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March 31, 2015
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MIT Scientists Just Destroyed a Quantum Record
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With just one particle of light, scientists successfully linked together over 3,000 atoms in a science fiction-sounding state known as "quantum entanglement." The record-breaking number could lead to more precise atomic clocks and better GPS signals. Quantum entanglement ...
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Industry News
5 Doníts and Doís for Working with a Contract Manufacturer
An OEM's relationship with its contract electronics manufacturer (CEM) can be a lynchpin in ensuring that viable products reach the marketplace successfully. ...
EE Times
Apple Watch worries forecast to limit Quanta's share price
The recent reports that Apple Inc. is facing major issues with the production of its smartwatch may affect the share price of Taiwanese contract electronics maker ...
The China Post
Chatsworth Microelectronics Assembly Firm Merges
Natel Engineering Co. announced it would merge with OnCore Manufacturing LLC to create one of the largest microelectronic assembly firms in the United States. ...
Los Angeles Business Journal
Selecting Stencil Technologies to Optimize Print Performance
Research has been done to identify individual factors in stencil performance; this paper discusses the real-world application of numerous findings.
Circuit Insight - Production Floor
It's an Analog World
It's an Analog World: A handful of companies have risen to the challenge of specifying and supporting programmable analog chips. Ask any engineer about programmable ...
EE Times
5 Tips for Staving Off Stress -- at Work and in Life
Do you find yourself thriving in stressful situations? Buzzing with energy and feeding off moments of high anxiety? Stress can be like a performance-enhancement ...
Entrepreneur
Gordon Moore: The Man Whose Name Means Progress
Gordon Moore pioneered the integrated circuit and cofounded the chip giant Intel; in retirement he has focused on science- and technology-oriented philanthropy. ...
IEEE Spectrum
Is No-Clean the Trend for QFN Components?
Is there a continuing trend to move to no-clean for QFN components, or is industry in agreement that certain technologies will have to continue using ...
Circuit Insight - Board Talk
Leveraging Logistics for a Flexible Supply Chain
The cost, complexity and expertise required to enact strategic supply chain changes can pose big challenges for companies, particularly with constrained staff ...
Electronics Purchasing Strategies
Mothers of Innovation: 12 Women Engineers and Scientists to Know
March is Women's History Month in the United States, so get ready for a history lesson. On the following pages and links below, you'll find a list of 12 women who ...
EBN
Proper DI Water Resistivity for PCB Cleaning?
What the proper resistivity reading for DI water when cleaning electronic assemblies and why? Is there a specification?
Circuit Insight - Ask the Experts
10 Habits You Should Ditch Now to Bring Productivity to an All-Time High
They say that you have the same number of hours in the day as Beyonce -- so why does it feel like you're never able to get caught up on your business to-do list? Apart ...
Entrepreneur
Profit at iPhone Assembler Foxconn Rose 22% Last Year
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., a major assembler of Apple Inc.'s iPhones, reported its highest earnings growth in five years, mirroring the blockbuster earnings report ...
Global Finance
The Path Toward Tomorrowís Internet
High school students in Tennessee can see and manipulate ocean plankton under a super high-resolution microscope in Southern California, with a biologist in California ...
The New York Times
Researchers Claim 44x Power Cuts
Researchers sponsored by the Semiconductor Research Corp. claim they have extended Moore's Law by finding a way to cut serial link power by as much as 80%. The innovation ...
EE Times
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Electrolube Introduce New Range of Aromatic Free Conformal Coatings to U.S.
Electrolube will exhibit a new range of conformal coatings, formulated without the use of hazardous aromatic solvents, at SMTA Atlanta's 19th Annual Expo ...
Electrolube
Saline Lectronics Places the First Order for Jukiís New Cube in the Midwest
Advanced Webinar Presented by ZESTRON Academy
SAMSUNG Awards Yankee Soldering Technology 'Most Improved Territory 2014'
Inovar Increases Throughput and Flexibility with Selective Solder from Ersa
SMTA Capital Chapter Announces New Officers for the 2015 Term
REStronics Hires in Mid-Atlantic Area
NEPCON China 2015 to Showcase Strength of Smart Manufacturing
Nordson EFD releases its Fluid Dispensing Product Catalog in two versions
Scienscope International to Exhibit at NEPCON China
Testing and programming of ultra-low power processors
Automotive Electronics Control Unit Management Market Trends & Forecast
Polyonics Polyimide Label Materials Meet ASTM E595 Requirements
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ESD and Humidification
In the handling of circuit board assemblies placing them into systems, is ambient air humidification necessary if other means of protection are enforced including ESD ...
  Responses by:
  Richard D. Stadem, Advanced Engineer/Scientist, General Dynamics
  Jerry Karp, President, JSK Associates
  Paul Austen, Senior Project Engineer, Electronic Controls Design Inc
  Dr. Craig D. Hillman, CEO & Managing Partner, DfR Solutions
  Fritz Byle, Process Engineer, Astronautics
  Subrat Prajapati, Supplier Quality Leader, Ge Healthcare
  Hartmut Berndt, President, B.E.STAT group
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Electronics for Military Application
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Thermal Management of LEDs
Cleanliness of PCB Assemblies Leads to Device Reliability
Guidelines for Component Placement
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Apr 13, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing Seminar/ Albany, NY
Apr 14, 2015 - South East Asia Technical Conference
Apr 15, 2015 - Atlanta 19th Annual Expo & Tech Forum
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