Toshiba has announced it will build a new production facility to relocate its semiconductor operations and redress the problems caused by the 2011 floods and to meet future growth demands. The plant, which will be operated by subsidiary Toshiba Semiconductor Thailand Ltd (TST), will be 135,000 square metres and be due for completion in the spring of 2013, production will begin in the subsequent months.Read more >>
The European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) has announced that Carlos Lee will become its new director general with immediate effect. The announcement, made at the association’s recent annual general meeting, will see Lee replace Thomas Pearsall, who has been with the organization since its formulation in 2003.Read more >>
Sematech has announced that the centrotherm photovoltaics AG subsidiary, centrotherm thermal solutions, will join its Front End Program (FEP) to develop low-temperature processing techniques for use in high-performance logic and advanced memory applications such as metal oxide RRAM devices.
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Fujitsu’s board of directors has approved the following appointments, resignations and promotions effective from April 1, 2012. The announcement includes the appointment of Kazuhiro Igarashi and Yoshihiko Hanada as the company’s two new corporate senior VPs. All 44 executives, other than those mentioned below will remain in their current posts.Read more >>
By Sven Grünzig, Nemotek Technologie, Rabat, Morocco
ABSTRACT - This paper presents a calculation model and conclusions with focus on the comparison of low-throughput and high-throughput lithography clusters via an analysis of the lithography Cost of Ownership (COO) and applied data of the Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) and Overall Factory Efficiency (OFE).Read more >>