Thought for the month

“You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young." "Why, what did she tell you?" "I don't know, I didn't listen.” From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Author (1952-2001)

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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