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From Germany’s Fraunhofer Center Nanoelectronic Technologies, with (love) and bubbles

Fraunhofer Center Nanoelectronic Technologies is establishing a partnership with Leipzig-based, bubbles and beyond according to the March 9, 2012 news item on Nanowerk,

bubbles & beyond, a technology company focusing on customized intelligent fluids®, and Fraunhofer Center Nanoelectronic Technologies (CNT), Dresden, today announced their collaboration to jointly develop novel cleaning solutions for the microelectronics industry.

During the two-year collaboration, bubbles & beyond and Fraunhofer Center Nanoelectronic Technologies will create novel decoating products for semiconductor applications with the goal to provide a more efficient, more cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to currently available surface treatments, which are primarily composed of aggressive chemicals. The novel cleaning approach is based on bubbles & beyond’s proprietary phase fluid technology (intelligent fluids®), which is already used successfully for other microelectronic applications. Fraunhofer CNT brings the necessary semiconductor expertise, the respective research know-how and comprehensive, highly precise measurement analysis to the project.

I find the name ‘bubbles and beyond’ quite delightful but after looking at their website, I have the disturbing impression they’re going to change it to something more ‘high tech’, more staid—Intelligent Fluids—if you go here, http://www.bubbles-beyond.com, that’s where you will be redirected. I’m tired of intelligence, please don’t take the bubbles away!

In honour of bubbles, here’s a video of the Mills Brothers and the Count Basie Band performing both ‘Tiny Bubbles’ (and the song, Release Me),

Happy weekend and may all your bubbles be tiny and in wine!