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Bruker launches next-gen WDXRF spectrometer for advanced quantitative analysis

June 19, 2017

Bruker 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.

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Compact mass spectrometer designed for analysis of semiconductor process gases

June 19, 2017

JEOL USA, Peabody, Mass., introduces its new compact InfiTOF mass spectrometer, which is designed for real-time, direct gas introduction and analysis.

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Hitachi’s Regulus field emission SEMs feature resolution down to 0.9 nanometer

June 19, 2017

Hitachi High-Technologies Corp., Japan, introduces the new Regulus series of field emission scanning electron microscopes that offer enhanced functionality with improved resolution and operability.

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Imec and Cascade Microtech develop pre-bond testing system for advanced 3D chips

June 18, 2017

Imec, Belgium, and Cascade Microtech, Germany, announce the successful development of a fully automatic system for pre-bond testing of advanced 3D chips.

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Amkor Technology completes acquisition of Nanium for its semiconductor packaging

June 18, 2017

Amkor Technology Inc., Tempe, Ariz., has completed the acquisition of Nanium S.A., Portugal, a provider of wafer-level fan-out semiconductor packaging solutions.

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Optical silicone binder extends thermal stability to >180°C for chip-scale LED packaging

June 18, 2017

Dow 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).

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IBM technology for building transistors from silicon nanosheets will enable 5nm chips

June 18, 2017

IBM, Armonk, N.Y., announces the development of the first industry process for building silicon nanosheet transistors that will enable 5nm chips.

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Global semiconductor sales increase by 21% year-to-year in April

June 18, 2017

The 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.

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Machine Tool Builders launches company to build and retrofit heat treating furnaces

June 15, 2017

Machine Tool Builders (MTB), Machesney Park, Ill., announces that it has launched Diablo Furnaces, a company that builds custom heat treating furnaces.

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Advanced high-strength steel ore unloading system wins 2017 Swedish Steel Prize

June 14, 2017

SSAB, 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.

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