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December 22, 2014
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First Gorilla Born in Captivity
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A baby gorilla named Colo enters the world at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, becoming the first-ever gorilla born in captivity

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Cartoon of the Day
"If you work 24 hours a day, you won't need your apartment and that will save you a lot of money and that's the same as getting a raise!"
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'Digital Nose' on a Chip Can Sniff Out Diseases
It's long been known that dogs and cats, with their highly developed sense of smell, can be trained to identify the volatile chemicals released by human illnesses. In some cases, researchers have even trained household pets to detect cancer or predict epileptic seizures. But what if we ...
Industry News
Apple 'failing to protect Chinese factory workers'
Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation. Filming on an iPhone 6 ...
BBC News
Internet of Things Stimulates MEMS Market
The explosive expansion of the Internet of things (IoT) is driving rapid demand growth for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices in areas including ...
IHS iSuppli
How This Stronger-Than-Steel Material Could Change the World
Graphene is just one atom thick, but it's poised to cast a wide shadow over the future of business. Some 200 times stronger than steel yet lighter than paper and ...
3D Printable Robots
MIT researchers demonstrated the promise of printable robotic components that, when heated, automatically fold into prescribed three-dimensional configurations.
IPC Outlook - Technology Briefing
How Clear Is The Future Of Google Glass?
Some ideas are ahead of their time. There is no question that the wearables market is taking off with the proliferation of health monitors, pedometers and activity trackers ...
The Internet Of Things Is Not A Shiny New Toy
The Internet of Things is the latest, greatest new buzzword du jour and every major technology company, industrial manufacturer, big retailer and health industry ...
Predictions for 2015: Power to the People
When asked to predict the future, it's hard to forget that the totally automated future that expo organizers and Sci-Fi prognosticators prepared us for has not come ...
How Do You Inspect QFN Components?
How can you inspect QFN components? What guidelines can you suggest for qualifying an assembly house for QFN assembly?
IPC Outlook - Board Talk
Sensors need to be smart, small, and integrated
At electronica 2014, Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner discussed the latest intelligent sensors and how they can be used in smartphones, IoT, and more. Bosch's BME280 ...
When Will We Have an Exascale Supercomputer?
The global race to build more powerful supercomputers is focused on the next big milestone: a supercomputer capable of performing 1 million trillion floating-point ...
IEEE Spectrum
Pin-In-Paste Hole Fill
How can you ensure proper plated hole fill during the screen printing process? Will it require a different solder paste?
IPC Outlook - Ask the Experts
Memory Design Trends in 2014
If there is one enduring trend for memory design in 2014 that will carry through to next year, it's the continued demand for higher performance. "The trend ...
EE Times
10 Tips to Find and Win the Best Clients
With 2014 rapidly coming to a close, there's no better time to plan for next year. As an entrepreneur or business owner, that planning should include methods to ...
Why Digital Business Means Going Web-Scale
The era of Digital Business has arrived, in which successful companies are defined by their ability to respond quickly and effectively to transient business moments. ...
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Congressman Price Tours Juki Headquarters
Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc. announced that U.S. Representative David Price of the North Carolina 4th congressional district, toured its headquarters in Morrisville ...
Juki Automation Systems
Standex-Meder Electronics Announces MK15 Magnetically Operated Reed
Rogers Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Arlon, LLC
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Problems Hand Soldering 24 Layer Board
We are assembling a back plane board with 24 layers. We are attempting to hand solder solder through-hole components, but are finding that the solder ...
  Responses by:
  Gerald Gardener, Sales Manager, JBC Tools Inc
  Alan Cable, President, ACE Production Technologies
  Karthik Vijay, Technical Manager - Europe, Indium Corp.
  Bjorn Dahle, President, KIC
  Edward Zamborsky, Regional Sales Manager, OK International Inc.
  Gary Goldberg, President and CEO, PROMATION, Inc.
  Marc Peo, President, Heller Industries Inc.
  Mike Scimeca, President, FCT Assembly
  Kris Roberson, Manager of Assembly Technology, IPC
  Jack Crawford, Director - Certification & Assembly Technology, IPC
  David Bonito, Sales & Marketing Manager, Technical Manufacturing Corp.
  Leo Lambert, Vice President, Technical Director, EPTAC Corporation
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Jan 19, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing Seminar/Hsinchu, Taiwan
Jan 26, 2015 - Wafer Fab Processing Short Course
Feb 5, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing Seminar/San Jose, CA
Feb 9, 2015 - Overview of Semiconductor Manufacturing Seminar/ Irvine, CA
Feb 24, 2015 - IPC APEX EXPO 2015
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