Semi heavyweights accused of patent infringement A Japanese inventor filed a patent infringement suit against four major semiconductor companies in U.S. District Court this summer. Micronic claims big productivity boost from next-generation Sigma Micronic Laser Systems AB has introduced the latest version of the company's Sigma laser photomask pattern generator, the Sigma7500. KLA-Tencor has formally introduced a full-chip process window inspection system for post-RET (resolution enhancement technology) reticle design layout inspection. WSTS rolls PLD data into standard-cell category The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization has rolled its numbers for programmable logic into the larger category of standard cells, prompting a debate over whether the move provides less visibility into the PLD industry. Design, manufacturing worlds collide at Bacus If there was a shred of doubt remaining about the magnitude at which IC design and manufacturing convergence is taking place, it was laid to rest this week at the 25th annual Bacus Photomask Technology symposium. Samsung committee recommends Austin for 300-mm fab A Samsung Electronics site selection committee has recommended Austin as the location for a 300-mm memory fab, with an estimated investment of $3.5 billion, said Samsung Austin spokesman Bill Cryer. Ex-Philips exec Rivas joins AMD AMD Inc. beefed up its wireless strategy with the hiring of Mario Rivas, a former Philips Semiconductors executive. European Commission approves Verizon-MCI Merger The European Commission has approved the proposed merger of telecommunication giants Verizon and MCI merger, a day after MCI’s shareholder approved the deal. China prepares for second manned spaceflight China is making final preparations for next week's launch of its second manned spacecraft. Mentor adds concurrent HDL checking to tool suite Mentor Graphics Corp. said the latest version of the HDL Designer Series tool suite includes a concurrent design checking and creation environment. Marconi Society dubs Gordon Moore, Claude Berrou Intel co-founder
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Semi heavyweights accused of patent infringement A Japanese inventor filed a patent infringement suit against four major semiconductor companies in U.S. District Court this summer. Micronic claims big...
KLA-Tencor has formally introduced a full-chip process window inspection system for post-RET (resolution enhancement technology) reticle design layout inspection. Design, manufacturing worlds collide...
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