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Power Electronics

Our coverage of the U.S.-sponsored manufacturing innovation institutes has been consistently revelatory—and the Manufacturing USA Update is no exception. PowerAmerica is working to maintain dominance in the production of silicon carbide (SiC) chips, which outperform silicon. And PowerAmerica is at the end of its six-year funding from the Department...

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Flexible Hybrid Electronics

For Malcolm Thompson, leading a consortium is a lot like being a matchmaker. He is discreet and has a wide network. He also strives to understand his members’ goals and gain their trust. “They come to me and say, ‘We need help on some things,’ which can reveal a weakness,” said Thompson, executive director of NextFlex, a consortium in the flexible...