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June 18, 2017Imec, Belgium, and Cascade Microtech, Germany, announce the successful development of a fully automatic system for pre-bond testing of advanced 3D chips.
June 18, 2017Amkor Technology Inc., Tempe, Ariz., has completed the acquisition of Nanium S.A., Portugal, a provider of wafer-level fan-out semiconductor packaging solutions.
June 18, 2017Dow Corning, Midland, Mich., introduces Dow Corning CL-1000 optical silicone binder, a new, more thermally stable, high-refractive-index material that is formulated to expand design options for high-power chip-scale LED packaging (CSP).
June 18, 2017IBM, Armonk, N.Y., announces the development of the first industry process for building silicon nanosheet transistors that will enable 5nm chips.
June 18, 2017The Semiconductor Industry Association, Washington, D.C., reports that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $31.3 billion for the month of April 2017, an increase of 20.9 percent from the April 2016 total of $25.9 billion, and 1.3 percent more than the March total of $30.9 billion.
June 15, 2017Machine Tool Builders (MTB), Machesney Park, Ill., announces that it has launched Diablo Furnaces, a company that builds custom heat treating furnaces.
June 14, 2017SSAB, Stockholm, announces that the 2017 winner of the Swedish Steel Prize is Kiruna Wagon of Sweden for its Helix Dumper, a highly durable and far more efficient ore-unloading wagon than other ore wagons on the market.
June 13, 2017Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn., announces that Eck Industries, Manitowoc, Wis., has signed an exclusive license for the commercialization of a cerium-aluminum (Ce-Al) alloy that is easy to work with, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and exceptionally stable at high temperatures.
June 12, 2017UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, Spain, announces that its researchers have explored superelasticity properties on a nanometer scale based on shearing a Cu-14Al-4Ni shape-memory alloy's pillars down to nanometric size.
June 12, 2017McGill University, Montreal, announces that a team of chemists has developed a way to process metals with organic molecules, instead of chlorine and hydrochloric acid, to help purify germanium.