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Publication Date: 12/1/2011

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Dec '11: Chipping Away at Antimatter Mysteries

Gaithersburg, MD — While they're not quite ready to build a Warp Drive for interstellar space travel, a team of researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has just concluded a 10-year-long study of the fate of neutrons. They're still trying to discover why there   is "stuff" in the universe — more properly, why there is an imbalance between matter and antimatter — one of the long-standing mysteries of cosmology ...
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Thailand Floods Mean HDD Shortages

The impact of the October/November monsoon floods in Thailand on many high technology industries has been considerable. Perhaps none have been as hard hit as the HDD industry where major plants for Western Digital and Toshiba were flooded and many major HDD component suppliers were flooded as well ...Read More
TE & Juice Team Up to Deliver Smart Charging for Electric Vehicles

Troy, MI — TE Connectivity (TE) and Juice Technologies, doing business as "Plug Smart", have teamed up to provide smart Electric Vehicle (EV) charging solutions enabling customers to meter their EV's electricity consumption and to communicate data via an innovative smart charging cord and socket ...Read More

SEMICON Europa Opens Tomorrow in Grenoble, France
GRENOBLE, FRANCE - SEMICON Europa will open its doors tomorrow, showcasing the latest product, tools, and technologies for advanced microelectronics manufacturing. Co-located with the IoT Planet exhibition at the Alpexpo in Grenoble, France, SEMICON Europa features more than 400 international exhibitors representing all segments and sectors of the semiconductor supply chain. SEMICON Europa 2016 will run from 25-27 October.

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.

Session 4 of IPC & SMTA's Conference to Focus on Ultra-Thin or Nanocoatings
ROSEMONT, IL - Industry-leading associations IPC and SMTA jointly announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled to take place October 25-27, 2016 at Hyatt Rosemont, Rosemont, Illinois. The conference is focused on best practices for designing, cleaning and coating highly dense electronic assemblies to assure reliability in today’s mobile society.

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