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ON Semiconductor’s Top Notch Reclamation Center

by Lana Hall
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In 2018, approximately 1,150,000 metric tons of scrap materials and 822 kilograms of precious metals from ON Semiconductor’s global manufacturing facilities were processed, sorted and sold for re-use. The reclamation of these materials recouped more than $29 million USD.  

Aflac Ducks Go to Kids With Cancer

By Jessica Hardin
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American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, Ga., has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network to provide a free duck to every child diagnosed with cancer in the country.

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ON Semiconductor In The News: Dr. Chakraborty, A Brief History of Batteries and EV Projects

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Read our roundup of news, announcements, and energy efficiency projects including an interview with Dr-Sudipta-Chakraborty, a brief history of batteries and much more. 

For more of On Semiconductor in the news, visit www.onsemi.com/PowerSolutions/InTheNews

Ecocentricity Blog: That's One Classy Cephalopod

By: John A. Lanier
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You would be smart to consider octopi for inspiration if you were a practicing biomimic – especially if the design question you are asking is “how would nature efficiently navigate confined aqueous spaces like the piping in municipal water systems?”

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You would be smart to consider octopi for inspiration if you were a practicing biomimic – especially if the design question you are asking is “how would nature efficiently navigate confined aqueous spaces like the piping in municipal water systems?”

FCA US and Aurora to Partner to Develop and Deploy Self-Driving Commercial Vehicles

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  • FCA and Aurora plan to integrate the Aurora Driver into FCA commercial vehicles
  • FCA and Aurora will leverage one another’s strengths and capabilities to address the needs of commercial vehicle customers
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  • FCA and Aurora plan to integrate the Aurora Driver into FCA commercial vehicles
  • FCA and Aurora will leverage one another’s strengths and capabilities to address the needs of commercial vehicle customers

Transporting Today's Tech for Tomorrow's Leaders

FedEx supports next generation of STEM leaders
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As the pressure increases for technological advancements, companies are competing to produce the next big innovation that helps society work smarter, not harder. The demand for talent from the STEM sector is growing and necessary to help vital career fields for things such as medical and engineering advancements.

Can VR Make Climate Change “Real”?

The latest virtual reality technology is allowing audiences to see and feel the effects of our changing environment.
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The first thing you notice is the smell: the earthy humus of the forest floor. No, it’s the tree roots that you see first, covered in green moss, tangled and rising to a massive trunk of a giant sequoia tree. Wait, it’s the wind soughing through the leaves — or is that the sound of your own breath?

Innovation Gets in the Weeds Under Solar Panels

College students in Florida design robots to cut grass beneath hard-to-reach solar panels
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Solar power plants provide many benefits but at least one perpetual challenge: How do you keep grass under the panels from growing too high?

Mowers with traditional blades can damage equipment. Hand-held weed-whackers are a labor-intensive solution. Even the sheep tried at one small site behaved unreliably.

So why not innovate and let engineers-to-be address this question for college credit?

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