JFE Steel has developed a new high strength hot-rolled steel sheet which provides excellent performance in automobile suspension and chassis parts: 'NANOHITEN', a new precipitation-hardened high strength hot-rolled steel sheet in which precipitates are refined to a size of several nanometers, giving the material an excellent balance of elongation and the hole-expansion ratio.
The Advanced Sciences & Technologies Division is responsible for promoting strategies to expand its business with an eye on the future. In this division, we are commercializing cutting-edge technologies and working to foster new ventures in such areas as healthcare, biotechnology, nanotechnology, information electronics and environmental business.
Mitsui has established two research institutes to date, one concentrating on R&D targeted at the mass production of carbon-based nanotechnology materials and the other focusing on application of nano-porous materials.
Nano Control is supplying the Ultra-Precise Positioning System used with piezoelectric element for the fields of mask alignment, LCD inspection, optical pickup test, microscope observation and other fields from inspection to manufacturing process.
Nikon has developed a technology to form a coating with very low refractive index even in the vacuum UV region, and greatly improved the angular performance of antireflection coating. This ultra-low refractive index coating is called Nanoparticle Coating because the size of the particles that compose this coating ranges from a few nanometers to just more than 10 nanometers.
The foundation of Nissan Chemical Industries inorganic materials operations is its nanoparticle control technology. Beyond its core businesses and technological areas of organic materials, inorganic materials and electronics materials, the company also manufactures electroconductive nano-sized special polymers.
Quantum14 Corp. is dedicated to develop and commercialize 'Porous Silicon' technology which is based on the anodization technique for creating porous silicon with prescribed pore sizes ranging from nanometer to macroscopic scales.
SAMCO, Inc. is a process equipment company that develops and manufactures a wide variety of unique deposition, etching, and surface treatment systems academic facilities and for a worldwide network of major industrial customers in the compound semiconductor, optoelectronics, MEMS and other industries.
Sokudo Co., Ltd. is a joint venture company established between Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. and Applied Materials, Inc. Its mission is to deliver advanced, technically differentiated track solutions for customers' critical semiconductor manufacturing requirements.