Apple Sapphire Supplier Breaks

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.. obvious lesson is a dumb one.

GTAT’s contract with Apple is, by most reasonable standards, terrible. GTAT is obligated to produce a minimum amount of sapphire for Apple (at an Apple factory), but Apple is under no obligation to buy any — and GTAT has exclusivity obligations, so it might not even be allowed to sell to anyone else.

via Apple Sapphire Supplier Breaks – Bloomberg View.

Design News | Engineering Disasters: NASA’s Genesis Probe Got it Backwards | News links

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The intended design was to make an electrical contact inside the sensor at 3g, maintaining it through the maximum expected 30g, and then breaking the contact again at 3g to start the parachute release sequence. Instead, no contact was ever made. more>

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