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2009-06-04 12:00:00

Company Makes Continued Inroads in High-Volume Manufacturing Market ST. FLORIAN, Austria, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that EPCOS - a leading electronic components, modules and systems manufacturer - selected EVG's fully automated GEMINI wafer bonder for high-volume RF components production at EPCOS's production facility based in Munich, Germany....

2009-05-13 12:59:00

ST and Soitec cooperation will lead to backside-illumination (BSI) product manufacturing for mobile consumer markets GRENOBLE, France, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), one of the world's leading semiconductor companies and a world leader in CMOS imaging technology, and Soitec (Euronext: SOI), the world's leading supplier of engineered substrates, today announced an exclusive joint cooperation between the two companies that will lead to the development of...

2009-04-08 11:00:00

BERNIN, France, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Soitec (Euronext Paris), the world's leading supplier of silicon-on insulator (SOI) wafers and other engineered substrates used for the microelectronics industry, today announced that the company has made key appointments to its sales team, who will drive its worldwide strategy and focus more closely on customer collaboration. Thomas Piliszczuk was named senior vice-president of worldwide sales, and Christophe Maleville was promoted to...

2009-04-08 06:55:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- WRS Materials President, Richard Mee, announces the acquisition of Isonics Semiconductor Group (Vancouver, WA). This acquisition makes WRS the only fully integrated secondary silicon materials manager in the U.S. Mr. Mee explains that the goal was only partly to gain economies of scale: "Our vision is to better serve the semiconductor and solar industries with the widest possible silicon inventory, to develop an expanded engineering and sales team,...

2009-04-01 08:00:00

ST. FLORIAN, Austria, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced it has entered a joint development program (JDP) with CEA/Leti -- one of Europe's renowned research labs focusing on microelectronics and nanotechnology. EVG, an early leader in through-silicon-via (TSV) and 3D integration technology, will provide CEA/Leti with its world-class, 300-mm temporary...

2009-03-26 12:58:00

BERNIN, France, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Soitec Group (Euronext Paris), the world's leading supplier of engineered substrates for the microelectronics industry, announced today that Smart Stacking(TM), its circuit stacking technology, is now ready for both manufacturing and technology transfer. This low-temperature industrial process from Soitec's Tracit business unit achieves wafer-level circuit stacking onto a range of starting materials with excellent yield. The ability...

2009-03-18 13:35:00

SHANGHAI, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Soitec Group (Euronext Paris), the world's leading supplier of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers and other engineered substrates for the microelectronics industry, announced today a new partnership with a distributor in China to strengthen its Far East presence. A member of the Shanghai Semiconductor Association, Cantang Electronics Technology Inc. is a professional service provider specialized in semiconductors, with staff and engineers...

2009-03-17 14:27:00

BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The SOI Industry Consortium, aimed at accelerating broad adoption of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) across semiconductor markets, announced today its key areas of focus for the current year: IP, low power, and the fabless community. These three pillars form the foundation upon which the consortium will orient both internal resources and external outreach. More specifically, the consortium will work to identify and close any remaining gaps in...

2009-03-10 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LogicVision, Inc. (Nasdaq: LGVN), a leading provider of semiconductor built-in-self-test (BIST) and diagnostic solutions, today announced that IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM) has included LogicVision's ETMemory(TM) memory BIST and on-chip self-repair solution for embedded memory test and yield improvement within its advanced 45nm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) semiconductor foundry flow. The ETMemory solution will be recommended by IBM to its 45nm...

2009-03-02 13:01:00

BERNIN, France, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Soitec (Euronext Paris), the world's leading supplier of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers and other engineered substrates used for the microelectronics industry, today announced that the Group has been awarded the International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001 certification for quality assurance. The Group was audited by the renowned worldwide Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) organization, both for a renewal at the headquarters in France...


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