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Aug 22, 2017
Counterfeit Components: Fake Parts, Real Dangers
Smooth functioning of the supply chain depends on a number of factors, including reducing vulnerability and risk. In the world of electronics, the supply chain is susceptible to a particular type of vulnerability: counterfeiting. According to the Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC), a division of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, counterfeiting throughout industry is an ever-increasing ...
Electronics 360
Taiwan's Foxconn to build three ancillary facilities as part of Wisconsin LCD campus
Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn said it plans to build three facilities in the U.S. state of Wisconsin for operation as early as next year, as part of ...
Your next computer will be nearly twice as fast as existing PCs
Computers may no longer be tech darlings now that everyone uses their smartphones to do basically everything, but they're about to get really exciting again. About ...
USB Type-C Computing Devices Soar, Vendors & Suppliers Pressured for Accessories
If you are in the market for a high-end smartphone, or tablet chances are, unless it is made by Apple, you'll be getting a device with a USB Type-C connector. ...
AI in Space
If a distant comet is on course to collide with Earth, scientists will be able to detect it only about a year in advance. That doesn't leave much time to prepare. ...
IEEE Spectrum
Machine Learning and AI at the IoT Edge
As the world of internet devices expands, many devices are being created to process data on their own. These intelligent IoT devices do more than simply ...
Design News
Problem Areas for Selective Conformal Coating
This paper covers how to deal with problem areas for selective conformal coating for use in environments that are not friendly to electronic circuits.
Circuit Insight - Production Floor
Data, Information & Insights Drive High-Tech Supply Chain Decisions
As awareness of the value of data-driven decision making grows, companies in every sector of the global economy are pushing to gain a competitive advantage through ...
Paul Ryan defends Wisconsin's tax incentives for Foxconn factory
House Speaker Paul Ryan defended the tax incentives the state of Wisconsin offered to the manufacturer Foxconn to bring a new factory to his district, saying the deal ...
Washington Examiner
Hard Water Contamination
I have a cleanliness problem with a batch of printed circuit assemblies. One batch appears polluted by ionic residues visible as a thin film.
Circuit Insight - Ask the Experts
Handset supply chain makers on high alert as smartphone competition looming
Suppliers in the global handset supply chain are nervously waiting for the planned release of new smartphones from Apple, Samsung Electronics and Huawei in the ...
Elon Musk, Other AI Experts Call for Killer Robot Ban
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk along with 115 other artificial intelligence and robotics experts are calling on the United Nations to ban autonomous weapons, ...
PC Magazine
OEM and EMS to Combat Head on Pillowing Defects
This paper evaluates AXI results from different machine platforms and results from similar platforms operating at different facilities.
Circuit Insight - Analysis Lab
The Many Broken Promises of Foxconn
When I first heard the news that Foxconn, a Taiwan-based multinational electronics manufacturing company, was looking to build a plant in Wisconsin, my reaction ...
Urban Milwaukee
Growing Up with Alexa
When it comes to digital assistants like Amazon's Alexa, my four-year-old niece Hannah Metz is an early adopter. Her family has four puck-like Amazon Echo Dot devices ...
MIT Technology Review
Apple iPhone 7 vs. Nokia 8
Nokia is making a comeback under its new owners, but the former king of mobile phones will has a lot of ground to make up if it wants to reclaim that crown. Here, we put ...
New Atlas
Press Releases
Alpha Features Low Temp & Void Reduction Solutions at 2017 SMTAI
Indium's Sandy-Smith to Lead Expert Panel Discussion on Warpage at SMTAI
Metcal to Show Innovative Bench-top Soldering Equipment at SMTAI
ZESTRON to Feature HYDRON® Technology at SMTAI
High-Performance 3D AOI from Viscom at SMTAI
Inovaxe Is Making Storage SMARTER -- Visit Booth #915 at SMTAI
Essemtec to Show New All-in-One Jetting / Placement System at SMTAI
Acculogic to Show Comprehensive Range of turnkey services at SMTAI
SEHO Soldering Expert to Discuss Wave Soldering at SMTAI
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Test Your Knowledge
When was the solar eclipse discovered?
See answer below.
Ask the Experts
SMT adhesive problems after wave solder process
We are having issues with glued SMT parts falling off after going through wave solder process. We are using well known SMT adhesive before wave, but still having problems. This issue is erratic ...
Responses by:
Allen W. Duck, CEO, ATEK llc
Alan Lewis, Director of Application Engineering, Asymtek
Dr. Brian Toleno, Application Engineering, Henkel Electronics
Dr. Craig D. Hillman, CEO & Managing Partner, DfR Solutions
Bill Coleman, Vice President Technology, Photo Stencil

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Quote of the Day
"Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler."
Albert Einstein
What Year Was It?
Althea Gibson First African-American on U.S. Tennis Tour
Althea Gibson First African-American on U.S. Tennis Tour
The United States Lawn Tennis Association accepts Althea Gibson into their annual championship at Forest Hills, New York, making her the first African-American player to compete in a U.S. national tennis competition.
The day was Aug 22. What year was it?
Aug 24, 2017: Capital Expo & Tech Forum
Sep 11, 2017: Failure and Yield Analysis Short Course (San Jose)
Sep 12, 2017: PCB WEST 2017
Sep 13, 2017: Thermal Management in PCBs
Sep 17, 2017: SMTA International
Sep 18, 2017: Semiconductor Reliability and Product Qualification Short Course (Portland)
Sep 19, 2017: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
Sep 19, 2017: SMT Processes Certification
Sep 19, 2017: SMTA International Electronics Exhibition
Sep 19, 2017: SMTA International Electronics Exhibition
Cartoon of the Day
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
When was the solar eclipse discovered?
Answer: August 16, 1868. A solar eclipse is also responsible for the discovery of helium. The first piece of evidence for the existence of the second lightest and the second most abundant element known to humans was discovered by the French astronomer Jules Janssen during a total solar eclipse.