Electronic Supply – Radio Tube Supply http://radiotubesupply.com/ Mon, 23 May 2022 13:31:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://radiotubesupply.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-6-150x150.png Electronic Supply – Radio Tube Supply http://radiotubesupply.com/ 32 32 Diisopropylaminosilane (DIPAS) Market Analysis, Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies and Forecast 2028 https://radiotubesupply.com/diisopropylaminosilane-dipas-market-analysis-size-application-analysis-regional-outlook-competitive-strategies-and-forecast-2028/ Mon, 23 May 2022 13:31:04 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/diisopropylaminosilane-dipas-market-analysis-size-application-analysis-regional-outlook-competitive-strategies-and-forecast-2028/ “ Based on primary and secondary research, fieldwork, and expert knowledge, the report contains an in-depth examination of the general size and structure of the Diisopropylaminosilane (DIPAS) industry. Industry researchers have used methodologies such as Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analysis. The report covers a variety of topics, including supply chain analysis, value chain analysis, […]]]>

Based on primary and secondary research, fieldwork, and expert knowledge, the report contains an in-depth examination of the general size and structure of the Diisopropylaminosilane (DIPAS) industry. Industry researchers have used methodologies such as Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analysis. The report covers a variety of topics, including supply chain analysis, value chain analysis, risk analysis, and revenue allocation.

The factors responsible for propelling the growth of the market are examined in this research study. The authors of the report have also touched on major challenges and threats to overall growth to sensitize participants about future risks. The current and future trends of the Diisopropylaminosilane (DIPAS) industry that are expected to have an impact on the growth of the industry are mentioned in the report. The report has also sketched out critical parameters such as Diisopropylaminosilane (DIPAS) pricing, distribution, consumption, profit margin, supply, and revenue.

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Key companies operating in the Diisopropylaminosilane (DIPAS) market include Britech, ValleyGas, Botai Electronic Materials, APK Gas, Adchem, MS UNICHEM, Hansol Chemical, JI Tech, Meryer, DNF are described in the report. Researchers studied key development activities and tactics of leading diisopropylaminosilane (DIPAS) vendors, including partnerships, acquisitions, mergers, technology development, research and development activities, and portfolio expansion. Additionally, the report offers recommendations for companies to maintain their grip on the market.

The research study separated the global Diisopropylaminosilane (DIPAS) industry into segments including Product Type, Application, and Vertical to broaden the overall understanding of the industry. This assessment was made based on size, share and CAGR. In addition, a regional analysis was carried out by the experts focusing on the growth potential of key regions and countries. The report also includes accurate and reliable figures based on Diisopropylaminosilane (DIPAS) consumption and production in key regions.

Diisopropylaminosilane (DIPAS) Segment Report:

Key players: Britech, ValleyGas, Botai Electronic Materials, APK Gas, Adchem, MS UNICHEM, Hansol Chemical, JI Tech, Meryer, DNF
Segmentation by Product: Low purity type, high purity type
Segmentation by Application: Semiconductors, PV, OLED, Others

What does the report have in store for you?

  • Industry size and forecast: Industry analysts have offered historical, current and estimated projections of the size of the industry from a value and volume perspective
  • Future opportunities: In this section of the report, Diisopropylaminosilane (DIPAS) participants are provided with insight into the future outlook that the Diisopropylaminosilane (DIPAS) industry is likely to offer.
  • Industry trends and developments: Here, the report authors have talked about key trends and ongoing developments in the Diisopropylaminosilane (DIPAS) market and their estimated impact on overall growth.
  • Industry Segmentation Study: A detailed breakdown of major segments of the Diisopropylaminosilane (DIPAS) industry including product type, application, and industry vertical has been done in this part of the report.
  • Regional analysis: Diisopropylaminosilane (DIPAS) suppliers receive crucial insights on high growth regions and their respective countries, helping them to invest in profitable regions
  • Competitive Landscape: This unit of the report sheds light on the competitive scenario of the Diisopropylaminosilane (DIPAS) industry by focusing on the key strategies adopted by the vendors to consolidate their foothold in the Diisopropylaminosilane (DIPAS) market.

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Return of the Lutheran Electric Cycle – GREAT BEND TRIBUNE https://radiotubesupply.com/return-of-the-lutheran-electric-cycle-great-bend-tribune/ Sat, 21 May 2022 20:30:41 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/return-of-the-lutheran-electric-cycle-great-bend-tribune/ Old electronics were already piling up in the trailer and a reasonably sized pile of shavings sprouted on the table as members of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Great Bend held an electronics recycling event on Saturday. The pandemic caused a three-year hiatus to the annual event that had been held every May to collect […]]]>

Old electronics were already piling up in the trailer and a reasonably sized pile of shavings sprouted on the table as members of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Great Bend held an electronics recycling event on Saturday.

The pandemic caused a three-year hiatus to the annual event that had been held every May to collect thousands of pounds of e-waste from the community since 2014.

Saturday’s weather was overcast and a little windy, but that’s normal, St. Mark’s pastor Adam Wutaka noted.

“It’s been three years since we last did this due to COVID, but that’s typical weather for our e-bike day,” he said. “Actually, it’s actually a nice day because it’s not wet.”

Through the event, the church is working in partnership with the Barton County Landfill, which locates a trailer to provide a one-day drop-off point inside the community. “People can donate these things for free to the landfill just about anytime,” Pastor Wutaka said. “But the landfill people are happy that this kind of focus is on e-bikes and it’s kind of a matter of convenience for people.

“We’ve been gone for a while, so this year we might be fuller than usual.”

Anything electronic, such as cell phones, computers and accessories, charger cords, microwaves and VCRs, is accepted. “We already have an old turntable and a DVD-VCR combo,” he says.

The elements are disassembled to separate the various components, such as hard drives, chips and outer coverings.

“When people bring computers with hard drives, we take them out and return them if they want them,” Pastor Wutaka explained. “Otherwise, we disassemble and destroy the drive.”

Pastor Wutaka noted that much of the material used in electronics manufacturing is in limited supply. “We heard about the chip shortage; it could be COVID or the supply chain or it could be a shortage of raw materials. There really is a market for salvaging old electronics, with places that process them and recover rare earth metals. These elements include lanthanum, cedrium, neodymium and terbium and can be extremely expensive to extract and refine from a raw state. Salvageable but expensive elements such as aluminum, copper, gold, silver and ferrous metals are also used in electronics.

Additionally, some of the components may contain toxic elements that shouldn’t take up space in a landfill, he said.

Toxic elements include mercury, lead, cadmium, flame retardants, battery acids, barium and lithium.

“We don’t want these things sitting in a landfill and taking up space,” he said.

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Simplify buck regulator EMI design with built-in capacitors https://radiotubesupply.com/simplify-buck-regulator-emi-design-with-built-in-capacitors/ Tue, 17 May 2022 17:29:17 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/simplify-buck-regulator-emi-design-with-built-in-capacitors/ Members can download this article in PDF format. Step-down regulators are versatile components known for their efficiency. However, deploying them in products that must meet the electromagnetic interference (EMI) requirements of groups such as the International Special Committee on Radio Perturbation (CISPR) can present challenges. The high switching frequencies that drive the high performance of […]]]>

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Step-down regulators are versatile components known for their efficiency. However, deploying them in products that must meet the electromagnetic interference (EMI) requirements of groups such as the International Special Committee on Radio Perturbation (CISPR) can present challenges.

The high switching frequencies that drive the high performance of regulators can exacerbate emissions. Fortunately, regulators with built-in capacitors and employing spread-spectrum switching techniques can help you easily meet EMI requirements.

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Built-in capacitors

Figure 1 shows a simplified buck regulator with input capacitance (CIN) representing both low and high frequency capacitors. When a metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) Q1 turns on, high transient currents (di/dt) flow in the current loop of the high-frequency capacitor.

1. Capacitors CIN etcSTARTUP experience high transient currents when the high-side MOSFET Q1 switches.

The key factors in limiting EMI are to keep the areas of these current loops experiencing high di/dt as small as possible while also minimizing the area of ​​high transient voltage (dv/dt) nodes. To help with both of these factors, you should place the input capacitors as close to the buck regulator IC as possible.

Layout constraints, however, often prevent the optimal placement of capacitors. To overcome layout limitations, you can use buck regulators such as Texas Instruments’ LMQ66430-Q1 and LMQ61460-Q1, which deliver 3 A at 36 V and 6 A at 36 V, respectively, and are both qualified to the AEC-Q100 quality. for automotive applications.

Each buck regulator incorporates high frequency input capacitors inside the regulator housing. This integration reduces the need for external capacitors and results in the smallest input capacitor current loop area possible, thus minimizing parasitic inductance in the loop and reducing the amount of power emitted.

Additionally, both offer improved conditioning to minimize switch node ringing. The LMQ61460-Q1, for example, comes in TI’s HotRod flip-chip-on-leadframe package, which has no internal jumper wires, eliminating a significant source of input loop inductance.

Also, note the start capacitor (CSTARTUP) in Figure 1. Its job is to provide a load to the high side gate driver when Q1 is on. (Internal circuitry refreshes the charge of this capacitor when Q1 is off.) CSTARTUP establishes another high di/dt current loop whose area should be minimized. The TI LMQ66430-Q1 integrates this capacitor inside its package, limiting the area of ​​the high di/dt current loop and associated high dv/dt voltage node while reducing the need for external components.

Slew rate control

A common way to minimize EMI in buck regulator designs is to use slew rate control. With the LMQ61460-Q1, for example, an external start resistor (RSTARTUP) controls the power of the high-side FET driver when powering up. A value of 100 Ω for RSTARTUP translates to a switch node rise time of approximately 2.7 ns, virtually eliminating overshoot.

Although slew rate control reduces emissions, it comes at the expense of lower efficiency. However, by using a buck regulator with built-in input capacitors, you may be able to achieve the desired EMI performance without resorting to slew rate control.as the example of Figure 2.

2. The left plot shows a buck regulator with no built-in capacitors but using maximum slew rate control, while the right plot shows a device with built-in capacitors but no slew rate control.

The plot on the left in Figure 2 shows a buck regulator with no built-in capacitors but uses maximum slew rate control, while the plot on the right shows a device with built-in capacitors but has no slew rate control. The device with built-in capacitors achieves a 4-5 dBmV improvement in transmit performance over the device with maximum slew rate control. And the device’s superior performance with built-in capacitors doesn’t sacrifice efficiency.

Spread spectrum techniques

In addition to minimizing areas of high di/dt current loops and high di/dt voltage nodes, you can take other steps to minimize EMI. A switching device such as a buck regulator generates EMI at its switching frequency and at harmonics of that frequency.

One way to mitigate these EMIs is to use a spread spectrum technique to dither the switching frequency. It can attenuate the fundamental and mix the harmonics into a smoothed average waveform whose values ​​remain within the limits set by the relevant EMI standards.

Common spread-spectrum implementations use triangular or pseudo-random modulation. Triangle modulation works well at the fundamental frequency, allowing you to reduce the size and cost of your EMI filter, but is less effective at higher frequencies. Additionally, many triangle modulation schemes have a triangle wave frequency in the range of 4 to 15 kHz. This can create an audible tone if coupled to a nearby audio circuit or even a ceramic capacitor resonating at the same frequency.

Pseudo-random modulation, on the other hand, may not attenuate the fundamental as evenly, thus limiting possible size reductions for your filter. However, it maintains its high frequency performance and has no audible tone issue.

To benefit from the advantages of both approaches while limiting the disadvantages, you can choose a switching regulator that employs TI’s patented Dual-Random Spread Spectrum (DRSS) technology, like the LMQ66430-Q1. The DRSS approach starts with triangular modulation (Figure 3, top). Then it dithers the frequency of the triangular waveform randomly (Figure 3, middle) to solve the audible tone problem, casting the tone into white noise.

3. TI’s DRSS technology starts with triangle modulation, randomly dithers the frequency of the triangle, and adds pseudo-random modulation on top of the dithered triangle modulation.

Finally, to address the suboptimal high-frequency performance of triangle modulation, DRSS adds pseudo-random modulation in addition to dithered triangle modulation. (Figure 3, bottom). In addition to casting the audible tone into white noise, DRSS goes a step further to actively reduce this noise.

Conclusion

High transient currents are the primary drivers of buck regulator EMI, and it is critical to minimize areas of high di/dt current loops and high dv/dt voltage nodes. Integrating high frequency capacitors inside the regulators minimizes these areas as much as possible to help meet EMI compliance requirements.

Choosing a device with TI’s proprietary DRSS technology can further reduce unwanted emissions. Finally, buck regulators with built-in capacitors also help reduce BOMs and reduce power supply size.

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Uganda’s Bidibidi Refugee Camp to Benefit from IOM and Innovation Norway’s E-Waste Management Project – Uganda https://radiotubesupply.com/ugandas-bidibidi-refugee-camp-to-benefit-from-iom-and-innovation-norways-e-waste-management-project-uganda/ Sun, 15 May 2022 12:34:15 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/ugandas-bidibidi-refugee-camp-to-benefit-from-iom-and-innovation-norways-e-waste-management-project-uganda/ KAMPALA – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and its partners have officially launched a project to transform solar e-waste management in Bidibidi refugee camp located in the North West region of Uganda. The project, “Greening Humanitarian Responses Through Recovery, Repair, And Recycling of Solar Products in Displacement Settings,” will give new life to disused […]]]>

KAMPALA – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and its partners have officially launched a project to transform solar e-waste management in Bidibidi refugee camp located in the North West region of Uganda.

The project, “Greening Humanitarian Responses Through Recovery, Repair, And Recycling of Solar Products in Displacement Settings,” will give new life to disused solar lanterns and their batteries, while creating jobs, supporting livelihoods and providing business opportunities to refugees and host communities. . Bidibidi refugee camp is home to around 270,000 refugees, most of whom fled violence and insecurity in South Sudan.

Ultimately, the project aims to improve environmental sustainability in the colony by minimizing improper disposal of sunscreen products. It also aims to provide evidence to be replicated in other contexts and to expand beyond solar products and other types of e-waste.

The partnership will educate communities on the proper disposal of e-waste and provide solar repair services.

“With innovative approaches focused on reusing usable components from broken solar products, this project will go a long way to reducing e-waste in Bidibidi,” Savage said. “Lessons from this pilot project will influence future interventions that will focus more on the environmental sustainability of solar items,” said Sanusi Tejan Savage, IOM Uganda Chief of Mission.

Solar products and services have been/and are increasingly being provided to refugees as part of efforts to provide them with clean energy through portable and low-cost solutions. E-waste causes air and water pollution, environmental degradation by hazardous metals and other elements, and human health problems, while missing untapped economic opportunities for management. efficient.

The creation of collection and repair centers will not only facilitate access to repair services, but will also create jobs. BRIGHT and TEOSS will train seven technicians in the testing, repair and assembly of lithium-ion batteries.

TEOSS will also install a “Batlab”, a solarized mobile container built on Aceleron’s patented technology. Here, lithium batteries from irreparable solar products will be reassembled into battery packs to power homes, businesses or other facilities.

Peter Batali, executive director of CTEN, noted that many houses in Bidibidi depend on solar energy, but they lack repair services. Instead, he said, some people resort to some of the components like batteries to charge their phone batteries and others keep them under their bed, which puts their health at risk because the products contain dangerous minerals such as cobalt, lithium and manganese. He said an important aspect of the response will be educating communities about the dangers of improper disposal of sunscreen products.

To improve the sustainable supply of solar products, Solvoz will conduct research focused on the solar e-waste value chain. Through workshops with key stakeholders from government, humanitarian agencies and the private sector, Solvoz and IOM will share experiences that will help green humanitarian procurement policies and solutions to the solar e-waste challenge.

The first phase of the project, conducted in 2020, included a needs assessment that analyzed e-waste management conditions in five settlements and refugee camps in Uganda and Kenya, as well as a market dialogue with the private sector. , helping to shape the approaches for the pilot phase in Bidibidi.

The project is funded by Innovation Norway and is carried out by IOM in partnership with BRIGHT Products, Solvoz, Total Energies Offgrid Solar Solutions (TEOSS). At the local level, it is implemented jointly with the Community Technology Empowerment Network (CTEN). IOM received NOK 5,300,000 (approximately EUR 554,600) to fund project costs at different locations, including private sector engagement, innovation and operations.

For further information/media enquiries, please contact IOM Uganda Public Information Officer Richard M Kavuma at rmkavuma@iom.int | cc ugandapiu@iom.int | Tel: +256 312 263 210 | +256 772 709 917

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AMD CEO: processors with Xilinx AI engines expected in 2023 https://radiotubesupply.com/amd-ceo-processors-with-xilinx-ai-engines-expected-in-2023/ Fri, 13 May 2022 21:51:06 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/amd-ceo-processors-with-xilinx-ai-engines-expected-in-2023/ This article is part of TechXchange: Cutting-edge AI. AMD said it plans to integrate Xilinx’s differentiated IP into future generations of its central processing units (CPUs), in a bid to better compete with Intel and NVIDIA in data centers and even in the PC market. embarked. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company will integrate Xilinx’s artificial […]]]>

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AMD said it plans to integrate Xilinx’s differentiated IP into future generations of its central processing units (CPUs), in a bid to better compete with Intel and NVIDIA in data centers and even in the PC market. embarked.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company will integrate Xilinx’s artificial intelligence (AI) engines into its processor portfolio to bolster their AI inference capabilities, said AMD CEO Lisa Su at AMD’s conference call with analysts in the second quarter. The first chips in the series are expected to be released in 2023.

The move is the latest step in AMD’s ambitions to become an even more sprawling semiconductor giant, following its $35 billion deal to buy Xilinx, which became part of the company in January. Su said Xilinx helps diversify its offerings with a wide range of computing engines — those suitable for artificial intelligence, for example, or data center networking — and gives it a longer list of customers to he can sell.

“We now have the industry’s best portfolio of high-performance, adaptive computing engines, and we see opportunities to leverage our broad technology portfolio to deliver even better products,” she said.

Smart engines

AI engines already ship in Xilinx’s Versal family of Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platforms (ACAPs) to take on Intel, Marvell and NVIDIA in markets such as cloud servers and networking.

AI engines are also equipped with purpose-built chips to run real-time workloads such as image recognition in embedded and peripheral devices, ranging from cars and industrial and medical robots to aerospace and satellite systems. defense like satellites.

The Versal series contains scalar engines (Arm CPU cores), smart engines (AI accelerators and DSP blocks), and the same kind of programmable logic at the heart of its FPGAs. The programmable network-on-chip (NoC) connects everything on a system-on-chip (SoC), with different hard cores for connectivity (PCIe and CCIX), networking (Ethernet), memory, security and I/O.

by Xilinx Vivado ML software stack is used to reconfigure programmable logic in Versal chips, while its Vitis and Vitis IA the development tools aim to fine-tune the software to run on the Versal platform.

“We have this AI engine that is already deployed in production in a number of embedded applications and edge devices,” said Victor Peng, former CEO of Xilinx and president of the Adaptive and Embedded Computing business. from AMD. “The same architecture can be scaled and integrated into the CPU product portfolio.”

He said the combined company is working to build a unified software stack to help customers leverage the AI ​​prowess of Xilinx and AMD chips for inference and training in data centers and at home. periphery.

The Xilinx deal gives the semiconductor giant a “much broader set of offerings” in the AI ​​hardware market, particularly on the inference side, complementing the AI ​​acceleration offered by its CPUs and GPUs for data centers, Su added. “AI is a huge opportunity for us.”

Gain territory

Business is booming at AMD. It has gained performance over Intel with new generations of processors, in part by outsourcing production to TSMC, giving it access to process technologies that are years ahead of Intel’s fabs.

Overall, the company posted revenue of $5.9 billion in the second quarter, up 71% from the same quarter a year ago. Su pointed out that each of its businesses saw double-digit growth in the last quarter.

But it has gained some of its brilliance for investors in recent years by gobbling up the market for PC processors and GPUs as well as video game consoles, including Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Steam. Valve Deck.

AMD is also gaining traction in the data center market, where Intel has long dominated. It has stolen market share from Intel as its biggest rival scrambles to reclaim its chipmaking prowess, industry analysts say.

AMD says sales of its server processors have more than doubled in eight of the past 10 quarters, highlighting increased demand for EPYC processors from customers in the cloud, enterprise and high-computing market. performance (HPC).

The company’s sales in the cloud computing market are also soaring as tech giants such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft in the United States and Alibaba and Baidu in China increase their investments in computing hardware. server.

While Intel has struggled to move to more advanced technology nodes, AMD is throwing its weight behind TSMC and other third-party foundries to ramp up production of its most advanced PC and data center chips. The Silicon Valley company is also gearing up to roll out its new generation of processors, codenamed Genoa, later this year. He hopes the upgrade will help him gain more market share from Intel.

The prospect of strong demand for server processors along with the addition of Xilinx prompted the company to raise its full-year revenue growth outlook to 61%. He previously predicted sales would rise 31% in 2022.

Su said the company’s core business is still core processors and graphics chips used in laptops, desktops and the data center. But Xilinx’s families of programmable chips give it “many levers for growth” now and in the future.

Diversification plan

One of its broader strategies lately has been to amass a wide range of chips that can be intertwined to improve performance and power efficiency for customers with a wide range of compute needs.

She explained, “What we see in terms of growth going forward is that there will be more customization around solutions for large customers, whether they are cloud enterprises, large telecom operators or even edge opportunities.”

To continue its diversification strategy, AMD is also acquiring network chip startup Pensando Systems in a $1.9 billion deal. The deal would add a line of data processing units (DPUs) and a software stack that would give it a wide range of storage, security and networking technologies suitable for the data center.

“AMD’s whole strategy is to have the best compute engines and then assemble them into solutions for specific end markets,” Su said. “I think [having] The processors, GPUs, FPGAs, adaptive SoCs, and then the DPUs that we add from Pensando give us an incredible range of capabilities.

Su added, “Having all these compute engines will allow us to optimize these solutions together.”

The company still faces questions about whether it can continue to compete with Intel and execute on its strategy given continued supply chain turmoil and capacity limitations at TSMC and other foundries.

But it works through supply challenges, AMD executives said. “We are working with the larger scale of AMD to try to bring more supply on board and continue to increase overall capacity to support the next few very strong quarters,” Su said.

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Siemens will end its activities in Russia; Suffered a €600m impairment in Q2 – Update https://radiotubesupply.com/siemens-will-end-its-activities-in-russia-suffered-a-e600m-impairment-in-q2-update/ Thu, 12 May 2022 07:02:00 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/siemens-will-end-its-activities-in-russia-suffered-a-e600m-impairment-in-q2-update/ By Ed Frankl Siemens AG said on Thursday it would exit its Russian operations after 170 years, dragging its second-quarter profit below expectations. The German industrial company said second-quarter profit was hit by about 600 million euros ($630.9 million) due to writedowns and other Russia-related charges, mostly in its manufacturing segment. mobility rail technology. In […]]]>

By Ed Frankl

Siemens AG said on Thursday it would exit its Russian operations after 170 years, dragging its second-quarter profit below expectations.

The German industrial company said second-quarter profit was hit by about 600 million euros ($630.9 million) due to writedowns and other Russia-related charges, mostly in its manufacturing segment. mobility rail technology.

In March, Siemens suspended all new business in Russia, which in 2021 generated around 1% of the company’s revenue.

In comments to the media after the second quarter results, Chief Executive Roland Busch said Siemens expects further risks to net profit in the “three-digit million range” from the consequences of the Russian exit, although he could not give a specific time frame.

The exit would not affect the business activities of Siemens Healthineers AG, he said.

Siemens’ net profit over the January-March period was affected, falling year on year to 1.21 billion euros against 2.39 billion euros a year earlier.

The net profit figure was lower than expected by 1.73 billion euros, according to analyst estimates provided by the company.

The figure from a year ago included a €900m gain from the sale of Flender to the Carlyle Group.

However, revenue rose 16% to 17.04 billion euros, while orders jumped 32% to 20.98 billion euros after double-digit increases across all industrial businesses.

Both reached opinions above the consensus of 16.79 billion euros and 19.10 billion euros, respectively.

The company said it avoided major disruptions due to increased supply chain risks associated with electronic components, raw materials and logistics.

“In an extremely challenging environment, our business continues to be strong,” Mr. Busch said.

Siemens confirmed its outlook for fiscal 2022, including 6% to 8% comparable store sales growth and a book-to-bill ratio above 1.

But recent outbreaks of the Omicron coronavirus and shutdowns in the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Shenzhen pose a risk for the third quarter, Busch said.

“The now tangible results of our portfolio optimization and the continued mitigation of supply chain challenges allow us to look forward to the second half of our fiscal year with confidence,” said Chief Financial Officer Ralf P. Thomas.

Write to Ed Frankl at edward.frankl@dowjones.com

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Errors in DoD’s new electronic health records system raise concerns among providers https://radiotubesupply.com/errors-in-dods-new-electronic-health-records-system-raise-concerns-among-providers/ Mon, 09 May 2022 22:36:09 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/errors-in-dods-new-electronic-health-records-system-raise-concerns-among-providers/ Patient health care information is not always accurate or complete in the Department of Defense’s new electronic records system, according to a survey of defense health care providers conducted by the Inspector’s Office general. These digital records allow providers to share a patient’s information with other providers, both inside and outside the military healthcare system. […]]]>

Patient health care information is not always accurate or complete in the Department of Defense’s new electronic records system, according to a survey of defense health care providers conducted by the Inspector’s Office general.

These digital records allow providers to share a patient’s information with other providers, both inside and outside the military healthcare system. But mistakes and lapses have impacted doctors’ ability to provide quality patient care, according to the IG.

Nearly 58% of survey respondents expressed concern about the accuracy and completeness of electronic health records, auditors found, according to a May 5 management advisory report. Conducted in October and November 2020, the survey reached 7,378 healthcare providers at eight military treatment centers. Of these, 701 suppliers – 9.5% – responded. Among the discoveries:

  • 260 providers identified inaccurate or incomplete DoD patient health care information in the military health system’s Genesis electronic records system.
  • 172 providers identified inaccurate or incomplete health care information for VA patients in MHS Genesis.
  • 248 providers identified inaccurate or incomplete information in other systems used by providers to obtain a patient’s health records.

In his response to DoD auditors, Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Place, director of the Defense Health Agency, said health officials have been working on improvements to MHS Genesis throughout 2021, performing two major trading system upgrades and creating 13 new abilities.

This team also resolved more than 3,500 trouble tickets submitted by Genesis users, resulting in 1,393 “user-directed” system changes, he said.

Place said the DHA has already begun working with health care providers to assess how the system is working for them and to determine if the concerns highlighted in the IG survey still exist. For those that do, the DHA is developing a plan to address it, he said.

The DoD began implementing MHS Genesis at military medical treatment facilities in 2017. As of December 2021, Genesis was in use at 49 of its 490 MTFs, according to auditors. The DoD plans to complete the deployment of Genesis on all of its MTFs by 2023.

Digital records contain up-to-date patient medical history, diagnoses, medications, treatment plans, vaccination dates, allergies, x-ray images, and lab and test results. They provide access to clinical tools, such as real-time reports, that providers can use to make decisions about a patient’s care, and they are meant to automate and streamline work to provide fast and efficient.

Some 94% of providers who responded to the survey said that inaccurate or incomplete patient health care information affects their ability to provide quality care. About 40% said it led to an inaccurate, delayed or incomplete diagnosis; 35% said it increased patient visit time; and 25% said patients had to make more visits than necessary to complete their care.

Of the 145 respondents who said they use medical devices (such as X-ray equipment) to provide care, 56% said these devices sometimes transfer inaccurate or incomplete information to MHS Genesis. Not all medical devices interact with MHS Genesis.

“These visualization devices/systems (i.e. radiology) do NOT “connect” to [MHS Genesis]“wrote a provider. Another said: “…the process of connecting medical devices is CONTRARY to the delivery of healthcare in the 21st century. We simply choose to ignore that the equipment is not connected.

Auditors noted that one of the limitations of the survey was that a “nonresponse bias” most likely existed because healthcare providers who did not have significant problems with MHS Genesis were less likely to respond.

“As a result, it is more likely that we heard from respondents who had significant issues with using MHS Genesis,” they wrote. “Therefore, the survey results are likely to be biased in favor of those with problems.”

Karen has covered military families, quality of life and consumer issues for Military Times for over 30 years, and co-authored a chapter on media coverage of military families in the book “A Battle Plan for Supporting Military Families”. She previously worked for newspapers in Guam, Norfolk, Jacksonville, Florida and Athens, Ga.

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FDA sends warning letters to companies that illegally sell CBD and Delta-8 THC products https://radiotubesupply.com/fda-sends-warning-letters-to-companies-that-illegally-sell-cbd-and-delta-8-thc-products/ Wed, 04 May 2022 13:26:00 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/fda-sends-warning-letters-to-companies-that-illegally-sell-cbd-and-delta-8-thc-products/ Violations include marketing unapproved new drugs, misbranding, adding Delta-8 THC to food products SILVER SPRING, MD., May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the United States Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to five companies for selling products labeled as containing delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8 THC) of a manner that violates the Federal Food, Drug, and […]]]>

Violations include marketing unapproved new drugs, misbranding, adding Delta-8 THC to food products

SILVER SPRING, MD., May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the United States Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to five companies for selling products labeled as containing delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8 THC) of a manner that violates the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). This action is the first time the FDA has issued warning letters for products containing delta-8 THC. Delta-8 THC has psychoactive and intoxicating effects and can be dangerous for consumers. The FDA has received reports of adverse events suffered by patients who have consumed these products.

There are no FDA-approved drugs containing delta-8 THC. Any delta-8 THC product claiming to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat or prevent disease is considered an unapproved new drug. The FDA has not evaluated whether these unapproved drug products are effective for the uses claimed by the manufacturers, what an appropriate dose might be, how they might interact with FDA-approved drugs or other products, or they have dangerous side effects or other safety issues.

Delta-8 THC is one of over 100 cannabinoids produced in the Cannabis-sativa L. plants but is not found naturally in significant amounts. Concentrated amounts of delta-8 THC are usually made from hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) and have psychoactive and intoxicating effects. Products containing delta-8-THC are available in a variety of forms, including but not limited to candies, cookies, breakfast cereals, chocolate, gummies, vape cartridges ( carts), dabs, shatter, smokable hemp pulverized with delta-8-THC extract, distillates, tinctures and infused beverages.

The warning letters address the illegal marketing of unapproved delta-8 THC products by companies as unapproved treatments for various medical conditions or for other therapeutic uses. The letters also cite violations related to mislabeling of drugs (e.g., products lack proper directions for use) and the addition of delta-8 THC to foods, such as gummies, chocolate , caramels, chewing gum and brittle peanuts.

“The FDA is very concerned about the growing popularity of delta-8 THC products sold online and in stores nationwide. These products often include claims that they treat or mitigate side effects related to a wide variety of illnesses or medical conditions, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, nausea, and anxiety,” said the FDA’s senior deputy commissioner. Janet WoodcockMD “It is extremely disturbing that certain food products are packaged and labeled in ways that may appeal to children. We will continue to protect the health and safety of Americans by monitoring the marketplace and taking action when companies illegally sell products that pose a problem risk to public health.”

The FDA recently released a consumer update expressing serious concerns about the potential health effects of delta-8 THC products. The FDA has received reports of adverse events involving products containing delta-8 THC from consumers, healthcare professionals, and law enforcement, some of which have resulted in the need for hospitalization or emergency treatment. The agency is also aware of an increasing number of exposure cases involving products containing delta-8 THC received by national poison control centers and alerts issued by state poison control centers describing safety concerns and side effects with products containing delta-8 THC.

In addition to violations related to FDA-regulated products containing delta-8 THC, several of the warning letters describe additional violations of FD&C law, including the marketing of CBD products claiming to treat medical conditions in humans and humans. animals, the promotion of CBD products as dietary supplements, and the addition of CBD to human and animal foods. CBD and delta-8 THC are food additives not approved for use in any human or animal food product, as the FDA is not aware of any basis for concluding that the substances are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) or otherwise exempt from food additive requirements. One of the letters expresses concerns about CBD products marketed for food-producing animals and potential safety issues with human food products (e.g. meat, milk, eggs) from animals that consume of CBD, as there is a lack of safety data. CBD residue levels.

The FDA sent warning letters to:

The FDA has previously sent warning letters to other companies illegally selling unapproved CBD products that claimed to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent various diseases, in violation of FD&C law. In some cases, there have been other violations because CBD has been added to food products. The FDA has not approved any CBD products other than a prescription drug for human use to treat rare and severe forms of epilepsy.

The FDA has asked the companies for written responses within 15 business days indicating how they will address these violations and prevent their recurrence. Failure to promptly remedy violations may result in legal action, including seizure of the product and/or an injunction.

Additional Resources:

Media Contact: FDA Office of Media Affairs, 301-796-4540
Consumer requests: Email, 888-INFO-FDA

The FDA, an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, protects public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and safety of drugs, vaccines, and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency is also responsible for the safety and security of the food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, electronic radiation emitting products and the regulation of tobacco products.

SOURCE US Food and Drug Administration

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Biden Battery Electronic Vehicles Jennifer Granholm https://radiotubesupply.com/biden-battery-electronic-vehicles-jennifer-granholm/ Mon, 02 May 2022 21:25:00 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/biden-battery-electronic-vehicles-jennifer-granholm/ On Monday, the Department of Energy announced $3.1 billion in funding to help boost U.S. production of high-capacity batteries and battery parts, as well as an additional $60 million in funds to support battery recycling. United States Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm formally laid out the Biden administration’s battery plans in a 2 p.m. statement in […]]]>

A plugged-in electric car parked and plugged into a charger.

On Monday, the Department of Energy announced $3.1 billion in funding to help boost U.S. production of high-capacity batteries and battery parts, as well as an additional $60 million in funds to support battery recycling. United States Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm formally laid out the Biden administration’s battery plans in a 2 p.m. statement in Detroit, Michigan – where Granholm was Governor of 2003 to 2011—and in a video she tweeted Monday afternoon.

“Batteries are critical to powering the transport sector with clean energy and providing renewable resources around the clock. Improved battery technology and storage capacities will help reduce our dependence on electricity consumption. foreign oil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” Granholm said in the video statement.

Although batteries can help rely less on extraneous oil, it is important to note that the minerals and rare earth the metals used in batteries are concentrated in a few places in the world. And much of the US supply of these materials currently comes from outside the country. At present, approximately 80% of our imports of lithium-ion batteries come from Chinawho has mining contracts and operations implemented in many rich in minerals areas of the global south. China is also responsible for processing and refining 80% of rare earths metals that the United States imports, according to USGS 2020 data.

New DOE funding comes amid booming fossil fuel prices prompting the United States to renew its calls for increased domestic energy capacity, and a continued federal push to vehicle electrification— starting with the government own fleet. The Biden administration previously set a goal for electric vehicles to offset half of everything car sales by 2030, via executive order. To achieve this goal alone, we will need a much larger batteryand therefore all the minerals (such as cobalt, nickel, graphite, lithium and rare earth metals) needed to manufacture these batteries.

There is no doubt that we must move away from fossil fuels, as quickly as possible to avoid the worsening consequences of climate change. But moving to all electric cars or more battery storage on the power grid, although possibleis full of political, environmental and human potential complications.

Money for DOE’s new battery investment comes from Biden $1 trillion infrastructure plan, and will be used for “the research, manufacture, processing and [battery] recycling,” according to Granholm. The bulk of the funding is specifically focused on grants to support “the establishment of new, upgraded, and expanded commercial facilities as well as manufacturing demonstrations and battery recycling,” the DOE said in its statement.

Notably, the funding is not intended for new mining projects, but rather to stimulate the processing and recovery in the United States of the raw materials necessary for the production of batteries. “The bipartisan Infrastructure Act commits more than $7 billion to strengthening the battery supply chain in the United States, which includes the production and recycling of critical minerals without re-mining or extraction and the sourcing of materials for domestic manufacturing,” the statement said.

But, more materials will have to be mined somehow. A Analysis 2021 by the International Energy Agency has concluded that we will need to increase the sextupled ore supply to meet the growing global demand for batteries over the coming decades. And for some minerals, this number is much higher. Report predicts demand for graphite will increase 25 times over the next 20 years, and the demand for lithium will increase 70 times.

Recycling probably cannot solve all shortage problems, as the US government well knows. In late March, Biden invoked a Cold War-era law in an attempt to boost national minerals and metal mines

Although continuing to burn fossil fuels poses a huge threat to just about everyone species on earth. The development of battery production carries the risk of damaging species and habitats on a smaller scale. For example, lithium mining has reduced the populations of two species of flamingos in salt pans in Chile, according to a 2022 study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. And, in Nevada, a proposed lithium mine site could destroy most known range of a rare wildflower called Tiehm buckwheat.

And the current mining boom has exacerbated existing global inequalities, such as in Chile where lithium mines threaten local populations. water supply and Indigenous communities. Or, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where dangerous cobalt mining operations have children killed working in the mines and led to lawsuits against tech companies, including You’re here, Apple and Google.

With this new funding announcement, however, the DOE aims to move toward a better battery supply chain by embracing “responsible and sustainable domestic sourcing of critical materials used to manufacture lithium-ion batteries,” according to the department Monday. . statement. Let’s hope this vision comes true.

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This week’s awesome tech stories on the web (until April 30) https://radiotubesupply.com/this-weeks-awesome-tech-stories-on-the-web-until-april-30/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 07:00:34 +0000 https://radiotubesupply.com/this-weeks-awesome-tech-stories-on-the-web-until-april-30/ COMPUTING This two-inch diamond disc could hold a staggering billion worth of Blu-Ray dataAndre Liszewski | Gizmodo“Using quantum memory techniques, it is estimated that a two-inch diamond wafer will have sufficient data density to store the equivalent of one billion Blu-Ray discs of data, or approximately 25 exabytes. It’s amazing and it could theoretically solve […]]]>

COMPUTING

This two-inch diamond disc could hold a staggering billion worth of Blu-Ray data
Andre Liszewski | Gizmodo
“Using quantum memory techniques, it is estimated that a two-inch diamond wafer will have sufficient data density to store the equivalent of one billion Blu-Ray discs of data, or approximately 25 exabytes. It’s amazing and it could theoretically solve the world’s data storage needs, but despite the fact that Adamant Namiki Precision Jewelry Co. plans to bring this new manufacturing technique to market as early as next year, it will still take some time before you can order a new smartphone with 25 exabytes of data on board.

ROBOTICS

An incredibly powerful robot just broke a world record by jumping more than 100 feet in the air
Andre Liszewski | Gizmodo
“It is believed that the jumping performance of the robot has reached the maximum possible performance of the materials used. When the tension in the arcs is released, the robot accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just nine milliseconds, exerting an acceleration force of 315g (most humans can’t sustain more than 9g) and jumping to a height nearly 100 feet.

NANOTECHNOLOGY

The world’s smallest gears measure just a few nanometers to power molecular machines
Michael Irving | New Atlas
“Molecular machines and nanorobots could be extremely useful in the decades to come, helping to build electronic components, transport drugs through the body, or manipulate individual cells or molecules. To this end, scientists have developed nanoscale versions of many machine parts, such as motors, pistons, pumps, keys and propellers. Now the FAU team has added another essential machine part to the list: sprockets.

TECHNOLOGY

Why Twitter is more powerful than the printing press
Jessica E. Lessin | information
“…those who reject [Elon] Musk’s takeover of Twitter as a modern example of a wealthy tycoon buying up printing presses or TV stations falls into a dangerous trap. They forget that the Internet is unlike any communication technology that has come before it. they underestimate the power of technology to evolve and control public conversation. »

WIDGETS

MIT develops a speaker that’s thinner than a sheet music
Haje Jan Kamps | Tech Crunch
“This thin-film speaker produces sound with minimal distortion while using a fraction of the energy required by a traditional speaker. The hand-sized speaker the team made demonstration, which weighs about a penny, can generate high-quality sound, regardless of the surface on which the film is stuck.

SPACE

Could the key ingredients of life have come from outer space? Scientists say yes
Will Dunham | Reuters
“A new examination of meteorites that have landed in the United States, Canada and Australia reinforces the idea that such objects may have delivered to the Earth early in its history chemical ingredients vital for the advent of life. Scientists had previously detected on these meteorites three of the five chemical components necessary for the formation of DNA, the molecule which carries the genetic instructions in living organisms, and RNA, the molecule crucial to control the action of genes The researchers said on Tuesday they had now identified the latter two after refining the way they analyze meteorites.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Emerging Types of Language Models and Their Importance
Kyle Wiggers | Tech Crunch
“Several types emerge as dominant, including large general-purpose models like OpenAI’s GPT-3 and models fine-tuned for particular tasks (consider answering questions from the IT office). … There are major differences between these different approaches. in terms of strengths, gaps, and requirements. Here’s how they compare and where you can expect to see them deployed over the next year or two.

AUGMENTED REALITY

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel thinks the Metaverse is “ambiguous and hypothetical”
Richard Lawler and Alex Heath | The edge
“You just have to ask a room of people how to define it, and everyone’s definition is totally different,” [Spiegel said]. [He] also said The edge Alex Heath that companies doing metaverse presentations are “really talking about something that doesn’t exist yet,” as opposed to augmented reality, where “there are 250 million people interacting with augmented reality every day in just Snapchat app”. These AR interactions include everything from the goofy selfie effects Snap made popular years ago to more advanced shopping experiences.

Image Credit: MARIOLA GROBELSKA / Unsplash

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