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Nova Measuring Instruments cuts headcount

21 November 2006
Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. will reduce its headcount by 8 percent or approximately 20 employees based on 2005 official figures of 239 employees. The job losses are mainly within its R&D and operations department based in Israel and are part of a previously announced structural change to improve its field support infrastructure. Read more >>

Bruker AXS service support engineering headcount up 30 percent

13 November 2006
Bruker AXS Inc., an X-ray tool supplier, has increased the number of its support engineers by more than 30 percent due to a dramatic increase in sales around the world, according to the company. Read more >>

NVIDIA headcount up by 1,033 in 12 months

10 November 2006
NVIDIA Corporation, a leading fabless graphics chip supplier, noted in a conference call to discuss 3Q07 financial results that the company headcount stood at 3,627 at the end of the quarter - an increase of 200 compared to the previous quarter. Of the 200, approximately 150 of the new employees were added internationally. Read more >>

600 employees to transfer from Brooks to Applied Materials

06 November 2006
As part of the $125 million all cash transaction that Applied Materials has spent on the purchase of Brooks Software, approximately 600 Brooks employees will transfer to Applied, according to Brooks Automation executives in a conference call with financial analysts to discuss the software division sale. Read more >>

Aviza Technology to create 30 new jobs at UK facility

23 October 2006
Aviza Technology plans to invest £6.4 million over a multi-year period to enhance research, development and engineering capabilities at its Newport, Wales semiconductor equipment facility. The Welsh Assembly Government's Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) program will contribute £1.2 million in grants to the project.
The company expects to create 30 direct engineering jobs in the project as well as support expanded responsibilities for an additional 50 positions, according to the company. Read more >>

Update: Vistec Lithography leaves UK for Ulbany NY

20 October 2006
According to several local Ulbany, New York State newspapers, online reports and a news posting at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") of the University at Albany, Vistec Lithography Ltd, based in Cambridge, England will relocate its complete operations to a refurbished facility close to the nanotech research hub by mid-2007. Read more >>

Erika Lyn Edgerly of Intel Corp wins Emerging Leaders Award from Society of Women Engineers

12 October 2006
The Society of Women Engineers have announced the presentation of the Emerging Leaders Award to Erika Lyn Edgerly, manufacturing engineering manager for Intel Corporation's Fab 11 in New Mexico.  Ms. Edgerly is being presented with the award to recognize her management achievements and her leadership qualities that have ensured the efficient running of one of the world's largest semiconductor fabs. Read more >>

Ultratech President resigns unexpectedly

06 October 2006
John Denzel, President and Chief Operating Officer of Ultratech Inc., has resigned his position with immediate effect, according to the press statement issued late yesterday. Mr. Denzel will continue with the company for a certain period of time reporting to Mr. Zafiropoulo but no further details were provided. Read more >>

Skyworks to cut 10 percent of workforce in restructuring move

03 October 2006
Skyworks is reducing its workforce by 425 - around 10 percent of its worldwide workforce - as part of a product consolidation plan and the exit from the baseband mobile phone market. These actions are expected to result in charges of between $85 and $95 million, the company announced. Read more >>

Brain drain all over again!

07 September 2006
The brain drain phenomenon has long been perceived as a major inhibitor to a country/region growth. Lose the brains and what are you left with? Read more >>