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February 18, 2019Ultra Tec Manufacturing Inc., Santa Ana, Calif., announces the availability of a greatly expanded software toolkit for its ASAP-1 In Situ 5-axis mill and selected area polishing station.
February 17, 2019The University of Oregon, Eugene, announces that its researchers have created STEM holography, a new technique that provides improved atomic resolution of a sample's outer structure and unveils previously unseen interfaces between the sample surface and the underlying material.
February 17, 2019ST Microelectronics, Geneva, has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Swedish silicon carbide wafer manufacturer Norstel AB. After closing, ST will control the entire supply chain for a portion of its SiC devices at a time of constrained global capacity, positioning itseIf for a significant growth opportunity.
February 17, 2019Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., announces the formation of the Center for Heterogeneous Integration Research in Packaging, or CHIRP, a new multimillion dollar semiconductor research center that will be co-directed by Ganesh Subbarayan, professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue, and Bahgat Sammakia, vice president for research and a distinguished professor of mechanical...
February 17, 2019Bruker, Belgium, introduces the Skyscan 1273 benchtop 3D x-ray microscope based on micro-computed tomography technology, enabling samples with up to 500 mm length, 300 mm diameter, and a maximum weight of 20 kg to be investigated with powerful and precise positioning stages.
February 17, 2019Zeiss, Germany, announces that a new suite of 3D x-ray imaging solutions that provide submicron and nanoscale 3D images of features and defects buried within intact structures in advanced package 3D architectures has been developed by its scientists: Xradia Context microCT, Xradia 600-series Versa 3D XRM, and Xradia 800-series Versa 3D XRM.
February 17, 2019The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), Washington, representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, announces that the global semiconductor industry posted sales of $468.8 billion in 2018, the industry’s highest-ever annual total and an increase of 13.7 percent compared to the 2017 total.
February 14, 2019The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), in partnership with Energy Industries of Ohio Inc., is set to scale up the fabrication of components made from advanced nickel superalloys that will help bring advanced ultrasupercritical (AUSC) power plant technology to the level of readiness for commercial-scale demonstration.
February 14, 2019Arconic Inc., New York, announces an investment of approximately $100 million to expand its hot-mill capability and add downstream equipment capabilities to manufacture industrial and automotive aluminum products in its Tennessee Operations facility near Knoxville.
February 14, 2019United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, announces plans to restart the No. 1 Electric-Weld Pipe Mill at Lone Star Tubular Operations in Lone Star, Texas, and also to restart construction on a technologically advanced electric arc furnace steelmaking facility at its Tubular Operations in Fairfield, Ala.