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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
NanoBio Corporation is presenting safety and efficacy results on new topical treatments for herpes labialis (cold sores) and onychomycosis (toe nail fungus) at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), being held February 1-5, 2008, in San Antonio.
Northrop Grumman Corporation and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created the first fully-functional, all-carbon nanotube transistor radio, demonstrating that carbon nanotubes can be used as high-speed transistors, while consuming only one-thousandth the power required by current transistor technology.