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Publication Date: 12/1/2011

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Dec '11: Chipping Away at Antimatter Mysteries

Gaithersburg, MD — While they're not quite ready to build a Warp Drive for interstellar space travel, a team of researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has just concluded a 10-year-long study of the fate of neutrons. They're still trying to discover why there   is "stuff" in the universe — more properly, why there is an imbalance between matter and antimatter — one of the long-standing mysteries of cosmology ...
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Thailand Floods Mean HDD Shortages

The impact of the October/November monsoon floods in Thailand on many high technology industries has been considerable. Perhaps none have been as hard hit as the HDD industry where major plants for Western Digital and Toshiba were flooded and many major HDD component suppliers were flooded as well ...Read More
TE & Juice Team Up to Deliver Smart Charging for Electric Vehicles

Troy, MI — TE Connectivity (TE) and Juice Technologies, doing business as "Plug Smart", have teamed up to provide smart Electric Vehicle (EV) charging solutions enabling customers to meter their EV's electricity consumption and to communicate data via an innovative smart charging cord and socket ...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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