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Publication Date: 06/1/2011

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Safely Testing Plutonium at Sandia

Albuquerque, NM — Researchers from Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories have completed their second experiment in the past six months at Sandia's "Z" machine to explore the properties of plutonium materials under extreme pressures and temperatures — according to the National Nuclear Security ...
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NIST's New Gas Detector Chirps Before Sniffing

Gaithersburg, MD — Trace gas detection, the ability to detect a scant quantity of a particular molecule — a whiff of formaldehyde or a hint of acetone — in a vast sea of others, underlies many important applications, from medical tests to air pollution detectors to bomb sniffers. Now, a sensor that was recently ...Read More
33% of PCBs for US Military Made Offshore

Bannockburn, IL — In an absolutely shocking revelation, the IPC has disclosed that fully one-third of PC boards used by our military are manufactured outside North America. This practice flies in the face of ordinary security prudence, not to mention the lost domestic manufacturing business.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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