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2012-07-11 06:22:28

FREUDENSTADT, Germany, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The world market leader is in the passing lane: With the license for SCHOTT's PERC technology, SCHMID has rounded off its production-ready technology portfolio and now supplies systems and processes for cells with an efficiency potential of over 20%, available as an individual upgrade or complete turnkey production line. In 2011, SCHOTT, in cooperation with SCHMID, had proved that an efficiency of 20.2% can be achieved with...

2012-07-09 06:30:28

NEWPORT, Wales, and SAN JOSE, Calif., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SPTS Technologies, a supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor industry and related markets, today announced a multi-system order of Versalis fxP (Etch/CVD), and AVP Thermal Processing systems for a wide variety of manufacturing applications at the MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre (C2MI) facility in Bromont, Quebec, Canada. C2MI, as a Centre of Excellence, provides a unique...

2012-06-14 12:26:17

Gallium nitride (GaN) is a highly promising material for a wide range of optical and high-power electronic devices, which can be fabricated by dry etching with plasmas. However, the plasma-induced defects and surface residues that remain after such processes tend to degrade the optical and electrical properties of the devices. A team of Japanese researchers has developed and tested a new way to "heal" such defects. The team exposed plasma-damaged GaN to hydrogen (H) radicals at room...

2012-04-18 22:20:20

ANGUS, Scotland, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialist sign making and engraving [http://www.signindustries.com/products/engraving-materials ] manufacturer Sign Industries has just overhauled its chemical etching plant. Sign Industries continues its strong growth objectives by completely re-building its chemical etching plant. The year has started positively for the Scottish sign making manufacturer, especially as it has already met its first major objective -...

Nano Art: Reloaded - Where Art And Science Collide
2012-04-03 04:38:20

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com [ Watch the Video ] Nanotechnology is a science that is being used by most of the Western culture on a daily basis, but the majority of people using do not even know it. People are unaware of the science that goes into making a device like a touchscreen smartphone that fits into a pocket, but Sameer Walavalkar is looking to change that. Nano Art: Reloaded is a project Walavalkar has created to combine both science and art, to bring nanoscale artwork to...

2012-03-19 14:21:16

SHANGHAI and SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Today, at SEMICON China, the country's premier tradeshow for semiconductor equipment and materials, Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC) announced that one of its second-generation dielectric etch tools, the Primo AD-RIE(TM) is now installed at leading Chinese foundry, SMIC. The customer will use the tool for process applications at nodes of 32/28nm and below. This is the first installation in China for the...

Butterfly Wings Inspire Water-repellent Surface Design
2011-11-22 04:14:46

The brilliant blue wings of the mountain swallowtail (Papilio ulysses) easily shed water because of the way ultra-tiny structures in the butterfly's wings trap air and create a cushion between water and wing. Human engineers would like to create similarly water repellent surfaces, but past attempts at artificial air traps tended to lose their contents over time due to external perturbations. Now an international team of researchers from Sweden, the United States, and Korea has taken...

2011-09-28 12:50:44

Diamonds may be best known as a symbol of long-lasting love. But semiconductor makers are also hoping they'll pan out as key components of long-lasting micromachines if a new method developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for carving these tough, capable crystals proves its worth. The method offers a precise way to engineer microscopic cuts in a diamond surface, yielding potential benefits in both measurement and technological fields. By combining their own...

2011-09-06 21:00:00

NEWPORT, Wales and SEMICON, Taiwan, September 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SPTS Technologies, a leading manufacturer of etch, deposition, and thermal processing equipment for the semiconductor and related industries today announced it has received an order for its 900th DRIE process module. The module will be shipped to one of Asia's foundries for use in micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) manufacturing. This milestone confirms SPTS' market-leading position in DRIE. The company's...

2011-07-12 00:00:57

Companies to combine resources and drive commercialization of groundbreaking customized selective etch chemistries Phillipsburg, NJ (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 SACHEM, Inc. and Avantorâ“ž¢ Performance Materials have entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) to provide advanced, customized selective etch chemical solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The companies will work together to focus on specialty surface preparation and removal...