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Publication Date: 12/1/2010

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Fuel Cell Cars Shine in Shanghai

Shanghai, China — The recently closed 2010 Shanghai World EXPO, which ran from May 1 through Oct. 31, covered a vast area of 5km2 (1.3mi.2) — a lot of ground to cover on foot, so EXPO management provided a comprehensive people-moving system. Described as the largest world's fair ...
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Optimism Seen for Small Manufacturing Sector

Rockford, IL — A leading manufacturing sector economist sees "beginning stages for some optimism" in the small business community which, in turn, indicate "solid" economic news for many U.S. manufacturers in 2011.Read More
Converting Near-IR Single Photons

Gaithersburg, MD — Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated for the first time the conversion of near-infrared 1,300nm wavelength single photons emitted from a true quantum source, a semiconductor quantum dot, to a near-visible wavelength of 710nm. The ability ...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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