Stuffing stereotypes: This isn’t your grandpa’s manufacturing

If you work outside the manufacturing segment, you may hold old stereotypes about what “factory work” is like. Perhaps you’re picturing a poorly lit, drone-like existence in which you stare at a conveyor belt all day for low pay and little chance of advancement. Or maybe you believe the viable production jobs are now all overseas.

Topics: Manufacturing

The few, the proud, the disruptors:  Brewer Science joins ranks of game changers

One of the buzzwords in manufacturing is “disruptive technology.”

Topics: disruptive materials, innovation

Anniversary of innovation: Brewer Science celebrates 35 years

It started with a scientist in a block building located in rural Missouri, forging forward on a shoestring budget out of belief in one groundbreaking idea. Since then, Brewer Science has invented multiple products and processes that have furthered the microelectronics industry, created jobs, and generated economic value to the region, the state, and national economy. This fall, the privately held firm named for founder Dr. Terry Brewer celebrates 35 years in business.

Topics: technology advancement, innovation

Multi-layer: A better solution in manufacturing

When faced with a difficult problem, it’s hard to know which way to go.

Topics: spin-on carbon, planarized substrates, hardmask, multi-layer

A quick look under the hood of an autonomous car

Whatever your preconceived notion of autonomous cars are, companies like Tesla and Google are bringing autonomous cars out of the sci-fi world and into a new reality — and just in time.

Topics: sensors, autonomous car

Manufacturers: Come back, Rosie the Riveter!

Remember WWII’s Rosie the Riveter, the strong and capable figure symbolizing real-life women who took over factory work for men fighting overseas?

Topics: National Manufacturing Day, Manufacturing

Advanced Materials: Disrupting an Industry

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Topics: SMC, disruptive materials, Strategic Materials Conference, SEMI, advanced materials

Creative crosswind: Brewer Science likes link between science and art

What was founded in Berlin, performs all year across Europe, Japan and North America, and returns annually to entertain classical music aficionados in Missouri?

Topics: arts, pure enjoyment, STEAM

DSA: How far we've come and how much farther is left to go

To the average consumer, the path of new technology looks pretty linear. A cool new concept emerges, scientists figure out how to manufacture it, and pretty soon consumers can find it in a product.

Topics: EUV, Directed Self-Assembly, DSA, SEMICON Taiwan, Gartner Hype Scale

3 interesting places sensors are having an impact

Sensors have become so ubiquitous that we hardly notice them anymore. After all, everything we encounter that takes a charge or has an on/off switch has at least one sensor.

Topics: sensors, advanced technology