“Many IC manufacturers and equipment suppliers have asked us to pursue a more open distribution model for our CVD precursors,” says Tom Cook, global electronics industry director. “We listened to their needs and decided that a non-exclusive model was best over the long term. This model ensures that Z3MS will be readily available from multiple sources for the foreseeable future, allowing end users to choose the supply option that best fits their needs.”
(December 17, 2004) San Jose, Calif.—As expected, North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers’ orders and billings were down in November 2004. The book-to-bill for the month was 1.00, SEMI reports.