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December 28, 2018Buehler, an ITW company, Lake Bluff, Ill., introduces the AutoMet family, semi-automatic grinder-polishers with advanced programming features such as method storage and z-axis material removal to ensure consistent results regardless of operator.
December 17, 2018SEMI, 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.
December 16, 2018Covalent Metrology, Sunnyvale, Calif., a provider of analytical services, announces a new partnership with Rigaku Corp., Japan, a global leader in X-ray analytical instrumentation, to support American high-tech industries with the most advanced metrology capabilities in the world.
December 16, 2018Rudolph Technologies Inc., Wilmington, Mass., announces the availability of its NovusEdge system for edge, notch, and backside inspection of unpatterned wafers.
December 15, 2018Oxford Instruments, Oxfordshire, U.K., announces the launch of MQ-Auto, a sample automation system for the MQC+ range of benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance analyzers.
December 15, 2018Shimadzu, Japan, announces its new AG-X Plus series of universal testers with enhanced rigidity, advanced software, and greater accuracy.
December 15, 2018Advantest Corp., Tokyo, has developed advanced test solutions that enable 5G connectivity for such diverse applications as mobile electronics, medical devices, automotive systems, retail business, and big data.
December 15, 2018Silicon Labs, Austin, Texas, announces that it has joined the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which represents U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research. Silicon Labs joins several other companies that have become SIA members within the last year: Cree, Nvidia, Xilinx, Arm, SK Hynix, and KLA-Tencor.
December 12, 2018Olympus Corp., Tokyo, announces the development of a new high-sensitivity model of the SpinSR10 super resolution imaging system that offers three times the brightness of the standard model.
December 12, 2018Astronics Corp., East Aurora, N.Y., announces an agreement to sell the intellectual property and certain assets associated with its semiconductor test business to Advantest Corp., Tokyo, for $185 million in cash.