Applications of diamond crystal ATR FTIR spectroscopy to the characterization of ambers.
Burmese amber or Burmite has been commercially exploited for at least two millennia, mainly by the Chinese (Grimaldi, 1996).
Speaking to The Daily Star as he went through the amber stones at his offices at the Lebanese University on the outskirts of Beirut, Azar says ambers are a "national treasure" for Lebanon.
The majority of ambers in the world are of marine type, but ambers we find in Lebanon are continental and that is what makes them unique," the 42-year-old Azar says.
Ambers from this region are prized for their clarity and size.
Lebanese ambers are among the oldest ambers that contain inclusions of large organisms, such as insects.
When certain tree resins congeal, they slowly polymerize into a stiffened substance called copal and, if kept from air, will harden finally into the rocklike gem known as amber.
But Dominican amber is noted for inclusions of another sort.
As a result of the acquisition, which occurred on February 29, 1996, Amber Wave, based in Acton, MA, became a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.
As a price/performance leader in the low-end workgroup switch business, Amber Wave gives us a total solution for our corporate clients," said Ross Manire, U.
Amber Wave's goal in creating AmberSwitch was to bring a sophisticated, high-end switch architecture to the workgroup market -- at a fraction of the cost of other switches -- while offering fast, easy installation.
Along with its groundbreaking SoftSwitch design, Amber Wave also claims the industry's first Adaptive Cut-Through technology, which automatically combines the benefits of low-latency cut-through with the packet reliability of store-and-forward.
Jerry Christopher has a proven record of success in taking young, high-tech companies to the next level of operations by building a solid management infrastructure," said Curtis Gridley, chairman and co-founder of Amber Wave Systems.
And third, Amber Wave has developed its product specifically for the workgroup computing market, which requires a combination of low cost, plug-and-play operation and high performance that is not adequately addressed by other vendors.
The key for users is that Amber
Wave is delivering high performance switching in an easy-to-install package at a low price.