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Cynosure Expands Portfolio with New Acquisition

Cynosure seems to be doing just fine after it was divested from Hologic in 2019. The medical aesthetics company is even getting involved in some acquisitions.The Westford, MA-based company said on Friday it entered into an agreement to acquire the MyEllevate Surgical Suture System, expanding the company’s portfolio of minimally invasive facial rejuvenation solutions. Source: Cynosure […]

NASA Says Time to Jettison LPTA 

Department of Defense (DOD) joined the General Services Administration (GSA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in severely curtailing use of the vilified Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) source selection criteria in federal contracting process. The LPTA has long been decried by contractors as an unfair and dangerous method to cut costs and provide […]

DoD Estimates New Missile Defense Program To Cost $17.7B 

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon has a fresh estimate for how much its new ballistic missile defense program will cost over the next decade-plus, now that the department’s Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office has wrapped up its review of the effort. Source: DoD Estimates New Missile Defense Program To Cost $17.7B « Breaking Defense – Defense […]

Deteriorating Raw Material Supply to Intensify

Unexpected events in 2021 have worsened the supply of already short raw materials like silicon and glass substrate, wafers, crystal oscillators and plastic. As a result, production for a variety of components has been impacted, causing shortages of ICs, CPUs and memory.As we move through Q2, we will see impacts of these unpredictable disruptions unfold […]

Pyreos announces gunfire detection sensor

Pyreos has chalked up a significant design win with Safe Zone Technologies Inc which supplies gunfire detection systems for indoor spaces.In this application ezPyro infrared detectors are used for high-speed muzzle-flash detection and analysis. The Pyreos sensor is integrated into a very small networked multi-sensor solution which is easily installed within public buildings such as […]

Electronics in Space: Satellite Components 

Is rocket science really that hard? The adage, “it’s not rocket science,” would have you believe so. And, spoiler alert: it’s true – even for aerospace engineers. Rocket science, being in space, and making satellites are very difficult endeavors. This article examines why space is an extremely challenging place for electronics systems to be. We’ll […]

Pyreos appoints two new distributors for Asia

Pyreos has announced the appointment of two new distributors to increase its commercial presence in Asia. Pyreos sales to its established Asian distribution network grew by 50% in 2020 and make up around a third of revenues. The company aims to build on this success by joining forces with I&C Micro Systems to access more […]

From Automotive, Distributors See Increased Opportunities

Some distributors say their sales to the automotive supply chain are rising because of semiconductor shortages, rising electronic content in cars and the trend towards electric vehicles. Automotive represents a small percentage of electronics distributors’ overall sales, but distributors say there has been a sharp increase in demand by automakers and their key systems suppliers […]

Global Semiconductor Sales Up 14.7% YOY in February 

WASHINGTON—April 5, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced global semiconductor industry sales were $39.6 billion for the month of February 2021, an increase of 14.7% over the February 2020 total of $34.5 billion, but 1.0% less than the January 2021 total of $40.0 billion. Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) […]