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46 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JUNE 2020 GTX CEO Chairs So. California COVID-19 Supplies Taskforce and GTX Is Recognized as a Top Revolutionary IoT Company E GTX Corp, a pioneer in the field of health and safety wearable technology, announced that CEO Patrick Bertagna now chairs the Southern California Biomedical Counsel COVID-19 Sup- plies Taskforce. SAMWHA ELECTRIC Receives Attention in Electronics for Smart City Industry E SAMWHA ELECTRIC, a manufacturer special- izing in electrolytic capacitors in Korea, draws attention in the world electronics market by launching a conductive polymer hybrid electro- lytic capacitor, leveraging advanced technology to cope with increasing demand for electronic components used for smart city industry—a future strategic market. Intel Capital Invests $132 Million in 11 Disruptive Technology Startups E Intel Capital, Intel Corporation's global invest- ment organization, announced new investments totaling $132 million in 11 technology startups. These companies bring to market breakthrough innovations in artificial intelligence, autono- mous computing, and chip design. Draganfly's 'Pandemic Drone' Conducts Flights Near NYC E Draganfly Inc.—a manufacturer within the commercial unmanned aerial vehicle, remotely piloted aircraft systems, and unmanned vehicle sector—announced the first-ever series of U.S. pandemic drone test flights in Westport, Con- necticut—considered a COVID-19 hotspot—to identify social distancing and detect symptoms presented by the virus in an effort to keep the community safe. 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- assemble mechanical ventilator. Compound Photonics Backplane Enables World's Smallest MicroLED AR Displays E Compound Photonics U.S. Corporation—pro- viding compact, high-resolution microdisplay solutions for augmented and mixed reality (AR/MR)—announced the wide availability of its high-performance digital backplane to lead- ing microLED developers worldwide for inte- gration into complete microdisplay subsystems. Garmin TeamX Unveils the Seven-Inch Format Aera 760 Portable Aviation GPS E Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., announced the aera® 760—a premium aviation portable that is purpose-built for the pilot and the cockpit. Corelis Introduces New ScanExpress Version 9.6.0 Boundary-Scan Software Suite E Corelis, a supplier of high-performance bound- ary-scan test and measurement software and hardware, announced version 9.6.0 of its Scan- Express™ Boundary- Scan Suite of Software is now available. Global Silicon Wafer Area Shipments Rise in Q1 2020 Despite COVID-19 E Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments rose 2.7% to 2,920 million square inches in the first quarter of 2020, compared with fourth-quarter 2019 shipments of 2,844 million square inches, but dropped 4.3% year-over-year, the SEMI Sil- icon Manufacturers Group reported in its quar- terly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.

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