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Publication Date: 05/1/2007

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Researchers Bend Nanowires, Create New Components

Atlanta, GA — Researchers have taken advantage of the unique coupled semiconducting and piezoelectric properties of zinc oxide nanowires to create a new class of electronic components and devices that could provide the foundation...
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Container Ports Get RFID Tracking Security

Charleston, SC and Mountain View, CA — The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) and Savi Networks have agreed to extend the SaviTrak information service to three container terminals at the Port of Charleston to enhance the security and efficiency of in-transit cargo shipments. Read More
February Book-to-Bill In Upswing

Bannockburn, IL — The North American rigid PCB industry book- to-bill ratio for February 2007 climbed to 0.96, while the North American flexible circuit book-to-bill ratio increased to 0. ...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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