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VOLUME -23 NUMBER 6
Publication Date: 06/1/2008
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PolyFuel to demo methanol fuel cell laptop
Martin LaMonica, CNET

Martin LaMonica, CNET
PolyFuel, a company that develops fuel cell membranes, said Wednesday it has developed a prototype laptop--a Lenovo T40 ThinkPad--that uses methanol cartridges and a fuel cell as a power source. The company intends to show it off to consumer electronics and PC manufacturers...
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Semiconductor sales may escape harsh economy's impact, Gartner says
Suzanne Deffree, Electronic News

Suzanne Deffree, Electronic News
Gartner Inc’s optimism toward the semiconductor market continues to grow, as the market research company today said the industry will record Q2 sales growth.
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MIT Designs Solar Power Producing Windows, Coming Within 3 Years
Jason Mick, DailyTech

Jason Mick, DailyTech
There is much ongoing research into making photovoltaic solar power, common among commercial business and residential installations, more efficient.  While many focus on the cells themselves, MIT researchers are focusing on a different approach by changing the places where cells can be deployed and how light gets to them.
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Amkor Unveils High-Performance Flip-Chip Packaging Technology
Sally Cole Johnson, Semiconductor International

Sally Cole Johnson, Semiconductor International
Responding to an industry shift toward thinner substrates to improve signal integrity and electrical performance, Amkor Technology Inc. (Chandler, Ariz.) has developed a flip-chip molded ball grid array (FCMBGA) that uses a molded underfill (MUF) rather than a capillary underfill (CUF) — enabling the much-coveted closer spacing between passives and the flip-chip die, better warpage control for thin-core substrates and improved solder joint reliability for passives.
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Micralyne and Microplex Partner to Deliver Metal "Through Silicon Via" Wafers
EDMONTON, ALBERTA - Micralyne Inc., a leading manufacturer of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) and a primary supplier of sensors, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Microplex in Placentia, California to develop and manufacture custom wafers with Metal Through Silicon Via's (TSV). The joint development of this technology leverages the specific expertise of each company to enable a truly flexible and cost effective Metal TSV solution for sensor and semiconductor applications.
 

NFI Corp. (Nameplates For Industry) Announces New Ownership; Hingham resident takes reins of global company
NEW BEDFORD, MA - NFI Corp. (Nameplates For Industry, www.nameplatesforindustry.com), the New Bedford-based global leader in high performing printed graphic solutions, recently announced that the firm has been acquired by Renaud Megard of Hingham, Mass., who now serves as the company’s president and CEO.

SEMI Europe Applauds New Semiconductor Manufacturing Investment
BERLIN, GERMANY - SEMI Europe today commended the announcement of a new electronics manufacturing facility in Dresden, Germany and the supporting public policy to reinvigorate regional innovation. SEMI Europe, the European regional office of the global industry association SEMI, engages SEMI members to advance the global electronics manufacturing supply chain.

 
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