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Publication Date: 04/1/2012

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Sandia: Working on the Bionic Man

Albuquerque, NM — Sandia National Laboratories researchers, using off-the-shelf equipment in a chemistry lab, have been working on ways to improve amputees' control over prosthetics with direct help from their own nervous systems.
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Multitasking: A Deadly Habit

You are doing 50 mph in the right lane, using your hands-free cell phone to sort out an upcoming business meeting. Ahead of you, a lost driver, partly obscured by a row of trees, is coming down a street that intersects the highway you are on. The driver will run the stop sign and appear broadside ...Read More
Printed Electronics to Reach $9.4 Billion in 2012

Cambridge, U.K. — The market for printed and potentially printed electronics in 2012 will be $9.4 Billion according to new research by IDTechEx. This figure includes devices not yet printed today but which are moving towards being printed. Of this market, 30 percent of the devices studied are made ...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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