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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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Techcon Releases TSR2000 Series Smart Dispensing Robots

Cypress, CA Techcon, a leader in precision fluid dispensing technologies, is pleased to introduce the TSR2000 Series Smart Dispensing Robots. The system is designed specifically for precise fluid dispensing applications and is compatible with all valve types and controllers. The user-friendly, smart PC-based software makes the robot easy to program and simple to operate. 


SEMI Reports 2017 Global Semiconductor Materials Sales of $46.9 Billion
MILPITAS, CA - SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain, today announced that in 2017 the global semiconductor materials market grew 9.6 percent while worldwide semiconductor revenues increased 21.6 percent from the prior year.     
iNEMI Co-Hosts Automotive Session at SMTA Europe’s Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference: 26 April 2018 / Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference (24-26 April), sponsored by SMTA Europe, tackles the challenges and best practices for building reliable electronic devices that will perform to design standards when used in harsh environments (elevated operating temperatures, high humidity, vibration and more).     
ALLLIED ELECTRONICS & AUTOMATION RECOGNIZED BY HONEYWELL FOR SALES EXCELLENCE

FORT WORTH, TX  – Allied Electronics & Automation has been recognized for its sales performance by Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions, winning the award for “Greatest % of POS growth for 2017.” The award was presented to Allied at the Honeywell SPS Growth event recently held in Dallas, Texas.   


 
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