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Mar 27, 2017
Uber Suspends Self-driving Car Program After Crash
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Uber Technologies Inc suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said. The accident, the latest involving a self-driving vehicle operated by one of several companies experimenting with autonomous vehicles, caused no serious injuries, Uber said. ...
Reuters
Apple's iPhone 6s Topped List of Best-Selling Smartphones for 2016, IHS Markit Says
In terms of shipments, the iPhone 6s from Apple bested all competitors for sales in 2016, according to new analysis from IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information ...
IHS Markit
Oppo actively tapping overseas markets
China-based smartphone vendor Oppo, after becoming one of the top two vendors in the domestic market, has been actively tapping overseas markets, especially in North Africa ...
Digitimes
Chinese court rules in favor of Apple in local design patent disputes
A Chinese court has ruled in favor of Apple in design patent disputes between the Cupertino, California company and a domestic phone-maker, overturning a ban on selling ...
Reuters
In The Quantum realm, Cause Doesn't Always Precede Effect
These words you are reading right now had to be written before you could read them. This might seem like a fairly straightforward and safe assumption to make, given ...
International Business Times
Rebooting the IT Revolution
U.S. dominance has largely been unchallenged throughout but Americans can't afford to remain complacent. What are the opportunities and threats?
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
Debunking 'Diversity' by Amplifying Inclusion
In business, as in biology, strength lies in difference, not similarity. According to McKinsey, the most ethnically and gender-diverse companies outperform the least ...
Entrepreneur
Want More Pi?
I don't know about you, but there are some things I find hard to stop doing, some ideas I find hard to stop mulling, and some thoughts I find hard to stop thinking ...
EE Times
Effectiveness of I/O Stencil Aperture Modifications on BTC Void Reduction
Many center pad voiding studies have focused on center pad footprint/stencil aperture designs. This study focuses on I/O pad stencil modifications.
Circuit Insight - Analysis Lab
Microsoft to license its technologies for use in connected cars; Toyota first to sign up
With tech giants Apple and Google continuing their expansion into the connected car segment, Microsoft has decided it wants a larger part of the market. ...
TechSpot
4 Ways Technology Is Changing the Events Industry
The events industry is growing all around the world. According to Meeting Professionals International, events contribute $115 billion to the United States ...
Entrepreneur
3 Ways Requirements Documents Kill Product Development Projects
Creative people hate documentation. Technical people hate ambiguity. We all agree that a requirements document is an essential part of the product development process, but ...
Design News
Meeting Future Stencil Printing Challenges with Ultrafine Powder Pastes
Paper provides a comparison of the transfer efficiency of solder powder particle sizes with post reflow results in optimal and harsh conditions.
Circuit Insight - Materials Tech
Why Apple's red iPhones are not 'Red' in China
Apple's latest iPhone might be red, but it's not Red in China. The special-edition version of the iPhone 7 and 7plus goes on sale in more than 40 countries, but China ...
BBC News
8 Attributes of an Agile Supply Chain Superhero
Especially for companies working to innovate, an agile supply chain can make all the difference. In any business, though, people, process, and products must align ...
EBN
Apple iPad (2017) vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung and Apple both have 9.7-in tablets launching this week. However, the two makers are taking very different approaches to their respective devices: Samsung's ...
New Atlas
C.I.A. Developed Tools to Spy on Mac Computers, WikiLeaks Disclosure Shows
The C.I.A. developed tools to spy on Mac computers by injecting software into the chips that control the computers'fundamental operations, according to the latest ...
The New York Times
Five Fundamentals of Product Innovation
If designers stick to a user-centered process, they'll create better and more innovative products, an expert told attendees at the recent Pacific Design & Manufacturing ...
Design News
Press Releases
Rehm presents new innovations at SNEC and NEPCON
Europlacer Partners with PPI/Time Zero in New England and New Jersey
VarioTAP emulation test expanded to include Automotive-SoC R-Car H3
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG raises proceeds from the capital increase
Fisnar launches Europe's Smallest Precision Tapered Dispense Tip
Nordson YESTECH Purchase Takes MC Assembly's Capabilities to Next Dimension
Practical Components Publishes 2017 Product Catalog
         
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Approximately at what level can you feel a static discharge (feel a shock)?
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Ask the Experts
0201 Pick & Place Nozzle Plugging
We are assembling PCBA's containing 0201 passive components. We have a problem with solder paste getting in the 0201 P&P nozzles and plugging them up ...
Responses by:
Georgian Simion, Engineering and Operations Management, Independent Consultant
Brien Bush, Manufacturing Applications Specialist, Cirtronics Corp.
Mitch Holtzer, Global Director of Customer Technical Support, Alpha Assembly Solutions
Bob Black, President and CEO, Juki Corporation
Fritz Byle, Process Engineer, Astronautics
Chris Ellis, Sales Manager, Manncorp
Eric Bastow, Senior Technical Support Engineer, Indium Corporation

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Quote of the Day
"Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm."
Winston Churchill
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Calendar
Mar 27, 2017: 2017 EOS/ESD Manufacturing Symposium in Singapore
Mar 28, 2017: Southeast Asia Technical on Electronics Assembly
Mar 28, 2017: "Smart e-nose Sensors for IoT" iMAPS New England Chapter Meeting
Mar 29, 2017: SMTA Boise Expo & Tech Forum
Apr 5, 2017: West Penn Expo & Tech Forum
Apr 11, 2017: Huntsville Expo & Tech Forum
Apr 11, 2017: 21st Annual CMSE Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition
Apr 19, 2017: Atlanta 21st Annual Expo
Apr 27, 2017: Free Webinar - DI-water vs Chemistry
May 3, 2017: Design & Manufacturing New England
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Approximately at what level can you feel a static discharge (feel a shock)?
Answer: At 3000 volts