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Article
Publication date: 1 January 1983

M. Weinhold

This paper deals with the design of PCBs, using the dielectric properties of solder mask as an insulation layer to protect boards and components; the elimination of selective…

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This paper deals with the design of PCBs, using the dielectric properties of solder mask as an insulation layer to protect boards and components; the elimination of selective solder filling of component holes; the protection of via holes during soldering, and the preparation of artwork, with particular attention to design tolerances using dry film solder mask. Future prospects in PCB design, employing dry film solder mask, are also discussed.

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Circuit World, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6120

Article
Publication date: 1 March 1986

M. Weinhold

This paper describes how PCB designers must adjust their approach to take into account the new requirements for the production of high technology printed circuit boards using the…

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This paper describes how PCB designers must adjust their approach to take into account the new requirements for the production of high technology printed circuit boards using the latest plated‐through hole and surface mounting techniques. It also describes how the correct use of dry film solder masks is contributing towards the achievement of zero‐defect soldering.

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Circuit World, vol. 12 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6120

Article
Publication date: 1 January 1992

J. Kemkes, F. Melchior and M. Weinhold

Insulated Metal Substrates (IMS) have been used in the automotive industry for a number of years. The popularity of this technology is due to the good thermal conductivity of the…

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Insulated Metal Substrates (IMS) have been used in the automotive industry for a number of years. The popularity of this technology is due to the good thermal conductivity of the thin insulation material, which is more effective than convection cooling, and the high temperature performance of the adhesive used for under‐bonnet applications. This paper describes how IMS circuits can be designed and manufactured with two or more layers without using the traditional plating processes.

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Circuit World, vol. 18 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6120

Article
Publication date: 1 April 1989

M. Weinhold

Printed (circuit) boards have been used in the electronics industry for the past 25 years and more. The technology used to design and manufacture PCBs is well known and accepted…

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Printed (circuit) boards have been used in the electronics industry for the past 25 years and more. The technology used to design and manufacture PCBs is well known and accepted. Recently, however, designers of electronic equipment have shown that the use of newer materials and systems, such as flexible and moulded circuits, hybrid circuits, or a combination of these, can significantly improve the cost/performance ratio for electronic interconnects. This paper examines some of the many possibilities open to electronics designers and how these new opportunities can improve the economics and performance of electronic equipment.

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Circuit World, vol. 16 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6120

Article
Publication date: 1 March 1986

The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton, provided the venue on 4–5 June for this, the first European Printed Circuit Convention to be organised jointly by the European institute of Printed…

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The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton, provided the venue on 4–5 June for this, the first European Printed Circuit Convention to be organised jointly by the European institute of Printed Circuits and the Institute of Circuit Technology. With the objective of providing a platform for specialists from various fields of printed circuit technology from both the UK and mainland Europe to address a wide cross‐section of British and European delegates, the two Institutes envisaged this event as being the forerunner of regular joint conventions in the intervening years between Printed Circuit World Conventions. Despite World Cup fever, over 100 delegates were present at the two‐day conference, representing the UK, USA, USSR, Hungary and the majority of West European countries.

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Circuit World, vol. 12 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6120

Article
Publication date: 8 March 2011

Mary Quek

This paper seeks to examine why and how M&A activity has been used by UK hotel companies over a 26‐year period and aims to provide a preliminary exploration of its relative…

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Purpose

This paper seeks to examine why and how M&A activity has been used by UK hotel companies over a 26‐year period and aims to provide a preliminary exploration of its relative success, given that the M&A literature suggests high failure rates or M&A transactions which do not achieve their objectives.

Design/methodology/approach

This research is based on a combination of a multiple‐case study and comparative historical analysis to bring out the different levels of analysis embedded in past M&A literature and to identify changes of motives for undertaking M&A activities based on companies and their external environment.

Findings

The paper finds that value maximizing motives are prevalent whilst non‐value maximizing motives are not supported. The acquisition of brand names and rights is a major motive for the UK hotel industry, particularly in the light of global competition and the brand power that enables companies to expedite growth while at the same time reducing financial risks.

Practical implications

This longitudinal study serves to reinforce the type of target companies, particularly those that share similar resources or end products, for acquiring companies to select from in order to expect a higher M&A success rate.

Originality/value

This paper provides the first empirical study to integrate the comparative historical analysis approach with strategic management M&A theory to trace and understand how and why UK hotel companies became leading international companies. Through this interdisciplinary approach, the importance of acquiring a brand name is illustrated and identified as an essential motive, specific to the hotel industry.

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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 23 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-6119

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1985

The CCA is a non‐profit organisation composed of member companies within the state of California, aimed at providing an environment for information exchange between individuals…

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The CCA is a non‐profit organisation composed of member companies within the state of California, aimed at providing an environment for information exchange between individuals involved in the printed circuit industry. Each branch holds monthly meetings on state‐of‐the‐art technology. Other benefits of CCA membership include: free admission to Nepcon technical sessions; educational and employment information; reduced fees for the annual fall symposium; and a monthly newsletter.

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Circuit World, vol. 11 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6120

Article
Publication date: 1 April 1992

Yaakov Weber and David M. Schweiger

This paper proposes an anthropology‐based theoretical model describing the impact of top management culture clash on the commitment of the acquired team to the new organization…

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This paper proposes an anthropology‐based theoretical model describing the impact of top management culture clash on the commitment of the acquired team to the new organization and on its cooperation with the acquiring team. It suggests that three factors are influential, namely the degree of cultural differences, the nature of the contact between the teams, and the intended level of integration between the companies. The paper generates numerous propositions for predicting the impact of the culture clash. It also offers suggestions for further theoretical and empirical study, and presents some of the model's practical implications.

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International Journal of Conflict Management, vol. 3 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1044-4068

Article
Publication date: 1 March 1990

J. Lantairès, B.C. Waterfield, H. Binner, G. Griffiths and Maurice Wright

ISHM invites papers for the above Conference, to be held on 29–31 May 1991 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Papers should cover areas such as: design, manufacturing, packaging and…

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ISHM invites papers for the above Conference, to be held on 29–31 May 1991 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Papers should cover areas such as: design, manufacturing, packaging and interconnection, materials and processing, applications, reliability, components, new technologies, marketing and economics, optoelectronics. Summaries should be in English, length 200–300 words. The deadline for receipt of summaries is 30 September 1990. (For full details, see announcement on pp. 54–55.)

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Microelectronics International, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1356-5362

Article
Publication date: 1 March 1986

Earl Moon of Viking Interconnect Systems addressed those present at the 21 May meeting on the subject of ‘Characterisation of Military SMT/MLB Requirements as a Function of the…

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Earl Moon of Viking Interconnect Systems addressed those present at the 21 May meeting on the subject of ‘Characterisation of Military SMT/MLB Requirements as a Function of the Total Package Concept’.

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Circuit World, vol. 12 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6120

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