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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


 
 
Plexus Announces Construction of a Second Manufacturing Facility in Guadalajara, Mexico

NEENAH, WI - Plexus (NASDAQ:PLXS), a global leader in providing design and development, manufacturing, supply chain and aftermarket services, today announced plans to construct a second manufacturing facility in Guadalajara, Mexico.  The 472,000 square foot leased building will be built for Plexus by Corporate Properties of America and will be strategically located near Plexus’ current site in the Guadalajara Technology Park.  Upon completion, the new facility will become a part of Plexus’ integrated global network. 


Techcon Releases TSR2000 Series Smart Dispensing Robots

Cypress, CA Techcon, a leader in precision fluid dispensing technologies, is pleased to introduce the TSR2000 Series Smart Dispensing Robots. The system is designed specifically for precise fluid dispensing applications and is compatible with all valve types and controllers. The user-friendly, smart PC-based software makes the robot easy to program and simple to operate. 


SEMI Reports 2017 Global Semiconductor Materials Sales of $46.9 Billion
MILPITAS, CA - SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain, today announced that in 2017 the global semiconductor materials market grew 9.6 percent while worldwide semiconductor revenues increased 21.6 percent from the prior year.     
iNEMI Co-Hosts Automotive Session at SMTA Europe’s Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference: 26 April 2018 / Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference (24-26 April), sponsored by SMTA Europe, tackles the challenges and best practices for building reliable electronic devices that will perform to design standards when used in harsh environments (elevated operating temperatures, high humidity, vibration and more).     
ALLLIED ELECTRONICS & AUTOMATION RECOGNIZED BY HONEYWELL FOR SALES EXCELLENCE

FORT WORTH, TX  – Allied Electronics & Automation has been recognized for its sales performance by Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions, winning the award for “Greatest % of POS growth for 2017.” The award was presented to Allied at the Honeywell SPS Growth event recently held in Dallas, Texas.   


 
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