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IMEC to recruit 100 more staff this year

08 March 2007
Having secured further funding from the Government of Flanders through the period 2007-2011, IMEC is planning to hire approximately 100 extra people in 2007. The jobs cover all aspects of IMEC's expanding operations, from process and hardware technicians and engineers, operators, finance and legal experts, to both junior and senior level researchers. Read more >>

NEC Electronics America adds 60 jobs at Roseville fab

06 February 2007
NEC Electronics America has hired 60 new employees for its recently expanded fab in Roseville, California. Roseville is a 150mm wafer facility using 355-250nm processes but has recently added a 200mm line that will be capable of 150nm production. Read more >>

Transmeta to cut workforce by over 80 percent

05 February 2007
Since initiating major restructuring efforts in 2002 that included a workforce reduction of 193 employees as its low-power microprocessors failed to gain widespread market acceptance, Transmeta has continued to morph into an IP licensing business model. Read more >>

Vistec Lithography‚??s job fair to be hosted by UAlbany‚??s CNSE

16 January 2007
The University of Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) has announced that it will host a job fair for Vistec Lithography on January 24th, 2007 in the University's NanoTech Complex.  The company's entire operations have relocated from the UK to New York's Capital region, helped along by a $30 million funding grant from the New York State Assembly. Read more >>

200 researchers from NXP affected by Crolles2 withdrawal

16 January 2007
According to a news story by Reuters' Chief Executive Frans van Houten, NXP Semiconductors has stated in an interview that approximately 200 NXP researchers will be affected by the withdrawal from the Crolles2 Alliance with ST Microelectronics and Freescale Semiconductor by the end of 2007. Read more >>

Where have all the students gone?

10 January 2007
Research conducted on engineering student and academic levels in the UK has shown a severe drop in the amount of second-level students choosing the engineering path when selecting university courses.  The research, conducted by Loudhouse on behalf of C-MAC MicroTechnology in November 2006, comprised of a survey of 100 heads of engineering departments and 250 undergraduate engineering students.  The survey highlights the very real possibility of the decline of UK's engineering industry - with an accompanying negative impact on the UK's economy - and the need for action to be taken to attract more students to the industry. Read more >>

IM Flash close to staffing levels required at Lehi fab

05 January 2007
According to a report in The Salt Lake Tribune, IM Flash Technologies is close to reaching the staffing levels required for the initial production ramp at its 300mm facility in Lehi, Utah. Read more >>

Students to ‚??GetNANO‚?Ě program at Albany; AMD to benefit

15 December 2006
Hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art cleanroom R&D facility is being planned for students at The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany. The program will provide Hudson Valley students with hands-on education and training in IC fabrication as well as cleanroom protocols, operations and safety training. Read more >>

SIPEX reduces workforce further

14 December 2006
Struggling SIPEX has announced a further round of restructuring activities on the back of its recent decision to close its Hillview fab in Milpitas, California and become a fabless company. Citing weakness in the analog chip market the loss making enterprise plans to reduce its workforce to 250, down from approximately 325 currently. Read more >>

BOC Edwards to recruit skilled staff for new European HQ

05 December 2006
BOC Edwards plans to recruit technical level staff at its newly opened European semiconductor headquarters based in Grenoble, France. The company has relocated 50 employees from its sales, business management and applications engineering functions into the new location and expects to recruit more staff from the Grenoble area due to an abundance of skilled semiconductor engineers in the area, according to the company. Read more >>