(August 10, 2007) MANCHESTER, NH J P Sercel Associates (JPSA) expanded its contract manufacturing, job shop, and applications laboratory capabilities with various laser types, including infrared (IR) and "green" lasers for thin-film solar-panel manufacturing and other developing industries. The company also supplemented its DPSS and excimer laser capacity with more workstations, performing tasks such as wafer singulation and LED lift-off. Micromachining services are bolstered by the additions.
(August 10, 2007) SAN FRANCISCO Jerry Coder, president emeritus of the semiconductor materials business unit of Dupont Electronic Technologies, was elected by SEMI as chairman of the industry association's International Board of Directors. Coder succeeds Archie Hwang, chairman and CEO of Hermes-Epitek, who served for the past year.