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NEWS

Global Semi Sales Hit $28.1B Record in July, Up 9.9% YoY

Global Semi Sales Hit $28.1B Record in July, Up 9.9% YoY

02 September 2014

WASHINGTON – Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.1 billion in July, the industry’s highest-ever monthly sales total, said the Semiconductor Industry A...  Read More...

Mentor Graphics Joins the ECPE Consortium

Mentor Graphics Joins the ECPE Consortium

28 August 2014

WILSONVILLE, OR – Mentor Graphics is a new member of the European Centre for Power Electronics, a consortium focused on the research, education, technology tran...  Read More...

iTSCi Announces Additional ‘Conflict-Free’ Implementations in the DRC

iTSCi Announces Additional ‘Conflict-Free’ Implementations in the DRC

28 August 2014

KIVU, DRC – The iTSCi Programme for conflict-free mineral traceability announced implementations in North and South Kivu.  Read More...

N. American PCB Orders Down 6.3% in July

N. American PCB Orders Down 6.3% in July

27 August 2014

BANNOCKBURN, IL — North American printed circuit board shipments in July were down 2.3% year-over-year. Year-to-date shipments are down 0.6% compared to the sam...  Read More...

Q2 Worldwide Server Market Revenues Up 2.5% to $12.6B

Q2 Worldwide Server Market Revenues Up 2.5% to $12.6B

27 August 2014

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Factory revenue in the worldwide server market increased 2.5% year-over-year to $12.6 billion in the second quarter of 2014, says the Internati...  Read More...

Eltek Reports Q2 Revenues Down 3.2% YoY

Eltek Reports Q2 Revenues Down 3.2% YoY

27 August 2014

PETACH-TIKVA, ISRAEL – Eltek Ltd. reported revenues for the second quarter ended June 30 of $12 million, down 3.2% year-over-year.  Read More...

Semi Equipment B2B Slips, Stays Strong

Semi Equipment B2B Slips, Stays Strong

22 August 2014

SAN JOSE — North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted three-month moving average orders of $1.41 billion worldwide in July, up 17.1% from ...  Read More...

Auto Electronics Design Drive Mentor's Sales Higher

Auto Electronics Design Drive Mentor's Sales Higher

22 August 2014

WILSONVILLE, OR -- Mentor Graphics today reported second quarter net income fell 42% year-over-year to $13.8 million.  Read More...

Rear-seat DVD Players Are Dead, Long Live BYODs

Rear-seat DVD Players Are Dead, Long Live BYODs

21 August 2014

OYSTER BAY, NY -- Consumers have moved beyond physical DVD and Blu-ray media, and therefore so too must rear-seat entertainment, asserts ABI Research. The r...  Read More...

Isola Announces RF Material Design Win

Isola Announces RF Material Design Win

19 August 2014

CHANDLER, AZ -- Isola today announced a major qualification win in partnership with KSG Leiterplatten and InnoSenT.  Read More...

Mentor Announces Annual 'Best Design' Awards

Mentor Announces Annual 'Best Design' Awards

19 August 2014

WILSONVILLE, OR -- Mentor Graphics today announced a call for entries in its 25th annual Technology Leadership Awards competition, which recognizes excellence i...  Read More...

Zuken, SiSoft to Combine High-Speed Design, Verification Flows

Zuken, SiSoft to Combine High-Speed Design, Verification Flows

19 August 2014

MUNICH – Zuken and SiSoft today announced plans to integrate their software tools for high-speed design and multi-gigabit applications.  Read More...

Azitech Plans Workshops, Expansion

Azitech Plans Workshops, Expansion

18 August 2014

ODENSE, DENMARK -- Danish PCB fabricator Azitech plans to expand elsewhere in Scandinavia and Germany, the company said today.  Read More...

PELS Shipments Up 1.5% YoY in Q2

PELS Shipments Up 1.5% YoY in Q2

18 August 2014

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Worldwide shipments of personal and entry-level storage (PELS) grew 1.5% year-over-year to 16.9 million units in the second quarter, IDC said....  Read More...

Consumer, Medical Electronics Driving Flex Demand, Report Says

Consumer, Medical Electronics Driving Flex Demand, Report Says

15 August 2014

DUBLIN -- The market for flexible electronics is expected to grow at a CAGR of 44.3% between 2014 and 2020, boosted by all types of end-products.  Read More...

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FEATURES

First-Half Performance of the Global PWB Industry

First-Half Performance of the Global PWB Industry

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trading and Industry (METI) released the Printed Wiring Board production data for June. Taiwan, Germany, North American, China...  Read More...

Passing Electrical Signoff

Passing Electrical Signoff

The parameters of ESO, and how to efficiently ensure a design will pass.  Read More...

Magnification vs. Resolution in Visual Examination Specifications

Magnification vs. Resolution in Visual Examination Specifications

When it comes to defining measurement, industry standards are lacking. Is a solution available?  Read More...

Who Keeps Company with The Wolf Will Learn to Howl

Who Keeps Company with The Wolf Will Learn to Howl

A DKN Research newsletter released a couple of years ago commented on the quality of products made in China.  Read More...

Power Integrity Analysis Using Free Software

Power Integrity Analysis Using Free Software

Freeware has its limitations, but for some operations it is surprisingly effective. Larger companies typically have a signal and power integrity department tha...  Read More...

Latest IPC-2581 Revision Gaining Widespread Appeal

Latest IPC-2581 Revision Gaining Widespread Appeal

Enhancements to the stackup and assembly data have the supply chain signing on to the electronics data transfer format. Eighteen months ago, Fujitsu Networks C...  Read More...

A Two-Team Race?

A Two-Team Race?

For the world’s top PCB manufacturers, Apple and Samsung can make (or break) you. For those who believe nothing changes in printed circuits, think back just 16...  Read More...

A New Generation of Data Formats for PCB Production

A New Generation of Data Formats for PCB Production

A new generation of data formats for PCB production is emerging that enable the exchange of data between CAD (development) and CAM (production). Würth Elektroni...  Read More...

The Natural Progression toward Vendor Integration in EDA

The Natural Progression toward Vendor Integration in EDA

Today I’m talking about the gradual convergence of EDA single tools to integrated systems. In the early days of HiFi home entertainment systems, specialist vend...  Read More...

Samsung – A Copy and Paste Company?

Samsung – A Copy and Paste Company?

Samsung Electronics, the electronics giant and the flagship company of the Samsung Group in Korea, continues to enjoy success in the global electronics market. ...  Read More...

Power Electronics Packages with Embedded Components – Recent Trends and Developments

Power Electronics Packages with Embedded Components – Recent Trends and Developments

Results of a cross-industry team’s development and testing of a PCB-based embedded chip technology for an under-the-hood automotive application. Over the past ...  Read More...

Free-Space Technique for Measurement of PCB Laminate Materials

Free-Space Technique for Measurement of PCB Laminate Materials

A simple, yet data rich, nondestructive method for material characterization. PCB performance strongly depends on the laminate material’s dielectric constant ...  Read More...

Multi-Fabric Planning for Efficient PCB Design

Multi-Fabric Planning for Efficient PCB Design

A coordinated design methodology fine-tunes chip-to-package PCB layout and routing. When routing a ball grid array style package on a printed circuit board, ha...  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

DfR Adds IPC Footprints to Sherlock Software

DfR Adds IPC Footprints to Sherlock Software

Sherlock Automated Design Analysis software now recognizes the IPC-7351B naming convention for standard surface mount technology land patterns and the working d...  Read More...

dalTools Adds Commands for Allegro, ADI/SiP Tools

dalTools Adds Commands for Allegro, ADI/SiP Tools

Enhancements to existing Allegro commands include Enhanced Back Drill for back-drilling high-speed boards. Automatically creates route keep-outs for area contai...  Read More...

Polar Upgrades CITS880s Controlled Impedance Tester

Polar Upgrades CITS880s Controlled Impedance Tester

CITS880s controlled impedance tester now features Launch Point Extrapolation (LPE) for fabricator-level instantaneous measurement and control on high-speed PCBs...  Read More...

Theorem Solutions Releases Publish 3D QC Software

Theorem Solutions Releases Publish 3D QC Software

Publish 3D for Quality Control software application contain clear illustrations of products, components and subassemblies combined with technical specifications...  Read More...

Fujipoly Debuts W-Series Matrix Connectors

Fujipoly Debuts W-Series Matrix Connectors

W-Series Matrix connector reportedly eliminates the need to solder the LGA to the printed circuit board. Is silicone-based and embedded with 300 to 2,000 gold-p...  Read More...

Fischer Technology Offers Fischerscope X-ray XDLM237

Fischer Technology Offers Fischerscope X-ray XDLM237

Fischerscope X-ray XDLM237 combines high-intensity beam of a micro-focus tube with a small aperture and large detector window. Advantages include non-destructiv...  Read More...

Grieve Releases No. 797 Cabinet Oven

Grieve Releases No. 797 Cabinet Oven

No. 797 is a 260°F electrically-heated, Class 100 cleanroom cabinet oven used for drying coatings onto printed circuit boards. Workspace dimensions measure 36” ...  Read More...

Sunstone Circuits Releases PCB123 v. 5.1.0

Sunstone Circuits Releases PCB123 v. 5.1.0

PCB123 v. 5.1.0 free PCB design tool includes new edit panels with several user preference options, drag-and-drop functionality for parts, and smoother renderin...  Read More...

Rogers Debuts ROG Mobile App

Rogers Debuts ROG Mobile App

ROG Mobile, free mobile app for Apple and Android devices provides access to Rogers’ calculators, including the MWI (Microwave Impedance) simulation tool, liter...  Read More...

NI Announces FPGA-Based Analyzer Tools

NI Announces FPGA-Based Analyzer Tools

Software-designed instrumentation includes  Read More...

Cognex Introduces Explorer Monitoring System

Cognex Introduces Explorer Monitoring System

Explorer real-time monitoring uses DataMan barcode reader. Incorporates scalable architecture, a web-based performance statistics interface, and novel vision te...  Read More...

Mouser Releases MultiSIM Blue NI Multisim Component Evaluator

Mouser Releases MultiSIM Blue NI Multisim Component Evaluator

MultiSIM Blue NI Multisim Component Evaluator – Mouser edition features a library of more than 100,000 electronic components with intuitive simulation features ...  Read More...

Isola Offers Impedance and Power-Handling Calculator

Isola Offers Impedance and Power-Handling Calculator

A free impedance and power-handling calculator predicts design attributes for microstrips and striplines based on the design’s target impedance and dielectric p...  Read More...

Cadence Introduces OrCAD Engineering Data Management, Library Builder, Documentation Editor

Cadence Introduces OrCAD Engineering Data Management, Library Builder, Documentation Editor

OrCAD Engineering Data Management is a collaboration and management environment for OrCAD Capture; OrCAD Library Builder is an automated part builder, and OrCAD...  Read More...

Mentor Debuts Xpedition Data Management Suite

Mentor Debuts Xpedition Data Management Suite

Xpedition Data Management (xDM) suite provides a flow-wide information hub that manages the PCB design data that is created, reused, imported, or released from ...  Read More...

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