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RBCN brings aluminum oxide processing in-house

Oct 21, 2011 Rubicon Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCN) will transition to on-premise aluminum oxide processing to better control the quality of its sapphire wafers, and reduce manufacturing expenses while ensuring ...

AVS Symposium 2011: A pre-show highlight reel

Oct 11, 2011

Heading to the AVS Symposium later this month (Oct. 30-Nov. 4) in Nashville, TN? We've scanned the program to pick out some of the sessions that are of interest.

ITRI LCD polarizer film avoids toxic solvents, saves production costs

Oct 11, 2011 Taiwan's ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute) developed an environmentally friendly polarizer protective film, HyTAC, for consumer-sector LCD displays. By avoiding toxic solvents, the po...

Nobel Prize awarded to quasicrystals researcher

Oct 6, 2011 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.

BC discovers CNT's 3 growth phases during PECVD

Oct 3, 2011 Boston College researchers have discovered two early-stage phases of carbon nanotube (CNT) growth during plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD). A disorderly tangle of tube growth ultima...

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Semiconductor tool orders slide below billion-dollar mark in September

Oct 21, 2011 Awaiting "stability in the overall economic outlook," semiconductor device makers spent 40.4% less with North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment year-over-year in Sept...

Materion buys EIS Optics Limited, adds Shanghai factory

Oct 20, 2011 Materion Advanced Materials Technologies acquired EIS Optics Limited, adding a 97,000sq.ft. manufacturing site in Shanghai, China for optical coatings. EIS Optics makes optical thin film filters, g...

Asian foundry selects Mattson RTP tool

Oct 19, 2011

Mattson Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN) won acceptance for its Helios XP rapid thermal processing (RTP) system for process of record from a major Asian foundry.

Writing an outsourcing spec that delivers

Oct 18, 2011 Once you've chosen an outsourcing partner, focus on the details. Mark Danna of Owens Design shares how to write a project specification that is adaptable and designed to bring a project in on time ...

MVTS expands in California, Malaysia, and Taiwan

Oct 18, 2011 MVTS Technologies opened new offices in San Jose, CA; Penang, Malaysia; and Hsinchu, Taiwan to support growing demand for test, assembly, and other IC production equipment and services among semico...

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