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Zeiss invests $45 million in facility near Detroit for metrology and nondestructive testing

January 19, 2019

Zeiss, Germany, has begun construction of a new 82,000 square foot facility outside Detroit that will be capable of surface defect detection, multidimensional measurement, nondestructive testing, and surface form and geometry analysis.

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Nikon wafer loader enables highly reliable loading of wafers 100 microns thick

January 19, 2019

Nikon, Japan, introduces the NWL200 series, the first lineup of wafer loaders for inspection microscopes capable of loading 100-micron thin wafers.

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Veeco wins Innovation Award for its GENxcel R&D molecular beam epitaxy system

January 19, 2019

Veeco Instruments Inc., Plainview, N.Y., announces that its GENxcel R&D Molecular Beam Epitaxy System earned the 2018 Compound Semiconductor (CS) Industry Innovation Award.

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Global semiconductor sales reported to increase 9.8% year-to-year in November

January 19, 2019

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), Washington, announces that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $41.4 billion for the month of November 2018, an increase of 9.8 percent from the November 2017 total of $37.7 billion, and 1.1 percent less than the October 2018 total of $41.8 billion.

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Bruker completes acquisition of Alicona for its optical 3D surface measurement solutions

January 19, 2019

Bruker Corp., Billerica, Mass., announces that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Alicona Imaging GmbH, a leading provider of optical-based metrology products in Austria.

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Asm Materials Education Foundation Announces The Winners Of The 2018 Materials Genome Toolkit Contest

January 18, 2019

The ASM Materials Education Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 ASM Materials Genome Toolkit competition.

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Sandia develops laser-based system that monitors radiation damage in real time

January 17, 2019

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, and Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, N.M., announce that they have developed, tested, and made available a laser-based system that can continuously monitor radiation-induced changes in nuclear reactor materials of construction.

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Nucor to invest $1.35 billion to build state-of-the-art steel plate mill in the Midwest

January 17, 2019

Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., announces plans to invest $1.35 billion to build a state-of-the-art plate mill in the United States Midwest that will be capable of producing 1.2 million tons per year of steel plate products.

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Boston Metal raises $20M to scale up molten oxide electrolysis production of ferroalloys

January 17, 2019

Boston Metal announces that it has raised $20 million in a Series A funding round to accelerate the first industrial-scale deployments of its molten oxide electrolysis (MOE) technology for the production of ferroalloys.

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Optomec partners with Phillips Federal to bring 3D printing to US government agencies

January 17, 2019

Optomec, Albuquerque, N.M., has signed a partnership agreement with Phillips Federal that will enable Phillips to resell the Optomec Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) systems to U.S. government facilities.

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