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strain a point

To expand something beyond its normal limits or interpretation; to treat something flexibly. The principal will strain a point for any student she actually likes, but me? I get detention whenever I do the slightest thing wrong!
See also: point, strain

strain at the leash

To try to take action, especially when faced with obstacles. The phrase alludes to a dog pulling at its leash because it wants to walk at a different pace or in a different direction than its owner. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Ever since she got her driver's license, my daughter has been straining at the leash for more freedom.
See also: leash, strain

strain every nerve

To make a lot effort to do something. I strained every nerve to reach that book on the top shelf, and I still couldn't get it.
See also: every, nerve, strain

strain at the leash

 
1. Lit. [for a dog] to pull very hard on its leash. It's hard to walk Fido, because he is always straining at the leash. I wish that this dog would not strain at the leash. It's very hard on me.
2. Fig. [for a person] to want to move ahead with things, aggressively and independently. She wants to fix things right away. She is straining at the leash to get started. Paul is straining at the leash to get on the job.
See also: leash, strain

strain every nerve

To make every effort.
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IBM will present details of the innovative techniques in two papers, titled "Fabrication and Mobility Characteristics of Ultra-thin Strained Si Directly on Insulator (SSDOI) MOSFETs" and "High Performance CMOS Fabricated on Hybrid Substrate with Different Crystal Orientations" at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) held in Washington, D.
Initial applications for strained SOI from Freescale may include power-sensitive and high-performance products such as advanced networking equipment and gaming consoles.
The first paper outlines the successful implementation of strained silicon with current standard semiconductor processes, with minimal impact on existing manufacturing lines.
com) leads the semiconductor industry in developing and licensing intellectual property critical to the technology for manufacturing strained silicon and other advanced semiconductor materials and semiconductor devices.
Accordingly, as reported at the December 2004 International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco, strained silicon is one of the most promising advanced technologies for the semiconductor chip industry's next three device generations.
We expect to see many different types of high-performance devices profiting from the higher speed and lower power consumption of strained silicon.
Press commentary at the time of ISSCC indicated that IBM may be using a technique they called Strained Silicon Directly on Insulator (SSDOI), in which a Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) layer is used to strain the SOI layer, and then removed, leaving a strained silicon layer on the buried oxide.
Marko Maschek, partner of 3i, who will join AmberWave's Board of Directors noted, "Semiconductor manufacturers continue to look to new ways to enhance device performance and strained silicon is one of the industry's most promising technologies.
At a time when integrated device manufacturers are looking for new approaches to deliver higher-performance products at reduced costs, our technology offers high-volume wafer suppliers the quickest path to production of the highest quality strained silicon wafers.
AmberWave is delivering on its promise to offer semiconductor manufacturers the easiest and fastest way to implement strained silicon," said Richie Faubert, president and CEO, AmberWave Systems.
Strained silicon clearly is recognized as one of the most promising substrate technologies with benefits that will impact device performance and the future of semiconductor manufacturing.
UMC (NYSE:UMC), a world leading semiconductor foundry, today introduced its strained silicon technology using wafers built on AmberWave's substrate technology.
As strained silicon technology moves out of R&D and into commercial application, AmberWave is making it faster and easier for semiconductor companies worldwide to reap the performance and power consumption benefits of strained silicon.
AmberWave Systems, the complete commercial source for implementing market-ready strained silicon technologies, today announced that Mitch Tyson, former CEO of PRI Automation, has joined its Board of Directors.
AmberWave Systems, the complete commercial source for implementing market-ready strained silicon technologies, today announced it has formed a strategic alliance with Mitsubishi Corporation to introduce strained silicon to Japanese semiconductor manufacturers.