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Breakthrough in DNA Science Opens the Way for Practical Nanomachines with Moving Parts

Breakthrough in DNA Science Opens the Way for Practical Nanomachines with Moving Parts

The latest DNA nanodevices created at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) - including a robot with movable arms, a book that opens and closes, a switchable gear, and an actuator - may be intriguing in their own right, but that's not the point. [More]
Sandia MESA Complex Commences Silicon Wafer Production for Three Nuclear Weapon Modernization Programs

Sandia MESA Complex Commences Silicon Wafer Production for Three Nuclear Weapon Modernization Programs

Sandia National Laboratories has begun making silicon wafers for three nuclear weapon modernization programs, the largest production series in the history of its Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications complex. [More]
Veeco’s TurboDisc EPIK700 GaN MOCVD System Wins CS Industry Innovation Award

Veeco’s TurboDisc EPIK700 GaN MOCVD System Wins CS Industry Innovation Award

Veeco Instruments Inc. announced today that its TurboDisc®EPIK700™ Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System won the Compound Semiconductor (CS) Industry Innovation Award for the highest distinction in compound semiconductor manufacturing over the last 12 months. [More]
Nanometer-Sized Laser Built Using Ultra-Thin Semiconductor

Nanometer-Sized Laser Built Using Ultra-Thin Semiconductor

University of Washington scientists have built a new nanometer-sized laser — using the thinnest semiconductor available today — that is energy efficient, easy to build and compatible with existing electronics. [More]
Photronics Enters Agreement to Receive Outsourced Photomask Supply Volume from Micron

Photronics Enters Agreement to Receive Outsourced Photomask Supply Volume from Micron

Photronics, Inc., a worldwide leader in supplying innovative imaging technology solutions for the global electronics industry, announced today that it has entered into strategic supply and technology license agreements with Micron Technology, Inc. whereby Photronics will receive outsourced photomask supply volume from Micron. Micron and Photronics will not renew their existing MP Mask joint venture after May 5, 2016, which is the ten year anniversary of its formation. [More]
N1 Technologies Seeks Patent for Velocitron Engine

N1 Technologies Seeks Patent for Velocitron Engine

The directors and management of N1 Technologies Inc. have filed a Patent for the Velocitron Engine. A revolutionary new electric generator concept for small (1-4) cylinder gas engines. The Velocitron Engine is a Vertical Reciprocal Electric Generator, that is integral to the engine and produces copious amounts of D.C. power without the need for a separately attached generator. N1 Technologies Inc. is developing a new Lithium Tungsten Battery called the NanoBolt Battery (http://NanoBoltBattery.com). [More]
New Technique to Produce Better Graphene at Room Temperature

New Technique to Produce Better Graphene at Room Temperature

Scientists at Caltech have developed a new process to produce graphene at room temperature. This advancement could lead to development of graphene-based solar cells, light-emitting diodes, flexible electronics, and large-panel displays in a commercially feasible manner. [More]
ROHM Establishes Process for Piezoelectric MEMS Utilizing Thin-Film Piezoelectric Elements

ROHM Establishes Process for Piezoelectric MEMS Utilizing Thin-Film Piezoelectric Elements

ROHM has recently established a process for MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System, hereinafter ‘piezoelectric MEMS’) utilizing thin-film piezoelectric elements, and implemented the industry’s first* foundry business that integrates product design and manufacturing processes, from wafer pulling to mounting, in order to meet a variety of customer needs. [More]
Nano Carbon Places Order for AIXTRON’s AIX G5 WW Reactor for Graphene Production on Silicon Carbide

Nano Carbon Places Order for AIXTRON’s AIX G5 WW Reactor for Graphene Production on Silicon Carbide

AIXTRON SE, a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, today announced that Nano Carbon (Poland) has ordered AIXTRON’s AIX G5 WW reactor for graphene production on silicon carbide. Nano Carbon owns a low-cost patented technique for epitaxial graphene that can be implemented on the AIXTRON system. [More]
Nanofabrication Facility at University of Alberta Expanded with ZEISS Electron and Helium Systems

Nanofabrication Facility at University of Alberta Expanded with ZEISS Electron and Helium Systems

ZEISS announces that it assisted University of Alberta enhance its open access micro and nano scale fabrication facility (nanoFAB) by providing ZEISS helium and electron systems. [More]
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