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Continually improving global demand
Huntsman acquired Tronox for US $415 private investors.
million. • appointed
Indium introduced a new halogen-free Pb- Simon Michael
Stencil, Misprint, PCB
free solder paste. to its board of
IPC released revision C of IPC-4101, a
directors.
& Maintenance Cleaning
specification for base materials for rigid Spartanics
and multilayer printed boards. introduced a
Keithley cut its workforce by 10%.
Finecut laser die
Krayden received AS9120:2002-10, ISO
cutting station
9001:2008 distribution certification.
and a flexible
Strong and Fast
Lazer-Tech achieved MIL-PRF-55110
combination roll/
certification for Polyimide (GI) substrate
sheet-fed laser die
for the United States Department of
cutting machine.
Defense.
Taiyo America:
Link Microtek developed the world’s first
• S-200W ther-
PCB-mounting coaxial rotary joint.
mal-cure and
Manncorp named Matthew Conway
PSR-4100WL
corporate branding manager.
(HD) photoim-
Marantz Business Electronics partnered
ageable legend
with Sovtest ATE for Russia, Ukraine and
inks received
Belarus.
CID A-A-56032
SuperSWASH
military specifi-
batch cleaning system
March Plasma Systems began
cation.
shipping Provia plasma systems to PCB
• commercialized
manufacturers.
its PSR-4000
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical JV, Suzhou
LDI solder
MGC Suhua Peroxide is building a
mask.
Zhangjiagang, China plant capable of
Teradyne named
producing 30,000 t/y of hydrogen peroxide
Huawei its
and chemical polishing slurries for printed
2008 “Strategic
circuit boards.
Technology
Mitsui Metal Smelting increased ultra thin
Partner.”
copper foil carrier sheet manufacturing
Thin Metal CompaCLEAN
capacity 30% to 600 thousand sq.m./
batch cleaning system
Parts developed
month.
a new set of base
Micronic Laser Systems appointed Peter
materials, customized
in Q209.—SICAS
Uddfors CEO to succeed Sven Löfquist.
equipment and post processing procedures Fab spending to grow 64% y/y to US $24
Mitsubishi Chemical acquired Mitsubishi
for next generation SMT for stencil billion in 2010 with about US $14 billion
Rayon.
products. coming from “Fantastic Six” (TSMC,
Multitest appointed Steve Dielman
Topoint sold NT $100 million (US $3.04
GlobalFoundries, Toshiba, Samsung, Intel
regional manager.
million) to Unimicron Technology and
and Inotera).—SEMI
Orpro Vision named Airtron its
NT $50 ($ US $1.52 million) million to Global DRAM sales increased 34% q/q to
representative for Canada and Repstronics
Foxconn Advanced Technology. US $4.5 billion in Q2’09.—iSuppli
its representative in Mexico.
Toyobo commercialized a heat-resistant European semiconductor distribution
Park Electrochemical expanded Its
polyimide film laminate. sales were down 32.6% y/y to 869 million
composite aircraft parts and assemblies
Trace Laboratories added two walk-in style
euros in Q2/2009; 1H’09 was the steepest
facility in Newton, Kansas.
environmental simulation test chambers
decline in DMASS history; Germany
Production Solutions appointed
for testing large equipment or assemblies.
and Italy were hit hardest among major
Speedline Asia its Asia Pacific master
Universal introduced Dimensions Line
regions.—DMASS
distributor.
Manager shop floor control software.
China IC production was 19.24 billion
RoodMicrotec expanded its Burn-In
Valor:
units, down 19.1% y/y in 1H’09.—CSIA
service with a fully automatic loading &
• launched its dedicated Customer Sup-
Taiwan’s electronic components sector is
unloading system.
port Portal.
expected to grow 20% y/y and reach NT
Seica:
• made its DFM Solution available on a
$174 billion (US $5.3 billion) in 3Q’09.—
• launched its S280 bare board flying
subscription basis.
IT IS
probe system.
Vishay added a technical video library for
Automotive semiconductor market
• Instruments USA named Satoshi
design engineers on its website.
is expected to reach US $15 billion in
Kanesaka president and CEO.
2009.—Databeans
Shikoku Chemicals introduced Glibrite
Global connector market is expected to
GB-1400 PCB etchant that suppresses
semiconductor & passive shrink by 25% y/y in 2009 to US $33
galvanic action.
components
billion.—Bishop & Associates
Shocking Technologies:
Worldwide semiconductor revenue is on
• launched its Korean website www.
track to total US $212 billion in 2009, a
shockingtechnologies.com/kr/.
17.1% decline from 2008.—Gartner
• raised US $10M in funding from Vista
World semiconductor fab utilization
Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners,
increased from 56.8% in 1Q09 to 77.8%
ATA Ventures, Balch Hill Partners and
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