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June 26, 2019
EMS Dialogue on Automation and Artificial Intelligence
EMS providers don't innovate, they build to OEM spec. EMS providers want to position themselves as capable. Different. Providers like Flex (Elementum), Jabil (Control Tower), Sanmina (42Q), Foxconn (Beacon) have no artificial intelligence, instead they market 'future' value supported by mention of AI on their website sites. They do this to game SEO and search results. EMS sales and marketing often ...
Venture Outsource
Foxconn Founder Replaced by New Chairman
Terry Gou, the founder of Foxconn and Taiwan's wealthiest person at $7.3 billion, has resigned as chairman at the world's biggest electronics manufacturer in order ...
EE Times
Cleaning Process Compatibility with PCB Surface Finishes
Material compatibility tests between a variety of alkaline and pH-neutral cleaning chemistry and new PCB surface finish treatments developed to accommodate smaller ...
Technical Paper
Chip Security Becomes a Hot Topic in the Electronics Supply Chain
For electronics OEMs, ensuring the semiconductors they use include security capabilities is becoming a priority as the sophistication of cybercriminals increases. It's ...
EPS News
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
Strategies For Ensuring a Smooth Assembly Process
New Generation of Conformal Coatings for Challenging Operating Environments
Foxconn’s new chairman Liu Young-way in spotlight as iPhone assembler navigates US-China trade war
Liu Young-way has come under the spotlight after he was named to replace Taiwanese billionaire Terry Gou Tai-ming as head of the world's biggest electronics contract ...
South China Morning Post
U.S. Tech Companies Sidestep a Trump Ban, to Keep Selling to Huawei
United States chip makers are still selling millions of dollars of products to Huawei despite a Trump administration ban on the sale of American technology to the Chinese ...
The New York Times
You Don’t Need Sight to Read These Electronic Schematics
When I was growing up, I remember reading in an electronics-for-young-folk book that good vision was a must-have if you wanted to build or design electronics: Even ...
IEEE Spectrum
Where Security Meets Privacy in the 21st Century
Since time immemorial, humans have been concerned with the subjects of security and privacy, but the convergence of many of today's technologies -- especially in ...
EE Times
In push to replace Huawei, rural U.S. carriers are talking with Nokia and Ericsson
About a dozen rural U.S. telecom carriers that depend on Huawei for network gear are in discussions with its biggest rivals, Ericsson and Nokia, to replace their Chinese ...
Trends for Printing Ultra Miniature Chips
What are the current trends and practices for printing ultra-miniature chips, a la 01005? The Assembly Brothers, Phil and Jim, take a look and share their opinions.
Circuit Insight - Board Talk
Why Autonomous Vehicle Developers Are Embracing Open Source
GM Cruise is turning loose its tool for autonomous vehicle visualization to the open source community for a wider range of applications, including robotics and ...
Design News
US adds five Chinese companies involved in supercomputer industry to trade blacklist
What just happened? The US government threw Huawei's business into disarray when it added the company to an Entity List earlier this year. Now, the Trump ...
Impractical Stencil Aperture Designs to Enable M0201 Assembly
Implementation of metric 0201 or M0201 size surface mount passives will help enable the next generation form factor electronic packaging.
Circuit Insight - Production Floor
Extreme Weather & the Domestic Supply Chain
Extreme weather is nothing new. Typhoons, earthquakes, floods, fires, and volcanic eruptions have always threatened lives and livelihoods across the globe. Increasingly ...
Overcoming the Snail’s Pace of Battery Innovation
The smartphone in your pocket is thousands of times more powerful than the computers that put a man on the moon in 1969. That amazing fact is due to the Moore's ...
EE Times
Earwear Tops Smartwatch Shipments in Europe in 1Q19, says IDC
Shipments of wearable devices in Europe grew 118.5% year over year to 10 million units in the first quarter of 2019, according to data from International Data Corp. ...
Smart Cities Initiatives Forecast to Drive $189 Billion in Spending in 2023
A new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide shows global spending on smart cities initiatives ...
PCB firms positive about demand from networking device segment in 2H19
Despite growing economic uncertainty triggered by the US-China trade dispute, most Taiwan-based PCB makers still expect demand for rigid PCBs for networking device ...
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Which planets did not lend its name to an element in The Periodic Table?
See answer below.
Hot Air Solder 0201s and 01005s
We are struggling to solder and rework small parts - 0201s and 01005s. I have been using a small nozzle hot air solder rework station with adjustable air flow. The minimum air flow on the unit will blow small parts across ...
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Truman Orders U.S. Forces to Korea
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President Truman announces that he is ordering U.S. air and naval forces to South Korea to aid the democratic nation in repulsing an invasion by communist North Korea.
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Which planets did not lend its name to an element in The Periodic Table?
Answer: Saturn