Monday 20 May 2024
Japanese initiative helps semiconductor material startups cross Death Valley
The Japanese government has introduced a Strategic Startup Promotion Plan (SIP) to address the challenges facing material and pharmaceutical startups.
Tuesday 7 May 2024
Samsung said to consider Inpria's metal oxide resist for 1c DRAM process
Samsung Electronics reportedly intends to use metal oxide resist in the Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) exposure process of new generation DRAM products. Metal oxide resist belongs to the...
Friday 19 April 2024
Japan's JIC successfully acquires JSR with delisting expected by summer
Japan-based photoresist leader JSR announced that the Take Over Bid (TOB) for its shares, led by the Japanese government and the state-backed Japan Investment Corp (JIC), had been...
Monday 4 March 2024
China's photoresist market on the rise, projection shows US$15 bn by 2023
The intricate process of photoresist development encompasses raw material synthesis and formulation refinement, with the synthesis and purification of photoresist raw materials posing...
Tuesday 28 November 2023
SKMP develops high-thickness KrF photoresist to enhance competitiveness of 3D NAND processes
SK Group's KRW40 billion (US$31 million) acquisition of Kumho Petrochemical's electronic material business in 2020 is bearing fruit. SK Materials Performance (SKMP), the new subsidiary...
Thursday 23 November 2023
Chemtronics to expand EUV photoresist material production in South Korea
Chemtronics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc., announced an investment of KRW17 billion (US$13.08 million) to expand its capacity of ultra-high concentration...
Thursday 16 November 2023
Semiconductor materials distributor Topco expands global market footprint
Semiconductor materials distributor Topco Scientific has followed in the footsteps of its foundry partners by establishing operations overseas, according to Jeffery Pan, chairman...
Monday 25 September 2023
Mitsubishi Chemical Group plans ArF photoresist factory in Kyushu, Japan
Mitsubishi Chemical Group is planning to build a factory for the production of Argon Fluoride (ArF) photoresist materials required for semiconductor manufacturing. The proposed location...
Tuesday 1 August 2023
Eternal Materials guardedly optimistic
PCB materials supplier Eternal Materials continues to see sluggish demand from China while expressing optimism about the long-term demand for vacuum lamination, according to the Taiwan-based...
Tuesday 1 August 2023
China urged to step up photoresist self-sufficiency
China should increase its self-sufficiency in photoresist materials to mitigate the impact of Japan's potential expansion of export restrictions against Chinese chipmakers, according...
Wednesday 28 June 2023
Japan's latest chip deal shows a savvy strategy shift: Tim Culpan
Longtime Japan watchers could be forgiven for getting a bad feeling upon learning that a government-backed fund is shelling out $6 billion to take control of a domestic technology...
Wednesday 28 June 2023
Japan scales up semiconductor supply chain to boost competitiveness
While holding leading techniques, Japan-based semiconductor companies operate on a smaller scale than overseas competitors. The Japanese government is trying to expand the size of...
Monday 26 June 2023
Dongjin Semichem set to develop high-NA EUV photoresists in 2H23
South Korean semiconductor chemical materials maker Dongjin Semichem has announced plans to develop a new generation of high-NA EUV photoresists to meet the demand to result from...
Friday 2 June 2023
Fujifilm set to expand production of advanced semiconductor materials in Taiwan
Japan's Fujifilm Holdings has disclosed plans to invest NT$3.38 billion (US$110 million) to bolster production of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) slurry and lithography-related...
Friday 19 May 2023
Chinese firm develops ArF photoresists for 90-28nm chip production
China's Nanta Opto-electronic Material has successfully developed DUV ArF photoresists that can support production of 90-28nm chips, aiming to serve import-substitution demand for...
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