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Buehler introduces programmable AutoMet grinder-polishers with intuitive touch screen

December 28, 2018

Buehler, 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.

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

December 17, 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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Covalent Metrology and Rigaku partner to deliver new semiconductor lab resources

December 16, 2018

Covalent 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.

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Rudolph Technologies develops high-sensitivity system for inspection of unpatterned wafers

December 16, 2018

Rudolph Technologies Inc., Wilmington, Mass., announces the availability of its NovusEdge system for edge, notch, and backside inspection of unpatterned wafers.

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Oxford Instruments launches sample automation for benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance

December 15, 2018

Oxford Instruments, Oxfordshire, U.K., announces the launch of MQ-Auto, a sample automation system for the MQC+ range of benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance analyzers.

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Shimadzu AG-X Plus universal testers deliver high-control with advanced software

December 15, 2018

Shimadzu, Japan, announces its new AG-X Plus series of universal testers with enhanced rigidity, advanced software, and greater accuracy.

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Advantest develops test capabilities for 5G medical devices, mobile electronics

December 15, 2018

Advantest 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.

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Silicon Labs joins Semiconductor Industry Association

December 15, 2018

Silicon 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.

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Olympus high-sensitivity imaging microscope provides three times more brightness

December 12, 2018

Olympus 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.

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Astronics sells semiconductor testing business to Advantest for $185 million

December 12, 2018

Astronics 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.

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