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Back in the ‘40s and ‘50s, when computers were just room-sized, relay-based calculators, no one probably thought much about integrating computing technology into automobiles. By 1965, computers were smaller multitaskers running simple software programs, yet the closest they came to automobiles was probably an advertisement that showed the PDP-8, the first minicomputer to enjoy commercial success, stowed in the back seat of a convertible.
When Americans consider who uses the most energy in our country and around the world, do they assume industry accounts for the greatest consumption? Many probably do, since Americans seem to have a lot of misconceptions about energy, including where it comes from and how it gets used.
Telegraph inventor Samuel Morse was also an accomplished painter, and even painted a portrait of President James Monroe. Brian May, composer and co-founder of the legendary rock band Queen, is also an astrophysicist. Ornithologist John James Audubon created vividly beautiful, detailed paintings of the birds he studied. And Leonardo da Vinci, arguably the most well-known artist of all time, created numerous inventions, including a rudimentary type of car that, when built in 2006 by Italy’s Institute and Museum of the History of Science, actually worked.
Brewer Science’s development of anti-reflective coatings has had a global impact on the microelectronics industry. Innovative products, processes and services can transform the world. So it’s fitting that the team of professionals who fuel our innovation and business are also global; this year marks the 25th anniversary of overseas operations for the company that Dr. Terry Brewer founded 36 years ago in Rolla, Missouri.
Imagine you’ve decided to undertake a home improvement project; you’re going to lay tile in the downstairs powder room.
Just because a material is a good substrate for making semiconductors doesn’t mean it will do everything the engineer wants it to do. In fact, surface modification — the act of modifying the surface of a material in a way that will affect its ultimate functioning — is integral to semiconductor manufacturing.
By 2021, consumer drone sales will reach 67.9 million units, according to market research firm Tractica. Let’s be clear — that number largely represents drones that will be purchased for entertainment purposes by hobbyists, flight enthusiasts, and other private individuals. With drone prices dropping over the same time frame and drone technology improving, the commercial applications for drones appear vast.
Semiconductors created from silicon make the magic of modern electronics possible by creating a platform for the complex processes that allow engineers to fabricate a staggering number of transistors on microchips. Advances in microprocessor technology have largely relied on the ability to make smaller and smaller transistors. Directed self-assembly (DSA) is a chemistry-based patterning process that holds the promise of allowing lithographers to create even smaller features by playing on the natural propensity of block copolymers to self-assemble and align.
“Corporate culture refers to the beliefs and behaviors that determine how a company's employees and management interact and handle outside business transactions. Often, corporate culture is implied, not expressly defined, and develops organically over time from the cumulative traits of the people the company hires. A company's culture will be reflected in its dress code, business hours, office setup, employee benefits, turnover, hiring decisions, treatment of clients, client satisfaction and every other aspect of operations.” — Investopedia