Linear-Motor Makers Await Semiconductor Upturn
Features 12/31/2003 Post a comment Analysts who track the market for direct drive linear motors say the economic doldrums of the past two years have pushed back the timetable for implementation of the new technology. But they expect the picture to change-as soon as the semiconductor industry bounces back and looks to upgrade fabs.
Californiaís plan to mandate an electric vehicle market isnít the first such undertaking and certainly wonít be the last. But as the Golden State ratchets up for its next big step toward zero-emission vehicle status in 2018, it might be wise to consider a bit of history.