llumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) announced that the University of Washington (UW) Department
of Genome Sciences has joined the Illumina Ge- nome Network (IGN). IGN is a global partnership de- signed to link researchers seeking large-scale whole human genome sequencing services with leading institutions that provide such services using Illumina‘s sequencing technology.
Moreover, Illumina announced availability of its new TruSeq Custom Enrichment kits which enable re- searchers to economically design and target genomic regions of interest ranging from 700 kilobases (Kb) to 15 megabases (Mb) of cumulative DNA.
The TruSeq Custom Enrichment kits leverage the same underlying assay design as Illumina‘s TruSeq Exome Enrichment kits and provide researchers with additional flexibility in their experimental design. Illumina is also releasing an introductory version of DesignStudio, a flexible online tool that enables the rapid design of custom probes for multiple appli- cations, to simplify the assay design process and to provide customers with a comprehensive solution from target design to enrichment and sequencing on its portfolio of platforms.
eithley Instruments, Inc., has assembled a new collection of its nanotechnology-focused web
tutorials and seminars in a convenient CD format. “Characterizing Nano-Materials and Devices with Precision and Confidence” is available free upon request at: http://www.keithley.com/pr/089
LA-Tencor Corporation™ (NASDAQ: KLAC) and SEMATECH, a global consortium of chipmakers,
announced KLA-Tencor has joined SEMATECH’s Lithography Defect Reduction program at the Col- lege of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany. As a member of the Defect Reduction program, KLA-Tencor will collaborate with SEMATECH engineers at the industry-leading defect reduction center for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) tool and materials technology.
Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a U.S. manufacturer of display systems for mobile
consumer and military applications, has been awar- ded $23.2 million in follow-on production orders for display systems in support of U.S. Army’s Ther- mal Weapon Sight Bridge (TWS-IIB) program. These orders, with some potential upside, support conti- nued production requirements for Light, Medium, and Heavy Thermal Weapon Sights in the TWS-IIB program for a broad array of weapons.
Kopin’s TWS-IIB display products are based on the Company’s patented low-power CyberDisplay® 640M display. Depending upon the configuration, the displays are provided with controller electronics and lens assemblies that optimize overall system performance. Kopin display products’ performance is consistent over the entire military temperature range, eliminating complex compensation algorithms re- quired by other types of displays.
11-06/07 :: June/July 2011