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Congress Investigates Reds in Hollywood
Congress Investigates Reds in Hollywood
The notorious Red Scare kicks into high gear in Washington, as a Congressional committee begins investigating Communist influence in one of the world's richest and most glamorous communities: Hollywood.

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Apple-GT Row Highlights OEM Sourcing Dilemma
It's the sort of public row few suppliers would ever engage in with a major customer of Apple Inc.'s size and influence within the electronics supply chain. With bankruptcy looming, though, GT Advanced Technologies Inc. seemed to no longer care how angry Apple Inc. executives ...
Electronics Purchasing Stratgies
Industry News
Thinner iPads, 5K iMacs and More: What Apple Did Today
While it's safe to say the Earth didn't shatter when Tim Cook took the stage in Cupertino, Calif., the Apple CEO couldn't stop beaming--and with good reason ....
The Wall Street Journal
Google misses estimates in third quarter, announces new business chief
Google's advertising machine rolls on, but not without its sputters. The world's largest search engine on Thursday said sales rose 20 percent to $16.52 billion in the third ...
Judge in Apple supplier's bankruptcy questions need for secrecy
The judge overseeing the mysterious bankruptcy of an Apple Inc sapphire supplier voiced skepticism over requests for secrecy and compared the iPhone maker to ...
Mixed Metals Impact on Reliability
This paper documents the effect of mixing Leaded and Lead Free alloys on BGA devices and how this impacts reliability.
IPC Outlook - Analysis Lab
How a Startup Founded by a Nobel Laureate Nearly Went Bust
Shuji Nakamura's phone has been ringing nearly nonstop. His email inbox is overflowing and his voicemail is full. Mr. Nakamura, a co-winner of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics ...
The Wall Street Journal
Google looks to test ultra-high-speed wireless Net technology
Google is seeking FCC permission to test new technology that could marry the speed of Google Fiber to wireless services. In an application to the US Federal Communications ...
Advanced Micro Devices plans layoffs
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. said it plans to cut its workforce by 7% as part of a restructuring plan to be executed by the chip maker's new chief executive, Lisa Su. "While decisions ...
Market Watch
Conformal Coating and Moisture Absorption
Prior to conformal coating, how long can we keep circuit board assemblies in an open condition before they will be impacted by moisture absorption?
IPC Outlook - Ask the Experts
Apple Introduces iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3
Maturity is an asset in so many things. But it's a bit of a dirty word to tech companies when describing consumer appetite for their products. Yet it is a maturing market ...
The New York Times
China Leads the Charge Into Ultra HDTV -- Really?
If Ultra HDTV lives up to its hype, it will be in spite of a couple of major drawbacks. Foremost is the near total lack of Ultra HD content to play on these new sets. Furthermore ...
Pay Clerk Production Woes
A company was having quality control problems. Friday morning was when the problems happened, but why just on Fridays?
IPC Outlook - Mysteries of Science
Closing In On Quantum Computing
"For more than two decades," writes Valerie C. Coffey, "one of the holy grails of physics has been to build a quantum computer that can process certain types of large-scale, ...
DDR Memory Testing Using Interposers
If you're a PCB layout designer, you've probably heard one or more test engineers complain, "Why can't you lay out the board so that it can be tested?" All too often ...
EE Times
Li-ion Battery Has Its Own Fire Alarm
It's a rare lithium-ion battery that overheats and bursts into flames. But when one does, it can cause really bad things to happen. Phones burn through pants pockets ...
IEEE Spectrum
Tesla Guts Look More Like an iPad than a Car
Is the Tesla a car or an iPad? That's the question engineers at the IHS automotive research firm posed as they dissected one of the electric car company's pricey ...
Sci-Tech Today
Heat-energy storage device could make household solar power more feasible
Although solar panels are active while the sun is shining, they typically don't do much once the sun goes down. This is why some systems incorporate water tanks. The water ...
Press Releases Submit
EPTAC Continues Expansion with Chicago Acquisition and Additional Licenses
EPTAC Corporation announced that along with the acquisition of the Accelper IPC Training Center in Schaumburg, IL, it has also acquired multiple IPC Certification ...
EPTAC Corporation
ERSASCOPE 2 Is the Only Optical Inspection System for Flip Chips and CSPs
Kurtz Ersa North America announces that it has delivered the new ERSASCOPE 2 to ACME PCB Assembly. Superior picture quality, increased light sensitivity ...
Kurtz Ersa North America
ACE offers automatic board warpage compensation system as standard
ACE Production Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce that its new automatic board warpage compensation system is now a standard feature on all KISS in-line and manual ...
ACE Production Technologies, Inc.
Metcal To Exhibit Fume Extractors & Rework Systems @ SMTA LA/Orange County
Session Two of IPC & SMTA Cleaning & Conformal Coating Conference
IJTAG Tutorial explains validation of chips, boards with new standard
Cytec Announces Third Quarter Results
Preview for ITC for JTAG Technologies for ITC 2014
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Cleaning Water Soluble Flux
I have a problem cleaning water soluble flux. The flux specification as defined is to use hot de ionized water under pressure. My cleaning ...
  Responses by:
  Umut Tosun, Application Technology Manager, Zestron America
  John Vivari, Application Engineering Supervisor, Nordson EFD
  Jade Bridges, European Technical Support Specialist, Electrolube Ltd
  Mike Konrad, President, Aqueous Technologies
Urethane Conformal Coating Problem
Lead Free Dross Removal
What Causes Voids In Leadless Packages?
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Facing the Challenges of THT Inspection
A Novel Epoxy Flux on Solder Paste for Assembling Thermally Warped PoP
Finding the Right Manufacturer for Your Design
Understencil Wipe Cleaning Yields Improvements
03015 Component Inspection Considerations
Advantages of the Contaminometer™ AKA CM Series
No-Clean Paste Flux: Reflow Profiling and Electrical Reliability
BGA Assembly Voiding, Reliability Using SAC, BiSnAg Alloys
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Oct 15, 2014 - Long Island Expo and Tech Forum
Oct 16, 2014 - 'Root Cause Analysis' Seminar
Oct 16, 2014 - Assembly, Cleaning, Coating, and Reliability Workshop - Melbourne, FL
Oct 21, 2014 - Connecticut Expo and Tech Forum
Oct 22, 2014 - Conformal Coating & Precise Fluid Dispensing Process Technologies Workshop
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