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March 20, 2018
Uber Halts Autonomous Car Tests After Fatal Crash in Arizona
Uber Technologies Inc. halted autonomous vehicle tests after one of its cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, in what is likely the first pedestrian ...
'Where can I buy?' - Google makes push to turn product searches into cash
Alphabet Inc's Google routinely fields product queries from millions of shoppers. Now it wants to take a cut of their purchases, too. The U.S. technology company is ...
Low Temperature Shock Resistance Solder
As handheld devices become increasingly smaller and complex, there is a shift in reliability requirements of solder pastes. Use of low temperature alloys results ...
Technical Paper
Judge weighs what evidence U.S. can use to block AT&T, Time Warner merger
AT&T Inc sought to persuade a judge to throw out evidence the government seeks to use in a trial that begins this week to show that the company's $85 billion acquisition ...
Why Experience Matters in PCB Assembly
How Flex Circuits and Wearable Tech are Changing the World of Medicine
Conformal Coatings that don't crack under pressure
How Critical CCD Specifications Impact Imaging Performance
Reflow Soldering
Finding the Right Manufacturer for Your Design
X-Ray Component Counters Keep Lines Running
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IBM working on 'world's smallest computer' to attach to just about everything
IBM is hard at work on the problem of ubiquitous computing, and its approach, understandably enough, is to make a computer small enough that you might mistake ...
10 Digital Supply Chain Prophesies for Procurement Pros
The digital supply chain, once more big talk than reality, will be emerging as a force for change in most procurement organizations over the next five years. A ...
EPS News
The Imperative for Global Supply Chain Systems Design
Universally, supply chain managers in every industry have some common goals. In the global electronics supply chain, these elements are perhaps even more ...
Self-driving Uber car kills Arizona woman crossing street
An Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona, police said, marking the first fatality involving an autonomous vehicle and a potential ...
6 Steps that Help OEMs Cope with Shorter Product Life Cycles
In February 2016, Euractiv Germany expressed concern about the ever shorter product life cycles of electronic appliances and devices. They argued that the continuous ...
Fine Pitch Flip Chip Assembly Process Underfill, Evaluation and Reliability
The paper compares the best flux and underfill combination in reliability performance was selected and applied to the production process.
Circuit Insight - Production Floor
To Massively Increase Your Confidence, Plan to Spend Your Time Constructively
A friend asked me if I was planning to write a book and what I would write it on. Confidence, I replied. And I went a step further by telling her what the ...
New Xilinx CEO Touts 'Adaptive Computing'
Less than two months after taking the reigns at Xilinx, Victor Peng outlined a new strategy for the programmable logic stalwart that emphasizes technology for the data ...
EE Times
How Driverless Cars Will Reshape Our World
Driverless cars with ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft will start in Singapore and San Francisco and will quickly grow into a global reality by 2025.
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
Use Your Brain: Artificial Intelligence Isn't Close to Replacing It
Nectome promises to preserve the brains of terminally ill people in order to turn them into computer simulations -- at some point in the future when such a thing ...
Bloomberg View
Apple likely to buy up to 270 million smartphone panels in 2018
Apple is expected to procure a total of 250-270 million flat panels for the production of iPhone devices in 2018, accord to sources from Taiwan's panel ...
Demand for Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Headsets Expected to Rebound in 2018
Worldwide shipments for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets will grow to 68.9 million units in 2022 with a five-year compound annual growth ...
Apple Is Secretly Developing Its Own Screens for the First Time
Apple Inc. is designing and producing its own device displays for the first time, using a secret manufacturing facility near its California headquarters to make small ...
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Approximately at what level can you feel a static discharge (feel a shock)?
See answer below.
What is Causing Solder Joint Cracking?
We are seeing field returns after a year in the field due to solder joint cracking on the pins of a 16 pin through-hole connector. The boards are used in an automotive dash ...
Responses by:
Karthik Vijay, Technical Manager - Europe, Indium Corp.
KN Murli, Head-Quality, Astra Microwave Products, Hyderabad, AP India
Ken Bliss, President & CEO - Retired, Bliss Industries, Inc.
Mark Waterman, Engineer / Trainer, Electronic Controls Design, Inc. (ECD)
Leo Lambert, Vice President, Technical Director, EPTAC Corporation
Georgian Simion, Engineering and Operations Management, Independent Consultant
Mark Finstad, Senior Applications Engineer, Flexible Circuit Technologies
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Quote of the Day
"We can't solve all the problems of the world ... but that does not absolve us of solving the ones we can."
Robert Macauley
What Year Was It?
LBJ Sends Federal Troops to Alabama
LBJ Sends Federal Troops to Alabama
President Johnson notifies Alabama's Governor Wallace that he will use federal authority to call up the Alabama National Guard in order to supervise a civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery.
The day was Mar 20. What year was it?
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"If you pay your invoice on time, it will mess up our accounting system, so it's better if you keep paying late."
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Approximately at what level can you feel a static discharge (feel a shock)?
Answer: At 3000 volts