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Ecology Coatings Signs Letter of Intent With USAutoPARTS

Ecology Coatings, Inc., a leader in the discovery, development, and manufacture of nanotechnology-enabled, ultra-violet curable advanced materials, today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent with the U.S. Automotive Partnership for Advancing Research & Technologies to participate in a nonprofit automotive research initiative program.

Posted: Feb 4th, 2008

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Nano IPO Is Big News For The DIFX

The $100m initial public offering of Nanodynamics on the Dubai International Financial Exchange is the first listing of a US company in Dubai. But this looks to be the start of a trend as US firms turn their backs on their own markets in search of higher valuations on the DIFX.

Posted: Feb 4th, 2008

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Oxonica Inc Awarded ISO 9001: 2000 Certification

Following an assessment by Underwriters Laboratories, Oxonica Inc., a US-based subsidiary of Oxonica plc, has been successful in achieving ISO 9001 accreditation. This internationally recognised certification for quality is a standard in use worldwide as a benchmark for quality.

Posted: Feb 4th, 2008

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Thin Coatings Are Big Business

The substance is called Polytetrafluoroethylene, PTFE for short. It has the same chemical make-up as Teflon, and is most often associated with the non-stick surfaces of cookware. But this common coating can be used for more than keeping your egg yolk from breaking according to Hilton G. Bryce Lewis of GVD Corporation. In PTFE, Lewis sees a durable plastic substance that can be used to coat just about anything.

Posted: Feb 4th, 2008

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Intel Delays Procurement of EUV Tool

Intel Corp. has reportedly pushed out the procurement of an R&D extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography tool from Nikon Corp., according to industry sources. The event raises more questions about the viability of EUV for mass chip production - a major concern for Intel, Toshiba, Samsung and others.

Posted: Feb 4th, 2008

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Toray to Start High-Barrier Film Business in Europe

Toray Industries, Inc. announced that it made a decision to embark on local production in Europe of Torayfan high-barrier metalized film. Toray will establish Toray Films Europe S.A.S., or TFE, in France in February 2008 and newly construct a film production facility (annual capacity of 20,000 tons) and metalizing facility (annual capacity of 22,000 tons).

Posted: Feb 2nd, 2008

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EoPlex CEO Will Speak on Filling the Gap Between Nano and 'Just Plain Miniature' Devices

Arthur L. Chait will present to the IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society of Silicon Valley on Wednesday, February 13th, 6:30 p.m. at the Sunnyvale Ramada Inn. Mr. Chait will note that a great deal of progress has been made in the field of nano and related 'tiny' technologies. Unfortunately, the technology to link the tiny world to the macro world has not kept pace. The space between nano and macro is immense.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2008

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Agilent Technologies AFM Support Growing Nanotechnology Curriculum at University of Northern Iowa

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced that the University of Northern Iowa has purchased an Agilent 5500 atomic force microscope (AFM) for electrical characterization and materials science studies, the fourth Agilent-manufactured AFM acquired by the university in the last year. The school purchased the three other atomic force microscopes from Agilent to support its growing nanotechnology curriculum.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2008

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Agilent Technologies and University of Linz to Sponsor Tenth Annual Nanoscience Workshop

Agilent Technologies Inc. and the Johannes Kepler University of Linz will sponsor the X. Annual Linz Winter Workshop from Feb. 15-19, 2008, on the University of Linz campus in Austria. The workshop, which has been designed to provide a common platform for industry and academia, will focus on biological single-molecule research, nanoscience, nano-medicine and bio-nanotechnology.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2008

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Nanogen Receives Stockholder Approval on Two Proposals and Adjourns Special Meeting to Feb. 11

Nanogen, Inc. announced today that it has received stockholder approval on two of the three proposals presented at its special meeting of stockholders on February 1, 2008. The stockholders approved an amendment of the company’s restated certificate of incorporation to increase the number of authorized common shares and to permit the board of directors to effect a reverse stock split at a specific ratio within a range of 1:5 to 1:15, to be determined by the board.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2008

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