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Solid State Technology
Matchmaker’ portal matches MEMS customers, partners
The MEMS Industry Group, a trade association representing the MEMS and microstructures industries, has launched a MEMS Marketplace online “matchmaking” portal that enables MEMS companies to connect with prospective customers and partners.
Texas’ roadmap to supporting nano R&D
The Texas Emerging Technology Fund (ETF) was formed in 2004 to support statewide nanotech commercialization and research efforts, with initial funds totaling $200 million–50% earmarked to commercialization efforts, 25% to reward research “superiority,” and 25% toward matching grants.
Advancements In Spinnabl
Advancements in spinnable CNT arrays
Most natural fibers and nanofibers are produced only in relatively short lengths, and most applications require a bulk or continuous material–but there is no effective method for using short fibers or carbon nanotube (CNT) powders to achieve breakthrough properties in bulk materials.
Pressure Sensors Provide
Pressure sensors provide indoor competency for navigation
Inside of buildings, even the newest GPS navigation units quickly hit their limits–their navigational abilities are so inexact that a few floors can stand between the goal they indicate and the actual one.
Emerging Commercial Appl
Emerging commercial applications of nano electronics
Nanoscale properties enable improved thermoelectrics, NEMS gas sensors
Mems Equipment Diffuses
MEMS equipment diffuses into mainstream IC markets, finds ways to improve yields
Quicker 3D simulation, more practical dry etch, and automated die inspection
Seeing the invisible: Non-destructive subsurface nanoscale metrology with scanning near-field ultrasound holography
Countless benefits can be gained for dozens of industries with the ability to observe invisible elements, especially contaminants, at the nanoscale.