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10-07/08 :: July/August 2010

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“Our goal is the extension of our market-leading position in the field of 3D surface analysis. With the acquisition of a majority holding in omt we will be active in additional but distinct and vital sectors which will lead to further growth potential” says Dr. Joachim Koenen, Managing Director of WITec. “Es- pecially in the fields of inline process control and in- dustrial applications, omt will contribute significantly to a successful extension of our market share”. http://www.WITec.de

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-FAB Silicon Foundries announced the industry’s first 100V high-voltage 0.35µm foundry process.

It enables a new class of reliable, high-performing battery monitoring and protection systems for lithium ion battery management. It also is ideal for power management applications and for ultrasonic imaging and inkjet print head apps using piezoelectric drivers. In addition, X-FAB added new and enhanced N- and P-type double-diffused metal-oxide-semiconductor (DMOS) transistors with 45% lower on-resistance for multiple operating voltages up to 100V, lowering the silicon footprint by up to 40% and thus reducing die costs.

X-FAB’s new and enhanced N- & P-type DMOS tran- sistors with gate oxide thicknesses of 14nm or 40nm offer customers the choice of 5V or 12V drive capa- bility for their applications with operating voltages of 55V, 75V and 100V. By considerably reducing the on-resistance, integrating into the baseline process an EEPROM function for trimming and program storage, and having a thick metal layer available as the third metal layer, X-FAB has lowered the cost per function significantly. In addition, newly added isolated 5V NMOS and PMOS devices can float between ground and the maximum operating voltage of 100V. Other

An Israeli nanotech company is claiming that it has created a special paint that makes planes, missiles, drones, and other aircraft invisible to radar. The company, called Nanoflight, says it has completed an initial test run and found that missiles painted with its proprietary nano-paint are very difficult to detect with radar. The paint doesn‘t make aircraft disapear.

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device enhancements include Schottky diodes, 20V and 100V high-voltage capacitors, and bipolar transi- stors.

http://www.xfab.com

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