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Oct 23, 2017
Millennials in the Supply Chain
APICS, the professional association for supply chain management, said it is time to change the perception of millennials in the supply chain and workplace. A new survey released by APICs shows that millennials are becoming a critical segment of the supply chain workforce and they "are focused, engaged, enthused and committed to working in supply chain management." The report, Millennials in Supply Chain ...
Electronic Purchasing Strategies
Tesla reaffirms effort to build cars in China; mum on deal report
Electric car maker Tesla Inc reaffirmed on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan ...
Will The iPhone X Be Hard To Get On Release Date? I Asked Around
A couple of reports on Friday imply the iPhone X will be very hard to get on November 3. I asked around to see what other knowledgeable people are saying. One batch ...
Electronics OEMs Barely Get Passing Grade for Sustainability
The average grade of 17 leading consumer electronics companies evaluated by Greenpeace USA on sustainable manufacturing and design of IT products was a D+. Fairphone ...
Electronic Purchasing Strategies
Deriving A Rule of Thumb
You've probably used the rule of thumb that the rise time of an exponential curve is 2.2 times the time constant of that rise, but maybe you never looked at where ...
Li-Ion Batteries: Tight Supply, Rising Prices
The latest lithium-ion battery market report from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, finds that the price upswing for battery cells has started to moderate since ...
Electronic Purchasing Strategies
The Declining Cost of Distance
The forces that propelled the growth of cities and discouraged businesses from locating far from urban centers is being reversed by digital technologies.
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
6 Ways to Manage Conflict Better
Most people say they hate conflict, yet avoiding it causes more problems. In today's culturally diverse, multigenerational workforce it's bound to happen ...
iPhone X: Everything you need to know about Apple's iPhone of the future
It's real, it's here, and it's very expensive. After months of rumor and speculation, followed by the biggest pre-launch leak ever, Apple finally revealed the iPhone X ...
Quantitative Analysis of Corrosion Resistance
An electrochemical method via sequential electrochemical reduction analysis instrument to quantify the corrosion resistance of the EN deposit is proposed.
Circuit Insight - Analysis Lab
Does Age Discrimination in Tech Start at 40?
Tech workers of all ages think older engineers are highly qualified, have good experience, and can share wisdom. But many older engineers are worried about ...
IEEE Spectrum
Apple reportedly isn't producing enough iPhone X units for first weekend sales
According to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is still facing supply chain constraints for the upcoming iPhone X. The company will have ...
Tech Crunch
Reliability Improvements by the Creation of Intermetallic Connections
The possibilities to combine small and large passive components, and new devices for active components with an increase in reliability is discussed.
Circuit Insight - Materials Tech
Apple COO Jeff Williams and Foxconn Chief Will Reportedly Meet Amid iPhone X Production Issues
Apple's operating chief Jeff Williams will reportedly meet Foxconn chairman Terry Gou later this month, following several reports about ongoing iPhone X ...
5 Most Common Warehouse Monsters
Most people wouldn't call the average warehouse a spooky or scary place, but many are haunted by a variety of monsters that attack business efficiency and kill employee ...
19 Tips to Immediately Improve Your Writing (Infographic)
Communication is key when it comes to success in any field, but especially as an aspiring entrepreneur. Getting an idea up and running requires clear and concise writing ...
Rescue Drones Fly by Vision, Inertial Sensing
MIT and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory have developed vision-aided navigation technology for rescue or reconnaissance drones flying in environments ...
EE Times
We Need Computers with Empathy
An emerging trend in artificial intelligence is to get computers to detect how we're feeling and respond accordingly. They might even help us develop more compassion ...
MIT Technology Review
Running chemical reactions in liquid metal makes atomically thin materials
The discovery of graphene--a one-atom-thick sheet of covalently bonded carbon atoms--inspired the research community to generate a variety of 2D materials. Graphene, ...
Ars Technica
Press Releases
Pillarhouse includes improved functionality to Handex and Synchrodex ranges
Electrolube is Awarded Automotive Standard IATF 16949
MarTec Receives Achievement Award from Juki Automation Systems
Yamaha Motor Europe IM continuing its European sales growth
Insight Equity Acquires VirTex Enterprises
Ryder Industries' Next-Generation ERP System Goes Live
Engineered Material Systems Introduces New UV-Cured Adhesive
Horizon Sales Earns Juki Sales Awards
ZEISS Introduces New Focal Lengths for Industrial Lenses
Inventec introduces new enhanced co-solvent, Topklean EL20P
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Test Your Knowledge
William Shockley is recognized as the father of what?
See answer below.
Ask the Experts
Problems with Bubbles in Conformal Coating
We operate a troubleshooting, repair, fabrication facility. The circuit cards we see are between 5 to 10 years old. They are exposed to extremes in weather and humidity. After repair/rework ...
Responses by:
Bryan Kerr, Principal Engineer - CMA Lab, BAE Systems
Chris Palin, European Manager, HumiSeal
Neil Poole, Senior Applications Chemist, Henkel Electronics
Jim Williams, Chairman, Polyonics, Inc.
Scott D. Szymanski, Global Marketing Manager, Nordson MARCH
Wayne Wagner, President, Krayden Inc.

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Oct 24, 2017: 'Packaging Instruments for Space' iMAPS New England & SMTA Boston Joint Meeting
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
William Shockley is recognized as the father of what?
Answer: The Transistor. Shockley was an American physicist and inventor. With John Bardeen and Walter Brattain were jointly awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for "their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect."