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April 21, 2015
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What year did Time magazine name the computer its "Man of the Year"?
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According to tradition, Romulus and his twin brother, Remus, found Rome on the site where they were suckled by a she-wolf as orphaned infants.

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Complex components designed to keep up with the demand for electronics with ever-expanding capabilities are challenging the performance of traditional solder pastes.
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IBM Venture With China Stirs Concerns
Shen Changxiang, who once supervised the cybersecurity of China's strategic missile arsenal and spearheaded computer security research for the navy, has warned ...
The New York Times
Prescriptive Analytics Creates Healthier Supply Chain
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Ventec-USA appoints Doug McBride as Technical Support Specialist
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Alternative traction drives for electric vehicles unveiled at CWIEME Berlin
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Bottom Terminated Components and Vias
Should the thermal vias of bottom terminated components be tented on both sides to prevent flux trapping and solder wicking, or is it sufficient ...
  Responses by:
  Kathy Nargi-Toth, Director Quality and Technology, NCAB Group USA
  Eric Bastow, Senior Technical Support Engineer, Indium Corporation
  Robert "Bob" Lazzara, President, Circuit Connect, Inc.
  Edithel Marietti, Senior Manufacturing Engineer, iDirect
  Fritz Byle, Process Engineer, Astronautics
  Gerard O'Brien, President, S T and S Testing and Analysis
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May 4, 2015 - Semiconductor Reliability Course (Munich)
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"It is often stated that of all the theories proposed in this century, the silliest is quantum theory. In fact, some say that the only thing that quantum theory has going for it is that it is unquestionably correct."
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What year did Time magazine name the computer its "Man of the Year"?
Answer: 1982
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