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April 24, 2015
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What year was the first Harley Davidson motorcycle built?
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Easter Rebellion Begins
Easter Rebellion Begins
The Irish Republican Brotherhood, a secret organization of Irish nationalists led by Patrick Pearse, launches the so-called Easter Rebellion, an armed uprising against British rule.

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Smartwatch Uptick in Mobile Slump
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Smartwatches will be one of the bright spots in an otherwise slowing mobile market, according to analyst Linley Gwennap. Over the next five years, both smartphones and tablets will slump to single-digit growth levels but smartwatches could rise to annual sales of 300 to 400 ...
EE Times
Industry News
The High Cost of Compliance: A RoHS Retrospective
The regulatory environment for the electronics industry continues to become more complex. As U.S.-based companies conduct more business internationally, they face ...
TTI MarketEye
Apple Watch goes on sale worldwide amid supply shortage
The Apple Watch goes on sale around the world on Friday, the final stage of a protracted launch of Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook's first new product, capping ...
Reuters
Pentagon chief seeks to woo Silicon Valley, eyes tech innovation
Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in California's Silicon Valley at the start of a three-day trip aiming to draw in America's tech innovators despite major ...
Reuters
Conductive Epoxy: Pros and Cons
What are the advantages and disadvantages of electrically conductive epoxies? Phil Zarrow and Jim Hall, stick to the basics.
Circuit Insight - Board Talk
Cost of Galaxy's battle against iPhone on the rise
Samsung Electronics has pulled out all the stops on its new Galaxy smartphones, but their modest prices compared to the latest iPhones throw an uneasy spotlight on ...
Reuters
Saving the bees using the IoT
Mankind is one of the few creatures that actively alter the natural environment around them to suit their needs (beavers are the only other one that comes ...
EDN
Microsoft profits decimated: And it's Your Fault for not buying PCs
Microsoft weathered a punishing third quarter of fiscal 2015, and despite some signs of growth in the cloud, the colossus of Redmond saw its sales dragged down ...
The Register
Gold Plated Hole Defects
After wave soldering there are often portions of gold plated holes that still have exposed gold. What is the best way to insure we get full solder coverage?
Circuit Insight - Ask the Experts
>Ring, ring< Hey Wall St. Yeah, it's Google. Yeah, bad news again, fellas
Google missed analysts' earnings estimates for the sixth quarter in a row on Thursday, despite the fact that its actual performance for the three months ending ...
The Register
The Changing Face of Computer Storage
For three decades, computer storage was very predictable. Capacity doubled every three years and, while there was an initial price premium, the drive prices dropped ...
EBN
The Habits of Successful People
In my recent travels around Asia, I've had the great opportunity to meet a lot of local founders and aspiring entrepreneurs. A few themes that seemed to come ...
Entrepreneur
3D Printable Robots
MIT researchers demonstrated the promise of printable robotic components that, when heated, automatically fold into prescribed 3D configurations.
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
Is Your Supply Chain Truly Agile? Donít Guess
Stop guessing. Figuring out whether your company's manufacturing supply chain is agile isn't that difficult. That is, if you are willing to face the brutal truth ...
Electronics Purchasing Strategies
IoT Privacy: Engineering Fault, Not User Issue
When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), individual privacy is at the top of the agenda for both consumers and the wider media. For engineers and product ...
EBN
Mobile Devices Increase Electronics Buyers Expectations
Just about every shopper standing in their favorite electronics retail location has a smart phone in hand, and increasingly the capabilities of these devices ...
EBN
The 4 Resources Every Professional Needs to Succeed
Early in my corporate communications career, I had the privilege of working for one of the greatest mentors I ever had. Her name is Pam Preston and she was vice ...
Entrepreneur
Press Releases Submit
TRI's X-ray Inspection Series Wins at 2015 EM Asia Innovation Awards
Blakell Europlacer Reflects Growth with Expanded Presence at SMT 2015
Essemtec's SMT Storage System Picks Up An EM Asia Innovation Award
Nordson ASYMTEK Demonstrates at SMT Hybrid Packaging
Saki Corporation Exhibits 3D AOI and SPI Systems at SMT Hybrid Packaging
Vi TECHNOLOGY's Sigma Review Software Wins an SMT China Vision Award
BTU Earns Third Award for Its ENERGY PILOT Software at NEPCON China
KYZEN Receives SMT China Vision Award
Rapid Prototyping with Lasers at International Microwave Week in Phoenix
Engineered Materials Systems to Exhibit DF-3000 Series at ECTC
Data I/O Receives 2015 SMT China Vision Award for Its New PSV3000
Metcal Wins SMT China Vision Award for APR-2000-SCS Cleaning System
CyberOptics Accepts 20th Industry Award for 3D AOI System
Nordson DAGE Accepts SMT China Vision Award for Camera Assist Bondtesting
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Legend Marking Discoloration
We are replacing LEDs damaged during the manufacturing process. During the rework process the legend surrounding the rework site, plus the legend ...
  Responses by:
  Stephen Schoppe, President, Process Sciences, Inc.
  Leo Lambert, Vice President, Technical Director, EPTAC Corporation
  Fritz Byle, Process Engineer, Astronautics
  Georgian Simion, Engineering and Operations Management, Independent Consultant
  Al Cabral, Regional Sales Manager , Finetech
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Wave Soldering System Nitrogen Use
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Potting Electronics from Corrosive Operating Environments
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Reduce ESD Susceptibility
Electronics for Military Application
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Test Your Knowledge
What year was the first Harley Davidson motorcycle built?
Answer: 1903, and it used a tomato can for a carburetor.
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