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September 15, 2020
The Battery Problem
The fires sweeping the West Coast of the United States point to the need for a whole different way of managing power on both a macro and a micro level. Since the millennium, the power demand from data centers and from mobile devices has been climbing steadily. There are roughly 7.8 billion people on the planet, up from 6.115 billion people in 2000, according to the World Bank. Many of them own ...
Semiconductor Engineering
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How Safe Are Driverless Cars?
Science-fiction author Isaac Asimov, imagining a future of artificial intelligence, pictured the 21st century as dominated by humanoid robots. He's perhaps best known ...
Psychology Today
When to Request a Custom Reflow Profile
Multiple factors cause your PCB to require a custom reflow profile. Read this whitepaper to learn when you'll need one.
Technical Paper
Apple expected to unveil updates to Watches, iPads
Apple Inc will broadcast an event from its Cupertino, California campus where analysts expect it to show updated Apple Watches, iPads and other devices while reserving ...
How well can you 'Pin Down' defects in the press-fit process?
Minimize Signal Loss in HF Circuits
Reliable & Fast Conformal Coating Inspection Provides Greater Safety
3D Printing Electronics Packaging for Harsh Environments
Selective Solder Nozzle Technology for Reduced Dross and Solder Balls
Artificial Intelligence: How far can you go?
Thermal Control for Big Data
When to Request a Custom Reflow Profile
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PCB shipments for new game consoles to ramp up through 4Q20
Taiwan's PCB makers in the supply chains for new game consoles by Sony and Microsoft will see their shipments, whether IC substrates or rigid mainboards, stay ...
Ethical Guidelines in the Works for Developers of Brain Technologies
For neuroengineers and others who are developing technologies to fix diseases of the human brain, the work can be fascinating. After all, the brain guides the decisions ...
IEEE Spectrum
Ericsson Warns that Open RAN Compromises Security
Just as the open RAN concept is gaining traction -- with more and more operators around the world rolling out limited networks and others finalizing trials; an exciting ...
EE Times
TikTok's Proposed Deal Seeks to Mollify U.S. and China
After more than six weeks, two White House executive orders, new Chinese regulations and multiple bidders, a deal for the social media app TikTok has boiled down to ...
The New York Times
Google has fully offset its lifetime carbon emissions today
Google became carbon neutral over a decade ago, but today, the tech giant pushed the envelope even further. According to a new announcement, Google has ...
How Does Printed Solder Paste Volume Affect Solder Joint Reliability?
Solder paste and stencil technology has been well studied. It is the aim of this work to correlate printed solder paste volume to solder joint reliability.
Circuit Insight - Materials Tech
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3 Ways the Recycling Supply Chain Is Using Blockchain
A growing amount of waste -- in the form of plastics and electronics -- is putting increased pressure on the recycling industry and its supply chains. Despite big initiatives ...
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6 Ways to Build a Bond With Customers
"We have a mission to help people through guidance, which goes beyond just product. With [our cookware brand] Equal Parts, we offer a texting service that allows ...
Design for Testability to Overcome Functional Board Test Complexities
In this paper the author reviews how Design for Testability techniques can be an effective way to reduce functional board test programming complexity.
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Designing for Circularity: Hard Disk Drives
Last month I mentioned HP's long-running circular system for printer cartridges. Implementing circularity for electronics is a near Sisyphean task today due ...
EE Times
How Oracle ended up with TikTok
TikTok is making the corporate technology company Oracle its business partner in the United States. It's a deal that would tick a lot of boxes for the beleaguered ...
A faster Wi-Fi 6 Eero is coming
Amazon's home networking company Eero could be about to launch its first routers with support for Wi-Fi 6, according to a pair of leaks. ZatzNotFunny reports that two ...
The Verge
IDC: China Wearable Device Market Picked Up in 2Q20 with a year-over-year growth of 4.1%
IDC China Quarterly Wearable Device Market Tracker, Second Quarter of 2020 shows that China's wearable device market shipped 26.58 million units in 2Q20, an ...
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Sep 17, 2020: FREE Webinar -- Board Testing using Boundary Scan, hands-on workshop
Sep 17, 2020: What's Driving: Automotive Electronics Assembly and Packaging
Sep 17, 2020: FREE Webinar - Solder Mask & Low Stand-off Component Cleaning - A Connection?
Sep 22, 2020: InSIDER Series: Entendiendo y solucionando el defecto de voids en componentes BTCs (QFNs)
Sep 22, 2020: iMAPS New England's 47th Symposium
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Channels To Reduce Voids in Large Pads
At our facility we have devices with large pads (D2PAK for example) that have had voids visible through x-ray inspections. To reduce the voids our eDfM ...
Responses by:
Georgian Simion
Engineering and Operations Management, Independent Consultant
Tony Lentz
Field Applications, FCT Assembly
Mitch Holtzer
Global Director of Customer Technical Support, Alpha Assembly Solutions
Brien Bush
Manufacturing Applications Specialist, Cirtronics Corp.
Kay Parker
Technical Support Engineer, Indium Corporation
Fred Dimock
Manager, Process Technology, BTU International
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SEHO SelectLine: Future-Proof through Continuous Development
With the SelectLine platform, SEHO developed a selective soldering system that provides the highest precision and solder joint quality, and features maximum flexibility ...
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Electrolube India Wins Award For Best Innovative Solutions Provider
Electrolube announced that its operation in India, Electrolube India PVT. Ltd, has won a prestigious award for Best Innovative Solutions Provider by Electronics ...
AIM Appoints New Manufacturers' Representative for Brazil
AIM Solder is pleased to announce the signing of DM Consultoria e Representação Comercial as a new representative for its complete line of solder assembly materials. ...
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Manncorp Opens Brand-New East Coast Facility
Ucamco releases Integr8tor v2020.08, introduces UcamX Workflow Edition
ESPEC Announces Joint Venture to research Low-GWP Alternative
ASM Assembly Systems: Successful Nepcon Asia 2020
Ventec Strengthens Growing US- and Mexican Market with Appt. of Sales Rep
HZO Webinar: Improving Auto Electronic Performance In Harsh Environments
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Quote of the Day
"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."
Sir Francis Bacon
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What Year Was It?
Ali Defeats Spinks to Win World Heavyweight Championship
What Year
Muhammad Ali defeats Leon Spinks at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans to win the world heavyweight boxing title for the third time in his career, the first fighter ever to do so.
The day was Sep 15. What year was it?
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Cartoon of the Day
"Before we begin our Productivity Seminar, did everyone receive a free coffee mug?"
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Who started
Answer: Jeff Bezos in October 1994.

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