Thought for the month

“There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” Probably W.L. Sheldon, US lecturer on ethics (1858 – 1907) rather than Ernest Hemingway.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

In brief

Front End fab equipment spending is projected to increase in 2015 to US$ 42 billion, about 90 percent of all expenditure is for 300 mm lines. IQE plc, WIN Semiconductors Corp. and Nanyang Technological University plan to create a centre of excellence for the development of compound semiconductor technology in Singapore. Scientists at the University of Twente have designed a reso­nant cavity that serves as a prison for photons. The cavity confines light in all three dimensions in space inside a photonic crystal.

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