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October 20, 2014
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Congress Investigates Reds in Hollywood
Congress Investigates Reds in Hollywood
The notorious Red Scare kicks into high gear in Washington, as a Congressional committee begins investigating Communist influence in one of the world's richest and most glamorous communities: Hollywood.

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Nine Technologies That Will Be Inside You
Given the frenzy of interest following the announcement of the Apple Watch, you might think wearables will be the next really important shift in technology. Not so. Wearables will have their moment in the sun, but they're simply a transition technology. Technology will move ...
Yahoo! 7 News
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IBM Paying Globalfoundries $1.5 Billion to Take Unit in Retreat From Chips
IBM agreed to pay Globalfoundries Inc. $1.5 billion to take an unprofitable chip-manufacturing unit off its hands. IBM will pay Globalfoundries the cash over three years ...
Essentials of the Green Supply Chain
Growing public concern for the environment is driving companies to pay more attention to their ‘green’ footprint – not just in the products they manufacture, but also in ...
Electronics Purchasing Stratgies
Microsoft to launch its wearable fitness band in coming weeks
Microsoft is planning to launch its own wearable fitness band in the coming weeks. Forbes reports that the announcement is due "within the next few weeks," and The Verge ...
The Verge
Connecting a Trillion Battery-Free Devices
Engineers have designed a new communication system that uses radio frequency signals as a power source and reuses existing Wi-Fi infrastructure to provide Internet ...
IPC Outlook - Technology Briefing
Global notebook shipments in 3Q14 estimated at over 45 million units
Third-quarter 2014 global notebook shipments are estimated at 45.198 million units (not including 2-in-1 models), increasing 6.4% sequentially and 2.6% on year, according ...
Why does Silicon Valley exist?
When Carolyn Snyder first endeavored to put together an exhibition about Silicon Valley for the Los Altos History Museum, her task seemed pretty straightforward ...
Huffington: Burned-out tech workers can't connect to others
Internet media magnate Arianna Huffington exhorted thousands of workers in the Internet-based software industry last week to not let their own lives be controlled ...
USA Today
Going Beyond Your Solder Paste Work Life?
Solder paste used for a problem batch of board exceeded the 12 hour work life by one hour. Could this cause soldering problems for small chip components?
IPC Outlook - Board Talk
Are American Tech Companies Disloyal?
FBI Director James Comey had some choice words this week for startups and technology companies about their increasing use of encryption and their responsibilities to law ...
Apple's A8X chip opens door to new devices
Apple's iPad Air 2 is faster than its predecessors thanks to the A8X chip, which could pave the way for the company to put its homegrown silicon in large-screen tablets ...
The Other Tesla
I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where ...
HASL vs. Immersion Gold
We make electronic equipment used in corrosive environments. Experts suggest we use hot air solder leveling (HASL) as a finish on circuit boards instead of immersion gold ...
IPC Outlook - Ask the Experts
Superconducting circuits, simplified
Computer chips with superconducting circuits, circuits with zero electrical resistance, would be 50 to 100 times as energy-efficient as today's chips, an attractive ...
Science Daily
Infographic: Fake Electronics Fool Consumers
In the electronics industry and across the supply chain, counterfeit components are a hot topic as organizations struggle to make sure the components they are using as they manufacture ...
Running the Life & Death Race of High-Tech Marketing
Most supply chain companies are in a life-and-death race, but some don't act like it. In fact, marketing operations in many of these companies seem to lack urgency ...
Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: Is Google's or Apple's the best phablet around?
Google has finally released the Nexus 6, its latest flagship Android device and a 6-inch behemoth that confirms - if further evidence were needed - that phablets ...
The Independent
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Henkel PTC Inks Lend New Efficiency, Functionality to Heating Applications
The Electronics Group of Henkel announced the development and commercial availability of LOCTITE ECI 8000 series printable inks, a line of positive temperature coefficient (PTC) ...
Henkel Electronics Materials, LLC
SolderStar Introduce Their Latest Products at the SMART Group Seminar
'Wave or selective soldering – that is the question' is the title of the SMART Group seminar being held in Scotland on 6 November, and SolderStar Ltd, world leading specialist ...
Electrolube Focuses On International Growth Following £4 Million In Funding
AIM Solder Hosts Successful Open House & Plant Tour @ Upgraded Mexico Plant
TRI to Introduce Latest 3D Inspection Solutions at Electronica 2014
Cytec Industries Announces New $200 Million Share Repurchase Authorization
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Cleaning Water Soluble Flux
I have a problem cleaning water soluble flux. The flux specification as defined is to use hot de ionized water under pressure. My cleaning ...
  Responses by:
  Umut Tosun, Application Technology Manager, Zestron America
  John Vivari, Application Engineering Supervisor, Nordson EFD
  Jade Bridges, European Technical Support Specialist, Electrolube Ltd
  Mike Konrad, President, Aqueous Technologies
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03015 Component Inspection Considerations
Advantages of the Contaminometer™ AKA CM Series
No-Clean Paste Flux: Reflow Profiling and Electrical Reliability
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Oct 21, 2014 - Connecticut Expo and Tech Forum
Oct 22, 2014 - Conformal Coating & Precise Fluid Dispensing Process Technologies Workshop
Oct 23, 2014 - Technical Study: Concentration Monitoring & Control Techniques
Oct 23, 2014 - Intermountain (Utah) Expo and Tech Forum
Oct 28, 2014 - “Wearable Electronics” - iMAPS New England Chapter Technical Meeting
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