The SiClone 200 furnace is a production-ready sublimation furnace, along with process technology, hot zones, and technical support to companies wishing to produce silicon carbide boules and wafers.
July 25, 2017
GT Advanced Technologies recently announced that it has launched a silicon carbide production solution with a stable and repeatable process, reportedly capable of producing high-quality, semiconductor-grade, 6-in. silicon carbide boules.
Perhaps the most impactful invention in modern history, the transistor is at the core of semiconductor devices and has dramatically transformed virtually every industry while helping spawn many new ones. As illustrated in Figure 1, today’s microchips can contain over a billion transistors and are improving our cars, phones, and refrigerators—empowering internet searches, genetic research, and smart sensors. How different would our world be today without these integrated circuit (IC) “microchips?”
Superior Graphite’s realignment will reportedly accelerate investments in specialty high-temperature products and enhanced infrastructure, as well as executive appointments to support the new strategy.
May 31, 2017
Superior Graphite recently announced a multi-year strategic plan and new management organization.
Within the defense industry, advanced ceramics are at the heart of modern armor systems due to their comparatively low weight and high performance during ballistic-scale impacts. Ceramic materials have been developed as an armor material since World War I, when enameling of steel plates was shown to improve their resistance to incoming bullets.
Welcome to our annual look at key raw and manufactured materials used in the ceramic, glass, refractories, brick, and related industries. Here you’ll find production and import/export information, as well as details regarding applications and future trends.