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TSMC announces plans for US facility


Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced plans to build and operate an advanced semiconductor fab in Arizona, with support from the US Federal Government.

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SEMICON West goes virtual


SEMICON West will be a virtual event for the first time in its 50-year history when it runs from July 20-23.

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Air Liquide makes major investment in Taiwan


Through its majority owned joint-venture Air Liquide Far Eastern, Air Liquide has said that it will build new production capacities in the Science Parks of Tainan and Hsinchu, respectively located in the south and north of Taiwan.


Versum shareholders approve Merck merger


Versum Materials, Inc.’s shareholders have approved the company’s acquisition by Merck KGaA for $53 per share in cash.

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Merck wins Versum Materials takeover battle


Merck has won the takeover battle of electronic materials company Versum Materials, Inc. with a reported $6.4bn offer.

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Edwards Vacuum celebrates 100 years


Physicist F.D Edwards began importing vacuum equipment from his garage in South London, UK in 1919. 100 years later the vacuum is a critical process enabler and plays an ever more crucial role in science and technology.

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Downturn reported in Japan semiconductor market


The market for semiconductor gas related equipment has been experiencing a rapid downturn since summer 2018, reports The Gas Review.