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Buehler and Instron exhibit latest test/analysis instruments at ISTFA 2018

November 09, 2018

Buehler, Lake Bluff, Ill., and Instron, Norwood, Mass., demonstrated their latest innovations, accessories, and consumables for materials testing in the electronics industry at ISTFA 2018.

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Oxford’s CMOS-based EBSD detector cuts acquisition time to two hours in Tata Steel lab

November 09, 2018

Oxford Instruments, England, announces that Tata Steel, India, recently upgraded its EBSD facility at its Advanced Material Characterization Laboratory by replacing the existing Oxford Instruments Nordlys detector and Aztec HKL EBSD, with the latest CMOS sensor-based Symmetry EBSD detector system.

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Tescan’s newest plasma FIB-SEM enables large area cross sections, high throughput rate

November 09, 2018

Tescan USA, Warrendale, Pa., introduces the S9000X, its latest flagship Xe plasma FIB-SEM, which provides precise, damage-free large area cross-sectioning coupled with a high throughput rate, up to 50 times faster than conventional gallium FIBs.

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H.C. Starck Analytical Services to become independent company named ChemiLytics

November 09, 2018

H.C. Starck Analytical Services, Germany, announces that it will become an independent company with the name ChemiLytics GmbH & Co. KG, yet will remain part of the H.C. Starck Group and will serve both internal and external customers.

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ISTFA 2018 Conference summary and highlights

November 08, 2018

Two weeks ago, ASM Events coordinated the International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA) in Phoenix, co-located with the IEEE International Test Conference (ITC).

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Presto Engineering certifies semiconductor test facility in France to ISO quality standard

October 22, 2018

Presto Engineering, San Jose, Calif., reports that it has completed certification to the ISO 9001:2015 quality standard at its facility in Caen, France, which is Europe’s largest independent semiconductor test facility.

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Semiconductor equipment sales forecast $62 Billion in 2018,a new record

October 21, 2018

SEMI, Washington, reports that worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment are projected to increase 9.7 percent to $62.1 billion in 2018, exceeding the historic high of $56.6 billion set last year.

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Thermo Scientific Verios SEM extends sub-nanometer resolution over full energy range

October 21, 2018

Thermo Scientific, Waltham, Mass., has developed the Verios G4 scanning electron microscope, which has extended sub-nanometer resolution over the full 1 keV to 30 keV energy range to novel materials such as catalyst particles, nanotubes, porosities, interfaces, and other nanoscale structures.

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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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