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June 20, 2018
Google moving to tap business PC market with Chrome Enterprise
After Google's Chrome OS-powered mobile computing devices have scored a dominant share of the K-12 education market in the US, the tech giant is moving to tap the business ...
Beijing subway to get 'bio-ID' tracking systems
The Chinese capital, Beijing, is looking at introducing "bio-recognition technology", including palm scanners and facial recognition cameras, to speed up passenger ...
Selective Soldering is Playing an Increasing Role in PCB Assembly
Although selective soldering is not a new technology, changes in components and solder alloys have prompted new techniques. Learn how to achieve an ideal selective ...
Technical Paper
This AI program could beat you in an argument--but it doesnít know what itís saying
During a live debate in San Francisco this evening, an AI program made a surprisingly cogent argument that space exploration should be subsidized. When a human ...
MIT Technology Review
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
An Electroless Nickel/Immersion Gold (ENIG) Surface Finish for Better Reliability of Assemblies
Ten Ways to Find Counterfeit Components Using X-Ray
Where No Machine Has Gone Before: Automated Assembly Verification
Automotive Display Demand Continues Rapid Growth
Demand for automotive display systems is projected to continue rising rapidly this year as automakers cram more technology into their vehicles in a quest to create ...
EE Times
In-mold electronics become commercial once again
Conductive inks are a wonderfully adaptive technology. This characteristic has enabled them to stay relevant and to rejuvenate themselves over the past several ...
Printed Electronics World
Chip Industry Holds Its Breath as Trade War Heats Up
Semiconductor industry analysts and market watchers expressed concern after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would impose 25% tariffs on $50 billion ...
EPS News
ZTE and U.S. still working on escrow agreement: U.S. official
ZTE Corp and the U.S. government are still working on an escrow agreement that must be completed and funded with $400 million before a ban on the Chinese company ...
Whatever Happened to These Once Hot Communications Technologies?
Change is inevitable. You're only as good as your last successful product or technology. If you're a follower of communications technologies, you know what I am ...
Electronic Design
Trump Told Apple iPhones Would be Exempt From Tariffs
The Trump Administration has told Apple CEO Tim Cook that it would not levy tariffs against iPhones made in China, according to a New York Times report that cites ...
EE Times
14 Engineers Who Are Transforming the Auto Industry
Here are 14 engineers who are responsible for some of the auto industry's most innovative work, from batteries and fuel cells to autonomous cars and carbon composites. ...
Design News
Amazon Urged Not to Sell Facial Recognition Technology to Police
Some Amazon shareholders are calling for the e-commerce giant to stop selling its facial recognition technology to the police. A group of 19 socially responsible ...
The New York Times
Could Donald Trump's tariffs be the start of a new world electronics order for China?
For decades, China has been the world's hi-tech assembly plant but a trade war with the US could put many manufacturers out of business or force them to set up operations ...
South China Morning Post
What Rate is World Class for SMT Machines?
What rate is considered world class when it comes to pick performance for SMT placement machines? Can you define pick performance? The Assembly Brothers, Jim Hall ...
Circuit Insight - Board Talk
IEEE publishes IRDS roadmap
"Over the past decade the structure and requirements of the electronics industry have evolved well beyond the semiconductor's industry requirements," says ...
Electronics Weekly.com
What Causes Black Pad?
What is the primary cause of Black Pad and/or pad contamination during the assembly process?
Circuit Insight - Ask the Experts
The Subscription Model & What it Means for Manufacturing
Car commercials have long been a mainstay in our media consumption. Yet, lately there has been a new type of car ad cropping up that looks a little different than ...
China's Xiaomi cuts valuation after pulling mainland offering
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has lowered its likely valuation to between $55 billion and $70 billion following its decision to delay its mainland share offering ...
ZTE, U.S. suppliers shares tank after Senate puts Trump reprieve in doubt
Shares of ZTE Corp and its American business partners took a hit on Tuesday after the U.S. Senate's passage of a defense bill set up a potential battle with the ...
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
The term "Binary Digit" is normally stated using what single word?
See answer below.
Head-In-Pillow Reject Rate
We have rejects that look like head-in-pillow. We see rejects in 2 or 3 per 15,000 PCBs. Should we tinker with the reflow profile, or would you consider this reject rate acceptable?
Responses by:
Georgian Simion, Engineering and Operations Management, Independent Consultant
Peter Biocca, Senior Market Development Engineer, Kester
Fritz Byle, Process Engineer, Astronautics
Tim Jensen, Product Manager, Advanced Assembly Materials, Indium Corp.
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KYZEN announced that Lina Ong has taken on an expanded role as Marketing Specialist at KYZEN's Southeast Asia Headquarters in Penang, Malaysia. As KYZEN has grown ...
Kyzen Corporation
Comet's Lab One & Yxlon provide access to testing, inspection services
Yxlon has completed installation of its latest technology systems in the company's two Inspection Services facilities in North America open for customer trials and outsourced ...
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WACKER Signs Up Intertronics for Silicone Distribution
Rehm presents product highlights at Bangkok's NEPCON
Quote of the Day
"It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required."
Sir Winston Churchill
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Movie Jaws Released
Movie Jaws Released
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Cartoon of the Day
"This is my favorite relaxation tape. It's the sound of ocean waves crashing against the shore, snatching my boss's body off his beach chair and carrying him out to sea."
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
The term "Binary Digit" is normally stated using what single word?
Answer: Bit