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May 23, 2018
Foxconn's unit targets raising $4.3 billion in biggest China IPO since 2015
Foxconn Industrial Internet (601138.SS), a subsidiary of the world's largest contract manufacturer Foxconn (2317.TW), announced plans to raise up to 27.1 billion ...
Taiwan's Yageo to buy US electronic components firm for $740mn
Taiwan's Yageo Corp said it would buy U.S.-based Pulse Electronics for $740 million, marking its biggest deal ever as it looks to expand in the United States and ...
Nikkei Asian Review
Best Practices for Optimizing Your Selective Soldering Process
Discover more about accepted best practices and techniques for improving manufacturing yields and ensuring the consistency of your selective soldering process...
Technical Paper
Spectrum sharing: Another way to better use the airwaves
When AM radio was in its infancy, stations in the U.S. broadcasted on one of three frequencies, which resulted in interference if two in the same area used ...
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
PCB Design for Smarties
How to Pick a PCB Assembly Partner
Best Practices for Optimizing Your Selective Soldering Process
Despite the iPhone Xs success, some analysts are still hating on Apple
A new research note from Nomura Instinet analyst Jeffrey Kvaal tries to make the case that shares of Apple are in for a rude awakening over the next few months. ...
Arrow: From Top Distributor to Enabler of All Things High-Tech
Arrow Electronics Inc. sits today atop the distribution market. Victorious and, for the first time, alone. CEO Michael Long should savor the moment. Except, he has ...
EE Times
Arrow: From Top Distributor to Enabler of All Things High-Tech
Arrow Electronics Inc. sits today atop the distribution market. Victorious and, for the first time, alone. CEO Michael Long should savor the moment. Except, he has ...
Amazon is working with law enforcement officials to deploy facial recognition technology
It seems China isn't the only country using facial recognition technologies to track down criminal suspects. According to documents obtained by the ACLU, Amazon is ...
Hon Hai's FII to Raise $4.3 Billion in Marquee Chinese IPO
Foxconn Industrial Internet Co. plans to raise 27.1 billion yuan ($4.3 billion) selling stock in an initial public offering, kicking off the largest mainland ...
Bloomberg Quint
10 Ways X-Ray Can Help Identify Counterfeit Parts
There's no denying that this is a problem on a monumental scale, and it's only getting worse. Current estimates for the annual loss to the electronics industry due ...
How Perpetual Curiosity Can Lead You to Success
In the pursuit of new opportunities, an attitude dedicated to continuous learning and improvement is -- for Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield ...
Tips to Effectively Test a Power Supply Unit of a Printed Circuit Board
It is an undeniable fact that power supplies present on the printed circuit board actually supply life to all electronic devices. With the growing ...
Opinion: The world of AI is still taking baby steps
Given all the press surrounding it, it's easy to be confused. After all, if you believe everything you read, you'd think we're practically in an artificial ...
Is an AGI Possible?
The following is an excerpt from GigaOm publisher Byron Reese's new book, The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity. You ...
How Qualcomm Designs Chips for the Mobile VR Revolution
Believing mobile virtual reality is the next revolution, Qualcomm is positioning itself to be the go-to chipmaker behind mobile VR, AR, and MR experiences. ...
Design News
3D Printing Moves into Manufacturing with Gusto
At the Rapid TCT show, additive manufacturing systems were on display, and booth-by-booth, we heard the rationale for serial 3D printing production, i.e., ...
Design News
Microsoft to work with China Mobile in speech recognition
Microsoft will cooperate with China Mobile in developing speech recognition applications, the software giant has announced. It made the announcement at 2018 ...
China, U.S. near deal on ZTE reprieve; Beijing cuts auto tariffs
Washington neared a deal to lift its ban on U.S. firms supplying Chinese telecoms gear maker ZTE Corp, sources said on Tuesday, and Beijing announced tariff cuts ...
A Different Approach to Energy-Harvesting Data Conversion
Energy harvesting for reporting sensor data takes many forms; this RF-powered temperature sensor exploits the terahertz band and frequency shift. Energy harvesting ...
EE Times
Electronics mall makes way for Beijing park
Beijing's Zhongguancun science park in Haidian district will soon close its last wholesale market for electronic goods. The teardown of the Guang'anzhonghai ...
Forget 5G, Qualcomm and Facebook want to deliver gigabit Wi-Fi in urban areas
The next big thing happening in wireless communications is 5G, but that doesn't mean Wi-Fi isn't also getting better. Qualcomm, which is at the forefront of 5G ...
Could smartphones replace bank branches?
Banks now send more than 16 text alerts every second in an indication of how much we now rely on smartphones rather than computers to manage our money. Some 512 ...
BBC News
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What is used to measure horizontal and vertical angles in surveying?
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Conformal Coating Over No-Clean Flux
We have a new project and need to apply conformal coating to one circuit board assembly. We have not applied conformal coating before. Is it normally acceptable to apply conformal coating directly over circuit board ...
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Steve Stach, President, Austin American Technology
Chris Palin, European Manager, HumiSeal
Jim Williams, Chairman, Polyonics, Inc.
Neil Poole, Senior Applications Chemist, Henkel Electronics
Wayne Wagner, President, Krayden Inc.
Phil Kinner, Global Business Director conformal coatings division, Electrolube
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Quote of the Day
"We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them."
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Police Kill Outlaws Bonnie and Clyde
Police Kill Outlaws Bonnie and Clyde
Notorious criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are shot to death by Texas and Louisiana state police while driving a stolen car near Sailes, Louisiana.
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Cartoon of the Day
'Ever have one of those days when you're not sure whether you're in the zone, out of the box, under the gun, over the hump, or behind the curve?'
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Test Your Knowledge Answer
What is used to measure horizontal and vertical angles in surveying?
Answer: A theodolite