March 2016




Feature Article



Some Design Considerations Using Permanent Magnets
By Jinfang Liu | Electron Energy Corp.
Permanent magnets are critical components for many applications including motors, generators, computers, instrumentation, automation, oil exploration, aerospace and defense systems. <read more>


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Guest Blogs


Permanent Magnet Mistakes, Part One
By Dr. Stan Trout | Spontaneous Materials
As I have mentioned in an earlier blog, my project for 2016 is to list and describe the many types of mistakes made with permanent magnets. So this is the first of a series of blogs. My intent is to help engineers in the future avoid the mistakes made in the past. While I admit that I have not made all these mistakes myself, I have seen all of them firsthand. <read more>


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  Sponsored Announcement

Critical Power 2016 Only Weeks Away
Critical Power 2016, April 13-14, 2016 in Schaumburg, Ill., is a conference and exhibition on the latest advancements in critical power technology and services for data centers, industrial and manufacturing facilities, military, laboratories, healthcare, financial institutes, utilities and telecom.


The conference will serve the needs of managers and technical professionals involved in operations where reliable and continuous power is a critical factor.

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Subjects covered in the program will include choosing the right system and technologies for your requirements, best practices in testing and maintenance, system economics, assessing new and emerging technologies, monitoring for reliability, operations for emergency and disaster scenarios, and case studies of managing power interruptions.


It will be co-located with Internet of Things North America and share the same exhibit hall.

  New Products

Toroidal Power Transformers
API Technologies’ Products produce a broad range of custom magnetic devices that includes Toroidal Power Transformers. <read more>


7400-S VSM Offers Higher Field Strengths, Enhanced Performance
Lake Shore Cryotronics’ 7400-S series vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) is developed on the capabilities of the 7400 series VSM, delivering improved performance in the measurement of various sample materials.<read more>


Magnet-Powered Bone Lengthening Device Saves Kids Pain, Infection Risk
Orthopedic surgeons have developed a new device that reduces the pain, scarring and infection risk associated with lengthening a leg bone. <read more>


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Electromagnetics | Magnetics/Assemblies | Materials | Software & Design

Test & Measurement | Research & Development

  Industry News

Magnetic Sensors Market Report 2016
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Magnetic Sensors – Global Strategic Analysis” report to their offering. <read more>


Global Magnetic Particles Market 2016 Industry Analysis, Research, Growth, Trends, Demand and Overview
The Global Magnetic Particles Market 2016 Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Magnetic Particles industry. <read more>


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Event Listings


tradeAPEC 2016
March 20-24, 2016
Long Beach, CA


APEC 2016 continues the long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronics engineer.

  • The best power electronics exposition

  • Professional development courses taught by world-class experts

  • Presentations of peer-reviewed technical papers covering a wide range of topics

  • One of the lowest registration costs of any IEEE conference

tradeECTC 2016

May 31 - June 3, 2016

Las Vegas, NV


This year’s Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC) will feature more than 300 high-quality papers over 36 oral sessions, six invited sessions, four interactive presentation sessions and one student poster session. The ECTC also features 18 CEU-approved professional development courses and over 100 exhibitors. The sessions cover peer-reviewed papers on WLP-FO, 3D/TSV, embedded devices, LEDs, co-design, RF packaging, electrical and mechanical modeling, advanced packaging and interconnections technologies, materials, assembly manufacturing, system packaging, optoelectronics, reliability, MEMS, and sensors. The 66th ECTC, sponsored by the CPMT society of IEEE, will be held May 31 to June 3, 2016 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information and registration, visit Come, learn and network with the electronics’ industry top researchers and practitioners.

Sensors Expo & Conference

June 21-23, 2016

San Jose, CA


Sensors Expo & Conference is the only event in North America exclusively focused on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. For 30+ years, Sensors has brought technical innovation and thought leadership to engineers involved in the development and deployment of sensors and sensing systems. The 3-day program explores cutting-edge trends and applications including Energy Harvesting, Flexible & Wearable, IoT, Measurement & Detection, MEMS & Sensors, Novel Sensor Applications, Optics, Sensors & Embedded Systems Design, and Wireless in an information-packed Conference Program and reflects those trends throughout the Exhibit Floor. Special offer for subscribers to attend Sensors 2016: Register at and use code WEBCOM50 for $50 off a Gold or Main Conference Pass or a FREE Expo Hall Pass in advance.



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