Live from RoboCup 2009 Day 2

This week Richard Allen, Physicist, NIST, will be live blogging from RoboCup 2009 covering the MEMS-scale robot league. June 29, 2009: Today the teams arrived.  Remember that picture from yesterday.  Here is what the hall looks like today: The Nanogram demonstration was assigned what is nearly ideal space.  We are immediately at the entrance of […]

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Live from RoboCup 2009

This week Richard Allen, Physicist, NIST, will be live blogging from RoboCup 2009 covering the MEMS-scale robot league. June 28, 2009 Maybe I was a bit premature with the end of my last blog entry: Let the games begin! RoboCup 2009 is being held in the Stadthalle Graz, the convention center in Graz Austria.  The […]

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Live from RoboCup 2009

This week Richard Allen, Physicist, NIST, will be live blogging from RoboCup 2009 covering the MEMS-scale robot league. June 27, 2009 First, I would like to introduce myself to those who don’t know me.  I am Richard Allen and I am a physicist in the Semiconductor Electronics Division of the National Institute of Standards and […]

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From the floor of Transducers ’09 Day 4

Continuing coverage of Transducers 2009 from Paul Werbaneth, VP Marketing & Applications, Tegal Corporation. Day 4: We’ve been making jokes this week about the stimulus money being flashed around now in MEMS, but, all joking aside, it does seem like the Research community is in a buying mood.  These approved budgets have surely been long […]

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From the Floor of Transducers ’09 Day 2

Continuing coverage of Transducers 2009 from Paul Werbaneth, VP Marketing & Applications, Tegal Corporation. Day 2 Afternoon: What’s Bill McClean from IC Insights been saying?  “Watch for the incremental improvements on the quarterly, or shorter, timescale to predict first signs of the upturn.” Where is it equipment makers look for these signs?  Machine utilization rates […]

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MEMS Standards

Written by Mike Mignardi, Manager, Energy Harvesting, Texas Instruments In the movie “A League of Their Own,” Jimmy Dugan, played by Tom Hanks, yells at Evelyn Gardner, played by Bitty Schram, for making an error and says “There’s no crying in baseball!” I can generate a similar quote for those involved in MEMS – “There’s […]

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