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Jan 18, 2018
Apple Plans New U.S. Campus
Apple Inc will open a new campus as part of a five-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. President Donald Trump. The company has been under increasing pressure to make U.S. investments since the 2016 presidential ...
Stan Renals, Managing Director CEO, Cobar Europe BV Member of the Balver Zinn Group
This past year Balver Zinn have invested more into R&D -- with Robots being an increasing footprint in our environment also customer pressure to reduce cost of soldering materials -- Balver Zinn R&D have focused on new products to meet these demands. Balver Zinn has developed a wider range of core wire ...
Cobar Europe
Slow iPhone X and iPhone 8 demand will hurt Apple's suppliers, new report claims
Apple's three new iPhones, the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8, aren't as hot as expected, a new report says, and Apple is expected to reduce orders to iPhone parts ...
Robocars: What We Saw in Vegas
During the Consumer Electronics Show last week, many of us -- both the media and conference attendees -- were bombarded with numerous robocar demos, marketing pitches ...
EE Times
Apple didn't say it was hiring 20,000 new workers, nor bringing back its overseas cash
Apple Inc. announced a series of plans that were celebrated as promises to hire thousands of workers and bring home billions of dollars in cash. Well, not necessarily ...
Market Watch
Smart Textiles Detect Nerve Gas
Dr. Teresa Bandosz a chemical engineer at City College of New York recently developed smart textiles with the ability to rapidly detect and neutralize nerve gas.
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
IoT at your back door
We are now in the business of connecting everything to everything. And with this, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) is born. Once this total connectivity is accomplished ...
Moisture Measurements in PCBs
Paper discusses use of capacitance measurements to follow the absorption and desorption behavior of moisture in PCBs.
Circuit Insight - Analysis Lab
A lifetime designing PCBs: Changing roles
This is the eighth article in a series about my career experiences in the PCB design industry. The previous articles discuss the lessons I learned throughout my ...
The Key to Achieving Goals: Consistent, Persistent Pursuit
I used to define happiness as the enjoyment of the pursuit of your potential. But, my ideas changed as I received more clarity on how exactly to reach your potential ...
Nanomaterials Performance Advantages
Low temperature reactivity, reaction speeds, flexibility and fine pitch considerations dictate that nanomaterials be given serious consideration.
Circuit Insight - Materials Tech
How to avoid measurement mistakes
All analog measurements -- voltage, current, temperature, humidity, etc. -- include some amount of error. Your job is to minimize those errors enough to give your ...
Apple plant staff in China work 10 hours a day in sweatshop conditions without proper training
A new report has reignited the debate over working conditions in the Chinese factories that assemble Apple products. According to China Labor Watch (CLW), a US-...
International Business Times
Will U.S. Corporations Ever Take Cybersecurity Seriously?
It's another month, and another major IT-related security problem has been uncovered. The latest, the security flaws discovered in Intel, AMD, and AMR chips ...
IEEE Spectrum
Apple is slowing down production of the iPhone X
Apple is cutting orders for the iPhone X from its factories in China, according to an analyst note from Credit Suisse and a DigiTimes report, both published. Credit Suisse ...
Business Insider
The One Constant in Any Business? Change.
When it comes to challenging the status quo, Keith Krach is the man to talk to. When he first joined DocuSign, one of the things that sparked his interest, in addition ...
'Hacking Manufacturing' MIT Course Opens Manufacturing Techniques
MIT Media Lab has developed a course that allows academic researchers and graduate students to explore ways to create new materials and industrial processes. Since 2013 ...
Design News
It's Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone
It's not Apple's fault that you feel enslaved by your phone. But the company that gave the world the modern smartphone has a perfect opportunity this year to create ...
The New York Times
iPhone supply chain braces for low order visibility in 1Q18
Component suppliers in the iPhone supply chain are likely to be forced to prolong their Lunar New Year holidays in the first quarter of 2018 due to low order ...
6 Ways Cloud Computing Is Transforming Healthcare Systems
Here are six areas in which health clouds are resolving key challenges for the healthcare community. The global healthcare cloud computing market is expected ...
EE Times
Press Releases
EOS/ESD Association, Inc. Tutorials, Munich
Schleuniger Introduces CableCoiler 1450 Single Pan Coiling System
Inovaxe to Show Smart Total Material Handling/Storage at SMTA Space Coast
Littelfuse Completes Acquisition of IXYS Corporation
Super Dry Totech Launches LTS², Long-Term Storage Solutions
Hong Kong Institute Purchases Nano Dimension DragonFly Pro 2020 3D Printer
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How many nautical miles are there in one degree of latitude?
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Floor Life of MSD Parts
We run small jobs so a reel of MSD components could be opened and closed a number of times. Each time we put a new desiccant pack and new humidity indicator card in the MSD bag and seal it. ...
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
How many nautical miles are there in one degree of latitude?
Answer: 60 nautical miles (approximately 69 statute miles) in one degree of latitude