QuantumClean® and ChemTrace® to exhibit at SEMICON Taiwan 2014

– Leading global provider of validated high-purity outsourced process tool parts cleaning, performance coatings, refurbishment, and analytical & engineering services, and leading reference microcontamination analytical laboratory to the semiconductor industry exhibit at SEMICON Taiwan 2014 tradeshow.

QUAKERTOWN, Pa., Aug. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — QuantumClean® and ChemTrace® today announced that they will be exhibiting at the SEMICON Taiwan tradeshow, held at the Taiwan World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan from September 3rd through the 5th, 2014.

SEMICON Taiwan features the people, products and technologies advancing the future of microelectronics.  QuantumClean® and ChemTrace® will be exhibiting jointly, in Nangang Hall at booth number 1141.

QuantumClean® operates on the frontier of the sub‐20nm high-purity semiconductor parts cleaning market through leading-edge technologies, resources and expertise.  For example, earlier this year QuantumClean® announced that it was the first semiconductor industry outsourced process tool parts cleaner to join SEMATECH, as well as the first to earn certification in the EICC’s Conflict-Free Smelter Program for Tantalum.

ChemTrace® has developed new techniques for trace metals analysis of precursors and thin films for 20nm and beyond.  Stop by to find out how Solution Based Chemistry™ can help improve your manufacturing process.

QuantumClean’s and ChemTrace’s technical, commercial and management teams will be present at the booths throughout the show and welcome the opportunity to discuss solutions to your current and future parts cleaning/refurbishment challenges and analytical requirements.

About Quantum Global Technologies, LLC

QuantumClean® and ChemTrace® are divisions of Quantum Global Technologies LLC, which is headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 

QuantumClean® is the leading global provider of high-purity outsourced process tool parts cleaning and restoration (coating) services, tool part life extension and process tool part optimization solutions to the semiconductor wafer fabrication, OEM & OPM industries.  Founded in 2000, QuantumClean® operates technologically innovative Advanced Technology Cleaning Centers® built on the premise of providing customers process improvement through consistently cleaner parts® that exceed industry standards, dramatically reducing our customers’ total cost of ownership.  With nineteen Advanced Technology Cleaning Centers® located in nine countries, QuantumClean® provides unsurpassed cleaning capability and convenience worldwide. 

ChemTrace® is a recognized leading reference analytical testing laboratory primarily serving the semiconductor, solar and related industries by providing answers and solutions to its customers’ micro-contamination related issues.  Founded in 1993, ChemTrace® also provides independent analytical verification of process tool part cleaning effectiveness for many of QuantumClean’s leading-edge semiconductor fab, OEM and OPM customers which have critical cleaning requirements.

For more about QuantumClean® and ChemTrace®, visit their websites at www.quantumclean.com and www.chemtrace.com .

Media Contacts        

QuantumClean®: Clara Lummus, +1-215-892-9305, info@quantumclean.com       

ChemTrace®: Robin Puri, +1-503-251-0979, info@chemtrace.com

For more information about SEMICON Taiwan 2014, visit their website at http://www.semicontaiwan.org

Spreadtrum Announces Mass Production of Next Generation Multimode LTE Modem

SC9620 adopted by leading China handset brands for 3-mode LTE devices

SHANGHAI, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Spreadtrum Communications (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a leading fabless semiconductor provider in China with advanced technology in 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards, today announced its next generation multimode LTE modem, the SC9620. This new LTE modem pairs with Spreadtrum’s smartphone chipsets to provide customers with a complete turnkey mobile platform for 4G smartphones. Spreadtrum’s 4G mobile platform has been adopted by leading China handset brands Lenovo and Coolpad and is shipping in 3-mode LTE smartphones recently launched for the domestic China market.

The SC9620 is an LTE baseband modem designed for use in 4G smartphones, tablets, or other data devices, supporting 3GPP LTE Release 9 Category 4 at up to 150 Mbps downlink speed. In tandem, Spreadtrum has released a turnkey solution for 3-mode LTE devices supporting TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA and EDGE/GPRS/GSM for the domestic China market. Supported TD-LTE bands include Band 38, 39, 40 and 41.

“Our turnkey solutions for LTE smartphones help reduce the overall time and cost involved in bringing 4G devices to the China market,” said Dr. Leo Li, chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum Communications. “We are pleased to partner with leading handset brands to bring devices to market that meet the needs of China consumers. With this chipset, we are expanding our portfolio to support 4G smartphones and tablets, which will help drive continuing growth in mobile chipset shipments.”

Turnkey solutions supporting 5-mode operation will follow later this year.

About Spreadtrum Communications (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Spreadtrum is a fabless semiconductor company that develops mobile chipset platforms for smartphones, feature phones and other consumer electronics products, supporting 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards. Spreadtrum’s solutions combine its highly integrated, power-efficient chipsets with customizable software and reference designs in a complete turnkey platform, enabling customers to achieve faster design cycles with a lower development cost. Spreadtrum’s customers include global and China-based manufacturers developing mobile products for consumers in China and emerging markets around the world. Spreadtrum is a privately held company headquartered in Shanghai and an affiliate of Tsinghua Unigroup, Ltd. For more information, visit www.spreadtrum.com.

MEMSIC Introduces the World’s First Monolithicandwafer Level Packaged (WLP) Three-axis (3D) accelerometer

Monolithic CMOS MEMS Technology Plus WLP Enables Industry’s Smallest and Lowest Cost Solution at $0.19 Price

ANDOVER, Mass., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — MEMSIC Inc., a leading MEMS sensing solution provider, announced today the availability of its MXC400xXC, the world’s first monolithic 3D accelerometer, and also the first 3D accelerometer to utilize WLP technology. The technology breakthrough in combining the 3D IC sensor with full WLP translates directly to a 60 percent reduction in cost and a 50 percent reduction in size, enabling a new generation of mobile consumer devices including phones, tablets, toys and wearable devices.

The key to this breakthrough is MEMSIC’s proprietary and patented thermal accelerometer technology, in which the MEMS sensor structure is etched directly into standard CMOS wafers, enabling the world’s only CMOS monolithic solution. This technique uses thermal convection of heated gas molecules inside a sealed cavity to sense acceleration or inclination, and has been used for many years in MEMSIC’s products for automotive stability control and rollover detection, digital cameras, projectors and many other applications. MEMSIC’s designers have now taken the technology to a new level by combining 3D sensing with full WLP while keeping the same small size and low cost.

The MXC400xXC offers a number of benefits to system designers of space- and cost-sensitive consumer devices. In addition to offering the world’s lowest cost, the device provides 12-bit resolution on all three axes, programmable FSR of±2g/±4g/±8g, an 8-bit temperature output, plus orientation/shake detection. With a package size of 1.2 x 1.7 mm, board space is reduced by 50 percent over industry-standard 2×2 mm solutions. And like all MEMSIC thermal accelerometers, the MXC400xXC has no moving parts, making the sensor structure extremely robust to shock and vibration (withstands shock in excess of 200,000g with no change in sensor performance).This is critically important to wearable and many consumer applications.

Dr. Yang Zhao, MEMSIC CEO and Founder, commented, “While we have been supplying thermal accelerometers for more than a decade, the MXC400xXC is a real breakthrough in sensor design, signal processing architecture and MEMS WLP. This is the industry’s first and only monolithic 3D accelerometer with full WLP technology, enabling us to achieve a new level of size and cost, which are critical for mobile consumer devices.”

PRICE AND DELIVERY

The MEMSIC MXC400xXC Three-Axis Accelerometers are priced at $0.19 each in 100,000 piece quantities and is available in sample quantities now.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

MEMSIC Inc.
One Tech Drive, Suite 325
Andover, MA 01810
Tel: 978-738-0900
Fax: 978-738-0196
Email: info@memsic.com

ABOUT MEMSIC

MEMSIC Inc., headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, designs and manufactures advanced semiconductor MEMSIC sensors and sensing system solutions. It is the only pure play MEMS company in the world that has full capabilities in both MEMS sensor components and sensing system integration. MEMSIC products include MEMS sensors, magnetic sensors, electronic compass, MEMS flow sensors and systems, MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) systems and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). These products cover a wide range of markets and applications including FAA certified avionic, high precision industrial, critical automotive, plus high volume mobile and consumer applications.