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Publication Date: 02/1/2008

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Innovations Reap Huge Savings for Semiconductors

Gaithersburg, MD — A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) shows that investment in measurement science has and will continue to have a dramatic effect on innovation, productivity, growth and competitiveness in and among high technology sectors. The report, "Economic
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MEMS Heart of New Military Ordnance

Atlanta, GA — MEMS technology is playing an important role in developing tomorrow's military ordnance. Tiny copper structures with pores at both the nanometer and micron size scales could play a key role in the next generation of detonators used to improve the reliability, reduce the size and lower ...
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Importers Share Responsibility for Unsafe Products

Milwaukee, WI — Tainted pet food. Lead paint on toys. While Chinese product recalls have dominated recent headlines, much of the responsibility for these quality problems lies with inadequate oversight by U.S. importers, say product experts in the latest quarterly report 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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