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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.)



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$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." ...
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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.
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Micralyne and Microplex Partner to Deliver Metal "Through Silicon Via" Wafers
EDMONTON, ALBERTA - Micralyne Inc., a leading manufacturer of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) and a primary supplier of sensors, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Microplex in Placentia, California to develop and manufacture custom wafers with Metal Through Silicon Via's (TSV). The joint development of this technology leverages the specific expertise of each company to enable a truly flexible and cost effective Metal TSV solution for sensor and semiconductor applications.
 

NFI Corp. (Nameplates For Industry) Announces New Ownership; Hingham resident takes reins of global company
NEW BEDFORD, MA - NFI Corp. (Nameplates For Industry, www.nameplatesforindustry.com), the New Bedford-based global leader in high performing printed graphic solutions, recently announced that the firm has been acquired by Renaud Megard of Hingham, Mass., who now serves as the company’s president and CEO.

SEMI Europe Applauds New Semiconductor Manufacturing Investment
BERLIN, GERMANY - SEMI Europe today commended the announcement of a new electronics manufacturing facility in Dresden, Germany and the supporting public policy to reinvigorate regional innovation. SEMI Europe, the European regional office of the global industry association SEMI, engages SEMI members to advance the global electronics manufacturing supply chain.

 
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