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Publication Date: 07/1/2007

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Transparent Transistors Herald New Displays, E-Paper

West Lafayette, IN — Researchers at Purdue University have used nanotechnology to create transparent transistors and circuits, a step that promises a broad range of applications, from e-paper and flexible color screens for consumer electronics to "smart cards" and "heads-up" displays ...
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Quantum Key System Combines Speed & Distance

Gaithersburg, MD — Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built a prototype high-speed quantum key distribution (QKD) system, based on a new detector system that achieves dramatically lower noise levels than similar systems. The new system, they say, can perform a theoretically ...Read More
Book-to-Bill at Parity

Bannockburn, IL — Domestic rigid PCB shipments for the month of April are down 12.8 percent and bookings are down 11.8 percent from April 2006, according th\o figures released by the IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries®. Year to date, rigid PCB shipments are down 9.9 percent and bookings are ...Read More

SMTA “Members of Distinction” Award Winners Announced
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - During the 2016 Annual Meeting at SMTA International, the SMTA honored members who have shown exceptional service to the association and the electronics assembly industry.

The FOUNDER'S AWARD honoring members who have made exceptional contributions to the industry as well as support and service to the SMTA, was presented to Gary Tanel, McDonald Technologies. SMTA and the electronics industry have benefited immensely from Gary’s ardent support and leadership over the years.

World PCB Production in 2015 Estimated at $58.6 Billion
BANNOCKBURN, IL - The world market for printed circuit boards (PCBs) reached an estimated $58.6 billion in value in 2015 according to IPC’s  World PCB Production Report for the Year 2015. This represents a nominal decrease of 2.7 percent from 2014, but factoring out the effects of exchange rate fluctuations, the growth of PCB output was actually up 2.0 percent in real terms.

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