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UltraClean to acquire Quantum Global for its microcontamination analytical services

October 21, 2018

Ultra Clean Holdings Inc., Hayward, Calif., has signed an agreement to acquire Quantum Global Technologies (QGT), Philadelphia, for $342 million.

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3D-Micromac’s laser ablation speeds sample prep for semiconductor failure analysis

October 21, 2018

3D-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.

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Micron and ATP continuity program to provide DDR2 DRAM beyond scheduled EOL

October 21, 2018

Micron 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.

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WIN Semiconductors GaAs technology supports 5G equipment/network infrastructure

October 21, 2018

WIN Semiconductors Corp., Taiwan, reports the development and deployment of 5G user equipment and network infrastructure for the sub-6GHz and mmWave frequency bands.

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AES expands gas handling solutions with acquisition of Advanced Research Manufacturing

October 21, 2018

Applied 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.

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Global semiconductor sales increase 14.9% year-to-year in August

October 21, 2018

The 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.

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New fabs invest over $220 billion; 2019 to mark all-time spending high

October 21, 2018

SEMI, 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.

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Nucor to invest $650 million in Gallitin flat-rolled sheet steel mill to expand production

October 21, 2018

Nucor 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.

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Fan blade flaws continue to plague airlines

October 19, 2018

More 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.

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ASM International Recognizes the 2018 Class of Fellows

October 17, 2018

Leading technical society recognizes members for distinguished contributions to materials science and engineering with the 2018 Class of Fellows of ASM (FASM)

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