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March 23, 2018
IBM Speeds Up Machine Learning
IBM wants to make machine learning as fast as snapping your fingers. At its own IBM THINKconference this week, IBM Research unveiled a newly published benchmark using an online advertising dataset released by Criteo Labs of more than 4 billion training examples. IBM was able to train a logistic regression classifier in 91.5 seconds -- 46 times faster than the best result that has been previously ...
EE Times
Worldwide Spending on Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Systems Will Grow in 2018
Worldwide spending on cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) systems will reach $19.1 billion in 2018, an increase of 54.2% over the amount spent in 2017. ...
Seven Common Component Selection Pitfalls
Component selection and placement are mutually dependent on one another and need to be continuously monitored at all stages of design. With hundreds of factors ...
Technical Paper
Quantum Computers Strive to Break Out of the Lab
Schrodinger's cat you've met-the one that is both alive and dead at the same time. Now say hello to Schrodinger's scientists, researchers who are in an eerie ...
IEEE Spectrum
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
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Will a robot take your job?
There is a vigorous debate about the effects of automation on jobs. Everyone agrees that some jobs will be lost to automation and, in turn, some jobs will be ...
Embedded SIMs to Replace Standard SIM Cards & Secure IoT
Despite all the buzz about 5G networks, standards, trials, and current deals, embedded SIMs were also a hot topic during the conference and was the theme of one ...
BMW says electric car mass production not viable until 2020
BMW will not mass produce electric cars until 2020 because its current technology is not profitable enough to scale up for volume production, the chief executive said ...
Customer Centricity & the Supply Chain: One Manufacturer's Perspective
Schneider Electric, which has built a long history in the electronics industry, has, in recent years, put its focus on a customer centric approach--a decision that has ...
Apple to enter trial production of new iPhone series in 2Q18
With Apple reportedly to make 3D sensing a standard for its 2018 series iPhone devices, trial production of the new series is expected to kick off in the second ...
8 Proven Habits for Ultimate Success
We are the result of our repeated behavior. Or as Aristotle put it, "Success is not an action, but a habit." Here, top entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles weigh ...
What Causes Board Delamination?
We are experiencing delamination on printed circuit boards, is there a way to determine that this is caused by moisture or some other defect? The Assembly Brothers ...
Circuit Insight - Board Talk
Best Buy cuts ties with China's Huawei
Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. consumer electronics retailer, will cut ties with China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, a person familiar with the matter said, amid ...
Environment Impact on Assembly, Printing and Reflow
Is particle count a good parameter to control? How can having high particle concentrations affect our PCB assembly process or reflow process?
Circuit Insight - Ask the Experts
Carbon Allotrope Claims Edge Over GaN, Graphene
An Abu Dhabi based company claims to have identified an allotrope of carbon that may be more suitable than gallium nitride (GaN) for opto-electronic components ...
EE Times
How the AI cloud could produce the richest companies ever
For years, Swami Sivasubramanian's wife has wanted to get a look at the bears that come out of the woods on summer nights to plunder the trash cans at their ...
MIT Technology Review
Foxconn to start U.S. plant
Foxconn announced plans to begin construction of its flat panel display manufacturing complex in the U.S. state of Wisconsin within 60 days. Foxconn Technology ...
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
In which country was the wheelbarrow invented?
See answer below.
Components Lifting During Wave Soldering
We are having a problem with a few components rising while going through the wave soldering process. We prefer to avoid lead clinching. What do you suggest?
Responses by:
Scott F. Cain, Global PCB Sales Manager, InsulFab PCB Tooling
Stephanie Nash, Director, Integrated Ideas & Technologies, Inc.
Tim Kardish, CEO, APS Novastar
Leo Lambert, Vice President, Technical Director, EPTAC Corporation
Doug Dixon, Global Marketing Director, Henkel Electronics
John Norton, Eastern Manager, Vitronics Soltec
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Adversity is the first path to truth.
George Gordon Byron
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Israel-Egyptian Peace Agreement Signed
Israel-Egyptian Peace Agreement Signed
In a ceremony at the White House, Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin sign a historic peace agreement.
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
In which country was the wheelbarrow invented?
Answer: China. The wheelbarrow was invented by the prime minister of Shu Han, Zhuge Liang, in 231 A.D.