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UK scientists develop super-black material that absorbs 99.96 percent of surface light

A newly produced material is believed to be the "blackest" ever created. Vantablack is a pure carbon coating and absorbs 99.96 percent of incident radiation (solar energy as it hits the...

Closing the gap for nanowires

Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are using Shrinky Dinks - plastic that shrinks under high heat - to close the gap between nanowires in an array to make them useful...

IBM nanotube transistor ... soon-ish...

IBM has announced that it will produce a nanotube transistor by 2020 - as the successor of the Si-based device. For more info, please see: ...

See latest Report - ALD Capability Review for Plastic Electronics

See the latest KTN Report on the ALD Capability for Plastic Electronics in the (adjacent) Electronic Devices & Nano Systems Document Store - pls follow this link:   ...

Samsung to license ST 28 nm FD-SOI process technology

The FD-SOI 28 nm node process developed at ST Crolles has been licensed to foundry partner Samsung - well done to the guys in Crolles! Is this process the solution to the current yield...

Crocus Nano-Electronics receives more funding - USD 60 M

CROCUS NANO ELECTRONICS (CNE),  the joint venture founded in 2011 by Crocus Technology, a leading developer of magnetically enhanced semiconductor technologies, and RUSNANO, today...

Presentations now available from Micro and Nano Manufacturing

On the 25th & 26th September 2013, the NanoKTN, in partnership with JEMI, ran a seminar session at Micro Nano Mems 2013 n Birmingham on 'Micro and Nano Manufacturing' . ...

JEMI's Laser Processing Meeting - Manufacturing Technology Centre

Laser Processing Workshop   Manufacturing Technology Centre, 16th April 2013   This workshop is part of JEMI's Technical Visit Programme for 2013. ...

Presentations now available from Thro' Silicon Vias Workshop

On 31st October 2012, the NanoKTN and JEMI UK held a workshop on Thro' Silicon Vias at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, attended by 30 delegates.   Delegates heard from a...

Chips made with carbon-nanotubes are faster than their silicon cousins!

A very good explanation of how carbon-nanotubes can be relatively easily fabricated onto silicon wafers, to form nanotube-based transistors (& thus faster chips) can be found via the...

More Energy Harvesting Workshops on funding .. - pls read on ...

Following on from the two successful meetings, one at the NEC about three weeks ago, & then in London this week, we (the Energy-Harvesting SIG) would like to bring to your attention two...

Are you interested in 'Through Silicon Vias' (TSV)?

If so, pls keep an eye on this website: there is an Event planned for 31 October at the Rutherford Appleton Labs in Oxfordshire. BR Alec

Light & logic on the same GaN on Si chip!!

Take a look at an interesting artcile I found on potentially light and logic circuitry combined on the same Ga-on-Si chip: ...

MEMS/NANO Live 2012 Seminar Programme

MEMS/NANO Live 2012 Seminar Programme   In association with the NanoKTN, JEMI and MANCEF this FREE to ATTEND two day conference programme will explore a full range of technical...

Good news for our award-winning Process Equipment Industry!

Good news for our award-winning Process Equipment Industry - and a great opportunity on our doorstep! The Flemish government has agreed to help fund the 450mm transition of the IMEC R&D...

GaN on silicon substrates - what does this mean for future devices?

As many of you will have probably noticed, there is lots of coverage of the emergence of epitaxial GaN on silicon substrates.  And a variety of application areas have been...

Silicon fights back.!! Silicene - the graphene equivalent for silicon.

Silicone - Graphenelike Two-Dimensional Silicon - appears to have been produced.  Properties appear to be simialr to those of graphene, but obviously, fairly standard silicon processing...

MEMS equipment market to hit $500M in 2012 according to report

According to a recent market research report (see info below), the MEMS market is clearly booming.  The market for equipment required to make MEMS will reach $500M next year according...

Inorganic (semi-) conductors in Printed Electronics: $22B in 2022.!!

Perhaps the most under-reported sector of Printed Electronics (PE) is Inorganic PE. The total spend on inorganic materials will be approximately $22 Billion in 2022; half of the overall PE...

Save the date: next 'Energy Harvesting' workshop on 19 June 2012

FYI: the next workshop on 'Energy Harvesting' will be on 19 June 2012 at the S2K Conference in Southampton - for info, pls see: http://www.semiconductor2k.com/
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Plessey Semiconductors, Plymouth - JEMI Technical visit also open to NanoKTN Members

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Higher k hafnium oxide material for Nano-Electronic Devices (k > 30)

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