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Nov 22, 2017
Foxconn Interns Worked Illegal Overtime on iPhone X
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Apple Inc. found that its main supplier in Asia has been employing high-school students working illegal overtime to assemble the iPhone X. Interns at a factory operated by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., part of Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, worked voluntarily and received benefits, though worked longer days than Chinese law permits, Apple said in a statement. The Financial Times reported ...
Bloomberg
FCC chief plans to ditch U.S. 'net neutrality' rules
The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans to repeal landmark 2015 rules that prohibited internet service providers from impeding consumer ...
Reuters
Why Apple's HomePod Is Three Years Behind Amazon's Echo
Apple Inc. audio engineers had been working on an early version of the HomePod speaker for about two years in 2014 when they were blindsided by the Echo, a smart speaker ...
Bloomberg
U.S. government warns businesses about cyber bug in Intel chips
The U.S. government on Tuesday urged businesses to act on an Intel Corp alert about security flaws in widely used computer chips as industry researchers scrambled ...
Reuters
The Car of the Future: Electric, Connected, and Autonomous
No matter which automotive engineering development is being discussed, all are propelling the industry and our society toward greener and driver-assisting (if not ...
Electronic Design
Just Like Being There: Productronica 2017 & EMS Growth Drivers
Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) are growing, but EMS companies are still striving to make sure that progression continues. That was a big topic ...
EBN
How To Verify Cleanliness After Rework and Prior to Re-coating?
Rework on a coated assembly happens often. I know how to remove the coating and clean the work site, but how do you verify cleanliness of the rework site prior ...
Circuit Insight - Board Talk
New Parts for Old: Cost-Competitive and Comparable to OEM Equipment
Obsolescence and breakage of components and equipment is a continual challenge for designers and manufacturers in the electronics, aerospace, automobile and ...
Electronics 360
The Future of Supply Chain Management: Benefits of Digital Supply Chain to the C-Level
The future of the supply chain is now; just track leaders in the supply chain space and you will see common denominators and measures of what supply chain ...
EBN
Selective Printing for BGA Components
We use common BGA packages on many of our low-end products. To save cost, could we print paste only on the pads that have functional requirements?
Circuit Insight - Ask the Experts
10 Ways to Successfully Climb the Career Ladder
Are you feeling stuck at your current job? Do you want to start making more money? If so, it's time to take a pro-active, strategic approach to your career ...
Entrepreneur
NPI Sourcing Highlights the Need for Speed
Launching a new product is a complex process that incorporates numerous components and subassemblies involving extensive collaborations across an organization ...
EBN
Solder Column Attachment for Absorbing Large CTE Mismatch
Paper reviews commercially off-the-shelf solder columns available, including plain columns, copper wrapped columns and more.
Circuit Insight - Production Floor
A Look At Over-the-air Software Updates for Vehicles
Microchip Technology demonstrates its infotainment connectivity solution at the 2017 ELIV electric vehicle conference in Bonn, Germany. One of the more useful features ...
EE Times
Why China Is Emerging as a Tech Superpower to Rival the U.S.
A dogfight in the world of drones was about to begin. It was November 2016, and Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology, better known as DJI, was ...
Fortune
To Make Solar Really Work, Turn Up the Heat
Researchers say it's the only way to make concentrated solar efficient and affordable. A 200-foot tower stands centered in front of a field of rotating mirrors on ...
MIT Technology Review
Apple plans to make iPhones and MacBooks from recycled materials
Apple wants its products to be as eco-friendly as possible and keeps working on improving its environmental policies. During events and on product pages, Apple ...
BGR
Samsung Electronics Expected to Top the Global Semiconductor Market This Year
According to market research firm IC Insights, Samsung Electronics is likely to top the global semiconductor market excluding foundry this year with a market ...
Business Korea
Press Releases
Viscom Debuts Optimized Inspection System Operation with vVision 2.4
Conveyor Technologies Inc merges with Alotech
TT Electronics introduces the lightest, most effective PCB mounted heatsink
Flash In-System Programming (ISP) via the Automotive Bus
New Synthene Rapid Prototyping Resins Available from John Burn Ltd
Super Dry Totech Floor Life Reset Cabinets Win Global Technology Award
Dynamic EMS. From Design to Development to Distribution and Beyond
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What fruit is used in the dye for government inspectors' meat stamps?
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Ask the Experts
Concerns Using Aluminum Flux Tank
If we use a flux tank with our wave soldering system that is constructed from aluminum, and we use water soluble flux, could the flux become contaminated by contact with the aluminum tank?
Responses by:
Greg York, Technical Sales Manager, BLT Circuit Services Ltd
Bryan Kerr, Principal Engineer - CMA Lab, BAE Systems
Jim Williams, Chairman, Polyonics, Inc.
John Norton, Eastern Manager, Vitronics Soltec

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Nov 28, 2017: LED Assembly, Reliability & Testing Exhibition
Nov 28, 2017: SMT Processes Certification (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Nov 29, 2017: Silicon Valley Technical Conference and Exposition
Nov 29, 2017: Silicon Valley Expo & Tech Forum
Dec 6, 2017: SMTA Webtorial: X-Ray Inspection of PCBs
Dec 13, 2017: SMTA Webtorial: X-Ray Inspection of PCBs
Jan 16, 2018: Essentials of Electronic Technology--A Crash Course
Jan 18, 2018: Space Coast Expo & Tech Forum
Jan 25, 2018: Rocky Mountain Expo & Tech Forum
Feb 5, 2018: Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium 2018
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What fruit is used in the dye for government inspectors' meat stamps?
Answer: The grape