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

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Frost & Sullivan: PXI Lowers Cost and Time to Market, First Choice in Test & Measurement Industry

— Market participants devise various strategies to lower the burden of integration on customers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) across industries are adopting PCI extensions for instrumentation (PXI)-based instrumentation as its measurement speed, small footprint, low power consumption, and flexibility reduce the time to market and overall cost of tests. In particular, companies in the wireless communications space are turning to these solutions to satisfy new test requirements for radio frequency (RF) wireless technologies.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, PXI Market to Change the Face of the Test and Measurement Industry, finds that the market earned revenues of $563.3 million in 2013 and estimates this to reach $1.75 billion by 2020.

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“Besides the uptake in RF wireless communications, the global PXI market will get a leg up from new programs in aerospace and defense and integration of wireless technologies in the industrial and consumer electronics industries,” said Frost & Sullivan Test & Measurement Industry Director Jessy Cavazos. “Additionally, it is finding opportunities in the semiconductor automatic test equipment market.”

However, test engineers’ trust in traditional box instruments they have used effectively for decades is slowing down the transition to PXI test systems. In due course, the emergence of a new generation of test engineers that is more comfortable with computers will mitigate this challenge.

“Meanwhile, the more complex process of integrating PXI test systems, in comparison to rack-and-stack test systems, can be a challenge for customers,” pointed out Cavazos. “To ease the process of integration, market participants across the globe are offering different levels of integration services and tools that enable customers to assemble PXI test systems quickly with minimal effort.”

Additionally, participants are offering subsystems, hardware/software bundles, and box solutions that use PXI in their internal architecture to lessen the burden of integration on customers.

Via organic means and partnerships, PXI manufacturers deliver multiple options ranging from individual components to fully integrated test systems. Furthermore, they are looking to expand the total addressable market by rolling out new PXI instruments with enhanced capabilities and increasing customer awareness on the benefits of PXI-based instrumentation.

PXI Market to Change the Face of the Test and Measurement Industry is part of the Test & Measurement (http://www.testandmeasurement.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Global Radio Frequency Testing Market, Analysis of the Global Oscilloscopes Market, Quantifying the Global Opportunity for LXI, and Global Wireless Test Equipment Market. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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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.

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