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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...

2010-07-01 12:10:45

Integrated circuits, which enable virtually every electronics gadget you use on a daily basis, are constantly being pushed by the semiconductor industry to become smaller, faster, and cheaper. As has happened many times in the past and will continue in the future, integrated circuit scaling is perpetually in danger of hitting a wall that must be maneuvered around. According to Maxime Darnon, a researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research, in order to continue increasing...

2010-06-10 14:25:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading high purity, semiconductor seals specialist, Perlast Ltd, a unit of IDEX Corp., is further lowering the cost-of-ownership of Etch and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process equipment with the launch of new Kimura K23X and K2CD elastomers. Perlast will be unveiling the new materials at Intersolar North America 2010 in San Francisco's Moscone Center West Hall from July 13-15, booth number 8217. Kimura K13X, and now K23X and K2CD elastomers,...

2010-05-31 08:00:00

ST. FLORIAN, Austria, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that world-renowned research institute, Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID, has placed an order for two EVG temporary bonding and debonding (TB/DB) systems for thin-wafer handling and processing for 3D ICs. ASSID (All Silicon System Integration Dresden), a new project group of Fraunhofer IZM, will use EVG's...

2010-03-10 09:32:00

SHANGHAI, and SAN FRANCISCO, March 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment, Inc. (http://www.amec-inc.com/ ) (AMEC) today announced that it has closed its Series D financing round by securing $46 million from existing investors. They include: Shanghai Venture Capital Co. Ltd. (http://www.shvc.com.cn/ ), Walden International (http://www.waldenintl.com/ ), Lightspeed Venture Partners (http://www.lightspeedvp.com/ ), Goldman Sachs (http://www.goldmansachs.com/ ),...

2010-01-13 16:05:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novellus Systems (Nasdaq: NVLS) today introduced its next-generation ultra-violet thermal processing (UVTP) system, the SOLA xT. The SOLA xT is used in the manufacturing of advanced logic devices at 45nm and below and incorporates a proprietary UVTP treatment process that modifies the physical characteristics of a previously-deposited film through exposure to ultraviolet light and heat. The new system, featuring on-board UV monitoring and...

2009-12-01 01:36:00

TOKYO, December 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Soitec Group (Euronext, Paris), the world's leading supplier of engineered substrates for the microelectronics industry, and CEA-Leti, a leading global research center committed to creating and commercializing innovation in micro- and nanotechnologies, today announced plans to expand their collaboration on wafer-to-wafer 3D integration by offering customers a joint, comprehensive industrial solution. The global offer envisioned by the...

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2009-11-04 07:45:18

New technology provides tamper-free option without reducing fruit quality Laser labeling of fruit and vegetables is a new, patented technology in which a low-energy carbon dioxide laser beam is used to label, or "etch" information on produce, thereby eliminating the need for common sticker-type labels. The technology has been licensed for use on a variety of fruits and vegetables and is being used in New Zealand, Australia, and Pacific Rim countries. It has been approved in Asia, South...

2009-10-08 09:18:00

NEWPORT, Wales, Oct 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Surface Technology Systems plc (STS), a leader in plasma process technologies for manufacturing MEMS and advanced semiconductor devices, today announced that they have received an order from Onera (Office National d'Etudes et Recherches Aerospatiales) for an APS plasma tool for deep oxide etching. This inductively coupled plasma (ICP) - based source, originally launched 10 years ago, has been specifically modified to overcome the limitations of...


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