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Thermo Scientific develops automated, robust, compact UV-Vis spectrophotometers

February 06, 2018

Thermo Scientific, Madison, Wis., introduces the Genesys family of automated, robust UV-Visible spectrophotometers, which are accessible, network-ready, and designed to meet expectations for advanced technology in a compact package.

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Leica 2-in-1 microscope saves time when conducting materials analysis

January 24, 2018

Leica Microsystems, Wetzlar, Germany, introduces the new DM6 M LIBS microscope for materials analysis that allows users to analyze the two main characteristics of a material—microstructure and composition—in one work step.

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SEMI and Fab Owners Association strengthen supply chain

January 22, 2018

After several years of close partnership, SEMI, Milpitas, Calif., and the Fab Owners Association (FOA), Cupertino, Calif., have fully integrated.

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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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Zeiss GeminiSEM 450 field-emission SEM has ultrahigh resolution, advanced analytics

January 22, 2018

Zeiss, Pleasanton, Calif., introduces its new field emission scanning electron microscope, the GeminiSEM 450, which combines ultrahigh resolution imaging with advanced analytics, while maintaining flexibility and ease of use.

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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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