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September 16, 2014
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Gandhi Begins Fast in Protest of Caste Separation
Gandhi Begins Fast in Protest of Caste Separation
In his cell at Yerovda Jail near Bombay, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi begins a hunger strike in protest of the British government's decision to separate India's electoral system by caste.

The day was September 16, but what year was it?
Cartoon of the Day
"I'm wearing a blue suit, Dave is wearing a brown suit, Phil is wearing a gray suit. How much more diversity do we need?"
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Top Story
Counterfeit Rule Emphasizes the Channel
There are a number of problems associated with counterfeit components in the electronics supply chain, chief of which is the lack of agreement on a single standard for counterfeit prevention. However, the SAE, a global association of engineers and technical experts in the aerospace ...
Electronics Purchasing Strategies
Industry News
Visteon breakup would open door for electronics unit deal
For Visteon Corp. shareholders, a breakup of the auto parts supplier may unlock value in more ways than one. The $4.7 billion company is exploring options ...
Crain's Detroit Business
IDC: China's Smartphone Shipments Achieves a YoY Growth of 7.8% in July
China's total mobile phone shipments reached 38 million units in July 2014, of which smartphone shipments reached 34 million units, down by 14.1% on a Month-on-Month ...
Microsoft announces 'Windows 9' event in San Francisco on September 30th
Microsoft is preparing to detail its next major version of Windows. We had been expecting the company to hold a press event later this month, and now it's ...
The Verge
X-rays vs. Cross Sections to Measure Voids
This paper validates void measurements obtained from non-destructive imaging techniques, with the physically measured void measurements of cross sectioning.
IPC Outlook - Analysis Lab
Facebook Hires Satellite Executive from Google
An executive working on Google's efforts to deliver Internet service via satellite has jumped to a similar role at Facebook, underscoring the social ...
The Wall Street Journal
Tim Cook doesn't want Apple to be a 'treasure trove' of user data for the NSA
Apple's privacy and security measures have been under a microscope for the past month, first with a targeted attack on celebrities that led to leaked nude ...
The Verge
Foxconn considering lawsuit over leukemia report
Foxconn Electronics is considering taking legal action against UK-based Daily Mail for its recent report claiming Foxconn employees working in Shenzhen ...
Are Your BGA Operators Competent?
Can every operator handle your BGA rework equally well? In all but just a few situations, the answer is no. Why is this so?
IPC Outlook - Production Floor
Why buy Intel's Broadwell chip, with Skylake waiting in the wings?
Laptop and desktop buying decisions may get confusing in 2015 as Intel introduces PC chips based on two different architectures--Broadwell and Skylake ...
PC World
RadioShack:The End Is Nigh!
I'm feeling a little nostalgic as I read about what looks like the imminent demise of RadioShack, at least as we currently know it. An old ubiquitous ...
Microsoft officially announces $2.5B Minecraft buyout
Wow, the rumors were right. Earlier this morning, Microsoft announced that it's agreed to acquire Mojang, the Swedish studio behind Minecraft, for $2.5 billion ...
The Tech Report
New Developments in PCB Laminates
Until recently, halogen free laminates struggled with thermal stability as well as poor electrical performance. This paper outlines developments ...
IPC Outlook - Materials Tech
Apple's latest pre-order record shows people want bigger iPhones
Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus went up for pre-order just three days ago, and as expected, they've helped set a new sales record. The company announced ...
HTC to challenge GoPro in the action camera industry
GoPro has remained largely unchallenged in the action camera market it single-handedly created but that could be changing soon. HTC is reportedly developing an ...
Investing in European Electronics
To regain ground it has lost in the electronics and semiconductor sectors in recent years, the European Union has launched US$6.8 billion public-private partnership ...
Microsoft needs Minecraft to boost mobile ambitions
Microsoft's impending purchase of Mojang, the Swedish developer with 100 million players of its open world Minecraft game, is more aimed at pulling users onto the ...
Press Releases Submit
Ready Your Operators With Soldering Skills Practice Kit from CircuitMedic
Are you preparing for the IPC Soldering Certification, or simply looking to put your rework operators' skills to the test? The best way to test soldering and rework ...
Mirtec Announces 10 Years of Continuous Expansion Throughout North America
MIRTEC Co. LTD celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its North American Sales and Service Division, MIRTEC Corp. "I would like to congratulate Brian D'Amico ...
Umut Tosun to Present on Static and Dynamic Cleaning Rates at SMTAI
Nordson ASYMTEK Presents Benefits of Conformal Coating Process at SMTAI
Demonstration Created for Life Cycle Assessment of Electronics
RazerCam Smarter Camera from EVT and FSI
Great Lakes Engineering Introduces the Wave Glide(TM) Squeegee Blade
Microscan Launches Verification Monitoring Interface (VMI)
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Method for cleaning boards after misprint
What is the correct process for cleaning bare boards after solder paste mis-print? We are using no-clean solder paste ...
  Responses by:
  Mike Bixenman, CTO, Kyzen Corp.
  Bill Schreiber, President, Smart Sonic Corporation
  Umut Tosun, Application Technology Manager, Zestron America
  Mike Burgess, Vice President, Photo Stencil
  Mike Jones, Vice President, Micro Care
Clean before wave soldering
Coating or encapsulating tin-lead solder joints?
BGA Rework - with or without solder paste
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Understencil Wipe Cleaning Yields Improvements
03015 Component Inspection Considerations
Advantages of the Contaminometer™ AKA CM Series
No-Clean Paste Flux: Reflow Profiling and Electrical Reliability
BGA Assembly Voiding, Reliability Using SAC, BiSnAg Alloys
Optimizing the Assembly Process
Plasma Treatment Improves Conformal Coating Adhesion
How Clean Should An Assembly Be To Be Functionally Good?
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Sep 16, 2014 - 'Human Error Prevention' Seminar
Sep 16, 2014 - Assembly, Cleaning, Coating, and Reliability Workshop
Sep 18, 2014 - Failure and Yield Analysis Short Course
Sep 18, 2014 - 'Root Cause Analysis' Seminar
Sep 18, 2014 - Cleaning Before Conformal Coating
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Light amplification by _____ emission of radation.
Answer: Stimulated (LASER)
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