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SkyWater selects Veeco’s Waferstorm for 3D monolithic system-on-a-chip development

May 17, 2019

Veeco Instruments Inc., Plainview, N.Y., announces that SkyWater Technology Foundry has taken delivery of the WaferStorm single wafer wet process system to support advanced development work for the design and fabrication of next-generation 3D monolithic System-on-a-Chip (3DSoC) technology.

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U.S. semiconductor industry calls for federal policies to promote advanced chip technology

May 14, 2019

The Semiconductor Industry Association, Washington, has released a set of government policy recommendations for sustaining and strengthening America’s global leadership in semiconductor technology and ensuring that the United States wins the race to harness the transformative semiconductor-enabled technologies of the future.

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Leco metallographic mounting press offers simple operation, touchscreen interface

May 13, 2019

Leco, Saint Joseph, Mich., introduces the MX400 mounting press, which offers dual mount capability, a slim eight-inch design, a simple steel closure, low thermal mass, and energy-efficient heating with substantially faster cooling than previous generations of mounting presses.

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Saki introduces ultra-fast 2D bottom-side automated optical inspection for PCBs

May 13, 2019

Saki Corp., Japan, announces the release of its new 2Di-LU1 inline bottom-side automated optical inspection system, which automates the bottom-side inspection process, eliminates board flipping and handling, and ensures quality after the potting, dip, wave, and selective soldering processes.

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Optotherm thermal imaging microscope designed for semiconductor failure analysis

May 13, 2019

Optotherm, Sewickley, Pa., offers the Sentris thermal imaging microscope, which pinpoints the low-level infrared thermal emissions by IC faults such as short circuits and leakage current.

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Thermo Scientific ColorSEM integrates elemental analysis with color imaging

May 13, 2019

Thermo Scientific, Hillsboro, Ore., introduces the ColorSEM, with the first commercial solution that includes elemental analysis integrated with unique color imaging.

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ON Semiconductor to acquire 300 mm fab from GlobalFoundries for $100 million

May 13, 2019

ON Semiconductor Corp., Phoenix, and GlobalFoundries, Santa Clara, Calif., have entered into a definitive agreement for ON Semiconductor to acquire a 300 mm fab located in East Fishkill, New York.

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Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis division wins Queen’s award for x-ray detection system

May 13, 2019

Oxford Instruments, England, announces that its NanoAnalysis division has won the Enterprise 2019 Queen’s Award for the Ultim Extreme detector system which, when used in an electron microscope, enables very low-energy x-rays to be detected in semiconductor samples.

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One Minute Mentor: Ductile iron austempering temperature and time

May 09, 2019

The austempering temperature is the primary determinant of the final microstructure and therefore the hardness and strength of the austempered ductile iron product.

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Wisconsin Oven ships five ovens to East Carolina Metal Treating for stress relieving

May 07, 2019

Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, has shipped five electrically heated standard draw batch series ovens with maximum operating temperatures of 1250°F to East Carolina Metal Treating in Raleigh, N.C., for stress relieving.

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