USHIO to Consolidate EUV Business into a Single Unit in Japan and Continue its Business for Inspection and Development Applications
Company Information 05/10 2013 16:55
USHIO INC. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and Chief Executive Officer: Shiro Sugata; hereinafter "USHIO") today announced that it will close down the activities of XTREME technologies GmbH (Headquarters: Germany; President: Tatsushi Igarashi, hereinafter ¡ÈXTREME¡É), a research and development company for Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) light sources for next-generation semiconductor lithography, and consolidate the EUV light source business into a single unit in Japan and continue it for inspection and development applications in the future.
With this, the maintenance services for XTREME EUV light sources that were provided for ASML Netherlands B.V., a subsidiary of Netherland-based ASML Holding N.V., is transferred to ASML on May 9, local time.
The impact of this decision on our financial results has been already reflected in the final results for the term ended in March 2013.¡¡
Coating 05/09 2013 15:09
From 17-20 June the sixth UV DAYS of IST METZ GmbH will take place. This year, the international event on the topic of UV technology focuses on multi-functionality and sense perception. Together with renowned partners from the printing industry they will present a programme for you to see, hear, touch and taste.
On different printing presses they will show recent and future opportunities UV technology offers. A future-oriented and multifunctional folded box manufactured in UV sheet-fed offset appeals to all the senses at the point of sale. Advertising features include the use of new and interactive media. Further highlights are 3D varnishing in UV inkjet, digital label printing and LED UV technology on a flexographic printing press.
The programme will be concluded by further information and demonstrations about the topic ¡ÈFuture of Print¡É, e.g. interaction and printed electronics.¡¡» Read More
Printing 03/14 2013 14:57
The conference program has been revealed as registration opens for the inaugural Label Summit Indonesia which is being held at the Westin Resort Nusa Dua in Bali between 29-30 May. Focusing on the label and package printing industry, the Summit will comprise a mix of technical presentations, real life business case studies and the latest industry insight and business intelligence into market trends, conditions and challenges.
The Summit commences with a roundup of market trends with presentations by Multi-Color Corporation¡Çs Brenton Barrett who will look at global trends and Ariana Susanti of the Indonesian Packaging Federation who will explore the latest developments in South East Asia. In a printer panel discussion, converters from Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines will look at printing as part of the economy and future growth opportunities.¡¡» Read More
QuadTech drops U.S. patent infringement lawsuit, continues suit against Q.I. Press Controls for deceptive advertising
Company Information 03/06 2013 09:05
Sussex, Wisconsin, USA – 5 March, 2013 – QuadTech, Inc. today announced that it has asked the U.S. District Court (Eastern District of Pennsylvania) to dismiss one of the lawsuits it filed against Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC), while at the same time continuing legal action on a separate deceptive advertising lawsuit.
¡ÈThe lawsuit we intend to dismiss is a patent infringement claim that we originally filed in May of 2010,¡É says QuadTech president Karl Fritchen. ¡ÈTwo developments have driven us to make a business decision that the case against QIPC¡Çs IDS system is no longer financially worth pursuing.
¡ÈFirst, our patent (U.S. Patent No. 5,412,577) for positioning the camera over a region of interest expired 18 months after we filed the suit.
¡ÈSecond, QIPC has only recently begun to provide substantial responsive information in the case, and we have concluded that there has been only a single infringing sale in the U.S.¡½and none since the filing of the lawsuit, meaning that there are relatively minimal damages. With the patent now expired, and given the high cost of patent litigation and the complexities of this case, it is not financially reasonable for QuadTech to continue to pursue this litigation.¡È
In the false advertising lawsuit, QIPC concedes that it has never sold a single markless register control system anywhere in the world. The court recently ordered QIPC to produce evidence that the commercial markless register control system portrayed in its advertising ever existed in the first place. Accordingly, QuadTech is continuing to pursue its false advertising case against QIPC.¡¡
People 01/08 2013 08:48
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI, U.S.A., January 7, 2013: Nordson EDI has promoted Sam G. Iuliano to the position of chief technologist, it was announced today by Godfrey M. Sandham, vice president and general manager.
Mr. Iuliano will provide high-level technical support to customers, consulting to improve performance in their extrusion and coating processes and alerting them to advances in die system technology. At the same time, he will support new technology programs at Nordson EDI, coordinating with all departments to develop innovations that meet emerging customer needs. Finally, he will play important educational roles, serving as an advisor to Nordson EDI¡Çs engineering specialists and presenting the results of the latest research on tooling and processing to the extrusion and converting industries..¡¡» Read More