While the current economic environment is imposing severe constraints on the semiconductor equipment industry, the primary driver for increasing profitability for leading-edge chipmakers is still Moore?s Law. However, moving to the next technology node will require even higher levels of R&D investment to overcome key technical barriers. The semiconductor equipment industry must find ways to make today's reduced R&D budgets meet these challenges.
XsunX, Inc., an established solar company, today announced that it is developing a breakthrough thin-film photovoltaic (TFPV) cross-industry technology that may soon utilize the excess manufacturing capacity of the mature hard disc drive (HDD) industry to mass produce high efficiency, low cost solar cells to truly capture the power of the sun.
HamaTech Advanced Process Equipment today announced its most advanced photomask processing system, the MaskTrack Pro, which extends the technology of HamaTech's highly successful MaskTrack System to Next Generation Lithography applications: 193i 22nm half pitch, Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography and Nano-Imprint Lithograph.
The Soitec Group announced today that it has entered into collaboration with IBM to pioneer 22-nanometer node and beyond silicon wafer substrate and bonding techniques that will enable wafer-level, three-dimensional integration technology for next-generation integrated circuits.
LDK Solar Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, today announced the acquisition of a controlling interest of Solar Green Technology S.p.A., an expert system integrator in the Italian market.
The company has the combination of core technology know-how in wafer bonding and stacking, manufacturing infrastructure and high-volume experience, as well as strong IP to develop the building blocks required for wafer-level 3D integration.
API Nanotronics Corp., a leading supplier of electronic systems and sub-systems, components, nano-optics and nanotechnology products to the aerospace, defense and communications sectors, today announced the acquisition of substantially all of the operating assets of Cryptek Technologies.