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VOLUME -27 NUMBER 10
Publication Date: 10/1/2012
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Oct '12: Sandia Develops Lifelike Cost-Effective Robotic Hand

Albuquerque, NM — Sandia National Laboratories has developed a cost-effective robotic hand that can be used in disarming improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. The Sandia Hand addresses challenges that have prevented widespread adoption of other robotic hands, such as cost, durability, dexterity and modularity. "Current iterations of robotic hands can cost more than $250,000. We need the flexibility and capability of a robotic hand to save human lives, and it needs to be priced for wide distribution to troops," said Sandia senior manager Philip Heermann.
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Piezo Energy Harvesting Market to Reach $145 Million by 2018


Cambridge, UK — Piezoelectric energy harvesting is the process by which ambient mechanical energy such as stress, strain and vibration is converted into electricity by a piezoelectric material. Possible applications range widely to include harvesting energy from vibrations in vehicles to power ...Read More
Semicon Sales Up Slightly in US

Washington, DC — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, has announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $24.30 billion for the month of August 2012, a slight increase of 0.1 percent from the previous month when sales ...Read More
New Semi Fabs to Grow 17% in 2013

San Jose, CA — New fabs are growing at a fabulous pace according to a new update by SEMI to its World Fab Forecast database, which indicates that total fab spending for equipment needed to ramp fabs, upgrade technology nodes, and expand or change wafer size could increase 16.7 percent in 2013 to reach a new ...Read More


 
 
AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA Appoints Kurt Tolliver as Vice President of Sales
MONROVIA, CA – AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA INC., a leading manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micro machining equipment and systems, announces the appointment of Kurt A. Tolliver as Vice President, Sales. A 20-year veteran of AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA, Mr. Tolliver previously managed the company’s southern USA, Mexico, Central America, and European sales networks.    

SEMI-FlexTech Invites Proposals for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Advances
MILPITAS, CA – FlexTech, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner, is now soliciting proposals for projects that advance flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) for sensors, power and other key electronic components. SEMI-FlexTech plans to announce multiple awards to teams or organizations with research and development capability in the U.S.       
Northwire Certified to 2016 Revision of ISO13485 and 2015 Revision of ISO9001
OSCEOLA, WI – Northwire, Inc., (NWI), a leading technical cable design and manufacturer and subsidiary of The LEMO Group, receives certification for the latest 2016 revision of ISO13485 and the 2015 revision of ISO9001. These certifications are accredited by SQS, Swiss Association for Quality and Management in partnership with IQNet.      
Jeremy Zhou Appointed to China Regional Sales Manager for VJ Electronix, Inc.
CHELMSFORD, MA - VJ Electronix, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced X-ray inspection, component counting systems and PCB rework technologies, today announced that Jeremy Zhou was promoted to China Region Sales Manager. In this capacity, Zhou will be responsible for the company’s sales and technical support activity in China.       
 
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