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University Opens Physics and Nanotechnology Building

April 24, 2014 9:27 am | News | Comments

The new Physics and Nanotechnology Building serves the University of Minnesota’s School of Physics and Astronomy and Minnesota Nano Center. PAN now houses the second cleanroom of the U’s Minnesota Nano Center, where researchers fabricate and test materials and devices built on the scale of nanometers.

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U.S. District Court Finds in Favor of Azbil

April 24, 2014 1:46 pm | Azbil BioVigilant, Inc. | News | Comments

Azbil BioVigilant Inc. announces that the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona dismissed the patent infringement lawsuit brought by TSI against the company. In doing so, the Court found in Azbil BioVigilant’s favor, holding that U.S. Patent No. 6,831,279 is invalid.


UMinnesota Opens Nanotech Building and Cleanroom

April 24, 2014 9:32 am | Videos | Comments

Housing both the University College of Science and Engineering's School of Physics and Astronomy and the Minnesota Nano Center, the Physics and Nanotechnology Building includes 43,000 sq. ft. for 40 modern and highly flexible physics laboratories and laboratory support space. More than 15,000 sq. ft. is dedicated to nanotechnology research, including a 5,000 sq. ft. cleanroom facility with two Class 10 bays and three Class 100 bays.


Indoor Air Quality Monitor

April 23, 2014 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

The AQ Comfort by E Instruments is intended for the HVAC professional to provide indoor air quality monitoring and real-time data logging for IAQ analysis.


Explosion Proof LED Light Fixture

April 23, 2014 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics releases a 150 watt hazardous area LED light fixture designed for recessed panel mounting.


Video Camera Platform System

April 23, 2014 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Forza Silicon offers the Forza 100+ MP CAM Platform, which features a customizable CMOS image sensor operating at 60 frames per second and supports multiple camera resolutions.


RNA Shows Potential as Heat-resistant Polymer Material for Nanoarchitectures

April 23, 2014 10:23 am | News | Comments

A team of nanotechnology researchers at the University of Kentucky has discovered new methods to build heat resistant nanostructures and arrays using RNA. The Guo lab reports that RNA can be used as an anionic polymer material to build nanostructures with controllable shape and defined structure.


Hospira Recalls Drugs Due to Visible Particulates

April 23, 2014 9:40 am | News | Comments

The FDA announces that Hospira Inc. will initiate a voluntary nationwide recall to the user level for one lot of 0.25% Marcaine (Bupivacaine HCl Injection, USP), 10 mL, Single-dose Vial – Preservative Free (NDC 0409-1559-10), Lot 34-440-DD. The recall is due to a confirmed customer report of discolored solution with visible particles embedded in the glass as well as discolored solution.


Heavy Duty Safety Switches

April 22, 2014 11:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ABB Low Voltage Products division offers a line of heavy duty safety switches for commercial and industrial applications, meeting the necessary UL98, CSA, and NEMA KS-1 standards for service-entrance and motor-load applications.


Cabinet Coolers

April 22, 2014 11:29 am | EXAIR Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Exair's small NEMA 12 Cabinet Cooler Systems keep electrical enclosures cool while resisting heat and dirty environments that could adversely affect the internal components.


Optical Coatings

April 22, 2014 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Deposition Sciences Inc. offers thin film solderable coatings and face metallization, available on a variety of substrates.


Microelectronics Center and Cleanroom Opens

April 22, 2014 10:52 am | News | Comments

Mercury Systems Inc.'s facility, which includes 12,000 sq. ft. of cleanroom space, expands engineering and manufacturing of RF/Microwave and other advanced microelectronics technology for the defense industry. The combination of design and manufacturing capabilities provides “one-stop shopping” for defense prime customers who need to reduce their supply chain complexity and lower risk.


Semiconductor Technology Companies Team Up

April 22, 2014 10:42 am | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics and GlobalFoundries have announced a collaboration to deliver global capacity for 14 nanometer FinFET process technology. The collaboration will leverage the companies’ semiconductor manufacturing capabilities, with volume production at Samsung’s fabs in Hwaseong, Korea and Austin, Texas, as well as GlobalFoundries’ fab in Saratoga, N.Y.


Cosmos TV Series Looks Inside Cleanrooms

April 22, 2014 10:15 am | News | Comments

The April 20 episode of FOX's Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, told the story of 1960s Caltech geochemist Clair Patterson, who built a cleanroom from scratch in order to determine the true age of the Earth and prove that lead is dangerous to humans.


Map Depicts Austin as Tech Hub

April 21, 2014 12:10 pm | News | Comments

Silicon Maps, Inc. has launched the new Silicon Hills Map campaign for 2015; the compelling map design depicts a robust hotbed for creativity and business while featuring over 100 technology and industry-related companies in Austin, Texas.

Spacecrafts Stacked for Vibration Testing

April 21, 2014 11:17 am | Videos | Comments

The MMS four-stack will be carefully transported from their Goddard cleanroom to a special vibration facility—housed within the same immense integration and testing facility—where they will be secured to a large shaking table and subjected to vibration tests.



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