NEWS

Traditional PC Market Continues to Grow Despite Issues in the Supply Chain, According to IDC

Traditional PC Market Continues to Grow Despite Issues in the Supply Chain, According to IDC

11 October 2019

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs, comprised of desktops, notebooks, and workstations, reached 70.4 million units in the third quarter, ac...  Read More...

Consumer Tech Spending to Jump 5% This Year

Consumer Tech Spending to Jump 5% This Year

11 October 2019

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Consumer spending on technology is forecast to reach $1.69 trillion in 2019, an increase of 5.3% over 2018.  Read More...

Altair Acquires PCB CAD Tool Developer Polliwog

Altair Acquires PCB CAD Tool Developer Polliwog

10 October 2019

TROY, MI -- Altair today announced the acquisition of EDA software developer Polliwog Co.  Read More...

UP Media Group Announces 15% Spike in PCB West Conference Registration

UP Media Group Announces 15% Spike in PCB West Conference Registration

09 October 2019

ATLANTA, GA – Conference attendance for PCB West (http://pcbwest.com/) 2019 was up 15% year-over-year, UP Media Group Inc. announced today.  Read More...

Colonial Circuits Acquisition Boosts FTG's Q3

Colonial Circuits Acquisition Boosts FTG's Q3

10 October 2019

TORONTO -- Firan Technology Group announced third quarter sales at its PCB unit rose 11.8% year-over-year to $18.3 million.  Read More...

Ohmega Files Provisional Patents for 2 Design Approaches

Ohmega Files Provisional Patents for 2 Design Approaches

08 October 2019

CULVER CITY, CA – Ohmega filed provisional patents for two new OhmegaPly designs: a macro tuning technique for embedded resistor elements and a split trace thin...  Read More...

EMA Celebrates 30 Years

EMA Celebrates 30 Years

08 October 2019

ROCHESTER, NY – EMA Design Automation is celebrating 30 years since it began selling EDA tools.  Read More...

IPC Joins 'Responsible Minerals Sourcing' Partnership

IPC Joins 'Responsible Minerals Sourcing' Partnership

07 October 2019

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC joined the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM) as part of its continuing efforts to help IPC members navigate the challen...  Read More...

ECIA Publishes RF Connector Selection Guide

ECIA Publishes RF Connector Selection Guide

07 October 2019

ATLANTA – ECIA has released EIA-979 RF Transmission Line and Connector Selection Guide. This 176-page document contains more than 100 figures and tables to prov...  Read More...

Q2 Global PC Monitor Shipments Down 2%

Q2 Global PC Monitor Shipments Down 2%

04 October 2019

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The worldwide market for PC monitors saw a year-over-year decline of 2.2% in the second quarter, with shipment volume totaling over 30 million ...  Read More...

Chunghwa Precision Invests $87M in R&D HQ

Chunghwa Precision Invests $87M in R&D HQ

04 October 2019

TAOYUAN, TAIWAN – Chunghwa Precision Test invested some $87.1 million in a new 645,834 sq. ft. R D headquarters here and will recruit some 1,000 new staff.  Read More...

DuPont Begins $220M Expansion of Flex Material Site in Ohio

DuPont Begins $220M Expansion of Flex Material Site in Ohio

02 October 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH – DuPont Electronics Imaging is undertaking a $220 million expansion here.  Read More...

Zuken, Dassault to Work Together on 3-D Modeling Platform

Zuken, Dassault to Work Together on 3-D Modeling Platform

01 October 2019

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – Zuken has signed an agreement with Dassault Systèmes to develop solutions for an end-to-end system design and manufacturing process enabling c...  Read More...

 Q2 Global Shipments of Gaming Gear Up 17%

Q2 Global Shipments of Gaming Gear Up 17%

01 October 2019

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Global shipments of gaming desktops, notebooks, and monitors reached 10.4 million units in the second quarter, up 16.5% year-over-year, accordi...  Read More...

IPC Survey: Global Electronics Industry Still Growing – Barely

IPC Survey: Global Electronics Industry Still Growing – Barely

30 September 2019

BANNOCKBURN, IL — The global electronics industry continues to thrive in a positive business environment, according to third quarter results from IPC’s Pulse of...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Electroless Plating for Flexible Circuits

Electroless Plating for Flexible Circuits

Electroless plating is a popular method in manufacturing printed circuits or flexible circuits.  Read More...

Polymer Thick Film Circuits – Practical or Not?

Polymer Thick Film Circuits – Practical or Not?

The subtractive process (an etching process of copper foil) is the primary technology used to build various printed circuits.  Read More...

The PCB Fabricator, as Seen Through a First-Timer's Eyes

The PCB Fabricator, as Seen Through a First-Timer's Eyes

An experienced engineer takes their first trip to a board shop.  Read More...

Leveraging Supply Chain Command for Lower Material Prices

Leveraging Supply Chain Command for Lower Material Prices

As trade battles between the US and China heated up, Ventec USA has had a front seat.  Read More...

A Closer Look at DDR5 Sockets and How They Help Next-Generation Technology

A Closer Look at DDR5 Sockets and How They Help Next-Generation Technology

The new memory technologies provide double the bandwidth and density of DDR4.  Read More...

Emerging Challenges in Modeling, Simulation and Design Tools

Emerging Challenges in Modeling, Simulation and Design Tools

IoT and high-end systems are driving the need for increased sophistication in analysis tools.  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...

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PRODUCTS

Rigol Technologies Debuts RSA3000E Spectrum Analyzer

Rigol Technologies Debuts RSA3000E Spectrum Analyzer

RSA3000E spectrum analyzer comes in 1.5GHz and 3GHz models with available tracking generators and performs real-time analysis for entry-level users.  Read More...

Altium Releases Altium Designer 20 PCB ECAD

Altium Releases Altium Designer 20 PCB ECAD

Altium Designer 20 features new "push and shove" capabilities that enable routing of complex HDI boards and speed design times over 20%.  Read More...

AVX Releases VLAS Series TransGuard MLVs

AVX Releases VLAS Series TransGuard MLVs

VLAS series low-clamp TransGuard automotive-qualified multilayer varistors (MLVs) are designed to exhibit lower breakdown and clamping voltage to working voltag...  Read More...

Hirose Introduces FX27 Connector

Hirose Introduces FX27 Connector

FX27 0.8mm pitch high-speed card edge board-to-board connector allows flexible stacking heights.  Read More...

MacDermid Alpha Releases MacuSpec HT 300 Metallization

MacDermid Alpha Releases MacuSpec HT 300 Metallization

MacuSpec HT 300 is a high-throwing power DC acid copper for metallization of through-holes of 15:1 aspect ratio boards at production volumes.  Read More...

Cadence Introduces Celsius Thermal Solver

Cadence Introduces Celsius Thermal Solver

Celsius Thermal Solver combines finite element analysis for solid structures with computational fluid dynamics for fluids to enable complete system analysis in ...  Read More...

TE Connectivity Introduces Strada Whisper R Connectors

TE Connectivity Introduces Strada Whisper R Connectors

Strada Whisper R backplane connectors reportedly ensure low crosstalk noise and enable migration path from 56G PAM-4 to 112G PAM-4.  Read More...

RBP Chemical Releases VersaPrep Cleaner

RBP Chemical Releases VersaPrep Cleaner

VersaPrep cleans and microetches metallic substrates.  Read More...

Zuken Launches eCADSTAR Internet-Connected PCB Design Software

Zuken Launches eCADSTAR Internet-Connected PCB Design Software

eCADSTAR is an internet-connected PCB design platform.  Read More...

NI Releases AWR v. 14.04 Modeling Software

NI Releases AWR v. 14.04 Modeling Software

NI AWR design environment software v. 14.04 includes over 50 enhancements.  Read More...

Balluff Offers IO-Link Master Block

Balluff Offers IO-Link Master Block

EtherNet/IP IO-Link master block insulates against inductive, conductive, and capacitive noise produced by electromagnetic interference.  Read More...

Indubond Releases X-Press Multilayer Press

Indubond Releases X-Press Multilayer Press

X-Press is a multilayer press that maintains +/-1° control over temp. for every multilayer.  Read More...

TT Electronics Rolls Out HM66M SMD Power Inductors

TT Electronics Rolls Out HM66M SMD Power Inductors

HM66M surface mount device power inductors are for use in high-frequency power conversion systems and EMI filter applications.  Read More...

Technic Releases TechniMask ISR1000F/900G Solder Mask

Technic Releases TechniMask ISR1000F/900G Solder Mask

TechniMask ISR1000F/900G liquid photo-definable, flexible white gloss solder mask is designed for LED applications.  Read More...

Beta Dyne Releases FW8S, FW8D DC/DC Converters

Beta Dyne Releases FW8S, FW8D DC/DC Converters

FW8S and FW8D DC/DC converters have 8W low-noise 2:1 input range that accepts 4.5 to 9VDC, 9 to 18VDC, or 18 to 36VDC and 36 to 72VDC input with on/off control....  Read More...

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