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.
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.
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.
PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. - a leading manufacturer of nanopositioning and piezo-based precision motion-control equipment for bio-nanotechnology, photonics and semiconductor applications - has extended the S-330 high-dynamics piezo tip/tilt platform family by several new large-angle models.
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.
On December 16, 1947, scientists at Bell labs succeeded in building what many consider to be the greatest invention of the twentieth century; the transistor. Since then, engineers and scientists have continued to drive performance improvements incorporating hundreds of millions of transistors on a single microchip.
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?