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Micron and Intel announce update to NAND memory joint development program

January 22, 2018

Micron, San Jose, Calif., and Intel, Santa Clara,Calif., announce an update to their successful NAND joint development partnership that has helped the companies develop and deliver industry-leading NAND technologies to market.

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SEMI data projects new highs in fab equipment spending

January 22, 2018

SEMI, Milpitas, Calif., has updated its World Fab Forecast, which reveals that 2017 spending on fab equipment investments will reach an all-time high of $57 billion.

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Oak Ridge develops shape-memory leathery material coated with silver nanoparticles

January 22, 2018

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn., reports that its scientists have developed a method for making a renewable, leathery shape-memory material that is coated with a thin layer of silver nanoparticles to activate electrical conductivity.

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Stretchable crystalline silicon springs are also superelastic and semiconducting

January 22, 2018

A team of researchers from three universities reports that amorphous silicon can be grown into superelastic horseshoe-shaped crystalline nanowires that can undergo stretching of more than twice their original length, and still maintain their excellent electric properties.

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Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew 22.2% in 2017; Samsung becomes No. 1

January 22, 2018

Gartner Inc., Stamford, Conn., reports that worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $419.7 billion in 2017, a 22.2 percent increase from 2016, according to preliminary results.

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ST Microelectronics to adopt GlobalFoundries 22FDX process for intelligent systems

January 22, 2018

GlobalFoundries, Santa Clara, Calif., and ST Microelectronics, Geneva, announce that ST has selected GF’s 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX) technology platform to support its next-generation of processor solutions for industrial and consumer applications.

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DOE awards $1 million to NanoAl to develop low-cost aluminum alloy electrical wire

January 21, 2018

NanoAl LLC, Skokie, Ill., has been awarded a Phase II SBIR grant of more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a low cost, improved conductor alloy for overhead power wires.

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Ipsen USA finishes Q4 2017 by shipping multiple Titan vacuum furnaces around the world

January 21, 2018

Ipsen USA, Cherry Valley, Ill., recently shipped 15 furnaces to eight states in the United States, as well as Asia and Europe, to support customers in the additive manufacturing, aerospace, commercial heat treating, medical, and metal injection molding industries.

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Solar Atmospheres adds tensile testing to its in-house mechanical testing services

January 21, 2018

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, Hermitage, has brought tensile testing in-house, adding the test to its other in-house mechanical tests rather than outsourcing.

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Oak Ridge develops shape-memory leathery material coated with silver nanoparticles

January 18, 2018

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn., reports that its scientists have developed a method for making a renewable, leathery shape-memory material that is coated with a thin layer of silver nanoparticles to activate electrical conductivity.

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