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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...

2011-07-12 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...

2011-07-11 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- This week at SEMICON West, Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC) will launch the Primo AD-RIE(TM) tool - the company's second-generation 300mm very high frequency Advanced Decoupled Reactive Ion Etch (AD-RIE) system for 22nm and beyond critical process requirements. Leveraging the field-proven capabilities of the earlier Primo D-RIE(TM) tool, the Primo AD-RIE features technical innovations to tackle the challenges that...

2011-07-06 07:59:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Akrion Systems LLC ("Akrion Systems"), a supplier of advanced surface preparation processes and equipment for microelectronics and solar device manufacturers, has received orders from MEMS manufacturers valued at over $20 (USD) million that will ship this year. The company will ship GAMA wet stations to the Centre de Collaboration MiQro Innovation (C2MI) in Bromont Technoparc, Quebec, Canada as announced in a previous news release and to major...

2011-06-30 09:52:00

KAHL AM MAIN, Germany, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After the successful launch in Munich (Germany), SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS) provides information about the enhanced wet-chemical processing system for thin film solar VITRUM GEN 2 at the Intersolar North America. With its innovative Solar portfolio including new production and process concepts, the company underlines its leading position of its successful and high-efficiency solar production technologies. The US market...

2011-04-14 07:00:00

RED BANK, N.J., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; NTCXF.PK) have been able to demonstrate the effectiveness of its liquid phase deposition (LPD) process in passivating the surface of "black silicon" solar cells. "Black silicon" refers to the apparent color of the surface of a silicon wafer after it has been etched with nano-scale pores. The etching takes place in a matter of a few minutes in a liquid solution at room temperature; the...

2011-03-23 13:37:09

Physicists unveil processes during fast chemical dissolution A breakthrough in the study of chemical reactions during etching and coating of materials was achieved by a research group headed by Kiel physicist, Professor Olaf Magnussen. The team from the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU), Germany, in collaboration with staff from the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France, have uncovered for the first time just what happens in manufacturing...

2010-10-26 08:00:00

PORTLAND, Wash., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Lythic Solutions has achieved a major advance in stain protection for exposed concrete floors, it was announced today by Lythic Solutions president David Loe. Lythic SPD Protector utilizes a new protection technology that significantly increases concrete's resistance to stains, acid etching, and liquid penetration. It has been proved in third-party laboratory testing and in the field. "We believe this is a game-changing product," stated Loe. "It...

2010-07-27 08:57:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced the addition of xenon difluoride (XeF2) to its portfolio of electronic materials. XeF2 is used as an etching gas, primarily in the Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) market. XeF2 provides manufacturers with a high selectivity to silicon versus SiO2 and other materials. Air Products is uniquely positioned to serve the burgeoning XeF2 market thanks to its more than 35-year history of...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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