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Jan 19, 2017
Foxconn Plans New Facility Next to Apple's in Shenzhen
Key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, or Foxconn Technology Group, is planning to build a new facility next to Apple's upcoming research and development center in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, according to two people familiar with the matter. "Foxconn aims to better help Apple create prototypes of new products in this new campus." Another source says that Foxconn ...
Nikkei Asian Review
VIEWPOINT 2017: David Raby, President/CEO, STI Electronics
STI Electronics will celebrate our 35th year in business in 2017 by doing what we've done for the previous 34 years which is to offer the highest quality manufacturing, training, and our service to customers. STI's world renowned training will continue to grow as we offer new programs to new standards as well as ...
STI Electronics
India to consider Apple request for investment incentives with 'open mind'
India will consider Apple's request for incentives to invest in the country with an "open mind", Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters. "We ...
Samsung chief staves off arrest, prosecutor keeps chasing
A South Korean court dismissed an arrest warrant against the head of Samsung Group, the country's largest conglomerate, amid a graft scandal that has led to the ...
Internet of Things Innovations Enhance Supply Chain Management in 2017
Much excitement exists around the Internet of Things (IoT) and the coming impact on supply chain. One recent estimate predicted that by 2020 the industry will ...
Is Net Neutrality Good or Bad for Innovation?
The Trump administration is just days away from taking the reins in Washington, D.C. and many technologists are wondering what its arrival will mean for net ...
IEEE Spectrum
Next Generation PoP Pastes
This paper highlights some of the differences between traditional solder pastes and PoP solder pastes.
Circuit Insight - Materials Tech
Apple reportedly planning 3 new tablets for 2017
Apple reportedly is planning three new tablets for 2017, a 9.7-inch iPad with a friendly price range, a 10.5-inch iPad, and an upgraded 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The products ...
The Science of Innovation: How to Imagine the Unimaginable
Why can certain companies see things that others can't, and what gives them the fortitude to invest in the seemingly impossible? Here are three brain-based ...
The Brave New World of Human Enhancement
As information technology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology converge, our lives are being reshaped in ways that challenge our abilities as humans to even ...
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
The Tiny Robots Revolutionizing Eye Surgery
Last September, Robert MacLaren, an ophthalmologist and professor at Oxford University, plunged a tiny robotic arm into Father William Beaver's eye. A membrane had ...
MIT Technology Review
Head-On-Pillow Defect - A Pain in the Neck
The head on pillow defect is becoming more common. This paper describes an occurrence for an OEM and explains how it was dealt with.
Circuit Insight - Analysis Lab
Identity-based security and the cloud
Our library of 1700 research reports is available only to our subscribers. We occasionally release ones for our larger audience to benefit from. This is one such ...
DoD Policy Takes Aim at Counterfeit Electronics
In the military sector, counterfeit microelectronics components have the potential to put lives in danger. With that in mind, the Department of Defense (DoD) is ...
The Unconventional Truth Is You Are Enough
The questions you ask yourself about whether you are enough are what's holding you back from success. As an entrepreneur or a career man or woman, we're ...
What Autonomous Driving Implies in 2017
System aware development, industrial application and beyond autonomous, are a few perspectives on 2017 and autonomous driving implications. As we enter 2017, the ...
EE Times
Inside the Mind of a Hacker
Writing about security is kind of like writing about insurance. As a responsible adult, you know it's something you should do every now then, but deep down, you're ...
Press Releases
ZESTRON Introduces New PCB and Power Electronics Defluxing Agent
Scienscope Growth Leads to New Representative in India
Circuit Check,ASSET InterTech collaborate on boundary-scan test solutions
Ersa to Show Rework and Soldering Equipment at SMTA Rocky Mountain Expo
TechSearch International Analysis Predicts Growth for Fan-in and FO-WLP
Schleuniger Introduces New Uni-S Crimping Applicators
IBL to Introduce New Premium Vacuum Vapor Phase Soldering Systems
Libra Industries Supports the Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium
Cirexx Installs Record Third Cobra Laser
STI Electronics Selected for a Best Paper Award at SMTA International
PDR Americas Can Help with New IPC 7711-21 Rev C 17
Microtronic GmbH Signs on Vector Quality Group as Its Newest Representative
Innovations in Optics, Inc. joins Texas Instruments Design Network
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What three South American countries does the equator cross?
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Package-on-Package Rework
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Jan 19, 2017: Rocky Mountain Expo & Tech Forum
Jan 30, 2017: Failure and Yield Analysis Short Course (Portland, OR)
Jan 31, 2017: DesignCon
Feb 6, 2017: Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium
Feb 6, 2017: Advanced CMOS/FinFET Fabrication Short Course
Feb 7, 2017: MD&M West
Feb 7, 2017: Semiconductor Statistics Short Course (Portland, OR)
Feb 7, 2017: ATX West
Feb 7, 2017: Electronics West
Feb 11, 2017: IPC APEX EXPO 2017
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What three South American countries does the equator cross?
Answer: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador