IPC: PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Reaches 1.07

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the March 2017 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Although sales and orders continued below last year’s levels, the PCB book-to-bill ratio continued upward, reaching 1.07. Total North American PCB shipments in March 2017 were down 4.7 percent compared to the same…

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EMI Solutions Achieves AS9100 Certification

EMI Solutions has announced that the company has successfully completed the required quality management system process implementation to attain its AS9100 Certification. The quality standard, designed to meet the demands of the defense and commercial aerospace industries, requires passing strict audit requirements as well as rigorous evaluations of its manufacturing and design engineering processes. “Our…

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Pressure & Expectations Rise at Work

Work is called work for a reason. However, the fast-paced and demanding world of work today is taking its toll on employees, new research has found. For supply chain workers, tasked with critical and strategic tasks of the organization, avoiding burnout is critical. Today’s workers are more at risk than ever before, with pressure and…

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Baidu Battles Google in Robo-Car Derby

TOKYO – Last week’s announcement by Chinese Internet behemoth Baidu on Project Apollo – the company’s plan to “open up” its autonomous driving platform to others – surprised many auto industry watchers, largely because autonomous car development remains embryonic. However, given Baidu’s heavy R&D investment in artificial intelligence technologies, and the many business deals the…

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