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March 20, 2019
Samsung Elec sees green shoots in China smartphone business
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said its new Galaxy flagship smartphones were selling well in China and it was confident it could reverse the recent slump in its ...
Reuters
Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia lead supply chain relocation decision short lists
Here are Southeast Asia regions mentioned by 850 companies for supply chain relocation. Tariff uncertainty and trade tensions causing many companies to ...
Venture Outsource
RoHS: 10 Years Later -- IT Equipment Corrosion Issues Remain
The European Union RoHS directive took effect in 2006 and corrosion-related failures of electronic components and equipment continue to present themselves throughout ...
Technical Paper
PCs and smartphones duke it out for gaming champion
The big picture: Everyone knows that gaming continues to be a very hot category, drawing more eyeballs, hours, and dollars than virtually any other activity ...
TechSpot
Oven vs Product Profiling
Keeping Counterfeit Components Out of Supply Chain
3 Ways to Increase Plasma Uniformity
Polyurethane Encapsulants - Enhanced Protection For LEDs in Challenging Environments
Assembling High Current Heavy Copper PCBs
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Characteristics of EPIG Deposits for Fine Line Applications
Next-Gen, High-Temp Capable Underfill
Electronics Supply Chain Roundtable: Artificial Intelligence & Manufacturing
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to be the one technology that unleashes the value of the smart factory and the suggested potential of the fourth ...
EBN
In Shift, Asia Grabs Lead in International Patent Applications
More than half of the international patent applications submitted via the United Nations' patent agency originated in Asia for the first time in 2018, underscoring ...
EE Times
US-China trade war could slash US$1 trillion from US economy in a decade warns Chamber of Commerce
The year is 2029, the US-China trade war is still being waged, and it has cost the American economy US$1 trillion. That is the warning contained in a new report ...
South China Morning Post
5 Powerful Methods to Declutter Your Life
In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield discusses a few tactics you can use to replenish your life with positive influences in order to achieve your ...
Entrepreneur
Oracle Enhances Cloud SCM Suite with Collaboration & AI Intelligence
Today, at the Oracle Modern Business Experience, Oracle announced updates to its Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud, Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning ...
EBN
Using Solder Paste Beyond the Expiration Date
We assembled a batch of PCBs using a water soluble paste that was beyond the expiration date. After cleaning we are seeing a white powder residue. Do you think ...
Circuit Insight - Ask the Experts
China smartphone maker Xiaomi beats profit view, sees more global expansion
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp beat quarterly profit estimates as it dominated the fast-growing Indian market and sold more expensive handsets in Western ...
Reuters
Solid-State Lithium Batteries Take Another Small Step Forward
Lithium ion batteries have become the go-to solution for everything from cell phones and personal electronics, to electric vehicles (EVs), to support of ...
Design News
Ultra-Thin Artificial Retina
Researchers have developed the world's first ultrathin artificial retina that could improve on existing implantable visualization technology for the blind.
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
Foxconn plans to set up global data center in Kaohsiung
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) plans to set up a global data center in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, with the center to process and store data for Foxconn Group's ...
Digitimes
An Exclusive Look at an Original iPhone Prototype
"This is a day I've been looking forward to for two and half years," said Steve Jobs, Apple's late CEO, as he introduced the original iPhone on January 9th, 2007. Apple ...
The Verge
Huawei Takes Nearly a Quarter of EMEA Smartphone Market and Closes Gap to Samsung in Fourth-Quarter 2018, Says IDC
According to International Data Corporation (IDC) research, Huawei continued its rapid rise in the EMEA smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2018. It ...
IDC
Foxconn looks to move server production back to Taiwan for security
Foxconn is considering shifting some server production out of China and hiring up to 3,000 high-end software engineers for a big-data processing hub in this ...
Nikkei Asian Review
Foxconn: Searching for a clear vision
In Wisconsin we're not building a factory. You can't use a factory to view our Wisconsin investment.". Foxconn executive Louis Woo's words in a late January Reuters ...
Milwaukee Business Times
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The garage where William R. Hewlett and David Packard invented an audio oscillator has often been referred to as the official birthplace of what?
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The right to be heard does not autmatically include the right to be taken seriously."
Hubert Humphrey
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
The garage where William R. Hewlett and David Packard invented an audio oscillator has often been referred to as the official birthplace of what?
Answer: Silicon Valley