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June 30, 2008
Demand for smaller, more powerful, multi-functional digital devices has charged up demand for advanced chemistries and process technologies. Traditional materials can no longer meet...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Electronic-Chemicals_12748.html
June 10, 2008
Start up firm G24 Innovations (G24i; Cardiff, U.K.), a developer and producer of dye-sensitized thin film solar cells-an alternative to traditional silicon solar cells, says Morgan...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Morgan-Stanley-Invests-Millions-in-Dye-sensitized-Thin-Film-Solar-Cell-Company_12376.html
May 15, 2008
Faced with a legal challenge from the European Union (EU), the Swedish government has agreed to repeal its national ban on the use of the brominated flame retardant deca-brominated...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Sweden-Lifts-Deca-BDE-Ban-on-Textiles-Furniture-and-Electric-Cables-_11918.html
May 9, 2008
The total energy output of photovoltaic (PV) solar cells sold around the world in 2007 increased 51% to 3,733 megawatts (Mw) according to independent research group the Worldwatch...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Solar-Market-Sizzles_11857.html
April 30, 2008
Sigma-Aldrich Fine Chemicals (SAFC; St. Louis, MO) HiTech electronics division says it has opened a $9 million cleanroom at Sheboygan Falls, WI for handling high-purity electronic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/SAFC-Expands-U-S-Electronics-Facility_11668.html
April 23, 2008
Merck KGaA reported first-quarter operating income from its liquid crystals business up 6%, to €119 million ($189.7 million), on sales up 13%, to €234 million compared to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Mercks-First-Quarter-Profits-Rise_11530.html
March 21, 2008
Intel says shortly it will begin rolling out microprocessors based on hafnium, rather than silicon. Hafnium is better able to store more electrical charge, is more efficient and runs...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Intel-Introduces-Hafnium-to-Boost-its-Chips_8865.html
February 25, 2008
Rohm and Haas (R&H) says it will work with IBM to create patterning materials and processes to enable ion implantation at and below the 32-nanometer (nm) scale. The companies will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/R-and-H-and-IBM-Team-Up-for-32-nm-Technology_10544.html
November 9, 2007
BASF says today it has completed construction of its new European Electronic Materials Center at Ludwigshafen, Germany. The plant took about 15 months to build and cost double digit...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/BASF-Completes-Electronic-Materials-Center_8774.html
October 29, 2007
Wacker Chemie says it has begun construction of a €50-million ($72 million) silicon solar wafer plant at Jena, Germany through its joint venture with Schott (Mainz, Germany). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Wacker-Joint-Venture-Starts-Solar-Wafer-Plant-Construction-in-Germany_8528.html
October 18, 2007
Sumitomo Chemicals (Tokyo) says that it will expand its neat resin production capacity for liquid crystal polymer (LCP) from 7,000 m.t./year to 9,200 m.t/year. The company plans to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Sumitomo-Chemicals-to-Expand-Neat-Resin-Capacity_8371.html
October 16, 2007
OM Group (OMG) says it has agreed to acquire Rockwood Holdings’ electronics businesses, excluding its French electronics chemicals unit, for roughly $265 million in cash...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/OMG-to-Acquire-Rockwoods-Electronics-Unit_8290.html
October 8, 2007
Rockwood’s electronics businesses generated combined 2006 sales of $187 million. Acquired businesses include printed circuit board chemicals, ultra-pure chemicals, and photomasks...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/OM-Group-to-Acquire-Rockwoods-Electronics-Businesses-for-$265-Million_8200.html
September 25, 2007
Evonik Industries (Essen), formerly named Degussa, will spend hundreds of millions of Euros to “expand its position massively” in materials for the solar energy market....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Evonik-to-Spend-Hundreds-of-Millions-on-Solar-Materials-Production_7841.html
September 12, 2007
Air Products says it has entered into a long-term agreement to supply nitrogen to Hynix Semiconductor's (Icheon, Korea) new back-end test and packaging fab that Hynix is building at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Air-Products-to-Supply-Nitrogen-for-Korean-Chip-Producer_7691.html
August 8, 2007
Hemlock Semiconductor (Hemlock, MI) says it will invest up to $1 billion over the next four years to expand polycrystalline silicon capacity by 90%, to 36,000 m.t./year, at Hemlock...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Hemlock-Semiconductor-to-Make-$1-Billion-Investment-in-Polycrystalline-Silicon_6360.html
August 1, 2007
Rohm and Haas (R&H) says it has completed its acquisition of Eastman Kodak’s (Rochester, NY) light management films division. Financial terms were not disclosed. The films...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Rohm-and-Haas-Buys-Films-Business_6718.html
July 31, 2007
Air Liquide says it has extended its joint venture with Aviza Technology (Scotts Valley, CA) through 2010. Under the agreement, the companies will develop advanced films and processes...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Air-Liquide-Aviza-Extend-JV_6607.html
July 27, 2007
Sigma-Aldrich says it has acquired privately owned Epichem (Bromborough, U.K.) for $60 million in cash. Epichem manufactures and supplies high-purity chemicals for the electronics and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Sigma-Aldrich-Buys-U-K-Firm_5674.html
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