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October 17, 2019
European Wearables Market More than Doubled
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Shipments of wearable devices in Europe grew 154.4% year over year to 13.4 million units in the second quarter of 2019. In 2Q19, earwear accounted for 52.3% of shipments in the region, followed by watches (26.7%) and wrist bands (20.7%). The top 5 countries in the region in 2Q19 were the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and Italy, with Russia growing at a faster pace year over year ...
IDC
Quantum Computing Is Poised to Change Everything
It is truly rare that an advancement comes along that changes every aspect of society; quantum computing is poised to do just that in the 2020s. I recall the advent ...
Inside Higher Ed
Keeping Counterfeit Components Out of Supply Chain
Counterfeit components in the global supply chain continues to plague the electronics industry. Distributors play a key role solving this problem, as they receive ...
Technical Paper
Ways to Curtail PCB Assembly Cost is Easy Now
PCB assembly cost cut down is a thinkable subject. PCB is the abbreviated form for printed circuit board assembly that is often used to connect electronic components ...
Itech Post
A Novel ENIG Surface Finish for Robust Solder Joints
Improve Performance & Reliability of LED Systems With Protection Materials
Differences Between Through-Hole and Surface-Mount
Automating the Incoming Materials Process
Void-Free and Worry-Free
USB Connection Testing
Turning Printed Circuit Boards Into Printed Circuit Structures Using 3D Printing
Assessing the Impact of Lean on PCB Manufacturing
How AI Battles Security Threats without Humans
Housed in the historic city of Cambridge, the R&D facility of international cybersecurity firm Darktrace is unmistakably modern. Its stylish headquarters is all clean lines ...
Wired
IBM revenue misses on weakness in its biggest unit; shares fall 5%
International Business Machines Corp missed Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue, as its global technology services unit was hit by weakness in some European ...
Reuters
Why Indecision is Costing You Money, Time and Opportunity
Most people are indecisive. They struggle to pick a restaurant for dinner, would rather someone else choose paint colors for the living room, and the thought of making ...
Entrepreneur
Let's do it together: Huawei seeks to allay EU concerns with appeal for 5G partnership
Chinese telecoms manufacturer Huawei Technologies sought to assuage European concerns that it is a cyber security risk, saying it wants to help make the continent ...
Reuters
Taiwan Start-Ups Seek to Advance Digital Healthcare
Taiwan start-ups have some digital healthcare technologies they'd like to bring to the United States. They have a few hurdles to clear first. For many foreign companies, ...
EPS News
Flying Cars Surge Forward
After decades of failed projects, a new class of vehicles is finally emerging that could transform the way people and cargo are moved within and between cities.
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
iPhone 11 Pro vs. Pixel 4: First camera comparisons might surprise you
Google's Pixel 3 may have set a new bar for mobile photography last year, but Apple's next-gen iPhone 11 Pro has been trouncing all comers in head-to-head photo ...
BGR
Japan's Murata says tech downturn ending with China's 5G investment
The electronic components market is bottoming out, Murata Manufacturing President Tsuneo Murata said, suggesting that the industry may be emerging from a year ...
Nikkei Asian Review
Problems With Large Voids
I work at a very fast paced quick turn prototype house. Recently we had large voids on a 30mm x 30mm QFN Module. The voids were 50%-75%. Every single board failed.
Circuit Insight - Ask the Experts
Huawei's third-quarter revenue jumps 27% as smartphone sales surge
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's third-quarter revenue jumped 27%, driven by a surge in shipments of smartphones launched before a trade blacklisting by the U.S. ...
Reuters
AI Helps Researchers Design New Medications
Researchers are beginning to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to help them discover and develop new materials and solutions in chemistry and other ...
Design News
IDC Unveils New In-Depth Research on China's Tier 3-5 Smart Cities
IDC Government Insights' new in-depth research reveals that smart cities has expanded to the tier three to five cities in China along with the amplification of the internet. ...
IDC
House investigators say they have begun receiving data from big tech firms
The leaders of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee said that they had begun receiving data from Facebook, Alphabet's Google, Amazon and Apple ...
Reuters
Oct 15, 2019: Austin (CTEA) Expo & Tech Forum
Oct 21, 2019: SMT Processes Certification (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Oct 24, 2019: FREE Webinar - Multiple Thermal Cycle
Nov 7, 2019: LA/Orange County Expo & Tech Forum
Nov 12, 2019: Productronica
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What unit of heat will raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius?
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Overlap Solder Joint Failures
What is the strongest way to connect two 8mm flexible LED strips together? We now lap solder one strip that has "U" shaped pads onto another strip that has rectangular ...
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Terry Munson
President/Senior Technical Consultant, Foresite
Richard D. Stadem
Advanced Engineer/Scientist, General Dynamics
Gary Goldberg
President and CEO, PROMATION, Inc.
Karthik Vijay
Technical Manager - Europe, Indium Corp.
Fritz Byle
Process Engineer, Astronautics
Kishan Sarjoo
Process Engineering Manager - Electronics, Altech UEC, South Africa
Edithel Marietti
Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Northrop Grumman
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Juki to Showcase the Ideal Manufacturing Line at productronica
Juki Automation Systems (JAS), GmbH will exhibit in Hall A3, Booth 141 at productronica, scheduled to take place Nov. 12-15, 2019 at the Neue Messe München ...
Juki Automation Systems
BTU Int'l to Show New Aqua Scrub Flux Management Technology @ productronica
BTU International, Inc. will exhibit at productronica, scheduled to take place Nov. 12-15, 2019 at the Neue Messe München in Munich, Germany. The company ...
BTU International, Inc.
Nordson SELECT to Present at SMTA Guadalajara Expo and Tech Forum in Mexico
See MIRTEC's APLHA 3D AOI System in the 3D AOI Arena at productronica
KIC: #1 solution for turning heat into data at Productronica
ZESTRON will be Exhibiting at SMTA Guadalajara Expo
SEHO to Show Innovations for Its Entire Range of Products at productronica
EVS Solder Recovery Systems in Hall A4, Booth 137 at productronica
Dow introduces new products to South Korean market at InterBattery
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What unit of heat will raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius?
Answer: One calorie