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Top Story August 28, 2015
Are we addicted to technology?
Just five minutes after meeting sleep and energy expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan in her central London clinic, she delivers some bad news. "You've got the classic pattern of someone who's in ...
BBC News
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India Can Ride the Wave of Hi-tech Manufacturing
With the call for 'Make in India' campaign by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, many industrial countries are now exploring the possibility of making India a manufacturing hub. In the last ...
The New Indian Express
Google Plunges Into Home Services Market
Internet users querying Google for terms like "clogged toilet" and "lock repair" now get more than advice on how to fix their problems. Google Inc. is pairing prescreened professionals - ...
The Wall Street Journal
Manufacturers in Argentina starved of dollars ahead of election, hurting output
Argentina's central bank is reducing the supply of scarce dollars to manufacturers two months ahead of a presidential election to ensure more are available for the nation's savers, ...
Reuters
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Tianjin Explosions: Supply Chain Impact Analysis
The Aftermath of the Tianjin Explosions: A Global Supply Chain Impact Analysis-It's Far Worse than You Think. Don't believe official media reports indicating that business and port ...
Electronics Purchasing Strategies
It's Too Soon to Put Reshoring on the Pedestal
A few years ago, reshoring roared onto the scene as the next great movement in manufacturing, timed with the sector's well-publicized role with helping the US crawl out of the deep ...
EBN
iPhone 6s launch: These are the 5 iPhones Apple will be selling in September
Apple will announce the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on September 9th, with the devices expected to go a little over a week later on September 18th. But what happens to the rest of Apple's ...
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Cellular, Wi-Fi Spar Over Spectrum
In an exchange of letters to U.S. regulators, cellular and Wi-Fi interests turned up the volume in their ongoing debate over sharing unlicensed spectrum. The Wi-Fi Alliance asked the ...
EE Times
Apple, Boeing, MIT, and more partner with Pentagon to improve flexible electronics
A consortium of top tech companies, laboratories, and universities is partnering with the Department of Defense to improve the manufacturing of flexible electronics, which could one ...
The Verge
Automotive Safety Drives Sensor Growth
Automotive safety applications - driven by government regulations and consumer demand for enhanced safety - is one of the biggest drivers of sensor growth over the next several years. ...
Electronics Purchasing Strategies
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David Mantey
David Mantey is the editorial director of Advantage Business Media's Design Engineering Group. He is responsible for helping create and coordinate print, digital, and multimedia content ...
CED
6 Secrets About the Human Brain That Will Make You a Better Marketer
Knowing how the human mind processes information and images-and putting that knowledge to use-can help you become a more engaging and effective marketer. Researchers in a new(ish) field ...
Entrepreneur
5 Tips for Finding and Keeping a Good Mentor
If you're building any kind of business, you are going to need advice at some point down the line. For busy professionals, whether they're experienced entrepreneurs or those ...
Entrepreneur
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Apple Watch Debut, Better Than Earnings Suggested
The Apple Watch seems to be performing much better than the company's earnings report led observers to believe, according to new data from industry tracker IDC. Apple Inc. shipped 3.6 million watches to customers and vendors during the second quarter, just 800,000 fewer units than wearables-industry leader Fitbit Inc, shipped during the same period, according to IDC. ...
Market Watch
Why does India have few large factories?
When Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group said it would invest $5 billion to build a new manufacturing facility in Maharashtra, and eventually, set up a dozen new ...
Livemint
Legislation Around the World Addresses Human Trafficking in the Supply Chain
Pressure is mounting for more transparency on possible human trafficking in supply chains, with new legislation in both the United Kingdom and the United States. ...
EBN
Hardware emulator performance
Emulation performance -- or its speed of execution -- depends on the architecture of the emulation system and the type of deployment. In this first column of a ...
EDN
Ex-Apple CEO Sculley's new firm preps stylish budget phones for Asia
A company founded by ex-Apple CEO John Sculley has launched a set of low-cost yet stylish smartphones aimed for emerging wireless markets in Asia, Africa ...
PCWorld
Apple Announces Sept. 9 Event
Apple sent out invitations to a Sept. 9 event in San Francisco. "Hey Siri, give us a hint," the Cupertino, Calif.,-based company said in an email. Apple typically ...
The Wall Street Journal
Solder Paste Mixing After Cold Storage
After removal from cold storage, we let the solder paste jars sit. We then place the jars in a centrifuge machine. Is this a good practice?
Circuit Insight - Ask the Experts
Worldwide Server Shipment Market Grew 8% in the Second Quarter of 2015, While Revenue Increased 7.2%
In the second quarter of 2015, worldwide server shipments grew 8.0% year over year, while revenue increased 7.2% from the second quarter of 2014, according to Gartner ...
Gartner
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Press Releases
Discover Viscom's New 3D AOI Unit Designed for Production & Quality @ SMTAI
See STI Electronics at the SMTA International Electronics Exhibition
Nihon Superior to Celebrate 50th Anniversary, Showcase Developments @ SMTAI
Discover the Best Screen Printer Warranty from Speedprint at SMTAI
Vi TECHNOLOGY to Exhibit SPI & Sigma Review Software at SMTAI
CyberOptics to Showcase the New SQ3000 3D AOI at SMTAI
Cogiscan to Discuss Its Scalable TTC Solution at SMTAI
EVS to Show the EVSLF Lead-Free Version for Solder Recovery at SMTAI
Specialty Coating Systems to Show Parylene Conformal Coatings at SMTAI
Seika Machinery Will Exhibit the Latest SMT Solutions at SMTAI
FSInspection to Unveil a Visual Inspection System during SMTAI
Dr. Jennie Hwang will deliver two tutorials at the SMTA International
Metcal to Display the Scarab Site Cleaning System at SMTAI
Inovaxe Will Showcase Its Intelligent Storage Solution at SMTAI
ASC to Launch Speed Improvements for Dual Mode AOI/SPI Inspection at SMTAI
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Test Your Knowledge
Which rank does not exist in the U.S. Army: Major-General, Brigadier-General, Brigadier, Second Lieutenant?
See answer below.
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Ask the Experts
Acceptable Conductor Repair
An operator attempted to repair 3 damaged conductors using buss wire over-coated with epoxy. Do you consider this ...
Responses by:
Rodney Miller, Capital Equipment Operations Manager, Specialty Coating Systems
Kris Roberson, Manager of Assembly Technology, IPC
Lee Levine, President, Consultant, Process Solutions Consulting Inc.
Mike Green, Design Engineering, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Garry McGuire, Sr. Engineer, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center

More Ask the Experts
Fastening Surface Mounted Connectors Before or After Refow?
Dendritic Growth and Contamination at BGA Sites
Max Peak Topside Reflow Temperature
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White Papers
What are the benefits of soldering with vacuum profiles? -- Part 2
Embracing Interactive Electronic Work Instructions
Avoiding Inflexible Cleaning Processes
Protecting Automotive Electronics with Conformal Coatings
Importance of Wave Height in Wave Solder Process
Fluid Dispensing Applications and Methods for LEDs
Depaneling of Circuit Boards
Reduce ESD Susceptibility
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Quote of the Day
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
C.S. Lewis
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What Year Was It?
Polish Government Signs Accord with Shipyard Workers
Polish Government Signs Accord with Shipyard Workers
Representatives of the communist government of Poland agree to the demands of striking shipyard workers in the city of Gdansk. Former electrician Lech Walesa led the striking workers.

The day was Aug 31. What year was it?
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Calendar
Aug 28, 2015: Webinar: Flex & Rigid-Flex PCB's - Applications and Cost Drivers
Sep 1, 2015: Capital Expo & Tech Forum
Sep 2, 2015: Semiconductor Reliability Course (Munich)
Sep 7, 2015: EOS, ESD and How to Differentiate (Munich)
Sep 9, 2015: Product Qualification Short Course (Munich)
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Cartoon of the Day
Cartoon
"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
Which rank does not exist in the U.S. Army: Major-General, Brigadier-General, Brigadier, Second Lieutenant?
Answer: Brigadier is a rank in the British Army