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August 31, 2020
Musk's Neuralink Syncing Our Brains With AI
Celebrity engineer Elon Musk announced a breakthrough in his endeavor to sync the human brain with artificial intelligence. During a live-streamed demonstration involving farm animals and a stage, Musk said that his company Neuralink had built a self-contained neural implant that can wirelessly transmit detailed brain activity without the aid of external hardware. Musk demonstrated the device ...
IEEE Spectrum
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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 ...
Improve SMT Yield and Reduce Defects
Read about how utilizing NanoClear and a multi-tiered approach, an SMT engineer reduced defects over 50%, increased throughput 20% and saved $1M in a year!
Technical Paper
The killer feature that could make the iPhone 12 feel much, much faster
The new iPhone 12 is probably going to have the expected upgrades: a faster processor, the latest iOS software, 5G wireless connectivity and a host of other updates ...
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
Integrating Automated Storage Systems to Facilitate Industry 4.0
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Japan looks to AI as coronavirus challenges go-and-see quality control mantra
At a factory south of Japan's Toyota City, robots have started sharing the work of quality-control inspectors, as the pandemic accelerates a shift from Toyota's vaunted ...
Explainer: The Why and How of Disposing Electronic Waste
What do you do with your e-waste? The answers would possibly range across a wide spectrum -- from 'what is e-waste', 'office IT vendor' and 'collection boxes' ...
Science Wire
New iPhone shipments to top 63-68 million units in 2H20, says Digitimes Research
Global shipments of the next-generation iPhone devices (tentatively named iPhone 12 lineup) are expected to total 63-68 million in the second half of 2020, a reduction ...
Why China Will Not Save Huawei From Trump's Devastating New Blow
There's a surprise twist in the aftermath of Trump's ramp-up of his sanctions against Huawei--China's relative silence. A week on from the U.S. administration issuing ...
A backyard office could cure your work from home woes
The ongoing pandemic has forced millions of people to work from home over the past several months, in many cases for the first time ever. As we outlined in a piece ...
Revolutionized Energy Storrage in Electric Vehicles
Researchers revealed a technology that has the potential to revolutionize energy storage in electric vehicles and reduce energy loss.
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
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What Is the Real Future of Work?
One of the growing trends that the world has seen over the past year is the rise of remote work. As working from home is continuing to gain some serious steam ...
Global Smartphone Shipments Expected to Drop Nearly 10% in 2020, But a Strong 5G Push Is Expected to Bring the Market Back to Growth in 2021, According to IDC
The worldwide smartphone market is forecast to decline 9.5% year over year in 2020 with shipments totaling 1.2 billion units. While the second quarter of 2020 ...
Analysis of Laminate Material Properties for Correlation to Pad Cratering
In this study, two Pb-free-compatible laminates were tested, with one dicy-cure non-Pb-free-compatible as control.
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Apple and Tesla are splitting their shares, but does it matter?
Shares of Apple Inc and Tesla Inc will be less costly on Monday as pre-announced stock splits take effect, in theory making them more accessible to retail investors, ...
New IDC Smart TV Tracker Reveals 44.8M Units of Smart TVs Will be Shipped to China in 2020
The inaugural IDC China Quarterly Smart TV Tracker estimates 44.8 million units of smart TVs will be shipped to China in 2020 – a 4.4% decrease compared to last ...
China's new tech export controls could give Beijing a say in TikTok sales
China's new rules around tech exports mean ByteDance's sale of TikTok's U.S. operations could need Beijing's approval, a Chinese trade expert told state media ...
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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
Arrange these electromagnetic waves by length (longest to shortest): X-Rays, Short Wave Radio, Microwaves
See answer below.
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Conformal Coating Press Fit Connectors
We are having problems with press-fit connectors. We produce military circuit board assemblies and currently use a fast drying, single component, acrylic conformal ...
Responses by:
Chris Palin
European Manager, HumiSeal
Lee Hitchens
Owner, SCH Technologies
Fritz Byle
Process Engineer, Astronautics
Doug Pauls
Principal Materials and Process Engineer, Rockwell Collins
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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
"If you feel you are down on your luck, check the level of your effort."
Robert Brault
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What Year Was It?
Polish Government Signs Accord with Shipyard Workers
What Year
Representatives of the communist government of Poland agree to the demands of striking shipyard workers in the city of Gdansk. Former electrician Lech Walesa led the striking workers.
The day was Aug 31. What year was it?
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Cartoon of the Day
"Information security is becoming a big problem here. Do you still have my Captain Crunch decoder ring?"
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Arrange these electromagnetic waves by length (longest to shortest): X-Rays, Short Wave Radio, Microwaves
Answer: Short Wave Radio, Microwaves, X-Rays

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