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Pyrometers improve quality and yield in silicon growth

Certain environmental conditions are required to grow silicon – ironically, these conditions cause many challenges to creating a high-quality, high-yield product.

Nobel Prize awarded to quasicrystals researcher

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Dan Shechtman, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, for the discovery of quasicrystals.

NIST etches MEMS out of diamonds

NIST developed a method to etch diamond crystals, exploiting the cubic nature of diamond crystals. These diamond-etched features could lead to better MEMS devices.

Brookhaven Lab discovers graphene quasiparticles

Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists discovered a new kind of quasiparticles in three-layer graphene sheets. These quasiparticles have mass dependent on their velocity and could be channeled into new spintronics devices.

MEMS product development -- why is it so hard?

Commercializing MEMS can take years and millions of dollars. While the MEMS industry shares some aspects with the larger semiconductor industry, the comparison is not fair in product development. Karen Lightman, MEMS Industry Group and Alissa M. Fitzgerald of A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates explain what makes developing new MEMS devices so hard.


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Moving to 450mm has several advantages, the main being that the area is 2.25× larger. This obviously means that more chips can be cut from one wafer, and less material is lost at the edges. The last conversion process from 200m... Read More >>

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