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Publication Date: 04/1/2011

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New Solar Cell Self-Repairs

West Lafayette, IN — Researchers are creating a new type of solar cell designed to self-repair like natural photosynthetic systems in plants by using carbon nanotubes and DNA, an approach aimed at increasing service life and reducing cost.
"We've created artificial photosystems using optical nanomaterials to harvest solar energy that is converted to electrical power," ...
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WWVH Goes Green with Solar

Barking Sands Naval Base, Hawaii — The NIST radio station in Hawaii, WWVH, has recently received a green upgrade for its power source. The sun is now a significant power source for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) radio station, which broadcasts time of day, marine storm warnings, and ...Read More
First IPC Standard on Intellectual Property Protection

Bannockburn, IL — IPC has released IPC-1071, "Best Industry Practices for Intellectual Property Protection in Printed Board Manufacturing", to assist printed board manufacturers in the development of requirements for the protection of intellectual property (IP) for their customers in commercial, industrial ...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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