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January 21, 2022
Obsolescence Throws Another Curve Ball in the Supply Chain
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When the supply chain is squeezed, how do you find parts that are already elusive? Picture this: You are an electronics OEM working in defense/aerospace, medical, telecom, or the industrial controls sectors -- where a large part of your bill of materials (BOM) consists of mature devices. In your world, manufacturers' product discontinuance notices (PDNs) come out regularly and the hunt for obsolete ...
EPS News
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VIEWPOINT 2022: Milan Shah, Founder and CEO, Royal Circuit Solutions
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There are circuit boards inside almost every product: toothbrushes, automobiles, televisions, etc. Right now, there are probably a dozen circuit boards within arm's reach. The companies that make these products didn't stop production during the recent component shortage. Instead, the good ones redesigned ...
Royal Circuit Solutions
Evaluating and Qualifying Candidate Selective Soldering Systems
A wide range of selective soldering systems are available on the market. This paper reviews practical methods for evaluating and qualifying candidate systems.
Technical Paper
VIEWPOINT 2022: Paul Wells, CEO, sureCore
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2021 has been a great year for sureCore -- we've seen a heightened interest in our low power embedded memory technology across a wide spectrum of applications including medical, consumer, high performance computing and augmented reality. Our central message of the criticality of addressing the power consumed ...
sureCore
>3.0 µins Gold Now Achievable, Without Nickel Corrosion
Impact of high peak reflow temperature on flux removal of high Pb solder paste
Critical Considerations for Electronic Component Tin Whisker Mitigation
The Effects of Long-Term Storage on Solderability of Components
The Rise of Augmented AI Component Counting and Managing
E-Motor PEEK Wire Insulation & Epoxy Secondary Insulation
Evaluating and Qualifying Candidate Selective Soldering Systems
Tombstone Troubleshooting When Soldering PCB's
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AI expands HBM footprint
High bandwidth memory (HBM) is becoming more mainstream. With the latest iteration's specifications approved, vendors in the ecosystem are gearing to make sure ...
EE Times
China continues to dominate lithium battery supply chain
China continues to dominate the global lithium battery supply chain, but the US could slowly develop into its competitor in the coming years, according to industry observers. ...
Digitimes
Factory Fires Lead 88% Increase in Supply Chain Disruptions
The supply chain has suffered an unprecedented series of disruptions during the past two years and many are easy to identify: Covid-19 related factory closures; the ...
EPS News
Taiwan compound semi output value increases 26% in 2021
Taiwan's compound semiconductor output value grew about 26% on year to NT$83.5 billion (US$3 billion) in 2021, according to statistics compiled by the Photonics ...
Digitimes
What You Need to Know About the FAA 5G Kerfuffle
AT&T and Verizon finally fired up vital components of their 5G networks in the United States on Wednesday. Mostly. The two companies had already agreed twice to ...
IEEE Spectrum
Should Apertures be Home Plate or Inverted Home Plate?
Should stencil the aperture be home plate or inverted home plate? You know the performance difference between the two types. Which one is better? Jim Hall and Phil Zarrow ...
Circuit Insight - Board Talk
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Industry watch: A new model of talent-driven industrial development
Former president of Industrial Technology Research Institute Chin-Tay Shih pointed out in a recent forum organized by Li Kwoh-ting Foundation that top US companies often ...
Digitimes
For Better AR Cameras, Swap Plastic Lenses for Silicon Chips
This week, startup Metalenz announced that it has created a silicon chip that, paired with an image sensor, can distinguish objects by the way they polarize light. The company ...
IEEE Spectrum
Surface Treatment Enabling Low Temperature Soldering to Aluminum
An increasingly popular method to meet the need for lower cost circuitry is the use of aluminum on Polyester (Al-PET) substrates.
Circuit Insight - Production Floor
Italy has quietly become one of Big Tech's most prolific antagonists
When Italy's competition regulator slapped a hefty fine of 1.13 billion euros ($1.28 billion) on Amazon last month, it was just the latest salvo in a string of moves against ...
CNBC
Let's Hear It For Split Processing!
When you watch a movie, consider this: Cinematic audio has been specially mixed so you're able to focus on what's important. For example, when Hollywood sound ...
EE Times
China is still 'three or four generations' away from developing latest semiconductor tech, IDC says
Even as China spends billions to build up its domestic semiconductor sector, it is still some time away from achieving the capabilities needed to produce cutting edge chips ...
CNBC
A First: An AI System Has Been Named An Inventor
The South African patent office made history in July when it issued a patent that listed an artificial intelligence system as the inventor. The patent is for a food container ...
IEEE Spectrum
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Jan 23, 2022: SPIE AR | VR | MR conference
Jan 25, 2022: IPC APEX EXPO
Feb 15, 2022: Wafer-Level Packaging Symposium
Feb 15, 2022: 2022 WHMA 29th Annual Wire Harness Conference
Feb 17, 2022: Additive Electronics TechXchange
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Zuken USA, Inc.
Zuken works with leading global companies to optimize their electrical and electronic engineering design processes, ...
Fujipoly America, Corp
Fuji Polymer Industries was established by a joint capital venture between Dow Corning and Chugai ...
ACL Staticide Inc
For more than 50 years, ACL, Inc. has been a trusted supplier to electronics manufacturers ...
Pickering Interfaces
Pickering can help you design, deploy and sustain your automated test system. Enhance your engineering ...
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Test Your Knowledge
What glass-cleaning device did Mary Anderson invent in 1902?
See answer below.
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Insufficient Plated Hole Fill with Electrolytic Capacitors
We are having problems achieving the minimum hole of 75% on electrolytic capacitors using our wave soldering. What do you suggest?
Responses by:
Richard D. Stadem
Advanced Engineer/Scientist, General Dynamics
Paul J. Koep
Global Product Manager, Alpha
Greg York
Technical Sales Manager, BLT Circuit Services Ltd
Rodney Miller
Capital Equipment Operations Manager, Specialty Coating Systems
Leo Lambert
Vice President, Technical Director, EPTAC Corporation
Peter Biocca
Senior Market Development Engineer, Kester
Fritz Byle
Process Engineer, Astronautics
Subrat Prajapati
Supplier Quality Leader, Ge Healthcare
Lee Levine
President, Consultant, Process Solutions Consulting Inc.
Terry Munson
President/Senior Technical Consultant, Foresite
Gerard O'Brien
President, S T and S Testing and Analysis
Kris Roberson
Manager of Assembly Technology, IPC
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Competing Reflow Oven Zones
Dross Particles Sticking to PCBs
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STMicroelectronics Brings Ease and Flexibility to USB Power Delivery
Featuring a synchronous topology for optimum efficiency, the STMicroelectronics STPD01 DC/DC buck converter is digitally programmable for USB Power ...
STMicroelectronics
Improved Image Quality, Resolution for all ZEISS Laser Scanning Microscopes
ZEISS introduces two new software functionalities: With ZEISS LSM Plus and ZEISS Airyscan Joint Deconvolution, users achieve better results in confocal  ...
ZEISS
Anders Tell Us About i.MX 8 Security
The IoT is no longer a novelty and is now the basic enabler for smart living and backbone for enterprise digital transformation. Keeping hackers out is a priority and the ...
Anders
Silicon Designs Announces Market Launch of MEMS Inertial Accelerometers
Silicon Designs, Inc. announced the global market launch of the Model 1527 Series, a family of miniature, radiation-tested, tactical-grade MEMS inertial accelerometers ...
Silicon Designs, Inc.
Mycronic receives order for an SLX mask writer
Mycronic AB (publ) has received an order for an SLX mask writer from an existing customer in Asia. The order value is in the range of USD 4-6 million. Delivery of the ...
Mycronic AB
Saelig Introduces Boonton SGX1000 18GHz RF Signal Generator Series
Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the Boonton SGX1000 RF Signal Generators - a new series of instruments that combine high performance RF signal generation ...
Saelig Co. Inc.
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Quote of the Day
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
Arthur C. Clarke
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What Year Was It?
President Carter Pardons Draft Dodgers
What Year
U.S. President Jimmy Carter grants an unconditional pardon to hundreds of thousands of men who evaded the draft during the Vietnam War.
The day was Jan 21. What year was it?
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Cartoon of the Day
Cartoon
"A cubicle with a periscope is the same as an office with a window... let's not nitpick."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What glass-cleaning device did Mary Anderson invent in 1902?
Answer: The windshield wiper
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