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NEWS

Q1 Smartphone Shipments Flat YoY

Q1 Smartphone Shipments Flat YoY

29 April 2016

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Vendors shipped a total of 334.9 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2016, up slightly from the 334.3 million units in the sa...  Read More...

North American PCB Business Growth Accelerates

North American PCB Business Growth Accelerates

29 April 2016

BANNOCKBURN, IL — North American printed circuit board sales growth accelerated in March and order growth rebounded.  Read More...

Aspocomp's Q1 Revenue Drop Doesn't Change Outlook

Aspocomp's Q1 Revenue Drop Doesn't Change Outlook

29 April 2016

ESPOO, FINLAND -- Aspocomp's first-quarter revenue fell 9% year-over-year as a slow January offset stronger sales the rest of the period.  Read More...

Flex Posts Fiscal Q4 Net Sales Down 3%

Flex Posts Fiscal Q4 Net Sales Down 3%

28 April 2016

SAN JOSE, CA – Flex reported fiscal fourth quarter net sales ended Mar. 31 of $5.8 billion, at the midpoint of guidance, down 3% year-over-year.  Read More...

Taiflex Scientific Reports Q1 Revenue Up 20%

Taiflex Scientific Reports Q1 Revenue Up 20%

28 April 2016

KAOHSIUNG CITY, TAIWAN – Taiflex Scientific reported first quarter consolidated revenue increased 19.9% year-over-year to $70.7 million.  Read More...

Abstracts Requested for IPC Apex Expo 2017

Abstracts Requested for IPC Apex Expo 2017

28 April 2016

SAN DIEGO – IPC requests abstracts for IPC Apex Expo 2017 to be held at the San Diego Convention Center Feb. 14-16.  Read More...

Cadence Seeks Papers for CDNLive Boston

Cadence Seeks Papers for CDNLive Boston

28 April 2016

SAN JOSE -- Cadence Design Systems is accepting abstracts for customer presentations at CDNLive Boston in August.  Read More...

TTM Technologies Posts Q1 Net Sales Up 77% Following Viasystems Acquisition

TTM Technologies Posts Q1 Net Sales Up 77% Following Viasystems Acquisition

27 April 2016

COSTA MESA, CA – PCB manufacturer TTM Technologies reported first quarter 2016 net sales ended Mar. 28 of $583.3 million, up 77.2% year-over-year and down 12.8%...  Read More...

KCA, Marcel Electronics Merge

KCA, Marcel Electronics Merge

27 April 2016

WASHINGTON – A private equity firm based in Washington, DC, has acquired KCA Electronics and Marcel Electronics International in separate stock transactions. ...  Read More...

Fabstream, Electro-Labs Launch 'Maker' Design Portal

Fabstream, Electro-Labs Launch 'Maker' Design Portal

27 April 2016

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Two leading online resources targeted to the electronic engineering professional and enthusiast combined resources to launch a resource for PC...  Read More...

PCB Prototyping Survey Reveals Opps for In-House Solutions

PCB Prototyping Survey Reveals Opps for In-House Solutions

26 April 2016

NESS ZIONA, ISRAEL -- Companies involved in printed electronics design and manufacturing typically outsource PCB production, investing significant capital and e...  Read More...

Cadence Posts Q1 PCB Unit Revenue Down Nearly 11%

Cadence Posts Q1 PCB Unit Revenue Down Nearly 11%

25 April 2016

SAN JOSE, CA – Cadence reported first quarter 2016 System Interconnect and Analysis revenue of $40.3 million, down 10.8% year-over-year.  Read More...

New Technique Prints High-Speed, Large-Area Ultrafine Circuits

New Technique Prints High-Speed, Large-Area Ultrafine Circuits

25 April 2016

TOKYO -- Researchers at the University of Tokyo Flexible Electronics Research Center have developed a printing technology which enables production of ultrafine ...  Read More...

IDC: Global VR Hardware to ‘Skyrocket’ in 2016

IDC: Global VR Hardware to ‘Skyrocket’ in 2016

22 April 2016

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide shipments of virtual reality hardware will skyrocket in 2016, with total volumes reaching 9.6 million units, says IDC. Led by product...  Read More...

N. American Semi Equipment Orders Flat in March

N. American Semi Equipment Orders Flat in March

22 April 2016

SAN JOSE – North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers reported 90-day moving average worldwide orders slipped about 1% in March.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Blurred Lines

Blurred Lines

Major EMS players continue to nose their way into the traditional OEM space. Can it last?  Read More...

Electrical and Design Parameters Optimization of Transmission Lines in Computer Systems

Electrical and Design Parameters Optimization of Transmission Lines in Computer Systems

Test results for two new scientific methods for modeling striplines on high-performance devices.  Read More...

Handling DOT and GHS Regulations

Handling DOT and GHS Regulations

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) deadlines that went into effect June 1 and December 1, 2015, respectively, have...  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

Solo-Labs Releases SoloPCB Designer 2.0 CAD

Solo-Labs Releases SoloPCB Designer 2.0 CAD

SoloPCB Designer 2.0 free PCB design software is Windows-based and consists of powerful schematic capture and PCB layout modules. Is said to have features and f...  Read More...

BotFactory Upgrades Squink PCB Printer with Multilayer Package

BotFactory Upgrades Squink PCB Printer with Multilayer Package

Squink desktop PCB printer now comes with Multilayer Package, a multilayer board option. Can inkjet-print conductive traces, dispense solder/glue and pick-and-p...  Read More...

T-Tech Releases IsoPro v. 3.3 Software

T-Tech Releases IsoPro v. 3.3 Software

IsoPro version 3.3 software runs on Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. Edits and converts Gerber, Excellon Drill, and DXF files for use by Quick Circuit prototypi...  Read More...

Sun Chemical Introduces EMD5805 Nanosilver Inks

Sun Chemical Introduces EMD5805 Nanosilver Inks

EMD5805 nanosilver ink for use in digital and direct-write systems, feature low-temperature sintering properties and a unique chemistry for long open life and s...  Read More...

ATG Luther & Maelzer Debuts LM1000 Grid Tester

ATG Luther & Maelzer Debuts LM1000 Grid Tester

LM1000 grid tester for bare board PCBs can be fitted with universal or dedicated fixtures. Uses modern double shuttle concept with high-speed linear drives and ...  Read More...

Stratasys Releases J750 3D Printer

Stratasys Releases J750 3D Printer

J750 3D printer produces full color, multi-material prototypes and parts in a single 3D. Color palette contains more than 360,000 different shades plus multiple...  Read More...

Mentor Updates, Integrates HyperLynx Tool

Mentor Updates, Integrates HyperLynx Tool

HyperLynx integrates signal and power integrity analysis, 3D-electromagnetic solving, and fast rule checking into a single unified environment. Based on HyperLy...  Read More...

Altium Releases Draftsman Documentation Workflow for Altium Designer 16.1

Altium Releases Draftsman Documentation Workflow for Altium Designer 16.1

Draftsman documentation workflow for Altium Designer 16.1 provides unified documentation with customizable drawing views, documentation templates, and a complet...  Read More...

DfR Solutions Updates Sherlock Automated Design Analysis Software v.4.2

DfR Solutions Updates Sherlock Automated Design Analysis Software v.4.2

Sherlock Automated Design Analysis software v.4.2 includes modeling of potting materials, wire bonds, housing elements (such as stiffeners), and BGA solder ball...  Read More...

Rogers Debuts Curamik CoolPerformance Plus Coolers

Rogers Debuts Curamik CoolPerformance Plus Coolers

Curamik CoolPerformance Plus liquid-cooled material dissipates large amounts of heat for thermal management of high-power laser diodes and other heat-generating...  Read More...

Mentor Announces Valor Internet of Things Manufacturing Hardware

Mentor Announces Valor Internet of Things Manufacturing Hardware

Valor Internet of Things (IoT) Manufacturing hardware device has embedded software for live data collection from all shop-floor machines and processes, leveragi...  Read More...

Peters Releases ELPEPCB SD 2201 Dielectric

Peters Releases ELPEPCB SD 2201 Dielectric

ELPEPCB SD 2201 adhesive layer for lamination processes is said to show electrical and mechanical properties such as a high dielectric strength and good adhesio...  Read More...

Cadence Integrates SiP Layout WLCSP Option

Cadence Integrates SiP Layout WLCSP Option

Cadence OrbitIO Interconnect Designer, System-in-Package (SiP) Layout and Physical Verification System (PVS) are now included in an IC packaging design and anal...  Read More...

DuPont Introduces Interra FL Laminate

DuPont Introduces Interra FL Laminate

Interra FL is a copper-clad no-glass laminate for rigid fine-line applications. Is a polyimide film laminated on both sides with low-profile electrodeposited co...  Read More...

LPKF Debuts ProtoMat E34 PCB Plotter

LPKF Debuts ProtoMat E34 PCB Plotter

LPKF Debuts ProtoMat E34 compact circuit board plotter has a spindle speed of 30,000 rpm, with a chuck with a micrometer screw gauge for precise height adjustme...  Read More...

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