Cafe Silica is open for business serving as an electronic trading center for integrated circuits. OEMs can buy ICs on the open market or sell their excess supply. Most products are priced 30% below current factory-direct prices. The site is password-protected and offers secure encrypted transactions. Check it out at www.cafesilica.com.
A new white paper by the Association for Advancing Automation says that increases in industrial robot shipments correlates positively with increases in US job growth based on Bureau of Labor statistics. The result could be new types of manufacturing and engineering jobs.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.