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January 18, 2019
Counterfeit Part Prevention Starts with Industry Standards
Nearly every industry, from consumer and aerospace and defense to fashion and automotive buy electronic components. These parts need to be of the highest quality, especially for applications where safety and reliability are paramount, which is why the growing number of counterfeit parts is becoming an enormous problem. New industry standards may be the answer to preventing the spread ...
VIEWPOINT 2019: Terry Buck, President, Amerway, Inc.
The groundwork that we set and the success that we achieved in 2018 has set us on course for an even brighter 2019. The expansion of our facility and workforce as well as our location in Altoona, Pennsylvania has positioned us for even greater growth in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Our success is also due in large part ...
Amerway, Inc.
An Electroless Nickel/Immersion Gold (ENIG) Surface Finish for Better Reliability of Assemblies
Conventional Electroless Nickel/Immersion Gold (ENIG) is prone to black-pad defects (hyper-corrosion failures) and brittle solder joint failures which lead to reliability ...
Technical Paper
Foldables, DRAMs, and Other Puzzles
Engineers face big challenges delivering foldable smartphones, rollable displays, and next-generation DRAMs. However, they also have opportunities to deliver ...
EE Times
Next-Gen, High-Temp Capable Underfill
Extending MRS Sensor Technology to Address Challenging Applications
Solving Problems Before They Occur in PCB Design to Manufacture
Using Vias to Improve PCB Density
Improving Quality with Automatic Solder Nozzle Tinning
Enabling IPX Level 7/8 PCB Waterproof Protection
Important Ways of Approaching Heat Management
PCB Prototyping for Smarties
We'd have more quantum computers if it weren't so hard to find the damn cables
Blake Johnson spends a lot of time thinking about things like superconducting cables and supercooled refrigerators. As the vice president of quantum engineering ...
MIT Technology Review
2018 review and 2019 outlook: New applications driving server industry growth
Emerging technologies and applications such as artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and 5G have driven server shipment ...
Demand and Salaries for Data Scientists Continue to Climb
Back in August, a LinkedIn analysis concluded that the United States is facing a significant shortage of data scientists, a big change from a surplus ...
IEEE Spectrum
EDN Hot 100 products of 2018
The flow of innovation from the electronics industry has been so relentless for so long it's easy to take it for granted. The EDN Hot 100 is our way of taking a ...
5 Technologies Embedded System Engineers Should Master in 2019
Happy New Year! Another year is here and with it are many opportunities for embedded systems developers. As the new year starts, there are many interesting ...
Design News
Medical Device Artificial Intelligence
IDx-DR is the first medical device that uses artificial intelligence for the autonomous detection of diabetic retinopathy without a human interpreting the results.
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
Plants Can Generate Green Electricity
Scientists are constantly on the search for sustainable, renewable energy sources, especially as the world strives to be more environmentally friendly. ...
Design News
5 Keys to Establishing Meaningful and Fruitful Connections in the Workplace
There are several keys to being successful in the business world, with the most important being the establishment of trusted and dependable relationships. ...
Assembly of POP with Novel Epoxy Flux on Solder Paste
In this paper, a newly developed epoxy flux, that is compatible with solder paste, was evaluated for assembly and reliability.
Circuit Insight - Production Floor
AI, 5G to boost penetration of HDI PCBs in notebooks
Notebooks are getting smart along with growing application of 5G and AI technologies, driving up demand for high-density interconnect (HDI) PCBs to support ...
Apple, Amazon called out for 'incorrect' Taiwan, Hong Kong references
One of China's top government-linked think tanks has called out Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and other foreign companies for not referring to Hong Kong and Taiwan ...
China's push for technology self-reliance faces reality check, says economist
Foreign companies in Asia are deeply embedded in China's industry supply chains, making the self-reliance call from Chinese President Xi Jinping both difficult ...
South China Morning Post
Jan 22, 2019: 'The Challenges of Quick Turn Automated Conformal Coating' & 'Lead Time Apocalypse'
Jan 26, 2019: IPC APEX EXPO 2019
Feb 11, 2019: Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium
Feb 15, 2019: Space Coast (Melbourne FL) Chapter: 2019 Winter Golf Classic
Feb 18, 2019: CMOS, BiCMOS and Bipolar Process Integration
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What is Hanson's disease commonly known as?
See answer below.
Separate wash systems for leaded and non-lead boards?
We have a aqueous non saponifier wash system. Do we need separate wash systems for leaded boards and non-lead boards?
Responses by:
Mike Jones, Vice President, Micro Care
Joe Belmonte, Principal Consultant, ITM Consulting
Tom Forsythe, Vice President, Kyzen Corporation
Mike Konrad, President, Aqueous Technologies
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Rogers Corporation Launches Next Generation Laminates
Kaman Memory Announces Kaman SATA Card
INSPECTIS Software Features New Live Image Overlay
IPT announced as new Super Dry Totech distributor for the Irish market
Atotech to present its new series of plating processes at NEPCON Japan
Lavallee Machining Joins Forces With Epec
Libra Industries Adds Robotic Conformal Coating Capability
IPC EMS and PCB Statistical Programs for Members Now Open for 2019
Emtelle Enhances Portfolio with New Solutions Team
Aircuity Partners with Wistar Institute
Quote of the Day
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
Thomas Edison
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WWI Peace Conference Begins in Paris
What Year
Some of the most powerful people in the world meet to begin the long, complicated negotiations that would officially mark the end of the First World War.
The day was Jan 18. What year was it?
Cartoon of the Day
"When life give you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you red ink, make ketchup!"
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What is Hanson's disease commonly known as?
Answer: Leprosy. It is a long-lasting infection caused by bacteria.