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Alchimer continues Asian expansion through agreement with Kromax in Taiwan
In a move that underscores growing demand for its wet deposition process in Asia, Alchimer S.A. has signed an agreement with Kromax International Corp., a Taiwanese company that represents leading semiconductor and flat-panel equipment manufacturers and material suppliers in ...
 
Fiscal year 2010 marked by strong growth of all MEMSCAP business divisions
MEMSCAP (NYSE Euronext: MEMS), the leading provider of innovative solutions based on MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) technology, announced today its earnings for fiscal year 2010.

Solid revenue growth and break-even level for continuing operations
 
MEMS foundry Micralyne names Sean Lord new Vice President, Engineering
Lord brings over 20 years of senior engineering and research experience to the Edmonton-based company.

As Vice President, Engineering, Lord will be responsible for managing Micralyne’s skilled engineering staff and guiding the company’s MEMS ...
 
Eastman Kodak opens Asia-Pacific Solutions centre in Singapore
Kodak did not give the exact investment figure but it hinted that it will be less than S$100 million.

Used in inkjet printers, the technology known as MEMS - or microfluidics in micro-electromechanical systems - allows microscopic ink shoots that are ...
 
VTI Technologies announces record sales in 2010
“Following the global economic downturn, demand picked up in all of VTI’s main business areas and VTI’s MEMS solutions were selected for several important customer projects. The total market for MEMS components increased by 18% to USD 7 billion in 2010 ...
 
MEMSIC announces fourth-quarter 2010 results
  • Revenues rose to $11.4 million from $5.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2009.
    Gross margin was 41.1% compared to 47.8% in the 2009 quarter.
  • Operating expenses totaled $6.3 million compared to $3.9 million in the 2009 quarter, including ...
 
MEMS venture wins $27k in annual Michigan Business Challenge
MEMStim sells MEMS electrode leads to medical device companies and won $20,000 for the Pryor-Hale award for best business, $5,000 for the Williamson award for Outstanding Business and Business/Engineering Team and won $2,000 for the Outstanding Presentation Award. MEMStim ...
 
Kionix names Michael Maia Vice President Americas Sales and Marketing
Maia will be located in the company’s Silicon Valley office and will report to Kenneth Salky, Kionix Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing. Maia has more than 25 years of experience in the electronics industry, most recently as Vice President for the Gaming ...
 
Sensata Technologies holding N.V. announces proposed secondary offering of 20,000,000 ordinary shares
In this offering, which is subject to market and other conditions, 20,000,000 ordinary shares are being sold by existing shareholders as identified in the prospectus relating to the offering. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,000,000 ...
 
FLIR systems reports fourth quarter and full year 2010 financial results
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2010. Revenue was $434.4 million, up 39% compared to fourth quarter 2009 revenue of $311.6 million. Operating income in the fourth quarter was $100.6 million, up 12% ...
 
Discera names Hernan DeGuzman as Vice President of Sales
Discera, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor MEMS timing technology, today announced it has named Hernan DeGuzman as Vice President of Sales. Mr. DeGuzman has over 25 years experience in delivering mission critical and high performance semiconductor technologies in ...
 
FLIR systems reports fourth quarter and full year 2010 financial results
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2010. Revenue was $434.4 million, up 39% compared to fourth quarter 2009 revenue of $311.6 million. Operating income in the fourth quarter was $100.6 million, up 12% ...
 
TSMC scores strong sales performance in Jan. despite usually weak season
Normally, the first quarter of a year is the slack season for the general electronics industry, including silicon foundry segment, in which TSMC is the No.1 player worldwide. The appreciation of the New Taiwan dollar against the U.S. dollar should have compounded TSMC`s ...
 
X-FAB expands management team
In his new role, Mr. De Winter will work closely with Hans-Juergen Straub, the current CEO of X-FAB, and join him to accelerate the company’s growth as the leading “More than Moore” foundry. Rudi De Winter will be responsible for Research & Development, ...
 
Tegal sells DRIE assets to SPTS
Tegal Corporation, (Nasdaq: TGAL) today announced the sale of its Deep Reactive Ion Etch (DRIE) and certain related assets to SPP Process Technology Systems Ltd (SPTS).  Tegal will receive aggregate consideration of approximately $2.1 million, including $1.6 million in ...
 
Sand 9 appoints Greg Waters to Board of Directors
Sand 9, Inc., a technology company developing precision timing products for wireless applications, today announced the appointment of Skyworks Executive Vice President, Greg Waters, to their Board of Directors. Mr. Waters will help Sand 9 manage the transition from development...
 
Olympus MEMS foundry, Nagano, Japan
The expansion also increases Olympus' facilities for MEMS assembly with an increased priority and focus on research and development.

The foundry is located in Nagano Prefecture and is undergoing a $25 million expansion over three years. The assembly facility is ...
 
Tessera Technologies announces fourth quarter and full year 2010 results
“2010 was a record revenue year for Tessera, with total revenue of $301.4 million,” said Henry R. Nothhaft, Tessera’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We continued our innovation efforts during the year, spending $74.1 million in research and ...
 
SPP Process Technology Systems (SPTS) acquires Primaxx Inc., expands footprint in MEMS manufacturing
SPP Process Technology Systems (SPTS), a leading manufacturer of plasma etch, deposition, and thermal processing equipment for the semiconductor industry today announced it had completed the transfer of ownership of Primaxx Inc. from SPTS’ parent company, Sumitomo ...
 
ISS Proxy Advisory Services and Glass Lewis & Co. recommend DALSA Corporation shareholders vote in favour of the acquisition by Teledyne
A Special Meeting of the shareholders will be held at DALSA’s headquarters, located at 605 McMurray Road, Waterloo, Ontario on February 10, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). Shareholders are urged to carefully read the information circular mailed to them in connection ...
 
FormFactor, Inc. reports fourth quarter and annual results
FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010, that ended on December 25, 2010. Quarterly revenues were $43.9 million, down 7% from $47.3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2010, and up 33% from $33.0 million in...
 
DALSA acquisition lets us look at the MEMS world differently
DALSA, established in 1980, based in Waterloo Ontario Canada has 1,000 employees, including 400 at its semiconductor foundry in Bromont, near Montreal. It had annual sales of $200.0 million with an EBITDA of $34.3 million and Net Income of $12.9 million giving it a ...
 
MEMSCAP : Revenue growth: 29% for the fourth quarter and 41% for fiscal year 2010
MEMSCAP (Paris:MEMS)(NYSE Euronext: MEMS), the leading provider of innovative solutions based on MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) technology, announced today its earnings for the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2010.

Both fourth quarter and fiscal year...
 
DALSA reports fourth quarter 2010 financial results
For the full year 2010, the Company achieved revenue of $212.3 million and net income from continuing operations of $19.2 million or $1.04 per share, diluted. The following two tables summarize the key results for the fourth quarter of 2010 and for the full year 2010 and ...
 
Microvisk secures £6 million to launch world's first diagnostic smartstrip in 2011
The round included investment from Porton Capital, Oxford Technology Management, New Hill (Boston, USA), Midven, the Rainbow Seed Fund, Finance Wales and private investors. Previous rounds in 2010 saw Microvisk attract £4.5m from new and existing investors.

 
Silicon Laboratories expands timing solutions with acquisition of SpectraLinear
SpectraLinear’s family of low-power, highly programmable and small-footprint silicon clocking solutions is optimized for consumer electronics and embedded applications such as portable media players, residential gateways and digital cameras. Similar to Silicon ...
 
ST to maintain capex above $1 billion in 2011
The investment money is required to support revenue growth faster than the served market dynamic, ST said as it announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2010. In particular ST is planning to invest for the manufacture of MEMS, automotive ...
 
Freescale moving closer to IPO-source
NXP's IPO last year disappointed, has since recovered. Diversified chipmaker Freescale Semiconductor [FSLSM.UL], owned by a consortium of private equity firms, is close to hiring banks to underwrite its expected initial public offering, a source familiar with the situation ...
 
STMicroelectronics reports 2010 fourth quarter and full year financial results
Fourth Quarter 2010 President and CEO Carlo Bozotti commented, “ST had a very strong finish to the year. Our fourth quarter revenues came in near the top end of our range, increasing 6.6% sequentially on broad-based strength in analog, MEMS, microcontrollers and ...
 
STMicroelectronics and Bluechiip to cooperate in manufacturing of unique MEMS-based tracking tags
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), the leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) devices for consumer and portable applications, and Bluechiip Limited, an innovative early-stage company that has developed a groundbreaking tracking solution, today announced that ...
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