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VOLUME -28 NUMBER 2
Publication Date: 2/1/2013
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Traceability: All-Important for OEMs


Traceability should be required when an OEM chooses an EMS provider. Without traceability, there is no real way to perform a thorough defect analysis. In some instances a defect may appear to be an assembly issue, but once a date/lot code comparison across all affected serial numbers ...

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Training Comes first at STI


Is it a contract manufacturer? Is it a school and certification facility? Is it a distributor? The answer is "Yes" to all three questions for Madison, Alabama-based STI Electronics, Inc., a family-owned company that started out as a training and consulting firm. Founded by Jim D. Raby ...

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Newly Discovered Quantum Spin Liquid

Magnetic effects within Herbertsmithite crystals, where green regions represent higher scattering of neutrons from NIST's Multi-Angle Crystal Spectrometer (MACS). Scans of typical highly-ordered magnetic materials show only isolated spots of green, while disordered materials show uniform color over the entire sample. The in-between nature of this data shows some order within the disorder, implying the unusual magnetic effects within a spin liquid. Credit: NIST.

Gaithersburg, MD — A research team including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has confirmed long-standing suspicions among physicists that electrons in a crystalline structure called a kagome (kah-go-may) lattice can form a "spin liquid," a novel quantum state of matter in which the electrons' magnetic orientation remains in a constant state of change. (T.H. Han, J.S. Helton, S. Chu, D.G. Nocera, J.A. Rodriguez-Rivera, C. Broholm and Y.S. Lee. "Fractionalized excitations in the spin liquid state of a kagome lattice antiferromagnet"; Nature, 492, Dec. 20, 2012, doi: 10.1038/nature11659.)



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$6.1 Billion Electrical Storage for Smart Grids

Glen Allen, VA — The grid-storage market will reach $6.1 billion (USD) by 2018 making energy storage one of the fastest growing opportunities in the smart grid industry, according to Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets' newly published report titled, "Batteries and Supercapacitors for the Smart Grid-2013." ...
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Nectar: Fuel Cell in Your Pocket

Las Vegas, NV — Want to buy a fuel cell online? They're available now (or will be soon) from Brookstone's web site, and while it won't power your whole house, it will be available as an emergency charging source for your power-hungry mobile devices.
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WAGO Names New General Manager for Mexico
GERMANTOWN, WI - WAGO North America has named Daniel Hernandez as the new general manager for Mexico. Hernandez holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as, a Masters of Business Administration. He worked in varying management roles for IMI Norgren, an automation company, before becoming General Manager for CKD, a Japanese automation company, in which he was responsible for starting the company in Mexico.
Avnet Opens Registration for Global MiniZed SpeedWay Design Workshop Series: Training gives engineers head start in mastering design flows using Xilinx’s Vivado Design Suite
PHOENIX, AZ - Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, today announced that registration is now open for a series of interactive SpeedWay Design Workshops™ to help engineers jump start the development of single-core Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC devices using the Avnet MiniZed™ Zynq SoC development kit, a cost-optimized prototyping platform for embedded vision and Industrial IoT systems.
Coto Technology Awarded "Best of Show" (Silver) at Sensors Midwest 2017
ROSEMONT, IL - Coto Technology has been awarded Sensors Midwest's Best of Show "Silver" award for its newly-released RedRock TMR RR121 Magnetic Sensor. Seeking to replace aging magnetic sensor technology, the RR121 represents a huge breakthrough for design engineers seeking the lowest possible power consumption and highest sensitivity in an ultra-miniature package.
 
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