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Global semiconductor wafer-level equipment revenue increased 11% in 2016

April 24, 2017

Gartner Inc., Stamford, Conn., reports that worldwide semiconductor wafer-level manufacturing equipment (WFE) revenue totaled $37.4 billion in 2016, an 11.3% increase from 2015.

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Black phosphorus could replace silicon in semiconductors to make smaller devices

April 24, 2017

Yale University, New Haven, Conn., announces that a research team recently discovered that black phosphorus could possibly replace silicon as the primary material for electronics.

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Kulicke & Soffa opens process and applications laboratory in The Netherlands

April 24, 2017

Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc., Singapore, has opened a new Process and Applications laboratory at the K&S Netherlands facility in Eindhoven.

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Global Foundries to expand in the United States, Germany, China, Singapore

April 24, 2017

Global Foundries, Santa Clara, Calif., announces plans to expand its global manufacturing footprint in response to growing customer demand for its comprehensive and differentiated technology portfolio.

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Bruker introduces software and hardware NMR spectroscopy solutions

April 24, 2017

Bruker, Billerica, Mass., announces new software and hardware products that address the need for enhanced workflow solutions for NMR spectroscopy research and analysis.

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SUSS MicroTec launches automated permanent wafer bonding system

April 24, 2017

SUSS MicroTec, Germany, has launched the XBS200 automated permanent wafer bonding system designed for aligned wafer bonding of wafer sizes up to 200 mm.

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Taiwan Semiconductor to join SRC project to optimize materials and processes

April 24, 2017

Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC), Durham, N.C., announces that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd., (TSMC) has signed an agreement to participate in two SRC research initiatives.

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Taiwan Semiconductor to join SRC project to optimize materials and processes

April 24, 2017

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), Durham, N.C., announces that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd., (TSMC) has signed an agreement to participate in two SRC research initiatives.

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Mentor Graphics joins Siemens lifecycle management software business

April 24, 2017

Siemens AG, Munich, announces the recent closing of its acquisition of Mentor Graphics Corp., Wilsonville, Ore., which is now part of Siemens' product lifecycle management software business.

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Semiconductor Industry Association reports global sales up 16.5% year-to-year

April 24, 2017

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), Washington, announces that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $30.4 billion for the month of February 2017, an increase of 16.5% compared to the February 2016 total of $26.1 billion.

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