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Control Systems Improve Semiconductor Manufacturing Motion control is fundamental to almost every step in CMOS processes. In addition, heat and chemicals play a critical role in process consistency. Six new products demonstrate suppliers' efforts to improve semiconductor processing. Full Story New Robot Control Systems for Wafer Handling Applications For wafer handling applications, a new control scheme breaks down the proprietary barriers that can hurt productivity in semiconductor manufacturing. Full Story Alliances for Semiconductor Manufacturing In late 2006, the collaboration of IBM, Chartered Semiconductor Mfg., Infineon Technologies and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced first silicon-functional circuits for 45 nm low-power process technology. Full Story View the Semiconductor Manufacturing Supplement Table of Contents
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Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
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