Synergetix, the creator of the do-it-yourself design tool SocketBuilder.com, has announced its version 2.0. The new version of SocketBuilder will expand the site's offering of automated design for QFN packages and Area Array packages and will enable customers to design floating nest test sockets for BGA devices. Another upgrade includes a customer probe override for heavier users who want to control their own spring probe choices. Visit www.socketbuilder.com to see the site or www.synergetix.com for more information on the upgrades.
Although plastics make up only about 11% of all US municipal solid waste, many are actually more energy-dense than coal. Converting these non-recycled plastics into energy with existing technologies could reduce US coal consumption, as well as boost domestic energy reserves, says a new study.
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