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Tescan USA welcomes EDFAS member Dr. Lucille Giannuzzi as Regional Sales Manager

January 19, 2019

Tescan USA Inc., Warrendale, Pa., announces that it has hired EDFAS member Dr. Lucille Giannuzzi as Regional Sales Manager for the Mid-Atlantic region because of her extensive experience in focused ion beam, scanning electron, and transmission electron microscopy, as well as her applications expertise in both the physical and life sciences.

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Thermo Scientific’s Lumis EBSD detector incorporates new CMOS sensor, advanced optics

January 19, 2019

Thermo Scientific, Waltham, Mass., introduces the Lumis EBSD detector, which can rapidly identify crystallographic phases, grain sizes, and orientation, as well as monitor structural transformations in SEM samples.

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Zeiss invests $45 million in facility near Detroit for metrology and nondestructive testing

January 19, 2019

Zeiss, Germany, has begun construction of a new 82,000 square foot facility outside Detroit that will be capable of surface defect detection, multidimensional measurement, nondestructive testing, and surface form and geometry analysis.

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Nikon wafer loader enables highly reliable loading of wafers 100 microns thick

January 19, 2019

Nikon, Japan, introduces the NWL200 series, the first lineup of wafer loaders for inspection microscopes capable of loading 100-micron thin wafers.

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Veeco wins Innovation Award for its GENxcel R&D molecular beam epitaxy system

January 19, 2019

Veeco Instruments Inc., Plainview, N.Y., announces that its GENxcel R&D Molecular Beam Epitaxy System earned the 2018 Compound Semiconductor (CS) Industry Innovation Award.

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Global semiconductor sales reported to increase 9.8% year-to-year in November

January 19, 2019

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), Washington, announces that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $41.4 billion for the month of November 2018, an increase of 9.8 percent from the November 2017 total of $37.7 billion, and 1.1 percent less than the October 2018 total of $41.8 billion.

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Bruker completes acquisition of Alicona for its optical 3D surface measurement solutions

January 19, 2019

Bruker Corp., Billerica, Mass., announces that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Alicona Imaging GmbH, a leading provider of optical-based metrology products in Austria.

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ASM member Julien Noel named Vice President/General Manager of Buehler

January 08, 2019

ITW Test and Measurement Group President Yahya Gharagozlou has named ASM member Julien Noel Vice President/General Manager of its Buehler worldwide division.

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Mineral and organic acids extract rare earth elements from phosphate rock waste

January 08, 2019

Researchers from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, N.J., and members of the Critical Materials Institute in Ames, Iowa, announce that they have found a possible new source of rare earth elements in phosphate rock waste, and have developed an environmentally friendly way to extract the elements.

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U. S. Office of Fossil Energy offers funding for technologies to extract rare earths from coal

December 28, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, Washington, has announced a funding opportunity for both novel and conventional technologies for recovering rare earth elements and critical materials from domestic coal resources.

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