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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...


 
 
Marco Reyes Joins Dymax as Senior Regional Sales Manager- West
TORRINGTON, CT - Dymax Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Marco Reyes as the Senior Regional Sales Manager- West. While reporting to Mike Acker, Americas Sales Director, Marco will have the responsibility of providing key service in helping manufacturers in the western region solve their most complex application problems and reduce manufacturing costs.
 

Mycronic AB wins European Business Award s 2015/16 in the category Import/Export
TABY, SWEDEN - After a 15-month long competition period, Mycronic AB (publ) has taken first place in the Import/Export category in this year’s European Business Awards (EBA), one of Europe’s largest business competitions.

This year’s competition involved more than 32,000 companies from 33 countries. Mycronic participated in an exclusive prize ceremony on Friday, 17 June in Milano.
 

Signals Research Group Partners with Rohde & Schwarz to Conduct Performance Study on 5G Power Amplifiers
COLUMBIA, MD - 5G mobile phone systems will be pushing the boundaries of modern communication systems. Power amplifiers, which are a key building block of transmitter design, will be required to do more in 5G applications. This includes better performance, cleaner signals and operating at higher frequencies in order to deliver the proposed data rates and throughputs of 5G.

 
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