Wireless communication network in Big city concept. IoT(Internet of Things). ICT(Information Communication Technology)

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The August 2019 issue of ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

Cellular networks connect the world, and in this month’s issue, feature articles take a look at burgeoning 5G wireless communication systems.

Authors Michael Hill and David Cruickshank, technical director and engineering director emeritus, respectively, at Skyworks RF Ceramics, describe in the cover story the important role ceramic materials will play in realizing 5G technology. Author April Gocha takes a closer look at ceramic and glass materials involved in 5G smartphone device design.

Airplanes also connect the world, and authors Rainer Gadow and Miguel Jiménez, professors at University of Stuttgart, discuss why carbon fiber-reinforced carbon and graphite composites are the ideal materials for aircraft braking systems.

The August issue contains the annual United States Geological Survey Minerals Commodity Summaries. The section opens with a summary of the main trends discussed in this year’s 2019 report. Then, a two-page infographic highlights several salient statistics including end use industries, global production trends, and leading producers.

The “Business and Market View” column returns in this issue of the Bulletin. In this month’s column, highlights from a recent BCC Research report by Sinha Gaurav on the 5G chipset market are given, including the market’s expected growth and materials used in chipsets.

If you are planning to attend one of ACerS upcoming conferences, take a look at the latest news for the 3rd Annual Energy Harvesting Society (EHS) Meeting and the 2019 Materials Science and Technology (MS&T19). Also, check out recaps from four meetings that just occurred—Clay 2019, Cements 2019, Ceramics Expo, and the 25th International Congress on Glass (ICG).

Finally, take time to meet the 2019–2020 ACerS officers, and check out deadlines for upcoming nominations.

You’ll find a lot more interesting content inside this—and every issue—of the ACerS Bulletin. The current issue is free to all for a short time, but remember that all the valuable content in over ninety years of past issues of the ACerS Bulletin is free only to members—so considering joining us today!