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UCLA engineers develop boron arsenide semiconductor for thermal management

July 23, 2018

Engineers at the University of California Los Angeles report that they have developed defect-free boron arsenide, a semiconductor material that is more effective at drawing and dissipating waste heat than any other known semiconductor or metal.

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KLA-Tencor defect inspection systems capture defect excursions at their source

July 22, 2018

KLA-Tencor Corp., Milpitas, Calif., announces two new defect inspection products: The VoyagerTM1015 system, and the Surfscan SP7 system.

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Broadcom to acquire CA Technologies to grow infrastructure software solutions

July 22, 2018

Broadcom Inc., San Jose, Calif., and CA Technologies, New York, announce that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Broadcom has agreed to acquire CA to build one of the world’s leading infrastructure technology companies.

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Astronics Test Systems ships 2000th semiconductor tester

July 22, 2018

Astronics Test Systems, East Aurora, N.Y., a supplier of advanced technologies to the global aerospace, defense, and semiconductor industries, announces that it has shipped its 2,000th semiconductor tester, adding that its equipment has tested more than 10 billion semiconductor devices to date.

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Keyence customizable vision system produces high-resolution images 16 times faster

July 22, 2018

Keyence, Itasca, Ill., introduces the XG-X Series customizable vision system with line scan camera support, which is designed to detect the smallest defects at high speeds not possible with area cameras.

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U.S. manufacturer of electronic components orders Despatch ovens worth $3 million

July 22, 2018

Despatch Industries, Minneapolis, announces that a major U.S. manufacturer of electronic components has placed an order worth over $3 million for Despatch PND inert atmosphere ovens.

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Global semiconductor industry revenue declined to $115.8 billion in first quarter

July 22, 2018

IHS Markit, London, reports that global semiconductor industry revenue declined by 3.4 percent in the first quarter of 2018, falling to $115.8 billion.

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Sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment projected to be $62.7 billion in 2018

July 22, 2018

SEMI, Washington, reports that worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment are projected to increase by 10.8 percent to $62.7 billion in 2018, exceeding the historic high of $56.6 billion set last year.

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Leti and Soitec launch substrate innovation center with world-class prototyping hub

July 22, 2018

Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech in France, and Soitec, a French designer and manufacturer of innovative semiconductor materials, announce a new collaboration and five-year partnership agreement to drive the R&D of advanced engineered substrates, including SOI and beyond.

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Bistel wins 2018 Best of West Award for its dynamic fault detection system

July 22, 2018

Solid State Technology magazine, San Francisco, Calif., and SEMI, Washington, announce that the recipient of the 2017 “Best of West" award is Bistel, of Seoul, Korea, for its dynamic fault detection (DFD) system.

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