Optics Industry News
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Intel today announced plans for an initial investment of more than $20 billion in the construction of two new leading-edge chip factories in Ohio.
Amkor Technology, Inc. today announced that it plans to build a state-of-the-art smart factory in Bac Ninh, Vietnam. The first phase of the new factory will focus on providing Advanced System in Package (SiP) assembly and test solutions to the world’s leading semiconductor and electronic manufacturing companies.
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.
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.
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.
NASA and Boeing have decided to postpone the launch of Orbital Flight Test-2 to the International Space Station as teams continue work on the CST-100 Starliner propulsion system.
In a ceremony today at General Dynamics Mission Systems’ Taunton facility, company officials as well as representatives from the U.S. Navy formally opened the General Dynamics Mission Systems Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) Manufacturing and Assembly Center of Excellence.
Micron Launches World’s First 176-Layer NAND in Mobile Solutions to Power Lightning-Fast 5G Experiences
Micron Technology, Inc., announced today it has begun volume shipments of the world’s first 176-layer NAND Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 3.1 mobile solution. Engineered for high-end and flagship phones, Micron’s discrete UFS 3.1 mobile NAND unlocks 5G’s potential with up to 75% faster sequential write and random read performance than prior generations,1 enabling downloads of two-hour 4K movies2 in as little as 9.6 seconds.
Picosun Group delivers cutting-edge Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology to ams OSRAM for volume manufacturing of optical semiconductor devices…
GlobalFoundries Plans to Build New Fab in Upstate New York in Private-Public Partnership to Support U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing
GlobalFoundries (GF), the global leader in feature-rich semiconductor manufacturing, today announced its expansion plans for its most advanced manufacturing facility in upstate New York over the coming years. These plans include immediate investments to address the global chip shortage at its existing Fab 8 facility as well as construction of a new fab on the same campus that will double the site’s capacity.
As New York City begins its early phases of reopening since the onset of the pandemic, cleanroom design and construction services firm Precision Cleanrooms makes its claim in the Big Apple with its first New York City office in the company’s 32-year history. Located in Union Square at 41 East 11th Street, Precision Cleanrooms’ New York office will serve customers in greater New York and the extended Northeastern United States, providing turnkey cleanroom solutions and services for many industries including: pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and microelectronics industries.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES® (GF®), the global leader in feature-rich semiconductor manufacturing, today announced it is expanding its global manufacturing footprint with the construction of a new fab on its Singapore campus. In partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board and with co-investments from committed customers, GF’s more than US $4B (S$5B) investment will play an integral role in meeting the growing demand for the company’s industry-leading manufacturing technologies and services to enable companies worldwide to develop and scale their business.
Optics Industry News and Advancements
The Optics Cleanroom Industry supports the environmental cleanroom and controlled environmental systems for the optics industry. The Optics Industry is the branch of physics that includes the behavior of light and the properties of light. This includes the way that light interacts with matter and the construction of optics instruments, optics products and optics technology that use light or detect light. Light is an electromagnetic wave which is very similar to other forms of electromagnetic radiation, like: x-rays, microwaves and radio waves.
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Modern manufacturing is being revolutionized by the use of optics, which can both improve current manufacturing capabilities and enable new ones. Below are some of the uses of Optics in the industrial and product manufacturing landscapes:
- Light is often used to process or probe materials remotely, sometimes through windows isolating harsh or vacuum environments.
- Light can be used to induce photochemistry, for example, in photolithography to produce submicron features in thin films of photoresist or in rapid prototyping where liquid polymers are solidified by lasers to form a three-dimensional piece from a computer-aided design database.
- Light can cast images, making it possible to inspect a part or use the image to guide the working tool to the correct area of a production piece.
Optics has reached into every aspect of manufacturing and promises to increase in use with improvements in speed, control, precision, and accuracy. Numerous optical techniques are used throughout industry and are critical to the manufacture of such diverse and basic products as semiconductor chips, roads and tunnels, and chemicals. Optical techniques, grouped by function, fall into two broad classes:
Performing manufacturing: Light interacts directly with the finished or intermediate product to change its physical properties, as in the case of photolithography or materials processing.
Controlling manufacturing: Optics is used to provide information about a manufacturing process, as in the chemical industry’s use of optical sensors for in-line process control, or to inspect a manufactured
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