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Wallwork Heat Treating awarded Innovate UK funding to harden titanium for implants

September 27, 2017

Wallwork Cambridge, England, has been awarded funding from Innovate UK, the government backed sponsor of breakthrough technologies, to research medical applications of its aircraft bearing hardening technology for human implants.

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Ipsen to present four papers at ASM Heat Treat/Gear Expo in Columbus

September 27, 2017

Ipsen, Cherry Valley, Ill., is to present four papers at the ASM Heat Treat/Gear Expo 2017, Oct. 24-26, in Columbus.

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Thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel to combine European steel activities in 50/50 joint venture

September 26, 2017

Thyssenkrupp, Germany, and Tata Steel, India, have signed a memorandum of understanding to combine their European steel activities in a 50/50 joint venture.

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Seco Vacuum Technologies receives orders for eight furnaces in North America

September 26, 2017

Seco Vacuum Technologies, Meadville, Pa., the newest company in the Seco Warwick Group of companies, reports a strong initial entry into the North American vacuum heat treating market.

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Witec’s RISE microscope is combined with Zeiss Sigma 300 FE-SEM in joint system

September 25, 2017

WITec, 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).

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SRC forms New Science Team to develop 2025 microelectronics technology roadmap

September 24, 2017

Semiconductor 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.

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Global Foundries certifies Synopsys design platform for 22nm FD-SOI process

September 24, 2017

Synopsys 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.

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Most 2017 semiconductor capital spending to be for foundry and flash memory

September 24, 2017

Following 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.

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Bruker AXS X-ray diffraction systems integrated with Dectris Eiger pixel detectors

September 24, 2017

Bruker, 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.

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Carbon nanomaterials may replace expensive metals in electronic devices

September 24, 2017

Chalmers 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.

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