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June 24, 2019
Foxconn Urges Apple to Invest in Taiwan
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The billionaire founder of Apple Inc.'s largest supplier asked the U.S. company to move from China to neighboring Taiwan. "Speaking from the perspective of the republic of China, I will plead to Apple to come to Taiwan," said Terry Gou, who remains the largest shareholder in Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., answering a question about whether Apple will shift production away from China. He was referring to Taiwan ...
Bloomberg
Apple CEO leans on Trump ties as China tariffs threaten iPhone
Apple CEO Tim Cook's carefully cultivated relationship with President Donald Trump faces a high-stakes test as his company hustles to protect its money-making ...
Politico
Dispelling Dry Storage Myths
This paper addresses common misconceptions around compliance with the J-STD-033 for MSDs, and delivers valuable information about when baking is needed and <...
Technical Paper
PCB supply chain sees low feasibility of relocation to Southeast Asia
he feasibility of Taiwan's PCB makers relocating production from China to Southeast Asia or elsewhere along with major downstream assemblers of electronics ...
Digitimes
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Cleaning Process Compatibility with PCB Surface Finishes
High Reliability Alloy for Auto Apps
Dispelling Dry Storage Myths
Strategies For Ensuring a Smooth Assembly Process
New Generation of Conformal Coatings for Challenging Operating Environments
US Army & nScrypt Direct Digitally Manufacture 3D Printed Circuit Structure
A.I. May Not Take Your Job, but It Could Become Your Boss
When Conor Sprouls, a customer service representative in the call center of the insurance giant MetLife talks to a customer over the phone, he keeps one eye on the ...
The New York Times
U.S. bars China supercomputer firms, institute from buying American parts
The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it was adding several Chinese companies and a government-owned institute involved in supercomputing with military ...
Reuters
All Aboard the U.K.'s First Hydrogen Train
The United Kingdom's first hydrogen fuel cell train rolled down the tracks this week, marking a milestone in the global push for greener transportation. Passengers ...
IEEE Spectrum
Google quits tablet business to focus on laptops, cancels two in-production devices
Remember when Google unveiled the Pixel Slate at 2018's Made By Google event? It seems that the device will be the last tablet it makes for the foreseeable future ...
TechSpot
Artificial Photosynthesis Turns Carbon Dioxide Into Liquid Fuels
Researchers have been working on numerous ways to mimic plant photosynthesis and convert carbon dioxide into new, environmentally friendly fuels. Now chemists ...
Design News
Estimating Failure Rate During Rework
Is there a way to estimate the potential failure rate introduced by hand rework of one SMT part. The process involves de-soldering and soldering a new part using ...
Circuit Insight - Ask the Experts
Foxconn gets new chairman
Foxconn Technolgy Group has elected a new chairman, Young Liu, succeeding Terry Gou, who has stepped down to facilitate his bid for Taiwan's presidency. Liu was ...
Digitimes
5 Ways to Keep Yourself Inspired to Achieve Your Goals
The daily routine, and even drudgery, of life sometimes beats our dreams out of us, a little bit at a time. Before we know it, we've lost the drive we once propelled ...
Entrepreneur
Laser Sensors Detect 3D Objects
A method, using two inexpensive cameras on either side of a car windshield, can detect objects with more accuracy and a fraction of the cost is discussed.
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
Blockchain Effort Gets Down to Business
In the decade since its creation, Bitcoin has demonstrated the potential for a technology that makes it possible to develop reliable distributed applications with no ...
EE Times
Foxconn elects chip unit head as chairman, replacing Gou
Taiwan's Foxconn said it named as chairman Liu Young-Way, the current boss of its chip unit, replacing Terry Gou. Earlier in the day, founder Gou stepped aside ...
Reuters
Facial Recognition: The Ugly Truth
The UK is one of the most surveilled countries in the world, with closed-circuit televisions (CCTV) cameras everywhere, from shops to buses to private homes. In the ...
EE Times
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Selective Soldering Frame Causing Cold Solder Joints
We have continual problems with our wave soldering system, especially cold solder joints. Could the cold solder joints be caused by using a selective soldering frame?
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Director New Product Development, Metallic Resources, Inc
Leo Lambert
Vice President, Technical Director, EPTAC Corporation
Paul Austen
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Kay Parker
Technical Support Engineer, Indium Corporation
Tony Lentz
Field Applications, FCT Assembly
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What's the name of the point at which condensation begins?
Answer: The dew point