The Royal Society report, The long-term management of radioactive waste: the work of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management, recommends that scientific and technical organisations should be involved with the exercise to assess the "weight" that should be given to different criteria being applied to CoRWM's short list of options for the disposal of radioactive waste
The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars announced the release of a report by one of the country’s foremost authorities on environmental research and policy. Examining the strengths and weaknesses of the current regulatory framework for nanotechnology calling for a new approach to nanotechnology oversight.
Macrotron Scientific Engineering GmbH (MSE) announced the expansion of its Frontend division by offering thermal processing systems. MSE expand its Frontend division for semiconductor manufacturing and now offers a solution for rapid thermal processing (RTP) to the semiconductor industry.
Sense Holdings, Inca developer of next-generation biometric and explosive detection security technologies for government and commercial security markets, announced an important recent progress report under a research and development project with the U.S. government's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop a new line of handheld multipurpose explosive and chemical detection device products for the global homeland security marketplace.
Texas Instruments (TI) Incorporated announced it has finalised its previously announced acquisition of Chipcon, a leading company in the design of short-range, low-power wireless RF (radio frequency) transceiver devices. This acquisition will expand TI's high-performance analogue portfolio and will enable TI to provide customers with industry-leading ZigBee compliant solutions and a broad range of proprietary radio frequency integrated circuits that enable innovative low-power wireless applications.
Following a flat 2005, VLSI Research predicts a positive outlook for the semiconductor industry in 2006. IC revenues are expected to increase 8%, while equipment for ICs and flat-panel displays should grow 6% over 2005.
Bede X-ray Metrology, a global provider of X-ray metrology systems to the semiconductor industry, is pleased to announce that a major Asian semiconductor manufacturer has selected the BedeMetrix-F system for metrology on their leading-edge 65nm process.
Synova, pioneer of water jet-guided laser technology, announced the successful resolution of its patent infringement lawsuit against the bankruptcy estate of Prejet Prazisionstechnik AG, involving the company's one-time construction of prototype laser cutting machines.
Total revenues in the European pressure sensors and transmitters markets stood at US$1,484.8 million in 2005 and are set to reach US$2,069.6 million by 2012, according to market researchers at Frost & Sullivan.
A US$700,000 grant awarded to the University of Massachusetts Amherst by the US National Science Foundation will fund a Nano-Imprint Lithography laboratory to further research capabilities in nanoscale device manufacturing. Delivery and installation of the new equipment is expected by spring 2006.
Oxford nanoScience reports that developers of MRAM (magnetoresistive random access memory) in the Far East are taking a keen interest in the company’s Laser 3 Dimensional Atom Probe (3DAP) from to provide an accurate analysis method to show the atomic level structure in these complex devices.