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  • Last update: Monday 30 September 2013 [64 news items]

No large PV capital spending globally before 2015, says Applied Materials executive

Sep 30, 13:19

Global PV production capacity is not expected to significantly increase in the near future and therefore there will not be any large PV capital expenditure before 2015, according...

Applied Materials to merge with Tokyo Electron

Sep 25, 11:46

Applied Materials will merge with Tokyo Electron in an all-stock deal, which the companies claim will create a company with a combined stock market value of US$29 billion.

3D NAND, FinFET to drive semiconductor equipment market growth, says Applied Materials

Sep 6, 12:11

With chipmakers engaged in the development of 3D NAND and FinFET technologies, the global semiconductor market is set to expand another 25-35%, said an Applied Materials executive...

Erix Yu, president of Applied Materials Taiwan

Applied lands 8.5G and 5.5G fab equipment orders from BOE

Jul 4, 14:00

Applied Materials announced recently that China-based LCD panel supplier BOE Technology has placed "significant" equipment orders for 8.5G and 5.5G production lines installed...

Applied Materials to set up panel technology laboratories in Taiwan

Mar 14, 11:07

US-based Applied Materials will establish advanced display technology laboratories in the Southern Taiwan Science Park to introduce display and touch panel technologies including...

Sources at Applied Materials deny rumors of company opening AMOLED research center in Taiwan

Dec 14, 14:43

Sources at flat panel display solutions provider Applied Materials have denied rumors that the company will set up a research center in Taiwan specifically aimed at developing AMOLED...

Applied Materials plans job cuts

Oct 4, 14:19

Semiconductor equipment vendor Applied Materials has announced a plan to realign its global workforce. The plan is expected to complete by the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2013,...

Foundry to drive semiconductor market growth in 2013, says Applied CEO

Sep 21, 01:35

The pure-play semiconductor foundry business will continue to boom in 2013 thanks to rising demand coming from the smartphone, ultrabook and other mobile device sectors, according...

Applied CEO identifies the foundry sector as a key factor driving the overall chip market in 2013

China-based solar firms buying unused second-hand thin-film solar equipment

Aug 6, 10:35

Solar firms have been looking for unused second-hand solar equipment. Currently, polysilicon equipment is under negotiation, while thin-film equipment has been sold due to existing...

Limited funds and lack of capacity expansion plans plague solar equipment sector

Jun 18, 12:45

On June 13, the world's second largest solar equipment firm, Germany-based Centrotherm, issued a statement indicating financial troubles of its credit lines. The firm noted that negotiations...

solar equipment

Backside passivation catches attention from China, Taiwan solar makers

Apr 25, 11:57

Many China- and Taiwan-based solar makers have shown interest in backside passivation technology and the corresponding equipment for making solar cells with energy conversion efficiencies...

solar panels

Applied Materials acquires new solar technology

Apr 24, 15:21

US-based equipment firm Applied Materials recently acquired Varian Semiconductor Equipment. Varian has the technology to reduce the 20 steps of interdigitated back contact (IBC),...

Applied Materials

Applied Materials, Samsung may cooperate in Xi'an

Apr 23, 15:46

US-based semiconductor equipment firm Applied Materials recently held a solar forum in Xi'an, China. The firm has set up a global R&D center in the city. South Korea-based Samsung...

solar panels

Applied Materials holds solar technology innovation summit conference in China

Apr 20, 12:11

Applied Materials' Solar Technology Center in Xi'an, western China, will hold a solar technology innovation summit on April 20, according to the company. The center is an R&D...

Applied Materials introduces advanced CVD films to enable metal oxide-based high resolution displays

Mar 21, 12:25

Applied Materials has announced new PECVD film technology to produce higher-performance, high-resolution displays for next-generation tablet PCs and TVs. Available on Applied's AKT-PECVD...

ASML unseats Applied in semiconductor equipment ranking, says VLSI

Mar 16, 14:25

VLSI Research has released its 2011 top semiconductor equipment suppliers ranking. During the year, Advantest closed its acquisition of Verigy in July and Applied Materials acquired...

China solar PV equipment suppliers grab further market-share gains, says Solarbuzz

Jan 17, 15:32

Ambitious solar PV manufacturing capacity investments across the Asia Pacific region during 2011 have provided substantial revenue growth for local solar equipment suppliers, according...

Global high-tech industries to see rebound in 2H12, says Applied executive

Dec 21, 12:05

Global high-tech industries will start heating up in the second half of 2012, with the semiconductor sector to trigger the business rebound driven by demand for mobile applications,...

Erix Yu of Applied Materials

Applied Materials completes Varian takeover

Nov 14, 10:54

Applied Materials has completed its acquisition of Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates. This takeover enhances Applied's portfolio with ion implantation technology, a market...

High-efficiency cells set for rapid growth, propping up solar industry profits, says IHS

Sep 29, 09:59

In a development that could slow the downward spiral of prices and profit margins in the solar industry, the market share of high-efficiency crystalline silicon (c-Si) photovoltaic...

China has won the solar war, says Information Network

Sep 8, 15:18

Weakening demand claimed its first victim with the bankruptcy of Evergreen Solar. Solar Power Industries in PA closed its doors in May. Spectrawatt, the solar cell manufacturer that...

Applied Materials announces system for solar manufacturing

Sep 1, 10:38

Applied Materials has announced its new Applied Baccini Pegaso solar PV cell manufacturing platform that fabricates electrical circuits on both sides of a solar cell - a process that...

Commentary: CIGS firms face tough competition

Aug 2, 15:48

Price competition among polysilicon solar cells have been causing the price for copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film solar cells to decrease as well. As governments in...

Efun selects Applied Materials system for production of touch screen films

Jul 22, 15:35

Taiwan-based Efun Technology, a manufacturer of critical components for touch screens, LCD monitors and backlight modules, has started to produce flexible substrates coated with indium...

Applied Materials HCT B5 wire saws selected by GCL-Poly for solar manufacturing

May 12, 13:43

Applied Materials has announced that GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, China's largest producer of polysilicon wafers for solar PV applications in 2010, has placed a significant order for...

Big to grow bigger in fab tool market, says The Information Network

May 5, 13:42

Applied Materials' planned acquisition of Varian Semiconductor will strengthen its dominance of the global semiconductor equipment market, according to The Information Network.

Applied Materials remains PV-tool leader but Centrotherm eyeing the spot in 2011, says Solarbuzz

Jan 18, 11:05

The leading equipment beneficiary during 2010 was Applied Materials with strong process tool supply to tier-1 cell manufacturers, supplemented by deferred revenue recognition from...

Solar equipment sales grow 34% in 2010, says Information Network

Dec 21, 10:40

Equipment used to manufacture solar cells will grow 34% in 2010, according to The Information Network.

Applied rolls out new etcher for advanced memory and logic production

Dec 1, 12:10

Applied Materials has launched a silicon etch system - the Centris AdvantEdge Mesa Etch - for the high-throughput production of advanced memory and logic chips.

Applied Materials claims breakthrough in CVD for advanced chip designs

Aug 25, 11:32

Applied Materials has unveiled a new chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technology capable of electrically isolating the densely-packed transistors in 20nm-and-below memory and logic...

Eterna FCVD system

Chip equipment market grows 43% in 1Q10, says VLSI Research

Jul 8, 14:33

The semiconductor equipment market reached US$10.36 billion in the first quarter of 2010, growing 43% from US$7.24 billion in the prior quarter, according to VLSI Research. The figure...

Applied Materials still top PV manufacturing equipment supplier in 2009, says VLSI Research

May 20, 11:59

Applied Materials was the largest supplier of PV manufacturing equipment for the second year in a row with revenues from this sector exceeding US$1 billion, according to VLSI Resea...

Wild semiconductor thin film equipment market in 2009, says The Information Network

May 19, 10:14

The film deposition equipment market for chip manufacturing was down 38% in 2009, but on a sector-by-sector basis, sales dropped between 8.7% to 71.7%, according to The Information...

Leading China-based PV makers head-hunting from international firms

Apr 27, 15:03

Leading China-based makers of PV products, including Trina Solar, GCL-Poly Energy Holdings and LDK Solar, are recruiting professionals and executives from Taiwan as well as international...

Chip equipment spending down 46% in 2009, says Gartner

Apr 12, 09:43

Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending totaled US$16.6 billion in 2009, a 45.8% decline from 2008, according to Gartner. In major segments, wafer fab equipment dropped...

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    Applied SEMVision G6 defect analysis system

    Applied Materials has announced a suite of new defect review and classification technologies for its SEMVision family of products to accelerate time to yield for leading-edge chip...

    Photo: Company, Jul 15.

  • Applied+Producer+InVia+dielectric+deposition+system

    Applied Producer InVia dielectric deposition system

    Applied Materials has added to its line of 3D chip packaging solutions with the launch of its Applied Producer InVia dielectric deposition system. Using a proprietary CVD process,...

    Photo: Company, Mar 31.

  • Applied+Reflexion+GT

    Applied Reflexion GT

    Applied Materials has launched its Applied Reflexion GT system for advanced metal CMP applications. Key to the new system is its dual-mode architecture, enabling two wafers to be...

    Photo: Company, Dec 4.

  • Applied+iSYS+

    Applied iSYS

    Applied Materials has unveiled what it claims is the industry's first fully-integrated abatement and vacuum pumping solution for controlling emissions in the semiconductor fab. ...

    Photo: Company, Dec 2.

  • Applied+Materials+Solar+Technology+Center+in+China

    Applied Materials Solar Technology Center in China

    Applied Materials has opened an advanced solar research and demonstration facility in Xian, China. The Solar Technology Center is comprised of laboratory and office buildings covering...

    Photo: Company, Oct 30.

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