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February 20, 2018
VIEWPOINT 2018: Carsten Salewski, President/CEO, Viscom Inc. (Americas)
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Based on Viscom's record revenue in 2017, and as the technology leader for 3D AOI and X-ray inspection systems, we'll continue our global expansion strategy. We're investing in sustainable growth and reinforcing our sales and service teams worldwide, ensuring that we continue meeting the increased demand with the highest ...
Viscom Inc.
AI Transforms Supply Chain Activities
A 2013 study estimated that nearly half of American jobs would be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI) in the near future. Meanwhile, innovator and entrepreneur ...
EBN
Seven Common Component Selection Pitfalls
Component selection and placement are mutually dependent on one another and need to be continuously monitored at all stages of design. With hundreds of factors ...
Technical Paper
Apple Enjoys Highest-Ever Share in Korean Smartphone Market in Q4 of 2017
It was estimated that Apple accounted for 30% of the Korean smartphone market in the fourth quarter of last year. The "Battery-gate" of old iPhone models which stirred ...
Business Korea
Conformal Coatings that don't crack under pressure
How Critical CCD Specifications Impact Imaging Performance
Reflow Soldering
Finding the Right Manufacturer for Your Design
X-Ray Component Counters Keep Lines Running
Complete Versatility with High-Throughput X-ray
Conformal Coatings Vs Encapsulation Resins - which do I choose?
Selective Soldering: A Cost-Effective Alternative to Wave Soldering
Japan exports grow, manufacturers mood sours as yen rise clouds outlook
Buoyant sales of cars and electronics led Japan's exports to a 14th straight month of growth in January but manufacturers' business confidence slid ...
Reuters
Smartphone slump has chipmakers pondering fate of 'supercycle'
Prices of memory chips have dropped around 10% in three months, triggering worries that the global semiconductor industry may be entering a correction phase. ...
Nikkei Asian Review
Rx Needed: Current Costing Practices Yield Little Accurate Info
Good data is a critical component of the costing equation, but more often than not, doing the math is harder than the organization may think. Why? Because barriers ...
EBN
IPDs Reduce BOMs, Save Space & Improve Performance
Initially developed to replace discrete capacitors, resistors and inductors, integrated passive devices (IPDs) are having a kind of resurgence thanks to the ...
EPS News
Stop Focusing on 'Right' and Start Building Your 'Right Now'
The internet is full of business and marketing articles telling you exactly what you need to do to be successful. I should know. I've written a lot of them. On the ...
Entrepreneur
IoT Network Tracks the Weather
The co-founder of a weather network and analytics company describes a proprietary IoT sensor network it is deploying to give it an edge. Understory was built by two ...
EE Times
Head-On-Pillow Defect - A Pain in the Neck
The head on pillow defect is becoming more common. This paper describes an occurrence for an OEM and explains how it was dealt with.
Circuit Insight - Analysis Lab
Gartner Says 25% of Customer Service Operations Will Use Virtual Customer Assistants by 2020
Twenty-five percent of customer service and support operations will integrate virtual customer assistant (VCA) or chatbot technology across engagement channels ...
Gartner
7 Strategies You Can Use to Improve Your Memory
Brian Tracy breaks down seven simple techniques you can use to improve your memory. Whether you just want to make sure you nail your next presentation or need to have ...
Entrepreneur
Embedded Passive Technology
This paper summarizes the selection of resistor embedded materials, evaluations of resistive material and duplication of a complex digital design.
Circuit Insight - Materials Tech
Blockchain & IoT Convergence: Is It Happening?
The centralized architecture of most IoT solutions means that there is serious potential lack of resilience. Blockchain is an emerging technology that could help with ...
EE Times
Water purification could be the key to more electric cars
You could mine the oceans for lithium without hurting the environment. Humanity is going to need a lot of lithium batteries if electric cars are going to take over ...
Engadget
Feb 24, 2018: IPC APEX EXPO 2018
Mar 6, 2018: Developing Realistic, Non-Destructive Alternatives for Quality Assurance and Counterfeit Detection Testing of Microelectronic Components
Mar 9, 2018: 2018 SMTA Chapter Officer's Leadership Forum
Mar 14, 2018: System ESD Protection Design Addressing PCB and IC Aspects
Mar 14, 2018: Texas Design-2-Part Show
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
After silver, copper, and gold, what metal has the next highest electrical conductivity?
See answer below.
Guidelines for Pin-in-Paste
Is there a set of design guidelines for pin-in-paste technology? We've tried a combination of 150 micron thick stencil and 1.6 mm thick board, but it seems we never manage to get the right amount ...
Responses by:
Doug Dixon, Global Marketing Director, Henkel Electronics
Karl Seelig, Vice President of Technology, AIM
Bill Coleman, Vice President Technology, Photo Stencil
Karthik Vijay, Technical Manager - Europe, Indium Corp.
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SMTA Announces Upcoming Webtorials and Webinars
Cogiscan Is Growing: New Regional Sales Manager for the Americas
Expanding Sales Growth sees New Directors Appointed at Europlacer Americas
Ersa to Show Reflow, Selective Solder & Rework at SMTA Intermountain Expo
SMTA Capital Chapter to Host Chapter Tutorial Program
Nordson YESTECH Installs BX Benchtop AOI System at Fluid Components Int'l
IPC Releases IPC/PERM-2901, Pb-free Design & Assembly Implementation Guide
Release of Yamaha Σ-G5S II Premium Modular Mounter
Grant Main joins Fineline VAR Ltd
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Quote of the Day
"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."
Jimi Hendrix
What Year Was It?
Astronaut John Glenn Orbits Earth
Astronaut John Glenn Orbits Earth
From Cape Canaveral, Florida, John Hershel Glenn Jr. is successfully launched into space aboard the Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first orbital flight by an American astronaut.
The day was Feb 20. What year was it?
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
After silver, copper, and gold, what metal has the next highest electrical conductivity?
Answer: Aluminum