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Nucor to invest $650 million in Gallitin flat-rolled sheet steel mill to expand production

October 21, 2018

Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., announces that its Board of Directors has approved an investment of $650 million to expand the production capability of Nucor Steel Gallatin, the company's flat-rolled sheet steel mill located in Ghent, Ky.

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Materion’s aluminum-base MMC’s receive two SAE aerospace material specifications

October 21, 2018

Materion Corp., Mayfield Heights, Ohio, announces that the Society of Automotive Engineers — Aerospace Material Specification Nonferrous Alloys Committee (SAE-AMS) has approved AMS4369 specification for SupremEX 225XF metal matrix composite and AMS4379 for SupremEX 225XE MMC.

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Thermo Scientific Verios SEM extends sub-nanometer resolution over full energy range

October 21, 2018

Thermo Scientific, Waltham, Mass., has developed the Verios G4 scanning electron microscope, which has extended sub-nanometer resolution over the full 1 keV to 30 keV energy range to novel materials such as catalyst particles, nanotubes, porosities, interfaces, and other nanoscale structures.

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Magellan Aerospace receives license to manufacture Aeromet A20X aluminum castings

October 21, 2018

Magellan Aerospace, Toronto, and Aeromet Intl. Ltd., U.K., announce that Magellan’s plant in Haley, Ontario, has joined a global network of foundries licensed to cast the advanced A20X aluminum alloy, said to be the world’s strongest aluminum casting alloy.

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3D-Micromac’s laser ablation speeds sample prep for semiconductor failure analysis

October 21, 2018

3D-Micromac AG, Chemnitz, Germany, introduces the Microprep 2.0 laser ablation system for high-volume sample preparation of metals, semiconductors, ceramics and compound materials for microstructure diagnostics and failure analysis.

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UltraClean to acquire Quantum Global for its microcontamination analytical services

October 21, 2018

Ultra Clean Holdings Inc., Hayward, Calif., has signed an agreement to acquire Quantum Global Technologies (QGT), Philadelphia, for $342 million.

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Micron and ATP continuity program to provide DDR2 DRAM beyond scheduled EOL

October 21, 2018

Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, and ATP Electronics, Taiwan, have teamed up to ensure the continuous supply of legacy DDR2 memory modules in the market, beyond Micron’s announced end-of-life (EOL) notices.

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New fabs invest over $220 billion; 2019 to mark all-time spending high

October 21, 2018

SEMI, Milpitas, Calif., has released the group’s World Fab Forecast, reporting that global fabricator equipment spending will increase by 14 percent this year to $62.8 billion, and is expected to rise 7.5 percent to $67.5 billion in 2019, marking the fourth consecutive year of spending growth and the highest investment year for fab equipment in the history of the industry.

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WIN Semiconductors GaAs technology supports 5G equipment/network infrastructure

October 21, 2018

WIN Semiconductors Corp., Taiwan, reports the development and deployment of 5G user equipment and network infrastructure for the sub-6GHz and mmWave frequency bands.

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Global semiconductor sales increase 14.9% year-to-year in August

October 21, 2018

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), Washington, D.C., representing U.S. semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, announces worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $40.16 billion for the month of August 2018, an increase of 14.9 percent compared to the August 2017 total of $34.96 billion.

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