What's New on the Maker/Vendor Subway

May 8, 2006

CAE Online New

CAE Online is a marketplace of used, surplus, and refurbished semiconductor and test equipment with many active listings of available equipment.

June 18, 2005


TestBuyer is a buyer's guide for test and measurement equipment. It provides information on test equipment, including electrical specifications and suppliers.

January 30, 2005


Also known as Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, SMIC is a pure-play IC foundry that IC manufacturing services. Established in 2000, SMIC is headquartered in Shanghai.

March 13, 2004

Semiconductor Insights

Semiconductor Insights provides in-depth technical and patent analyses of integrated circuits and structures.

Boin's Semiconductor Linkpage

BOIN's Semiconductor Linkpage News and links to companies, organizations and universities involved in semiconductor research and development.

July 3, 2003

ESEMI Limited

ESEMI Limited is a UK based software company that specialises in the development of state of the art modelling and simulation tools for the semiconductor industry.

June 27, 2003

Zarlink Semiconductor

Zarlink Semiconductor focuses on chips for voice and data networks, consumer and ultra low power communications, and high-performance analog.

January 13, 2003


4Semi is a live directory of used or surplus Semiconductor equipment.

January 12, 2003


semiconductor.co.jp provides semiconductor related information links and resources for the semiconductor industry.

April 13, 2002

Asahi Kasei Microsystems

Asahi Kasei Microsystems provides a wide variety of low power products for communications and multimedia applications, based on CMOS design and process technologies.

April 12, 2002

Stone Pillar Technologies

Stone Pillar Technologies provides the semiconductor industry with enterprise software solutions in the field of process and device technology development and characterization.

January 31, 2002


Semizone provides on-line education and training services for the semiconductor and related industries.

December 24, 2001

Via Technologies

Via Technologies, Inc. developes PC core logic chipsets, microprocessors, and multimedia and communications chips.

The Information Network

The Information Network provides market research and consulting for the semiconductor, computer, and telecommunications industry.

IC Knowledge

IC Knowledge provides knowledge resources to the semiconductor industry. On this site you will find general reference material and articles on economics, as well as product informatin.

Equipment/Service List Cleanup

Removed apparently non-working links for

October 22, 2001


EndPoints is a fabless semiconductor company provides controller chips used in consumer products that capture and display video and still digital images across the Internet.

May 28, 2001


WaferTech is a semiconductor foundry focused on manufacturing of integrated circuits.


MOSIS is a low-cost prototyping and small-volume production service for VLSI circuit development. MOSIS fabricates circuit designs for commercial firms, government agencies, and research and educational institutions around the world.

March 27, 2001

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp.

Vitesse is a supplier of communications integrated circuits (ICs) for manufacturers of network equipment, with products manufactured in several different technologies, including Gallium Arsenide (GaAs), CMOS, and Silicon Germanium (SiGe).

Atmel Corp.

Atmel designs, manufactures and markets advanced semiconductors, including advanced logic, nonvolatile memory, mixed signal and RF integrated circuits. Atmel chips are manufactured using a variety of advanced wafer processes, including BiCMOS, CMOS and Silicon Germanium (SiGe) technologies.

October 22, 2000


GCEMarket.com is an electronic marketplace for people to directly communicate their buying and selling requirements for semiconductor manufacturing equipment as well as printed circuit assembly equipment.

September 29, 2000


ExcessCity.com is a division of ZVX Corporation, established to provide online sourcing of stocks of electronic components.

September 25, 2000

KeyAssets.com, Inc.

KeyAssets.com is an e-commerce marketplace for sellers and buyers of semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

August 22, 2000


Link2Semiconductor provides data and resources for the semiconductor industry, including company profiles, investor relations data, news feeds, in depth educational tutorials, and the resources to buy and sell used equipment.

Subway cleanup

A number of defunct sites have been removed from the subway.

August 21, 2000

Chip Help

ChipHelp is a Semiconductor Industry service company providing technical business consulting, circuit and PCB design services and semiconductor related training, as well as online reference products and services.

July 24, 2000


ChipDocs is an online source for datasheets for electronic components and semiconductors, especially for obsolete parts. With access to technical documentation, application notes, pinouts, cross references and manufacturer listings, ChipDocs provides design engeneers with information for designing a new or repairing an existing products.

July 3, 2000

IC Exchange

IC Exchange is an exchange ground for buyers, sellers and traders of Integrated Circuit components to meet and transact. It serves as an open market for the community of the global electronic industry.
Note: As of August 22, 2000, this site does not appear to be responding.

June 26, 2000


IC MASTER on-line, on CD-ROM, and in print, is published by Hearst Business Communications, Inc./UTP Division to serve the information needs of those recommending, specifying, or buying integrated circuits.

March 22, 2000

ON Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor, formerly a division of Motorola, is a supplier of analog, logic, and discrete components.

March 19, 2000


semiconbay is a portal providing semiconductor process technology information resources to engineers, as well as access to all kinds of industry related information.

March 18, 2000


SemiSeek is a general web site dedicated to the semiconductor industry, with information about vendors in a variety of categories.

March 5, 2000


SemiRef is a web site dedicated to electronic design, and is a reference site for semiconductors. It contains news regarding the semiconductor world and links to various manufacturers.

February 4, 2000

Austin Semiconductor, Inc.

Austin Semiconductor, Inc. specializes in high-reliability semiconductors and microcircuit devices (including standard memory chips) for the military and aerospace industries.

January 28, 2000


Semi-Registry is a site focused on the marketing of pre-owned semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

December 22, 1999

PREMA Precision Electronics.

PREMA ASICs Division, based in Germany, has a silicon wafer foundry for Analog and Mixed-Signal ICs, and ASIC design services.

November 6, 1999

Semiconductor Company Name Changes

Intersil (was Harris Semiconductor).
Conexant (was Rockwell Semiconductor).

August 16, 1999

American Microsystems, Inc.

American Microsystems, Inc. has expertise in digital and mixed-signal ASICs, with solutions in digital and mixed-signal application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), FPGA-to-ASIC conversions, ASIC second sourcing, foundry services, timing generator products, and other standard products.

August 15, 1999

Fat Chip

FatChip is a web site dedicated to electronic design collaboration, striving to provide Electronic Designers with relevant information and services to make using the internet an integral part of the design process.

August 3, 1999

Chartered Semiconductor

Founded in 1987, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing is a pure-play foundry, providing advanced technology wafer manufacturing services fo the global semiconductor industry.

UMC Group

UMC Group is a semiconductor foundry consisting of six UMC Group companies with production volumes and capacity for advanced process technology.

July 30, 1999

Cypress Semiconductor

Cypress Semiconductor is a global supplier of high-performance integrated circuits, headquartered in San Jose, California.

July 25, 1999


ChipCenter is a joint venture by Arrow Electronics, Aspect Development, Avnet and CMP Media offering a comprehensive business-to-business e-commerce site for electronics engineers and purchasers. ChipCenter makes its debut in July 1999.

July 20, 1999


Semiconductor.Net is an industry source for information, including news, reference materials, semiconductor-related equipment, components software, products and services.


SemiDex provides a database of Integrated Circuits and Integrated Circuit Board products which contains the key specifications and data sheets for each product. The site also maintains an extensive list of IC manufacturers.

Semico Research Corp.

Semico Research Corp. is an engineering research and market research company servicing the semiconductor industry and its customers.

July 6, 1999


The Infrastructure service provides readers with leading edge information about the technology sector. Their core expertise resides in the Semiconductor Equipment, Semiconductor and FPD industries; they also touch on industries related to the consumption of semiconductors in many of their publications.

June 29, 1999


QED designs, develops and markets high-performance, cost-effective, market-driven 32-bit and 64-bit MIPS RISC microprocessors for embedded computing.

June 25, 1999

International Rectifier

International Rectifier is a major worldwide supplier of power semiconductors. Founded in Los Angeles in August 1947, International Rectifier is the oldest independent semiconductor company in the world.

Hyundai Electronics

Hyundai Electronics focuses on DRAM and SDRAM memory products.

March 30, 1999

Samsung Semiconductor

Samsung Semiconductor is a large producer of memory and integrated circuits, among a large variety of electronics (and other) products.

Hyundai Electronics

Hyundai Electronics focuses on DRAM and SDRAM memory products.

March 29, 1999


STMicroelectronics is a global semiconductor company which designs, develops, manufactures and markets semiconductor ICs and discrete devices used in telecommunications systems, computer systems, consumer products, automotive products and industrial automation and control systems.

Infineon Technologies AG

Infineon Technologies AG focuses on products and systems for telecommunications, automotive engineering, high-frequency applications, memory chips and chip card ICs.

March 17, 1999

Nortel Networks Microelectronics

The Nortel Networks Microelectronics Group supplies state-of-the-art communications IC products and provides high-speed bipolar foundry process technologies and a range of complementary manufacturing services.

November 26, 1998

Tower Semiconductor

Tower Semiconductor is an independent manufacturer of semiconductor integrated circuits on silicon wafers, as well as a provider of design and turn-key services.

November 21, 1998

Chip Express

Chip Express services the gate array market with solutions from prototyping to volume production, and features the "LPGA" gate array for deep sub-micron ASIC design.

October 27, 1998


TEMIC Semiconductor provides rad-hard devices for the aerospace and defense industries, as well as a variety of other products and foundry services.

October 25, 1998

Standard Microsystems Corp.

Standard Microsystems Corp. is a worldwide supplier of MOS/VLSI integrated circuits (ICs) for the personal computer industry. SMSC's wafer foundry specializes in MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) devices.

October 6, 1998

Integrated Systems Engineering (ISE)

Integrated Systems Engineering (ISE) provides tools to support the development, modeling, and optimization of microelectronic processes, devices, and systems.

August 12, 1998


IDT provides semiconductor solutions with a product mix consisting of communications memories, networking devices, both RISC and X86 microprocessors, high-speed SRAMs and high-performance logic.

December 19, 1997

PDF Solutions

PDF Solutions provides manufacturability simulation and analysis software for the IC Industry; these products are used by semiconductor manufacturing, characterization, process development, circuit design, and product engineers to uncover causes for manufacturing yield loss and improve yields.

November 30, 1997


Semisearch is a "buyer's guide" for the Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry, with a database consisting of contact information, website addresses and products from numerous vendors.

November 15, 1997

Quality Semiconductor

Quality Semiconductor, Inc. (QSI) produces high-performance 5V and 3.3V CMOS FCT and LCX logic, QuickSwitch( devices, clock management, advanced memory devices, analog devices, JTAG devices, and advanced networking products.

October 25, 1997

Fairchild Semiconductor

Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and supplier of high performance standard logic, non-volatile memory, and discrete power and signal technology semiconductors. These products are targeted at the telecommunications, consumer, industrial, personal systems and automotive markets.

October 3, 1997

Cirrus Logic

Cirrus Logic manufactures advanced integrated circuits for the personal computer, consumer, and industrial markets.

September 5, 1997

VLSI Research, Inc.

VLSI Research, Inc. provides market research for chip manufacturing.

June 24, 1997


Micrel Semiconductor designs, develops, and manufactures high performance analog power integrated circuits.

September 14, 1996


Siborg offers MicroTec, a semiconductor 2D process and device simulator for PCs, as well as a shareware Graphics and Scientific Calculator.

July 12, 1996


BIPSIM Inc. offers BIPOLE3, a numerical simulation program which provides internal and terminal electrical characteristics and SPICE CAD model files for silicon bipolar devices.

July 10, 1996

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

TSMC TSMC was the first pure integrated circuit (IC) foundry company in the world. Since its founding, the company has been dedicated to providing manufacturing services for advanced ICs to customers ranging from IC design houses, vertically-integrated IC firms, and systems companies.

Austria Mikro Systeme International AG

AMS specializes in the development and production of custom specific circuits- ASICs for Application Specific Integrated Circuits- and provides a full range of custom solution for the market segments communications, automotive and industrial electronics.

Newport Wafer-Fab Limited

NWL is based in South Wales, and is focused on becoming Europe's largest silicon foundry. It is a pure wafer foundry, with all products being processed to customer requests, be they fabless design houses or merchant semiconductor firms requiring additional capacity.

April 20, 1996

Redwood Microsystems

Redwood Microsystems produces Silicon Microvalves and microvalve-based Pressure Regulators and Mass Flow Controllers.

April 4, 1996

VLSI Technology

VLSI Technology produces highly customized, highly integrated chips merging cell-based design capabilities with advanced manufacturing processes.

CFD Research Corp.

CFDRC provides solutions for multidisciplinary engineering simulation and design.

March 1, 1996

Analog Devices

Analog Devices designs, manufactures, and markets a broad line of high-performance linear, mixed-sgnal and digital integrated circuits (ICs) that address a wide range of real-world signal processing applications.

January 31, 1996

Rockwell Semiconductor Systems

Rockwell Semiconductor Systems is based in Newport Beach California, and has information available on its Multimedia Communications and Wireless Communications Divisions.
Rockwell Semiconductor Systems is now known as Conexant.
January 24, 1996

Reel I.C.

Reel I.C. is a semiconductor mask design consulting firm which does VLSI layout at its facility.
Note: As of August, 2000, this site appears to be defunct or have moved.


PowerTech is a manufacturer of high power bipolar silicon transistors. The company also specializes in custom packaging of PowerTech devices to suit individual requirements.

January 11, 1996


Hitachi America, Ltd.'s Semiconductor & I.C. Division manufactures and supports many low-power semiconductor products.

January 8, 1996

Thomas Register

The Thomas Register of American Manufacturers is an immense database of products and services, suppliers, and buyers.

December 5, 1995

OPTi Inc.

OPTi Inc. is a supplier of core logic, graphic, and multimedia PC chipsets to manufacturers of computer products worldwide.

Hamilton Hallmark

Hamilton Hallmark provides information, technical resources, and industry news to aid in product design and development.
Note: As of August 22, 2000, this site appears to be defunct or has moved.

December 3, 1995

Advanced Micro Devices

AMD produces microprocessors, embedded processors and related peripherals, memories, and programmable logic devices and circuits for communications and networking applications.


Cyrix Corporation is a leading supplier of high-performance processors to the personal computer industry.

Micron Technologies

Micron Technologies designs, manufactures and markets a diversified line of memories.

TranSwitch Corporation

TranSwitch Corporation designs, develops, markets and supports highly integrated digital and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the telecommunications and data communications markets.

Accent Electronic Concepts International Inc.

Accent Electronic Concepts resells semiconductors, integrated circuits, microprocessors, and other components.
Note: As of August 22, 2000, this site does not appear to be responding.

November 24, 1995

Mitel Semiconductor

Mitel Semiconductor designs, manufactures and markets integrated circuits and thick film hybrids in addition to providing Custom Wafer Foundry (CWF) services.

RF Micro Devices

RF Micro Devices' product line includes quadrature modulators, quadrature demodulators, LNA/mixers, IF amplifiers, attenuators, and linear power amplifiers.

October 27, 1995

Harris Semiconductor

Harris Semiconductor provides product information and applications support for people using their wide array of semiconductor products.

LSI Logic

LSI Logic's focus and specialty is to integrate the contents of entire electronic systems onto one or more complex chips, thereby increasing performance, lowering costs and accelerating time to market.

September 28, 1995

Semiconductor Manufacturers

A line for Semiconductor Manufacturers has been added to the Vendor Subway.

September 25, 1995

Technology Modeling Associates (TMA)

Technology Modeling Associates, Inc. (TMA) produces process and device modeling software programs for semiconductor manufacturers around the world.

September 18, 1995


Santa Barbara Analysis, Inc. provides SPECNet, an on-line catalog of Equipment and Materials used by semiconductor manufacturing industry.
Note: As of August 22, 2000, it appears that this site is defunct (and its address, www.semi.com is now used by the SEMI trade association).

Wadsworth-Pacific Inc.

Wadsworth-Pacific Inc. provides information on its business of supplying semiconductor manufacturers with leading edge materials for fab and assembly.

Silvaco International

Silvaco International is a supplier of semiconductor technology CAD software.

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