Edwards Launches New Vacuum Pumps
Edwards, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of integrated vacuum and abatement solutions, announced the availability of two new vacuum pump product families at SEMICON China: the iXM Series for semiconductor etch and chemical vapour deposition (CVD) applications, and the iXL900R for fast pump down of large flat panel display (FPD) loadlock chambers.

Electron Microscope Reveals How Semiconductor Nanowires Grow

A team of researchers with members from Sweden, the U.K. and the U.S. has used a transmission electron microscope to discover the secrets behind how nanowires used to make semiconductors grow. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes their microscopic study of gallium arsenide nanowires during their growth phase and what they learned about the process.

ARM and TSMC Collaborate on 7nm FinFET Process
ARM and TSMC announced a multi-year agreement to collaborate on a 7nm FinFET process technology which includes a design solution for future low-power, high-performance compute SoCs. The new agreement expands the companies’ long-standing partnership and advances leading-edge process technologies beyond mobile and into next-generation networks and data centers.
Semiconductor IP Market Worth $7.01B by 2022
The semiconductor IP market is expected to reach $7.01 billion USD by 2022 from USD 3.09 Billion in 2015, at a CAGR of 10.55% between 2016 and 2022. The driving factors for the growth of this market include increasing demand for advanced SoCs in the consumer sector, increased funding from governments and investors, emerging IoT ecosystem, recovering automotive sector, and growing popularity of miniaturized devices.

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Lighting Up Disease-carrying Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are deadly efficient at spreading disease. Despite vaccines and efforts to eradicate the pesky insects, they continue to infect humans with feared diseases like Zika virus, malaria and West Nile virus.
Pigeons Track Air Pollution

Plume Labs and DigitasLBi have teamed up for an interesting experiment. What if pigeons could fly around London with tiny backpacks to measure air pollution during peak hours?

3D Printed Body Parts

Researchers at Wake Forest University in North Carolina say they have created a 3D printer that can produce organs, tissues, and bones that could theoretically be implanted into living humans.
Chemical Safety
Chemicals are a major part of our everyday life at home, work and play. Examples include toxins, corrosives, solvents and numerous other substances. As long as we take proper precautions, these substances can be handled safely.

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I recently attended the Fab Owners Association (FOA) meeting in Redwood City, California, where the topic of discussion was the impact of macroeconomics on the semiconductor industry. As usual, I found the discussion very informative, and appreciated the opportunity to interact with existing and potential customers to discuss industry challenges and opportunities, and also offer solutions.

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Jackson Okays Six Flags Solar Farm

After nearly a year of protests and outcry from residents and environmentalists, the planning board gave Six Flags and KDC Solar LLC its blessing to clear-cut nearly 15,000 trees on an undeveloped piece of park property, where a 21-megawatt solar far is to be built.

Bath Research Boosted by Nano-scale Patterning Equipment

The University of Bath is the only university in the UK to have installed a unique Nano-Lithography printing system, enabling Bath to lead the way in the development of advanced manufacturing techniques for nano-engineered semiconductors.

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Accept a Glass of Water at Every Job Interview

“Oh, no thanks,” I said to Sue, the marketing director for a major bank in Boston that I was visiting on a sales call, in response to her offer of coffee or water. I didn't want to be a bother. Plus, I was running a couple of minutes late, and I wanted to make the most of our time. So I passed on the cold drink of water that I actually craved.

7 Job-Search Tips that Aren't Actually Useful
Depending on how long you’ve been on the hunt, chances are you’ve heard of at least a few of these job search“rules”. The trouble is, they do sound logical. Making yourself more hireable with a lower salary ask, for example, may well draw attention, but smart applicants know not to undersell themselves and hiring managers know it too. 
Job Searching on Mobile? You've Been Warned
Although there is a place for mobile in the job search process, I would advise anyone who relies extensively on mobile for job search to use caution. The obvious shortcomings of mobile technology and the “apply now” mentality of the mobile apps combine to do potential harm to job seekers.
5 Signs Your Resume Needs Spring Cleaning
Springtime means baseball season, warmer weather, post-winter cleanup and… refreshing your resume? Yep, you read that right. As you’re purging your closets and swabbing your deck, why not take the same eye for tidiness to your job-search materials?