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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...

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 advanced semiconductor and packaging, MEMS, silicon-on-insulator (SOI) and emerging nanotechnology markets, today announced the latest addition to its industry-leading EVG500 Series of permanent wafer bonding systems. The new three-chamber EVG520L3 wafer bonding system builds on the series' proven strengths in temperature control, piston force...

2010-10-13 10:56:00

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- NNT CONFERENCE -- EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today unveiled a new technology capability that enables ultra-high-resolution patterning of features down to 12.5 nm: Soft Molecular Scale Nanoimprint Lithography (SMS-NIL). Based on EVG's proven UV-NIL systems, SMS-NIL provides customers with a repeatable, cost-effective process for producing...

2010-09-09 11:06:00

BERNIN, France, September 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Soitec (Euronext Paris), the world's leading supplier of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) and advanced solutions for the electronics and energy industries, announced today that the company has appointed Francis Taroni to the position of Senior Vice President, Industrial Operations. In keeping with the group's continuing growth and expanding operations, Taroni will develop and implement the most appropriate industrial organization for...

2010-08-23 08:14:00

DALLAS, August 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) Market ( http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/global-silicon-on-insulator-m arket-158.html) (2010 -2015) report sizes and analyzes the global markets for SOI wafers types and applications over the period 2010-2015. The report studies the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities for the global SOI market. Browse comprehensive market data tables and in-depth TOC on Global SOI Market....


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