E (NYSE: GE) announced a key milestone in the development of a proprietary silver-based
Dynamic Array chips (customized panels are also available). PCR arrays come in a 96-well format ma- king either 96.96 or 48.48 Dynamic Array™ chip set up fast, simple and affordable.
he German company Fries Research & Techno-
logy GmbH (FRT), specialist for optical surface
measuring devices, could achieve the highest number of incoming orders since the company’s foundation. This trend continues in the first quarter of 2010. In- coming order numbers were 50% above compared to the same period of the previous year. The company reports increasing demand from Asian manufacturers in the areas of photovoltaics, microsystem technology and LEDs.
FRT also presents a new white-light interferometer for precise topography and flatness measurements that can be integrated into the successfully proven multisensory surface measurement devises by FRT.
Hydrocarbon Lean NOx Catalyst (HC-LNC) after- treatment solution designed to reduce harmful ni- trogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel engines. Through a joint development with GE, Tenneco Inc (NYSE: TEN) and Umicore (headquartered in Brus- sels, Belgium), researchers have demonstrated NOx conversions on an engine between 85-95% across a temperature window of 325-425C° (617°-797° Fahrenheit), using E85 as the reductant. The HC-LNC system reduces NOx emissions as effectively as urea- based SCR systems and provides an option to those market segments seeking an alternative to urea-based selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. Tenneco, an industry leader in emission control technology and systems integration, is currently in an exclusive period with GE to develop and commer- cialize aftertreatment systems containing GE’s propri- etary HC-LNC catalyst for certain applications.
Umicore, who provides expertise in catalyst manuf- acturing and material science, has been granted a technology license for manufacturing the HC-LNC catalyst to supply aftertreatment system licensees.
igOptix, Inc. (OTC BB:GGOX) has begun shipping its high performance 100G DP-QPSK
driver to a Tier 1 Telecom OEM.
Furthermore, GigOptix has established a new credit facility with Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”). This new fa- cility provides the company with lower interest rates, less restrictive covenants and more flexibility with respect to its borrowing base. GigOptix has restruc- tured and consolidated its other outstanding debt in-
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