Materials Science News Articles

ATREG Successfully Assists Texas Instruments With Acquisition Of Micron’s Operational 300mm Fab

ATREG, Inc. has successfully advised Texas Instruments (TI) on the acquisition of Micron’s operational 300mm fab located in Lehi, UT. The transaction previously announced in June 2021 for $900 million has closed.

Siltronic Breaks Ground for a New Fab in Singapore

Siltronic, one of the technology leaders in silicon wafer manufacturing, broke ground for its new manufacturing facility at JTC’s Tampines Wafer Fab Park in Singapore.

JinkoSolar Announces New 7GW Ingot/Wafer Facility in Vietnam

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that the Company is investing $500 million to build a monocrystalline ingot and wafer manufacturing facility in Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam.

Precision Coating Announces Merger with N2 Biomedical to Expand Medical Device Coating Platform

Precision Coating, a leading medical coatings service provider to interventional, orthopedic, and advanced surgical markets, is pleased to announce a merger with N2 Biomedical, a Bedford, MA-based company.

Precision Coating Announces Merger with N2 Biomedical to Expand Medical Device Coating Platform

Precision Coating Announces Merger with N2 Biomedical to Expand Medical Device Coating Platform

Precision Coating, a leading medical coatings service provider to interventional, orthopedic, and advanced surgical markets, is pleased to announce a merger with N2 Biomedical, a Bedford, MA-based company.

3D Systems Accelerates Access to Advanced Materials – Opening New Applications

3D Systems Accelerates Access to Advanced Materials – Opening New Applications

3D Systems announced two additions to its industry-leading materials portfolio – Certified Scalmalloy (A) and Certified M789 (A) – to facilitate demanding industrial high-strength, corrosion-resistant parts for additive applications in markets such as aerospace, motorsports & automotive, semiconductor, energy, and moldmaking.

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Spectrum Plastics Group Announces Building Renovation & Cleanroom Expansion at Minneapolis Facility

Spectrum Plastics Group Announces Building Renovation & Cleanroom Expansion at Minneapolis Facility

Spectrum Plastics Group, a global solutions provider for development through scaled manufacturing of critical polymer-based components and devices for medical and other demanding markets, is excited to announce a significant renovation and cleanroom expansion project at its Minneapolis, MN facility.

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General Atomics Expands Space Systems Development Infrastructure

General Atomics Expands Space Systems Development Infrastructure

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems announced today that it has expanded its space systems infrastructure with the addition of a 7,500 ft2 Class 10,000 / ISO 7 cleanroom facility in San Diego, CA that will enable high-volume Optical Communication Terminal (OCT) production. The multifaceted facility can facilitate fabrication of up to 300 OCTs per year.

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NGen & Evercloak Collaborate to Scale Innovative Graphene-Based Membrane Manufacturing

NGen & Evercloak Collaborate to Scale Innovative Graphene-Based Membrane Manufacturing

Next Generation Manufacturing Canada, the industry-led organization behind Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, has announced over $4.5 million in collaborative investment to scale up commercial applications of graphene nanofilms in HVAC systems for cleanrooms and other critical environment systems.

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First Solar breaks ground on 3.3 GW production facility

First Solar breaks ground on 3.3 GW production facility

The new 3.3 gigawatt (GW)DC facility, which is scheduled to commence operations in the first half of 2023, represents a $680 million investment. When fully operational, the facility is expected to scale the company’s Northwest Ohio footprint to a total annual capacity of 6 GWDC, which is believed to make it the largest fully vertically integrated solar manufacturing complex outside China.

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Exyte developed Factory Concept for Morrow Batteries’ leading edge and sustainable Li-ion Battery Giga-Site in Norway

Exyte developed Factory Concept for Morrow Batteries’ leading edge and sustainable Li-ion Battery Giga-Site in Norway

Exyte, a global leader in the design, engineering, and delivery of facilities for high-tech industries, has collaborated with Morrow Batteries (“Morrow”) in the development of integrated production concepts for their new state-of-the-art Lithium-Ion battery production site in Norway.

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Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 29.2% Year-to-Year

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 29.2% Year-to-Year

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $44.5 billion in June 2021, an increase of 29.2% from the June 2020 total of $34.5 billion. Sales in June were 2.1% more than the May 2021 total of $43.6 billion. Sales during the second quarter of 2021 were $133.6 billion, an increase of 29.2% over the second quarter of 2020 and 8.3% more than the first quarter of 2021. Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average. SIA represents 98% of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue and nearly two-thirds of non-U.S. chip firms.

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Nanotechnology Solves the Problem of Thermal Insulation for Chemical Tanks and Chemical Plant Process Equipment

Nanotechnology Solves the Problem of Thermal Insulation for Chemical Tanks and Chemical Plant Process Equipment

Finding a thermal insulation that can withstand the highly corrosive conditions of chemical tanks and chemical plant heat process equipment has been virtually impossible. The constant exposure to acids and bases and everything in between wreaks havoc on conventional thermal insulation and severely limits both the lifespan and performance qualities of the insulation.

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