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Bottleneck

In project management and other fields, a situation in which output is limited by the lowest capacity system in the project. For example, the output of book publishing is limited by how quickly writers write, regardless of how quickly books can be edited and printed. Bottlenecks have a wide variety of applications in business, technology and elsewhere.

bottleneck

a hold-up in some part of a PRODUCTION LINE which disrupts the smooth flow of work. See PRODUCTION-LINE BALANCING, OPTIMISED PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY.
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These novel tips will allow for characterizing three dimensional high-aspect ratio and sidewall structures of critical dimensions such as nano-optical photonic components and semiconductor architectures which is a bottle-neck in reaching more efficient manufacturing techniques.
County council leader Ian Bottrill (Lab, Bedworth Mount Pleasant), who lives on the town's Burnside estate, said: "As someone who lives on the estate myself, I am well aware the junctions from Ambleside Road and Newdigate Road are a bottle-neck and dangerous.
The launch of AKTAxpress means that purifying tagged proteins will no longer be a bottle-neck in a researcher's workflow," says Allan Simpson, vice president, research and analysis marketing, at Amersham Biosciences.
Keeping verification on schedule is the number one bottle-neck for chip designers," commented Graham Bell, Director of Marketing at Averant.
Xpedio eliminates the Web master bottle-neck by enabling everyone across the enterprise to easily contribute, manage and automatically publish content from their desktops, delivering dynamic, personalized and accurate information to other employees, customers and partners.
Yu Deng, the President of Bluepoint, said: "The lack of reliable technical support and the lack of high quality Linux solutions that meet the need of the Chinese market have been a bottle-neck in the Linux development in China.
This achievement marks the transition of ADSL technology from single vendor limitations to widespread interoperability; removing the principal bottle-neck to the mass deployment of broadband services for residential and business consumers.
The secretary discussed the removal of bottle-necks to encourage