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December 17, 2014
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First Airplane Flies
First Airplane Flies
Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft.

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"I want my resume to be the one you remember!"
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Top Story
As Robots Grow Smarter, Workers Try to Keep Up
A machine that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items to people's rooms. Last spring, a software algorithm wrote a breaking news article about an earthquake that The Los Angeles Times ...
The New York Times
Industry News
Top consumer electronics design articles of 2014
Here are some of the top design articles and blog posts (as measured by page views and comments) on the EDN Consumer Electronics Design Center during 2014: Bruno Putzey's ...
UV Conformal Coating Process Development
This paper provides a review of a conformal coating process development for a coating using UV light to provide the cure mechanism.
IPC Outlook - Materials Tech
IBM Says PCM Non-Volatility Not Essential
At IEDM 2014, IBM claims that for PCM, non-volatility/data-retention is no longer essential. Ron Neale takes a close look. In its invited paper [Ref 1] at IEDM 2014 ...
EE Times
Europe's Internet Use Surges
When it comes to surfing the web, Europeans -- just like their counterparts in the United States -- just can't get enough. That's the verdict of new figures ...
The New York Times
Entrepreneur's Top 10 Crazy Tech Articles of 2014
It seems like every other day we read about some far out, new technology that makes us scratch our heads and say, "What the heck?" This year was chock full of all types ...
Conformal Coating in Low Humidity Environments
Whereas conformal coating is excellent for high humidity protection - is there any performance impact when subjected to very low humidity environments?
IPC Outlook - Ask the Experts
Six technologies poised to revolutionize PCs in 2015
In an era of slick gadgets, PCs are the dinosaurs, ensnared in wire clutter, sporting tired 2D cameras and stricken with the occasional blue screen of death ...
Companies Curb Corruption Risk by Training Supply Chain Partners
Corruption is sometimes portrayed as an unavoidable problem, or a cost of doing business, especially when working with partners in distant developing economies. But a ...
'The tablet is my device of choice': Why PC creator Mark Dean has largely abandoned his electronic child
When your enemies sling arrows at you, you don't take it personally. But when one of your own is doing the shooting, it stings. A lot. That's exactly what happened ...
What to Expect at CES 2015 - The Connected Home
The connected home is one of the hottest topics being discussed today, and with CES 2015 taking place next month in Las Vegas, new innovations are sure to be on display ...
Evaluation of POP Assembly Under Load
Study evaluates one pass and two pass techniques for assembly of POP devices under torsion loading to compare impact on the fatigue durability.
IPC Outlook - Production Floor
Foxconn to establish e-commerce logistic system to speed up deliveries
Foxconn Electronics is hiring talent to develop a logistic system for its e-commerce business to help speed up product deliveries and is looking to build the system ...
Windows 10's OneDrive integration could be the key to 'cheapbook' storage
Microsoft may be turning to cloud storage as a cheap replacement to files stored locally on your PC, if a leaked screenshot from a future Windows 10 build is ...
Study to Examine Effects of Artificial Intelligence
Scientists have begun what they say will be a century-long study of the effects of artificial intelligence on society, including on the economy, war and crime ...
The New York Times
Dell plans to expand its Chennai manufacturing facility
Dell is planning on expanding its manufacturing facility in the country. Top officials of Dell today called on Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and ...
Press Releases Submit
Inventec acquires Amtech
On December 16, 2014 it was announced that SMT International LLC, the manufacturer of
AMTECH solder pastes and process support products, was acquired by Inventec Performance...

ACE receives order for four selective soldering machines from SIIX EMS
Cost reductions -- Energy transition
Gen3 Systems Installs MBTech NC25 PCB Cleaner at Briton EMS
Pickering Interfaces to Showcase Latest Switching Modules at DesignCon 2015
Indium Corporation Technical Manager Presented at IPC Tianjin
TRI Brings Latest High Performance Test & Inspection to NEPCON Japan 2015
Alpha Presents Technical Paper at EPTC in Singapore
Heraeus Materials Singapore Experts Presented at EPTC Singapore 2014
Goepel Announces cooperation between German and Chinese test specialists
Library Expert Enhanced Support for Altium Designer
Aegis FactoryLogix's Easy Integration Drives Connors’ MES Software Decision
High viscosity gel, gap filling cyanoacrylate from Intertronics
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What is the Shelf Life for a Syringe of Solder Paste
At room temperature storage, what is the practical shelf life for a syringe of solder paste? What symptoms would one see when the syringe ...
  Responses by:
  Mike Scimeca, President, FCT Assembly
  Brian Bauer, Business Manager, Heraeus Incorporated
  Edward Zamborsky, Regional Sales Manager, OK International Inc.
  Doug Dixon, Global Marketing Director, Henkel Electronics
Jumper Wire Limits
BGA BAll Sheer Testing
How to Mask Areas During Conformal Coating
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PCB Troubleshooting - Start with the Connectors
Understanding Molecular Sieve Desiccant Technology
5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a New Cut and Strip Machine
Precise High-throughput Solder Dispensing
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
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Feb 5, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing Seminar/San Jose, CA
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Feb 24, 2015 - IPC APEX EXPO 2015
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