In a simple example of a chip capacitor used in a majority of electronic products today, SGS shows how complex it can be to identify and report on the materials used in an electronic component. This is a growing challenge for electrical and electronics suppliers and ... Electronics Purchasing Strategies
Micron Stabilizes, Predicts end of DRAM ‘Arms’ Race
After more than a decade of savage pricing pressures that devastated margins and profitability at suppliers combined with wild demand-supply swings, the semiconductor ... Electronics Purchasing Strategies
Playing Next-Microsoft-CEO Bingo
The small, insular and inbred world of Microsoft watchers is on something of a hold at the moment, as we wait with breath partially bated to see who will run ... TechCrunch
Solder Pallets With Titanium Inserts - Yes/No?
Our pallet manufacturer recommends titanium inserts to allow larger apertures near closely spaced surface mount components. These inserts are expensive. Are ...
IPC Outlook - Board Talk
The War For Your Wrist
The past decade has seen the consumer electronics war grow more furious and more personal: your living room is a battlefield, as are your desks and your pockets. ... TechCrunch
Why is Microsoft scared of Chromebooks?
"It's pretty much a brick," says Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison as he rejects a Samsung Chromebook brought in by an actor playing a customer. Microsoft really doesn't ... The Verge
Super Tiny - Super Powerful Batteries
These new batteries are only a few millimeters in size, yet a driver could use a cell phone powered by these batteries to jump-start a car and then recharge the ... IPC Outlook - Technology Briefing
Challenging Cleaning Problem
We are designing an ECG monitor that uses an embedded phone-modem LGA module. This phone modem is shielded, however, it is not hermetically sealed ... Responses by: ■Charlie Pitarys, Inside Sales Technical Manager, Kyzen Corporation ■Terry Munson, President/Senior Technical Consultant, Foresite ■Rick Perkins, Chemical Engineer / Owner, Chemical Logic Inc. ■Lee Wilmot, Director, EHS, TTM Technologies ■Fritz Byle, Process Engineer, Astronautics