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  • 6/17/03 11:15 am CDT
    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MetPak HSHM (High Speed Hard Metric) five-row backplane connectors from 3M are the high-speed solution for designs with challenging electrical performance and space requirements in the telecom/datacom, enterprise computing, and automated test equipment industries. They are based on the industry standard 2-mm hard metric connector and are sized in accordance with the IEC-61076-4-101 connector standard. Because MetPak HSHM connectors come in IECmore...
  • 6/13/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The home improvement season is under way and do-it-yourselfers nationwide are looking for ways to make fix-ups easy and hassle free. That's why 3M SandBlaster sanding sponge created a free tips booklet, entitled Tips to Relieve Home Improvement Headaches. Full of sanding, painting and caulking tips gathered from do-it-yourselfers across the country, this booklet gives easy-to-follow advice for overcoming common home improvementmore...
  • 6/11/03 8:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“ Aldara cream will represent an important new option for dermatologists and other physicians who are treating patients with this common form of non-melanoma skin cancer” 3M announced today that the company has submitted a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market Aldara (imiquimod) Cream, 5%, an immune response modifier (IRM), for the treatment of superficial basal cell carcinoma (more...
  • 6/5/03 8:58 am CDT
    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A paper on the electrical performance and reliability advantages of using ultrathin (less than 25 microns) power-ground cores for distributed embedded capacitance will be presented at the IPC International Conference on Embedded Passives by Joel Peiffer, engineering specialist, 3M Organic Materials Technology Center. "Ultra-Thin, Loaded Epoxy Materials for Use as Embedded Capacitor Layers" will be presented Wednesday, June 11. Testmore...
  • 6/3/03 11:36 am CDT
    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic circuit and packaging designers can get up close and personal with 3M flexible circuits, thanks to a new feature on 3M's Web site at www.3M.com/circuitdemo. The company has produced one- and two-metal layer sample circuits to demonstrate 3M's advanced design and manufacturing capabilities in such areas as wiring density, controlled impedance, front and back access, lead termination options, dielectric patterning and lead suspensionmore...
  • 6/2/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Paul Baude and his development team in 3M's Electronics and Inorganics Technology Center are moving contrary to conventional wisdom in the electronics industry, which defines state of the art as ever-faster and smaller silicon chips. The 3M team has chosen to pursue a course where advantages accrue by replacing silicon with organic semiconductors to produce transistor circuits that may be larger and slower, but may ultimatelymore...
  • 6/2/03 2:00 am CDT
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--"Millions of Americans are breathing unhealthy amounts of ozone, dust, pollen and other harmful irritants and allergens, especially during the summer months," said Neil Schachter, M.D., professor of pulmonary medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, author of "Life and Breath," and past president of the American Lung Association of the City of New York. "It's important for the American public to take active measures to help clean themore...
  • 5/30/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M demonstrates the latest advancement in audio/visual technology for professional rear-screen projection with its new Vikuiti screen that manages both light and sound through built-in speaker technology. The new Vikuiti XRVS-120 eXtended Resolution Video Screen with Sound Enhancement delivers evenly dispersed sound directly from the screen through a patented technology called SoundVu from NXT, which causes the display panel to vibratemore...
  • 5/20/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Whether your family is hitting the hiking trail, barbecuing in the backyard or camping out in the great outdoors, you'll want to protect against insect bites. Not only will your outdoor experiences be more pleasant without itchy red welts on the arms and legs, but it's also important to protect against possible insect-borne illnesses, such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease. Therefore, as the weather gets warmer and you head outdoors, make suremore...
  • 5/19/03 8:29 am CDT
    METHUEN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M has terminated a previously announced agreement between 3M Touch Systems Inc. and Zytronic PLC to distribute worldwide a private-label version of projected capacitive touch screens produced by Zytronic. The agreement was terminated on April 4 and contains confidentiality provisions that preclude disclosing details of the termination. About 3M Touch Systems Inc. 3M Touch Systems Inc., a subsidiary of 3M, operates globally andmore...