Video: Tackling e-waste—Circular Supply Chain Coalition establishes recycling networks in local communities

By Lisa McDonald / June 5, 2024

Even as record amounts of electronic waste are generated, very little of this waste is recycled. The new Circular Supply Chain Coalition aims to establish e-waste recycling networks in local communities.

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Video: SiC chips make inroads in the automotive industry

By Lisa McDonald / August 23, 2023

Silicon carbide-based semiconductor chips are starting to be embraced by automotive manufacturers looking to overcome the limitations of traditional silicon. To prepare for an expected surge in demand for SiC electronics, several semiconductor manufacturers have announced plans to construct new or expand existing fabrication facilities.

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Video: A new wave in the battle for data—China and the US clash over submarine cable control

By Lisa McDonald / April 5, 2023

The global submarine cable system carries about 95% of all global transnational communication data. In recent years, concerns that this network may be used to conduct espionage is driving a clash between China and the United States over which companies will secure contracts to lay strategic cable networks.

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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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