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MAY 2020 I PCB007 MAGAZINE 73 GTX CEO Chairs So. California COVID-19 Supplies Taskforce E GTX Corp., a pioneer in the field of health and safety wearable technology, announced, in an effort to support the community at large from the coronavirus pandemic, that CEO Patrick Ber- tagna now chairs the Southern California Bio- medical Counsel COVID-19 Supplies Taskforce. SAMWHA ELECTRIC Receives Attention in Electronics for the Smart City Industry E SAMWHA ELECTRIC, a manufacturer spe- cialized in electrolytic capacitors in Korea, launched a conductive polymer hybrid electro- lytic capacitor leveraging advanced technology to cope with increasing demand for electronic components used for the smart city industry— a future strategic market. Everflow JV to Manufacture Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries in KSA E Nusaned Investment and SCHMID Group have closed the JV transaction in Saudi Arabia, fo- cusing on manufacturing and technology de- velopment in the field of vanadium redox flow batteries. NVIDIA Chief Scientist Releases Low-Cost, Open-Source Ventilator Design E NVIDIA Chief Scientist Bill Dally released an open-source design for a low-cost, easy-to-as- semble mechanical ventilator. Intel Joins GA Tech in DARPA Program to Mitigate Machine Learning Attacks E Intel and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) announced that they had been selected to lead a Guaranteeing Artificial In- telligence (AI) Robustness against Deception (GARD) program team for the Defense Ad- vanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Intel is the prime contractor in this four-year, multimillion-dollar joint effort to improve cy- bersecurity defenses against deception attacks on machine learning models. Universal Robots Launches the World's First Autonomous Bin Picking Kit for Machine Tending Applications E The complexity of automated bin picking is well-known throughout the industry, requiring huge efforts in both integration and program- ming. Today, most bin picking products are solely focused on the vision aspect of bin pick- ing and often require hundreds of lines of ad- ditional programming to bridge the gap from "pick" to "place" —especially if the "place" is not just dropping into a box or tote but accu- rately inserting the part into a fixture for fur- ther processing. Cadillac Products Manufacturing Medical PPE to Help Healthcare Workers Fight COVID-19 in Michigan E Cadillac Products Automotive Company and Cadillac Products Packaging Company have launched an effort to fight COVID-19 by com- bining workforces, capabilities, and factories to manufacture medical personal protective equip- ment (PPE) for frontline doctors and nurses. Robotics Duo Digs Into the Weeds With Winning AI Project at Hacketer.io E Kevin Patel and Nihar Chaniyara grew up among rural India's herbicide-treated crops of corn, sugarcane, and mangos. Today, they cul- tivate organics with data, vision models, and GPUs. SEMI Update on COVID-19 Resources E SEMI gives an update on the resources they have available to members regarding COVID-19.

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