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Carbon nanotube fiber antennas work as well as copper at 20 times lower weight

October 24, 2017

Rice University, Houston, announces that its researchers have determined that fibers made of carbon nanotubes configured as wireless antennas can be as good as copper antennas but 20 times lighter.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific adds three systems for semiconductor failure analysis

October 23, 2017

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Hillsboro, Ore., announces three new additions to its portfolio of semiconductor failure analysis workflows.

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Allied’s X-Prep CNC-based system supports failure analysis with high-definition color

October 23, 2017

Allied High Tech, Rancho Dominguez, Calif., introduces the X-Prep, a specialized five-axis CNC-based milling/grinding/polishing machine designed to support electrical and physical failure analysis techniques requiring high precision sample preparation.

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High-precision SPMs based on superconducting magnets from Oxford Instruments

October 23, 2017

Oxford Instruments NanoScience, England, announces it will jointly develop high-precision scanning probe microscope products based on TeslatronPT, the Cryofree superconducting magnet system from Oxford Instruments, in collaboration with CASmF Science and Technology Limited in China.

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Samsung completes qualification of 8nm LPP process

October 23, 2017

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., South Korea, announces that 8nm FinFET process technology, 8LPP (Low Power Plus), has been qualified and is ready for production.

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Hamamatsu acquires Energetiq for its high-brightness light sources for wafer inspection

October 23, 2017

Hamamatsu Photonics KK, Japan, announces an agreement to acquire Energetiq Technology Inc., Woburn, Mass., for its laser-driven light sources and extreme-ultraviolet light sources.

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NanoMechanics Lab enables nanoscale AFM of soft hydrogels, metals, and ceramics

October 20, 2017

Bruker Corp., Santa Barbara, Calif., has released the NanoMechanics Lab, a suite of force-mapping modes that enable Dimension FastScan and Icon AFM systems for quantitative nanoscale characterization, extending from soft hydrogels and polymers to hard metals and ceramics.

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3D printing system said to build complex metal parts 100 times faster

October 19, 2017

Desktop Metal, Burlington, Mass., announces that its 3D printing system known as Production System builds complex metal parts up to 100 times faster than laser systems.

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Ipsen Titan H6 enables company to expand production capacity, meet increased demand

October 11, 2017

Ipsen, Cherry Valley, Ill., announces that Rockford Heat Treaters, the original beta tester for the Ipsen Titan vacuum furnace, recently purchased a Titan H6 to expand production capacity and to meet increased demand.

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GF Linamar wins $300 million contract for magnesium cross-car beams for pickup trucks

October 11, 2017

GF Linamar, Mills River, N.C., a joint venture between GF Automotive and Linamar, has been awarded a $300 million contract over a period of five years to produce lightweight magnesium automotive components for a U.S. manufacturer.

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