Plasma-Therm Completes Acquisition of France-based CORIAL

Plasma-Therm, the manufacturer of leading plasma etch, deposition, and advanced packaging equipment for the production of specialty semiconductor devices, announced today the successful acquisition of CORIAL, a France-based plasma processing equipment supplier. “This transaction is expected to produce significant cost savings from operational synergies while increasing the group's top line revenue by leveraging the combined sales and service network.

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Students Study Nanotech, Viruses Across Oceans and Disciplines in Singapore

This International Research Experience for Students program focuses on developing interdisciplinary teams to meet the global challenges of health research. Specifically, the students are funded by the National Science Foundation to look at biomedical applications of nanotechnology for detecting and treating viral diseases.

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Your custom Amazon Alexa skills are now shareable via Blueprints – CNET

Send your own response to “Alexa, who’s the best dad in the world?”

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Aeon Flux gets a live-action reboot on MTV – CNET

The female assassin and her band of anarchist rebels return to TV in a live-action version of the popular ’90s animated series.

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E- textiles control home appliances with the swipe of a finger

Electronic textiles could allow a person to control household appliances or computers from a distance simply by touching a wristband or other item of clothing — something that could be particularly helpful for those with limited mobility. Now researchers, have developed a new type of e-textile that is self-powered, highly sensitive and washable. A video of an e-wristband in action is available.

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2018 Fiat 500X adds fresh styling with new Adventurer Edition – Roadshow

No more ruggedness, but the package offers a new look for Fiat’s small crossover.

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World Cup in your travel plans? US warns of Russian hackers – CNET

Maybe it’s best to leave your gadgets at home.

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Garmin’s newest Vivoactive 3 smartwatch adds music, improved sleep tracking – CNET

The Vivoactive 3 Music feels like the closest thing to the Fitbit Ionic.

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Raccoon that captivated internet is rescued safely in St. Paul – CNET

The creature showed all the prowess and charm of an action-movie hero in a trek to the top of a 20-plus story building.

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Intel to launch discrete GPU in 2020 – CNET

The question remains: for what?

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