Electronics Industry News

Vinyl Revival (Nickel Magazine, Nov. 2010)
Nickel is essential for the production of modern vinyl records as well as CDs.

Shielding for Safety (Nickel Magazine, Nov. 2010)
Whether in hospitals, clinics or your private home, shielding of medical equipment from electromagnetic waves is critical for the proper functioning of these devices.   

Nickel Sulphate (Nickel Magazine, Nov. 2010)
A primer on nickel sulphate, which is used in some batteries.   

Nickel in Mobile Phones (Nickel Magazine, Nov. 2010)
News on external nickel plating on cell phones and its relation to nickel contact dermatitis.   

Fuel Cells (Nickel Magazine, June 2010)
Research continues on developing more efficient and lower cost Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs), and nickel-containing materials are involved.   

Green Cars: Recycling Batteries (Nickel Magazine, June 2010)
Processes have been developed to maximize the recovery of the major components including nickel from both Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) and even Lithium Ion batteries.   

Nickel Hydroxide (Nickel Magazine, June 2010)
A primer on nickel hydroxide, which is used in some batteries.   

Europe Recognizes Mobile Phone Dermatitis (Nickel Magazine, June 2010)
The Nickel Institute’s stewardship policy discourages inappropriate use of nickel, such as external surfaces of mobile phones.   

Solar Solution (Nickel Magazine, Dec. 2008)
How nickel stainless steels are improving the prospects for solar energy. 

A Growing Opportunity for Nickel (Nickel Magazine, Oct. 2008)
The market for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) is growing in Europe.

Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries Power Hybrid Growth (Nickel Magazine, June 2008)
There is rapid growth in Europe in the sales of hybrid vehicles, using Nickel Metal Hydride batteries.

Coating Nano-Powders with Nickel (Nickel Magazine, Mar. 2008)
Nickel Vapour Deposition (NVD) is used to coat powders of various substrates, for example for use in electromagnetic interference shielding.

Cladding Pipe Proves Cost-Effective (Nickel Magazine, Mar. 2008)
Stainless steel weld overlay of carbon steel pipe and fittings using the flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) process can be a cost-effective way to produce larger diameter heavy walled piping system.

Foam that Remembers (Nickel Magazine, Mar. 2008)
A shape-memory nickel-manganese-gallium foam holds promise for both micro-devices used in both electronic and medical areas.

Defining Display (Nickel Magazine, May 2006)
Nickel-irons are needed for Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs).

Precise Performance (Nickel Magazine, May 2006)
Nickel enables the inexpensive replication on CDs and DVDs of digital entertainment.

Denver Switches to Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries (Nickel Magazine, Nov. 2005)
Hybrid buses in Denver use Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries.

Assembling Nano-Scale Electronics (Nickel Magazine, July. 2005)
Nickel nanowires prove easy to manipulate magnetically.

Nano-Device Connections (Nickel Magazine, Nov. 2004)
Highly accurate micro parts for MEMs and larger parts with ultra-fine features are being electroformed from nickel. 

Nickel Puts “Spark” in Your Spark Plugs (Nickel Magazine, Nov. 2004)
The amount of nickel in each plug is only about a quarter of a gram, but more than 250 million plugs are made every year.

Fuel Cell Manufacturing Takes Off (Nickel Magazine, Nov. 2004)
Use of stationary molten carbonate fuel cells is growing.