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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

Indium Corporation’s Dr. Lasky to Teach Statistics, DOE, SPC at SMTA Ohio Valley Chapter Training
CLINTON, NY - Indium Corporation’s Dr. Ron Lasky, Senior Technologist, will deliver a special statistics training at the SMTA Ohio Valley’s Chapter meeting on April 19 at Corporate College, Warrenville Heights, Ohio. 
SEMICON West 2018 to Spotlight Smart Technologies, Workforce Development
MILPITAS, CA - SEMICON West, the flagship U.S. event for connecting the electronics manufacturing supply chain, has opened registration for the July 10-12, 2018, exposition at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. 
TTI Dedicates Andrews Distribution Center to Honor Founder and CEO, Paul Andrews
Bill Speer, left, TTI Facilities Director; Hobey Strawn, TTI Vice President Operations Americas; Don Akery, President, TTI Americas; Paul Andrews, TTI CEO; Mike Morton, TTI COO; Chris Goodman, TTI Sr. Vice President Finance and CEO 
Fort Worth, Texas – During a company kickoff event for employees attending the annual TTI sales leadership conference, a special dedication ceremony took place to unveil the name of TTI’s newly constructed distribution center. Named in honor of the company’s founder and CEO, Paul Andrews, the facility has been crowned the Andrews Distribution Center.

Avnet Adds Programmable Logic Alternative to 96Boards Community with New Ultra96 Development Board
PHOENIX, AZ – Avnet , a leading global technology distributor, today announced the new Ultra96™ development board. Avnet’s Ultra96 board adds a wide range of potential peripherals and programmable logic acceleration engines not previously available on the 96Boards platform. Avnet will be previewing and accepting pre-orders for the new board at the Linaro Connect Conference, March 19-23, Regal Airport Hotel in Hong Kong.

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