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Can a few contaminated solder joints cause an entire assembly to fail RoHS compliance? Let's say I have 400 lead-free components on a board. All were processed with lead-free ...
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As the generative AI field heats up, consumer-facing chatbots are fielding questions about business strategy, designing study guides for math class, offering advice on salary negotiation and even writing wedding vows. And things are just getting started. OpenAI's ChatGPT, Google's Bard, Microsoft's Bing and Anthropic's Claude are a few of today's leading chatbots, but over the coming year, we'll likely...
North American PCB Industry Sales Up 12.1 Percent in April
IPC announced today the April 2023 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 0.89. Total North American ...
What is Quantum Computing and Why Should the Chip Industry Care?
Imagine the scope of a problem that would take even the world's fastest supercomputer years to solve. Now imagine that problem being solved in seconds. This is the promise ...
From self-driving cars to military surveillance: Quantum computing can help secure the future of AI systems
Artificial intelligence algorithms are quickly becoming a part of everyday life. Many systems that require strong security are either already underpinned by machine learning ...
The Relay That Changed the Power Industry
For more than a century, utility companies have used electromechanical relays to protect power systems against damage that might occur during severe weather, accidents ...
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Technological innovation progress comes with rise of 'China's Silicon Valley'
Northwestern Beijing's Zhongguancun, known as "China's Silicon Valley," currently finds itself at the nexus of world attention on scientific and technological innovation. ...
Self-Powered Beacon Can Reduce Battery Waste
Epishine and Atmosic Technologies recently collaborated to produce a self-powered beacon powered by indoor light that can yield big savings and reduce battery waste, ...
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Amprius High-Density Batteries Go Aloft
Amprius makes high energy-density batteries that power drones and even aircraft from Airbus. The company is opening its first factory to help send electric aircraft aloft. ...
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Ferroelectric Semiconductor Demonstrates Reconfigurable Transistor
A team at the University of Michigan has demonstrated a reconfigurable transistor which uses a revolutionary new ferroelectric semiconductor material.
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Let's face it. Meetings are necessary evils. In addition, you might be required to take a Zoom call, attend another meeting, check Slack, and answer emails. Do you think ...
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High-speed circuit design is one of the most fundamental, yet challenging areas of electronics design. High-speed circuits are commonly used today, as standards like USB ...
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Study on Solder Joint Reliability of Fine Pitch CSP
In the future more fine pitch CSP components will be required. However, product reliability has been a big challenge with the fine pitch CSPs.
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With artificial intelligence advancing constantly in our modern world, it's no surprise that we're seeing it pop up in multiple industries, including the automotive industry ...
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What is the largest artery in the human body?
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What is the largest artery in the human body?
Answer: The aorta. It passes over the heart from the left ventricle and runs down in front of the backbone.