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May 20, 2019
Automakers Rethinking Timetable for Autonomous Cars
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A few years ago, the auto industry boldly predicted full, Level 5 autonomy would arrive in 2020 or 2021. But the task has proven more complex than they originally thought. The popular notion of the go-anywhere, go-anytime, sleep-in-the-back autonomous car crumbled a bit in the last few weeks, as automakers admitted that the development of full self-driving technology is more difficult than ...
Design News
Trade war: why next US tariffs on China could halve Taiwan’s growth
The next round of trade tariffs that the US may impose this summer as part of the escalation of its trade war with China threatens to hurt Taiwan more than other ...
South China Morning Post
New Generation of Conformal Coatings for Challenging Operating Environments
Electrolube's Phil Kinner discusses the evolution of tougher, more environmentally friendly conformal coating materials that have been formulated to cope reliably with the rigours ...
Technical Paper
Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist
Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available ...
Reuters
High Reliability Alloy for Auto Apps
Dispelling Dry Storage Myths
Strategies For Ensuring a Smooth Assembly Process
New Generation of Conformal Coatings for Challenging Operating Environments
US Army & nScrypt Direct Digitally Manufacture 3D Printed Circuit Structure
Handling Risk Mitigation in Hand Soldering
Oven vs Product Profiling
Keeping Counterfeit Components Out of Supply Chain
Air taxi startup Lilium stages test 'hover' of five-seater prototype
Air taxi startup Lilium has staged a successful maiden flight of a five-seater prototype that it hopes to bring into service by 2025 to whisk passengers between ...
Reuters
Huawei founder says growth 'may slow, but only slightly' after U.S. restrictions
Huawei Technologies' founder and chief executive Ren Zhengfei said the growth of the Chinese tech giant "may slow, but only slightly" due to recent U.S. restrictions. ...
Reuters
U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers
The U.S. Commerce Department said it may soon scale back restrictions on Huawei Technologies after this week's blacklisting would have made it nearly impossible ...
Reuters
How Science Can Help You Make Better Decisions
Dark roast or light? Window seat or aisle? Whole wheat or rye? Every day brings an onslaught of new decisions -- about 35,000 for the average adult, according ...
Entrepreneur
The spoils of trade war: Asia’s winners and losers in US-China clash
For Bangladeshi garment maker Viyellatex Group, the spiralling trade tensions between China and the United States that have roiled global markets have instead been ...
South China Morning Post
Application Using No-Clean and Water Soluble Fluxes
If we use a no-clean solder paste for SMT, is it acceptable to use a water-soluble solder wire for subsequent processes (soldering through hole components by hand ...
Circuit Insight - Ask the Experts
Huawei and suppliers make plans to face U.S. trade blacklist
China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is asking its top Asian chipmakers to maintain deliveries after Washington decided to curb the telecom giant's access to American ...
Reuters
Five questions about 5G, answered
There is a lot of 5G hype — too much, actually — and it’s much more complicated than the transition to 4G was. On top of complicated technological questions about ...
The Verge
Will AI Make Doctors Obsolete?
Increasing amounts of health data given to machines are "reading" and taking account of the rapidly expanding scientific literature.
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
The Mood Ring of Algorithms Could Zap Your Brain to Help You Feel Better
A man with depression is driving to work when his mood darkens, and the familiar inklings of anxiety begin to creep in. His brain cells start to fire in a pattern that ...
IEEE Spectrum
3 Must-Knows as Servitization Arrives
Every generation is confronted with its own innovations and radical market disruptions that completely shake-up businesses, industries, economies and transform ...
EBN
21 Inspiring Tech Companies Leading in Ethics
The ubiquitous attention to creating and maintaining ethics and compliance programs point to the importance of being a good corporate citizen, but research also bears ...
EE Times
Robocar SoCs: Designers' Worst Nightmare
The development and validation of complex SoCs for robocars and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is territory littered with landmines. Every little anticipated ...
EE Times
The New Hardware Innovations Designed To Drive Industry 4.0
We are in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The first assembly lines introduced 100 years ago and the computers added 50 years later seem almost ...
Forbes
May 20, 2019: Webinar: Successful X-Ray & Optical Inspection in a Tin/Lead or Lead-Free Process
May 21, 2019: FREE Reliability of Circuit Assemblies Workshop
May 21, 2019: Massachusetts (Boston) Chapter: Understanding the requirements of IPC-J-STD-001
May 21, 2019: Medical Electronics Symposium
May 21, 2019: FREE Webinar: Best Practices in Connector Selection & Qualification
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What is used to measure horizontal and vertical angles in surveying?
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Tough Hand Soldering Problem
I work in an auto glass factory and we're having problems soldering the defrost cable wire to the windshield grid pattern. I think it has to do with factory temperature ...
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Richard D. Stadem
Advanced Engineer/Scientist, General Dynamics
Robert Freid
President and Founder, Contract Manufacturing Consultants, Inc.
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Process Engineer, Astronautics
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Technical Marketing Manager, AIM
Mike Jones
Vice President, Micro Care
Edward Zamborsky
Regional Sales Manager, OK International Inc.
Mark Finstad
Senior Applications Engineer, Flexible Circuit Technologies
Stephen Schoppe
President, Process Sciences, Inc.
Terry Munson
President/Senior Technical Consultant, Foresite
Greg York
Technical Sales Manager, BLT Circuit Services Ltd
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KYZEN to Exhibit at the 16th Philippine Semiconductor & Electronics Expo
KYZEN will exhibit at the 16th Philippine Semiconductor & Electronics Convention and Exhibition (PSECE), scheduled to take place May 30-June 1, 2019 ...
KYZEN
Specialty Coating Systems (SCS) to Host New Webinar
Dow addresses EMI shielding challenges
PCB Specialists Add Clout to Bowman Partner Network
Thermaltronics Offers Free Review and Trials of Soldering Robot
Head of IT at SMS - Smart Made Simple discusses Technological Landscape
East/West Manufacturing Enterprises Purchases New X-Ray System
SHENMAO Offers Quality Low-Temperature Solder Paste for SMT Devices
IPC Welcomes New Senior Director of Sales
nScrypt at RAPID + TCT
Dr. Nebioglu of Dymax Corporation to Present on Conformal Coatings at ICEET
SMTA Releases Free BGA Defect Guide for Download
ECTC Feature from Zymet
Quote of the Day
"When I was young there was no respect for the young, and now that I am old there is no respect for the old. I missed out coming and going."
J.B. Priestly
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Levi Strauss Receives Patent for Blue Jeans
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San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno, Nevada, tailor Jacob Davis are given a patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets, marking the birth of one of the world's most famous garments: blue jeans.
The day was May 20. What year was it?
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What is used to measure horizontal and vertical angles in surveying?
Answer: A theodolite