wafer tables made both chucks equivalent for overlay, enabling full twinstage-type operation. At the same time, off-axis illumination options have been installed, which at factory acceptance have proven to resolve sub-20nm features using dipole illumination.
Moreover, imec and its 3D integration partners have proven the potential of 3D integration of a com- mercial DRAM chip on top of a logic IC for next- generation low-power mobile applications. Imec’s applied 3D EDA (electronic design automation) tools including thermal models have proven to be valua- ble means to design next-generation 3D stacked ICs. The 3D integrated DRAM-on-logic demonstrator showed that a minimum die thickness of 50µm is required to deal with local hot spots on the logic die, which are generated by local power dissipation. Due to the strongly reduced lateral heat spreading capability of thin die, these hot spots are higher in temperature and more confined if the die thickness is reduced.
ndel Therapeutics Inc. has closed its second round of financing, raising over $1.4 million dollars. The
financing included institutional investors Morningside Ventures, an active investor in the infectious diseases area, as well as MAD Ventures and Quantum Pacific Capital. The company will use the funds to advan- ce several of its antibiotic programs through animal proof of concept.
Founded in 2008, Indel Therapeutics is a privately- held biopharmaceutical company focused on the dis- covery, development and commercialization of new antibiotics to address the global health crisis caused by antibiotic resistance.
ndustrial Nanotech, Inc. (Pink Sheets: INTK) an- nounced hat additional textile mills are incorpora-
ting the Company’s patented line of energy saving protective coatings into their sustainability initiatives worldwide.
“We are currently doing a pilot project with Hanes- brands, Inc. In the event that Nansulate®
Image: Logic IC stacked on DRAM IC, connected using TSVs and microbumps, © imec
well for their textile equipment as it has on the textile equipment of multiple companies at multiple facto- ries around the world for the past half decade, they will begin applying Nansulate to their heat process equipment at their factories,” states Stuart Burchill, CEO/CTO of Industrial Nanotech, Inc. “Considering that Coats, PLC, the world market leader in indus- trial yarns and threads and consumer crafts, stated publicly that the use of Nansulate®
on heat process
equipment in 37 of their factories in 27 countries will reduce their steam consumption by 10% and their
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