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2013-05-29 04:21:19

Potentially an ultimate barrier film for GaN on silicon NEWPORT, England and BRISBANE, Australia, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Queensland Micro and Nanotechnology Facility (QMF) of Griffith University and industry partner SPTS Technologies, a supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor industry and related markets, have announced epitaxial growth of 3C silicon carbide (SiC) films on 300mm silicon wafers. This breakthrough is the result of...

2013-05-16 08:33:02

BEVERLY, Mass., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS), a leading supplier of enabling ion implantation solutions for the semiconductor industry, announced today that it has received a multiple system upgrade order from a leading semiconductor manufacturer based in Asia for Axcelis' new GSD Series High Performance End Station upgrade, designed to significantly enhance system productivity and process performance. The order is valued over $1.4 million. The...

2013-05-13 08:22:22

May 14-16, 2013 TEMPE, Ariz., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and sapphire and silicon wafers, today announced that the Company, along with its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems, will exhibit at the 7th (2013) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition (SNEC 2013) May 14-16, 2013, in Shanghai,...

2013-05-09 23:24:08

Monocrystalline and Multicrystalline Wafer Utilization Rates Set to Increase, as Multi-Modules Gain Market-Share Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 After falling 15% in 2012, solar photovoltaic wafer production is forecast to grow 19% in 2013, passing 30 GW and recovering to the 2011 level, according to the latest NPD Solarbuzz Polysilicon and Wafer Supply Chain Quarterly. However, industry utilization is expected to remain below 60%, and while prices have stopped falling, no...

2013-05-02 16:33:30

TEMPE, Ariz., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and sapphire and silicon wafers, today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss the Company's financial results for the second quarter ended March 31, 2013 on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm ET. Executive Chairman J.S. Whang; President and CEO, Fokko Pentinga; and...

2013-04-30 08:41:52

Innovative Platform Delivers Industry Leading Purity, Precision and Productivity for the 16nm Era and Beyond BEVERLY, Mass., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS) today announced the introduction of the Purion XE next generation single wafer high energy implanter, the second tool in its expanding family of Purion ion implanters. The Purion XE is an evolution of the industry leading Optima XEx, combining the process and productivity advantages of...

2013-04-29 16:24:52

ST. PETERS, Mo., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE: WFR) invites investors to listen to a broadcast of the Company's conference call to discuss first quarter 2013 financial results. The live webcast will take place on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time at www.memc.com. Participating in the call will be Ahmad Chatila, Chief Executive Officer, and Brian Wuebbels, Chief Financial Officer. A replay of the call will be available until 11:59 p.m....

2013-04-24 08:35:58

All currency figures stated in this report are in US Dollars unless stated otherwise. SHANGHAI, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) ("SMIC" or the "Company"), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, today announced its consolidated results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2013. First Quarter 2013 Highlights: Fourth consecutive quarter of record high revenue of...

2013-04-23 12:37:02

ChemetriQ® systems now installed and in use at four of the top five semiconductor device makers ATLANTA, Ga., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Qcept Technologies Inc. today announced that it has received an order for multiple ChemetriQ(®) 5000 non-visual defect (NVD) inspection systems from one of the world's leading semiconductor device manufacturers. The systems have already been shipped and will be used for 1X-nm-node front-end-of-line (FEOL) and back-end-of-line process...

2013-04-10 12:31:02

Company's New Single-Station Chamber Advanced Dielectric Etcher Qualified by Leading Korean Customer for Critical Flash Applications at 20nm and Below SHANGHAI and SEOUL, South Korea, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC) said today that it has developed a Single-Station Chamber Advanced Dielectric Etcher (Primo SSC AD-RIE(TM)) capable of processing the most rigorous semiconductor applications. In less than 12 months, the Primo SSC AD-RIE...