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September 30, 2014
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How IBM Got Brain-like Efficiency
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Neuromorphic computer chips meant to mimic the neural network architecture of biological brains have generally fallen short of their wetware counterparts in efficiency--a crucial factor that has limited practical applications for such chips. That could be changing ...
IEEE Spectrum
Industry News
Microsoft to release new inexpensive notebook solution; unlikely to receive full support from vendors
Microsoft has provided brand vendors its Windows 8.1 with Bing solution, offering low Windows licensing fees enabling them to sell notebooks ...
Digitimes
Lenovo looks to expand after IBM acquisition
Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.'s low-end server business and plans to use it ...
AP
North American PCB Industry Summer Slowdown Continued in August
IPC announced the August findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and orders were ...
IPC
Stencil Manufacturing and Impact on Precision
Stencil positional accuracy is a function of the manufacturing process. This paper covers the various parameters that influence positional ...
IPC Outlook - Production Floor
4 Reasons for Intel's $1.5 Billion Bet in China
China's national quest to expand its domestic semiconductor industry suddenly looks more realistic and even winnable now that Intel Corp. ...
EE Times
DDR Memory Testing: Best-Practices
Since its inception as a standard in the mid-1990s, dual data-rate (DDR) SDRAM memory has been near ubiquitous in computing applications ...
EE Times
New Requirements for Sir Measurement
Flux residues under certain components creates interaction with solder resists and the component body. This paper discusses the requirements ...
IPC Outlook - Analysis Lab
Arrow has a new online strategy, European president explains why
Andy King, president of Arrow Electronics' EMEA components business speaks to Electronics Weekly about the distributor's new online presence. ...
Electronics Weekly
Ultra-fast semiconductor nano-lasers turn on and off faster than any before
Physicist at the University of Jena together with colleagues from Imperial College London develop ultra-fast semiconductor nano-lasers ...
Science Daily
New Common Parts Library Supports Connected Device Design
Getting a new idea for the next big consumer toy to market quickly can be the difference between a hit and a product that gets lost in the shuffle ...
EBN
Elimination of Whiskers from Electroplated Tin
Paper covers data to show the effect of two approaches on the dissipation of the stress, resulting from intermetallic compound formation.
IPC Outlook - Materials Tech
Averting a Repeat Supply Chain Disruption at West Coast Ports
It's been 12 years since a labor dispute shut down West Coast ports and turned supply chain operations upside down. History, if we're unlucky, might ...
EBN
Foxconn invests $811m to develop a cheap electric car
Manufacturing giant Foxconn, famed for its partnership with Apple, has announced it will be investing $811 million to develop an electric car ...
Manufacturing Global
Oracle's Larry Ellison throws down the cloud gauntlet
Oracle CTO and executive chairman Larry Ellison, who just a few years ago famously mocked the notion of cloud computing, has positioned ...
PC World
Infographic: Emerging Market Growth Depends on Smart Supply Chain
Electronics OEMs know that emerging markets offer an opportunity for growth. They may not know that success or failure can depend greatly ...
EBN
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Smart Sonic Receives Cleaning Certification for NanoSlic(R) Stencil Coating
Smart Sonic has received Certification as an approved cleaner for NanoSlic Coated Stencils. Nano coating technology is gaining popularity with SMT ...
Smart Sonic
SEHO Announces Technology Days in USA
SEHO North America, Inc. announced that it will hold its 2014 Technology Days in conjunction with Stannol GmbH, Germany. The event is scheduled to take place ...
SEHO Systems GmbH
Metcal to Discuss Fast, Flexible Soldering at the SMTA Connecticut Expo
New DYMAX adhesive technology from Intertronics
Morgan Advanced Materials Offers High Performance Bespoke Pump Components
Ersa Presents the i-CON VARIO 4 Soldering Station
Japanese Companies Dominate Top LCD Equipment Rankings
Techcon Systems Now Offers Free Application Testing Service
The Japanese Economy Shrinks By More Than 30%
RFEL to exhibit HALO fDVE and more at USA, Washington DC
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Cause of BGA Solder Joint Bridging
Spray fluxer in wave solder
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Understencil Wipe Cleaning Yields Improvements
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?
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Sep 28, 2014 - SMTA International Conference and Exhibition
Oct 2, 2014 - Webinar - Reliability of Copper PTH for High Current Applications
Oct 14, 2014 - 'Human Error Prevention' Seminar
Oct 14, 2014 - Austin CTEA Expo and Tech Forum
Oct 15, 2014 - Long Island Expo and Tech Forum
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