NEWS

US Annual Sales of AVs to Reach 5M by 2026

US Annual Sales of AVs to Reach 5M by 2026

23 May 2018

HAMPSHIRE, UK – The annual sales of fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the US will reach 5 million by 2026, says Juniper Research. The global market will accoun...  Read More...

IPC Releases Additional Test Coupons for IPC-2221B Gerber Coupon Generator

IPC Releases Additional Test Coupons for IPC-2221B Gerber Coupon Generator

23 May 2018

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC released additional test coupons for the IPC-2221B Gerber Coupon Generator, an annual subscription service for IPC member companies.  Read More...

IC Insights Nearly Doubles 2018 Semi Capex Growth Forecast

IC Insights Nearly Doubles 2018 Semi Capex Growth Forecast

22 May 2018

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – IC Insights has raised its expectations for 2018 capital spending by six percentage points to a 14% increase. If this occurs, it would be the f...  Read More...

Nordson Posts Fiscal Q2 Net Sales Up 12%

Nordson Posts Fiscal Q2 Net Sales Up 12%

22 May 2018

WESTLAKE, OH – Nordson reported fiscal second quarter net sales of $553.7 million, up 11.6% year-over-year.  Read More...

In Wake of PCB Factory Fire, Taiwan Reviewing New Chemical Regs

In Wake of PCB Factory Fire, Taiwan Reviewing New Chemical Regs

21 May 2018

TAIPEI – Taiwanese legislators are reviewing amendments to the national Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act following a deadly fire at a domestic printed circ...  Read More...

Substrates Workshop to be Held at NPL

Substrates Workshop to be Held at NPL

21 May 2018

TEDDINGTON, UK – IMAPS-UK will hold a workshop on substrates for more demanding applications at the National Physical Laboratory on June 27.  Read More...

Taimide Expansion to Come Online by Year-End

Taimide Expansion to Come Online by Year-End

18 May 2018

TUNGLUO, TAIWAN -- Polyimide film supplier Taimide has begun phase two of its factory expansion here.  Read More...

Nano Dimension Reports Record Q1 Revenues

Nano Dimension Reports Record Q1 Revenues

17 May 2018

NESS ZIONA, ISRAEL – Nano Dimension today reported first quarter revenues of $635,000, compared to $118,000 in 2017.  Read More...

IPC to Hold Annual Lobbying Days Next Week

IPC to Hold Annual Lobbying Days Next Week

17 May 2018

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC announced its annual US lobbying event, IMPACT Washington D.C., will take place May 21-23.  Read More...

AT&S Reports Fiscal H1 Revenues up 22%

AT&S Reports Fiscal H1 Revenues up 22%

15 May 2018

VIENNA, AUSTRIA -- AT S reported first-half revenues grew 21.7% to €991.8 million ($1.18 billion) on higher demand in for automobiles and medical devices.  Read More...

Smart Home Automation Revenues to Exceed $45B by 2023

Smart Home Automation Revenues to Exceed $45B by 2023

15 May 2018

HAMPSHIRE, UK -- Increasing smart security adoption will drive home automation and monitoring revenues from an estimated $12 billion in 2018 to over $45 billion...  Read More...

Ucamco Updates Gerber Spec

Ucamco Updates Gerber Spec

14 May 2018

GENT, BELGIUM -- Ucamco has released revision 2018.05 of the Gerber format specification.  Read More...

IPC Lobbies US Trade Rep to Avoid Tax Hikes on Chinese Imports

IPC Lobbies US Trade Rep to Avoid Tax Hikes on Chinese Imports

14 May 2018

BANNOCKBURN, IL – The chief executive of IPC has submitted comments to the US Trade Representative decrying the potential impact of proposed tariff rate increa...  Read More...

Molex Acquires FPGA-Based Computing Developer

Molex Acquires FPGA-Based Computing Developer

14 May 2018

LISLE, IL – Molex announced today the acquisition of BittWare, a provider of computing systems featuring field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) deployed in data...  Read More...

Park Electrochemical Still Working on Sale of Materials Unit

Park Electrochemical Still Working on Sale of Materials Unit

10 May 2018

MELVILLE, NY -- Park Electrochemical chief executive Brian Shore said the process of selling the company's laminate business is "going quite well".  Read More...

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FEATURES

Using ECAD-MCAD Linkages to Enhance Avionics Thermal Design

Using ECAD-MCAD Linkages to Enhance Avionics Thermal Design

New tool features keep the thermal design concurrent with the PCB design.  Read More...

Voltage in the GHz World

Voltage in the GHz World

Understand what is happening to the energy moving around in a circuit board.  Read More...

Growing System Complexity Prompts Need for Engineering Models

Growing System Complexity Prompts Need for Engineering Models

Advancement in model-based system engineering was one of many highlights at the Zuken Innovation World conference in San Diego.  Read More...

The Complicated, Expansive World of IoT

The Complicated, Expansive World of IoT

The fastest-growing sector of electronics is desperate for communication standards.  Read More...

Design Practices for Power Integrity in Printed Circuit Boards

Design Practices for Power Integrity in Printed Circuit Boards

Twenty-nine steps to reducing issues prior to simulation.  Read More...

The Last Printed Circuit Plant in the US Closes Its Doors

The Last Printed Circuit Plant in the US Closes Its Doors

Sanmina announced it will close its printed circuit board operations in Owego, New York.  Read More...

For a Calculator, What Does ‘Accuracy’ Really Mean?

For a Calculator, What Does ‘Accuracy’ Really Mean?

Many of the values we want to estimate are unknowable because the parameters themselves are unknown.  Read More...

Designing Printed Circuit Boards for the Internet of Things

Designing Printed Circuit Boards for the Internet of Things

IoT designs operate in multiple modes, and often must fit predetermined form factors.  Read More...

The Profile of an EMS Facility is an Elusive Study

The Profile of an EMS Facility is an Elusive Study

Properly evaluating an EMS means going beyond the published stats.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Grieve Debuts NO. 813 Walk-In Oven

Grieve Debuts NO. 813 Walk-In Oven

No. 813 is a gas-heated 500°F(~260°C) walk-in oven, currently used for curing printed circuit boards.  Read More...

NI Releases LabVIEW 2018

NI Releases LabVIEW 2018

LabVIEW 2018 software is for test workflows. Includes new tools that reportedly simplify system integration and grant more control through hardware accessibilit...  Read More...

Ansys Releases Ansys 19.1 Simulation and Analysis Suite

Ansys Releases Ansys 19.1 Simulation and Analysis Suite

Ansys 19.1 delivers new analysis capabilities in the electromagnetics suite for designing wireless communication, autonomous and electrification technologies.  Read More...

Atotech Launches Stanna-COF Chip-on-Film Immersion Tin Final Finish

Atotech Launches Stanna-COF Chip-on-Film Immersion Tin Final Finish

Stanna-COF immersion tin enables chip-on-film (CoF) technology.  Read More...

Atotech Debuts Cupracid Flex and InPro Flex Conformal Plating Solution

Atotech Debuts Cupracid Flex and InPro Flex Conformal Plating Solution

Cupracid Flex and InPro Flex are designed for standard conformal flex applications.  Read More...

Ventec Launches tec-speed 20.0 High-Frequency Laminate and Prepreg

Ventec Launches tec-speed 20.0 High-Frequency Laminate and Prepreg

tec-speed 20.0 high-frequency laminate and prepreg series is a ceramic-filled hydrocarbon thermoset material for such printed circuit board applications as cell...  Read More...

Circuit Foil Luxembourg Upgrades TWLS, TZA ED CU Foils

Circuit Foil Luxembourg Upgrades TWLS, TZA ED CU Foils

TWLS and TZA electrodeposited copper foils are now arsenic-free. All traces of arsenic have been removed from the treatment process.  Read More...

XJTAG Offers DFT Assistant Plugin for Mentor Xpedition

XJTAG Offers DFT Assistant Plugin for Mentor Xpedition

XJTAG DFT Assistant free software interface for Mentor Xpedition Designer increases design for test and debug capabilities of the schematic capture and PCB desi...  Read More...

Atotech Debuts BondFilm HF Oxide Replacement Chemistry

Atotech Debuts BondFilm HF Oxide Replacement Chemistry

BondFilm HF is for treatment of innerlayer cores.  Read More...

Konekt Releases Electra v7.20 Autorouter Software

Konekt Releases Electra v7.20 Autorouter Software

Electra v. 7.20 shape-based autorouter has improved completion rate and quality for high-density designs.  Read More...

AVX Releases 9176-800 Series Connectors

AVX Releases 9176-800 Series Connectors

9176-800 series low-profile insulation displacement connectors reduce Z-axis height of 9176-400 series 1mm; reduce volume of standard 00-9176 series IDCs more t...  Read More...

Fujiploy Debuts Carbon Zebra Connector

Fujiploy Debuts Carbon Zebra Connector

Carbon Zebra connector makes electrical contact using 140 conductive pads per in. when placed between PCB and LCD display.  Read More...

Integra Devices Introduces Amalga Waveguide Manufacturing Process

Integra Devices Introduces Amalga Waveguide Manufacturing Process

Amalga enables fabrication of hollow, metal waveguide and coaxial structures inside and on top of electronic substrates.  Read More...

Rogers Rolls Out IM Series High-Frequency Laminates

Rogers Rolls Out IM Series High-Frequency Laminates

IM series high-frequency laminates are passive intermodulation (PIM) performing version of AD300D, AD255C, and DiClad 880 antenna grade laminates.  Read More...

Rogers Introduces AD300D RF Laminates

Rogers Introduces AD300D RF Laminates

AD300D 4th gen. commercial microwave and RF laminate material extends capabilities of AD300 product.  Read More...

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