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July 20, 2018
Microsoft beats Wall Street targets on cloud services revenue
Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) on Thursday posted quarterly profit and revenue that beat analysts' estimates, as more businesses signed up for its Azure cloud ...
Reuters
Exclusive: Tesla's battery maker suspends cobalt supplier amid sanctions concern
Panasonic Corp (6752.T) said it was unable to determine how much of the cobalt used in batteries it makes for Tesla cars comes from Cuba, a country subject to ...
Reuters
X-Ray Component Counters Keep Lines Running
Maintaining correct materials and quantities is a critical part of the SMT process. This article addresses the importance of accurate inventory management and how a high-speed ...
Technical Paper
Facebook and Instagram change to crack down on underage children
Facebook and Instagram will more proactively lock the accounts of users its moderators encounter and suspect are below the age of 13. Its former policy was to only ...
Tech Crunch
Guide to CCD-Based Imaging Colorimeters
Why Jobs Go On Hold
Case Studies Demonstrate Value-Added Services to Enable Client Success
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
Augmented Reality Makes Robots Better Coworkers
Most robots are designed to do work. As such, not a lot of time, effort, or money is spent on making them able to communicate with humans, because they're ...
IEEE Spectrum
Apple reportedly confirms keyboard reliability fix in internal document
An internal Apple document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers and obtained by MacGénération and MacRumors confirms that there's a membrane ...
Tech Crunch
Comcast scraps Fox bid amid takeover battle with Disney
Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA.O) and UK's Sky (SKYB.L) dip after Comcast says abandons bid for Fox assets. Shares of Rupert Murdoch's Fox fall 1.5 pct ...
Reuters
To Raise Exceptional Children, Teach Them These 7 Values
To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of frustration." It is our job to love and support them through ...
Entrepreneur
Gartner Says 46 Percent Of Organizations Are Offering "Summer Fridays" This Year
Forty-six percent of organizations in North America will offer their employees "Summer Fridays" this year, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. This is more than ...
Gartner
Don't Get Caught without a Backup Material
Problems can erupt in the flow of the materials supply for products. In order to anticipate and solve supply problems, design engineers should have alternative ...
Design News
25 Most Resilient High-Tech Supply Chains
The Fortune 500 points towards those companies that represent financial success. The Resilinc R Score highlights organizations that are leading the charge in ...
EBN
Apple sued for allegedly using patented solder on certain iPhone models without permission
Apple is mobilizing its legal team once again. Singapore Asahi Chemical & Solder Industries PTE Ltd. has filed a patent infringement suit in Ohio accusing Apple of ...
Phonearena.com
Google Hit With Antitrust Fine by EU
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European antitrust regulators fined Google a record $5 billion and ordered it to stop using its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals, a ruling which the U.S. tech company said it would appeal. The penalty is nearly double the previous record of 2.4 billion euros which Google was ordered to pay last year after its online shopping search service was deemed to be unfair to competitors ...
Reuters
S. Korea mulls state-backed R&D projects for memory chips
South Korea's industry minister said the government will step up support for large-scale research and development (R&D) projects to develop cutting-edge memory chips ...
Samsung, LG adopt shotgun policy to shore up smartphone revenues
Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have apparently adopted a policy to launch as many as possible new smartphones in 2018, as a sharp contrast to their previous ...
Digitimes
Walmart, Microsoft in partnership to use cloud tech
Retail giant Walmart Inc said it entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft Corp for wider use of cloud and artificial intelligence technology, in a sign ...
Reuters
Microsoft's focus on cloud, partnerships paying off
So when Thyssenkrupp North America needed help predicting when to service its lifts, it turned to Microsoft Corp, a partnership that illustrates how Microsoft's ...
Reuters
IBM gets boost from new businesses, tops estimates
International Business Machines Corp reported second-quarter profit and revenue that topped analysts' expectations as it benefited from growth in higher-margin ...
Reuters
The 4 Keys to Asking Better Questions
Everyone asks for the keys to success, but few realize one of them is in the question itself. According to research conducted by Harvard Business School, the majority ...
Entrepreneur
How to tell if you're talking to a bot
Twitter recently took drastic action as part of an effort to slow the spread of misinformation through its platform, shutting down more than two million automated ...
MIT Technology Review
Solder Column Attachment for Absorbing Large CTE Mismatch
Paper reviews commercially off-the-shelf solder columns available, including plain columns, copper wrapped columns and more.
Circuit Insight - Production Floor
Gartner Says Worldwide Supply Chain Management Software Revenue Grew 13.9% in 2017
The latest market share data from Gartner, Inc. shows that adoption of supply chain management (SCM) software accelerated significantly in 2017. Total worldwide ...
Gartner
The Portable Smartphone Laboratory
Researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a smartphone that works nearly to detect viral and bacterial infections.
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
Trump Tariffs: 3 Things Manufacturers Need to Know
Manufacturers around the globe have been keeping a close eye on the Trump presidency since even before Inauguration Day. However, the industry's attention reached ...
EBN
Simulation Models Get Standard Link
The Open Model Interface provides a standard link to simulation models from multiple vendors at a time when the need to model system reliability is on the rise. Until ...
EE Times
Taiwan tech sales slow in June as iPhone cycle ends
Revenue growth at major Taiwanese technology companies slowed in June, as demand for some Chinese smartphones and iPhones ebbed while the market awaits the arrival ...
Nikkei Asian Review
Jul 19, 2018: Rocky Mountain (Colorado) Chapter: Business After Hours
Jul 26, 2018: Free Cleaning Webinar - Cleaning for Reliability - Overcoming Challenges for Class III Assemblies
Aug 2, 2018: Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Iowa & Dakotas) Chapter: Upper Midwest Chapter's 27th Annual SMTA Golf Tournament
Aug 9, 2018: Mexico - Guadalajara Chapter: SMTA Tijuana Foro Tecnico y Expo
Aug 14, 2018: Austin (CTEA) Expo & Tech Forum
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What is the more common name for dihydrogen monoxide?
See answer below.
Ultrasonic Cleaning Causing Damage
Currently we're using ultrasonic cleaning to remove "no-clean" solder paste and it works fine. However, the use of an ultrasonic system causes damage to one ultra ...
Responses by:
Mike Konrad, President, Aqueous Technologies
Terry Munson, President/Senior Technical Consultant, Foresite
Rodney Miller, Capital Equipment Operations Manager, Specialty Coating Systems
Umut Tosun, Application Technology Manager, Zestron America
Tom Forsythe, Vice President, Kyzen Corporation
Bill Schreiber, President, Smart Sonic Corporation
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Nordson SELECT announces its automatic solder nozzle tinning system is available for all Nordson SELECT selective soldering machines which is compatible with lead-free ...
Nordson SELECT
Virtual Industries' PEN-VAC Kit with 8 Probes + Cups and Vacuum Pen Holder
Virtual Industries Inc. features a product line of hand tools that replace tweezers or other gripping means for many applications. The PEN-VAC Kit with 8 Probes + Cups ...
Virtual Industries Inc.
Great Results from Europe's First atom Platform Installation at Syselec
Successful premiere of Rehm at Nepcon in Thailand
WLAN connection for Boundary Scan Controller 'SCANFLEX II CUBE'
MacDermid Enthone to Present at 'Advances in Thermal Management' Conference
Quote of the Day
"Just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have right now, and then got it back again."
Anonymous
What Year Was It?
Armstrong Walks on the Moon
Armstrong Walks on the Moon
American astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks these words to more than a billion people listening at home: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
The day was Jul 20. What year was it?
Cartoon of the Day
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"Of course I respect my employees. I think they should be treated just like real people."
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What is the more common name for dihydrogen monoxide?
Answer: Water