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July 18, 2019
Global Device Shipments Will Decline 3% in 2019
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Worldwide shipments of devices -- PCs, tablets and mobile phones -- will total 2.2 billion units in 2019, a decline of 3.3% year over year, according to Gartner, Inc. The mobile phone market is set to record the worst performance of these device types, declining by 3.8%. "The current mobile phone market of 1.7 billion shipments is around 10% below the 1.9 billion shipments reached in 2015," said Ranjit Atwal ...
Gartner
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Chip Content in Systems to Drop 26.4% in 2019
The electronics industry has always counted on the proliferation of electronics content to get it through lean economic times. IC Insights' forecast that semiconductor ...
EPS News
Handling Risk Mitigation in Hand Soldering
Some hand soldering systems evaluate joint quality by calculating the intermetallic compound formation/ providing an enclosed loop feedback (qualitative output). But ...
Technical Paper
Congress Targets the Wrong Tech Monopolies
Members of the House antitrust subcommittee plan to grill the representatives of major internet companies on the supposedly pernicious impact of their market ...
Bloomberg
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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G7 finance chiefs pour cold water on Facebook's digital coin plans
Group of Seven finance chiefs cast a cloud over prospects for Facebook's Libra digital coin, insisting tough regulatory problems would have to be worked out first. The ...
Reuters
As World Cycles Turn
Although total electronic industry manufacturing activity is still far from expanding (3/12 is below 1.0), key global electronic industry monthly time series appear ...
SEMI
Effects of U.S.-China Trade War: 'The Proof's In The Ports'
U.S. trade with the world is up a sliver this year, 0.47%, down from a slice just a couple months ago. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, five of the nation's ...
Forbes
Elon Musk is making implants to link the brain with a smartphone
Elon Musk wants to insert Bluetooth-enabled implants into your brain, claiming the devices could enable telepathy and repair motor function in people with injuries. ...
CNN
Beyond San Francisco, more cities are saying no to facial recognition
San Francisco did it in May. Somerville, Massachusetts, in June. And Oakland, California, became the latest to ban city departments -- including police -- from using facial ...
CNN
Blow Holes and Disturbed Joints
We are finding many blow holes and disturbed joints after reflow. Our PCB is 1.7 mm thick and baked prior to reflow at 120 C for 6 hours. The process is non RoHS. Peak ...
Circuit Insight - Ask the Experts
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Latest Apple Leaks Suggest Magical iPhone Will Struggle
Apple may be planning a number of revolutionary changes to the iPhone in 2020 (including 5G, a notchless display, and the return of TouchID), but there is the small ...
Forbes
4 Mindfulness Tips to Start Reducing Stress In Your Life Today
Whether it's fleeting, in-the-moment stress or elevated, long-term stress, it’s important to find healthy techniques that allow your mind and body to unwind, relax and ...
Entrepreneur
Out-Sourcing, In-Sourcing, and Globalization
Economic globalization means creating a level playing field, all businesses are treated equally in all countries, when it comes to buying inputs or selling outputs.
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
Huawei to launch smart TVs
Huawei has announced that it will launch a series of TVs with smart displays under its Honor-lineup targeting the smart home segment. With considerations involving ...
Digitimes
Retiring Knowledge Workers May Get Replaced with Technology
Retiring Boomers are leaving manufacturing plants with a knowledge deficit. The engineer who could smell a failing motor or hear a bum bearing is getting replaced ...
Design News
Top-end iPhones to get cheaper as local assembly expands in India
Chennai: Apple iPhones that are assembled by Foxconn's local unit in the State are reportedly hitting the country's stores come August. The Cupertino-based giant ...
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Jul 15, 2019: Semiconductor Reliability and Product Qualification Short Course (Singapore)
Jul 15, 2019: Vapour Phase & Convection Reflow with Lead Free – Selecting the Reflow Process
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
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Test Your Knowledge
What is the name of the family of metals that gold belongs to?
See answer below.
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Suggested Limit for PCBA Heat Cycles
What is the suggested limit for the total number heating cycles that can be done on one PCB assembly? Our PCBs contain BGAs, leadless components and large fine 
Responses by:
Fritz Byle
Process Engineer, Astronautics
KN Murli
Head-Quality, Astra Microwave Products, Hyderabad, AP India
Paul Austen
Senior Project Engineer, Electronic Controls Design Inc
Dr. Craig D. Hillman
CEO & Managing Partner, DfR Solutions
More Ask the Experts
Test Probe Problems After Pin-In-Paste
Blow Holes and Disturbed Joints
Adding Chlorine to a DI (Deionization) Water System
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Toughened Epoxy Polysulfide Hybrid Offers Advanced Chemical Resistance
Master Bond EP21TP-2NV is a two part epoxy polysulfide formulated for use as an adhesive, sealant and potting system. It withstands prolonged exposure to many ...
Master Bond
Meet KYZEN in Mexico at the SMTA Queretaro Expo
Emil Otto GmbH presents extended range of assembly cleaners
Saki Corporation and Cogiscan Announce Strategic Partnership
IWLPC Program Announced and Registration Now Open
Aismalibar Generates Solar Energy for Self-Support
James Holava Joins CheckSum as Director of Sales
Count On Tools Signs Representative Agreement with SW Systems Technology
MicroCare to Deliver Electronics Cleaning Presentation at SMTA Dallas
Elements of Indium by Indium Corporation: Malleability
Datest Passes AS9100D Recertification
Mycronic and Trans-Tec sign strategic dispensing partnership for SE Asia
XJTAG Extends the Power of Boundary Scan Testing
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Quote of the Day
"If you think you're too small to make a difference, you haven't been in bed with a mosquito."
Anita Roddick
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What Year Was It?
FDR Nominated for Unprecedented Third Term
What Year
Franklin Delano Roosevelt is nominated for an unprecedented third term. Roosevelt would eventually be elected to a record four terms in office, the only U.S. president to serve more than two terms.
The day was Jul 18. What year was it?
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Cartoon of the Day
Cartoon
"It's your attitude, not your aptitude that determines your altitude. That's the philosophy that got me kicked out of pilot school."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What is the name of the family of metals that gold belongs to?
Answer: Precious metals, also known as noble metals

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