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January 2015

Graphene: Wonder Material?

The fact that new materials continue to be discovered and introduced into innovative electronic devices is a major feat. Semico is analyzing the challenges of new product discovery, development and commercialization. Graphene is just one of the products under investigation. This write-up is taken from a full essay in this month’s Semico IPI report.

Since 2004, when two scientists at Manchester University, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, isolated a single sheet of graphene and then performed electrical measurements and characterizations on the material, graphene has become the superstar of the material world. Today, I Googled graphene, and got 11,500,000 results, including definitions, companies, recent research findings, images and in-depth articles. And the patents are piling up. Samsung was reported as one of the leaders in this area with more than 200 patents.

Tony Massimini to Speak at FOA Forum on Feb. 5, 2015

Semico Research's Tony Massimini will speak at the Fab Owners Association's third annual Collaborative Forum, to be held in Santa Clara on February 4-5, 2015.  Tony will be providing on overview of the MEMS market.  

For information on the event, click here.

For information on our MEMS reports, click here.


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