Fremont, Calif.--April 17, 1998--Asyst Technologies, Inc. (Fremont, Calif.)has finalized its acquisition of Fluoroware, Inc.'s (Chaska, Minn.) Fluorotrac automated radio frequency identification (RFID) technology forautomated work-in-progress (WIP) tracking in semiconductor factories.
Automating many of the manually intensive and costly operationsin a fab, both of Asyst's automated WIP tracking products--the RF-based and the infrared-based SMART-Traveler systems-- help eliminate misprocessing and other operational errors and automatically track and collect processing data.
In addition to fabs scheduled to produce next-generation devices,Asyst believes that there are over 400 established 6-inch and 8-inchwafer facilities that can benefit from an automated WIP trackingsolution.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 12 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...