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Old Coils May Hold Key to Fusion Power

Albuquerque, NM — A surprising effect created by a 19th-Century device called a Helmholz coil offers clues about how to achieve controlled nuclear fusion — a discovery made at Sandia National Laboratories, using its powerful "Z" machine.

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Hazardous Materials Labeling: It's a Bloody Mess

Washington, DC — Millions of pounds of chemical products are shipped between countries daily, often with inconsistent or inappropriate labeling. Many if not most of these products offer health hazards that must provide warning in the labeling — usually in the form of graphic pictograms (icons) that are supposed ...
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AZ Congresswoman Sinema Tours Isola Plant

Bannockburn, IL — Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9) visited Isola's manufacturing and R&D facilities in Chandler, Arizona on Friday, January 3 to learn about the issues that concern the developer and manufacturer of materials used to fabricate advanced printed circuit boards.
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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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