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VOLUME -28 NUMBER 2
Publication Date: 2/1/2013
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Traceability: All-Important for OEMs


Traceability should be required when an OEM chooses an EMS provider. Without traceability, there is no real way to perform a thorough defect analysis. In some instances a defect may appear to be an assembly issue, but once a date/lot code comparison across all affected serial numbers ...

Training Comes first at STI


Is it a contract manufacturer? Is it a school and certification facility? Is it a distributor? The answer is "Yes" to all three questions for Madison, Alabama-based STI Electronics, Inc., a family-owned company that started out as a training and consulting firm. Founded by Jim D. Raby ...

Newly Discovered Quantum Spin Liquid

Magnetic effects within Herbertsmithite crystals, where green regions represent higher scattering of neutrons from NIST's Multi-Angle Crystal Spectrometer (MACS). Scans of typical highly-ordered magnetic materials show only isolated spots of green, while disordered materials show uniform color over the entire sample. The in-between nature of this data shows some order within the disorder, implying the unusual magnetic effects within a spin liquid. Credit: NIST.

Gaithersburg, MD — A research team including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has confirmed long-standing suspicions among physicists that electrons in a crystalline structure called a kagome (kah-go-may) lattice can form a "spin liquid," a novel quantum state of matter in which the electrons' magnetic orientation remains in a constant state of change. (T.H. Han, J.S. Helton, S. Chu, D.G. Nocera, J.A. Rodriguez-Rivera, C. Broholm and Y.S. Lee. "Fractionalized excitations in the spin liquid state of a kagome lattice antiferromagnet"; Nature, 492, Dec. 20, 2012, doi: 10.1038/nature11659.)



$6.1 Billion Electrical Storage for Smart Grids

Glen Allen, VA — The grid-storage market will reach $6.1 billion (USD) by 2018 making energy storage one of the fastest growing opportunities in the smart grid industry, according to Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets' newly published report titled, "Batteries and Supercapacitors for the Smart Grid-2013." ...

Nectar: Fuel Cell in Your Pocket

Las Vegas, NV — Want to buy a fuel cell online? They're available now (or will be soon) from Brookstone's web site, and while it won't power your whole house, it will be available as an emergency charging source for your power-hungry mobile devices.


 
 
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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