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   5/25/2016       • Go to SMT007SMT Magazine This month:





     FEATURES


Soldering Experts on Hand at SMTA’s West Penn Chapter Expo & Tech Forum

At the recent SMTA West Penn Chapter Expo & Tech Forum, Marilyn Lawrence, founder and president of Conformance Technologies Inc., speaks with I-Connect007's Patty Goldman about the importance of solder training, and how far it has come through the years.


Electrolube: We Like Problems (Chinese Style)

In a follow-up interview, Ron Jakeman, group managing director of Electrolube, discusses with I-Connect007's Pete Starkey his company's strategy in China and the opportunities they are seeing in the region. They also discussed the company's two new products that will complement their European range.


China, Trump, and the Future

At NEPCON China, Hamed El-Abd of WKK and I-Connect007's Barry Matties discussed China’s fluctuating economy, the impact of the U.S. presidential election, the current state of electronics manufacturing in the region, and the overall craziness of doing business in modern day China.

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     • Science & Technology


Optics Breakthrough to Revamp Night Vision
A breakthrough by an Australian collaboration of researchers could make infra-red technology easy-to-use and cheap, potentially saving millions of dollars in defence and other areas using sensing devices, and boosting applications of technology to a host of new areas, such as agriculture.


Engineers Take First Step Toward Flexible, Wearable, Tricorder-like Device
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first flexible wearable device capable of monitoring both biochemical and electric signals in the human body. The Chem-Phys patch records EKG heart signals and tracks levels of lactate, a biochemical that is a marker of physical effort, in real time.


New Concept Turns Battery Technology Upside-down
A new approach to the design of a liquid battery, using a passive, gravity-fed arrangement similar to an old-fashioned hourglass, could offer great advantages due to the system’s low cost and the simplicity of its design and operation, says a team of MIT researchers who have made a demonstration version of the new battery.

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     • SMT007 News


Indium's VP of Technology to Chair Workshop on Pb-Free Soldering Reliability at ECTC

Indium Corporation’s Dr. Ning-Cheng Lee, Vice President of Technology, will chair the professional development course, Materials Considerations for Achieving High Reliability Lead-Free Soldering, at the Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC), on May 31-June 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Electrolube’s New Reworkable Thermal Paste Eliminates Pump Out
Global electro-chemicals manufacturer, Electrolube, are consistently developing new materials to protect LED-based systems and their associated driver electronics from a host of environmental factors and have recently launched an innovative new Surface-Cure Thermal Paste, SCTP, which is extremely stable during even the harshest thermal shock testing.


Goepel Free Webinar on Flexible Integration of AOI Systems into the THT Process is Available on Demand
The new GOEPEL webinar, “Individuality Desired? Flexible Integration of AOI Systems into the THT Process,” is now available on demand.


Alpha Assembly Solutions to Showcase High Reliability LED Soldering Materials at GILE 2016 in Guangzhou
Alpha Assembly Solutions plans to showcase their vast LED materials portfolio and will present a technical paper at the upcoming Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) taking place June 9th – 12th in China.


European Union Conflict Minerals Legislation Negotiations Continue
EU trialogue (EU Council, Commission and Parliament) negotiations on conflict minerals continued with discussions during a May 11 meeting in Strasbourg, France.

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