NEWS

Cicor PCB Group Sees H1 Sales Rise 6%

Cicor PCB Group Sees H1 Sales Rise 6%

12 August 2022

BRONSCHHOFEN, SWITZERLAND -- Cicor Group's PCB division reported sales of CHF23.3 million in the first half, up 5.5%, driven in particular by an increase in dem...  Read More...

CMK's Q2 Sales Up 1.4% YoY

CMK's Q2 Sales Up 1.4% YoY

11 August 2022

TOYKO -- CMK reported second quarter consolidated revenue increased 1.4% from last year to 19.75 billion yen ($148 million).  Read More...

Component Lead Times Shortening, Prices Stabilizing, But Supply Chain Problems Not Over

Component Lead Times Shortening, Prices Stabilizing, But Supply Chain Problems Not Over

09 August 2022

PASADENA, CA – While electronic component availability is improving and prices are stabilizing across many categories, global supply chain issues, extended lead...  Read More...

German Region PCB Orders are Trending Lower

German Region PCB Orders are Trending Lower

08 August 2022

FRANKFURT -- Germany area printed circuit fabricators reported orders slightly exceeded shipments for the second straight quarter in the April to June period, l...  Read More...

Additive Circuits Technologies Obtains New Financing Agreement

Additive Circuits Technologies Obtains New Financing Agreement

08 August 2022

BREA, CA -- Additive Circuits Technologies signed a new equipment financing facility with Liberty Commercial Finance, enabling the printed circuit fabricator to...  Read More...

Altair's Q2 Results Exceed Expectations

Altair's Q2 Results Exceed Expectations

07 August 2022

TROY, MI -- Altair reported second quarter software product revenue of $116.9 million, up 17.4% from a year ago  Read More...

DRAM Demand Slowing to Historical-Low Pace

DRAM Demand Slowing to Historical-Low Pace

07 August 2022

TAIPEI -- DRAM market demand bit growth will amount to 8.3% in 2023, growing less than 10% for the first time in history, and far lower than supply-side bit gro...  Read More...

Colin Langston, Canadian PCB Pioneer, Passes Away

Colin Langston, Canadian PCB Pioneer, Passes Away

07 August 2022

AURORA, ONTARIO -- Ivor Langston, founder of Canadian printed circuit board fabricator Fine Line Circuits, has passed away. He was 95.  Read More...

TTM Technologies' Q2 Sales Up 10% YoY

TTM Technologies' Q2 Sales Up 10% YoY

04 August 2022

SANTA ANA, CA -- TTM Technologies today reported second quarter net sales of $625.6 million, up 10.4% from $567.4 million in 2021.  Read More...

Compass Raises 2022 Outlook after Retention of Advanced Circuits

Compass Raises 2022 Outlook after Retention of Advanced Circuits

04 August 2022

AURORA, CO -- Advanced Circuits' parent company, Compass Diversified, said overall net sales were up 19% to $515.6 million, and up 13% on a pro forma basis.  Read More...

Semiconductor Sales Rose 13% YoY in Q2, SIA Says

Semiconductor Sales Rose 13% YoY in Q2, SIA Says

02 August 2022

WASHINGTON — Worldwide sales of semiconductors totaled $152.5 billion during the second quarter, up 13.3% from 2021 and 0.5% more than the first quarter, the Se...  Read More...

AT&S Reports Record Quarter on 58% Gain

AT&S Reports Record Quarter on 58% Gain

02 August 2022

LEOBEN, AUSTRIA – AT S continued its growth course unabated in its fiscal first quarter, with record revenue and earnings.  Read More...

Advanced Circuits Ends Acquisition Deal with Tempo Automation

Advanced Circuits Ends Acquisition Deal with Tempo Automation

29 July 2022

WESTPORT, CT -- Advanced Circuits has called off its previously announced agreement to be sold to Tempo Automation.  Read More...

MKS Instruments, Atotech Gain Final Merger OK

MKS Instruments, Atotech Gain Final Merger OK

28 July 2022

ANDOVER, MA -- MKS Instruments and Atotech have received unconditional merger approval from China’s State Administration for Market Regulation for MKS’ pending ...  Read More...

Trackwise Reiterates H1 Loss Forecast

Trackwise Reiterates H1 Loss Forecast

28 July 2022

TEWKSBURY, UK -- Trackwise Designs said it expects first-half sales and losses to worsen versus 2021.  Read More...

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FEATURES

NTI 100: The Unsinkable, Unstoppable PCB Market

NTI 100: The Unsinkable, Unstoppable PCB Market

Political and supply-chain issues could not slow printed circuit growth in 2021. The author attended his first IPC meeting in 1966. At that time, the consen...  Read More...

A Royal Summit

A Royal Summit

Summit Interconnect’s chief executive explains the PCB fabricator’s latest buy. Summit Interconnect in May announced the acquisition of fellow printed circuit ...  Read More...

OSP Myths Dispelled

OSP Myths Dispelled

A new specification tackles the application and performance of organic solderability preservatives. After many years of starts, stops and debate, an industry c...  Read More...

Making Technology-Specific Design Charts

Making Technology-Specific Design Charts

IPC-2152 is an important baseline for determining current carrying capacity, but further work must be done for individual applications. In response to recent c...  Read More...

Minimizing the Effects of Vias on Very High-Speed Digital Signals

Minimizing the Effects of Vias on Very High-Speed Digital Signals

Unwanted capacitance hanging off signal traces can cause unwanted resonances and excessive attenuation. Data rates for very high-speed data links keep climbing...  Read More...

Can PCB Fabrication Processes Keep Up with Design Demands?

Can PCB Fabrication Processes Keep Up with Design Demands?

New hole formation technologies and low-cost low-loss materials are needed. Ed.: This is the fourth of an occasional series by the authors of the 2019 iNEMI Ro...  Read More...

Limiting Radiation from Logic Circuit Boards

Limiting Radiation from Logic Circuit Boards

Once energy leaves a controlled path, the chances are it will cause interference and radiate from board edges.  Read More...

SMT 4.0 and CTF

SMT 4.0 and CTF

AI Industry 4.0-aided manufacturing should incorporate CTF quality methodology.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Antenova Offers Agosti Corner-Placement Antenna

Antenova Offers Agosti Corner-Placement Antenna

Agosti (SR4G080) miniature surface mount antennas for GNSS applications measures 9.0 x 5.8 x 1.7mm and operates with exceptional efficiency in a reduced space o...  Read More...

T-Tech Offers IsoPro 6.0 PCB Prototype Software

T-Tech Offers IsoPro 6.0 PCB Prototype Software

IsoPro 6.0 software comes on Quick Circuit Systems and enables automatic data conversion from almost any CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-research/cad-...  Read More...

Ventec Introduces tec-speed 4.0 Flex-Rigid Material

Ventec Introduces tec-speed 4.0 Flex-Rigid Material

tec-speed 4.0 (VT-462(L) PP NF/LF) no- and low-flow FR-4.0 prepreg material offers high-Tg, low Dk, low loss, and excellent thermal reliability.  Read More...

Number One Systems Releases Easy-PC v. 26 ECAD Tool

Number One Systems Releases Easy-PC v. 26 ECAD Tool

Easy-PC v. 26 PCB design software incorporates IPC-2581 export capability, plus over 25 other new technology features.  Read More...

Uyemura Introduces C100 Silver Dispersion Plating

Uyemura Introduces C100 Silver Dispersion Plating

C100 Silver dispersive plating for high-power connectors retains silver’s conductive properties while providing anti-tarnish protection and greater wear resista...  Read More...

Fujipoly Offers Sarcon EGR30A Thermal Interface Material

Fujipoly Offers Sarcon EGR30A Thermal Interface Material

Sarcon EGR30A thermal interface material absorbs a range of unwanted electromagnetic energy.  Read More...

Kyocera AVX Releases 9159-650 Series Card-Edge Connector

Kyocera AVX Releases 9159-650 Series Card-Edge Connector

9159-650 Series vertical, dual-row, top-entry card-edge connector provides significant functionality in a broad range of perpendicular, PCB-mating automotive, i...  Read More...

Ultra Librarian Launches Autodesk Fusion 360-Integrated CAD Library App

Ultra Librarian Launches Autodesk Fusion 360-Integrated CAD Library App

Ultra Librarian Fusion 360-compatible app provides free verified schematic symbols, PCB footprints, 3-D STEP models, and reference designs from Ultra Librarian ...  Read More...

Ucamco Releases UcamX and Integr8tor v2022.06 CAM Tools

Ucamco Releases UcamX and Integr8tor v2022.06 CAM Tools

UcamX v2022.06 CAM and Integr8tor v2022.06 pre-CAM software include dozens of additions, new options, fixes and general improvements to increase productivity.  Read More...

TTM Technologies Rolls Out Xinger Resistors

TTM Technologies Rolls Out Xinger Resistors

Xinger resistors are targeted for applications in industrial and test and measurement markets and are available through TTM or Xinger brand stocking distributor...  Read More...

Stackpole Updates HCSM2818 Resistors

Stackpole Updates HCSM2818 Resistors

HCSM2818 resisters are rated at 5W and now provide a 2mΩ resistance value with TCR of 100ppm.  Read More...

Avishtech Debuts Gauss Stack Pro Software

Avishtech Debuts Gauss Stack Pro Software

Gauss Stack Pro software reportedly enhances PCB prototyping and reliability.  Read More...

Ucamco Updates Reference Gerber Viewer

Ucamco Updates Reference Gerber Viewer

Reference Gerber Viewer now includes formal syntax checker.  Read More...

Keysight Releases PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS) 2023 RF/Microwave Software

Keysight Releases PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS) 2023 RF/Microwave Software

PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS) 2023 integrated design and simulation software addresses increasing design complexity and higher frequencies for radio fre...  Read More...

Stackpole Updates CSNL2512-3W Resistor

Stackpole Updates CSNL2512-3W Resistor

CSNL2512-3W current sensing resistor now includes 0.2mΩ resistance value.  Read More...

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