ASM launches €300M expansion in the US
ASM International N.V. plans to invest EUR 300 million in a new US site in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company says that the investment will focus on technology development, research, design and engineering capabilities, as well as pilot manufacturing capacities
Pragmatic Semiconductor secures $231m in investments
Pragmatic Semiconductor has raised GBP 162 million (USD 206 million) in a first close of its Series D funding round. The company says that it's planning a limited second close for key investors, of which GBP 20 million (USD 25 million) additional investment is already allocated.
Axcelis officially opens its new logistics centre
Axcelis Technologies has officially opened the company's new logistics centre in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Siemens and Intel to team up to advance factory efficiency
Siemens and Intel have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on driving digitalisation and sustainability of microelectronics manufacturing.
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Skeleton hires industry veteran to drive growth
Skeleton Technologies has attracted former Northvolt Senior Director of Manufacturing Tobias Hüppe. He joins Skeleton as the company's new Chief Operations Officer (COO) and will utilise his experience in the battery industry as he steers the company's manufacturing expansion.
Imec plans 1950 new hires for its research centre
By 2035, Imec is planning to have hired 1,950 new employees at its research centre in Leuven, Flemish Brabant. That is if the current growth trends persist.
Infineon opens the doors to Malaysia expansion
Back in 1973, Infineon opened the doors to the company’s backend fab in Melaka, Malaysia. 50 years later the company is still operating in Melaka, and still growing – opening the doors to its new Building 11.
Broadcom lays off 1,267 California VMware employees
As Broadcom closed its acquisition of VMware, CEO Hock Tan pointed to the company’s long track record of investing in the businesses it acquires, and that this would continue with VMware. However, Broadcom is now planning to lay off over 1,000 VMware employees in California.
Intel strikes back, wins appeal against VLSI
Back in 2021, Evertiq reported that a U.S. judge had rejected Intel's request to set aside a jury verdict which ordered the chipmaker to pay VLSI Technology USD 2.18 billion for patent infringement. Intel however was clear on the fact that it intended to appeal.
Wolfspeed completes the sale of its RF business
Wolfspeed's radio frequency business (Wolfspeed RF) is now in the hands of MACOM Technology Solutions.
Mycronic receives Asian order for an SLX mask writer
Mycronic has received an order for an SLX mask writer from an unnamed but existing customer in Asia.
ASML names new CEO as Peter Wennink retires
ASML says that the company's Co-Presidents Peter Wennink and Martin van den Brink will retire from ASML in April 2024, at the end of their contracts. Christophe Fouquet is poised to take over the reins.
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Alpine Research Optics acquired by Lithuanian firm
Altechna, a provider of laser optics and optomechanical assemblies from Lithuania has acquired Alpine Research Optics, situated in a hub of photonics research and technology in Boulder, Colorado.
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Following the completion of the company's acquisition of VMware, Broadcom CEO Hock Tan said that the company has a long track record of investing in the businesses it acquires, and that this would continue with VMware. Come one week later, Broadcom is reportedly laying off staff.
EV Group expands production with new building
Austrian EV Group has recently completed the construction of a new expansion project, its new “Manufacturing V” facility, expanding the company's production capacity.
TSMC considering third fab in Japan, running 3nm tech
The world's biggest semiconductor manufacturer is reportedly mulling a third fab in Japan, and according to people with insight the fab would make 3nm chips.
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