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posted in July 2001
Alcatel back on acquisition trail with Kymata purchase
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7/30/2001   Post a comment
Alcatel Optronics has strengthened its line up for passive optical components through the acquisition of Livingston, Scotland based Kymata in an all share deal valued at Euros134m (#82m)
Applied Materials aims to produce 100nm capacitors
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7/26/2001   Post a comment
Applied Materials has developed the Silicon Etch Hart chamber (pictured) designed to construct trenches with aspect ratios greater than 60:1.
Low-temperature polysilicon technique adds colour to pixels
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7/26/2001   Post a comment
Philips Research, based in Redhill, has developed a low-temperature construction technique for active matrix LCDs that cuts power consumption.
Micro Analog Systems to continue thin film on glass-based passive integration technology development
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7/24/2001   Post a comment
Finnish Micro Analog Systems (MAS) has announced its decision to continue the development of thin film on glass-based passive integration technology, a technology that Intarsia recently abandoned the development of
Kemet quarterly revenues cut in half
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7/23/2001   Post a comment
Hit hard by the inventory correction, capacitor maker Kemet Corp., Greenville, S.C., reported today that its fiscal first quarter revenue was cut by more than half.
Capacitor vendors turn to niobium as tantalum replacement
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7/21/2001   Post a comment
Concerned about scarce supplies and high prices of tantalum powder, capacitor suppliers are ramping production of niobium capacitors as an alternative.
Taiwan supplier to build its first capacitor plant in China
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7/12/2001   Post a comment
Taipei-based Yageo Corp. would spend $12 million to build its first multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) manufacturing facility in Suzhou next year. The move is necessary for the company to bring down its costs as well as have better access to its OEM, EMS and motherboard customers, given the current downturn in the U.S. and Europe.
Capacitor inventories starting to dry up
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7/9/2001   Post a comment
Expecting a gradual recovery later this year, capacitor suppliers and their distributors report spot buying of some capacitors and say inventories of popular ceramic and tantalum parts -- inflated by capacity increases in response to last year's shortages -- are beginning to decrease.
Electric Signature Analysis
Design How-To  
7/9/2001   Post a comment
Electric Signature Analysis (ESA) is a technique for analyzing and identifying mechanical and electrical problems in motors, generators, alternators, transformers, and other electric equipment. Framatome ANP's Nissen Burstein shows examples of using ESA for one-time tests or periodic testing to track equipment-usage performance trends.


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Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

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Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

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Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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