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VOLUME -23 NUMBER 7
Publication Date: 07/1/2008
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Quantum Logic Clock Most Accurate Yet

Gaithersburg, MD — An atomic clock that uses an aluminum atom to apply the logic of computers to the peculiarities of the quantum world now rivals the world's most accurate clock, based on a single mercury atom. Both clocks are at least 10 times more accurate than the current U.S. time standard. The measurements, described in a new paper, were made in a yearlong comparison of the two next-generation clocks, both designed and built at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).


Ericsson, STMicroelectronics form joint venture
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Swedish wireless equipment maker LM Ericsson AB and Swiss chip-maker STMicroelectronics NV unveiled plans Wednesday to create a 50-50 joint venture that will make a key component known as chipsets for mobile phones.



 
 
Industry Veteran Lung Chu Named President of SEMI China
SAN JOSE, CA - SEMI today announced the appointment of Lung Chu as president of SEMI China effective September 1, 2016. With the recent broadening ambitions for China’s indigenous semiconductor supply chain, Lung Chu joins SEMI at a critical inflection in the China market. Chu will be instrumental in evolving and repositioning SEMI’s programs, committees, products and services in China to deliver the highest member value in the rapidly changing China semiconductor ecosystem.

IPC Releases Annual Electronics Assembly Industry Quality Benchmark Study
BANNOCKBURN, IL - IPC's Study of Quality Benchmarks for Electronics Assembly 2016 is now available. The annual study provides valuable benchmarking data to electronics assembly companies interested in comparing quality measurements to industry averages.

The quality control measurements covered by the study include first-pass yields for various test methods in use as well as the percent of products subjected to these tests.

Alpha to Feature Material Set Combinations for Greatest Reliability at SMTA Guadalajara Expo
SOMERSET, NJ - Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, will feature material set combinations to include paste, tacky flux, cored wire and wave soldering flux that are tested with one another to achieve greater reliability at the SMTA Guadalajara Expo to be held October 5th-6th in Guadalajara, Jal. MÉXICO.

Indium Corporation Experts to Present at IEMT–EMAP 2016
CLINTON, NY - Indium Corporation experts will deliver several technical presentations at the 37th International Electronics Manufacturing Technology and 18th Electronics Material & Packaging Conference (IEMT-EMAP 2016), Sept. 20-22, in Penang, Malaysia.

Andy C. Mackie, PhD, MSc, Senior Product Manager for Semiconductor and Advanced Assembly Materials, will deliver the keynote address, The Future of Power Device Packaging: Materials and Assembly Processes.

 
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