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FEATURES

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
A Startup for Startups
MassChallenge may have a “wacky model,” but that’s not stopping  the not-for-profit accelerator program from helping innovators get to market.
by Mike Buetow

AOI
Yardsticks for Gauging AOI Effectiveness
State-of-the-art AOI can detect 99.5% of component faults and failures. Older technology, on the other hand, detects much less. Can a value be placed on the higher detection rate?
by Zulki Khan

EMBEDDED COMPUTING
Bright Future for Worldwide Merchant Embedded Computing Markets
The MEC market, a specialized subset of electronics assembly, is a dynamic industry with
a healthy growth forecast.
by Jerry Watkins

EMS COMPANY OF THE YEAR
New Vision at Lightspeed
Small tier EMS companies are perpetually undercapitalized and short of resources. But every so often, one emerges that has the vision and the capability to rival their larger competitors.
by Mike Buetow

INSPECTION
Understanding 3D AOI, What It Is, and What It Isn’t
3D inspection is a buzzword, but it lacks a standard meaning or definition.
by Axel Lindloff

RETROSPECTIVE
In Memoriam
A look back at friends and colleagues who left us in 2013.

 

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