COUNTERFEIT CHINESE PARTS SLIPPING INTO U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT: REPORT

Posted by: ABCnews.com

Author: Lee Ferran

Counterfeit electronic parts from China are “flooding” into critical U.S. military systems, including special operations helicopters and surveillance planes, and are putting the nation’s troops at risk, according to a new U.S. Senate committee report. Read more

HELICOPTER CEOs: COLLABORATION, AFFORDABILITY KEYS TO FUTURE SUCCESS

Posted by: AviationToday.com / Rotor & Wing Edition

By Andrew Parker, Editor-in-Chief

Heads of the world’s major helicopter manufacturers said that technological innovation, R&D spending, collaboration and affordable designs are paramount to the future success of the rotorcraft industry during last week’s AHS Forum 68 in Fort Worth, Texas. Read more

DESIGN FOR RELIABILITY – THE GOLDEN AGE OF SIMULATION DRIVEN PRODUCT DESIGN

Posted by: EETimes.com

Author: Arvind Shanmugavel

The design and implementation process for integrated circuits (ICs) has been honed and perfected for decades by the design and the electronic design automation (EDA) community. However, the reliability verification process has been slow to catch up, especially due to the complex nature of failure mechanisms. Read more

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VEXTEC In IBM: Making The World Work Better

Profiled with Alcoa, Amazon and Goodyear

Excerpt from “Making the World Work Better”

Predictive models are also emerging as powerful tools to anticipate breakage. Manufacturers dole out tens of billions of dollars in warranty payments a year.[i][i] Knowing when and how a product will fail would not only save money but also improve the safety of workers and customers.

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