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SPP Process Technology Systems (SPTS) promotes Kevin Crofton to Chief Operating Officer
SPP Process Technology Systems (SPTS), a leading manufacturer of plasma etch and deposition, and thermal processing equipment for the semiconductor industry today announced the promotion of Kevin Crofton as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Crofton was serving as the ...
 
EV group advances SOI leadership and presence in China with first order from SOI supplier Shenyang Silicon Technology
The China-U.S. joint venture firm will utilize the EVG850LT, which was shipped in September 2010, in its state-of-the-art SOI production facility to expedite its efforts to ramp up high-volume manufacture of SOI wafers.

According to SST President Hai Fengtao, ...
 
Oxford Instruments and ITRI jointly establish research center for WLP and LED packaging development
In the future, the new technologies could be transferred to Taiwan-based LED chip packaging houses to strengthen Taiwan's LED industry. Silicon substrate packaging technology on the island should see a significant breakthrough in the near term.

Unlike mainstream...
 
PVA TePla AG: Key figures for fiscal year 2010
Incoming orders of EUR 93 million (previous year: EUR 69.0 million) Order backlog of EUR 53 million (previous year: EUR 87.8 million).

PVA TePla AG, Wettenberg, a manufacturer of silicon crystallization systems as well as vacuum and high-temperature systems, ...
 
memsstar experiences strong growth in 2010
memsstar Limited, a leading provider of equipment and process expertise to the micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS) and semiconductor industries, today announced that it more than doubled its new orders in 2010 to more than US $20 million. memsstar’s sales were ...
 
SPTS ships APS etch system to Fraunhofer ISIT
The system will add new process capability to ISIT’s MEMS manufacturing line to fuel next generation development of devices such as actuators, sensors and energy harvesters.  “We have chosen to add APS to extend our offerings to the full range of deep etch ...
 
Tegal expands ProNova(TM) ICP silicon DRIE reactor family with introduction of the ProNova2(TM)
This week at SEMICON Japan, Tegal Corporation /quotes/comstock/15*!tgal/quotes/nls/tgal (TGAL 0.50, +0.01, +1.03%) , an innovator of specialized production solutions for the fabrication of advanced MEMS, power ICs and 3D ICs, will launch the newest member of its popular ...
 
PVA TePla publishes forecast for 2011 and confirms forecast for 2010
 An EBIT margin of 8-10% is expected. •         Expected consolidated sales revenues of EUR 120-130 million in 2011
•         2011 operating EBIT margin likely to be in the ...
 
SPP Process Technology Systems (SPTS) celebrates one year anniversary
SPP Process Technology Systems (SPTS), a subsidiary of Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd. (SPP), celebrates one year since it began operations in November 2009, while opening its new San Jose office. The new facility serves as home to SPTS’ Thermal Products Division ...
 
SUSS MicroTec and Fraunhofer IST introduce new technology for selective surface treatment
Local treatment of the surface prior to wafer processing replaces standard process steps and reduces the overall cost per wafer. Selective plasma activation can be applied to a variety of MEMS, optical and solar applications using direct wafer bonding or surface modification ...
 
Tegal gets repeat order for 3200 SE DRIE process module
In a release, the company said the Tegal 3200 SE DRIE process module will be shipped and installed at the customer's site in early CY2011, and will support the customer's plans for ramping production capacity for High Volume Manufacturing of MEMS image sensors.

 
EV GROUP announces 20%+ increase in revenue
In fact, the company reports it has grown, on average, approximately 20 percent year-over-year since 2003-successfully avoiding a drop in order intake and revenue even in 2008 and 2009 despite the global economic recession.

According to Hermann Waltl, EVG's ...
 
EVGroup realizes continued growth for fiscal year on top of an already successful prior year

EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and ...

 
EVG unveils EVG520L3 next-generation wafer bonding system with key cost-of-ownership advantages for advanced packaging and MEMS application
EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer-bonding and lithography equipment for the advanced semiconductor and packaging, MEMS, silicon-on-insulator (SOI) and emerging nanotechnology markets, today announced the latest addition to its industry-leading EVG500 Series of ...
 
Bosch selects Zeta Instruments Zeta-200 imaging and metrology solution for R&D activities
The leading global supplier of technology and services chose Zeta's 3D surface imaging and metrology solution to meet the rigorous measurement requirements associated with a range of Bosch R&D activities, including photovoltaics and MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) ...
 
MEMS testing: innovations in mass production
This is the fourth in our series, Think Outside the Chip….MEMS-Based Systems Solutions. In previous articles, I and my fellow authors have addressed the basic concept of MEMS-based system solutions, the role of ASICs as interface circuits with MEMS devices, and ...
 
SPTS triples revenue in 1st half 2010 over 1st half 2009, focusing on emerging micro device manufacturing sector
SPP Process Technology Systems (SPTS), a global supplier of advanced capital equipment and process technologies in the semiconductor industry and related markets, celebrates its first 9 months of positive growth ahead of the annual SEMICON West 2010 exhibition. In October ...
 
EV Group capitalizes on MEMS market leadership, further diversifies business with key 3D IC and LED manufacturing technology advances
EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced it has received an order for its EVG520IS semi-automated wafer bonding system and EVG620TB mask and bond aligner from the ...
 
Trek introduces 2200 series of high-voltage 40 watt amplifiers
TREK, INC., a designer and manufacturer of high-voltage power amplifiers and high-performance electrostatic instrumentation, introduced its 2200 Series of 40 Watt High Voltage Amplifiers. Trek’s 2200 Series offers a desirable combination of high performance and ...
 
Bestech Australia presents the A40 MEMS accelerometer from Gladiator Technologies
The single axis accelerometer now has g-ranges from 2g up to 15g and noise has been reduced to 0.025mg/root (Hz).  

The accelerometer is not only low cost, but also utilises low voltage and power. At less than 10 grams, A40 MEMS accelerometer is ...
 
EV group and the Institute of Microelectronics in Singapore partner to advance through-silicon via process development for 3D IC integratio
3D IC offers more flexibility in the designs.  By minimizing interconnect length, 3D IC can operate at higher clock rates and consume less power. The development in 3D IC will also significantly simplify chip-to-chip communications and the data transfer among the ...
 
AML launch the all new FAB12 fully automated cassette - cassette aligner wafer bonder
For MEMS, IC, WLP, 3D integration applications.
 
The modern in-situ alignment tool maintains its industry leading throughput via simultaneous heating, pumping and alignment in a single bond chamber – no cluster tool required, minimising ...
 
Rigid, room temperature curing thermal conductive epoxy for service up to 400°F
In many challenging bonding applications, elevated temperature cures are not possible. In order to overcome this deficiency, Master Bond has made available new EP21TCHT-1. Curable at room temperatures, EP21TCHT-1 has high thermal conductivity ...
 
EV Group introduces new EVG610 mask and bond aligner optimized for greater cost and process flexibility
EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that it has introduced the EVG610 mask and bond aligner, specifically to address its university and research customers' demands...
 
Multitest introduces Superior Spare Support: S3 Program for the Most Effective Spare Parts Administration and Logistics
Multitest announces that it has expanded the portfolio of its Singapore spare parts distribution center for pogo pin-based contactors. With this step, all major spare parts for test handlers and contactors are now available for fast delivery to Asian test sites.

 
BFi OPTiLAS launches new High Voltage Amplifiers for Piezo and MEMS devices
This is a very important addition to the well known existing piezo drivers such as the PZD series, 601C, and 603.

The 3 new amplifiers 2220, 2210, and 2205 are the first in a series of 6. This series is being developed to address the need for lower cost ...
 
Tegal receives order for Tegal 200 SE silicon DRIE process tool from leading MEMS research center
The Tegal 200 SE silicon DRIE system order is from a first-time Tegal DRIE customer, and is the result of a thorough competitive evaluation the customer performed on a broad range of silicon DRIE tools and tool suppliers, including competitive solutions from the customer's ...
 
Nightingale-EOS Ltd unveils the n-Gauge™ metrology tool
Devices include:
  • devices including:
  •  medical implants
  •  microengineered parts
  •  silicon wafers
  •  solar cells
  •  displays
  •  optical ...
 
Fabless to fab - MEMS company intellisense and refurbished equipment supplier Classone equipment form strategic partnership in China fab
MEMS design and development company IntelliSense today announced that it has purchased the bulk of its semiconductor process equipment for its new fab in Nanjing, China, from refurbished equipment supplier ClassOne Equipment. The alliance went so well that the two companies ...
 
Multitest introduces MEMS solution for pressure sensors
The Multitest MEMS concept equips a standard test handler with a pressure contact cassette and combines it with the pressure generator. The MEMS solution benefits from over 30 years experience in device handling and temperature performance at Multitest. The dedicated ...
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