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Kopin Corp., of Taunton, Mass., announced it has received a production order from FLIR Systems AB, Imaging Sweden for ruggedized, VGA-resolution CyberDisplay 640M modules that will display infrared images in night-vision binoculars for the Swedish and Norwegian armies. Kopin developed the binocular active-matrix liquid crystal display modules to be integrated into FLIR's forward-observer thermal imager. . . . Mountain View, Calif.-based Synopsys Inc. announced that Toshiba Semiconductor Co. has licensed the rights, on a per-use basis, to use its alternating phase-shift mask (PSM) technology for production of high-performance processors and logic chips. Toshiba expects to enter volume production on its 65-nm process built with this technology in the first half of 2005. . . . The Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium (BASIC) has released a 36-page report on nanotechnology in the San Francisco area. "Nanotechnology in the San Francisco Bay Area: Dawn of a New Age" explains the basics of nanotechnology and highlights research by and accomplishments of BASIC members, which include public and private research labs and universities in the region. It can be viewed at www.bayeconfor.org/basic/rep/rep_top.html
- The use of atoms, molecules and molecular-scale structures to enhance existing technology and develop new materials and devices. The goal of this technology is to manipulate atomic and molecular particles to create devices that are thousands of times smaller and faster than those of the current microtechnologies.
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