MP Materials & Sumitomo Forge Rare Earth Supply Pact for Japan; MP Continues Dramatic Growth 

MP Materials and Sumitomo Corporation have forged a rare earths supply agreement which they say will diversify and strengthen rare earth supplies in Japan. Under the agreement, announced February 21, Sumitomo will serve as the exclusive distributor of NdPr oxide produced by MP Materials to Japanese customers. Further, the companies will collaborate on the supply of rare earth metals and other products.  […]

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Collaborative Research on Tiny Power Box Advances at Silicon Austria Labs 

Together with technical experts from Infineon, Fronius, AT&S, AVL List and TDK electronics, a team at Silicon Austria Labs research center in Graz is working on optimizing the power density of electronics. A second phase of the Tiny Power Box project began this fall following the earlier development of a prototype of a highly compact, lightweight and energy efficient onboard charger for electric vehicles. […]