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September 25, 2017WITec, Germany, announces that its solution for correlative Raman-SEM imaging is now available for Zeiss Sigma 300, a field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM).
September 24, 2017Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), Durham, N.C., is establishing a new $300 million initiative to create a smart, autonomous, safe, connected, efficient, and affordable future through focused, long-term research that goes beyond traditional scaling.
September 24, 2017Synopsys Inc., Mountain View, Calif., announces that Global Foundries has certified the Synopsys design platform for the GF 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX) process, ensuring that designers achieve optimized implementation and predictable signoff results using industry leading digital design tools.
September 24, 2017Following a substantial increase in semiconductor capital expenditures during the first half of this year, IC Insights Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., raised its annual semiconductor capex forecast to a record high of $80.9 billion for 2017, a 20% increase from $67.3 billion in 2016.
September 24, 2017Bruker, Madison, Wis., and Dectris, Switzerland, announce that they have collaborated to integrate the Dectris Eiger2 R 500K hybrid photon counting pixel detector with the Bruker D8 Advance and the D8 Discover instrument platform to further improve performance for numerous X-ray diffraction applications.
September 24, 2017Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, announces that its researchers have shown that carbon nanomaterials such as graphene can replace expensive metals such as tin, silver, tungsten, beryllium, and indium in electronic devices.
September 24, 2017Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., announces that its Materials Research Science and Engineering Center has received a six-year, $15.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
September 19, 2017Northrop Grumman Corp., Falls Church, Va., a leading global security company; and Orbital ATK Inc., Dulles, Va., a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital ATK for approximately $7.8 billion in cash, plus the assumption of $1.4 billion in net debt.
September 18, 2017X-ray diffraction analysis indicates that the hardened case consists of a mixture of expanded austenite and expanded martensite.
September 18, 2017Sensofar Metrology, Barcelona, announces the Five Axis, a new addition to its non-contact 3D surface metrology systems that combines a high-accuracy rotational module and a high-resolution translation platform, together with advanced inspection and analysis capabilities.