Seiko has introduced what it says are the first off-the-shelf LCD displays developed using Chip-On-Glass technology. Dubbed Seiko Instruments Vitrium(TM), the displays are based on a patented gold-plating process technology optimized for quality performance and high contrast. Chip-On-Glass has an overall thickness of less than 2.0 mm and incorporates slim-chip LCD driver circuits onto the surface of the glass. The technology is designed primarily for use in the telecommunications, PDA, and GPS markets. The Seiko Instruments Vitrium(TM) G8 (240 X 160 Graphic Chip-On-Glass Display) features a viewing area of 60.0 X 51.4 mm and a dot pitch of 0.24 mm. Seiko Instruments USA Inc. Product Code 4407
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
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