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The Role of Thin Film Vacuum Coating in Computers

August 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks to thin film vacuum coatings, we can produce powerful semiconductors for a lower cost.

Semiconductors rely on conductive material to transfer electricity from one part of a computer to another. This process is constantly at work as you type behind your desk or even when you microwave your lunch for the day. Here is how thin film coatings help manufacturers build more powerful computers and electronics.

Thin Film Vacuum Coating

In order to create the parts needed inside of computers, manufacturers must make specific alterations to the materials they work with. This is how semiconductors conduct electricity. The circuit board isn’t built to naturally conduct electricity, so a thin film vacuum coating is used to cover the board in materials that conduct electricity.

This technique can also metalize parts, which helps to drive down the costs of manufacturing. Small parts, like screws, can be built of plastic and then metalized.

Systems and Applications

The most obvious example of a sputter coater at work is the semiconductor, but it’s not the only one. The process is used in the guidance systems that power rockets headed to space. It’s also in the parts that help those rockets fly. Batteries can also use this technology for highly specialized activities. You will also see this technology at play in the medical sector, where it is used to coat devices that will be used in patients.

Final Thoughts

Thin film coatings are crucial to the development of computers, but the process finds applications elsewhere in manufacturing projects.

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Tips for Display Advertising Efficiency on Mobile

August 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Display advertising isn’t as simple as posting an ad and calling it a day. You need to pay great attention to the user experience and serve an ad that loads efficiently and conveys your message. Mobile brings a host of new issues related to file sizes, so it’s crucial that you update yourself on proper guidelines.

Size of Ad

The size of your ad depends on the publisher. There are only a select few ad sizes to choose from, such as the feature phone banner or smartphone banner. The size of the ad doesn’t just dictate who can see your copy; it also affects load speed, and ultimately the views on your ad. Try to also remain mindful of file size, striving for under 5 KB in small ad sizes, under 15 KB for medium sized ads, and under 30 KB for large ones.

Color Usage

The screen size on mobile means that certain colors don’t mesh as well with each other as they might on desktop. It’s harder to build themes, because clarity of copy is much more important. In these situations, it’s best to fall back on the light/dark themes for color. Light text against a dark background is almost always easy to see, no matter the lighting conditions at the time.

Ad Scaling

Ad scaling is a fairly new concept in banner advertising, but it happens with rich media ads frequently. Ad scaling refers to ads that seem to grow in size based on how the user views the screen, or what he clicks on. Ad scaling on mobile can hijack the browsing experience and lead to a poor browsing experience for the user. Always test your ads before you deploy to avoid these unintended consequences.

Bio: Ted Dhanik is a direct marketing expert with industry experience with some of the biggest brands online. Ted Dhanik is the co-founder of engage:BDR, and its CEO. Find out how to build leads with display advertising tips from Ted Dhanik.