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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


 
 
NXP Announces Production of Security Chips in its US Manufacturing Facilities
AUSTIN, TX; CHANDLER, AZ - NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced a $22 million dollar program that expands its operations in the United States, enabling the Company’s US facilities to manufacture security chips for government applications that can support critical US national and homeland security programs.
 

SMTA International Technical Program Expands, Includes Research from HDPUG and AREA Consortium
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SMTA announces an expanded program for the final day of the SMTA International Conference, September 17 - 21, 2017 in Rosemont, Illinois. In addition to the Lead-Free Symposium, the technical committee expanded the Thursday program to four concurrent tracks.
 

FOBA showcasing at the Fakuma – Laser marking on plastics
SELMSDORF - At the Fakuma, the international exhibition for plastics processing in Friedrichshafen/Germany (October 17-21, 2017), FOBA will be showcasing special marking solutions for different plastics. As an internationally leading manufacturer of laser marking systems, FOBA will be presenting product news about the M3000-UV for sensitive plastics and new marking solutions especially made for day-night-design.
 

Lansdale Semi Reintroduces Freescale PLL Line

Phoenix, AZ – Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. president, R. Dale Lillard, announced today the continued availability of the ML145170 PLL Frequency Synthesizer circuit with Serial Interface.  Originally designed and built by Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.   Lansdale has single-source rights to both globally market and continue to manufacture Motorola’s line of PLL (Phase Lock Loop) Circuits.  The ML145170 is a single-chip synthesizer capable of direct usage in the MF (Medium Frequency), HF (High Frequency) and VHF (Very High Frequency) bands designed for equipment.  


Digicom Electronics Receives AS9100:2016 (RevD) Aerospace and ISO 9001:2015 Certifications
Oakland, CA - Digicom Electronics, Inc., a technology and quality driven Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) company based in Oakland, CA, announces it has been certified by Intertek for AS9100:2016 (RevD) and ISO 9001:2015. AS9100:2016 (RevD) is the standard for organizations that design and manufacture products for the aerospace industry, including parts, components and assemblies. Prepared by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), with representatives from aviation, space, and defense companies in the Americas, Asia/Pacific and Europe, AS9100:2016 (RevD) standardizes quality management system requirements.

 
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