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The Custers
Strong finish for 2013 but prepare for slowing through springtime
2013 ended on a very positive note.  Global electronic equipment shipments rose over 5% in 4Q’13 vs. 4Q’12. And as a result most of the electronic supply chain also performed well.  Based upon still preliminary fourth quarter financial data all supply chain sectors except military, business & office, Internet and consumer electronics equipment enjoyed decent growth in the last quarter of 2013.   
EMS sales mirrored electronic equipment with its growth up almost 7% in the fourth quarter.

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Joe Fjelstad
is it Safe yet?

Since the first broad-scale adaptation of the printed circuit to the manufacture of electronic assemblies in the late 1940s and early 1950s, the pro forma
method of design and production has been to first design and build a printed circuit and then mechanically and/or metallurgically electrically interconnect component leads to the printed circuit using a soldering process.might be constructed in the future. Perhaps most importantly the series will highlight how all of this can be accomplished using the vast majority of the current manufacturing infrastructure. 

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Craig Hillman
Physics of failure

When I tell people that I am a practitioner of physics of failure, the response is typically predictable:
I either get a blank look, or a large smile breaks out as if landsman has been discovered after many years in the wilderness.
What is physics of failure? In some respects, that is a good question. Historically, there are some nice academic definitions that will tend to put you to sleep.  

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Events News

Metcal is a premier sponsor of the third annual IPC APEX EXPO Hand Soldering Competition and IPC World Championship Monday, January 6, 2014 Metcal has announced that it is a premier sponsor of the third annual IPC APEX ...
Yamaha Motor IM Europe celebrates double-digit 2013 growth, looks toward 2014 after busy Productronica Thursday, December 19, 2013 Yamaha Motor Intelligent Machines Europe welcomed influential electronics manuf...
SMTA International 2013 best papers announced Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The SMTA is pleased to announce the Best Papers from SMTA International 2013...

Show Central

SMT Hybrid Packaging 2014

From 6 – 8 May 2014 the SMT Hybrid Packaging, the leading exhibition for System Integration in Micro Electronics, opens its doors in Nuremberg. One highlight for young engineers is in hall 9. Here, the Beratungsgruppe Wirth + Partner offers a free of charge career consulting. It includes among other things a target oriented career coaching and an application package’s checking service. A job board informs about vacant positions of present exhibitors and enables the interested visitors to have a first face to face discussion with the prospective employer.

Visit our Show Central area for SMT Hybrid Packaging 2014 to see what's in store on the show floor.

IPC APEX Expo 2014

Changing technologies that are driving the electronics industry will be center stage throughout the IPC APEX EXPO® technical conference, which takes place Tuesday, March 25 to Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

In keeping with the event’s theme, “New Ideas … For New Horizons,” industry experts will present 100 technical papers detailing original research and innovations in the areas of board fabrication and design, electronics assembly and test.

Visit our Show Central area for IPC APEX Expo 2014 to see what's in store on the show floor.

Productronica 2013

The market is calling for products that are increasingly reliable and sustainable. This is a major challenge, and one that also affects the sectors for electronics and electronics manufacturing. Several special shows will examine these aspects and add depth to the wide range of exhibits at productronica: Automotive Electronics, Blue Competence in Electronics Production, the Cleanroom Event Stage, the Cleaning & Contamination Testing Center, and Coilware Manufacturing. productronica takes place at the Messe München trade-fair center from November 12 – 15, 2013.

Visit our show Central area for Productronica 2013 to see what's in store on the show floor.

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