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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...

UK PCB Technology Day Opens Registration

UK PCB Technology Day Opens Registration

15 August 2014

WORCESTER, ENGLAND — Isola Group and Holders Technology opened registration for a free PCB Technology Day here Sept. 16.  Read More...

SMTA Sets Program for Next Month's Medical Electronics Symposium

SMTA Sets Program for Next Month's Medical Electronics Symposium

14 August 2014

PORTLAND, OR – The 9th Annual Medical Electronics Symposium will be held at Marylhurst University here Sept. 18-19.  Read More...

Order Surge Has LPKF Optimistic about 2014

Order Surge Has LPKF Optimistic about 2014

13 August 2014

GARBSEN, GERMANY – LPKF today reaffirmed its full-year revenue guidance as record first-half orders suggest the year-to-date falloff in sales will pick up.  Read More...

FTG Ratifies 4-Year Contract with Employees in Toronto

FTG Ratifies 4-Year Contract with Employees in Toronto

12 August 2014

TORONTO – Firan Technology Group has negotiated and ratified a new contract with represented employees at its Circuits - Toronto facility.  Read More...

Foxconn Posts July Revenues of $8.66B, Down 13.3%

Foxconn Posts July Revenues of $8.66B, Down 13.3%

11 August 2014

TAIPEI – Foxconn reported consolidated revenues of $8.66 billion for July, down 13.3% year-over-year, and down 17.9% sequentially.  Read More...

M-Flex Reports Fiscal Q3 Net Sales Down 4% YoY

M-Flex Reports Fiscal Q3 Net Sales Down 4% YoY

07 August 2014

IRVINE, CA – M-Flex (Multi-Fineline Electronix) today reported fiscal third-quarter net sales ended June 30 of $130.8 million, down 4% year-over-year.  Read More...

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FEATURES

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...

Nonfunctional Pads: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Nonfunctional Pads: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

To understand the influence of NFPs on reliability, industry experts were surveyed. Will their response settle the debate?  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

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...

CadSoft Rolls Out Eagle v. 7 PCB Design Tool

CadSoft Rolls Out Eagle v. 7 PCB Design Tool

Eagle v. 7 PCB design software has an updated design environment and increased flexibility, enabling development of custom schematics. New features include an e...  Read More...

Chemtronics Launches Chemask HT, Chemask Aqua Temp Solder Masks

Chemtronics Launches Chemask HT, Chemask Aqua Temp Solder Masks

Chemask HT is a fast curing, peelable temporary spot mask formulated for long-term heat protection at elevated temperatures. May be used to protect pins, posts,...  Read More...

Macaos Software Releases Enterprise v. 4.0

Macaos Software Releases Enterprise v. 4.0

Macaos Enterprise v. 4.0 PCB management, panelization, stencil creation and online ordering software includes assembly data manager for adding or modifying pick...  Read More...

Tanaka Releases UV700-SR1J Silver Paste

Tanaka Releases UV700-SR1J Silver Paste

UV700-SR1J electrically conductive silver paste enables the formation of electronic circuits using only ultraviolet curing, without thermal curing. Forms a circ...  Read More...

Asset InterTech Releases JTAG eBook

Asset InterTech Releases JTAG eBook

“JTAG | IJTAG Semiconductor and Board Test Security” is an eBook that addresses weaknesses in the IEEE 1149.1 Boundary-Scan (JTAG) standard’s test access port f...  Read More...

CST Releases Antenna Magus v. 5.0

CST Releases Antenna Magus v. 5.0

Antenna Magus v. 5.0 features upgraded design capabilities for 250 antenna types. Automatically suggests practical design objectives and, as needed, instantly...  Read More...

Ucamco Offers Integr8tor v8.3 for Download

Ucamco Offers Integr8tor v8.3 for Download

Integr8tor v8.3 sales and engineering server for auto input and design analysis is now available for download. Automatically downloads and analyzes incoming cli...  Read More...

Isola Rolls Out Tachyon-100G Laminates, Prepregs

Isola Rolls Out Tachyon-100G Laminates, Prepregs

Tachyon-100G laminates and prepregs enable line cards required to transmit 100GbE at data rates in excess of 25Gb/s per channel. Have identical electrical prope...  Read More...

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