- Number 289 |
- June 22, 2009
Lab researcher pushes new microelectronics technology
Ushering in a novel method of microelectronic fabrication at Los Alamos National Laboratory is James Maxwell of Applied Electromagnetics. His technology, called Lasonix, is poised to revolutionize many facets of society, from household electronics to medical x-ray machines.
Lasonix enables the creation of three-dimensional electronic circuits, rather than circuit boards, and integrates a wide range of microelectronics through a single tool.
"It's the next wave of microelectronics miniaturization and integration and could generate an entirely new industry," said Maxwell, who holds a doctorate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute."Lasonix illustrates the ability of the Laboratory—specifically that of James and his team—to truly push the envelope of current manufacturing techniques. They've created a technology that someday could enhance the very way we live our everyday lives," said Glenn Mara, principal associate director for Weapons Programs.
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