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May 17, 2019
A New Era in 3-D Printing
In the mid-15th century, a new technology that would change the course of history was invented. Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press, with its movable type, promoted the dissemination of information and ideas that is widely recognized as a major contributing factor for the Renaissance. Over 500 years later, a new type of printing was invented in the labs of MIT. Emanuel Sachs, professor of mechanical ...
MIT News
21 High-Tech Companies Proving Good Ethics is Good Business
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 ...
US Army & nScrypt Direct Digitally Manufacture 3D Printed Circuit Structure
Direct Digital Manufacturing is going from a CAD file to a final, multi-material electronic product in a single machine, without retooling, like this "Simon Says" game ...
Technical Paper
Top-5 notebook vendors see April shipments drop 14%
The top-5 notebook brands saw their combined shipments slip 14% on month in April, a performance stronger than that of the same month a year ago, as Chromebook ...
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
3 Ways to Increase Plasma Uniformity
On the radar: Nissan stays cool on lidar tech, siding with Tesla
Nissan Motor Co Ltd said it would, for now, stick to self-driving technology which uses radar sensors and cameras, avoiding lidar or light-based sensors because of ...
Latest tariff hikes to have small impacts on US-bound motherboards, graphics cards shipments
The latest tariff hikes by the US on Chinese goods from 10% to 25% will not have significant impacts on Taiwan's US-bound shipments of motherboards and graphics ...
China's Huawei restricted from using U.S. suppliers
The Trump administration officially added China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to a trade blacklist, immediately enacting restrictions that will make it extremely ...
Ultrafast Motion-Planning Chip Could Make Autonomous Cars Safer
While most autonomous cars rely on motion-planning systems running at a rate of between 3 Hz and 10 Hz, Realtime Robotics' system runs at 1,000 Hz, going through ...
IEEE Spectrum
Software Versus Hardware: The Future of VR Audio Hangs in the Balance
Hardware and software engineers, as the perennial lightbulb jokes point out, see the world differently. And indeed, a number of problems can be solved either way; the ...
IEEE Spectrum
Can a CTE Mismatch Cause Reliability Problems?
Does usage of BGAs, QFNs or SONs have an increased risk for reliability of solder joints due to the CTE mismatch with the base board material FR4? Jim Hall and Phil Zarrow ...
Circuit Insight - Board Talk
US move against Huawei could slow the global rollout of 5G
The United States just made it much harder for Huawei to do business with American companies, a move that threatens its supply chain and could delay the rollout of ...
DIY market may shrink further due to US-China trade tensions
Motherboard makers have experienced sluggish demand coming from the PC DIY market, which is likely to shrink further as the US-China trade dispute escalates ...
Electroplating of Cu in TSV
The research objective is to estimate metallurgical and mechanical properties of low alpha solder. Cu-filling property to TSV was also investigated.
Circuit Insight - Production Floor
Startup Delivers Embedded AI Code
Ali Farhadi is a canary in the coal mine of enterprise AI. His startup, Xnor, is among the pioneers looking for sustainable revenues in neural-networking software ...
EE Times
Foxconn sees decreased 1Q19 profitability
EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has disclosed its first-quarter 2019 gross margin, net operating profit and net profit all declined. The ...
Samsung details 3nm gate-all-around technology
Samsung Electronics provided an update to its advanced-node process technology roadmap, including its 3nm gate-all-around (GAA) technology, during a recent company ...
The Terry Gou I Know Won’t Be China’s Man
After almost two decades covering Foxconn Technology Group, the Taiwanese maker of iPhones, one thing I’ve noticed about its founder and chairman Terry Gou is that ...
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
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May 21, 2019: Medical Electronics Symposium
May 21, 2019: FREE Webinar: Best Practices in Connector Selection & Qualification
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OA Flux Turning Blue
We use Organic Acid (OA) Flux with our Selective wave and Wave Soldering operations. I have noticed after some period of time the OA flux turns blue. What ...
Responses by:
Edithel Marietti
Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Northrop Grumman
Leo Lambert
Vice President, Technical Director, EPTAC Corporation
Jim Hevel
Research Chemist, Indium Corporation of America
Gary Freedman
President, Colab Engineering
Carlos Bouras
General Manager, Nordson SELECT
Tony Lentz
Field Applications, FCT Assembly
Gerard O'Brien
President, S T and S Testing and Analysis
Michael Kaminsky
Sr Fiald Applications Support Engineer, Kester Inc.
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Toughened, One Component Epoxy Features Thermal Cycling Resistance
Master Bond Supreme 17HT is a single component, no mix epoxy system for bonding and sealing applications featuring an unlimited working life at room temperature. ...
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