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  1. Advantest Again Earns Distinction As A VLSI 5 Star Company And Its 31st Consecutive Appearance On The VLSIresearch 10 BEST List In Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey

    Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) has once again received a VLSI 5 Star customer satisfaction rating and has been named to VLSIresearch’s renowned 10 BEST list for the 31st consecutive year

  2. Silicon Reclaim Wafer Market Logs Second Year Of Strong Growth But Softening Ahead

    Logging a second consecutive year* of strong growth, the silicon wafer reclaim market surged 19 percent to $603 million in 2018 on the strength of a record number of reclaimed wafers processed, SEMI, the industry association representing the global electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, reported today in its 2018 Silicon Reclaim Wafer Characterization Summary

  3. RF Power Semiconductors Pass US$1.5B For 2018 With GaN Driving The Market Upward

    Spending on RF power semiconductors (for <4GHz and >3W) continued to grow in 2018, surpassing the US$1.5B mark, found ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative technologies.

  4. GOWIN Semiconductor Joins Arm DesignStart Offering Free Arm Cortex-M Processors For Its FPGA Product Families

    GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., the world’s fastest-growing programmable logic company, announces a collaboration with Arm Limited to bring the mature Arm® embedded ecosystem to GOWIN’s FPGA product families

  5. Eximius Design Joins Samsung Foundry's Design Solution Partner Program In SAFE

    Eximius, a leading provider of analog and digital semiconductor design services, recently announced that as a member of SAFE (Samsung Advanced Foundry Ecosystem), the company has joined Samsung Foundry's Design Solution Partner (DSP) program

  6. Helix Semiconductors Brings Improved Power Efficiency To Range Of DC-DC Applications

    Booth #355 – Fabless power semiconductor company Helix Semiconductors today announced a new DC-DC product family that maximizes low-profile DC-DC power delivery to create leading-class, high-power density solutions

  7. 2018 Global Semiconductor Equipment Sales Jump To Record $64.5B

    Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment surged 14 percent from $56.62 billion in 2017 to an all-time high of $64.5 billion in 2018, SEMI, the industry association representing the worldwide electronics product design and manufacturing supply chain, reported today

  8. Aehr Receives Follow-On Order For FOX-XP™ Wafer Level Test And Burn-In System For High Volume Production Of Silicon Photonics Devices

    Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ: AEHR), a worldwide supplier of semiconductor test and burn-in equipment, today announced that it has received a $2.1 million follow-on order from one of its lead FOX-XP Test and Burn-in System customers for a FOX-XP System to provide additional test capacity for the customer’s increasing silicon photonics device production requirements

  9. Amtech Systems Announces Plan To Divest Solar Businesses And Focus Solely On The Profitable Growth Opportunities In Its Semiconductor Businesses

    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a manufacturer of capital equipment, including thermal processing and wafer handling automation, and related consumables used in fabricating semiconductor devices, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), silicon carbide (SiC) and silicon power chips and solar cells, today announced that following an extensive review of its businesses, Amtech management and Board of Directors have decided to focus solely on growth opportunities in the Company's semiconductor and SiC/LED polishing businesses and intend to sell the Company's solar businesses, including its Tempress and SoLayTec subsidiaries

  10. Organic Semiconductors: One Transistor For All Purposes

    In mobiles, fridges, planes – transistors are everywhere. But they often operate only within a restricted current range. LMU physicists have now developed an organic transistor that functions perfectly under both low and high currents.