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August 21, 2019
A Problem With Autonomous Cars
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On a recent research trip, I found myself in the back of a taxi in New Delhi, amid a dizzying mix of car horns and exhaust. What initially seemed like complete chaos--a flurry of cars, buses, auto-rickshaws, motorbikes, and the occasional cow--turned out to be a flow of traffic where everyone works together to keep everything moving. People gave each other just enough space to merge into lanes ...
Fast Company
Huawei founder details 'battle mode' reform plan to beat U.S. crisis
China's Huawei will spend more on production equipment this year to ensure supply continuity, cut redundant roles and demote inefficient managers as its grapples ...
Reuters
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
AI's Memory Problem
Artificial intelligence, which allows computers to learn and perform specific tasks such as image recognition and natural language processing, is loosely inspired ...
EE Times
USB Connection Testing
Turning Printed Circuit Boards Into Printed Circuit Structures Using 3D Printing
Assessing the Impact of Lean on PCB Manufacturing
How To Get The Best Thermal Profile
Meter-Mix Dispensing Basics
Cleaning Process Compatibility with PCB Surface Finishes
High Reliability Alloy for Auto Apps
Dispelling Dry Storage Myths
Intel unveils first artificial intelligence chip Springhill
Intel Corp on Tuesday unveiled its latest processor that will be its first using artificial intelligence (AI) and is designed for large computing centers. The chip, developed at ...
Reuters
The 3 Advantages of Assembled Cables
Why waste time assembling your continuous-flex cables when you don't have to? The readycable line of assembled motor, servo, signal and encoder cables comes ...
IEEE Spectrum
How to Break Bad Habits and Make Better Ones
Unfortunately, many of our daily habits can be destructive to our lives. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner discusses how to break out from these limiting habits. ...
Entrepreneur
IoT: Essentials for the Product Development Process
The internet of things (IoT) has taken the world by storm in recent years. Everything from appliances to cars to handheld devices are connecting people to data ...
EPS News
China smartphone sales up 22.4% on quarter in 2Q19, says Digitimes Research
Sales of smartphone in the China market increased 22.4% sequentially to 93.4 million units in the second quarter of 2019 as local brands were keen to roll out new ...
Digitimes
Hand Soldering Reliability
Can you comment on potential differences in reliability for SMT machine placement followed by reflow soldering vs. hand placement followed by hand soldering in ...
Circuit Insight - Board Talk
U.S. Grants Huawei Another Reprieve
The U.S. again granted Huawei Technologies a reprieve, extending by 90 days the temporary license program that allows the Chinese telecommunications giant to ...
EE Times
Will More-than-Moore Take Off in China?
Most semiconductor enterprises in China are focusing on their survival and profit. It's impractical to force them to keep following Moore's Law or trying the IDM model for ...
EE Times
Print Performance Studies Comparing Electroform and Laser-Cut Stencils
Study investigates the print performance and the dispersion in paste transfer volume for a variety of Electroform and Laser-Cut stencils.
Circuit Insight - Production Floor
More 5G Handsets Hit the Chinese Market
The third quarter has always been the traditional peak season for consumer electronics in China. After half a year of market downturn, major mobile phone manufacturers ...
EE Times
Nickel May Be Limiting Material
Supplying raw materials for the increasing volumes of electric vehicles (EVs) produced worldwide is a source of growing concern among battery and vehicle manufacturers ...
Design News
Next Apple Watch could include new ceramic and titanium models
Apple's next Apple Watch revision could include new materials for the case, including titanium and ceramic. That's according to new assets pulled form the latest ...
TechCrunch
Aug 29, 2019: FREE Webinar - Surface Cleanliness Assessment
Sep 22, 2019: SMTA International 2019
Sep 26, 2019: FREE Webinar - Cleaning Before Conformal Coating
Oct 8, 2019: New England Expo & Tech Forum
Oct 15, 2019: Austin (CTEA) Expo & Tech Forum
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
How heavy was the Wright Flier (empty), the Wright Brothers airplane that became the first successful, powered, piloted airplane in history? 405, 505, or 605 pounds.
See answer below.
Environment Impact on Assembly, Printing and Reflow
At our SMT facility we currently control ambient temperature (20-30 C), relative humidity (40-60%) and particle count (0.5 um not to exceed 100,000 particles ...
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Edithel Marietti
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Tony Lentz
Field Applications, FCT Assembly
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Quote of the Day
"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare do things that are difficult."
Seneca
What Year Was It?
Hawaii Becomes 50th State
What Year
The modern United States receives its crowning star when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a proclamation admitting Hawaii into the Union as the 50th state.
The day was Aug 21. What year was it?
Cartoon of the Day
Cartoon
"I think my spell-checker is broken. It keeps changing l-u-c-k to p-r-e-p-a-r-a-t-i-o-n."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Test Your Knowledge Answer
How heavy was the Wright Flier (empty), the Wright Brothers airplane that became the first successful, powered, piloted airplane in history? 405, 505, or 605 pounds.
Answer: 605 pounds