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October 19th, 2018
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HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE may make a dent in the technology productivity crisis.

MOLECULAR SEMICONDUCTORS could be the future of electronics, and a new technique offers a way to mass produce them.

GRAPHENE-BASED REMOTE EPITAXY enables inexpensive copying of gallium arsenide and gallium nitride chips.

BECAUSE IPC APEX EXPO will be held in January for the next five years, IPC is moving its standards development committee meetings from fall to June.

AVX releases λ-Bridge (Lambda-Bridge) series thermal conductors.

UP MEDIA GROUP will hold a workshop on controlling noise in PCBs featuring Rick Hartley in Chicago October 25 and 26.

iNEMI will hold a webinar Oct. 31 and Nov. 2 for its Value Recovery from Used Electronics project.

HIROSE expands its compact USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C connectors.

How Well Does Your Team Communicate?
I routinely tell clients perception is reality. Basically, your company’s brand is what your customer perceives it to be.

Susan Mucha



CEMTREX will pay $625,000 and modify certain governance practices to settle a class-action suit filed by a group of shareholders.

UP MEDIA GROUP seeks abstracts for PCB West 2019, to be held next September in Santa Clara, CA.

KITRON has entered into an agreement to manufacture Magseis' MASS (Marine Autonomous Seismic System) nodes.

LIBRA INDUSTRIES appointed Scott Carpenter to insides sales.

SEMI-KINETICS named Scott Penin engineering manager.

AMPHENOL appointed Sherri Scribner director of strategic development.

What You Need to Know When Routing Differential Pairs
You can tell when something isn’t as clear as it should be. The same questions come up time and again.

John Berrie



From the pages of
The ‘Relativity’ of High Q Capacitors
Although many high Q capacitors are available on the market, performance can vary widely depending on design and quality of manufacturing.
by Jeff Elliott

From the pages of
Leading the Way: SMTA Women’s Leadership Program
The annual Women’s Leadership Program at SMTA International promotes diversity in engineering and a culture of inclusion.
by Priyanka Dobriyal, Ph.D.


Oct. 25-26: PCB2Day, Chicago, IL
Oct. 25: DI-Water vs. Chemistry Webinar, Online
Nov. 4-7: ITPC 2018, Maui, Hawaii
Nov. 13-16: Semicon Europa, Munich, Germany
Nov. 13-16: electronica, Munich, Germany
Dec. 5-7: International Printed Circuit & Apex South China Fair, Shenzhen, China
Dec. 13-15: Semicon Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Jan. 16-18: Nepcon Japan , Tokyo, Japan
Jan. 29-31: IPC Apex Expo 2019, San Diego, CA


Email industry press releases or links to the editors of CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY or PCD&F: pr@upmediagroup.com.

           10/15/18 TREND
Sn $8.61 Up
Pb $0.88 Down
Ag $210.08 Down
Cu $2.78 Flat
             July TREND
Semi equip. billings 2.5% Down
ICs 14.9% Down
PCBs 1.05 Flat
Computers 5.35 Flat

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