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July 13, 2018
PC Shipments Grew For the First Time in Six Years
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 62.1 million units in the second quarter of 2018, a 1.4% increase from the second quarter of 2017, according to preliminary results. This is the first quarter of year-over-year global PC shipment growth since the first quarter of 2012. All regions experienced some growth compared with a year ago. While the results are a positive result for the PC industry, Gartner analysts ...
Tesla hits 200,000 cars, meaning lower tax credit for buyers
Tesla Inc has delivered 200,000 electric cars to buyers in the United States, a spokesperson said, meaning tax credits will now begin to be lowered, while rivals such ...
Best Practices in PCB Documentation
PCB Manufacturers and assembly houses have the important responsibility of taking someone's idea and turning it into a reality. CAD files, including Gerbers, are important ...
Technical Paper
Daimler and Bosch to Test Self-Driving Taxis Next Year
Daimler and Bosch say they'll test a self-driving car in a ride-hailing service in California in 2019. The two German companies didn't say which model Mercedes car ...
IEEE Spectrum
Guide to CCD-Based Imaging Colorimeters
Why Jobs Go On Hold
Case Studies Demonstrate Value-Added Services to Enable Client Success
Automated Visual Inspection and Correction (Demura) of OLED Displays
Implementing High-Volume, High-Performance Selective Soldering
RoHS: 10 Years Later -- IT Equipment Corrosion Issues Remain
When Machine Vision Inspection Comes Up Short: Is 'Almost' Defect-Free Enough?
Enhancing the Quality of Your Selective Soldering Process
The US may have just pulled even with China in the race to build supercomputing's next big thing
There was much celebrating in America last month when the US Department of Energy unveiled Summit, the world's fastest supercomputer. Now the race is on to achieve ...
MIT Technology Review
Getting To The Self-Driving Car
Realizing the vision of the fully autonomous vehicle is one of the most ambitious research and development initiatives since the Apollo program of the Space Age. While ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Wall Street Unimpressed by Broadcom's Latest M&A Deal
Broadcom's stock price tumbled after the chipmaker announced its latest acquisition bid, an $18.9 billion offer to buy an established vendor in the seemingly unrelated ...
EE Times
Opinion: Dual geographic paths to the tech future
While technology has certainly made the world a smaller, more connected place, it's becoming increasingly clear that it hasn't made it a more unified place. Even in the ...
Opens With Assembled QFN Components
We are experiencing opens on assembled QFN components at a rate of approximately 9%. The component has two rows of pads and the failure only appears in rows near the ...
Circuit Insight - Board Talk
Be Tough on Yourself
The right thing is almost always the hardest thing to do. We need to do the right thing and be hard on ourselves. We need to look at ourselves, our situations, how ...
Filament Is Making Blockchain IIoT as Easy as USB
With its Blocklet chip, Blockchain startup Filament is looking to make implementing blockchain into IIoT as easy as plugging in a USB device. Has 2018 been the year ...
Design News
ESD and Humidification
In the handling of circuit board assemblies is ambient air humidification necessary if other means of protection are enforced?
Circuit Insight - Ask the Experts
Innovative Batteries Require 'Contrarian Thinking'
The world needs better battery chemistries for cars and grid storage. As an expert will tell attendees at the upcoming Battery Show, however, the road to innovation ...
Design News
Gartner Recommends Adjusting IT Procurement Methods to Avoid GDPR Fines
Gartner, Inc. said many organizations are still not compliant with GDPR legislation even though it has been in force since May 2018. This is because they have not ...
It's Time We Talked About Real Supply Chain Visibility
Visibility is a buzzword word that is thrown around supply chain circles that seems to have lost all meaning. While everyone talks about it, it means something ...
Jul 13, 2018: Dallas Chapter: Chapter Meeting
Jul 16, 2018: Webinar: Solder Ball Elimination -- In Wave, Selective & Reflow
Jul 17, 2018: SMTA Webtorial: Fan Out Packaging -- Technology Overview and Evolution
Jul 17, 2018: SMT Processes Certification
Jul 19, 2018: Rocky Mountain (Colorado) Chapter: Business After Hours
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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. The manufacturer requires that the board ...
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