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Women in Engineering Profile: Veronique Vitry

April 24, 2018

This profile series introduces leading materials scientists from around the world who happen to be females. Here we speak with Véronique Vitry, senior researcher and teaching associate at the Université de Mons (UMONS), in Belgium.

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Edwards Vacuum breaks ground on Technology Innovation Center in Hillsboro

April 24, 2018

Edwards Vacuum, England, has begun the process of construction for a new Technology Innovation Center in Hillsboro, Oregon.

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Versum Materials opens Pennsylvania R&D center for semiconductor materials development

April 23, 2018

Versum Materials Inc., Tempe, Ariz., a leading materials supplier to the semiconductor industry, announces the grand opening of its new R&D facility at its semiconductor materials manufacturing site in Hometown, Pennsylvania.

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Rigaku SmartLab x-ray diffractometer features 9kW rotating anode x-ray source

April 23, 2018

Rigaku Corp., Japan, announces the release of the next-generation Rigaku SmartLab intelligent multipurpose x-ray diffractometer, which features the new PhotonMax high-flux 9 kW rotating anode x-ray source.

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JEOL presents Grand Arm Transmission Electron Microscope to UC Irvine

April 23, 2018

JEOL USA, Peabody, Mass., announces the Grand Opening of the JEOL Center for Nanoscale Solutions at the University of California at Irvine, featuring the first U.S. installation of the JEOL Grand Arm Transmission Electron Microscope, which was developed for advanced atomic resolution characterization.

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Functional electronic circuits made via additive manufacturing and 2D printing

April 23, 2018

The University of Nottingham, England, reports that its researchers have pioneered a breakthrough method to rapidly 3D print fully functional electronic circuits made up of electrically-conductive metallic inks and insulating polymeric inks.

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SEMI reports 2017 global semiconductor equipment sales of $56.6 billlion

April 23, 2018

SEMI, Milpitas, Calif., the global association representing the worldwide electronics manufacturing supply chain, has reported that worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled $56.6 billion in 2017, a year-over-year increase of 37 percent from 2016 sales of $41.24 billion.

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Plasma-Therm acquires Kobus for its fast atomic sequential deposition technology

April 23, 2018

Plasma-Therm, St. Petersburg, Fla., announces that it has acquired Kobus, a plasma deposition company that enables fast atomic sequential technology (FAST), a valuable alternative to atomic layer deposition where thick and conformal films are required.

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Friction stir dovetailing creates metallurgical bond between aluminum and steel plate

April 22, 2018

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Wash., announces that its engineers have developed and successfully tested a novel process called friction stir dovetailing that enables joining thick plates of aluminum and steel.

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Bodycote signs 15-year contract with Rolls-Royce for vacuum heat treatment and HIP

April 22, 2018

Bodycote, England, the world’s largest provider of heat treatment and specialist thermal processing services, announces that it has signed a 15-year contract with Rolls-Royce’s Civil Aerospace business.

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