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12/7/2017  

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 This Week's Feature


HDI: Today, Tomorrow and the Future
For the November issue of The PCB Magazine, our editorial team interviewed some of the top HDI experts in the PCB supply chain. Joining us on the conference call were Steve Bird, PCB/flex technology manager at Finisar, and Tony Torres of APCT.

 
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  Featured Articles
 


Trouble in Your Tank: Moving into Microvias—The Interaction of Materials and Processes, Part 2
Most of the dielectric materials that are used to make printed circuit boards incorporate reinforcement into the resin system. Reinforcement usually takes the form of woven glass fiber. Woven fiberglass is just like any other cloth, made up of individual filaments that are woven together on a loom.


Pluritec Wants to Remove Human Factor from Solder Mask
Solder mask remains a relatively hands-on task, which can result in human error. But equipment manufacturer Pluritec wants to change that. At PCB West, I spoke with Pluritec Vice President of Sales Lino Sousa about the company’s new spray technology that can turn solder mask application into what is essentially a push-button operation.


HKPCA & IPC Show 2017: IPC Asia’s Philip Carmichael on the Changes in PCB Value Chain
During the 2017 International Printed Circuit & APEX South China Fair (HKPCA & IPC Show 2017) in Shenzhen, IPC Asia President Philip S. Carmichael speaks with I-Connect007 Managing Editor Stephen Las Marias about the move in the value chain that’s driving the electronics manufacturing industry forward.

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  Military and Aerospace News
 


Lockheed Martin Completes Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 Satellite Assembly
Lockheed Martin has completed the major assembly of Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 and has shipped the communications satellite to its Sunnyvale, California facility to undergo critical environmental testing.


Helping Hands Guide Robots as They Learn
Rice engineers refine method to instruct robots to collaborate through demonstration. Like toddlers, robots can use a little help as they learn to function in the physical world. That’s the purpose of a Rice University program that gently guides robots toward the most helpful, human-like ways to collaborate on tasks.


Orbital ATK Shareholders Vote to Approve Acquisition by Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman Corporation is pleased that the shareholders of Orbital ATK have approved the company’s proposed acquisition of Orbital ATK.

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  Medical Electronics News
 


Engineers 3-D Print a Living Tattoo
MIT engineers have devised a 3-D printing technique that uses a new kind of ink made from genetically programmed living cells. The cells are engineered to light up in response to a variety of stimuli. When mixed with a slurry of hydrogel and nutrients, the cells can be printed, layer by layer, to form three-dimensional, interactive structures and devices.


Medical Robotics: When Business Dreams Come True
Robotics has a long, colorful history, but its applications have only recently impacted the healthcare industry. Yole Développement, the “More than Moore” market research and strategy consulting company is investigating this domain to identify the evolution of the healthcare industry and its needs and understand the related technology challenges.


Researchers Develop Graphene Nano ‘Tweezers’ That Can Grab Individual Biomolecules
Researchers from the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering have found yet another remarkable use for the wonder material graphene—tiny electronic “tweezers” that can grab biomolecules floating in water with incredible efficiency.

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