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Higher Performance Connectors Meet Stressful Applications


Rapidly changing demands and designs in product performance and electrical integrity are having effects on electronic connector systems. Connector requirements and designs are changing with smaller and more portable electronics designs in aerospace, defense, and other stress-filled ...

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OLED Switches Dominate in Electronic Device Design: Why and When to Use them


Display technology has become a battleground for top-of-the-line devices. From flat-screen televisions to handheld gaming systems, major manufacturers have debated the merits of

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Phosphors Expand the Addressable Market for LEDs


Phosphors are critical to the future of light-emitting-diode (LED) applications since they can impact LED lighting quality in very fundamental ways. Phosphors can support wide ranges of color lighting. In addition to combining blue LEDs with yellow phosphors to create green shades ...

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Shrinking MEMS Devices Continue to Find New Markets


Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) technology at times is a solution in search of a problem. But this unique design approach has shown benefits as part of components serving applications as far and wide as audio to optical components and MEMS components and modules continue to establish ...

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Thick-Film and Thin-Film Resistors — Which Is Better?


Georg Simon Ohm, began experimenting with the new electrochemical cell (battery) invented by Alessandro Volta in the 1820s. Ohm discovered direct proportionality between the voltage applied across a conductor and the resulting electric current, in a relationship (voltage = current ...

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Crimp Force Monitoring — The Recipe For Success


Reliable wiring harnesses require proven assembly techniques, including proper crimping force. One of the tools that can help ensure effective wire crimps is the crimp force monitor (CFM), although many engineers and operators may have access to CFMs and may not be using them properly ...

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Efficient Fans Drive Cost-Effective Thermal Management in Enclosures and Cabinets


Electronic enclosures and cabinet systems continue to pack more power into smaller volumes, resulting in higher thermal loads per cubic foot. Thermal management for such systems can be challenging, requiring smaller and more efficient air-moving devices to disperse heat. AC or DC fans ...

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Germanium Not Phosphorus for Nickel-Doped, Lead-Free Solders


Removing lead from solder has raised the importance of micro-alloying elements and other chemical agents and compounds in modern electronic circuits. The large-scale changeover of the electronics industry to producing printed-circuit boards (PCBs) with lead-free solder has placed a ...

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Novel Guide Rails Aid Aircraft Noise Research


Aircraft noise is a major concern of students in the University of California at Irvine's Aeroacoustic Laboratory. Students within UCI's Aeroacoustic Laboratory recently worked with DryLin® T Profile Rail rail guides donated by plastics innovator igus®, Inc. as part of The Geared ...

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Pointing a Finger at Touch Screen Displays


Touch panel displays are an important part of many of today's electronic products. They provide a control interface for a wide range of electronic devices, as well as operating information for users in such products as portable computers and cellular telephones. Of course, as touch ...

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Select an Economical Cleaning Technology


Choosing a new cleaning process can be a challenge for any production engineer. Any new cleaning process is expected to be fast, safe, sustainable, versatile, and affordable, and to clean more with less. Industry regulators are constantly imposing new air-quality rules, new shipping ...

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Watch Out, 450mm Wafers Are Coming


Silicon is a key component in semiconductor manufacturing, and the diameters of silicon wafers have grown steadily over the years to keep pace with customer demands for higher volumes of devices at lower prices. Production equipment is available for wafers as large as 300mm diameter ...

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Alumina-Based Resistors Aid Medical Applications

Medical electronic equipment, such as the defibrillator, depends on surge resistors for protection and reliable operation. In fact, many industries rely on such resistors, but in medical applications these components can spell a matter of life or death. Medical equipment manufacturers have used a variety ...

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Build HDI Structures With Thin Films and Low-Temperature Sintering Paste


Growing demands for increased circuit functionality continue to drive the need for improved printed-circuit-board (PCB) fabrication capabilities. As packaged and chip electronic devices grow in complexity, so too do the circuit boards on which they are mounted. PCB fabrication must improve ...

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How DNA Marking Helps DLA Fight Counterfeiting


Counterfeit electronics in the supply chain has become a major concern for the United States Department of Defense (DoD), in particular for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) charged with procuring electronic components, devices, and materials for US military applications. An investigation ...

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Identify Imitations To Avoid Counterfeit Parts


Counterfeit merchandise is a growing, global problem across almost all industries. The broad range of counterfeit parts and products indicates that counterfeiters are increasingly targeting markets for luxury items and consumer goods. Counterfeiting costs Americans billions of dollars a ...

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Is This the Right Way to Eliminate Counterfeits?


In an effort to stop or at least minimize the threat of counterfeit parts making their way into our military hardware, the DLA (Defense Logistics Agency) has mandated the use of DNA markings on approved products. The trouble is, original component manufacturers usually produce their semiconductors ...

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Production in China Still Provides Great Benefits


China has been an important manufacturing location for this company, with an office in China since 1989. It is an active part of the world and a location that has an important role for many businesses, but working with China can change almost every day. Keeping up with those changes is ...

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Trojan Horse Partnerships Are Key to Success in Printed Electronics

Boston, MA — The traditional electronics partnership model of suppliers soliciting and meeting specs from brand owners and end users breaks down in emerging electronics applications like printed, flexible, and organic electronics (PFOE). Instead, material suppliers and manufacturers need to use new relationships ...
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Screening Counterfeits with AXI


Counterfeit parts come in many colors. The electronics supply chain has been infiltrated with unfit, substandard, misrepresented, and parts intentionally counterfeited — predominately from China. What's worse, these components have made their way into electronic assemblies manufactured ...
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