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We Specialize in Custom: Slicing, Cutting, Grinding, Lapping, Laser Micro-machining, and Bonding of Vitreous Materials. Magnetic Arts also carries a wide variety of magnets, magnetic materials, and magnetic parts. All of which can be custom machined to your specifications.



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International Technology Institute

P. O. Box 23166
San Diego, CA 92193-3166, USA



 November ,1999

Arthur J. Devine of Escondido received a Diploma certifying his inclusion into the select rank of Internationally Registered Technology Specialists, IRTS, at level 6(1R6). This certification recognizes PhD and ScD degree level accomplishments. His nomination was submitted by Ideas Unlimited, and the ceremony was held at their recent Thursday luncheon meeting, hosted at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.

Devine 66, earned this very high recognition in the international technical community because of his expertise in material science, notably vitreous and metallurgical bonding of magnetic ceramics.

As founder and president of Magnetic Arts Corp. thirty years ago, Devine pioneered recording head improvements, enabling the compact disc drives of today, "Thirty years ago they were the size of washing machines with only 1.6 megabyte storage. That's 10,000 times less than today", he related. In 1989 Devine's technologies for recording heads were acquired by Seagate.

Last year his company delivered a laser micromachining system for Hawaii's 8.1 meter Gemini Telescope, the worlds largest. The laser makes microscopic incisions in a mask allowing only the light from selected objects through the aperture whereby the resolution is improved nearly 3 times.

The Diploma was presented by Dr. I. S. Tuba, Executive Director of International Technology Institute, ITI, which acts as Secretariat for IRTS, as well as to several other significant international programs, including the Hall of Fame for Engineering, Science and Technology, HOFEST. You may request further details from

Regional co-ordinates for International Technology Institute:

P.O. Box 12761, La Jolla, CA, Ph: (858) 279-0483, Fax: (858) 279-0493

Ideas Unlimited is a weekly forum on current advances in science and technology.

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