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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

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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