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1. Showa Denko (Major chemical company in Japan) 9/22
The company has expanded its manufacturing capacity of SiC epitaxial wafers to 1,000 150 mm wafers per month for increasing power semiconductor demand.

2. Dow Corning Toray (Major silicone resin supplier in Japan) 9/25
The supplier has commercialized two new high-reliability silicone resins for the encapsulation of next-generation LED devices.

3. Murata (Major component supplier in Japan) 9/25
The supplier has developed cheerleading robots. Several 36cm-high robots balance on balls keeping a distance among them.

4. Tokyo University (Japan) 9/26
The university has developed a new temperature-bonding technology for use with OLEC and flexible circuits. It can be easily removed after firing.

5. AIST (R&D organization in Japan) 9/29
The organization has developed a new vapor phase synthesizing process for diamond wafer minimizing defects.

6. Toshiba (Major electric & electronics company in Japan) 9/30
The company has begun the volume operation of Clean Room Farm Yokosuka, modified from an electronics plant. It produces over three million vegetables a year.

7. Teijin (Major organic material supplier in Japan) 9/30
The supplier has developed a new silicon ink paste, “NanoGram Silicon Paste,” for local back surface, field-type photovoltaic cell devices.

8. Tanaka Holdings (Major specialty metal supplier in Japan) 9/30
The supplier has co-developed a new charcoal filter, “ACF401,” for the recycling of palladium catalyst waste with Kuraray.

9. Mitsui Chemical (Major chemical company in Japan) 10/1
The company's hybrid power generation plant in Aichi Prefecture has begun the manufacture of solar power (50MW) and wind power (6MW).

10. Marubun (Major trading company of electronic products in Japan) 10/1
The company has begun to import flexible color electronic paper displays from E Ink in Taiwan.

11. Sharp (Major electronics company in Japan) 10/2
The company has unveiled three new high-definition LCD TVs with an equivalent resolution and brightness to 4k TVs.

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