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Feb 27, 2017
Mobile World Seeks to Reinvent Itself
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Seeking to escape a cycle of falling prices and tight regulation, big telecom operators from Vimpelcom to Telefonica are set to reinvent themselves as internet players to escape the industry's straight-jacket of low growth. Next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will feature phone companies in various stages of acceptance that the industry's predictable, decades-old ...
Reuters
Google's digital assistant comes to new Android phones
Alphabet Inc's Google announced that it will bring its digital assistant to smartphones running the latest versions of its Android operating system, vastly expanding ...
Reuters
iPad supply chain makers likely to report disappointing 1Q17 sales
First-quarter 2017 results of Taiwan-based makers in the iPad supply chain, notably touch panel makers TPK Holding and General Interface Solution (GIS), are hanging ...
Digitimes
Alphabet's self-driving car unit sues Uber with trade theft charge
Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit sued Uber Technologies and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto on Thursday over allegations of theft of its confidential ...
Reuters
IDC Releases 2017 Global Security Product & Service Predictions
By 2021, 50% of online transactions will use biometric authentication, and by 2018, 70% of enterprise cybersecurity environments will use cognitive/AI technologies ...
IDC
As thin as an atom: A revolutionary semiconductor for electronics
A two-dimensional material developed by Bayreuth physicist Prof. Dr. Axel Enders together with international partners could revolutionize electronics. A two-dimensional ...
Science Daily
The new BlackBerry has a physical keyboard and will arrive in April
The KEYone is the first new BlackBerry since TCL licensed the brand. The new BlackBerry KEYone smartphone, unveiled Saturday, is the first smartphone to carry ...
PC World
You Have to Bring More to the Table Than Your Bright Idea
Over the years I have met a number of people who claim, accurately or inaccurately, to have been cheated out of their idea by an unscrupulous entrepreneur. This isn't ...
Entrepreneur
Focusing on Core Competency
A startup can shave 12 months or more off the development cycle by outsourcing non-essential elements of product design. I'm hearing from different sources ...
EE Times
Automated Program Synthesis
Researchers are using a model of programming "automated program synthesis," computers generate pieces of code based on a user's intent.
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
Build Habits That Change With You And Your Goals
Maximize the great habits you formed from The Goal Standard Challenge. Congrats! You've completed The Goal Standard Challenge! It was a tough five-weeks and ...
Entrepreneur
Reliability Impact of Partial Pad Craters
PCB pad craters are associated with single overstress events that cause immediate failure. This examines the effects of partial pad craters on reliability.
Circuit Insight - Analysis Lab
Alexa, Rivals Speak to OEMs
New silicon and services are on the way to expand the emerging field of ambient computing Amazon pioneered with Alexa. New options may arrive this year from Google ...
EE Times
How to Make Good Habits Stick
As the late Stephen Covey taught in his runaway bestseller, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, cultivating good habits is essential to an entrepreneur's success ...
Entrepreneur
Assembly and Reliability Investigation of PoP
This paper discusses the results of independent experiments to address aspects of successful Package on Package integration.
Circuit Insight - Materials Tech
Real-World Industrial IoT Finally Takes Shape
The Internet of Things (IoT) has long had consumers excited as they consider how their refrigerator might send messages to the grocery store or explore the wide variety ...
EBN
Open Source: Not Pragmatic After All?
Does the fate of open-source consumer office apps have something to teach us about the long-term reliability of open source?. I was pretty shocked when I heard, a ...
EE Times
Paying with Your Face
Face-detecting systems in China now authorize payments, provide access to facilities, and track down criminals. Will other countries follow? Shortly after walking through ...
MIT Technology Review
Press Releases
Alpha to Introduce Several New Product Technologies at Productronica China
New Bosch microscanner BML050 for interactive laser projection
ViTrox & Aegis Software Announce New Programming Interface
Fibox wins with a Knock Out!
IPC Bestows Debbie Wade, Advanced Rework Tech, with IPC President's Award
EOS/ESD Association, Inc. Tutorials, Vietnam
YAMAHA Wins NPI New Product Award at APEX for Revolutionary Z:TA-R / YSM40R
Safety in focus: infrared LED for iris scanners protects against intruders
         
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Test Your Knowledge
Who is known as The Father of Geometry?
See answer below.
Ask the Experts
Fastening Surface Mounted Connectors Before or After Refow?
Is there an IPC guideline for attachment of SMT or PTH connectors that are hardware mounted? Do you tighten / torque hardware before soldering, or solder then tighten hardware? Could not find guidance ...
Responses by:
Mike Green, Design Engineering, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Leo Lambert, Vice President, Technical Director, EPTAC Corporation
Terry Jeglum, President/CEO, Electronic Technology Corporation
Fritz Byle, Process Engineer, Astronautics
Rodney Miller, Capital Equipment Operations Manager, Specialty Coating Systems
Garry McGuire, Sr. Engineer, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Kris Roberson, Manager of Assembly Technology, IPC

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Quote of the Day
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Jim Ryun
What Year Was It?
New Orleanians Take to the Streets for Mardi Gras
New Orleanians Take to the Streets for Mardi Gras
A group of masked and costumed students dance through the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, marking the beginning of the city's famous Mardi Gras celebrations.
The day was Feb 27. What year was it?
Calendar
Mar 7, 2017: SMTA Dallas Expo & Tech Forum
Mar 9, 2017: Houston Expo & Tech Forum
Mar 23, 2017: Free Webinar - Why Clean PCBs
Mar 27, 2017: 2017 EOS/ESD Manufacturing Symposium in Singapore
Mar 28, 2017: Southeast Asia Technical on Electronics Assembly
Mar 29, 2017: SMTA Boise Expo & Tech Forum
Cartoon of the Day
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"No, I don't think you're crazy. Like most of us, you're just a victim of bad programming."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Test Your Knowledge Answer
Who is known as The Father of Geometry?
Answer: Euclid of Alexandria is called the Father of Geometry. He received his education at Plato's Academy in Greece and moved to Egypt to teach. He taught during the reign of Ptolemy I Soter, the first Macedonian ruler.