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ACM Research to Release Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results on August 5, 2021; Conference Call on August 6, 2021

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 9:05pm

ACM develops, manufactures and sells semiconductor process equipment for single-wafer or batch wet cleaning, electroplating, stress-free polishing and thermal processes that are critical to advanced semiconductor device manufacturing, as well as wafer-level packaging.

Key Points: 
  • ACM develops, manufactures and sells semiconductor process equipment for single-wafer or batch wet cleaning, electroplating, stress-free polishing and thermal processes that are critical to advanced semiconductor device manufacturing, as well as wafer-level packaging.
  • The company is committed to delivering customized, high performance, cost-effective process solutions that semiconductor manufacturers can use in numerous manufacturing steps to improve productivity and product yield.
  • ACM Research, Inc.
  • The ACM Research logo is a trademark of ACM Research, Inc. For convenience, this trademark appears in this press release without a symbol, but that practice does not mean that ACM Research will not assert, to the fullest extent under applicable law, its rights to such trademark.

GlobalFoundries Plans to Build New Fab in Upstate New York in Private-Public Partnership to Support U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 4:30pm

MALTA, N.Y., July 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --GlobalFoundries (GF), the global leader in feature-rich semiconductor manufacturing, today announced its expansion plans for its most advanced manufacturing facility in upstate New York over the coming years.

Key Points: 
  • MALTA, N.Y., July 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --GlobalFoundries (GF), the global leader in feature-rich semiconductor manufacturing, today announced its expansion plans for its most advanced manufacturing facility in upstate New York over the coming years.
  • GF will invest $1 billion to immediately add an additional 150,000 wafers per year within its existing fab to help address the global chip shortage.
  • GF has invested more than $15 billion in its Fab 8 facility over the last decade to support innovation and increase manufacturing capacity.
  • GlobalFoundries (GF) is one of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers and the only one with a truly global footprint.

Aehr Receives $10.8 Million Order for Production Test and Burn-in of Silicon Carbide Power Semiconductors for Electric Vehicles

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 12:30pm

Our solution can not only test 100mm and 150mm diameter silicon carbide wafers, but can test the future 200mm wafers planned to be introduced over the next several years.

Key Points: 
  • Our solution can not only test 100mm and 150mm diameter silicon carbide wafers, but can test the future 200mm wafers planned to be introduced over the next several years.
  • Aehr provides a unique fully integrated solution that includes the test systems, full wafer WaferPak Contactors, and WaferPak Aligners.
  • Silicon carbide power semiconductors have emerged as the preferred technology for battery electric vehicle power conversion in on-board and off-board electric vehicle battery chargers, and the electric power conversion and control of the electric engines.
  • These stats highlight the tremendous opportunity Aehr Test has in front of it with its wafer level test and burn-in solution for electric vehicle semiconductors.

Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry, 2Q 2021 Market Report: Shipment Value Reached $15.7 Billion in the Q1 of 2021, Up 3.0% Sequentially and 28.8% y-o-y - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 10:23am

The report finds that the shipment value of the Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturing industry reached US$15.7 billion in the first quarter of 2021, up 3.0% sequentially and 28.8% year-on-year.

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  • The report finds that the shipment value of the Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturing industry reached US$15.7 billion in the first quarter of 2021, up 3.0% sequentially and 28.8% year-on-year.
  • This research report presents a shipment value forecast and a recent quarter review of the Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturing industry.
  • Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry Shipment Value, 1Q 2019 - 3Q 2021
    Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry Shipment Value by Business Type, 1Q 2019 - 3Q 2021
    Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry 8"-Equiv.
  • Wafer Shipment Volume and Utilization Rate, 1Q 2019 - 3Q 2021
    Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry Wafer Shipment Volume by Wafer Dimension, 1Q 2019 - 3Q 2021
    Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry 12-inch Wafer Shipment Volume and Utilization Rate, 1Q 2019 - 1Q 2021
    Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry 12-inch Wafer Shipment Volume by Business Type, 1Q 2019 - 1Q 2021
    Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry 8-inch and below Wafer Shipment Volume and Utilization Rate, 1Q 2019 - 1Q 2021
    Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry 8-inch and below Wafer Shipment Volume by Business Type, 1Q 2019 - 1Q 2021
    Taiwanese Foundry Industry's Shipment Value Ranking, 1Q 2019 - 1Q 2021
    Taiwanese Foundry Industry Shipment Value by Process Technology, 1Q 2019 - 1Q 2021
    Taiwanese Foundry Industry Shipment Value Share by Process Technology, 1Q 2019 - 1Q 2021
    Taiwanese DRAM Industry's Shipment Value Ranking, 1Q 2019 - 1Q 2021
    Taiwanese DRAM Industry's 8"-Equiv.

The Executive Interview: Silicon Craft Technology PCL (SET:SICT)

Friday, July 16, 2021 - 11:00am

BANGKOK, July 16, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Silicon Craft Technology PCL (SET:SICT) Co-Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Bodin Kasemset discusses the company's strategy and outlook in The Executive Interview (TEI) by ShareInvestor.com.

Key Points: 
  • BANGKOK, July 16, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Silicon Craft Technology PCL (SET:SICT) Co-Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Bodin Kasemset discusses the company's strategy and outlook in The Executive Interview (TEI) by ShareInvestor.com.
  • The semiconductor business is categorized into 2 major parts; wafer and back-end technology.
  • In my opinion, I think this is the technology that will make changes and I am very excited about it.
  • The Executive Q&A Series is presented by ShareInvestor, Asia's leading financial internet media and technology company and the largest investor relations network in the region.

MKS Instruments Announces Closing of Photon Control Acquisition

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 1:30pm

ANDOVER, Mass., July 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) (MKS), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Photon Control Inc. (TSX:PHO).

Key Points: 
  • ANDOVER, Mass., July 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) (MKS), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Photon Control Inc. (TSX:PHO).
  • Weanticipate the acquisition will further advance the MKS strategy to enhance our Surround the Chamber offering by adding optical sensors for temperature control for critical etch and deposition applications in semiconductor wafer fabrication," said MKSPresident andCEOJohn T.C.
  • In addition, Photon Control is a strong strategic fit with similar culture and vision to MKS.
  • MKS Instruments, Inc. is a global provider of instruments, systems, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity for our customers.

Kopin Announces Multiyear Development Agreement With a Leading Japanese Company for Full-Color LED Microdisplays on Silicon

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 1:30pm

Under the agreement, Kopin will develop and supply its proprietary backplane silicon wafers and its new partner will develop bonding and color conversion processes.

Key Points: 
  • Under the agreement, Kopin will develop and supply its proprietary backplane silicon wafers and its new partner will develop bonding and color conversion processes.
  • This development program, like Kopins previously announced program with Jade Bird Display to develop superbright monochrome LED microdisplays with up to 4 million nits, is customer funded.
  • Kopin was a pioneer in LED microdisplays on Si technology with some of the early patents on the technology (US 5,300,788 , 5,453,405 , 6,403,985 ).
  • The LED microdisplays from this collaboration will expand our microdisplay portfolio, making us the worlds only provider of all LCD, LCOS, OLED and LED microdisplays on Si.

Mott MGP Series Gas Purifiers

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 1:00pm

FARMINGTON, Conn., July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Mott announces the latest addition to their High Purity filtration and flow control product line with the MGP Series Gas Purifiers.These gas purifiers ensure process integrity for high purity and ultra-high purity gas applications.This full suite of purifiers is available in point-of-use and micro-bulk models and are designed to meet precise purification requirements.

Key Points: 
  • FARMINGTON, Conn., July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Mott announces the latest addition to their High Purity filtration and flow control product line with the MGP Series Gas Purifiers.These gas purifiers ensure process integrity for high purity and ultra-high purity gas applications.This full suite of purifiers is available in point-of-use and micro-bulk models and are designed to meet precise purification requirements.
  • The Mott MGP gas purifiers protect downstream instrumentation and maintain process consistency in Semiconductor fabs by removing gaseous impurities and providing filtration down to 1.5nm to improve wafer production yield.Our purification technology accommodates a wide selection of fill classes to remove virtually any impurity from a process stream.Factory regeneration is available on many models and outlet purities are
  • These products are sold through Mott's worldwide network of High Purity Product Distributors.
  • About Mott: For over 60 years, Mott's strategic vision is to deliver technological breakthroughs where none currently exist.

Mott MGP Series Gas Purifiers

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 1:00pm

FARMINGTON, Conn., July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Mott announces the latest addition to their High Purity filtration and flow control product line with the MGP Series Gas Purifiers.These gas purifiers ensure process integrity for high purity and ultra-high purity gas applications.This full suite of purifiers is available in point-of-use and micro-bulk models and are designed to meet precise purification requirements.

Key Points: 
  • FARMINGTON, Conn., July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Mott announces the latest addition to their High Purity filtration and flow control product line with the MGP Series Gas Purifiers.These gas purifiers ensure process integrity for high purity and ultra-high purity gas applications.This full suite of purifiers is available in point-of-use and micro-bulk models and are designed to meet precise purification requirements.
  • The Mott MGP gas purifiers protect downstream instrumentation and maintain process consistency in Semiconductor fabs by removing gaseous impurities and providing filtration down to 1.5nm to improve wafer production yield.Our purification technology accommodates a wide selection of fill classes to remove virtually any impurity from a process stream.Factory regeneration is available on many models and outlet purities are
  • These products are sold through Mott's worldwide network of High Purity Product Distributors.
  • About Mott: For over 60 years, Mott's strategic vision is to deliver technological breakthroughs where none currently exist.

SK Siltron CSS Announces $300 Million Michigan Expansion to Support Electric Vehicle Growth

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

"Our Michigan expansion will allow us to manufacture advanced materials that can enhance the performance of an EV and support the growth of a more sustainable automotive future."

Key Points: 
  • "Our Michigan expansion will allow us to manufacture advanced materials that can enhance the performance of an EV and support the growth of a more sustainable automotive future."
  • The SK Siltron CSS expansion, pending state and local approvals, is part of a new domestic supply chain forming to provide the components required to support new environmentally friendly vehicles.
  • SK Siltron , a global maker of semiconductor wafers based in South Korea, acquired the Michigan silicon carbide wafer business in 2019 and established SK Siltron CSS as a U.S. subsidiary.
  • Since then, SK Siltron CSS has doubled its employee base in Michigan, currently employing approximately 130 skilled workers and professional engineers.