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Semiconductor Chip Shortage Update: Relief in Sight? 

Pervasive and persistent, the global semiconductor chip shortage is impacting auto manufacturers, computer makers, mobile phone producers and pretty much any other industry that relies on chips to make its end products. Source: Semiconductor Chip Shortage Update: Relief in Sight? | Source Today

The global chip shortage is going from bad to worse

London (CNN Business)In the market for a new car, smartphone or washing machine this year? A global shortage of computer chips could mean you have to wait a while and pay more.A growing number of manufacturers around the world are having trouble securing supplies of semiconductors, delaying the production and delivery of goods and threatening […]

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 […]