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Publication Date: 02/1/2010

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Micro-Size Si PVs Developed at Sandia

Albuquerque, NM — Almost microscopic in size, tiny photovoltaic cells have been developed by Sandia National Laboratories scientists and may well revolutionize the solar cell industry. The tiny glitter-sized photovoltaics could turn a person into a walking solar battery charger if they were fastened ...
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NIST Demos Programmable Quantum Processor

Gaithersburg, MD — Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the first "universal" programmable quantum information processor able to run any program allowed by quantum mechanics — the rules governing the submicroscopic world — using two quantum bits (qubits ...Read More
German Fuel Cells Charge RV Batteries

Brunnthal, Germany and Middlebury, IN — Fuel cells may be coming to your recreational vehicle soon. Fuel cell battery backup was demonstrated by US RV maker Jayco at the recent 47th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, KY, using a fuel cell from German manufacturer SFC Smart Fuel Cell.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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