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Publication Date: 02/1/2012

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Doping Graphene Sheets for Device and Interconnect

Atlanta, GA — Nanotechnology researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have conducted the first direct comparison of two fundamental techniques that could be used for chemically doping sheets of two-dimensional graphene for the fabrication of devices and interconnects.
Chemical doping is routinely used in conventional three-dimensional semiconductors to control the density of electron carriers that are essential to the operation of devices such as transistors. But graphene, a semi-metal available in sheets just one atom thick, has properties very different from traditional materials such as silicon — though researchers say doping will still be needed for ...
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Rod Howell: EMS Biz Returning to USA

Mentor, OH — Where do SMTA Board Members and Presidents come from? Mentor, Ohio is one such place, where former SMTA President (a volunteer, non-paid position) Rod Howell steers his contract electronics manufacturing company Libra Industries on a straight path to long-term success. A privately held company, Libra has been in business for more than 30 years, and it was early during that time  ...
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Commerce Dept Reports on America Competes

Gaithersburg, MD — On Jan. 6, 2012, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) issued a new report highlighting key policy priorities to sustain and promote American innovation and economic competitiveness. The report, "The Competitiveness and Innovative Capacity of the United States," examines the historic role ...Read More

SEMICON Europa Opens Tomorrow in Grenoble, France
GRENOBLE, FRANCE - SEMICON Europa will open its doors tomorrow, showcasing the latest product, tools, and technologies for advanced microelectronics manufacturing. Co-located with the IoT Planet exhibition at the Alpexpo in Grenoble, France, SEMICON Europa features more than 400 international exhibitors representing all segments and sectors of the semiconductor supply chain. SEMICON Europa 2016 will run from 25-27 October.

World PCB Production in 2015 Estimated at $58.6 Billion
BANNOCKBURN, IL - The world market for printed circuit boards (PCBs) reached an estimated $58.6 billion in value in 2015 according to IPC’s  World PCB Production Report for the Year 2015. This represents a nominal decrease of 2.7 percent from 2014, but factoring out the effects of exchange rate fluctuations, the growth of PCB output was actually up 2.0 percent in real terms.

Session 4 of IPC & SMTA's Conference to Focus on Ultra-Thin or Nanocoatings
ROSEMONT, IL - Industry-leading associations IPC and SMTA jointly announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled to take place October 25-27, 2016 at Hyatt Rosemont, Rosemont, Illinois. The conference is focused on best practices for designing, cleaning and coating highly dense electronic assemblies to assure reliability in today’s mobile society.

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