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July 23, 2019
Apple in Talks to Buy Intel's Modem Chip Business
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Apple Inc is in advanced talks to buy chipmaker Intel Corp's smartphone-modem chip business, the Wall Street Journal reported. Assuming talks don't fall apart, the deal, valued at $1 billion or more, could be reached in the next week, according to the WSJ. Intel announced it would exit the 5G modem chip business in April, hours after Apple settled a longstanding legal dispute with Qualcomm ...
Reuters
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Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue to Decline 9.6% in 2019
Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $429 billion in 2019, a decline of 9.6% from $475 billion in 2018, according to Gartner, Inc. This is down from the ...
Gartner
Strategies For Ensuring a Smooth Assembly Process
Choosing your assembly house is important. A reliable assembly partner will help you avoid costly failures as well as defective and improperly installed components.
Technical Paper
7 Ways to Say 'No' Without Sounding Like a Jerk
To network well, you really need to learn how to help people, build relationships, and support your connections in some way. But sometimes, just sometimes, you need to ...
Entrepreneur
Assessing the Impact of Lean on PCB Manufacturing
How To Get The Best Thermal Profile
Meter-Mix Dispensing Basics
Cleaning Process Compatibility with PCB Surface Finishes
High Reliability Alloy for Auto Apps
Dispelling Dry Storage Myths
Strategies For Ensuring a Smooth Assembly Process
New Generation of Conformal Coatings for Challenging Operating Environments
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Microsoft to invest $1 billion in OpenAI
Microsoft Corp said it was investing $1 billion in San Francisco-based OpenAI and that the two had formed a multi-year partnership to develop artificial intelligence ...
Reuters
Huawei secretly helped North Korea build, maintain wireless network: Washington Post
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the Chinese company put on a U.S. blacklist because of national security concerns, secretly helped North Korea build and maintain its ...
Reuters
Via-In Pad Plated Over (VIPPO) Design Considerations
This work has evaluates BGA packaging and PCB design parameters to characterize their influence on double-reflow solder separation failure mode for mixed VIPPO ...
Circuit Insight - Analysis Lab
Key Challenges in 5G NR
As the technology curve grows inevitably steeper, solutions that solve multiple problems across a variety of industries become more necessary. The race toward 5G has ...
IEEE Spectrum
New Technology Could Dramatically Increase Solar Output
Researchers around the world have been working for years to improve the energy efficiency of silicon-based solar cells to help promote alternative energy production. ...
Design News
Solder Paste Selection for Bottom Termination Components Attach
Two solder paste chemistries and several printing parameters were evaluated in order to achieve consistent solder paste deposition across the assembly.
Circuit Insight - Materials Tech
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2020 iPhones might feature 120Hz displays
We're two months away from 2019's iPhones but details on next year's models have already begun to surface. According to leaker Ice universe, one of these could ...
TechSpot
Huawei in UK 5G: It's Ethics and Politics
Two UK government committees last week issued their positions on the use of Huawei in the nation's 5G networks. Their conclusion? That there are no technical ...
EE Times
Trump meets with tech CEOs on Huawei
U.S. President Donald Trump met with the chief executives of seven technology companies and he agreed with their request for timely licensing decisions from the ...
Reuters
TSMC Sees 5G Driving Strong Demand for 7nm
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) sees 5-nm and 7-nm demand improving from its earlier expectations, as the worldwide 5G development accelerates. ...
EE Times
Startup Runs AI in Novel SRAM
In his spare time, an engineer at Tektronix sketched out a novel deep-learning accelerator, and now, his two-person startup is the latest example of the groundswell ...
EE Times
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Jul 25, 2019: FREE Webinar - Defluxing Advanced Packages
Aug 8, 2019: Ohio Expo & Tech Forum
Aug 12, 2019: Conformal Coating - Successful Implementation & Quality Control Looking for a past web
Aug 29, 2019: FREE Webinar - Surface Cleanliness Assessment
Sep 22, 2019: SMTA International 2019
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Test Your Knowledge
Thomas Edison said "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% ____________"
See answer below.
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Solder Balling Prediction Formula
We have experienced mid chip solder balling on some passives. Is there a mathematical calculation that can be used to predict solder balling for a give package size? ...
Responses by:
Georgian Simion
Engineering and Operations Management, Independent Consultant
Doug Dixon
Marketing, 360-Biz
Brien Bush
Manufacturing Applications Specialist, Cirtronics Corp.
Tony Lentz
Field Applications, FCT Assembly
Edithel Marietti
Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Northrop Grumman
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Lindsay Goldberg to Acquire Creation Technologies
Creation Technologies LP and Lindsay Goldberg, a private investment firm that focuses on partnering with families, founders and management teams seeking ...
Creation Technologies LP
Sensera and Arrow Electronics sign global agreement
JPCA SHOW 2019 (Part 3)
New Microcare Cleaner Joins the Ellsworth Adhesives Europe Portfolio
MB Allen to Present Optimization of the Reflow Profile to Minimize Voiding
ASM Assembly Systems: Real-time KPIs with the ASM Performance Monitor
H K Wentworth Announce New Commercial Director Appointment
The Murray Percival Company Announces End of Summer Inspection Sale
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Quote of the Day
I believe that freedom is the deepest need of every human soul.
George W. Bush
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What Year Was It?
Miss America Resigns
What Year
21-year-old Vanessa Williams gives up her Miss America title, the first resignation in the pageant's history, after Penthouse magazine announces plans to publish nude photos of the beauty queen in its September issue.
The day was Jul 23. What year was it?
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"Explain to me again why enjoying life when I retire is more important than enjoying life now."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Thomas Edison said "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% ____________"
Answer: Perspiration.

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