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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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ElectroCraft Introduces the CompletePower™ Plus Universal Drive
DOVER, NH - ElectroCraft, Inc., the global fractional horsepower motor, and motion solutions provider, has expanded their CompletePower™ Plus family of BLDC motor drives offering with the CompletePower™ Plus Universal Drive. The Universal Drive takes performance, efficiency and flexibility to the next level, utilizing state-of-the-art digital drive technology combined with an intuitive and highly configurable user interface. The CompletePower™ Plus comes in three standard capacities with customized options available for OEMs. 
SMTA Announces Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium Program Finalized
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SMTA announced that the program is finalized for the 23rd Annual Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium. The event will take place February 5-8, 2018 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii. 
Indium Corporation’s Vareha-Walsh to Present at International Electronic Recycling Congress (IERC) 2018
CLINTON, NY - Indium Corporation’s Donna Vareha-Walsh, Director, Metals Business Unit, will share her expertise at the 17th International Electronic Recycling Congress (IERC) 2018 event on Jan. 18 in Salzburg, Austria.

There is a widely held misconception that indium, a critical material for the indium-tin oxide (ITO) industry, is in limited supply.

 
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