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ATMI teams with Ovonyx on Phase Change Memory precursor materials

24 March 2008 | Materials and Gases
ATMIATMI and Ovonyx are to collaborate on commercial high-volume chemical vapor deposition (CVD) precursor materials and processes for the introduction of phase change memory (PCM) products based on Ovonyx's PCM technology. Read more >>

Siltronic Samsung 300mm wafer fab plans ramp-up in 1H08

20 March 2008 | Materials and Gases
SiltronicSiltronic Samsung Wafer Pte. Ltd, the joint venture 300mm wafer production fab in Singapore, is expected to aggressively ramp production starting in the first half of 2008. The production of qualification wafers is already ongoing, according to Wacker AG, Siltronic’s parent company in disclosing full-year financial results. Construction started in August 2006. Read more >>

Air Liquide raises silane prices 20 percent amid tightening supply/demand dynamics

17 March 2008 | Materials and Gases
Air LiquideAir Liquide Electronics has cited ‘serious tensions in the supply chain’ with respect to silane (monosilane, SiH4), forcing the company to raise prices immediately for silane by 20 percent as contracts allow. The move comes closely behind Air Liquide’s announcement on the 6th of March, 2008 that it plans to triple silane production. Read more >>

SOI Industry Consortium welcomes Magma as 21st member

10 March 2008 | Materials and Gases
SOI Following in the footsteps of Applied Materials in February, Magma Design Automation has joined the SOI Industry Consortium as a technical member, bringing the total number of members of the organization to 21. The Consortium was established in October 2007 with the aim of furthering the adoption of SOI-based technology. Read more >>

Air Liquide expects threefold increase in silane production by 2010

06 March 2008 | Materials and Gases
Air LiquideWith silane (monosilane, SiH4) demand growing by more than 25 percent per annum due to its ubiquitous use across electronics and photovoltaic industries, Air Liquide is to further expand production from 500 tons per year to 2,000 tons per year via a new production plant being built and expected to be operational in 2010. Read more >>

Ibis Technology looking for an exit

28 February 2008 | Materials and Gases
IbisSIMOX-SOI implant equipment company Ibis Technology has employed the investment bank BlueLake Partners to look at ‘strategic alternatives’ for the company that could include offering the company for sale. Read more >>

CMP consumables growth spurred by memory manufacturers‚?? copper adoption

15 January 2008 | Materials and Gases
ImageIn a new report from materials specialist market research firm Linx Consulting, the global market for CMP slurries and pads hit a record $1.2 billion in 2007 and is projected to reach $1.7 billion in 2011. Read more >>