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Althea Gibson First African-American on U.S. Tennis Tour
Althea Gibson First African-American on U.S. Tennis Tour
The United States Lawn Tennis Association accepts Althea Gibson into their annual championship at Forest Hills, New York, making her the first African-American player to compete in a U.S. national tennis competition.

The day was August 22, but what year was it?
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"The last thing I remember, I was sitting in a staff meeting. Apparently, I died from boredom."
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Future Growth Facing the Consumer Electronics Industry
Electronics manufacturing is shifting in a direction that responds to the latest trends in purchasing and using consumer electronics. Entertainment, health, and fitness are some of most popular uses of consumer electronics today, one of the largest segments in the manufacturing ...
Industry News
Apple iPhone 6 screen snag leaves supply chain scrambling
Suppliers to Apple Inc are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone as the need to redesign a key component disrupted ...
Microsoft Counters Google Chromebook
Microsoft is gearing up in its fight to bring Windows to the lower end of the laptop market. The company earlier announced it would sell sub-$200 ...
EE Times
A Google Car Without a Steering Wheel? Not So Fast, California Says
Google caused a stir earlier this year when it unveiled a self-driving car without a steering wheel or pedals for braking or accelerating. But ...
The Wall Street Journal
Delamination Causing Scrap
We have been experiencing delamination. Is there a way to definitively determine that the delamination is being caused by moisture vs. some other ...
IPC Outlook - Ask the Experts
Notebook shipment results improve after 7 consecutive quarters of decline
After seven consecutive quarters of shipment declines, the global notebook market improved in the second quarter of 2014. According to NPD ...
Infineon Buys International Rectifier for $3B
Infineon Technologies will buy California-based International Rectifier for about $3 billion in cash, in a move described as the German company's ...
Mechanical Behavior of Bi-Containing Pb-Frees
The objective of this research was to characterize the mechanical metallurgy of alternative solder alloys for high-reliability applications.
IPC Outlook - Analysis Lab
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison turns 70 with no retirement in sight
Most people start thinking about retirement when they turn 70, if they haven't already called it a career. Not Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who ...
PC World
EBay spinoff of PayPal resurfaces
Months after billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn challenged eBay Inc. to spin off its PayPal electronics business, a report suggested the ...
Market Watch
The best evidence yet that Apple is finally ready to mass produce the iWatch
We've heard so many wildly contradictory reports about Apple's iWatch over the past several weeks, although we feel confident in saying that the ...
Wall Street questions H-Pís viability
Despite a plan to axe another 16,000 jobs, analysts aren't all convinced sales of desktops and cost cuts will be enough to carry PC maker Hewlett-Packard ...
Market Watch
Resistor Values off the Mark
Suddenly values for screened resistors on ceramic circuits were way too high. What caused the sudden high values?
IPC Outlook - Mysteries of Science
Will manufacturing jobs return to the U.S.?
For decades, it's been assumed that the U.S., Britain, Japan and other industrialized countries were also-rans in the global manufacturing ...
CBS News
Flexible Electronics Market Estimated to Reach $13.23 Billion by 2020 New Report by MarketsandMarkets
According to a new market research report titled "Flexible Electronics Market by Components, Circuit Structure, Application, & by Geography ...
Consumer Electronics Net
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STI Electronics Hosts Congressman Mo Brooks
STI Electronics, Inc. announces that Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL-5) visited its facility in Madison, AL to meet with senior executives and employees. Rep. Brooks' ...
STI Electronics
Hughes Electronics installs second ACE selective soldering machine
ACE Production Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce that Hughes Electronics Products Corporation has invested in a second KISS-101IL in-line selective soldering ...
ACE Production Technologies, Inc.
TRI Brings Inspection Technology Tour Seminar to Boston
Test Research, Inc. (TRI) will host a US East Coast technology seminar on
September 19, 2014 at Embassy Suites Waltham in Boston, MA. The one day event will introduce ...

Test Research, Inc. (TRI)
Indium Corporation Features Flux Coating for Solder Preforms at IMAPS
Vi TECHNOLOGY Appoints New Sales Representative in Germany
New DYMAX Industrial Adhesives Selector Guide now from Intertronics
Microscan Hosts Lunch & Learn Event on Preparing Medical Device Barcodes
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Should we buy new low cost assembly equipment?
With many new companies designing and building PCB assembly machines (wave solder, reflow, stencil printers, etc) in China at ...
  Responses by:
  Joe Belmonte, Principal Consultant, ITM Consulting
  Bob Black, President and CEO, Juki Corporation
  Terry Jeglum, President/CEO, Electronic Technology Corporation
  Edward Zamborsky, Regional Sales Manager, OK International Inc.
  Marc Peo, President, Heller Industries Inc.
  Allen W. Duck, CEO, ATEK llc
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03015 Component Inspection Considerations
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No-Clean Paste Flux: Reflow Profiling and Electrical Reliability
BGA Assembly Voiding, Reliability Using SAC, BiSnAg Alloys
Optimizing the Assembly Process
Plasma Treatment Improves Conformal Coating Adhesion
How Clean Should An Assembly Be To Be Functionally Good?
Optimizing an LED Curing System
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