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Global Foundries certifies Synopsys design platform for 22nm FD-SOI process

September 24, 2017

Synopsys Inc., Mountain View, Calif., announces that Global Foundries has certified the Synopsys design platform for the GF 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX) process, ensuring that designers achieve optimized implementation and predictable signoff results using industry leading digital design tools.

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Most 2017 semiconductor capital spending to be for foundry and flash memory

September 24, 2017

Following a substantial increase in semiconductor capital expenditures during the first half of this year, IC Insights Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., raised its annual semiconductor capex forecast to a record high of $80.9 billion for 2017, a 20% increase from $67.3 billion in 2016.

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Bruker AXS X-ray diffraction systems integrated with Dectris Eiger pixel detectors

September 24, 2017

Bruker, Madison, Wis., and Dectris, Switzerland, announce that they have collaborated to integrate the Dectris Eiger2 R 500K hybrid photon counting pixel detector with the Bruker D8 Advance and the D8 Discover instrument platform to further improve performance for numerous X-ray diffraction applications.

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Carbon nanomaterials may replace expensive metals in electronic devices

September 24, 2017

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, announces that its researchers have shown that carbon nanomaterials such as graphene can replace expensive metals such as tin, silver, tungsten, beryllium, and indium in electronic devices.

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Northwestern University materials engineering R&D center receives $15.6 million grant

September 24, 2017

Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., announces that its Materials Research Science and Engineering Center has received a six-year, $15.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Northrop Grumman to acquire Orbital ATK to expand capabilities and accelerate innovation

September 19, 2017

Northrop Grumman Corp., Falls Church, Va., a leading global security company; and Orbital ATK Inc., Dulles, Va., a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital ATK for approximately $7.8 billion in cash, plus the assumption of $1.4 billion in net debt.

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One Minute Mentor: Hardness Depth Profiles of Stainless Steel after Nitriding and Nitrocarburizing

September 18, 2017

X-ray diffraction analysis indicates that the hardened case consists of a mixture of expanded austenite and expanded martensite.

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Nucor to build new steel bar micro mill in Midwest or Southeast

September 17, 2017

Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., announces that its board of directors has approved a new steel bar micro mill project, and also announces that the company is considering five states in the Midwest and Southeast as a location for the project.

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3D optical profiler combines rotational module with high-res translation platform

September 17, 2017

Sensofar Metrology, Barcelona, announces the Five Axis, a new addition to its non-contact 3D surface metrology systems that combines a high-accuracy rotational module and a high-resolution translation platform, together with advanced inspection and analysis capabilities.

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Materialise 3D-printed titanium maxillofacial implants cleared for U.S. market

September 17, 2017

Materialise NV, Belgium, announces that its 3D-printed titanium for maxillofacial surgery has received clearance for the U.S. market, further extending Materialise's longstanding collaboration with DePuy Synthes, which will distribute the device in the United States.

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