NEWS

December N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up 8%

December N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up 8%

27 January 2021

MILPITAS, CA – North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers closed the year with a flourish, setting a record in the process.  Read More...

Amphenol Posts Q4 Revenues Up 13%

Amphenol Posts Q4 Revenues Up 13%

27 January 2021

WALLINGFORD, CT – Amphenol posted fourth quarter revenues of $2.43 billion, an increase of 13% year-over-year.  Read More...

N. American Dec. PCB Orders Up 9%

N. American Dec. PCB Orders Up 9%

27 January 2021

BANNOCKBURN, IL — Printed circuit board orders from North American fabricators in December rose 9.2% year-over-year and 9.1% sequentially, according to IPC.  Read More...

US Defense Dept. Establishes Defense Electronics Consortium

US Defense Dept. Establishes Defense Electronics Consortium

26 January 2021

WASHINGTON – The US Department of Defense announced a new Defense Electronics Consortium and awarded millions toward its establishment to a subsidiary of the IP...  Read More...

IPC Welcomes Pres. Biden’s ‘Buy American’ Executive Order

IPC Welcomes Pres. Biden’s ‘Buy American’ Executive Order

26 January 2021

BANNOCKBURN, IL — IPC welcomes the “Buy American” executive order signed by US President Joe Biden.  Read More...

Substrate Demand Drives LG Innotek's Q4 Sales

Substrate Demand Drives LG Innotek's Q4 Sales

26 January 2021

SEOUL -- LG Innotek reported fourth quarter revenue at its Substrate and Material unit rose 19% year-over-year and 6% sequentially to 340 billion won ($308 mill...  Read More...

Report: Flex Electronics in Healthcare Market to Reach Over $8B by 2030

Report: Flex Electronics in Healthcare Market to Reach Over $8B by 2030

25 January 2021

CAMBRIDGE, UK – The flexible electronics in healthcare market will exceed $8.3 billion by 2030, according to new research by IDTechEx.  Read More...

US Investigating Amphenol Patent Infringement Case Against Luxshare

US Investigating Amphenol Patent Infringement Case Against Luxshare

25 January 2021

WASHINGTON – The US has launched a patent infringement investigation against Luxshare Precision Industry over possible import violations.  Read More...

EMA Design Automation to Hold Flex PCB Webinar Feb. 3

EMA Design Automation to Hold Flex PCB Webinar Feb. 3

25 January 2021

ROCHESTER, NY – EMA Design Automation will hold a free webinar on flex PCB design guidelines for manufacturing Feb. 3.  Read More...

Forecast: FCBGA Package Revenue to Experience 3% CAGR through 2025

Forecast: FCBGA Package Revenue to Experience 3% CAGR through 2025

22 January 2021

LYON, FRANCE – FCBGA package revenue is expected to reach $12 billion by 2025, driven by AI, data center and HPC momentum, according to Yole Développement, a CA...  Read More...

UP Media Group Announces New Dates for PCB East 2021

UP Media Group Announces New Dates for PCB East 2021

21 January 2021

ATLANTA, GA – UP Media Group Inc. today announced new dates for PCB East (https://www.pcbeast.com) 2021 when it returns to the Boston area this year.  Read More...

IndustryWeek EIC Hessman to Keynote IPC Apex Expo

IndustryWeek EIC Hessman to Keynote IPC Apex Expo

19 January 2021

BANNOCKBURN, IL — IndustryWeek’s editor in chief Travis Hessman will keynote IPC Apex Expo 2021.  Read More...

Ticer Acquires Deposition Manufacturing Assets of Global Firm

Ticer Acquires Deposition Manufacturing Assets of Global Firm

18 January 2021

CHANDLER, AZ – Ticer Technologies has completed the acquisition of manufacturing assets from another global manufacturing corporation for an undisclosed sum. ...  Read More...

Ucamco to Include IPC-DPMX Import in Upcoming CAM Releases

Ucamco to Include IPC-DPMX Import in Upcoming CAM Releases

15 January 2021

GHENT, BELGIUM – Ucamco will include an industrialized IPC-DPMX import in its upcoming Integr8tor and UcamX releases.  Read More...

US Energy Dept. Allots $124M in Funding for Tech Innovation, Connected Factories

US Energy Dept. Allots $124M in Funding for Tech Innovation, Connected Factories

13 January 2021

WASHINGTON – The US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced approximately $123.6 million in new funding, as well as $4...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Desktop Tools to Remain a Fixture

Desktop Tools to Remain a Fixture

Despite channel changes, the major EDA vendors say user demand makes mainstream tools worth their continued support. What is the future of the mainstream PCB C...  Read More...

Eliminating Latency in Next-Gen WiFi 6E Devices

Eliminating Latency in Next-Gen WiFi 6E Devices

Advanced high-Q RF components will play a critical role in larger goal of eliminating many of the latency issues of the past. When WiFi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax) was i...  Read More...

Designing for Higher Power in Smaller Form Factors

Designing for Higher Power in Smaller Form Factors

The redesign of a power adapter, using thermal modeling software. Much has been written about the benefits of moving thermal design activity higher up the prod...  Read More...

Maxwell and Transmission Lines

Maxwell and Transmission Lines

The famous mathematician can guide our understanding of electrical signals.  Read More...

Is Electrical Current Particle Flow or Wave Phenomenon?

Is Electrical Current Particle Flow or Wave Phenomenon?

Some engineers claim electrical current is not the flow of electrons. They are wrong.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Polar Instruments Releases Speedstack 21_02 Design Stackup Tool

Polar Instruments Releases Speedstack 21_02 Design Stackup Tool

Speedstack 21_02 supports a new shield material type, allowing the addition of shielding materials for rigid and flex printed circuit constructions.  Read More...

Polar Instruments, Anritsu Introduce Atlas for Anritsu VNAs

Polar Instruments, Anritsu Introduce Atlas for Anritsu VNAs

Atlas for Anritsu ShockLine vector network analyzers is for production testing of PCB insertion loss.  Read More...

Sunstone Adds Gerber File Option to PCB123 Order Process

Sunstone Adds Gerber File Option to PCB123 Order Process

PCB123 printed circuit board design (http://www.PCBwest.com) and ordering software now includes option for ordering and sending Gerber files without any further...  Read More...

Vishay Offers 650V SiC Schottky Diodes

Vishay Offers 650V SiC Schottky Diodes

10 650V silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky diodes feature merged PIN Schottky (MPS) design.  Read More...

AVX Releases W Series Embedded Wi-Fi Antennas

AVX Releases W Series Embedded Wi-Fi Antennas

W series embedded Wi-Fi antennas offer range of standard solutions with ultraminiature form factors, PCB or FPC antenna technologies capable of supporting singl...  Read More...

Würth Adds WE-KI SMT Inductors for 0603, 0805 Packages

Würth Adds WE-KI SMT Inductors for 0603, 0805 Packages

WE-KI now includes ceramic inductor variants in 0603 and 0805 packages.  Read More...

Vishay Offers IHXL-1500VZ-51 Through-Hole Inductor

Vishay Offers IHXL-1500VZ-51 Through-Hole Inductor

IHXL-1500VZ-51 through-hole inductor delivers 420A saturation current for 30% inductance reduction in 1500 case size.  Read More...

Stackpole Extends RMCP Chip Resistor

Stackpole Extends RMCP Chip Resistor

RMCP thick-film chip resistor with high power capability now comes in resistance values up to 10mΩ.  Read More...

Hirose Releases D.FL75 Connector

Hirose Releases D.FL75 Connector

D.FL75 75 ohm, 4K/UHD transmission coaxial connector supports 12G-SDI standard and SMPTE ST 2082-1.  Read More...

IPC Debuts IPC-CFX Self-Validation and Equipment Qualification System

IPC Debuts IPC-CFX Self-Validation and Equipment Qualification System

IPC-CFX Self-Validation and Equipment Qualification System is a cloud-based test bed for equipment vendors and manufacturing facilities to self-validate CFX mes...  Read More...

SnapEDA Launches Plugin for Altium Designer

SnapEDA Launches Plugin for Altium Designer

A new free plugin for Altium Designer is for searching, finding and placing parts directly within PCB design tool.  Read More...

Hirose Offers FH72 FPC Connector

Hirose Offers FH72 FPC Connector

FH72 flexible printed circuit connector has single-action lock for portable electronic applications.  Read More...

Bourns Rolls Out Multifuse MF-FSHT SMT Fuses

Bourns Rolls Out Multifuse MF-FSHT SMT Fuses

Multifuse MF-FSHT polymer PTC high-temperature-rated surface mount resettable fuses deliver overcurrent protection in applications with higher ambient operating...  Read More...

EasyLogix Updates PCB-Investigator v. 12 Software

EasyLogix Updates PCB-Investigator v. 12 Software

PCB-Investigator v. 12 includes new plugin for DfT preparation.  Read More...

Stackpole Enhances RNCF0402 Nichrome Chip Resistors

Stackpole Enhances RNCF0402 Nichrome Chip Resistors

RNCF0402 precision Nichrome chip resistor now has power rating to 0.1W for resistance values from 4.7ohms to 255K for 0.1% tolerances and 25ppm TCR.  Read More...

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