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New Scale Launches Miniature Smart Stage for High-Volume Product Applications 

M3-LS-U2-8 Linear Smart Stage delivers rapid, cost-effective integration of embedded motion into precision instruments designed for high-volume production. New Scale Technologies, Inc. has announced availability of its new M3-LS-U2-8 Linear Smart Stage, a direct-drive precision piezoelectric micro stage with embedded controller. It is a cost-effective solution for instrument designers who need to embed precision motion […]

Raytheon awarded $423 million US Navy contract for SPY-6 family of radars 

TUCSON, Ariz., (May 23, 2022) — Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, is awarded a $423 million contract to continue to produce SPY-6 radars for the U.S. Navy. This is the first option exercised from the March 2022 hardware, production and sustainment contract that is valued up to $3.16 billion over five years. Source: […]

New Smart Syringe Uses NFC to Store Drug Information

NP Plastibell has announced a pre-filled “smart syringe” with an embedded NFC chip that relays information about the medicine to practitioners and patients. Source: New Smart Syringe Uses NFC to Store Drug Information – News

For EMS Providers, Success Lies in Managing Components Across the Board 

The primary challenges that electronics manufacturing service (EMS) providers faced in 2021 were many and included a myriad of component shortages, inflationary pricing, logistics challenges and COVID-19 restrictions and closures across multiple geographies. With average lead times for many electronic components extending rapidly from a standard 12-16 weeks to more than 40 weeks, EMS providers […]

US Electronics Reshoring Plan Risks Missing the Boat

Reviving the US semiconductor industry will require balanced investment in the entire electronics ecosystem, including assembly and test, as well as printed circuit boards (PCBs), according to industry executives. While U.S. legislators prepare to approve a $52 billion package of incentives to help shore up the domestic semiconductor industry, there are concerns that most of […]

SDDI Can Replace UR and US Glass Sleeve Packages for Discrete Semiconductors

La Mirada, California – SSDI can replace UR and US glass sleeve packages with either SMD.22 or SMD.22T packages for diode rectifiers, Schottky rectifiers, Zeners or TVS devices. The SMD.22T serves as a drop-in replacement for US packages and is available for all SMD.22 products even if not included on the data sheet. SSDI also […]

KYOCERA AVX to Acquire ROHM Tantalum and Polymer Capacitor Business Assets 

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 4, 2022) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, is set to acquire ROHM Semiconductor’s tantalum and polymer capacitor business assets. The two companies recently reached a final agreement, which states that ROHM Semiconductor (ROHM Co., Ltd.) […]

General Atomics debuts ‘Gambit’ drone for Air Force’s unmanned sensor contest 

AFA AIR WARFARE SYMPOSIUM: General Atomics has surreptitiously revealed its entrant for the Air Force’s Off-Board Sensing Station program, Breaking Defense has learned. A source with knowledge of the program told Breaking Defense that the company plans to officially debut the new drone, named Gambit, on Thursday morning, as the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare […]

Diabetes Tech Is Having Its Best Year Yet

As anticipated, FDA has approved the next generation Eversense 180-day continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system from Senseonics. This approval is one of many big milestone activities expected in the diabetes management space in 2022. Source: Diabetes Tech Is Having Its Best Year Yet

Worldwide Silicon Wafer Shipments and Revenue Set New Records in 2021

MILPITAS, Calif. — February 8, 2022 — Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in 2021 increased 14% while wafer revenue rose 13% compared to 2020, topping $12 billion, to reach new all-time highs, the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) reported in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry. Silicon shipments totaled 14,165 million square inches […]

Labor Shortages Biggest Threat to Recovery in Automotive

A new report from the International Data Corporation (IDC) sees semiconductors slowly flowing back into the automotive manufacturing supply chain and predicts that the current situation of “uneven shortages and tight supply” will begin to ease starting later this year. Source: Labor Shortages Biggest Threat to Recovery in Automotive | Weekly News Roundup for February […]