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Entegris' Taiwan lab, manufacturing facility serves advanced semiconductor manufacturers

Oct 20, 2011 Entegris, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTG) opened a manufacturing and research facility in Hsinchu City, Taiwan, for advanced filtration and materials handling components for the semiconductor industry and other...

Polysilicon plant waste recycling

Oct 17, 2011 By understanding how waste streams are created and recycling processes available, polysilicon plant managers can bring their facilities into closed-loop operation, say Carl Merkh and Xiaojing Sun o...

SEMI revises fab capex forecast down, still record year

Sep 7, 2011 Noting caution in the markets, SEMI has revised its World Fab Forecast to a 23% year-on-year increase, down from the 31% growth forecast in May 2011. Capital expenditure will still increase to $41....

Hamilton sensor measures semiconductor process water conductivity without transmitters

Sep 2, 2011 Hamilton Company expanded its ARC sensor line with the two-pole Conducell PWSE ARC sensor for process water conductivity measurements. Each sensor uses a built-in microprocessor to communicate with...

Cleanroom spending dominated by Asia for foreseeable future

Aug 25, 2011 Asia's cleanroom hardware and consumables spending will hit $7.5 billion in 2015, comprising over 60% of the global market, according to the latest revision to the McIlvaine Cleanrooms: World Marke...

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Semiconductor tool orders slide below billion-dollar mark in September

Oct 21, 2011 Awaiting "stability in the overall economic outlook," semiconductor device makers spent 40.4% less with North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment ye...

Materion buys EIS Optics Limited, adds Shanghai factory

Oct 20, 2011 Materion Advanced Materials Technologies acquired EIS Optics Limited, adding a 97,000sq.ft. manufacturing site in Shanghai, China for optical coatings. EIS Optics makes optical ...

Asian foundry selects Mattson RTP tool

Oct 19, 2011

Mattson Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN) won acceptance for its Helios XP rapid thermal processing (RTP) system for process of record from a major Asian foundry.

Writing an outsourcing spec that delivers

Oct 18, 2011 Once you've chosen an outsourcing partner, focus on the details. Mark Danna of Owens Design shares how to write a project specification that is adaptable and designed to bring a...

MVTS expands in California, Malaysia, and Taiwan

Oct 18, 2011 MVTS Technologies opened new offices in San Jose, CA; Penang, Malaysia; and Hsinchu, Taiwan to support growing demand for test, assembly, and other IC production equipment and s...

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