Electronics Manufacturing News

Flexible electronics firm plans UK production

Welsh semiconductor ink firm SmartKem is teaming up with the North East’s Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) to develop flexible thin-film transistor (TFT) prototypes. The three year agreement will scale-up SmartKem activities towards foldable displays and electronics, said SmartKem, which is based at the Optical Technium in…

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EUV achieves 1000 wpd with 90W source

TSMC told the SPIE Lithography conference that it has exposed 1,022 wafers in 24 hours with an ASML NXE:3300B EUV machine with a  source power of 90W and that it has achieved several 400+ wafer per day results…

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Gigaphoton achieves 140W EUV light source

Gigaphoton says it has successfully achieved continuous operation of 140W EUV (extreme ultraviolet) light source at 50% duty cycle on its prototype laser-produced plasma (LPP) light sources for EUV lithography scanners. It is widely believed that 140W is the output power required by EUV light sources for mass production…

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Voltera prints PCBs on the desktop

A US company has created a desktop printer which it claims will make a PCB without the need for going to a specialist fab house and waiting for a board to come back. Company Voltera claims its V-One printer can create a prototype FR4 board on the desktop from…

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Quick turn-around LED design service

Swiss design house Escatec is offering fast turn-around LED prototyping, sometimes in one day. It has a specialist facility, called Moems Factory, that can handle: bare LED die, wire-bonding and encapsulation. Around this it has created a concept called ‘Future Lab’. “We have developed the workshop concept to…

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German exports to China grow strongly

Germany’s electronics manufacturing sector had a strong 2014 and continued to grow at the end of the year. Further growth is expected in 2015 as exports, particularly to China, grow strongly. The electronics sector is also predicted to benefit from “Industry 4.0”, part of the German government’s…

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