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The Impact of Nanotechnology on Modern Life

Establishing an effective process for identifying and understanding the broad implications of nanotechnology for society will play a central role in making nanotechnology a success, as it will certainly affect the decisions of policymakers and regulatory agencies alike.A new book examines these very issues.

Posted: Dec 19th, 2007

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Amtech Reiterates Strong Business Fundamentals and Outlook

Amtech Systems, Inc., a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and silicon wafers, today reiterated its strong business fundamentals, order growth, and outlook for fiscal year 2008.

Posted: Dec 19th, 2007

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III-V Compounds Emerging as Prime Materials for Future NMOS Channels

The high electron mobilities of selected III-V compounds make them prime candidates for future NMOS channel materials, with an indium-based gallium-arsenide likely to be the material of choice, industry experts agreed during a SEMATECH-led workshop at the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting.

Posted: Dec 19th, 2007

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AMD Pledges Educational Help

Officials from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. say that when the company formally commits to build a $3.2 billion computer chip factory in Saratoga County, it plans to get heavily involved with the community, especially with education.

Posted: Dec 15th, 2007

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Clustering High Tech Firms Advances Economic Development

In the quest for economic development, nearly every municipality determines its growth will come from attracting or building specific industries. Whether it is biotechnology, nanotechnology or computer science, the goal of cultivating multiple firms within a given industry is a relatively common tactic. The question is: Should a community hang its hat on the agglomeration strategy?

Posted: Dec 14th, 2007

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