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The money needed to play in the highest-performance space has forced everyone but IBM to the sidelines.

Once upon a time, there were many major computer makers in the world, and they developed and marketed expensive high end computational systems, spent a lot of money developing cool technology, and had impressive manufacturing operations.

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When one considers hotbeds of high-tech education and training, Elyria, Ohio, isn’t the first place that comes to mind.

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The age-old technology is seeing new life in medical and other applications.

Old technologies never die; they just get new names. Flex circuits have been around for many years in the IC packaging business and have been called almost as many names. In the early days, it was tape automated bonding (TAB).

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Key questions to ask when considering implementation.

My columns have traditionally discussed the choices that EPIC has made in its Lean manufacturing strategy implementation. What hasn’t been covered is the basic groundwork analysis every company should go through when considering whether Lean is a good fit.

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Perhaps to our columnist’s surprise, Mexico and Brazil are ahead of some Asian nations.

Having covered the Asian test and inspection markets for over a decade, I recently made my maiden voyage to Latin America to visit in-circuit test customers for a series of users group meetings.

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As the wise man says, If you have a good story to tell, tell it.

This is a good story.

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