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Dynamic changes to R&D processes, tools, technical challenges, and funding/business models will be highlighted at SEMICON West 2013, along with product displays of the latest semiconductor manufacturing technology, components and subsystems.
Following are some of the new and flagship products that will appear this week at SEMICON West, July 10-12 in the Moscone Center of San Francisco, CA.
Edwards (NASDAQ:EVAC) introduced the new iXH645H dry pump, optimized for metal-organic chemical vapor deposition, a key step in LED and compound semiconductor manufacturing.
Edwards (NASDAQ:EVAC) debuted the iXL250Q and iXL750Q dry pumps, joining the iXL500Q pump in flat panel display (FPD) Gen-4 through Gen-10 fabs.
SEMI’s annual Board of Directors election results are in, with new directors Jifan Gao, Trina Solar; Nobu Koshiba, JSR Corp.; Sue Lin, Hermes-Epitek; and Natsunosuke Yago, Ebara Corp., joining.
Enphase Energy released the 215-Series Microinverter, with a 25-year limited warranty and proprietary cabling system called Engage System. The series begins with the standalone 215Wac M215 Microinverter.
3GW more photovoltaics capacity will be installed in 2011 (21GW) over 2010 (18GW), predicts IMS Research. New positive information on supply chain pricing prompted the research firm to raise its 2011 outlook, though its long-term forecast fell slightly.
The new tool simultaneously cleans back-sides and edges of thin film solar cells in a single step. It protects the active layer from etch by process hoods and performs pencil and rear side etching with brushes and chemicals.
SEMI appointed Doug Neugold, ATMI, as Chairman of its International Board of Directors, serving his first term on the association's board. Following are all the appointments.
A spirited panel discussion involving solar PV industry organizations, vendors, and even local government on the first day of Intersolar North America explored whether and how the US can grow and nurture solar PV as a viable energy alternative.