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Publication Date: 05/1/2011

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Giving UAVs High Power, Wide Bandwidth

In the late 1950s, the U.S. Air Force began planning critical missions for reconnaissance without putting military personnel in the line of fire. That marked the beginning of the era of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Today, the Air Force has a fleet of 250 UAVs, with USAF Chief of ...
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IPC Back to Schaumburg, ATE to McCormick

Chicago, IL — In a move that is sure to cause confusion, disharmony, cancellations, and undue cost overruns, Canon Communications has decided to move its multi-headed Midwest extravaganza from Rosemont's Stephens Convention Center to Chicago's McCormick Place for the September 2011 event. This ...Read More
NIST: Smart Grid Standard Gets Closer

Gaithersburg, MD — Is a "smart" electric grid finally going to become a reality? It's beginning to look that way, since the governing board of the public-private Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has voted in favor of a new standard and a set of guidelines — standards that have been much needed and ...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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