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Vol. 55, Special Issue        February 2003
[Sandia National Laboratories]

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-0165    ||   Livermore, California 94550-0969
Tonopah, Nevada; Nevada Test Site; Amarillo, Texas

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Technology partnerships

The Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Resource Development Center (EUVL RDC) is now fully "open for business" as a DOE Technology Deployment Center/User Facility. The Engineering Test Stand is the heart of the RDC; it is the world's only full-field scanning EUVL system, capable of printing 70-nm features over full 24x32 mm fields. Additional RDC capabilities include the Microstepper Laboratory, the Laser-Produced-Plasma Source Development Laboratory, and the Contamination Control Laboratory. Key customers of the RDC include semiconductor manufacturers, International SEMATECH, and semiconductor equipment manufacturers. (8700, 2300) John Goldsmith, jgold@sandia.gov

A new 5-year umbrella CRADA allows Sandia and a major industry partner to easily establish new collaborative projects to advance computer simulation tools and validation techniques for complex engineered systems. Based on a shared interest in computational mechanics, these projects are improving Sandia's code verification and model validation metrics that have direct application to nuclear weapons programs. The industry partner gains advanced technology tools for developing safer and better products faster and more efficiently. This CRADA is the seventh between Sandia and the partner since 1992. (9000,1300). John Kelly, jekelly@sandia.gov

The Shared Vision program formed by Sandia and Lockheed Martin Corporation in 1999 has continued to grow -- doubling in size in CY02. This highly successful collaboration is applying technologies and systems developed by both organizations to the challenging defense and security threats of our changing world. Technologies with applications for both government and industry have included microelectronics and photonics, sensors, robotics, situation and decision support modeling, cognition, and logistics. (1300, many others) John Kelly, jekelly@sandia.gov

The New Mexico Consortium for Bioresearch -- recently formed by Sandia, the NM Department of Health, and UNM -- unites New Mexico's unique multidisciplinary bioscience resources and talents to help create a healthier and safer world. In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Sandia technologies helped decontaminate US mail and buildings; UNM's Disaster Medical Assistance Team spent a week treating victims on-site at the World Trade Center; and the NM Department of Health tested suspicious packages and provided public information during local anthrax scares. (1100, 1300) John Kelly, jekelly@sandia.gov

The MTR8500 is the first commercial fiber optic transponder to use 12-channel, 1.25 gigabit per second transceivers coupled to 12-channel fiber ribbon cable for short haul applications. This parallel channel approach, enabled by microsystems inventions in optical transceivers, flexible circuit boards, optical power control, optoelectronic housing and mounting, and optical coupling, has resulted in a transponder that can be manufactured for one-tenth the cost of other products. The project, an R&D 100 winner funded by EMCORE Corporation, also impacts Nonproliferation & Materials Control needs. (1700, 1800, 2300, 2500, 2600, 5700, 14100) David Peterson, petersdw@sandia.gov

The MESA Institute fosters relationships with US universities and professors that (1) leverage on-going Sandia microsystems work; (2) provide new opportunities to US students and professors; and (3) creates a pipeline of highly trained, potential new-hires for Sandia. Over two years the MESA Institute has sponsored 34 MESA Fellows from 22 universities, to work on-site at Sandia in 16 Sandia departments. Three of the four graduates have accepted job offers from Sandia. The MESA Institute is sponsored by the Microsystems Engineering Program and DOE's University Program. (1900) Regan Stinnett, rwstinn@sandia.gov

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