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Publication Date: 07/1/2010

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Quantum Computing Gets Closer

Despite a steady improvement in the speed of conventional computers during the last few decades, certain types of problems remain computationally difficult to solve. Quantum computers hold the promise of offering a new route to solving some of these problems, such as breaking encryptions ...
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IPC Updates Power Conversion Standard

Bannockburn, IL — IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has released the "A" revision of IPC-9592, Requirements for Power Conversion Devices for the Computer and Telecommunications Industries. First released in 2008, IPC-9592 sets the requirements for power conversion devices (PCDs) in the ...Read More
Enough Lithium for Everybody

The astonishing news that Afghanistan appears to have enormous stores of valuable minerals — especially lithium — has taken the scientific community by surprise.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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