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Acer AH101 Mixed Reality VR Headset

The Acer Windows Mixed Reality virtual reality headset is small and light, with double-sided SMT and lots of flex circuits.
by Mike Buetow

MARKET FOCUS
AR/VR: The New Interfaces of Humans

The AR/VR market will grow in an augmented way, and the reality will not be a virtual one.
by Abhijit Ankalkote

HARSH ENVIRONMENTS
The Use of Particle Impact Dampers (PID) to Prevent Damage from Vibration

Excessive vibration causes premature component failure and damage to PCB assemblies in harsh environments. Such vibration and consequent failures can be mitigated using new NASA-invented devices.
by Martin Hart and Ron Hunt

STENCIL PRINTING
The Importance of Stencil Tension for High-Yield SMT Printing

An investigation of how stencil tension and condition of the foil influence the overall printing process.
by Michael Burgess and Laszlo Gyalog

SUPPLY CHAIN
Tier 3 EMS Success Creates an Unavoidable Conundrum

With factory expansion comes the time-intensive task of filling the new capacity. And that’s where many smaller EMS companies fall down.
by Joseph Fama

 

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