Category Archives: Semiconductor

Gigaphoton Ships Latest ArF Excimer Laser GT65A

YAMA, Japan-In January, Gigaphoton Inc., a major manufacturer of lithography light sources, announced the shipment of an ArF Excimer Laser for advanced immersion exposure (lithography) devices, the “GT65A” Unit 1, as a new product that meets the growing demand for … Continue reading

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Novel Technique Reveals The 3-D Structure And Composition Of Powerful, Custom-made High-temperature Superconductors

Some of the most promising and puzzling phenomena in physics play out on the nanoscale, where a billionth-of-a-meter shift can make or break perfect electrical conductivity. Now, scientists have developed a new method to probe three-dimensional, atomic-scale intricacies and chemical … Continue reading

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Aberdeen integrates 8TB HGST He8 Helium HDDs

HGST led the way with 6TB drives by developing their HelioSeal technology, which fills the HDD with helium and seals the drive. This delivers a number of benefits, lower internal air resistance reduces flutter and allows use of thinner and … Continue reading

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Western Digital Readies First 10TB Hard Drive, Ships New 8TB Drive

Western Digital’s HGST unit announced on September 9 that the company has begun to ship a new version of its helium-filled disk drive, the Ultrastar He8—with 8-terabytes of data storage capacity. And the company has an even bigger capacity drive … Continue reading

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The Many Uses of Helium

Western Digital’s announcement that it’s shipping 6TB helium-filled hard drives raised eyebrows among industry pundits that it could further deplete already low helium reserves. Actually, through renewed efforts to replenish reserves and new mining efforts, helium supplies worldwide are growing. … Continue reading

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