Semiconductor Certification Presto Engineering Inc. of San Jose, Calif., a provider of product engineering services to the semiconductor
industry, has received ISO 9001 certification.
Failure Analysis Viking Automation Tools LLC
of Santa Clara, Calif., a manufacturing and
engineering design company, has signed an
agreement with Nippon Scientific Co. Ltd. of
Tokyo. The contract gives the American company exclusive service and installation rights for
Nippon’s semiconductor failure analysis systems
in the continental US, Mexico and Canada.
Camera Distribution Chelmsford, UK-based
e2v has announced an agreement with Physimetrics Inc. of Roswell, Ga., enabling the latter
to distribute the British company’s line-scan
cameras throughout the US. Physimetrics also
will supply products to support the cameras,
including frame grabbers and software.
Faster Fruit Labeling Intense Ltd. of Glasgow,
UK, and Sinclair Systems International of
Fresno, Calif., are working together to develop
a fully integrated module that will incorporate a
laser diode array for use in labeling fresh fruit.
The companies believe that the system will decrease the time needed to label the produce.
Semiconductor Distributor Dilas of Mainz,
Germany, has selected a distributor for its semiconductor laser components and modules. ES
Technology Ltd., based in Abingdon, UK, will
provide sales and support for the devices
throughout the UK and Ireland.
Fiber License An agreement has been signed
by Imra America Inc. of Ann Arbor, Mich., and
Teem Photonics SA of Meylan, France, regarding the American company’s fiber technology as
it relates to the French company’s products. The
license gives the latter access to a portfolio of
patents related to fiber lasers and amplifiers.
Record Efficiency Scientists at the University of
Florida in Gainesville have achieved a peak efficiency of 50 lm/W with their blue organic LEDs.
The device is a step toward the researchers’
goal of producing white light with efficiency
greater than 100 lm/W.
E-Paper Displays Nemoptic, an e-paper company based in Magny les Hameaux, France, and
Seiko Instruments Inc. of Chiba, Japan, have
entered into a licensing agreement for Nemoptic’s bistable BiNem technology. The LCD technology will be used by the Japanese company
to produce competitively priced e-paper displays
in large quantities.
Nano Solar Cells Kopin Corp. of Taunton,
Mass., has received a contract from NASA worth
$600,000. The two-year project will attempt to
produce a more efficient nanostructured solar
cell composed of indium gallium phosphide.
The company hopes to create cells with 20 percent higher efficiency than currently available
Software Company Purchased Hexagon
Metrology of London has acquired Technodigit
SARL of Lyon, France, a developer of 3-D software. The latter company’s products will be
used to enhance its purchaser’s 3-D point cloud
offerings in systems including the ScanShark
Moving to Cologne Koheras GmbH of Birk-erød, Denmark, a manufacturer of white light
fiber lasers, has announced the relocation of its
German headquarters from Kleinostheim to
Cologne. The move was completed in January.
Partnership for PCM An agreement to cooperate on the qualification of atomic vapor deposition process technology for scaling phase
change memory (PCM) products has been
signed by Aixtron AG of Aachen, Germany, and
Ovonyx Inc. of Rochester Hills, Mich. The companies will work on accelerating the commercialization of the technology.
Thin-Film Acquisition Ocean Optics Inc. of
Dunedin, Fla., has acquired the Golden, Colo.-based business unit of Oerlikon Optics. The latter will be completely absorbed into the thin-film division, adding its expertise and manufacturing capabilities to those of its new owner.