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Applied Materials receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award for excellence

April 19, 2019

Applied Materials Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., has been selected as a recipient of an Intel 2018 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award, which recognizes companies that Intel believes have “relentlessly pursued excellence and conducted business with resolute professionalism."

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2018 global semiconductor equipment sales jump to record $64.5 billion

April 19, 2019

SEMI, Milpitas, Calif., the industry association representing the worldwide electronics product design and manufacturing supply chain, reports that worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment surged 14 percent from $56.62 billion in 2017 to an all-time high of $64.5 billion in 2018

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ASM International Renews Accreditation as Provider of IACET CEUs

April 18, 2019

ASM International is honored to announce the reaccreditation of their education courses for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The award was given to ASM by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). IACET is the only standard-setting organization approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for continuing education and training.

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Baker Furnace develops point-and-click augmented reality platform for its furnaces

April 16, 2019

Baker Furnace, Yorba Linda, Calif., a division of Thermal Product Solutions, has developed an augmented reality (AR) platform for its furnace lines, allowing operators, maintenance personnel, and engineers to interact with the furnace through a tablet.

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Universal Stainless invests $10 million for upgrades to specialty steel facility in New York

April 16, 2019

Universal Stainless and Alloy Products Inc., Bridgeville, Pa., announces that it has added a new bar turn and burnish line and a new General Electric phased-array nondestructive testing system to its facility in Dunkirk, New York.

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Wisconsin Oven designs solution heat treat/chiller system for aerospace company

April 16, 2019

Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, announces that it has shipped an electrically heated horizontal solution treat system with a chiller system to a manufacturer in the aerospace industry.

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AFC Holcroft provides UBQ and UBT heat treating furnaces to Specialty Steel Treating

April 16, 2019

AFC Holcroft, Wixom, Mich., announces that it has supplied a UBQ (universal batch quench) furnace and a UBT (universal batch temper) annealing furnace to Specialty Steel Treating as part of a larger multi-year equipment standardization program intended to replace older equipment provided by another supplier.

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Department of Energy announces $87 million for coal research & development projects

April 11, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, announces up to $87.3 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects for advanced coal technologies and research.

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ATI extends purchase agreement with Rolls-Royce for rotating-disc-quality nickel alloys

April 11, 2019

Allegheny Technologies Inc., Pittsburgh, announces that it has extended its Long-Term Purchase Agreement (LTPA) with Rolls-Royce to supply rotating-disc-quality nickel-base and other specialty alloys for its Trent engine family.

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Rave mask repair/cleaning business now part of Bruker semiconductor metrology division

April 11, 2019

Bruker Corp., Billerica, Mass., announces that it has acquired the semiconductor mask repair and cleaning business of Rave LLC, a leading provider of nanomachining and laser photomask repair equipment. For calendar year 2018, the acquired business was profitable and had revenues of approximately $25 million. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed, and the business has now...

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