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PEMS Tactile Feel

“These keys don’t have the same snap as the sample switch. I though you were using the same metal domes?!” At one time or another, I’m sure most membrane-switch engineers have heard a customer say this. Customers often fail to realize that all the other options they request increase the layers of the switch assembly,… Continue reading PEMS Tactile Feel

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Changing a Company’s Culture

Culture is simply the shared beliefs, values, expectations and stories – whether they are true or not – that are transmitted from one generation within the company to another. In a perfect world, the culture reflects the values of ownership, the management team and the mission of the organization. It defines what we do, who… Continue reading Changing a Company’s Culture

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Does a Leap Day Impact the Economy

As it’s March 1 as opposed to February 29th,  a few thoughts on whether I think the creation of an extra day provides any kind of boost to the economy. The short answer is “not really.” The longer answer starts with a bit of math. One extra day makes the year 0.27% longer theoretically allowing for 0.27%… Continue reading Does a Leap Day Impact the Economy

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Understanding the Rep/Principal Relationship

Contrary to what Principals want to believe, Manufacturers’ representatives are independent contractors, they do not function under the immediate supervision of the manufacturers they sell for; therefore the relationship is not like that between a boss and employee, but is a business-to-business/business partner relationship with each of them. As such, the manufacturers can’t have the… Continue reading Understanding the Rep/Principal Relationship

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Coaching or Mentoring?

Coaching is completely different from mentoring, which is your ability to help someone grow in their immediate, professional career. For a coach, the task at hand is most important. The coach has to help the person learn the requisite attitude, behavior and skills needed to perform the job successfully within the agreed success parameters. The… Continue reading Coaching or Mentoring?

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Design Consideration for RF Coaxial Connectors

Radio frequency (RF) coaxial contacts maintain signal integrity. RF coaxial connectors have historically been used to transmit radio signals over copper lines so the signal can be processed into an audible or visible medium. Two types of processing are commonly employed: Either maintain the analog signal and reproduce or record it in that form, or… Continue reading Design Consideration for RF Coaxial Connectors

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FFC Cable Delamination Cause

One of the most common problems with flat flexible cables exposed to humidity is delamination The cables manufactured with standard adhesive can absorb moisture with time The main reason is that polyester and adhesive are porous. With humidity, the cable can absorb moisture. With time and elevated temperature, the moisture can expand and make the… Continue reading FFC Cable Delamination Cause