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August 13, 2019
Why Should the Supply Chain Use Platforms?
As digital transformation rolls out and more supply chain operations come online, the need for synchronicity across all systems is growing. The answer is a streamlined platform and management system. As a business model designed to synergize processes, tools, and communication largely through a single, scalable network, a platform creates value from the exchanges made by all involved parties ...
EPS News
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Why OEMs should avoid some EMS manufacturers, EMS factories, EMS divisions
Few electronics OEMs want to work with EMS manufacturers where other OEM customers have been leaving. For various reasons, EMS manufacturers at the bottom ...
Venture Outsource
Keeping Counterfeit Components Out of Supply Chain
Counterfeit components in the global supply chain continues to plague the electronics industry. Distributors play a key role solving this problem, as they receive ...
Technical Paper
The US Navy is replacing touchscreen controls with mechanical versions on its destroyers
Modern technology doesn't always make things easier. Because of a collision in 2017 that killed ten sailors, the US Navy is ditching touchscreen throttle and helm ...
USB Connection Testing
Turning Printed Circuit Boards Into Printed Circuit Structures Using 3D Printing
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
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Highlights of the day: Uncertainty for notebook sector
Taiwan's major notebook ODMs had weak results in July as clients were reluctant to further build up inventory despite the upcoming 10% tariffs the US will impose ...
How Facebook Is Changing to Deal With Scrutiny of Its Power
Senator Elizabeth Warren has called for the breakup of big tech companies like Facebook. Regulators have opened investigations into Facebook's power in ...
The New York Times
IC backend supply chain to thrive on 5G smartphone penetration
With Qualcomm aggressively offering multiple APs, baseband chips and RF front-end modules (FEMs) to tap the 5G smartphone market, its Taiwan-based backend ...
5G Announcements Coming Fast and Furious
Over the last few weeks, a consistent stream of 5G-related announcements have come in. Test products, collaborations, and market reports show that 5G is getting ...
EE Times
EDA, AVs Find Common Language
Complex systems -- whether a system-on-chip or autonomous vehicles -- can frustrate design engineers who, after months of painstaking work, have to go back and ...
EE Times
Wettable-Flanks On Bottom-Termination Components in Mass Production
Paper investigates the influence of wetting height of lead-frame based bottom-termination components on the performance of AO joint inspection.
Circuit Insight - Analysis Lab
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We asked, you answered: you're holding onto your phone forever
We asked consumers and they couldn't have been clearer. They will never, ever pay $1,000 for a smartphone. They'll hold onto their phones until the dial tone truly ...
USA Today
Huawei's HarmonyOS Is No Android Replacement
For months, rumors have circulated that Chinese tech giant Huawei was hard at work on a homegrown operating system, an increasingly necessary step toward ...
HDI Structures Using Thin Films and Low Temp Paste
Conductors and dielectrics have to be considered when building any layer HDI. New methods and materials are becoming available for building HDI.
Circuit Insight - Materials Tech
Huawei Unveils Harmony Operating System
Huawei Technologies unveiled its proprietary operating system for smartphones and other devices, as U.S. trade restrictions imposed in May threaten to cut the ...
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Aug 29, 2019: FREE Webinar - Surface Cleanliness Assessment
Sep 22, 2019: SMTA International 2019
Sep 26, 2019: FREE Webinar - Cleaning Before Conformal Coating
Oct 8, 2019: New England Expo & Tech Forum
Oct 15, 2019: Austin (CTEA) Expo & Tech Forum
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Test Your Knowledge
The term "Binary Digit" is normally stated using what single word?
See answer below.
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BGA Solder Ball Shelf Life
I believe BGA Solder Balls are a homogeneous mass of metals, why is the shelf life only two years? With proper handling and storage, can the shelf life be extended?
Responses by:
Kishan Sarjoo
Process Engineering Manager - Electronics, Altech UEC, South Africa
Edithel Marietti
Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Northrop Grumman
Kay Parker
Technical Support Engineer, Indium Corporation
Fritz Byle
Process Engineer, Astronautics
Tony Lentz
Field Applications, FCT Assembly
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AIM's Flopy Feng to Present at SMTA China South Technical Conference
AIM Solder is pleased to announce that Flopy Feng will present at the 2019 SMTA China South Technical Conference at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition ...
AIM Solder
MacDermid Alpha Launches the ALPHA® HiTech Series
MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions is pleased to launch the ALPHA® HiTech series of Underfills, Cornerfills, and Low Temperature Adhesives ...
MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions
Connect Further With New BNC To AMC Cable Assemblies
National Circuit Assembly Appoints New VP of Sales & Marketing
Techcon Demonstrates Smart Dispensing Robots at NEPCON Asia
SAFI-Tech's No-Heat SAC305 Receives Investment
IPC Releases 2019 Quality Benchmark Study for Electronics Assembly
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Quote of the Day
"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."
Sir Winston Churchill
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What Year Was It?
Berlin Is Divided
What Year
Shortly after midnight, East German soldiers begin laying down barbed wire and bricks as a barrier between Soviet-controlled East Berlin and the democratic western section of the city.
The day was Aug 13. What year was it?
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Cartoon of the Day
"It's not just you. We're all insecure in one way or another."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
The term "Binary Digit" is normally stated using what single word?
Answer: Bit

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