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August 2, 2019
The Hidden Downsides of Autonomous Vehicles
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Almost every major car manufacturer has mentioned the potential benefits of autonomous vehicles. They often talk about design, on-board technology, safety and fuel efficiency, but too little focus is given to the effects on sectors including energy, the environment and human rights. Are these sectors ready for the changes that autonomous vehicles will bring? Or will there be unintended consequences ...
World Economic Forum
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Global tablet PC shipments to surge 19.3% in 3Q19, says Digitimes Research
After falling 8.7% on quarter and 11.9% on year to 32.66 million units in the second quarter of 2019, global tablet PC shipments are expected to surge 19.3% sequentially ...
Digitimes
3D MRS Sensor Technology for Challenging Measurement & Inspection
Fast, Accurate 3D Sensor Technology for Automated Optical Inspection, Solder Paste Inspection and Coordinate Measurement for applications in SMT and metrology ...
Technical Paper
North American PCB Sales Growth Continues as Order Growth Falters
IPC announced the June 2019 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales growth in June remained positive while bookings ...
IPC
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
Strategies For Ensuring a Smooth Assembly Process
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Flexible Electronics are Transforming Numerous Industries
The demand for flexible electronics is rising at a fast pace. Experts predict a momentous growth for the market, especially on account of the rising applications in ...
EPS News
U.S. House Republicans ask to review Amazon Web Services after Capital One breach
Amazon.com Inc was asked by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday to brief them on security protocols for its cloud storage service after a massive ...
Reuters
How to Negotiate With a Narcissist
We live in an increasingly narcissistic society. Narcissists are people who have an overwhelming need to be admired. They tend to lack empathy and other core components ...
Entrepreneur
Chinese tech CEO detained by police on suspicion of bribery
A Chinese tech entrepreneur has been detained by police on suspicion of bribery, his company said in a statement Thursday. Baofeng Group said in a stock exchange ...
CNN
Researchers Invent New Dynamic Material for 3D Printing
Researchers have developed what they hope will be a new class of synthetic materials with similar dynamic properties as those found in nature for myriad applications, ...
Design News
Assembling Boards with BGAs on Both Sides
What are the pros and cons of assembling circuit boards with BGA components on both sides? Should we first place BGAs on side one or side two? Does it make a ...
Circuit Insight - Board Talk
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New Technology Could Generate Electricity From Wastewater And Seawater
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a "mixing entropy battery" (MEB) that can harness energy from the mixing of fresh and salt water. The energy created ...
Design News
Highlights of the day: 5G+8K
The Foxconn Group's 5G+8K business strategy eyeing the synergy of the next-generation network technology and Ultra HD applications is gaining momentum, as an ...
Digitimes
Electronic Packages and Modules Based on Embedded Die Technologies
This paper describes the use of embedded die technologies and the development of work in the on power electronic applications.
Circuit Insight - Production Floor
Foxconn invests RMB 62 bln to set up plant in Guangdong
Foxconn, an affiliate of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry, has invested in an RMB 61 bln (USD 8.9 bln) plant in Guangdong province. It is the single-largest inward ...
China Knowledge
China, Huawei Hit Q’Comm Where it Hurts
Chipmakers are demonstrating tangible evidence that they are feeling the effects of the U.S.-China trade war and the Trump administration's ban on sales to Huawei ...
EE Times
Robot racism? Yes, says a study showing humans' biases extend to robots
You see them in films like Will Smith's "I, Robot" and Eve from "Wall-E." Real-life examples include Honda's Asimo, UBTECH's Walker, Boston Dynamics' Atlas, and even ...
CNN
Intel CEO Finds the Shoe Fit, After All
The job is among the most prestigious in the semiconductor industry, and it doesn't open up all that often. And Bob Swan was pretty sure that he didn't want it. It ...
EE Times
Companies Struggle to Push Workloads to the Edge
Enterprises are increasingly deploying edge workloads to support data-intensive use cases like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), real-time analytics ...
EE Times
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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
If you drop a 5 when rounding a number, you are using the (a) round-to-even rule; (b) significant digit rule; (c) round-off rule; (d) retained digit rule
See answer below.
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Soldering Station Calibration
To calibrate or not, that is the question. When our company purchased new soldering stations two years ago we were told that they do not require calibration. I believe that all ...
Responses by:
Richard D. Stadem
Advanced Engineer/Scientist, General Dynamics
Jerry Karp
President, JSK Associates
Renee Michalkiewicz
General Manager, Trace Laboratories
Paul Austen
Senior Project Engineer, Electronic Controls Design Inc
Kris Roberson
Manager of Assembly Technology, IPC
Fritz Byle
Process Engineer, Astronautics
Leo Lambert
Vice President, Technical Director, EPTAC Corporation
Edward Zamborsky
Regional Sales Manager, OK International Inc.
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Rohinni Adopts CyberOptics' MRS-Enabled Multi-Function System
CyberOptics Corporation announced that CyberOptics' Multi-Reflection Suppression (MRS)-Enabled SQ3000 multi-function system for Automated Optical ...
CyberOptics® Corporation
Finally, Depaneling Machines are Available that are Large Enough
INSPECTIS Launches C12s 'Stand-Alone' Now in Flexible, Modular Format
Laserssel Appoints SW Systems Technology
Patchr Drag-and-Drop PCB Design Platform Integrates 3-Day Low-Cost Mfg
Libra Industries Promotes Megan Lundblad to HR/Benefits Coordinator
SAKOR Technologies Announces Dynamometer Line
NPI Technologies to Install New Nitrogen Generator from South-Tek Systems
Ersa Appoints New District Sales Manager in Mexico
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Quote of the Day
"Business is a good game - lots of competition and a minimum of rules. You keep score with money."
Nolan Bushnell
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What Year Was It?
Iraq Invades Kuwait
What Year
At about 2 a.m. local time, Iraqi forces invade Kuwait, Iraq's tiny, oil-rich neighbor. Kuwait's defense forces were rapidly overwhelmed, and those that were not destroyed retreated to Saudi Arabia.
The day was Aug 2. What year was it?
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Cartoon of the Day
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"I don't mind that our new boss is so young, but I do object to mandatory testing for cooties."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
If you drop a 5 when rounding a number, you are using the (a) round-to-even rule; (b) significant digit rule; (c) round-off rule; (d) retained digit rule
Answer: (a) round-to-even rule

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