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Rigaku Smart Sample Loading System enables vacuum chuck to load 50-gram specimens

May 20, 2019

Rigaku, Japan, introduces its new Smart Sample Loading System (SSLS), in which a vacuum chuck can be used to load samples into pre-loaded sample holders, saving time and increasing the number of samples that can be held on the sample deck

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Hitachi High-Technologies launches scanning electron microscopes for large specimens

May 20, 2019

Hitachi High-Technologies Corp., Tokyo, announces that it will commence sales of the SU3800 and the oversized SU3900 scanning electron microscopes, which feature the ability to accommodate large, heavy specimens, along with advanced functionalities for automated measurement and wide-angle camera navigation.

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Nanotronics patented Super Resolution imaging system identifies defects in less time

May 17, 2019

Nanotronics, Brooklyn, N.Y., has expanded its Super Resolution imaging system portfolio with a new patented system that identifies and classifies defects at lower resolutions than traditional inspection microscopy, providing faster scan times and enhanced throughput.

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

May 17, 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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Axial Suspension Plasma Sprayed Ceramic Coatings for Semiconductor Applications

May 17, 2019

This ITSC 2019 presentation discusses the plasma treatment of large-scale substrates, because the size of semiconductor and flat-panel-display (FPD) production equipment for dry etching and sputtering has been increasing due to the increased size of both silicon wafers and displays.

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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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