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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 ...

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 ...

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.)



$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." ...

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.


 
 
Registration Open with New Exhibition Features at SEMICON Europa
GRENOBLE, FRANCE - Today SEMI announced registration opened for Europe’s largest electronics manufacturing exhibition, SEMICON Europa (25-26 October) in Grenoble. Featuring over 100 hours of technical sessions and presentations, SEMICON Europa includes semiconductor equipment and materials as well as additional topics, such as Imaging, Power Electronics, and Advanced Packaging.
SMTA and IPC: Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference Program Finalized
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - The SMTA and IPC are pleased to announce the program for the 2016 Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference being held October 25-27, 2016 in Rosemont, IL.

Two tutorials will be held on Tuesday, October 25th. Dale Lee, Plexus Corporation, will instruct “Design for Excellence: Focus on DfR-Design for Reliability of Hardware to be Cleaned” on Tuesday morning. After lunch, Doug Pauls, Rockwell Collins and Jason Keeping, P.Eng., Celestica, Inc. will co-instruct a course on “Robust Coating Processes in the Factory: Methods, Critical Parameters, Problems and Remedies.”

Viribright Lighting Announces US Patent Award for LED Packaging Design
CORONA, CA - Viribright Lighting, Inc., a global leader in LED lighting manufacturing, announced today that is has received a US Patent (US 9,379,300) for the design of an LED chip welded in a flip-chip manner on a floating copper heat radiation support. The Viribright LED packaging design generates more lumens per watt with better control of heat dissipation than previous LED manufacturing methods.

 
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