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UCLA engineers develop boron arsenide semiconductor for thermal management

July 23, 2018

Engineers at the University of California Los Angeles report that they have developed defect-free boron arsenide, a semiconductor material that is more effective at drawing and dissipating waste heat than any other known semiconductor or metal.

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3D x-ray tomography scoops up information about ice cream microstructure

July 23, 2018

Researchers at Diamond Light Source Ltd., Oxfordshire, U.K., agree that there’s nothing quite like an ice cream on a hot day, and eating it before it melts too much is part of the fun. Ice cream is a soft solid and its appeal is strongly affected by the underlying microstructure. An international team of researchers brought samples to Diamond to investigate the temperature dependence of...

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Instron to host open house

July 23, 2018

Instron has announced plans to host a Biomedical Open House event September 20 at its Norwood, Mass. headquarters. The event will present the company’s latest advancements in static, dynamic, and impact testing for the biomedical field, including live demonstrations on how to improve efficiency in the lab, ways to expand capabilities, and how to deliver more accurate and reliable test...

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KLA-Tencor defect inspection systems capture defect excursions at their source

July 22, 2018

KLA-Tencor Corp., Milpitas, Calif., announces two new defect inspection products: The VoyagerTM1015 system, and the Surfscan SP7 system.

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Broadcom to acquire CA Technologies to grow infrastructure software solutions

July 22, 2018

Broadcom Inc., San Jose, Calif., and CA Technologies, New York, announce that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Broadcom has agreed to acquire CA to build one of the world’s leading infrastructure technology companies.

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U.S. manufacturer of electronic components orders Despatch ovens worth $3 million

July 22, 2018

Despatch Industries, Minneapolis, announces that a major U.S. manufacturer of electronic components has placed an order worth over $3 million for Despatch PND inert atmosphere ovens.

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Astronics Test Systems ships 2000th semiconductor tester

July 22, 2018

Astronics Test Systems, East Aurora, N.Y., a supplier of advanced technologies to the global aerospace, defense, and semiconductor industries, announces that it has shipped its 2,000th semiconductor tester, adding that its equipment has tested more than 10 billion semiconductor devices to date.

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Keyence customizable vision system produces high-resolution images 16 times faster

July 22, 2018

Keyence, Itasca, Ill., introduces the XG-X Series customizable vision system with line scan camera support, which is designed to detect the smallest defects at high speeds not possible with area cameras.

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Sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment projected to be $62.7 billion in 2018

July 22, 2018

SEMI, Washington, reports that worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment are projected to increase by 10.8 percent to $62.7 billion in 2018, exceeding the historic high of $56.6 billion set last year.

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Global semiconductor industry revenue declined to $115.8 billion in first quarter

July 22, 2018

IHS Markit, London, reports that global semiconductor industry revenue declined by 3.4 percent in the first quarter of 2018, falling to $115.8 billion.

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