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August 28, 2020
Leading Taiwan Makers Keen On Overseas Expansions
Leading Taiwan-based supply chain makers have been keen on investing in India and Southeast Asia, in response to the world's changing economic influence in next three decades or so, according to industry observers. Leading Taiwan-based supply chain makers mainly refer to Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai), Pegatron, Wistron, Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics and Inventec. Foxconn is setting ...
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North American PCB Industry Sales up 10.1% in July
IPC announced the July 2020 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.0. Total North American ...
High Power Density Aerospace Solution
Power densities for devices used in aerospace applications are on the rise, making the sector's stringent reliability standards even more challenging to satisfy. Learn more ...
Technical Paper
Pandemic PC boom pushes HP sales $1 billion higher than expected; stock up 5%
Continuing tech's torrid earnings streak, HP Inc. shares initially jumped 5% in after-hours trading after reporting fiscal third-quarter sales that exceeded Wall Street ...
Market Watch
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
Integrating Automated Storage Systems to Facilitate Industry 4.0
Is Your Dry Storage J-Standard Compliant?
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Small Japanese Town to Test First Autonomous Amphibious Bus
No longer a rare sight, amphibious buses can now be found making a splash around the globe by providing tourists with a different view of local attractions. Even ...
IEEE Spectrum
3 Ways Working From Home Will Make You More Proactive
Companies have been experimenting with work-from-home or alternative work setups for some time, but nothing brought this experiment to the fore quite like ...
UK Supreme Court Patent Ruling is Another Blow for Huawei
A landmark ruling by the UK's Supreme Court, involving a case between Chinese communications group Huawei and Unwired Planet, a major US patent licensing group, ...
EE Times
Report on countries' average 5G speeds places the US last
Remember in the run-up to 5G when we were promised speeds well over one hundred megabits per second? That's been the case in many countries, but not the US. ...
Samsung share in Taiwan smartphone market hits 7-year high
Samsung Electronics saw its smartphone sales in the Taiwan market hit a seven-year high of 30.3% in July, up nearly 9pp from the level seen a year earlier, according ...
How Many Fiducials Per Stencil
We have seen as many as 180 fiducials per stencil with a step and repeat, or what I would call a multi-up panel. Is this excessive? How many fiducials are recommended ...
Circuit Insight - Board Talk
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NASA's Mars Rover Required a Special Touch for Its Robotic Arms
In July, NASA launched the most sophisticated rover the agency has ever built: Perseverance. Scheduled to land on Mars in February 2021, Perseverance will be able ...
IEEE Spectrum
Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market Declined 10.2% Year Over Year in the Second Quarter of 2020, According to IDC
Worldwide shipments of hardcopy peripherals declined 10.2% year over year to nearly 20 million units in the second quarter of 2020 (2Q20). The COVID-19 pandemic ...
Young Laplace Equation Reveals New Possibilities Thermal Pad Design
This paper shows how the application of the Young-Laplace equation can lead to an understanding of the soldering process of exposed pads and heat slugs.
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US trade ban to impact China 5G smartphone AP shipments, says Digitimes Research
The US trade restrictions on Huawei are set to affect the overall shipments of 5G mobile APs to the Chinese market in fourth-quarter 2020, and to significant change ...
Honda goes small with first mass-produced all-electric car
As many automakers bet on sedans and SUVs in the switch to electric vehicles (EV), Japan's Honda Motor Co Ltd has decided smaller is better for its first-ever mass ...
Electric cars to account for 79% of lithium demand by 2030: Chile
The electric car industry will dominate demand for lithium over the next ten years, Chilean state mining agency Cochilco said, accounting for more than three ...
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Sep 2, 2020: Solder Attributes & Impact on Increased Product Reliability Requirements of Electronic Assemblies
Sep 3, 2020: Capital Expo & Tech Forum
Sep 8, 2020: LIVE WEBINAR Nitrogen Soldering - pros and cons
Sep 8, 2020: Is the Void Avoidable?
Sep 9, 2020: PCB and Component Warpage Defects: HiP/HoP and Non-Wet Opens – Causes and Solutions
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Test Your Knowledge
What glass-cleaning device did Mary Anderson invent in 1902?
See answer below.
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Dust contamination after selective soldering
We have discovered an extremely fine, low density "dust" of dross on PCB surfaces after selective soldering. The dross is difficult to see without careful examination. Is there ...
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Georgian Simion
Engineering and Operations Management, Independent Consultant
Kay Parker
Technical Support Engineer, Indium Corporation
Greg York
Technical Sales Manager, BLT Circuit Services Ltd
Mitch Holtzer
Global Director of Customer Technical Support, Alpha Assembly Solutions
Edithel Marietti
Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Northrop Grumman
Tony Lentz
Field Applications, FCT Assembly
Kris Roberson
Manager of Assembly Technology, IPC
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ITW EAE Wins Vision Awards for MPM and Electrovert
ITW EAE is proud to announce that it has earned two Vision Awards for innovative MPM and Electrovert technology developments. MPM received a Vision Award ...
Achieving printing excellence with ASM
ASM is already the world's only equipment manufacturer that can supply everything you need for the solder paste printing process from a single source: printing ...
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Jim Rowan, Former Ceo Of Dyson, To Join PCH Int'l Board Of Directors
Critter & Guitari Installs In-House PCB Assembly Line from Manncorp
Computrol continues investing: New Trident LDO-DUO Batch Cleaner
Part Analytics Welcomes New Head of Sales
Lasers for all environments
Data I/O Wins 35th Industry Award
Cardinal Marketing Announces Representative Agreement with Weller Tools
Board Shark PCB Partners with MarTec, Inc.
SABIC to expand capacity in Asia for NORYL SA9000 resin
Sondrel innovates Verification
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Quote of the Day
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse
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What Year Was It?
Charles and Diana Divorce
What Year
After four years of separation, Charles, Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne, and his wife, Princess Diana, formally divorce.
The day was Aug 28. What year was it?
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Cartoon of the Day
"I'd like you to spend more time working and less time peeking over your cubicle."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What glass-cleaning device did Mary Anderson invent in 1902?
Answer: The windshield wiper

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