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Coventor announces global expansion with new office in Southern Europe and distribution agreement in China
Coventor®, Inc., the leading supplier of software for developing micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), today announced it has expanded its reach in two key geographies with the opening of a new office in Italy, and a new distribution agreement in China. The expansion ...
 
Top-level appointments boost Microvisk’s product launch
St Asaph-based Microvisk Technologies has recruited medical industry veteran Bill Moffitt as chairman and Peter Whitehouse as its chief finance officer.

The company has also announced the broadening of its patent portfolio with the grant of its second patent in ...
 
Movea sees success with miniaturised 9-axis Inertial Measurement Unit
Movea, a world leader in motion technology, has created a wireless, miniaturised, Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that uses MEMS sensors to accurately measure 9 Degree-of-Freedom (DOF) motion with a PCB module that is about the size of a small wristwatch.  The ...
 
Tecan and HP to provide faster, more accurate drug screening
The Tecan Group (SIX Swiss Exchange: TECN) and HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that they have entered into an agreement to commercialize products based on HP’s high-performance inkjet dispensing technology for pharmaceutical drug discovery. The new dispensing technology ...
 
Discera ships industry’s first application programmable MEMS oscillators to reduce development and lead times across communications,
Discera, Inc., a leading provider of silicon timing solutions announced the availability of its high performance DSC21XX I2C and DSC22XX SPI application programmable MEMS oscillators. These oscillators are available in single and dual-output configurations with fully ...
 
WiSpry signs far-reaching distribution agreement with EDOM technology
WiSpry, Inc., the leader in tunable radio frequency (RF) semiconductor products for the wireless industry, today announced a distribution agreement with EDOM Technology, a leading distributor of electronic components and semiconductors in Asia. EDOM will distribute ...
 
Akustica’s new AKU230 digital microphone is Bosch- built; It includes World’s smallest fully integrated MEMS device
The new AKU230—which represents Akustica’s 4th-generation MEMS microphone—is the company’s first product that leverages the extensive MEMS fabrication capabilities and global supply chain of Bosch, which acquired Akustica in 2009. Akustica chose to move...
 
VTI starts volume production of the CMR3000 3-axis gyro sensor
Consumer electronics is the fastest growing MEMS market. According to iSuppli’s market forecasts, the market size for 3-axis gyroscopes will be more than 200 million pieces this year. Growth is particularly fast thanks to the success of gaming, smart phones, tablet PCs ...
 
Colibrys SA strengthens its presence in China
Colibrys has profited from significant growth within China across many different markets these past years in particular for instrumentation and industrial applications. To support the increasing number of customers we have decided to strengthen our investment in China and ...
 
40% increase in sales for OAI for 2010
OAI announces a 40% increase in sales for the year 2010.  The growth was attributed to repeat orders for production equipment from major semiconductor companies as well as exports of MEMS front and backside lithography equipment..  “The loyalty of our customers...
 
Freescale and CEA-Leti celebrate 10 Years of MEMS collaboration
Freescale Semiconductor and CEA-Leti, a leading research lab for micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) products and technologies, have partnered for the past decade to combine their expertise in MEMS development. Building on collaborative efforts that began in 2001, Freescale...
 
Semiconductor companies to unwrap new products March 28-31 at Globalpress Electronics Summit2011 in Santa Cruz
Globalpress Connection (www.globalpresspr.com), a global public-relations agency that brings international media directly to the high-tech industry, announced that a number of semiconductor companies will use the Globalpress Electronics Summit2011 as a forum to unveil new ...
 
Pixart 1Q11 revenues could decline 20% sequentially, says chairman
With shipments of high-margin games console products down and quote reductions for mouse products, gross margin will fall below 40% to around 35-36%, according to Huang. The Taiwan-based company is however, still bullish on the optical touch controller market and will enter ...
 
COWIN at the MNBS Cluster Meeting 2011
Micro-Nano-Bio Convergence Systems is a major domain within the field of Microsystems & Smart Systems Integration, which is being supported by the European Commission under the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) priority. The EU-funded projects in this ...
 
Interview with Jerome Baron of Yole Developpement on CMOS innovation
Q: Please briefly describe Yole Developpement's involvement with the image sensors industry. 
As a market research and strategy consulting company active in the MEMS & Sensor markets since 1998, it was quite straightforward for our company to extend our ...
 
Texas Instruments DLP announces optimized chipsets to enable brighter images using less power for mobile and embedded pico projector users
The chipsets are designed to enhance image brightness without increasing power usage for both WVGA (native DVD resolution) devices, such as mobile phones, and VGA devices, such as digital cameras and camcorders. 

TI DLP's Pico chip technology is already ...
 
Collaboration agreement announced between ITRI, Taiwan and Oxford Instruments
The agreement is based on Oxford Instruments providing an HBLED related process research centre staffed by Oxford Instruments’ process engineers at ITRI, benefitting both ITRI and Oxford Instruments’ extensive Far Eastern customer base. ITRI is an applied research ...
 
Arrow Electronics signs global distribution agreement with SiTime for MEMS-based silicon timing solutions
Under the agreement, Arrow will distribute SiTime’s complete portfolio of MEMS-based oscillators and clock generators to customers in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. “Arrow brings best-in-class engineering and support ...
 
Avago Technologies selects automated inspection and metrology solution from Rudolph for advanced optoelectronic devices
Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC), a leading provider of process characterization equipment and software for wafer fabs and advanced packaging facilities, announces orders for its NSX® Series from Avago Technologies Manufacturing (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Avago will ...
 
STMicroelectronics extends Sound Terminal® advantage for miniaturized, high-quality audio equipment
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leading supplier of ICs for consumer and mobile products, has unveiled an audio processing chip that connects directly to the latest miniature microphones and provides a new way of boosting performance from small, low-cost, or even damaged ...
 
SemiLEDs subsidiary Helios Crew launches LED using MEMS silicon packaging
The S35 is a packaged LED that integrates MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) with semiconductor processing to produce what is claimed to be a unique silicon packaging technology. In conjunction with a high-brightness SemiLEDs chip, the compact size, silicon sub-mount ...
 
X-FAB and MFI combine MEMS foundry offerings
X-FAB Silicon Foundries and MEMS Foundry Itzehoe GmbH (MFI) today announced they will join forces to address the market for high-volume MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) and will combine their existing MEMS foundry capabilities and resources. X-FAB acquired a ...
 
RF MEMS packaging collab from DelfMEMS, KFM Technology
The collaboration will enable DelfMEMS to provide a lower-cost, efficient RF MEMS platform and related products targeting mobile applications.

DelfMEMS has a patent portfolio of anchorless micro-mechanical devices for RF applications. DelfMEMS proposes a new ...
 
SiTime extends leadership with highest performance silicon MEMS timing platform
SiTime Corporation, the leader in MEMS-based silicon timing solutions, today introduced their “Encore” platform, the industry’s highest performance Silicon MEMS timing solution. This revolutionary platform offers excellent stability, phase noise, jitter and ...
 
SemiProbe announces new vacuum probing module
The vacuum probing module allows users to test devices at wafer level in a vacuum.  Because many devices such as MEMS gyros are later packaged in a hermetically sealed vacuum package, this system allows testing in conditions simulating the final package.  The testing...
 
What can we expect in 2011 in the MEMS business...?
MEMS is a very fragmented market: - A limited number of applications have a market size above $200M (less than 10).
- Simplification of manufacturing is still an objective: The Yole MEMS law « One product, one process, one packaging » is still there
 
MEMS facts to watch in 2011!
First, as 2010 came to a close, we have identified first signals of what could be a re-org of the MEMS business and supply chain. This is just happening for the microphone business. If we look are the supply chain, we will see fragmentation of the activities with some ...
 
Next Generation of MEMS gyroscopes and inertial combo sensors from SensorDynamics
Introduction SensorDynamics is a well known manufacturer of automotive grade MEMS gyroscopes and inertial combo sensors such as SD721 (single axis gyroscope), SD755 (gyroscope plus accelerometer) and SD78x family (gyroscope plus 3D accelerometer) mainly for Rollover and ESC. ...
 
Master bond UV curable adhesives, sealants, coatings, and potting & encapsulation compounds
Environmentally safe, these compounds emit no volatiles or vapors during cure. They remain stable even after prolonged storage at room temperature until exposed to a UV light source, virtually eliminating pot life problems. Remarkably fast curing with standard UV cure ...
 
KACST-INTEL CENA kicks off research at imec
CENA focuses on leading-edge research on advanced nano-processing and fabrication technology, and aims at supporting the growth of Saudi Arabia's knowledge-based economy and at boosting its competitiveness on both regional and international levels.

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