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Hon Hai Expected to Secure 70% of New iPhone Orders
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Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. is expected to secure 60%-70% of the orders placed by Apple Inc. to assemble the next generation of the iPhone, an analyst said. Kuo Ming-chi, an analyst with Taipei-based KGI Securities, said that as Hon Hai boasts a higher yield rate in assembling ...
The China Post
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Google seeking Taiwan partners to promote Chromebook, say makers
Google's Chromebook team has come to Taiwan to talk with Acer and Asustek Computer as well as Quanta Computer in a bid to seek cooperation to extend marketing ...
Digitimes
Worldwide Internet of Things Market Forecast to Grow 19% in 2015
he worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to grow 19% in 2015, led by digital signage, according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation ...
IDC
Revolutionary Printing Solution for SMT Assembly
This paper presents new techniques in the screen print process with the aim of increasing solder paste transfer efficiency.
Circuit Insight - Production Floor
Tech Deals Signal Mid-Market Activity
After a buying spree in 2014, technology deals in the first quarter of 2015 signal a return to the middle market amid the decline of megadeals and deal values, ...
Electronics Purchasing Strategies
HP Strikes China Deal, Sales Slump
Hewlett-Packard reported declining revenues and profits amid a slumping PC market in which it is gaining some share. The news came the same day it announced a deal ...
EE Times
Employees Top Sources of Supply Chain Fraud Risk
In the context of the supply chain, the term "fraud" could mean many things: intentional financial errors; misrepresented inventory levels or outright ...
Electronics Purchasing Strategies
Can Ultrasonic Cleaning Damage Sensitive Components?
The use of an ultrasonic system is causing damage to one ultra sensitive SMT component. Can you recommend an alternative?
Circuit Insight - Board Talk
Calibration means different things in different professions
In 2006, two professional Metrology organizations partnered to create job descriptions for workers in the Metrology field. Their intent was to submit them for ...
EDN
Researchers use graphene to control light waves
A team of MIT scientists has combined graphene with a second, similarly structured material, producing a hybrid that can wield significant control over light waves. ...
Gizmag
The 10 Qualities of Exceptional People
Counter to what many believe, accolades are not really what success is about. To be rich is to have money and status, but to be wealthy is to have physical, emotional ...
Entrepreneur
Cause of SMT Component Shift?
We are running the exact same boards through identical ovens, yet we're experiencing component shift with only one oven. What is the reason and the solution?
Circuit Insight - Ask the Experts
Why IoT Needs 5G
When 5G, the fifth generation of wireless communications technology, arrives in 2020, engineers expect that it will be able to handle about 1000 times more mobile ...
IEEE Spectrum
How This Simple Trick Can Keep You Organized Every Day
Being entrepreneurial doesn't always mean that you're a whiz at prioritizing and organizing. These are skills that take time and training to develop. Every so often ...
Entrepreneur
2015 Top 25 Global Franchised Distributors
EBN's list of the top 25 global franchised distributors is like any A-list party: at first glance, it's clear that all the right people are in attendance. In fact ...
EBN
Why Smartwatch Pulses Are Weak
Today's wearables don't pass a physical exam, according to the chief executive of a startup that's designing a medical-grade device. Julien Penders will share his ...
EE Times
Press Releases Submit
Ellsworth Adhesives to Display Adhesive & Molding Technology @ Sensors Expo
Indium Corporation Expert Presents at IPC Xi'an Technology Seminar
Nordson ASYMTEK Technology Days 2015 to Feature Live Demonstrations
SolderStar Extends its Global Communications with Launch of a New Website
AT&S goes for Ucamco's Ledia Direct Imager
Glenbrook Micro-Flioroscopy Chosen by University of Missouri
Space Is Filling Quickly for SMART Groupís European Conference & Exhibition
Specialty Coating Systems to Promote Parylene Coatings at MD&M East
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Cleaning Conformal Coated Boards After Rework
We need to rework conformal coated circuit board assemblies. After the rework is completed, can we send the board ...
  Responses by:
  Chris Palin, European Manager, HumiSeal
  Umut Tosun, Application Technology Manager, Zestron America
  Jade Bridges, European Technical Support Specialist, Electrolube Ltd
  Charlie Pitarys, Inside Sales Technical Manager, Kyzen Corporation
Why Should We Consider Smart Feeders?
Cleaning Military Circuit Boards Contaminated with Sand
Solder Paste Viscosity
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Reduce ESD Susceptibility
Reworkable Underfill for High-Value Assemblies
Basics of Ball Grid Arrays (BGAs)
Five Points of Electronics Assembly
Selective Soldering - an Integral Method in Manufacturing
Reliable Soldering for high and mix selective soldering processes
Potting Electronics from Corrosive Operating Environments
Ultrafine Powder Pastes Improve Stencil Printing
Calendar Submit
May 31, 2015 - Display Week 2015
Jun 4, 2015 - Huntsville Expo & Tech Forum
Jun 10, 2015 - Upper Midwest Design-2-Part Show
Jun 17, 2015 - Webinar - Best PCB Layout Practices for Successful Manufacturing
Jun 18, 2015 - Philadelphia Expo & Tech Forum
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