News Article | May 10, 2017
AIM Solder, a leading global manufacturer of solder assembly materials for the electronics industry, is pleased to announce their participation at the SMTA Carolinas Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place on May 16th, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Greensboro Airport in Greensboro, NC. AIM will highlight their revolutionary REL61™ lead-free solder alloy, along with their full line of solder assembly materials. REL61 addresses the most challenging issues with today’s common lead-free alloys, specifically voiding, cost, durability and tin whiskers. Combined with AIM M8 Solder Paste, REL61 has reduced voiding on BTC packages by over 45%, increasing both thermal performance and solder joint integrity. REL61 offers a low cost alternative to SAC alloys, with reliability and performance characteristics superior to SAC305 and other low/no-silver solder alloys. Extensive testing indicates that REL61 can reduce tin whisker formation as well as outperform SAC alloys in thermal shock, vibration and drop shock resistance. AIM will highlight its full line of advanced solder materials, including its solder paste, liquid flux and solder alloys, including its newly developed REL22™ solder alloy for extremely harsh environments. To discover all of AIM’s products and services, visit the company at the SMTA Carolinas Expo & Tech Forum for more information. About AIM Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, AIM Solder is a leading global manufacturer of assembly materials for the electronics industry with manufacturing, distribution and support facilities located throughout the world. AIM produces advanced solder products such as solder paste, liquid flux, cored wire, bar solder, epoxies, lead-free and halogen-free solder products, preforms, and specialty alloys such as indium and gold for a broad range of industries. A recipient of many prestigious SMT industry awards, AIM is strongly committed to innovative research and development of product and process improvement as well as providing customers with superior technical support, service and training. For more information about AIM, visit http://www.aimsolder.com.
News Article | May 23, 2017
Art Mallett Jr., Global Director for DUNMORE Aerospace will be presenting on how multi-layer insulation systems are changing the aerospace industry. As part of the Space Tech Expo USA Open Tech Forum, Mallett will speak about how MLI materials are being used today and the technical challenges facing the industry. Mallett will also discuss the next generation of lightweight materials and MLI insulation films being developed to meet the future needs of the market. Mallett will highlight new lightweight, smart textiles that will become the new standard for MLI films (http://www.dunmore.com/products/multi-layer-films.html). Space Tech Expo USA brings together engineering experts and key decision makers in the B2B space industry. The conference will be attended by representatives across the supply chain for commercial, civil, and military aerospace. Space Tech Expo will spotlight new trends and technology advancements in the industry. Topics from additive manufacturing to thermal management solutions will be discussed throughout the 3 day conference. Who: Art Mallett Jr., Global Director, DUNMORE Aerospace What: Reinforcing Our Place in Space - How MLI Systems are Changing the Industry When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 12:50-1:20 pm Where: Space Tech Expo USA, Pasadena, California Web: http://www.spacetechexpo.com/ About DUNMORE DUNMORE Corporation is a global supplier of engineered coated and laminated films and foils. DUNMORE offers film conversion services such as coating, metalizing and laminating along with contract film manufacturing. The DUNMORE Aerospace business unit (http://www.dunmore.com/industries/aerospace.html) produces coated film, metalized film and laminated film substrates for the aircraft and spacecraft industry. DUNMORE also serves the photovoltaic, graphic arts, packaging, insulation, medical, electronics, automotive, surfacing and fashion industries. DUNMORE is privately held, ISO 9001:2008 and OSHA VPP Star certified. For complete information on DUNMORE’s products, services and industries served, please visit DUNMORE’s website http://www.dunmore.com.
News Article | April 18, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Entrepreneurs, investment professionals and other industry leaders involved or interested in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) will converge in Wichita, Kansas, August 30-31, for the 2017 UAS Tech Forum. The event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport. Regarded as the annual anchor event for the UAS Cluster Initiative for Oklahoma and South Kansas, a collaborative funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Tech Forum will bring together in one place, entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, technology transfer professionals, economic development officials and other service providers. Forum participants will have the opportunity to hear various technology presentations and thought-provoking panel discussions as well as listen in on several relevant keynote presentations from some of the industry’s most respected speakers. Networking opportunities with other attendees and exhibitors will be available throughout the event as well as various investment opportunities. The agenda also includes pitch sessions where pre-selected and prepped entrepreneurs and researchers showcase their technologies to a wide array of potential strategic partners, investors and licensees. Presenters go through a six-week mentoring process leading up to the Tech Forum, designed to help them prepare for their pitch sessions. “Think ‘Shark Tank’ meets traditional investor Pitch,” said UAS Cluster Program Manager Amanda Radovic. “Just by going through the process, Pitch presenters are creating a polished pitch, expanding their networks and gaining exposure to strategic partners.” The UAS Cluster Initiative is partnering with several entities to put on the Tech Forum, including host organizations the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), Greater Wichita Partnership, Wichita State University, and Kansas State University. “The UAS industry is an ideal fit for the state of Kansas, and the energy behind growing new business here is remarkable,” said Bob Brock, KDOT director of UAS. “The Secretaries of Transportation and Commerce have dedicated time and resources to foster partnerships with universities, aerospace companies and other state agencies that we believe will be essential to helping UAS businesses thrive in Kansas.” Jeff Fluhr, president of the Greater Wichita Partnership, said he is excited that the Air Capital of the World will be hosting this year’s UAS Tech Forum. “The greater Wichita region is one of five aviation clusters in the world. We have been a leader in this industry for 100 years, which creates a dynamic opportunity for South Kansas and Oklahoma to cultivate and grow the UAS industry by leveraging our regional strengths and working collectively,” he said. Anyone wishing to register for the 2017 UAS Tech Forum or to sign up as a sponsor or apply for one of the Pitch presentations may do so by visiting the Cluster Initiative website at https://uascluster.com/pages/techforum2017-home.html. Administered by Development Capital Networks, the Cluster Initiative’s mission is to accelerate the growth of the UAS Industry by enabling established companies and emerging entrepreneurs, in particular those located in Oklahoma and South Kansas, to connect, work together and gain access to national technologies, global capital, advanced business models and global markets. It accomplishes this through a variety of activities and events, including webinars, SBIR workshops, mentoring and acceleration services, roundtable discussions, a student UAS competition, the UAS Tech Forum and other networking opportunities.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: REGIONS-2012-2013-1 | Award Amount: 2.07M | Year: 2012
The global maritime market is on a strong growth trajectory, and this project aims to harness that growth to create economic and employment benefits for Europe. On the one hand, growth is driven by commercial megatrends such as demand for marine/offshore renewable energy, fish products and emerging potential for blue biotech products; on the other hand, there is high demand for efficient use and management of the ocean resource, as described in the EU Integrated Maritime Strategy. Increasing Europes innovation capacity in maritime resource efficiency will underpin successful exploitation of these growth opportunities. Traditionally, the maritime industries have been slow to explore how demands for resource efficiency would impact on them. Fish stock depletion and rising fuel costs have, of course, risen quickly up the political and commercial agendas, and shipping companies as well as builders and engine manufacturers have invested in improving fuel efficiency. However, the wider needs for maritime resource efficiency are posing challenges which in many cases lack viable solutions. Emerging marine activities (for example in exploiting marine renewable energy) are presenting new opportunities for innovation, but are also highlighting areas where further improvements in resource efficiency need to be achieved. European member states contain a number of Regional Research Driven Clusters (RRDCs) which are active in the fields of maritime development and marine & coastal resource management. This project will add significant value to this existing cluster infrastructure, via three main approaches that will support their long-term development and sustainability: Facilitating interaction and knowledge exchange between RRDCs each focused on its world-class strengths (Smart Specialisation); Raising the effectiveness of RRDCs by strengthening shared approaches to innovation support Using RRDC activities to stimulate involvement of supply chain companies
News Article | December 8, 2016
SAN JOSE, Calif. and SINGAPORE, Dec. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broadcom Limited (Nasdaq:AVGO), a leading semiconductor device supplier to the wired, wireless, enterprise storage, and industrial end markets, today reported financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended October 30, 2016, and provided guidance for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017. Broadcom Limited is the successor to Avago Technologies Limited (“Avago”). Following Avago’s acquisition of Broadcom Corporation (“BRCM”) on February 1, 2016 (the “Acquisition”), Broadcom Limited became the ultimate parent company of Avago and BRCM. Financial results for the fiscal periods prior to the Acquisition relate solely to the Company’s predecessor, Avago. Unless the context otherwise requires, references in this press release to “Broadcom,” “the Company,” “we,” “our,” “us” and similar terms are to Broadcom Limited from and after the effective time of the Acquisition and, prior to that time, to its predecessor, Avago. The financial results from businesses that have been classified as discontinued operations in the Company’s financial statements are not included in the results presented below, unless otherwise stated. Net revenue was $4,136 million, an increase of 9 percent from $3,792 million in the previous quarter and an increase of 125 percent from $1,840 million in the same quarter last year. Gross margin was $2,171 million, or 52.5 percent of net revenue. This compares with gross margin of $1,782 million, or 47.0 percent of net revenue, in the prior quarter, and gross margin of $997 million, or 54.2 percent of net revenue, in the same quarter last year. Operating expenses were $1,790 million. This compares with $2,046 million in the prior quarter and $483 million for the same quarter last year. Operating income was $381 million, or 9 percent of net revenue. This compares with operating loss of $264 million, or 7 percent of net revenue, in the prior quarter, and operating income of $514 million, or 28 percent of net revenue, in the same quarter last year. Net loss, which includes the impact of discontinued operations, was $668 million, or $1.59 per diluted share. This compares with net loss of $315 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, for the prior quarter, and net income of $429 million, or $1.49 per diluted share, in the same quarter last year. Net loss attributable to ordinary shares was $632 million. Net loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest (restricted exchangeable limited partnership units (“REUs”)) in the Company’s subsidiary, Broadcom Cayman L.P. (the “Partnership”), was $36 million. The Company’s cash balance at the end of the fourth fiscal quarter was $3,097 million, compared to $1,961 million at the end of the prior quarter. During the fourth quarter, the Company generated $1,352 million in cash from operations and received $200 million in net cash proceeds from the completion of divestitures. In the fourth quarter, the Company spent $193 million on capital expenditures. On September 30, 2016, the Company paid a cash dividend of $0.51 per ordinary share, totaling $202 million. On the same date, the Partnership, of which the Company is the General Partner, paid holders of REUs a corresponding distribution of $0.51 per REU, totaling $11 million. The differences between the Company’s GAAP and non-GAAP results are described generally under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below, and presented in detail in the financial reconciliation tables attached to this release. Net revenue from continuing operations was $4,146 million, an increase of 9 percent from $3,802 million in the previous quarter, and an increase of 124 percent from $1,853 million in the same quarter last year. Gross margin from continuing operations was $2,522 million, or 60.8 percent of net revenue. This compares with gross margin of $2,297 million, or 60.4 percent of net revenue, in the prior quarter, and gross margin of $1,149 million, or 62.0 percent of net revenue, in the same quarter last year. Operating income from continuing operations was $1,719 million, or 41 percent of net revenue. This compares with operating income from continuing operations of $1,489 million, or 39 percent of net revenue, in the prior quarter, and $811 million, or 44 percent of net revenue, in the same quarter last year. Net income from continuing operations was $1,549 million, or $3.47 per diluted share. This compares with net income of $1,293 million, or $2.89 per diluted share last quarter, and net income of $737 million, or $2.51 per diluted share, in the same quarter last year. “Fiscal 2016 was clearly transformative for our company with the acquisition of Broadcom Corporation. We finished the year on a very strong note, delivering a record level of revenue with 9 percent sequential revenue growth in the fourth quarter,” said Hock Tan, President and CEO of Broadcom Limited. “Reflecting the operating leverage from our larger scale and improved profitability, we announced today a doubling of our dividend.” Net revenue from continuing operations was $13,240 million, an increase of 94 percent from $6,824 million in the prior year. Gross margin was $5,940 million, or 44.9 percent of net revenue, versus $3,553 million, or 52.1 percent of net revenue, in fiscal year 2015. Operating loss was $409 million compared with operating income of $1,632 million in the prior year. Net loss, which includes the impact from discontinued operations, was $1,861 million, or $4.86 per diluted share. This compares with net income of $1,364 million, or $4.85 per diluted share, in fiscal year 2015. Net loss attributable to ordinary shares was $1,739 million in fiscal year 2016. Net loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest REUs in the Partnership was $122 million. Non-GAAP net revenue from continuing operations was $13,292 million, an increase of 92 percent from $6,905 million in the prior year. Non-GAAP gross margin was $8,046 million, or 60.5 percent of net revenue, versus $4,184 million, or 60.6 percent of net revenue, in fiscal year 2015. Non-GAAP operating income from continuing operations was $5,320 million. This compares with $2,926 million in the prior year. Non-GAAP net income was $4,672 million, or $11.45 per diluted share. This compares with non-GAAP net income of $2,613 million, or $8.98 per diluted share, in fiscal year 2015. Based on current business trends and conditions, the outlook for continuing operations for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, ending January 29, 2017, is expected to be as follows: Capital expenditures for the first fiscal quarter are expected to be approximately $330 million. For the first fiscal quarter, depreciation is expected to be $116 million and amortization is expected to be approximately $999 million. Cash taxes expected to be paid during fiscal year 2017 are approximately $400 million. The guidance provided above is only an estimate of what the Company believes is realizable as of the date of this release. Among other things, this guidance is based on an initial estimate of purchase accounting adjustments and allocations, all of which are subject to revision. The guidance also excludes the impact of any additional mergers, acquisitions and divestiture activity that may occur during the quarter. Actual results will vary from the guidance and the variations may be material. The Company undertakes no intent or obligation to publicly update or revise any of these projections, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Broadcom will be meeting with investors on January 4-6, 2017, at the 2017 International CES and presenting at the J.P. Morgan 15th Annual Tech Forum at the 2017 International CES on January 5, 2017 and the Citi 2017 Internet, Media and Telecommunication Conference in Las Vegas on January 5, 2017. The Company’s Board of Directors has approved a quarterly, interim cash dividend of $1.02 per ordinary share. A corresponding distribution will also be paid by the Partnership, of which the Company is the General Partner, to holders of REUs, in the amount of $1.02 per REU. The dividend and the distribution are both payable on December 30, 2016 to shareholders or unitholders of record, as applicable, at the close of business (5:00 p.m.) Eastern Time on December 16, 2016. Broadcom Limited will host a conference call to review its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016, ended October 30, 2016, and to provide guidance for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Those wishing to access the call should dial (866) 310-8712; International +1 (720) 634-2946. The passcode is 12782522. A replay of the call will be accessible for one week after the call. To access the replay dial (855) 859-2056; International +1 (404) 537-3406; and reference the passcode: 12782522. A webcast of the conference call will also be available in the “Investors” section of Broadcom’s website at www.broadcom.com. In addition to GAAP reporting, Broadcom provides investors with net revenue, net income, operating income, gross margin, operating expenses and other data on a non-GAAP basis. This non-GAAP information includes the effect, where applicable, of purchase accounting on revenues, and excludes amortization of intangible assets, share-based compensation expense, restructuring, impairment and disposal charges, acquisition-related costs, including integration costs, purchase accounting effect on inventory, gain (loss) on extinguishment of debt, income (loss) from discontinued operations and income tax effects of non-GAAP reconciling adjustments. Management does not believe that these items are reflective of the Company’s underlying performance. However, internally, these non-GAAP measures are significant measures used by management for purposes of evaluating the core operating performance of the Company, establishing internal budgets, calculating return on investment for development programs and growth initiatives, comparing performance with internal forecasts and targeted business models, strategic planning, evaluating and valuing potential acquisition candidates and how their operations compare to the Company’s operations, and benchmarking performance externally against the Company’s competitors. The presentation of these and other similar items in Broadcom’s non-GAAP financial results should not be interpreted as implying that these items are non-recurring, infrequent or unusual. Broadcom believes this non-GAAP financial information provides additional insight into the Company’s on-going performance and has therefore chosen to provide this information to investors for a more consistent basis of comparison and to help them evaluate the results of the Company’s on-going operations and enable more meaningful period to period comparisons. These non-GAAP measures are provided in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial data is included in the supplemental financial data attached to this press release. Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of digital and analog semiconductor connectivity solutions. Broadcom Limited’s extensive product portfolio serves four primary end markets: wired infrastructure, wireless communications, enterprise storage and industrial & other. Applications for our products in these end markets include: data center networking, home connectivity, set-top box, broadband access, telecommunications equipment, smartphones and base stations, data center servers and storage, factory automation, power generation and alternative energy systems, and electronic displays. This announcement contains forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended) concerning Broadcom. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements that address our expected future business and financial performance and statements about (i) the expected benefits of acquisitions, (ii) our plans, objectives and intentions with respect to future operations and products, (iii) our competitive position and opportunities, (iv) the impact of acquisitions on the market for our products, (v) other statements identified by words such as “will”, “expect”, “intends”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “should”, “intend”, “plan”, “potential”, “predict” “project”, “aim”, and similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and beliefs of the management of Broadcom, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management, current market trends and market conditions and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company’s and management’s control, and which may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Particular uncertainties that could materially affect future results include any risks associated with our recent acquisition of Broadcom Corporation and other acquisitions we may make, such as delays, challenges and expenses associated with integrating acquired companies with our existing businesses and our ability to achieve the benefits, growth prospects and synergies expected from such acquisitions, including our pending acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.; loss of our significant customers and fluctuations in the timing and volume of significant customer demand; our dependence on contract manufacturers and outsourced supply chain; our ability to accurately estimate customers’ demand and adjust our manufacturing and supply chain accordingly; our significant indebtedness, including the need to generate sufficient cash flows to service and repay such debt; our ability to improve our manufacturing efficiency and quality; increased dependence on a small number of markets; quarterly and annual fluctuations in operating results; cyclicality in the semiconductor industry or in our target markets; global economic conditions and concerns; our competitive performance and ability to continue achieving design wins with our customers, as well as the timing of those design wins; rates of growth in our target markets; prolonged disruptions of our or our contract manufacturers’ manufacturing facilities or other significant operations; our dependence on outsourced service providers for certain key business services and their ability to execute to our requirements; our ability to maintain or improve gross margin; our ability to maintain tax concessions in certain jurisdictions; our ability to protect our intellectual property and the unpredictability of any associated litigation expenses; any expenses or reputational damage associated with resolving customer product and warranty and indemnification claims; dependence on and risks associated with distributors of our products; our ability to sell to new types of customers and to keep pace with technological advances; market acceptance of the end products into which our products are designed; and other events and trends on a national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business, competitive and regulatory nature. Our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), which you may obtain for free at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov, discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. We undertake no intent or obligation to publicly update or revise any of these forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
News Article | November 22, 2016
Rising Media, Inc. and Asimov Ventures have revealed the eight startups selected to compete in the upcoming Frontier Tech Showdown, which brings together top startups in 3D printing, robotics, and virtual and augmented reality. The winner of the competition will receive a $15,000 uncapped SAFE, courtesy of Asimov Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm specializing in 3D printing and robotics. The competition will take place on December 14, 2016, at 4:25 PM at the Frontier Tech Forum in San Diego. The Frontier Tech Showdown is the official startup competition of the Frontier Tech Forum, which includes industry-leading conferences Inside 3D Printing, RoboUniverse, and the Virtual Reality Summit. The Frontier Tech Forum is an epicenter for innovative technologies that are shaping the next frontier of innovation. Past winners of the Frontier Tech Showdown include 3D Hubs, Voxel8, Wiivv, Metamason, and CleverPet. Frontier Tech Showdown judge Tyler Benster, General Partner at Asimov Ventures, said, “We are delighted to announce selections for the San Diego 2016 Frontier Tech Showdown. These eight finalists were selected from our most competitive application pool yet and are leading the charge to bring 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality to the mainstream.” The Frontier Tech Showdown acts as a springboard for early investment in emerging tech, because participants pitch not only to a panel of judges, but also to an audience of other professionals. Past winners have collectively raised over $21 million, with the average winner raising more than $3.5 million in subsequent financing. Cellink, a participant from the Frontier Tech Showdown in New York earlier this year, successfully completed its IPO on the NASDAQ First North stock exchange. And five past Frontier Tech Showdown participants, who all pitched as seed-stage companies, have now raised more than $7 million each. For more information and to register to view the competition, visit frontiertechforum.com. Rising Media is a global events and media producer excelling in Internet and technology-related events and content. Events include Inside 3D Printing, RoboUniverse, Virtual Reality Summit, Frontier Tech Forum, Inside Fintech, Data Driven Business, Building Business Capability, Predictive Analytics World, Text Analytics World, eMetrics Summit, Conversion Conference, Email Innovations Summit, AllFacebook Marketing Conference, Search Marketing Expo, Affiliate Management Days, Influencer Marketing Days and Web Effectiveness Conference in the USA, Brazil, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, India, China, Korea, Singapore, Australia. For more information, please visit risingmedia.com.
News Article | March 1, 2017
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - March 1, 2017) - Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) announced four winning projects for the second round of the ERA Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses at the Propel Energy Tech Forum in Calgary. The international competition seeks technologies to transform carbon dioxide from a waste material to an asset, while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Each Round Two project will receive up to $3 million to accelerate their technologies over the next two years. In 2019 one will be eligible for up to an additional $10 million in funding to help commercialize their technology in Alberta. "Government investment in innovation is critical to accelerate the transformative technologies that Alberta, Canada and the world will need to reduce both GHG emissions and costs," said ERA CEO Steve MacDonald. "We searched the world for the best solutions for Alberta to move carbon dioxide from a waste stream to an asset, and in the process, we are attracting new companies and new ideas to the province." Government provides grants to ERA to enable it to fulfil its mandate. Its funding comes from Alberta's large emitters who choose to pay into the Climate Change and Emissions Management Fund. "Carbon reinvestments lead to innovation and jobs. That makes life better for Albertans and supports our industries. Emissions Reduction Alberta plays a crucial role in advancing innovation and technology in this province," said Alberta Minister of Environment and Parks and the Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office, Shannon Phillips. All but one new entrant, CarbonCure Technologies, progressed from the first round of the international competition. In the first round, ERA selected 24 projects from 344 submissions from around the world. First round projects received up to $500,000 in funding to develop their technologies. Nineteen winners from Round One submitted applications to continue their project development in Round Two and 69 submissions were received from new applicants. Submissions were subject to a due diligence process, and assessed by a team of external experts as well as an Executive Advisory Panel. Final funding decisions are made by the ERA Board of Directors.
News Article | February 28, 2017
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 28, 2017) - Emissions Reduction Alberta is announcing the Second Round winners of the ERA Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses on March 1 at the Propel Energy Tech Forum at the Westin Calgary. Each Round Two project receives a commitment of up to $3 million. After two years of development, the Round Two winners will exclusively compete for a single $10 million grand prize, which will be awarded as a grant to advance the most promising technology toward commercialization in Alberta. The ERA Grand Challenge is an innovative approach to identify the best solutions in the world for Alberta to move carbon dioxide from a waste stream to an asset while reducing greenhouse emissions by one net megatonne. The first round of the competition drew global interest and finalists were selected from 344 submissions from 37 countries on six continents. Each received $500,000 and two years to advance their technologies. Nineteen winners from Round One submitted applications to continue their project development in Round Two, and 69 submissions were received from new applicants.
News Article | February 27, 2017
AIM Solder, a leading global manufacturer of solder assembly materials for the electronics industry, is pleased to announce their participation at the SMTA Houston Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place March 9th, 2017 at the Stafford Civic Center in Stafford, Texas. AIM will highlight their revolutionary REL61™ and REL22™ lead-free solder alloys, along with their full line of solder assembly materials. Developed by AIM, the REL61 and REL22 lead-free solder alloys have been specifically engineered as exceptionally durable alloys for extreme service environments. REL61 and REL22 provide superior thermal cycling performance and lower voids versus other lead-free alloys. They have shown to reduce tin whisker formation and improved strength versus SAC alloys making them ideal for high reliability electronics applications. Additionally, AIM will highlight its full line of advanced solder materials, including its solder pastes, liquid fluxes, tin/lead and lead-free alloys. To discover all of AIM’s products and services, visit the company at the SMTA Houston Expo & Tech Forum for more information. About AIM Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, AIM Solder is a leading global manufacturer of assembly materials for the electronics industry with manufacturing, distribution and support facilities located throughout the world. AIM produces advanced solder products such as solder paste, liquid flux, cored wire, bar solder, epoxies, lead-free and halogen-free solder products, preforms, and specialty alloys such as indium and gold for a broad range of industries. A recipient of many prestigious SMT industry awards, AIM is strongly committed to innovative research and development of product and process improvement as well as providing customers with superior technical support, service and training. For more information about AIM, visit http://www.aimsolder.com.
News Article | February 23, 2017
AIM Solder, a leading global manufacturer of solder assembly materials for the electronics industry, is pleased to announce their participation at the SMTA Dallas Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place March 7th, 2017 at the Plano Centre in Plano, Texas. AIM will highlight their revolutionary REL61™ and REL22™ lead-free solder alloys, along with their full line of solder assembly materials. Developed by AIM, the REL61 and REL22 lead-free solder alloys have been specifically engineered as exceptionally durable alloys for extreme service environments. REL61 and REL22 provide superior thermal cycling performance and lower voids versus other lead-free alloys. They have shown to reduce tin whisker formation and improved strength versus SAC alloys making them ideal for high reliability electronics applications. Additionally, AIM will highlight its full line of advanced solder materials, including its solder pastes, liquid fluxes, tin/lead and lead-free alloys. To discover all of AIM’s products and services, visit the company at the SMTA Dallas Expo & Tech Forum for more information. About AIM Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, AIM Solder is a leading global manufacturer of assembly materials for the electronics industry with manufacturing, distribution and support facilities located throughout the world. AIM produces advanced solder products such as solder paste, liquid flux, cored wire, bar solder, epoxies, lead-free and halogen-free solder products, preforms, and specialty alloys such as indium and gold for a broad range of industries. A recipient of many prestigious SMT industry awards, AIM is strongly committed to innovative research and development of product and process improvement as well as providing customers with superior technical support, service and training. For more information about AIM, visit http://www.aimsolder.com.