lens Molding (MLM)...

2010-11-30 12:27:00

BERNIN, France and TOKYO, November 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Soitec, the world's leading supplier of engineered substrates and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., a leading worldwide provider of compound semiconductor materials, announced today they are working together to develop engineered gallium nitride (GaN) substrates. The alliance will draw on Sumitomo Electric's sophisticated GaN wafer manufacturing technology and Soitec's unique Smart Cut(TM) layer transfer technology by...

2010-11-03 16:28:00

BERNIN, France, November 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Confirmation That MEMC Infringed one Soitec's SOI Patent - Ruling Supportive to Overall Claim Against MEMC Soitec successfully obtained confirmation from Court that MEMC did infringe one of Soitec's SOI patents from end of 2004 until mid 2006 and now believes it has adequate grounds to claim for compensation. Concurrently, the Court ruled that only 15 early-stage Soitec prototype BSOI wafers did infringe one claim...

2010-11-03 07:30:00

ST. PETERS, Mo., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE: WFR) announced today that it has received a successful outcome in its litigation with Soitec regarding Silicon On Insulator (SOI) wafers. As a result, MEMC continues to have complete freedom to produce and sell SOI wafers using MEMC's current processes. "We are pleased with the court's ruling that MEMC's current SOI processes do not infringe on the Soitec patents asserted in this litigation," said Brad...

2010-10-19 08:00:00

DRESDEN, Germany, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMICON EUROPA - EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced receipt of its first order from the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS (Chemnitz, Germany). Fraunhofer ENAS purchased an EVG6200NT automated mask aligner and an EVG540 automated wafer bonder, and will employ the flexible, multi-process EVG systems for...