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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.
RAYTHEON AWARDS LANSDALE SEMI FOR EXCELLENCE

Phoenix, AZ – For the third consecutive year, Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. achieved a 4-star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business.  This prestigious annual award for supplier excellence program was instituted by Raytheon’s IDS to recognize top suppliers who have provided outstanding quality service and partnership in exceeding Raytheon’s requirements.  Award candidates are judged on strict military specifications criteria, including overall hi-rel quality, on-time delivery and demonstrated supplier company commitment to ongoing meeting and exceeding Raytheon’s highest military/defense industry’s standards.


Standards Industry Leaders Honored at SEMICON West 2016
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — SEMI honored four industry leaders for their outstanding accomplishments in developing Standards for the electronics and related industries. The SEMI Standards awards were announced at the SEMI International Standards reception held during SEMICON West 2016.

The 2016 SEMI International Standards Excellence Award, inspired by Karel Urbanek,is the most prestigious award in the SEMI International Standards Program. Yesterday, it was awarded to Terry Asakawa of Tokyo Electron. His leadership was critical in establishing the PV Automation Global Technical Committee and its subsequent transformation into the Automation Technology Global Technical Committee, as he envisioned how the SEMI Standards Program could effectively address simpler, flow-oriented manufacturing in industries outside of semiconductor manufacturing.

 
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