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January 23, 2015
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What Year Was It?
Wham-O Produces First Frisbees
Wham-O Produces First Frisbees
Machines at the Wham-O toy company roll out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs - now known to millions of fans all over the world as Frisbees.

The day was Jan 23. What year was it?
Cartoon of the Day
"I'm tired of arguing with auto-correct. We're having your name legally changed to Sandcastle Watermelon."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Top Story
The Internet Will Vanish, says Google's Eric Schmidt
Digitally speaking, we're not even plodding along yet. Why, AT&T is throttling my data this month and my phone still won't work too well in half of California's Wine Country. However, Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, is very well connected to the future. And he'd like you to ...
Viewpoint Commentary
Scott Sober, VP of Quality & Improvements, Saline Lectronics
Scott Sober, VP of Quality & Improvements, Saline Lectronics
As predicted at the beginning of this year, Saline Lectronics experienced tremendous growth in 2014. We have been fortunate enough to grow with our core customers while simultaneously ...
Guenter Lauber, CEO, ASM Assembly Systems
Guenter Lauber, CEO, ASM Assembly Systems
The electronics market wants, and requires, true integrated solutions. This is the way forward for greater efficiencies and smart factories of the future. Integration is the basis for Industry 4.0 and is at the foundation ...
Industry News
3 Demand Forecast Practices to Make Customers Happy
Just about everyone in the microelectronics industry is familiar with two patterns: Moore's Law and the Semiconductor Cycle. These two cycles have taught me the power ...
Ford Opens Lab in Silicon Valley
In the latest sign that the distinctions between the auto and tech industries are becoming more blurry, Ford celebrated the opening of a new research center in Palo Alto ...
The New York Times
Windows 10 unlikely to bring dramatic changes to mobile device market in 2015
Microsoft announced Windows 10, but Digitimes Research believes the operating system, though falling in line with the software giant's Mobile First, Cloud First strategy ...
High-performance Flash Memory Discovery
The two most exciting technologies for extending Moore's law beyond 2020 seem to be graphene and molybdenite. This report covers research to show a very promising ...
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
Talking Terminations
Random thoughts on series termination and SI. Over the years, signal integrity concerns have moved from RF and esoteric high-speed designs into the mainstream. Rare is ...
EE Times
Graphene Devices Stand the Test of Time
In the decade since graphene was first synthesized, researchers have been preoccupied about overcoming the fact that the material lacks an inherent band gap, which ...
IEEE Spectrum
AXI Applications with BTC and Connectors
What is the best way to use test and inspection techniques? How does one obtain accurate AXI data and images for surface mount technology process improvement?
Circuit Insight - Production Floor
5 Essential Elements of an Email That Respects People's Time
Recently, I had an interesting exchange on Twitter with a reader of this column (evidently, there is one). I will call her Brooke, and by "exchange" I mean a somewhat ...
Get to Market Faster with Modular Circuit Design
The concept of designing, validating and then reusing functional blocks in integrated circuits (ICs) has been entrenched in the electronics industry for ...
EE Journal
A Premonition of the Digital Humanities, Fifty Years Ago?
In 1964, the great science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem published his philosophical magnum opus Summa Technologiae. But it wasn't translated into English (from Polish) ...
Signal Loss in a High Speed High Frequency Transmission Line
High speed transmission applications in electronic product have become a developing trend and one of the most important issue in the electronic industry.
Circuit Insight - Analysis Lab
The Spillover from Wearables to Med Tech
More consumers are interested in, buying, using, and wearing technology and apps that feed their health and exercise data into the cloud. Similarly, increasing numbers ...
Efficiency Greater Than 100%? Yes, Sort Of
Contrary to our normal expectations, LEDs can exhibit optical efficiencies well above 100%--but only if you re-define "input power" in a unique way. I am a firm ...
EE Times
GaN technology will transform the future
Gallium nitride has demonstrated both a dramatic improvement in transistor performance and the ability to be produced at a lower cost than silicon. For the first time ...
EE Times
Laser-etched metal 'bounces' water
Physicists in the US have created metal surfaces that repel water to the extent that droplets bounce away. They sculpted the surface of small pieces of platinum ...
BBC News
Press Releases Submit
SEHO Provides the Right Selective Soldering Solution at APEX
ACE to exhibit full range of selective soldering systems at APEX 2015
MIRTEC to Show 3D AOI and SPI Inspection Systems at IPC APEX 2015
Sono-Tek to Show the New QR Impact Jet for the Spray Fluxer at APEX
Juki to Run Three SMT Lines at the IPC APEX EXPO
Discover Europlacer's SMT Pick-and-Place Platforms at APEX
Discover Dual Mode AOI/SPI Inspection from ASC International at APEX
Akrometrix LLC to Demonstrate 2D/3D Interface Analysis Software at APEX
Customers Invited to Bring a Sample on Nordson DAGE’s X-ray Systems at APEX
Nordson YESTECH's Inspection Experts Will Review Samples at IPC APEX
Fancort Industries to Display Floor Mounted Routers at APEX
Join Japan Unix at the IPC APEX EXPO for New Laser Soldering Solutions
Aqueous Brings a Lineup of Cleaning & Cleanliness Testing Products to APEX
Seika Machinery to Demo New Rework and Conformal Coating Systems at APEX
SCS to Debut the Latest Precisioncoat & Contamination Test Systems at APEX
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Coating Scored Panels Prior to Separation
We have received our first order for conformal coated assemblies. We will be applying an acrylic by hand from aerosol cans. Are there any consider ...
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  Chris Palin, European Manager, HumiSeal
  Leo Lambert, Vice President, Technical Director, EPTAC Corporation
  Rodney Miller, Capital Equipment Operations Manager, Specialty Coating Systems
  Doug Pauls, Principal Materials and Process Engineer, Rockwell Collins
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Automating Test Measurements on High Density PCBs
Measuring Tiny Solder Deposits with Accuracy and Repeatability
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PCB Troubleshooting - Start with the Connectors
Understanding Molecular Sieve Desiccant Technology
5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a New Cut and Strip Machine
Calendar Submit
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 10, 2015 - Webtorial: Electromigration -- The Hurdle For Miniaturization
Feb 12, 2015 - Webinar - Industry Standards and How They Impact Cable Assembly Designs
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Quote of the Day
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
Bill Cosby
Test Your Knowledge
Arrange these electromagnetic waves by length (longest to shortest): X-Rays, Short Wave Radio, Microwaves
Answer: Short Wave Radio, Microwaves, X-Rays
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