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Jan 24, 2018
Self-driving car experts offer online degree in 'flying cars'
Self-driving car pioneer Sebastian Thrun has shifted his gaze to the skies, as his Silicon Valley online school Udacity launches what it calls the first "nanodegree" ...
Reuters
Microsoft boss: World needs more computing power
The world is rapidly "running out of computing capacity", the head of tech giant Microsoft has warned. Satya Nadella said at the World Economic Forum in Davos ...
BBC News
Facebook buys Boston software company that authenticates IDs
Facebook Inc is buying a software firm that specializes in authenticating government-issued identification cards, the two companies said on Tuesday, a step that may help ...
Reuters
The iPhone X was the top-selling smartphone over the holidays, report claims
There's much talk and confusion right now about the iPhone X being discontinued once its replacements arrive this year, on account that it's not meeting sales estimates ...
BGR
Job of the future: Wind farmer
Wind energy is booming, making maintenance work on turbines one of the fastest-growing jobs in the US. Most people who work over 30 stories up do so in the safe ...
MIT Technology Review
Moisture Barrier Bag Issues
Moisture sensitive chip components have been exposed to the atmosphere beyond the specification allowed. They are re-packaged and sealed with desiccant and a humidity ...
Circuit Insight - Board Talk
How to Stop Waiting for Lightning to Strike and Instead Start Replicating Success
When it comes to success, every businessperson wants lightning to strike twice. Amazon, after its summer merger with supermarket chain Whole Foods, may actually ...
Entrepreneur
Help me build an electronic load & bench supply
EDN Labs (well..the part of it in my basement) has always been a bit short on power sources (and even shorter on electronic loads). A 5A buck-boost module recently ...
EDN
ESD Grounding - 1 Meg Ohm Resistor
Why do we need to use a 1 meg-ohm resistor for ESD grounding?
Circuit Insight - Ask the Experts
Canada to Become Main U.S. Supplier of Cobalt & Nickel
As the production of Li-Ion batteries increases, fueled by demand for electric vehicles and renewable energy storage, the price of some of their components, cobalt ...
EBN
3 Ways Manual Sourcing Costs Businesses More Than Just Time
While the phrase "wave of change" has nice dramatic effect, it doesn't always work out that way. Take sourcing, for example: While 70% of large organizations have ...
EBN
Soldering Improvement for SMT Connectors
This paper covers experiments for improving the SMT process for a few types of difficult to solder surface mount connectors.
Circuit Insight - Production Floor
3 Simple Scheduling Changes That Made Me 3.28X More Productive
It's amazing how much some people can accomplish in one day. A few people I know seem able to pause time and be everywhere! They don't have the power to ...
Entrepreneur
How Can Engineers Stop AI from Going Rogue?
Doomsday scenarios aside, rogue AI still presents significant hazards to safety and productivity in the workplace and in public. And researchers are actively developing ...
Design News
Nokia may launch a smartphone with five cameras in first half of 2018
Nokia might launch a smartphone with five cameras in the first half of 2018 as per recent reports. The company is already planning to launch its flagship Nokia 9 ...
Gadgets To Use
Gartner Survey Finds Government CIOs Will Increase Spending on Cloud, Cybersecurity and Analytics in 2018
Cloud solutions, cybersecurity and analytics are the top technologies targeted for new and additional spending by public sector CIOs in 2018, while data ...
Gartner
Smart Glasses Not Ready to Wear
Smart glasses -- the Holy Grail for augmented reality -- are still five to 10 years away. Before we get there, 5G will arrive, but it is not expected to provide as big ...
EE Times
We're about to kill a massive, accidental experiment in reducing global warming
Studies have found that ships have a net cooling effect on the planet, despite belching out nearly a billion tons of carbon dioxide each year. That's almost entirely ...
MIT Technology Review
Press Releases
USI PRISM Platform Applies Anti-Reflective Coatings
Digital Metal° expands operations and doubles capacity
GreenSoft Technology Partners with RoHS Management in Europe
Littelfuse Introduces MHP-TAT18 Metal Hybrid PPTC Battery Mini-Breaker
Salary Budgets are Rising, Says New IPC Salary Study
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Test Your Knowledge
What color does litmus paper turn if a solution is acidic?
See answer below.
Ask the Experts
Conformal Coating Cross Contamination
We apply 3 different types of conformal coating: Acrylic, Polyurethane and Silicone. We use designated dispensing systems for each, but cure them all in a single oven.
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Lee Hitchens, Owner, SCH Technologies
Chris Palin, European Manager, HumiSeal
Jim Williams, Chairman, Polyonics, Inc.
Wayne Wagner, President, Krayden Inc.
Bryan Kerr, Principal Engineer - CMA Lab, BAE Systems

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Quote of the Day
"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants."
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What Year Was It?
First Canned Beer Goes on Sale
First Canned Beer Goes on Sale
In partnership with the American Can Company, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered 2,000 cans of Krueger's Finest Beer to faithful Krueger drinkers in Richmond, Virginia.
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Calendar
Jan 25, 2018: Rocky Mountain Expo & Tech Forum
Feb 5, 2018: Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium 2018
Feb 13, 2018: SMT Processes Certification (St. Petersburg, Florida)
Feb 13, 2018: Essentials of Digital Technology--A Crash Course
Feb 24, 2018: IPC APEX EXPO 2018
Mar 9, 2018: 2018 SMTA Chapter Officer's Leadership Forum
Mar 14, 2018: System ESD Protection Design Addressing PCB and IC Aspects
Mar 19, 2018: Failure and Yield Analysis Short Course (San Jose)
Mar 20, 2018: Intermountain (Boise) Expo & Tech Forum
Mar 26, 2018: Semiconductor Reliability and Product Qualification Short Course (Portland)
Cartoon of the Day
Cartoon
"We forgot to back up our files, so we're asking everyone to remember everything they've typed during the past 10 days."
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What color does litmus paper turn if a solution is acidic?
Answer: Red. Litmus indicator solution turns red in acidic solutions and blue in alkaline solutions - and it turns purple in neutral solutions.