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Publication Date: 10/1/2011

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October '11: Giant Radiation Generators Mark Major Milestones

Albuquerque, NM — Two remarkable pulsed-power machines used to test the nation's defenses against atomic weapons have surpassed milestones at Sandia National Laboratories: 4,000 firings, called "shots," on the Saturn accelerator and 9,000 shots on the HERMES III accelerator.
 Saturn — originally projected to last 5 to 10 years — began operating in 1987. Its major function has been to ...
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Graphene Overtaking Carbon Nanotubes

Cambridge, MA — Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) have not yet met commercial expectations from a decade ago, and now hot on their heels is graphene. Graphene is considered a hot candidate for applications such as computers, displays, photovoltaics, and flexible electronics. IDTechEx market forecasts indicate ...Read More
North American PCB Industry Forecasts Growth

Bannockburn, IL — While the volume of North American PCB production remains flat, sales of PCBs by North American manufacturers returned to strong growth in 2010. Sales of rigid PCBs were up 18 percent and sales of flexible circuits grew 16 percent in 2010. These are among the trends explored in 2010-2011 ... 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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