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Rave mask repair/cleaning business now part of Bruker semiconductor metrology division

April 11, 2019

Bruker Corp., Billerica, Mass., announces that it has acquired the semiconductor mask repair and cleaning business of Rave LLC, a leading provider of nanomachining and laser photomask repair equipment. For calendar year 2018, the acquired business was profitable and had revenues of approximately $25 million. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed, and the business has now...

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Hitachi High-Tech micro-spot XRF analyzer now offered by Eastern Applied Research

March 22, 2019

Eastern Applied Research, Buffalo, N.Y., recently named as an Authorized Distributor of Hitachi High-Tech Science Corp., now offers an XRF analyzer developed for ultrathin film measurements and micro-spot analysis needs: the Hitachi FT-150 series.

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Cambridge spin-out company produces graphene sheets one atomic layer thick for wafers

March 22, 2019

Paragraf, a recent University of Cambridge spin-out company in England, has started producing graphene – a sheet of carbon just one atomic layer thick – at up to eight inches (20 cm) in diameter, large enough for commercial electronic devices.

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Rigaku EDXRF instrument analyzes elements from Na through U in almost any matrix

March 22, 2019

Rigaku, Japan, announces the newest addition to the NEX DE series, the Rigaku NEX DE VS direct excitation variable-spot EDXRF elemental analyzer, which is uniquely suited for small spot analysis applications.

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DualBeam FIB-SEM microscope for semiconductors includes new feedback systems

March 22, 2019

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, Mass., introduces its latest and most advanced focused ion beam scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM) for nanometer-scale materials characterization and analysis: the Thermo Scientific Helios 5 DualBeam microscope.

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Applied Materials receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award

March 22, 2019

Applied Materials Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., has been recognized by Intel as a recipient of a 2018 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award.

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SEMI launches initiative to build talent pipeline critical to global electronics industry

March 22, 2019

SEMI, Mil[pitas, Calif., the global industry association serving the electronics manufacturing supply chain, announces SEMI Works, a comprehensive program to attract, develop and retain the talent critical to the worldwide electronics industry’s continued innovation and growth.

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Bruker wins IF Design awards for three different spectrometer products

March 22, 2019

Bruker, Munich, has been awarded the IF (International Forum) Design Award for three different products: the FT-IR spectrometers Invenio and Alpha II, as well as the FT-NIR spectrometer MPA II in the categories “Industry” and “Medicine/Health” of the discipline “Product Design.”

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Leica DM3 XL microscope features macro objective with 30% larger field, LED lighting

March 21, 2019

Leica Microsystems, Buffalo Grove, Ill., introduces the Leica DM3 XL microscope system that includes a macro objective enabling a 30% increase in field of view and a wide choice of different stage inserts: metal inserts, wafer holders, and mask holders.

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Keyence 3D Scanner CMM VL Series captures surface data and color information

March 21, 2019

Keyence, Itasca, Ill., has launched its new VL Series of 3D Scanner CMM, which provides a structured light scanner with full 360 degree measurement and claims fully traceable measurements of ±10 μm accuracy with 2 µm repeatability.

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