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2010-07-07 07:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- World leading X-ray analytical instrument manufacturer, PANalytical (Almelo, The Netherlands) has changed the game in multi-purpose X-ray diffraction (XRD) with the launch of its Empyrean high-performance diffractometer this year. Solar related applications for the Empyrean, such as depth profiling for phase identification, film thickness, thin film stress, and epitaxial composition and relaxation. PANalytical will be exhibiting at Intersolar North...

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2010-06-29 07:02:33

NASA's Curiosity rover, coming together for a late 2011 launch to Mars, has a newly installed component: a key onboard X-ray instrument for helping the mission achieve its goals. Researchers will use Curiosity in an intriguing area of Mars to search for modern or ancient habitable environments, including any that may have also been favorable for preserving clues about life and environment. The team assembling and testing Curiosity at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.,...

2010-06-24 07:58:00

MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, June 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sales momentum continues as Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd. (JVS), a leading supplier of advanced process control X-Ray based metrology systems for the manufacturing of semiconductors and high brightness LED, announced today the receipt of a $10M capacity order of multiple JVX6200i Metrology tools from a tier one semiconductor manufacturer. Isaac Mazor, CEO and President of Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd. noted "This capacity...

2010-02-03 07:30:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Burgeoning demand from applications such as forensics, environmental protection, pollution, recycling, and research is expected to provide support for the world X-ray instrumentation markets. The need for tools, such as X-ray instruments, in these sophisticated environments is on the rise. X-ray instrumentation offers better price-to-performance ratio in areas of new technology development. In particular, portable instruments are seeing...

2010-02-01 12:07:00

DURHAM, England and MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, February 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd. (JVS), the market leader in X-ray metrology tools, has introduced today the QC3(TM), a High Resolution XRD (HRXRD) system which controls production quality at LED and compound semiconductors fabs. JVS continues to evolve the company's HRXRD product line, which it acquired from Bede in 2008, with the addition of the new tool. The QC3(TM) HRXRD (High Resolution X-Ray Diffraction)...

2009-09-22 13:30:00

MIGDAL HA'EMEK, Israel, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd., the market leader in X-ray metrology tools is pleased to announce the delivery of its JVX6200 XRR (X-Ray Reflectometry) metrology tool to a leading-edge HDD (Hard Disk Drive) vendor, used for quality control of its HDD head manufacturing process. A key advantage of the XRR metrology is its capability to simultaneously measure production stacks of >15 layers of mixed opaque and/or transparent nano...

2009-05-11 11:53:00

MIGDAL HA'EMEK, Israel, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd. announced that Korea-based Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, has selected the JVX6200 advanced thin films, in-line metrology system for their next generation applications in the FEOL and BEOL areas. Jordan Valley's JVX6200 XRR & XRF tool demonstrated great flexibility and ease of use. "Our evaluation demonstrated that the JVX6200 XRR with the JVXRR analysis software deliver superb results and outstanding...

2009-04-14 23:01:00

MIGDAL HA'EMEK, ISRAEL, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Jordan Valley Semiconductors LTD, a provider of semiconductor metrology solutions, announced today that TSMC (TAIEX: 2330, NYSE: TSM), the world's largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, has selected JVX 6200 X-ray metrology tool for measuring the thickness of thin film copper layers in TSMC. The evaluation of potential technologies - X-ray vs. opto-acoustic - "We found that X-ray reflectometry (XRR) demonstrated the required capability....

2008-08-05 09:01:02

El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc. (OTCBB:ECPN) reports that the Company's metallurgical R&D initiative involving several large composites drill hole samples of the El Capitan deposit have completed key project milestones. The tin collection fusion procedure was performed on two separate drilling composites in late June, and the subsequent electrolytic parting process was concluded in mid-July. The "anode mud" concentrate was collected, dried, and then subjected to both Scanning Electron...

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2008-07-31 09:45:00

A new technique allows pictures which were later painted over to be revealed once more. An international research team, including members from Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) and the University of Antwerp (Belgium), has successfully applied this technique for the first time to the painting entitled Patch of Grass by Vincent van Gogh. Behind this painting is a portrait of a woman. It is well-known that Vincent van Gogh often painted over his older works. Experts estimate that...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.