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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


 
 
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