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August 16, 2018
Autonomous Vehicles are Coming
Would you rather surf a giant wave or get crushed by it? That's the choice state and national governments face as they stare down the coming influx of autonomous vehicles. Self-driving cars are increasingly common sights on roads in California, Arizona, and a few other pioneering locales. They're still something of an anomaly, sure, but it won't be long before autonomous cars go from being ...
CNN Money
The Business History of the Internet of Things
No matter how long a technology has been in the market, shaping it into a usable design, transforming it into a product or service and getting it accepted and used ...
PCB Prototyping for Smarties
PCB Prototyping for Smarties examines how to align your prototyping strategy with business requirements,maintain flexibility in a fast-paced, always-evolving ...
Technical Paper
Foxconn 2Q18 revenues reach new historical high, but net profits plunge to 5-year low
Foxconn Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of US$34.43 billion for the second quarter of 2018, rising 4.95% sequentially and 17.03% on year to come to ...
Important Ways of Approaching Heat Management
PCB Prototyping for Smarties
Why Jobs Go On Hold
Case Studies Demonstrate Value-Added Services to Enable Client Success
Automated Visual Inspection and Correction (Demura) of OLED Displays
Implementing High-Volume, High-Performance Selective Soldering
RoHS: 10 Years Later -- IT Equipment Corrosion Issues Remain
When Machine Vision Inspection Comes Up Short: Is 'Almost' Defect-Free Enough?
Cisco's software push fuels quarterly beat, strong forecast
Cisco Systems Inc topped Wall Street targets for quarterly revenue and profit and forecast first-quarter sales above estimates on Wednesday, as the network gear maker's ...
Artificial Intelligence Can Help Leaders Make Better Decisions Faster
Decision-making remains one of the ultimate tests for leadership in new entrepreneurs. Even experienced leaders who have a track record of sound decision-making have ...
Where Would Apple Be Without Taiwan?
Taiwan dominates the global supply chain from chips to systems. Engineers in Taiwan excel in design and manufacturing. Without Foxconn and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ....
EE Times
Hackers are out to jeopardize your vote
Russian hackers targeted US electoral systems during the 2016 presidential election. Much has been done since then to bolster those systems, but J. Alex Halderman ...
MIT Technology Review
Samsung just unveiled a new component that gives it a big advantage over the iPhone
Samsung unveiled a brand new smartphone component that will equip Galaxy phones soon. It's unclear at this time what Samsung devices will get the new chip next year ...
What Is the Recommended Component Storage Environment?
What do you recommend for component storage to prohibit oxidation including relative humidity, nitrogen atmosphere, temperature? The Assembly Brothers, Jim Hall and ...
Circuit Insight - Board Talk
Solving a Vexing Solid-State Lithium Ion Battery Problem
Just about everybody in the battery world is talking about solid-state batteries as the "next new thing." Commercial lithium ion batteries power everything from cell ...
Design News
3 Digital Transformation Trends Driving Long-Term Organic Growth
Digital transformation is on everyone's mind. It's everywhere on the factory floor, in the warehouse, and it's now conquering the service, sales and aftermarket function ...
Conformal Coating in Nitrogen Environment
We operate a conformal coat machine using nitrogen. We are thinking of changing it back to air for cost reasons, what are the pros and cons?
Circuit Insight - Ask the Experts
Taiwan Maintains EMS Dominance Amidst China's Challenge
The ascension of mainland China as a manufacturing powerhouse has been both a blessing and a curse for the electronics manufacturing services industry in Taiwan. While ...
EPS News
Taiwan: Small is Beautiful
The Taiwanese are leveraging Taiwan's smallness to their advantage, especially in efforts to turn themselves into a unique technology center. "Taiwan is a small ...
EE Times
Aug 15, 2018: San Diego Chapter: 08-15-18 Material Management 4.0
Aug 20, 2018: Webinar: PCB Design, Fabrication and Use from an End Users Perspective
Aug 20, 2018: SMT Processes Certification
Aug 30, 2018: Free Cleaning Webinar - Stencil, Underside Wipe and Misprint Cleaning
Sep 10, 2018: CMOS, BiCMOS and Bipolar Process Integration (San Jose)
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Which is the smallest bone in the body?
See answer below.
Gold Edge Contact Flux Contamination Failures
We received some returned circuit board assemblies that failed after some time in the field. These assemblies were originally processed using no-clean flux. The assemblies had visible contamination ...
Responses by:
Umut Tosun, Application Technology Manager, Zestron America
Charlie Pitarys, Technical Expert Sales Support, Kyzen Corporation
Richard D. Stadem, Advanced Engineer/Scientist, General Dynamics
Rodney Miller, Capital Equipment Operations Manager, Specialty Coating Systems
Brian Smith, General Manager - Electronic Assembly Americas, DEK International
Lee Levine, President, Consultant, Process Solutions Consulting Inc.
Peter Biocca, Senior Market Development Engineer, Kester
David Bergman, VP International Relations, IPC
Rick Perkins, President, Chem Logic
Kris Roberson, Manager of Assembly Technology, IPC
More Ask the Experts
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Stencil Tension
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AIM Solder to Highlight REL Alloys at SMTA Capital Expo & Tech Forum
AIM Solder is pleased to announce their participation at the SMTA Capital Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place on
August 23, 2018 at Kossiakoff Center, in Laurel, Maryland ...
AIM Solder
Nordson SONOSCAN announces the most versatile C-SAM ever!
Nordson SONOSCAN announces its new Gen7™ laboratory style acoustic micro-imaging tool. The new Gen7 AMI tool enhances operator productivity and part throughput rate ...
Rehm and Electrolube: Coating made easy
Technical Presentations at the Upcoming SMTA Capital Chapter Expo
Two Indium Experts to Present 'Best Papers' at SMTA South China Technology
SMTA 'Members of Distinction' Award Winners Announced
Quote of the Day
"When I was young, I observed that nine out of 10 things I did were failures. So I did 10 times more work."
George Bernard Shaw
What Year Was It?
Woodstock Music Festival Concludes
Woodstock Music Festival Concludes
The grooviest event in music history--the Woodstock Music Festival--draws to a close after three days of peace, love and rock 'n' roll in upstate New York.
The day was Aug 17. What year was it?
Cartoon of the Day
"I don't know if it's burnout, but I set off the smoke alarm six times today!"
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Test Your Knowledge Answer
Which is the smallest bone in the body?
Answer: The stirrup (in the ear)