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Publication Date: 05/1/2009

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Green Power: Converting Waste Heat

Durham, NC — Generating clean power from waste heat is gaining significant attention worldwide. One way is to use thermoelectric modules to convert the heat energy directly to electricity. There is a direct link between TE module performance, in terms of efficiency, and the applicability of TEs in ...
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NIST to Help Fund Best R&D

Gaithersburg, MD — The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has set in motion a 2009 competition for multiyear research funding in two major areas of national interest, civil infrastructure and manufacturing, under its Technology Innovation Program (TIP). TIP expects to provide cost-shared ...Read More
Sunburst EMS Building Unique Energy Product

West Bridgewater, MA — You've probably seen them in WW II movies, where patriots in the Philippines or other South Pacific locations behind enemy lines would power a clandestine radio transmitter by pedaling on a bicycle/electric generator. Fast forward more than 60 years and such a machine is now part of something ...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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