HDTVs to grow to 241.2m units by 2012

In 2008, HDTVs overtook standard definition televisions as the leading TV shipped globally. The technology shows no signs of slowing in the next five years either

Pressure gauge for ultra-pure gas applications

Application range include the semiconductor and flat panel industries, gas distribution systems, and units for medical gases

Increasing adhesion of high-stress films to ceramic components

Sharkskin replaces traditional methods of roughening ceramic surfaces, such as grit blasting or twin-wire arc sprays

New pad conditioners for 32 nanometer wafer fabrication

Higher material removal rate on blanket copper wafers compared to conventional pad conditioners

System cut costs and time-to-market for base station

HiperMAX base station offers both fixed and mobile WiMAX capabilities including a software-only upgrade for carriers who have already deployed the former solution

Large-sized LCD panel shipments decline

Some television panel prices have been declining since the first quarter of 2008; monitor panel prices have also been dropping

Receding economic tide lowers expectations for crucial system-level chips

Global core silicon revenue will rise to $101.3 billion in 2008, up a scant 1.8 per cent from $99.5 billion in 2007

Latin American television market goes flat panel

The rise of LCD TV sales will drive the overall Latin American television market, which will expand at a faster rate than the global TV business, despite a near-term downturn

Excess stockpiles to cut chip industry growth

iSuppli projects that in the fourth quarter of 2008, excess semiconductor inventories could balloon up to $10.2 billion in value

Broad downturn expected for semiconductor industry

The 2009 decline in electronics sales will be broad based and will impact every end market according to iSuppli Corp

Stencil solution for ultra fine-pitch printing

For advanced applications such as wafer level packaging, direct chip attach, flip chip and ball grid arrays

A slippery slope for contract manufacturers

Global contract manufacturing industry revenue expected to decrease by 9.9 per cent during 2009 with revenues of $270.8bn, compared with $300.7bn in 2008.

Even Samsung gets stung by DRAM downturn

With shipments flat and prices dropping, market revenue amounted to $4.2bn in the fourth quarter, falling well short of iSuppli’s forecast of $5.8bn

UV curing system uses high-power LEDs

Hamamatsu Photonics says its LC-L2 UV curing systems use higher-powered LEDs, need less maintenance and are more compact than previous models

Micro Manufacturing Conference 2009

Conference intends to explore explore the full potential that micro, precision manufacturing

Direct liquid injection (DLI) vaporisers offer improved performance

Brooks Instrument says its new direct liquid injection vaporisers generate chemically pure vapour that is free of decomposition by-products and liquid carry-over

Aqueous cleaning solution designed with a pH neutral formulation

Kyzen Corporation announces precision cleaning products for the electronics and high-technology manufacturing operations

PC market hits record growth

Asian original equipment manufacturers surge as Acer closes fap with HP, says iSuppli Corp



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