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July 23, 2018Engineers 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.
July 22, 2018KLA-Tencor Corp., Milpitas, Calif., announces two new defect inspection products: The VoyagerTM1015 system, and the Surfscan SP7 system.
July 22, 2018Broadcom 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.
July 22, 2018Astronics 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.
July 22, 2018Keyence, 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.
July 22, 2018Despatch 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.
July 22, 2018IHS Markit, London, reports that global semiconductor industry revenue declined by 3.4 percent in the first quarter of 2018, falling to $115.8 billion.
July 22, 2018SEMI, 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.
July 22, 2018Leti, 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.
July 22, 2018Solid 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.