Nobel prizes in physics, chemistry touch semi industry

October 10, 2007 – The 2007 Nobel Prizes for Physics and Chemistry both find direct applications close to our industry — the discovery of giant magnetoresistance (GMR), the science behind MRAM, spintronics, and other current technologies; and better understanding of surface chemistries starting with processes used in semiconductor manufacturing.

The Nobel Prize for Physics, awarded to Albert Fert (scientific director of Unit


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