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Optogan LED chip fab opens in Germany

Oct 14, 2011

Optogan opened its LED production site in Landshut, Germany, planning to produce 1 billion chips/year initially.

China's lithium-ion battery growth trends

Oct 10, 2011 China's lithium ion battery market rose 38% in 2010 to RMB 27.61 billion and is expected to keep growing rapidly, thanks to the country's strong automotive i...

Stanford tucks sulfer inside nanofibers for better li-ion batteries

Oct 5, 2011 Stanford researchers have designed a sulfur-based lithium-ion battery cathode with increased energy density and improved reliability, thanks to the construct...

Nanoparticles release fuel cell hydrogen faster

Oct 4, 2011 TU Delft and VU University Amsterdam researchers demonstrated that hydrogen gas stored in a metal hydride is released faster when the metal alloy nanoparticl...

Portable fuel cells finding match in consumer electronics

Sep 30, 2011 The consumer electronics sector represents a promising emerging market for portable fuel cells, despite adoption delays. The first major fuel cell product fo...

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NeoPhotonics completes Santur buy

Oct 14, 2011 NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE:NPTN), photonic integrated circuit (PIC) modules and subsystems maker, completed the acquisition of privately held Santur Corp...

MIT names Microsystems Technology Lab leader

Sep 29, 2011 MIT named Vladimir Bulović as director of MIT's Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL). Bulović has experience in a range of advanced electronics technol...

Pixelligent raises over $5M on high demand

Sep 27, 2011 Pixelligent LLC, nanocrystal additive maker, closed $5.1 million in funding. The round was 6 times over-subscribed, requiring the company board to significan...

SWeNT clears EPA approval for MWCNT fab

Sep 22, 2011 An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) consent order now permits SWeNT to manufacture and distribute multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) for commercial app...

Nano electronics garner 12 grants totaling $20M from NSF, SRC

Sep 19, 2011 Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) joined the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund $20 million for 12 four-year grants on nanoelectronics research...

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Nanoparticles act as cancer spotters

A research team led by Brown University has devised a new technique to spot cancerous tumors in the liver as small as 5 millimeters. The technique, using gold nanoparticles, is the first to deploy ... Read More>>

Announcing New Online Seminar: Understanding Nanotechnology Safety

Registration is now open for an online seminar on nanotechnology safety. This seminar is of interest to anyone concerned about the potential health hazards of exposure to nanoengineered materials. ... Read More>>

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