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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


 
 
What's New in Electronics Live running from 9th - 10th May at The NEC Birmingham.

If you are in the electronics industry make sure you attend this event.  Open from 9.30 – 5pm on Tuesday 9th and 9.30 – 4pm on Wednesday 10th you can register for speedy entry here – www.wnie.co.uk/live/register

Visiting What’s New in Electronics Live you can see over one hundred companies and brands showcasing all aspects and processes of the electronics manufacturing industry plus 2 full days of free technical content.  

The event runs in Hall 8 of The NEC from 9th – 10th May and is free to attend plus visitors will receive free parking and free wifi throughout the whole venue.

Here are some of the key highlights you can look forward to:


Learn about PDR’s Rapid Dual Thermal Defect Detection & Component / Solder-Joint Validation at SMTA Wisconsin

Shingle Springs, CA  — PDR, a leader in IR rework, test and inspection, announced that Horizon Sales will discuss its new PDR IR-TS Series of micro-focused HALT/HASS thermal test systems at the SMTA Wisconsin Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Milwaukee Airport Crowne Plaza in WI. Horizon Sales is PDR’s exclusive representative in the Midwestern U.S.


Ventec International Appoints Kyle Pattie as Account Manager, Eastern USA
Amesbury,MA -  Ventec International Group, a world leader in the production of polyimide & high reliability epoxy laminates and prepregs has announced the appointment of Kyle Pattie as Account Manager for the US Eastern region, selling and supporting all product lines to help the company further develop its presence in the region.
 
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