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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


 
 
Libra Industries Dallas Renews Its Defense and Medical Certifications
MENTOR, OH - Libra Industries, a privately held electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, is pleased to announce that its Dallas facility has passed the recertification audits for its ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2012 certifications. With the recertification, Libra Industries – Dallas is equipped to serve the aviation, space and defense as well as medical device industries with a proven quality management system.
 

Miguel Arroyo Joins Vi TECHNOLOGY as Sales - Applications Engineer
Saint-Egrève, France - Vi TECHNOLOGY, a leading provider of inspection solutions for PCB assembly, is pleased to announce the appointment of Miguel Arroyo as its newest Sales – Applications Engineer. Based in the U.S., Arroyo is a professional engineer with diversified experience in advance electronic manufacturing, with extensive background in electronics manufacturing processes.

Arroyo started out in the industry at Intel in 1994. He joins the Vi TECHNOLOGY team with a great deal of experience from respected companies including Honeywell International and Sparton Electronics.


Murphy, Choh and Pilla Join ClassOne Technology's Board of Advisors
KALISPELL, MT - ClassOne Technology (www.classone.com), manufacturer of advanced wet processing equipment for ≤200mm substrates announced the formation of a Board of Advisors. This body will be made up of highly-regarded senior executives from the semiconductor industry who will provide their perspective and guidance to ClassOne as it navigates the expansion of its operations.
 

 
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