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22 PCB007 MAGAZINE I JANUARY 2019 buy. That's coming at us. And then, come 2019, I believe the lead time for the larger case sizes of MLCCs is going to go out further than it is right now. That's going to be a huge problem. Matties: It's not just manufacturing capacity alone, it's actually a shortage of the equipment to produce them. There's not enough equip-ment as well. Martin: Yes. I was at Vishay in China this June, and they told me they had equipment on order for a year, and they had pushed it out because the manufacturer couldn't get parts. Matties: It's a deeper supply chain issue beyond just the floor space. Martin: Exactly. The manufacturers can't get the machines to make more parts because the machine manufacturers can't get the parts. Matties: Thank you very much, Stephanie. This was very informative. Martin: Thank you. PCB007 Matties: Very much so. Is there anything we haven't talked about that you feel we should cover? Martin: As I said, we're fighting tariff issues. We're mainly waiting for manufacturers to move. I think there's going to be a big move on business out of China to other regions to mitigate the tariffs. It hasn't really had a huge impact yet, but I think it's coming. I think it's going to have a significant impact in a few months. Right now, the distributors have been really good. They're absorbing what they can't mitigate for us, so it's going to have a huge impact with the manufacturers on what they choose to design and which products we An article in the December issue of the journal Optica demonstrated that nanosatellites the size of milk cartons arranged in a spherical (annular) configuration were able to capture images that match the resolution of the full- frame, lens-based or concave mirror systems used on today's telescopes. BGU Ph.D. candidate Angika Bulbul, working under the supe- rvision of Prof. Joseph Rosen of BGU's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, explains the groundbreaking nature of this study, saying it proves that by using a partial aperture, even a high- resolution image can be generated. This reduces the cost of traditionally large telescopic lenses. "We found that you don't need the entire telescope lens to obtain the right images. Even by using a partial aperture area of a lens, as low as 0.43%, we managed to obtain a similar image resolution to the full aperture area of a mirror or lens- based imaging system," says Bulbul. "The huge cost, time and material needed for gigantic traditional optical space telescopes with large curved mirrors can be slashed." (Source: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) New BGU System Produces High-res Images at Low Cost

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