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August 9, 2019
Tariffs & U.S. Tech Companies: Deal with It
Any doubts that tariffs will be a long-term encumbrance on the electronics industry were all but dispelled as the U.S.-China trade war escalated in early August. President Trump has threatened to slap new 10% tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods; China allowed the value of its currency to drop, which makes its products cheaper on the world stage. Criticism of Trump's affinity for tariffs has intensified ...
EE Times
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5G will soon change your life. But first, you'll have to find it
Self-driving cars. Robotic surgeries. Toothbrushes that detect when you're sick. This is the future 5G technology promises in less than a decade's time; internet ...
Polyurethane Encapsulants - Enhanced Protection For LEDs in Challenging Environments
The increasing variety and complexity of LED applications is creating new challenges in terms of protecting the Luminaire from the environment, Read how PU Resins ...
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More U.S. Companies Seen Leaving China After September
Assuming Trump makes good on his promise to tariff all China goods at 10% starting Sept 1, with the very real possibility of those tariffs hitting 25% soon after ...
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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Global smartwatch shipments grow 44% in 2Q19, says Strategy Analytics
Global smartwatch shipments grew 44% on year in the second quarter of 2019, according to Strategy Analytics. Apple Watch maintained its strong leadership, as Samsung ...
China Goes Big on Commodities Purchase Amid Shifting Trade War
Commodity purchases by China rebounded strongly in July. Imports of soy to coal and crude oil gained, signaling demand in the world's biggest buyer remains solid ...
Samsung launches Galaxy Note 10
Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Galaxy Note10 line of premium smartphones that come in two sizes - 6.3- and 6.8-inch - in an edge-to-edge AMOLED screen design ...
Apple offers record 'bounty' to researchers who find iPhone security flaws
Apple Inc is offering cyber security researchers up to $1 million to detect flaws in iPhones, the largest reward offered by a company to defend against hackers, at a ...
11 Afternoon and Evening Routines That Will Make You Much More Productive Tomorrow
Want to know the secret to any success? It's having a routine. Daily routines do more than provide structure to our lives. These routines can help us save time, ...
What is the IPC Definition for Uncommonly Harsh?
IPC 610 and other documents define class three to include products where the end use environment may be uncommonly harsh. Does anyone have guidelines ...
Circuit Insight - Board Talk
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High-Definition Headlights: Next-Gen Automotive Safety
We talk about making vehicles smarter to make them safer. Why not go another step? What about making vehicle subsystems smarter to make driving safer still? ...
EE Times
Taiwan PCB firms expect demand to contract sharply in 4Q19
The new tariffs set to be imposed by the US government on imports from China will encourage device vendors to request chip and component deliveries in advance ...
Miniaturization of Hearing Aid Electronics Using Embedded Die Packaging
This paper examines the use of second generation embedded die packaging to drive further size reduction in custom hearing instruments.
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Apple faces investigation for suspected unfair competition in Russia
Apple is under investigation in Russia following a complaint from cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab and may be abusing its dominant market position, Russia's ...
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Aug 8, 2019: Ohio Expo & Tech Forum
Aug 12, 2019: Conformal Coating - Successful Implementation & Quality Control Looking for a past web
Aug 29, 2019: FREE Webinar - Surface Cleanliness Assessment
Sep 22, 2019: SMTA International 2019
Sep 26, 2019: FREE Webinar - Cleaning Before Conformal Coating
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Test Your Knowledge
Which one of these countries does not have French as one of its official languages: Nigeria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Algeria
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 ...
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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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Gen3. Precision as Standard
Gen3 is 50 years young. In the UK, Gen3 Systems have been operational for half of a century, entering the market in 1969 as Europeenne. As the company prepares ...
Indium Corporation Launches New Indium Oxide
Indium Corporation has released IndiOx (In2O3) for use in the manufacture of ITO sputtering targets for thin-film coating. IndiOx (In2O3) is a stable ceramic-like ...
Indium Corporation
Europlacer Full Line Product Specialist Secures 100th Order
ZESTRON will be Exhibiting at SMTA Queretara Expo
New ScanWorks Ethernet controller has faster test clock, expanded memory
BTU International to Showcase Reflow Oven with Redundant Process Monitor
Nordson MARCH to Present Pape at ICEPT
Adesto's FT 6050 Smart Transceiver Supports LonWorks® & BACnet® Protocols
TAGARNO launches new app: Identify miniature PCB components
UltraSoC strengthens global team with appointments in Asia and USA
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Quote of the Day
"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."
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What Year Was It?
Succession Makes Ford President
What Year
Richard Nixon officially ends his term as the 37th president of the United States. Minutes later, Vice President Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as the 38th president of the United States.
The day was Aug 9. What year was it?
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Cartoon of the Day
"You said I lack critical leadership skills, but I'm being as critical as I can!"
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Which one of these countries does not have French as one of its official languages: Nigeria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Algeria
Answer: Nigeria

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