Business

CHIPS+ nears the finish line after two plus years of discussion

By Lisa McDonald / August 2, 2022

On July 28, 2022, the United States House of Representatives approved the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, sending the legislation to President Joe Biden for his signature. This act, colloquially called CHIPS+, contains bipartisan semiconductor funding and innovation policy measures that have been in the works since the Trump administration.

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Video: Intel sets sights on Ohio to drastically expand domestic manufacturing with semiconductor mega-site

By Lisa McDonald / January 26, 2022

Semiconductor chip manufacturer Intel announced it is committing $20 billion to build a manufacturing mega-site on the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio. Learn about some of the big events that have affected the semiconductor industry in recent years and how Intel’s announcement fits into the narrative.

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Video: Floating solar projects around the world

By Lisa McDonald / December 1, 2021

While Japan and China lead the market for floating solar parks, more countries are investing in this technology. Today’s CTT highlights several recent floating solar projects around the world, as well as a few floating wind projects.

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Video: How surging natural gas prices affect Europe’s ceramics industry

By Lisa McDonald / November 10, 2021

A confluence of factors is driving a record-high surge in natural gas prices in Europe. Europe’s ceramics industry is feeling the effects of this price surge and is employing various measures to handle it.

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Toward commercialization of solid-state batteries: Ion Storage Systems awarded $487,310 contract from USABC

By Greg Geiger / August 27, 2021

Solid-state batteries are a promising technology for powering the next generation of electric vehicles. Maryland-based energy startup Ion Storage Systems is helping to advance solid-state battery technology toward commercialization.

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Video: Internet service provider leverages dark fiber to deliver affordable broadband

By Lisa McDonald / August 18, 2021

More and more initiatives are being implemented to tackle the digital divide in the United States. Learn how internet service provider Flume is using the dark fiber network to close the gap in New York City.

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Preparing for contingencies helped companies grow during the pandemic

By Lisa McDonald / June 8, 2021

Last spring, ACerS’ B2B magazine Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing looked at how companies were just beginning to implement the myriad changes necessary to continue operating during a global pandemic. The new June/July 2021 issue showcases a few of the successes achieved by companies that prepared for contingencies and continued to grow during the past year.

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Video: Cryptocurrency and the need for more energy-efficient computing

By Lisa McDonald / May 19, 2021

Cryptocurrency is a hot topic among investors this past year, but its environmental impact and role in ransomware is cause for serious discussion about the future of this digital asset. Learn more about cryptocurrency and how new technologies can make mining it more energy efficient.

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Ceramics Expo Connect covers wide range of new and emerging ceramic applications

By Lisa McDonald / September 29, 2020

Ceramics Expo Connect, the virtual version of Ceramics Expo, took place Sept. 21–25, 2020. Panels, interviews, and roundtables covered a wide range of new and emerging ceramic applications across the five days.

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Ensuring business continuity in the face of COVID-19

By David Holthaus / May 29, 2020

Doing business during the COVID-19 pandemic is a constantly evolving challenge. Companies involved in the advanced ceramics supply chain are taking several steps to ensure continuity during this time.

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