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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...


 
 
Nippon Pulse releases German-language catalog for stepper motor products
RADFORD, VA - Nippon Pulse is thrilled to be able to cater to German manufacturers with the creation of a new German-language catalog for our stepper motor products. Nippon Pulse hopes to better serve the European market with this new piece, by providing information in prospective customers’ native language.

Together with a technical translator and Nippon Pulse’s distributor for Germany – Dynetics GmbH – we have created this new catalog to showcase our rotary tin-can steppers, linear steppers, synchronous motors, and both rotary and linear hybrid steppers.

Horizon Sales Announces SMTA Meeting and Member Appreciation Golf Outing in Michigan
BRIGHTON, MI - Horizon Sales, a leading manufacturers’ representative corporation, specializing in the sales and marketing of premier electronics assembly equipment, is pleased to announce the MI SMTA Meeting and Member Appreciation Golf Outing. The outing is scheduled to take place Monday, September 12, 2016 at the Oak Pointe Country Club in Brighton, MI.

 
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