Lenovo's laptop supports the IEEE 802.11n draft specification, which has a maximum speed of 540 Mbits/sec. Backward compatibility with existing Wi-Fi versions provides access until 802.11n access points become available. The PC's other wireless options include 3G WWAN3 on Cingular or Verizon networks, Bluetooth and Infrared. The 15.4-inch widescreen notebook weighs 5.1 lb and measures 1.1-inch thick. Its Core 2 Duo processor starts at 1.66 GHz.
Sales of semiconductors, interconnects, and other electronic components in North America were flat through the second quarter of 2015, reflecting a pattern that’s been repeating itself for several years.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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