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Publication Date: 08/1/2010

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Zero Gravity Aids Workers, Wins Awards

Los Angeles, CA — We've all heard about zero gravity; the very phrase conjures up visions of astronauts floating while in orbit, or possibly a magician's assistant floating above a table on stage, or perhaps a high-speed monorail using Mag Lev technology to keep from touching the rail. It is certainly not an everyday occurrence, or at least it wasn't, until Equipois came along, but now perhaps it can be. The company has come up with a zero-G tool support  ...
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Severe Shortages for Key Components

El Segundo, CA — Various key commodity electronic components now are in a state of critically short supply, causing prices to rise and delaying deliveries of parts to customers to a worrying degree, according to iSuppli Corp.Read More
RFID Forecasts: Continuous Growth

Cambridge, UK — RFID usage has grown considerably, seemingly independently of economic ups and downs. In 2010 IDTechEx finds that the value of the entire RFID market will be $5.63 billion, up from $5.03 billion in 2009. This includes tags, readers and Read More

SEMICON Europa Opens Tomorrow in Grenoble, France
GRENOBLE, FRANCE - SEMICON Europa will open its doors tomorrow, showcasing the latest product, tools, and technologies for advanced microelectronics manufacturing. Co-located with the IoT Planet exhibition at the Alpexpo in Grenoble, France, SEMICON Europa features more than 400 international exhibitors representing all segments and sectors of the semiconductor supply chain. SEMICON Europa 2016 will run from 25-27 October.

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.

Session 4 of IPC & SMTA's Conference to Focus on Ultra-Thin or Nanocoatings
ROSEMONT, IL - Industry-leading associations IPC and SMTA jointly announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled to take place October 25-27, 2016 at Hyatt Rosemont, Rosemont, Illinois. The conference is focused on best practices for designing, cleaning and coating highly dense electronic assemblies to assure reliability in today’s mobile society.

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