August 2015



Feature Article



Spintronics on Paper: The Whys and Wherefores
By Meriem Akin, Lutz Rissing | Institute of Micro-Production Technology
Computerizing information has enabled paper to dissociate itself from being merely a passive carrier for ink. Due to its unique technical properties (such as light weight, mechanical bendability, porosity, moisture intake, chemical resistivity, thermo-mechanical stability), low cost and resource abundance, disruptive technology based on paper has emerged in the past 10 years: medical diagnosis systems, interactive displays, foldable microscopes, robust civil architecture and pulp-based computing to name a few [1-5]. <read more>


Guest Blog


A Visit to the Patent Office

By Dr. Stan Trout | Spontaneous Materials
A few months ago, I wrote an article called The Patent Challenge for the Spring 2015 issue of Magnetics Business & Technology Magazine. It was motivated by the panel discussion of NdFeB patents at Magnetics 2015. In it, I mentioned that I had found that the US Patent Office (USPTO) runs a program called Patent Examiner Technical Training Program (PETTP), which brings in experts from many fields of study to help train current and future Patent Examiners. I promised to report back when I had visited and that has in fact happened. <read more>



  Sponsored Announcement

Articles Needed for MB&T's Winter / Resource Guide Issue

Magnetics Business & Technology magazine is looking for contributed articles, application profiles, case studies and white papers for our Winter 2015 / Resource Guide Issue. We are seeking industry experts to contribute articles on Magnetic Applications for Renewable Energy.  We are also looking for Technical articles on EMI/EMC and Medical Applications.  The articles should be technology- or application-based, and not product-based. If your company is interested in getting featured in our next issue, please pick one of these topics and submit a short abstract outlining what the article would cover, the title and the author. 


The deadline for article abstracts is Monday, Aug. 24th.
Submit Abstract Here

  New Products

Multiphysics Software Speeds Resolution of Design Problems
A powerful new version of the Cobham Opera electromagnetic and multiphysics design software has been launched. <read more>


New Dual Die, Hall-Effect Angle Sensor ICs for Motor Position Applications
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC has introduced a new family of contactless, Hall-effect based magnetic sensor ICs for high speed motor position sensing applications. <read more>


New Process Recycles Magnets from Factory Floor
A new recycling method developed by scientists at the Critical Materials Institute, a DOE Energy led by Ames Laboratory, recovers valuable rare-earth magnetic material from manufacturing waste and creates useful magnets out of it. <read more>


New Chip Inductors Offer Highest Inductance and Lowest DCR of any 0402-sized RF Choke
Developed for use in mobile devices and cellular infrastructure equipment, Coilcraft’s new 0402DF series chip inductors offer higher inductance values and significantly lower DC resistance than other 0402-sized inductors, making them suited for RF choke and filtering applications. <read more>


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  Industry News

Research and Markets: 2015 Magnetics Industry Directory
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “2015 Magnetics Industry Directory” directory to their offering. <read more>


Research and Markets: 2015 Top 50 Technologies in Advanced Manufacturing and Automation
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “2015 Top Technologies in Advanced Manufacturing and Automation” report to their offering. <read more>


Molycorp, Inc. Secures Court Approval for Financing and Additional Time
Molycorp, Inc. has moved forward with its Chapter 11 process and received Court approval for an improved debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing package provided by Oaktree Capital Management LP. <read more>


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Event Listings


Magnetics 2016: New Sessions Announced / Speaking Slots Still Available

Magnetics 2016 will focus on the latest advancements in magnetic applications, technology and materials. Serving OEM developers of products that utilize magnets and magnet systems, design engineers, OEM developers involved in EMC technology and magnetic effects, magnetics manufacturers and integrators, and material suppliers in the magnetics industry. There's still time to get your company on the program, submit your abstract by Aug 24th for consideration.


New Sessions Include:

  • Quality Control of PM Rotor Systems by 3D Hall and Innovative Magneto-Optics – MATESY GmbH

  • Application of Magnetic Measurement Technology in Development and Production of Electromagnetic Actuators – Kendrion

  • What Licensing Means (and Doesn’t Mean) for Sintered NdFeB Manufacturers and Users – MagnetoDynamics 

  • Coating Integrity Following Thermal Demagnetization of Rare-Earth Permanent Magnets – A Reuse Strategy - Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

  • Magnetizing Considerations for Motor Design – Magnetic Instrumentation

There are a limited number of speaking slots still remaining, which will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

If interested in speaking, submit your abstract ASAP.


Submitting a Proposal: The basis of the proposal or the presentation may not be the promotion or marketing of a product. Proposals and submissions will be accepted only electronically by email. Send your proposal in the body of your email letter and include supporting material as attachments. All submission guidelines must be included for abstract consideration.


For more information on abstract requirements visit the website. Submit abstracts to Heather Williams.

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