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October 21, 2018Ultra Clean Holdings Inc., Hayward, Calif., has signed an agreement to acquire Quantum Global Technologies (QGT), Philadelphia, for $342 million.
October 21, 20183D-Micromac AG, Chemnitz, Germany, introduces the Microprep 2.0 laser ablation system for high-volume sample preparation of metals, semiconductors, ceramics and compound materials for microstructure diagnostics and failure analysis.
October 21, 2018Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, and ATP Electronics, Taiwan, have teamed up to ensure the continuous supply of legacy DDR2 memory modules in the market, beyond Micron’s announced end-of-life (EOL) notices.
October 21, 2018WIN Semiconductors Corp., Taiwan, reports the development and deployment of 5G user equipment and network infrastructure for the sub-6GHz and mmWave frequency bands.
October 21, 2018Applied Energy Systems (AES), Malvern, Pa., provider of high and ultra-high purity gas systems, services, and solutions – including design, manufacturing, testing, installation, and expert field services – announces the acquisition of Advanced Research Manufacturing (ARM) Inc., a specialty provider of gas purification systems based in Colorado Springs.
October 21, 2018The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), Washington, D.C., representing U.S. semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, announces worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $40.16 billion for the month of August 2018, an increase of 14.9 percent compared to the August 2017 total of $34.96 billion.
October 21, 2018SEMI, Milpitas, Calif., has released the group’s World Fab Forecast, reporting that global fabricator equipment spending will increase by 14 percent this year to $62.8 billion, and is expected to rise 7.5 percent to $67.5 billion in 2019, marking the fourth consecutive year of spending growth and the highest investment year for fab equipment in the history of the industry.
October 21, 2018Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., announces that its Board of Directors has approved an investment of $650 million to expand the production capability of Nucor Steel Gallatin, the company's flat-rolled sheet steel mill located in Ghent, Ky.
October 19, 2018More flaws in jet engine fan blades, like one that cracked and broke loose in April, killing a Southwest Airlines Co. passenger, have been discovered on planes operated by several carriers, and the manufacturer is moving to further tighten inspections.
October 17, 2018Leading technical society recognizes members for distinguished contributions to materials science and engineering with the 2018 Class of Fellows of ASM (FASM)