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FDR Establishes Modern Thanksgiving Holiday
FDR Establishes Modern Thanksgiving Holiday
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the US.

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Tablet Growth Expected to Slow in 2014
The worldwide tablet market is expected to see a massive deceleration in 2014 with year-over-year growth slowing to 7.2%, down from 52.5% in 2013, according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC). At the core of this slowdown ...
Industry News
Hewlett-Packard Profit Declines as Breakup Plan Begins
When celebrities break up, it is a "conscious uncoupling," and done in a few weeks. At a big technology company, the split is no less deliberate, but considerably ...
The New York Times
Samsung Takes Eye-Scrolling Technology to Disabled Community
Samsung Electronics said it has developed a next-generation mouse that can help people with disabilities type, scroll and navigate the Internet without the use of hands ...
The Wall Street Journal
In Electronics Becoming ‘Irrelevant’ is a Constant Danger
The last pick of the National Football League draft is called Mr. Irrelevant. Becoming irrelevant seems to be somewhat of a norm in electronics. Washington Irving ...
Electronics Purchasing Strategies
Embedded System Access
This paper discusses different test access methodologies and elaborates on Embedded System Access (ESA) strategies in particular, with examples for its use in practice.
IPC Outlook - Analysis Lab
United States says EU's Google case should not be politicized
The United States voiced concern over a draft plan by two EU lawmakers to break up Google Inc, saying politicians should not influence the EU's antitrust inquiry into ...
Everything You Need to Know About Attracting Venture Capitalists
When many entrepreneurs write a business plan, obtaining venture capital backing is what they have in mind. That's understandable -- venture capitalists (VCs) are ...
Three Billion People Are On The Internet Now
By the end of the year, nearly 3 billion people in the world will have Internet access, according to the latest annual Measuring the Information Society (MIS) Report ...
Popular Science
Nerve Cells Made of Silicon
Researchers are now using artificial nerve cells with neurons made of silicon to take over computational work on special computer chips.
IPC Outlook - Technology Briefing
Apple’s market cap hits $700 billion -- but is this the end?
Apple's market capitalization hit $700 billion during Tuesday morning's trading session, which is a lot of moolah. It's more than the value of the entire Russian stock ...
Where Is the Missing Gold?
A gold inventory tally made sure gold-in matched gold-out. Why were gold orders going up when sales showed no increase?
IPC Outlook - Mysteries of Science
Peak Season Demands Real-Time Analytics for Perfect Fulfillment
Let the spending bonanza begin. This holiday season we are projected to part with $619.9 billion, marking the first time since 2011 that holiday sales will increase ...
Revving Up for the Holidays: Will It Be a Good Season?
As the busy holiday-buying season cranks up, the electronics industry starts buzzing with questions: How will consumer electronics sales fare this year? Will consumers open ...
The Only Way to Save Google Glass Is to Kill It
Did you know that Google Glass still exists? Yes, the gadget that launched a thousand think pieces hasn't disappeared, though the absence of hand-wringing about, say ...
The 10 Commandments of Attracting Millennials to Manufacturing
As Generation X ages out of the workforce, many organizations will find themselves with a gaping worker gap. And it's never too early to start to be the kind of company ...
What Is Design-to-Cost & Why Does It Matter?
Design-to-Cost should be part of your design process. With a committed team and the right tools, you can reduce product costs and improve your competitive position. As a ...
EE Times
What You Need to Do to Make a Midlife Career Change
It happens more often than you think. New management cancels a position, a company goes bankrupt or you have an epiphany on the bus home one night, and all ...
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Strong North American PCB Order Growth Drives up Book-to-Bill Ratio
IPC announced the October findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Orders increased sharply, driving up the book-to-bill ratio ...
A-Laser to Highlight New Capability for the MID Market at BIOMEDevice Show
JAVAD EMS Adds Fourth Nordson YESTECH AOI System to Its Repertoire
Hutchins Grant Award Winner Announced
FSInspection Appoints Circuit Technology, Inc. in the Carolinas
Camtek's Gryphon Successfully Concludes a Beta-Test
Tablet Use In UK Business Sparks Productivity Revolution
JOT Automation Debuts Modular Solutions for Product Identification
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We have a 9 up PCB array and solder 2 insulated wires to each PCB. Our existing hand soldering process is taking too long. We eed to reduce this time consuming ...
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Dec 2, 2014 - SMTA Webtorial: LED, BGA, and QFN Assembly and Inspection
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