2010年3月29日 星期一

holed, medium, accurate to inaccurate fire , Heito Airdrome

當飛行員把臺灣人類比成貓時,卻有臺灣的目擊者指出「飛機駛員看呆了,飛機掉進下淡水溪 去了」。真的有這一回事嗎?我們查閱當天的任務報告,發現美軍的損傷紀錄為:「在屏東機場與淡水溪之間的三個位置遭受中度砲火,一位無線電操作員受輕傷, 兩架飛機穿孔」(One radio operator was injured slightly and two airplanes were holed by the moderate, medium, accurate to inaccurate fire received from three positions between Heito Airdrome and Tansui River.) 但是,並沒有任何飛機墜毀。如此看來,「飛機掉進下淡水溪」的說法應該是訛傳。

http://richter.pixnet.net/blog/post/25834846



The Michael Lewis Taiwan Image Collection : Search Results

9. [lw0289] SAVAGES' HOUSES OF HEITO, TAIWAN, (台湾)屏東番屋

air·drome (âr'drōm') pronunciation
n.
  1. An airport.
  2. A military air base.
hole

n.
  1. A hollowed place in something solid; a cavity or pit: dug a hole in the ground with a shovel.
    1. An opening or perforation: a hole in the clouds; had a hole in the elbow of my sweater.
    2. Sports. An opening in a defensive formation, such as the area of a baseball infield between two adjacent fielders.
    3. A fault or flaw: There are holes in your argument.
  2. A deep place in a body of water.
  3. An animal's hollowed-out habitation, such as a burrow.
  4. An ugly, squalid, or depressing dwelling.
  5. A deep or isolated place of confinement; a dungeon.
  6. An awkward situation; a predicament.
  7. Sports.
    1. The small pit lined with a cup into which a golf ball must be hit.
    2. One of the divisions of a golf course, from tee to cup.
  8. Physics. A vacant position in a crystal left by the absence of an electron, especially a position in a semiconductor that acts as a carrier of positive electric charge. Also called electron hole.

v., holed, hol·ing, holes. v.tr.
  1. To put a hole in.
  2. To put or propel into a hole.
v.intr.
To make a hole in something.

phrasal verbs:
hole out Sports.
  1. To hit a golf ball into the hole.
hole up
  1. To hibernate in or as if in a hole.
  2. Informal. To take refuge in or as if in a hideout.
idiom:
in the hole
  1. Having a score below zero.
  2. In debt.
  3. At a disadvantage.
[Middle English, from Old English hol.]

do a number on, get (or have) (someone's) number





Cold Does A Number On More Area Pipes
A boil-water order that followed a series of water main breaks was lifted yesterday for about 90,000 homes and businesses in Prince George' s County, even as freezing temperatures caused dozens of other pipes across the region to rupture or leak.
(By Lisa Rein and Tom Jackman, The Washington Post)

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do a number on sb US SLANG
to hurt, defeat or embarrass someone:
She really did a number on her old boyfriend, making him beg her to come back and then turning him down.

idioms:

by the numbers

  1. In unison as numbers are called out by a leader: performing calisthenics by the numbers.
  2. In a strict, step-by-step or mechanical way.
do a number on Slang.
  1. To defeat, abuse, or humiliate in a calculated and thorough way.
get (or have) (someone's) number
  1. To determine or know someone's real character or motives.
without (or beyond) number
  1. Too many to be counted; countless: mosquitoes without number.

[Middle English nombre, from Old French, from Latin numerus.]

numberer num'ber·er n.

USAGE NOTE As a collective noun number may take either a singular or a plural verb. It takes a singular verb when it is preceded by the definite article the: The number of skilled workers is small. It takes a plural verb when preceded by the indefinite article a: A number of the workers are unskilled.

2010年3月28日 星期日

Earth Hour, There's no cure for that.

Spotlight:

Sydney's Skyline Darkens  for Earth Hour 2009
Sydney's Skyline Darkens
for Earth Hour 2009
Will turning off our lights for Earth Hour really make a big difference to the world's energy supply? Maybe not if you're the only one who does it, but imagine if everyone switched off the lights for an hour. Earth Hour is more about awareness than actual energy conservation. It began in Australia in 2007, when — under the sponsorship of World Wildlife Fund Australia — more than two million Sydneysiders turned off their lights to send the message that they were concerned about climate change. The idea spread rapidly; it's become an annual event, held on the last Saturday in March. This year, the hope is that one billion people in 4,000 cities worldwide will participate in the cause. Global landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Golden Gate Bridge, London Eye, Empire State Building and the Bosphorus Bridge will go dark. Anyone can participate. Just turn off your lights tonight between 8:30 and 9:30 PM local time to make a statement about energy conservation.

Quote:

"You're on earth. There's no cure for that."Samuel Beckett, Endgame

2010年3月27日 星期六

wafer thin, wafer bump, substrate

Allawi’s Victory in Iraq Election Sets Up Period of Uncertainty
By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS and ROD NORDLAND
A secular coalition led by Ayad Allawi, a former prime minister, won a wafer-thin victory, but challenges to the outcome could threaten plans to withdraw American troops.



Sharp to Increase LCD Panel Production on Higher Demand
PC World - USA2 factory in western Japan from 90000 glass substrates per month to 100000 substrates after August. Each substrate measures 2.16 meters by 2.46 meters and ...




wafer
n.
  1. A small thin crisp cake, biscuit, or candy.
  2. Ecclesiastical. A small thin disk of unleavened bread used in the Eucharist.
  3. Pharmacology. A flat tablet of rice paper or dried flour paste encasing a powdered drug.
  4. A small disk of adhesive material used as a seal for papers.
  5. Electronics. A small thin circular slice of a semiconducting material, such as pure silicon, on which an integrated circuit can be formed.
tr.v., -fered, -fer·ing, -fers.
  1. To seal or fasten together with a disk of adhesive material.
  2. Pharmacology. To prepare in the form of wafers.
  3. Electronics. To divide into wafers.
[Middle English wafre, from Anglo-Norman, variant of Old North French waufre, of Germanic origin.]

Wafer Bump
An alternate interconnect technology to wire-bonding which allows the die to be connected to the other die on a substrate. Some of the different materials being used for the interconnect technology are Gold, Solder (Lead-free) and Copper.
京瓷將從2007年10月起開始工序減至原來的1/2、設備成本降至原來1/10的晶圓凸點(Wafer Bump)形成業務。通過利用在製造熱轉印列印頭過程中累積起來的非電解電鍍技術和高精度絲網印刷技術,降低了成本。

  一般來說,在晶圓上形成凸點,需要在焊盤上局部形成阻隔膜和焊錫膜。原來使用電解電鍍的方法時,要想僅在焊盤上形成,還需要抗蝕工序。而此次不同,利用能夠對金屬露出部分進行選擇性成膜的非電解電鍍形成阻隔膜後,再通過絲網印刷形成焊錫膜,因而無需進行抗蝕處理。

   凸點高50μm,凸點間距最小為120μm。晶圓直徑支援125mm、150mm及200mm三種。由鹿兒島隼人工廠承擔該業務,目標是首年度實現5 億日元的銷售額。此次的晶圓凸點形成技術自02年開始一直應用於京瓷產品。詳細內容將在07年9月12~14日于東京有明國際會展中心舉辦的“第9屆自動 識別展”上公佈。(記者:木村 雅秀)

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京セラ,工程1/2,設備コスト1/10のウエハー·バンプ形成事業を開始


substrate

━━ n. 【生化】基質 ((酵素によって作用を受ける物質)); 【生物】培養基, 培地; 【コンピュータ】ICチップの下層.


Wafer Bumping by Electroplating

CuSn-solder bumping on a 6“-silicon-productwafer (ICODE)
CuSn-solder bumping on a 6“-silicon-productwafer (ICODE)


Bumping

Solder bumps for flip chip assembly are deposited be electroplating on the I/O pads of the chips.

The basic process steps of wafer bumping are sputtering of a seed layer (UBM), photolithography, electroplating of bump metal, etching of seedlayer and reflow.

Bumpstructures of Au, Cu, Ni, SnAg, SnCu, SnAu, PbSn with a dimension of min. 20 µm and with a pitch of 40 µm can be realized by electroplating and height variation of less then <>

2010年3月26日 星期五

shoot his numbers, a hot number, hot stuff

a hot number

hot number

Also, hot stuff. Someone or something that is currently popular or fashionable; also, someone or something unconventional or daring. For example, That new song is going to be a hot number, or He really thinks he's hot stuff. These slangy expressions use hot in the sense of "recent" or "fresh," a usage dating from the 1300s, although hot stuff dates from the 1700s and hot number from about 1900.

num・ber


━━ n. 数; 総数 ((of)); 数字; 数詞; 番号, ナンバー, 第(何)号, (雑誌の)号 (the August ~ 8月号); 曲目; (演芸などの)出し物; 番組(のひとつ); ((集合的)) 連中, 仲間; 【文法】数 ((単・複の)); (pl.) 算数; (pl.) 多数; (pl.) 数の優勢; (pl.) 詩 (verse); 【楽】(pl.) リズム, 拍子; 〔話〕 品物, (商品としての)衣服; 〔俗〕 女の子; 〔話〕 (特に選ばれた)人, 物 (This is our most popular ~. この品が当店では一番よく出ます); 【旧約】(Numbers) ((単数扱い)) 民数記; (the ~s) 数当て賭博.


Berkeley’s scope is still astounding. He wasn’t the first to shoot his numbers from above, but his agile camera changed the way dance and musicals were filmed. In his work the power is not rooted in the individual dancer, but in the majestic force of the group.
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verb [I or T] shot, shot
to use a camera to record a film or take a photograph:
We shot four reels of film in Egypt.
The film was shot on location in Southern India.

shoot PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Hide phonetics
noun [C usually singular]
when photographers take a series of photographs, usually of the same person or people in the same place:
We did a fashion shoot on the beach, with the girls modelling swimwear.

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noun [C]
1 a photograph:
I got/took some really good shots of the harbour at sunset.

2 a short piece in a film in which there is a single action or a short series of actions

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number (PARTICULAR THING) PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Phonetic PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Hide phonetics
noun
1 [C] a particular example of something

2 [C] a particular copy of a magazine:
Have you got last week's number of the New Yorker?
He's got all the back numbers of the magazine.

3 [C] INFORMAL a piece of clothing, especially a dress, that you admire:
She was wearing a stylish Dior number.

4 [C] US SLANG a person with a particular characteristic:
He's a real sexy number, don't you think?

5 [C] a short tune or song:
Sing one of those romantic numbers.

6 [C usually singular] MAINLY US SLANG something that is often said:
He tried the usual/that old number about how his wife didn't understand him.