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Component Prices Continue to Rise so Prepare Now
TThe electronic component shortage is likely to get worse before it gets better. As a result, electronics prices are on track to rise this year – and it may not be until late 2023 before prices begin to fall. Electronics manufacturers can prepare now to manage upcoming electronics price increases, continuing shortages and longer-than-average lead times on important electronic components and raw materials. ...
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IPC announced today the May 2022 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.03. Total North American ...
Bipolar transistors made from organic materials for the first time
Scientists in Germany claim to have developed bipolar transistors from organic materials, opening a path for flexible and transparent electronics. The study, led by Shu-Jen ...
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One year ago, we wrote about some "high-tech" warehouse robots from Amazon that appeared to be anything but. It was confusing, honestly, to see not just hardware ...
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Engineers in Sydney have demonstrated a quantum integrated circuit made up of just a few atoms. By precisely controlling the quantum states of the atoms, the new ...
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NASA and the Department of Energy have selected three companies to design concepts for a fission surface power system to provide nuclear power on the Moon. The ...
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Questions About Handling Solder Paste
We use lead-free solder and store it at a temperature of 4 to 5 degrees Celsius. What is the best practice for prepping this stored paste before use? Phil Zarrow and Jim Hall ...
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In a nutshell: 5G is the fastest growing mobile communications technology ever, and the build-out is only expected to accelerate in the coming years. In its June 2022 ...
Via Filling: Challenges in the Plating Process
This paper describes the function and principles behind BMV filling processes together with methods for non destructive testing of the filled structures.
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Weak Consumer But Good Commercial Demand Produced a Flat Performance for PC Monitors in Q1 2022, according to IDC
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Which two countries are connected by the Simplon Pass?
Answer: Switzerland and Italy