May 2013


Magnetics 2014


Guest Blog



The Rare Earth Industry: Where Do You Fit?

By Ed Richardson - USMMA/Thomas & Skinner

Recently, I attended the TMS 2013 conference in Toronto. It's clear that the rare earth industry is well into consolidation mode. This comes near the end of a wild roller coaster ride for the rare earth industry over the past three years.


The curious thing about the rare earth industry now is that the companies operating in this space are all very different. In fact, they are so different, there are some interesting ways to organize and classify them. For instance, one way to think of them is in terms of the lands of Disney's Magic Kingdom. <read more>


Research & Development


Flawed Diamonds Promise Sensory Perfection

From brain to heart to stomach, the bodies of humans and animals generate weak magnetic fields that a supersensitive detector could use to pinpoint illnesses, trace drugs - and maybe even read minds. Sensors no bigger than a thumbnail could map gas deposits underground, analyze chemicals, and pinpoint explosives that hide from other probes. <read more>



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  Sponsored Announcement

Magnetics 2014: Call for Presentations
Magnetics 2014 will have three tracks to address the magnetics market including Rare Earths, Ferrites/Soft Magnetics, and Permanent Magnets. Each track is designed to cover the latest advancements in the applications, technology, materials, and economic development.
Deadline for abstracts is July 1st!


For more information on how to submit an abstract,

contact Heather Krier or visit the website.

  New Products

Standex-Meder Electronics Offer Robust Power and Current Sense Transformers for HVAC/R Applications

Standex-Meder Electronics, a global manufacturer of reed switches, sensors, relays and magnetics, announces the availability of a complete portfolio of custom power and current sense transformers and components that help HVAC/R equipment designers gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. <read more>

Linear Actuator with Moving Magnet Provides Improved Heat Dissipation

BEI Kimco Magnetics' new Moving Magnet Voice Coil Actuator series has improved heat dissipation by virtue of its stationary coil design. <read more>

Alpha THz Materials Characterization System

Lake Shore unveiled its terahertz or THz-based materials characterization system to the American Physical Society (APS) at its 2013 March Meeting. <read more>

Dual-Mode Wireless Power Receiver IC

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. has announced a dual-mode wireless power receiver IC that provides compatibility with both the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) standards. <read more>

Hall Effect Sensor Coded Switch Offers Rugged Design for Harsh Environments

Elma Electronic, Inc. has introduced the X4, the first in a family of new rugged switches based on the latest Hall Effect sensor coding technology. <read more>


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Electromagnetics - Magnetics/Assemblies - Materials - Software & Design

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  Industry News

The Global Market for Rare Earths is Expected to Reach 258 Billion Tons of REO in 2016

Growth in consumption of rare earths is being driven to a large extent by the utilization of these materials in mechanical/metallurgical applications, primarily for the fabrication of permanent magnets. <read more>

Research and Markets: China Rare Earth Industry Report, 2012-2015

Research and Markets has added the "China Rare Earth Industry Report, 2012-2015" report to their offering. <read more>

Nanomagnetics: Materials, Devices and Markets announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Nanomagnetics: Materials, Devices and Markets. <read more>


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Event Listings


SensorsSensors Expo & Conference
Conference & Expo: June 5-6, 2013
Pre-Conference: June 4. 2013
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

Sensors Expo & Conference is the only industry event in North America exclusively focused on sensors and sensor-integrated systems, providing over 25 years of technical innovation and thought leadership! The conference program is dedicated to exploring the most up-to-date innovations in sensor technology, including MEMS, Energy Harvesting, Wireless Sensor Data & Networks, Measurement & Detection, and more. Sensors Expo & Conference identifies cutting-edge trends, explores them in an information-packed conference program and reflects those trends throughout the exhibit floor with new product announcements, key technology-focused areas, such as Energy Harvesting, MEMS and Wireless, and a showcase of hundreds of products and services. Visit for the latest information on the 2013 event and to register in advance to save!



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