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The blog is written by Semiconductor Fabtech's Editor-in-Chief, Mark Osborne. Mark is also the Senior News Editor for Photovoltaics International and the PV-Tech website. He has launched multiple technology titles in print and online covering manufacturing in the automotive, shipping, semiconductor and solar sectors in a publishing career spanning three decades. Mark started blogging in 2005, the first technology editor to do so and has worked online since 1996. A veteran manufacturing technology journalist and editor, Mark as been responsible for a series of innovative formats for delivering technical content to an engineering-based audience.

Applied Materials could save DFM

26 July 2007
At first glance, the appointment of Aart J. de Geus to serve on Applied Materials' Board of Directors doesn't seem all that interesting! Read more >>

The name game revisited

25 July 2007
As luck would have it, the Intel/STM memory spin-off got a new name during SEMICON West, though I must admit I only noticed the other day. My gut feeling said they might do it at this time but must also admit to not having any insider info on that one. Read more >>

Normal biz will be resumed!

24 July 2007
SEMICON West may be over but we have an amazing backlog of stories and blogs to push out this week and next, and also we have to start trawling through some of the most important new product introductions. Adding to the workload if that wasn't enough is the fact that the quarterly financials are now underway so please be kind to us! Read more >>

Order bookings: picking up the pieces

24 July 2007
I have recently commented on the expected fall in 2H07's capital equipment orders as the massive spending plans at both NAND and DRAM chip manufacturers fall of the cliff! Read more >>

AMD: Take financial analysts with a pinch of salt

09 July 2007
The rumors of an imminent business shift away from internal manufacturing and a shift towards foundries for AMD continues with a story over at EE Times that refers to a report from financial house FBR. Read more >>