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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


 
 
Alpha Shares Process Expertise on SMT & Wave Soldering by Hosting Technical Seminars for Top EMS Companies in India
SOMERSET, NJ - Alpha Assembly Solutions, a leading global supplier of innovative electronic assembly materials, is hosting workshop and knowledge sharing events in both Northern and Southern India to focus on guidelines and best practices to optimize your SMT assembly process.
Conveyor Technologies Inc Merge with Alotech
SANFORD, NC - Conveyor Technologies of Sanford, NC Inc.is pleased to announce that we have entered into a definitive merger agreement with Alotech Inc, a leading provider of custom automation assembly manufacturing and machine fabrication services.

The merger with Alotech Inc, Goldston, NC further strengthens our position in the electronics assembly equipment market.
 

KYZEN Climbs to New Heights
On November 2, 2017, KYZEN Employee TC Loy finally began his long-awaited quest to climb Mount Everest. After two years of preparation and delays due to Mother Nature, TC and a group of friends set out for Lukla, located in Northeastern Nepal, where locals welcomed them to the Himalayas (near Mount Everest) to begin their journey. 
Nano Global, Arm Collaborate on Artificial Intelligence Chip to Drive Health Revolution by Capturing and Analyzing Molecular Data in Real Time
AUSTIN, TX - Nano Global, an Austin-based molecular data company, today announced that it is developing a chip using intellectual property (IP) from Arm, the world’s leading semiconductor IP company. The technology will help redefine how global health challenges - from superbugs to infectious diseases, and cancer are conquered.
ClassOne Slashes Via Liner Plating Costs for Compound Semi
KALISPELL, MT - ClassOne Technology (classone.com), manufacturer of Solstice® plating systems for ≤200mm wafers, announced a new plating technique that provides significant cost reductions for compound semiconductor manufacturers who use gold plated vias.

"We have compound semiconductor customers that use gold for via liners who are switching to copper to save money," said Kevin Witt, President of ClassOne Technology.

 
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