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October 30, 2014
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Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of "War of the Worlds", a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth.

The day was October 30, but what year was it?
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Google’s Nanoparticle Pills to Detect Cancer
Google is developing tiny magnetic particles that could help detect cancer and other health problems by coursing through a patient's bloodstream. Andrew Conrad, head of the Google X research lab's Life Sciences Team, told the WSJ.D Live conference that the particles ...
Industry News
Xiaomi moves into third place in global smartphone war
China's Xiaomi Inc has become the world's third-largest smartphone vendor just three years after first hitting the market, trailing only Samsung Electronics Co ...
3D Prints World's Best Inverter
Three-dimensional printers were once a toy, then a curiosity, and now they've become a serious prototyping tool. Oak Ridge National Laboratories in Knoxville ...
EE Times
Five Takeaways From Samsung’s Earnings
Samsung Electronics Co. said its third-quarter net profit nearly halved, as its mobile division continued to suffer from heightened global competition. Here's ...
The Wall Street Journal
North American PCB Orders Strengthened in September
IPC announced the September findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales remained sluggish while orders strengthened ...
Microsoft Jumps Into the Growing Market for Wearable Fitness Technology
Microsoft has a place on desks, in living rooms and pockets. Now, like many other big technology companies, Microsoft believes it belongs on wrists. The company ...
The New York Times
Samsung seeks smartphone revamp to arrest profit slide
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it would revamp its smartphone line-up to take on competitors in the rapidly growing mid-to-low range segment, after third-quarter ...
Solder Paste Transfer Efficiency - What/Why
I've heard the term transfer efficiency relating to printing. What does this term refer to? What actions impact solder paste transfer efficiency?
IPC Outlook - Board Talk
Battery Progress Reality Check: Good & Bad News
We know that battery capability, which is primarily defined using energy density by volume and by weight, is a critical factor in determining what we can expect ...
10 Metrics to Improve Procurement Performance
In order to clearly demonstrate its value to the organizations and to achieve continuous improvement, procurement organizations need to measure performance ...
Computer with human-like learning will program itself
Your smartphone is amazing, but ask it to do something it doesn't have an app for and it just sits there. Without programmers to write apps, computers ...
New Scientist
The Latest in Brand Loyalty Research
According to research, television ads that appeal to people's optimism make consumers far more likely to fall in love with the brand, regardless of the product ...
IPC Outlook - Technology Briefing
What your $500 iPad costs to make
Apple's iPad Air 2 retails starting at $499. CNNMoney takes a look at what it costs to build piece by piece. ...
CNN Money
Design and Fabrication of Ultra-Thin Flexible Substrate
This study focuses on an approach based on the use of a polyimide substrate for 2.5D/3D ultra-thin packaging applications.
IPC Outlook - Materials Tech
Becoming a Supply Chain to Admire
With all the supply chain investments and process development that have been made over the years, it's high time to recognize companies who are doing a bang-up ...
Forbes names Alibaba founder Jack Ma richest person in China
The founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, Jack Ma, is China's richest person with a fortune of $19.5bn, Forbes Media said. Mr Ma's wealth more than doubled ...
BBC News
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Enthone Introduces EnFILL(R) Copper Via Fill Systems
EnFILL(R) Copper Via Fill Systems have been introduced by Enthone Inc. Specially engineered to enhance productivity of HDI any-layer build-ups, each integrated system ...
Enthone, Inc.
USI Releases New Liquid Delivery Option for Prism BT
Ultrasonic Systems, Inc. (USI) announces the release of the PMP-50 precision metering pump for the Prism BT (bench top) coating system. The PMP-50 is ...
Ultrasonic Systems, Inc.
Ellsworth Adhesives Expands in Mexico with new Dow Corning Agreement
Indium Technology Experts Give Keynote at Electronics Packaging Symposium
Microscan Launches I-PAK(R) Software with Support
Digitaltest Announces FailSim
MacDermid Electronics Solutions Announces the Release of M-Speed
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IPA Cleaning Precautions
What safety precautions need to be taken when cleaning boards or electronic components with of IPA (isopropyl alcohol or isopropanol) cleaning solutions?
  Responses by:
  Kris Roberson, Manager of Assembly Technology, IPC
  Mike Scimeca, President, FCT Assembly
  Jade Bridges, European Technical Support Specialist, Electrolube Ltd
  Bill Schreiber, President, Smart Sonic Corporation
  Mike Jones, Vice President, Micro Care
  Umut Tosun, Application Technology Manager, Zestron America
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Oct 28, 2014 - “Wearable Electronics” - iMAPS New England Chapter Technical Meeting
Nov 6, 2014 - LA/OC Expo and Tech Forum
Nov 11, 2014 - International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference
Dec 4, 2014 - "Root Cause Analysis" Seminar
Feb 24, 2015 - IPC APEX EXPO 2015
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