Applied showcases large-area solar module production line
With a new integrated production line for large-area solar panels, Applied Materials claims it can reduce the costs of photovoltaic system installations by more than 20 percent. The SolarFab Thin Film Line production system is presented at the European Photovoltaic Solar Conference presently held in Milan, Italy. Details... more
Global chip sales up 2.2% from last July
The three-month average of sales of semiconductors in Europe in July 2007 reached $3.28 billion, up 2.4 percent on the previous month, and corresponding to a growth of 3.5 percent on an annual basis, according to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS).
Global chip sales for July, also expressed as the three month moving average, were $20.6 billion, up 3.2 percent on the previous month and an increase of 2.2 percent for year-on-year growth. Details... more