Motorola Inc. has disclosed new details about its internal nano-imprint lithography program, claiming it has demonstrated the ability to print feature sizes down to 30-nm with a tool from a U.S. startup Molecular Imprints Inc. (MII, Austin, Texas). This demonstrates the feasibility of nano-imprint lithography in future device production. 25.Feb.2003 Semiconductor Business News
In labs around the world, researchers are busy creating technologies that will change the way we conduct business and live our lives. Brain-machine interfaces flexible transistors, microphotonics and microfluidics are but some of the areas, which could have significant, impact in the near future. 06.Feb. 2003 Technology Review
Alien Technology Corp. has won an order from The Gillette Company for 500 million radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to be made using a novel method of manufacture called fluidic self-assembly. This is the first major commercial order for products incorporating an electronic product code (EPC) developed by researchers and member companies at the Auto-ID Center...
Engineers from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington,Va., are using multifunctional structure/power materials to build wings that provide lift as well as power for their WASP Micro Air Vehicle (MAV). MAV wings would also function as batteries,cutting down on aircraft weight and power. Dec.2002 Military & Aerospace Electronics
Aluminum, a metal known for its conductivity, could behave like a ceramic or semiconductor in some situations, according to the report. The metal may also endure mechanical stress better than copper, which is typically considered to be a stiffer metal, in nanotechnology applications. The findings could point to improved nanoelectronics. 25.Oct.2002 Scientific American