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August 12, 2019
Huawei Unveils Harmony Operating System
Huawei Technologies unveiled its proprietary operating system for smartphones and other devices, as U.S. trade restrictions imposed in May threaten to cut the Chinese firm’s access to U.S. technologies such as Android. Huawei said that for now it would stick to using Google's Android for smartphones, and the new software will be gradually rolled out to support devices such as smartwatches ...
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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 ...
3 Ways to Increase Plasma Uniformity
Process temperature is the most important parameter in the plasma process. Process temperature has primary control over etch rate and has a secondary effect ...
Technical Paper
Court deals blow to FCC's bid to speed 5G rollout
The Federal Communications Commission tried to expedite the rollout of 5G wireless technology by cutting red tape. Now a US court has found the regulators erred in ...
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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China's Huawei to invest $800 million in new Brazil factory
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd plans to build an $800 million plant in Brazil's Sao Paulo state over the next three years, the governor said, as the Chinese tech giant ramps ...
Steve Jobs explored the Apple Card in the 90s but didn't like that some customers would be declined
Apple is walking a dangerous line with its credit card as it runs the risk of romanticizing credit and encouraging debt. That's unfortunately par for the course for most ...
China factory put teens on night shift to make Amazon devices
Amazon pledged to investigate claims of worker abuse at a factory in China after labor activists said students as young as 17 were put on night shifts and legal overtime ...
Researchers Develop Graphene from Carbon Dioxide
We've recently told you how researchers have found various new ways to synthesize graphene, including using bark from eucalyptus trees and a process based on ...
Design News
Cheap, Portable Device Uses Quantum Dots to Spot Deadly Bacteria
Researchers in Australia have developed an inexpensive, portable device that can detect a deadly strain of bacteria in under 40 minutes. The device consists entirely ...
IEEE Spectrum
Depaneling circuit board that contain BGA components
Are there any special requirements for depaneling or V-scoring to separate paneled circuit board if they contain BGA components. What are the best/safest methods ...
Circuit Insight - Ask the Experts
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Here's the Biggest Mistake You Can Make When Correcting a Lie
I've always believed it to be true, but studies now prove it. When correcting a lie, don't repeat it. Yes, this is counterintuitive. When you see a lie, your human reaction is ...
How Huawei Is Trying to Trade War-Proof Its Software
Huawei Technologies Co. on Friday offered the first glimpse of an in-house software that may someday replace Google's Android, an important step toward reducing its ...
Out-Sourcing, In-Sourcing, and Globalization
Economic globalization means creating a level playing field, all businesses are treated equally in all countries, when it comes to buying inputs or selling outputs.
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
All Hail The Quantum Leap Generation!
It's been more than a half-century since the advent of three legendary Digital Age markers: the printed circuit board, the first IBM mainframe, and Moore's Law. So, by ...
Foxconn eyes sale of $8.8 billion China plant amid trade war woes
Taiwan's Foxconn is exploring the sale of its new $8.8 billion display panel factory in China, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, as demand for the product wanes ...
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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
Oct 8, 2019: New England Expo & Tech Forum
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Test Your Knowledge
What do you call a problem-solving technique whereby all potential problems areas or sources of variation are ranked according to their contribution to the end result?
See answer below.
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MSD Components Baked Too Long
If MSD components are baked for more time than specified in J Std, can this cause potential failures or other problems? For example, components baked ...
Responses by:
Jerry Karp
President, JSK Associates
Paul J. Koep
Global Product Manager, Alpha
Leo Lambert
Vice President, Technical Director, EPTAC Corporation
Fritz Byle
Process Engineer, Astronautics
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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 ...
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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
"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."
Sir Winston Churchill
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What Year Was It?
Skeleton of Tyrannosaurus Rex Discovered
What Year
Fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson discovers three huge bones jutting out of a cliff near Faith, South Dakota. They turn out to be part of the largest-ever Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever discovered.
The day was Aug 12. What year was it?
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Cartoon of the Day
"I need a sympathy card for the person who was just promoted to my old job."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What do you call a problem-solving technique whereby all potential problems areas or sources of variation are ranked according to their contribution to the end result?
Answer: Pareto Analysis

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