Almost anyone can build a two-stage model rocket, but Joe Peck took a giant step for rocketeers and added four second stages. Think of them as MIRVs, microcontroller-ignited rocket vehicles. Shortly after the rocket takes flight, a Microchip Technology MCU detects the absence of a pin attached to the launch platform and sequences through a firing order for the second stages as the booster rocket continues its climb. Mission Control, we have liftoff.
In a move that strengthens its 3D design business, Stratasys continued a 15-month buying spree this week by announcing its plan to acquire GrabCAD, a provider of a cloud-based collaboration environment for engineers.
Many diverse markets take advantage of semiconductor IP; so many that no one can recite the entire list without leaving off several. So why do we track all the vertical markets? They all have a unique set of requirements and value attributes differently. One major vertical market segment is automotive.
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