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Saki: True 3D Makes the Difference
By Quintin Armstrong and Satoshi Otake, Saki Corporation
In today's litigious world, 3D automated X-ray inspection has become a necessity, especially in the automotive, medical, and aerospace industries. When boards are exposed to high heat, voids can result in explosions and electrical failures. Head-in-pillow and non-wetting solder joints ...
Global Warming Danger to Coastal Cities
Albuquerque, NM — In Norfolk, Virginia, an East Coast city that's home to the world's largest naval station and important seaports, catastrophic flooding could damage more than homes and roads. A new study from Sandia National Laboratories assesses how much the city, its region and the nation would ...
20-Layer PCB Made from Single CAD File
Bannockburn, IL — The electronics industry has never settled on a single approach for moving printed board design data to manufacturing. With the release of IPC-2581B,
Generic Requirements for Printed Board Assembly Products Manufacturing Description Data and Transfer Methodology
, design engineers ...
Asteelfash Moving Towards New Heights
NEUILLY-PLAISANCE, FRANCE -
, leading global Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) company, has had tremendous results in 2015, with its revenue strongly growing compared to 2014. The French-owned company is on the edge and investing resources in offering the most relevant footprint to its customers, along with new capabilities and cutting edge value added services.
U.S. Navy's Next-Gen Jammer to Lead 10-Year, $5 Billion Electronic Attack Market
NEWTOWN, CT - (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In its newly updated "The Market for Electronic Attack Systems" intelligence report, Forecast International projects that $5.1 billion (in FY16 U.S. dollars) will be spent on the production of major electronic attack (EA) programs from 2016 through 2025. The top contractors during this timeframe as they relate to this sampling of leading EA systems will be Raytheon, Harris, Northrop Grumman, and Thales.
LPKF: New Laser Solutions for Innovative Interconnects at Semicon West
TUALATIN, OR - LPKF Laser & Electronics has announced it will exhibit at Semicon West which will be held
July 12-14 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA
LPKF, a leading manufacturer of laser systems for electronics manufacturing, will showcase its new solutions across the semiconductor packaging spectrum in
Quantum Information Transfer: From Microwaves to Motion to Light
Gaithersburg, MD — When a long-awaited quantum information network finally arrives, in whatever form, it will incorporate two essential technologies: a method of generating and manipulating quantum bits (qubits); and a method of moving those qubits from one network node to another one far away without ...
New Ways to Make Glass-to-Metal Seals
Albuquerque, NM — Components housed in stainless steel for protection against extreme environments encountered in the aerospace and defense industries require paths for electricity to power and communicate with them. Those paths in turn need a reliable insulation seal to prevent contact with the metal case ...
PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Increases to 1.04
Bannockburn, IL — IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries
has released the January 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and orders slumped in January, but orders continued to outpace sales, bringing the book-to-bill ratio up to ...
Ice Sheet Modeling Using Supercomputers at Sandia
Livermore, CA — Computational models are making a significant contribution to understanding sea-level rise due to melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. If current climate trends continue, they will affect 21st Century sea-level rise. However, predicting the expected loss of ice sheet ...
New Concept for Rapid Gene Sequencing
Gaithersburg, MD — Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have simulated a new concept for rapid and accurate gene sequencing. By pulling a DNA molecule through a tiny, chemically-activated hole in graphene — an ultra-thin sheet of carbon atoms — the detected changes ...
Google Glass Taking Back Seat
Boston, MA — Smart glasses, once exemplified by the original Google Glass, are seeing a resurgence, but are now driven by enterprise rather than consumer applications. A study by Lux Research shows that other rivals are topping Google in deploying smart glasses that provide "augmented reality" solutions for ...
Here Comes Fusion Again
By Walter Salm
Ever since the first thermonuclear ("hydrogen") bombs were tested, there has been a determined effort to find a way to harness this form of energy to displace fossil fuels, creating nuclear fusion reactors as an energy source. The scramble is still on, but today's scientists devoted ...
Hydrogen Infrastructure to Get a Boost
Livermore, CA — Drivers are seeing more hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) on the road, but refueling stations for those vehicles are still few and far between. This is about to change, and one reason is a new testing device being validated at California refueling stations that will greatly accelerate ...
PCB Sales Growth Up But Slow
Bannockburn, IL — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries
has released the November findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Slow sales growth continued in November and bookings bounced back, but the book-to-bill ratio slipped below parity to ...
Safer Radar to Protect Next Gen Warships
By David Rizzo
The military uses radar for many purposes, including guiding missiles to targets, directing the firing of weapon systems, and providing long-distance surveillance and navigation information. However, for the next generation of systems currently in development, the most critical requirement ...
Big Data Regional Hub coming to Georgia Tech and UNC
Atlanta, GA and Chapel Hill, NC — The Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina's Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) will co-direct a new, national effort to develop a Big Data Regional Innovation Hub serving 16 Southern states and the District of Columbia.
No. American PCB Sales Continue to Grow
Bannockburn, IL — Sales growth continued in September and the book-to-bill ratio fell back to a more normal but still positive 1.05 according to IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries
. The positive growth was indicated by the September findings from IPC's monthly North American Printed Circuit ...
Fuel Cell Power: Coming to a Showroom Near You
By Walter Salm
Sacramento, CA — It's happening right now — fuel cell cars are being offered for sale by Toyota in California. Prices for fuel cell stacks have been dropping with almost predictable regularity, and the new Toyota Mirai can be purchased for just $58,325 or leased for $499 a month ...
3D Printer Makes Satellite Thrusters
Hanau, Germany — Temperatures of over 1250°C, more than 600 ignitions with no signs of wear or fatigue; this is all in a day's work for the highly complex thruster units in a satellite's propulsion systems. But the thruster that recently passed a hot-fire test at the Airbus Defence & Space facility ...
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