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June 19, 2017Leica Microsystems Inc., Buffalo Grove, Ill., has developed the DM3 XL microscope inspection system for process control or defect and failure analysis in the microelectronics and semiconductor industry.
June 19, 2017Brewer Science, Rolla, Mo., announces that its Cee semiconductor processing equipment business unit has been sold to former Brewer Science employee Russ Pagel, who has formed a new company, Cost Effective Equipment LLC, to take over ownership and operate the business.
June 19, 2017Bruker Corp., Germany, launches its S8 Tiger Series 2, the next-generation wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer, said to be the most versatile WDXRF tool available for advanced quantitative elemental analysis.
June 19, 2017JEOL USA, Peabody, Mass., introduces its new compact InfiTOF mass spectrometer, which is designed for real-time, direct gas introduction and analysis.
June 19, 2017Hitachi High-Technologies Corp., Japan, introduces the new Regulus series of field emission scanning electron microscopes that offer enhanced functionality with improved resolution and operability.
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.