NEWS

TTM to Expand in Ohio

TTM to Expand in Ohio

26 February 2024

NORTH JACKSON, OH – TTM Technologies is planning an expansion at its PCB manufacturing plant here that will add 50 jobs to the existing 200 at the facility.  Read More...

Protestors Block Entrance to TTM Toronto Facility

Protestors Block Entrance to TTM Toronto Facility

26 February 2024

TORONTO – Protestors early Monday morning blocked entrance to TTM Technologies' manufacturing facility in Toronto to protest the company's production of circuit...  Read More...

Altair Reports 7% Q4 Revenue Increase

Altair Reports 7% Q4 Revenue Increase

23 February 2024

TROY, MI – Altair announced $171.5 million in revenue for the fourth quarter, a 6.9% increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2022.  Read More...

North American PCB Industry Sales Down 3.9% in January

North American PCB Industry Sales Down 3.9% in January

23 February 2024

BANNOCKBURN, IL – North American PCB shipments in January were down 3.9% compared to the same month last year, IPC reported in its latest North American PCB Sta...  Read More...

North American EMS Industry Up 2.6% in January

North American EMS Industry Up 2.6% in January

23 February 2024

BANNOCKBURN, IL – North American EMS shipments in January were up 2.6% compared to the same month last year, according to IPC's findings from its North American...  Read More...

Rogers Reports $205M in Q4 Sales

Rogers Reports $205M in Q4 Sales

22 February 2024

CHANDLER, AZ – Rogers reported fourth quarter sales of $204.6 million, a decrease of 8.5% from 2022's fourth quarter.  Read More...

Rogers Announces New Facility in Mexico

Rogers Announces New Facility in Mexico

22 February 2024

CHANDLER, AZ – Rogers Corporation has signed a lease on a factory in Monterrey, Mexico for advanced busbar manufacturing and engineering services.  Read More...

Element Solutions Reports $352M in Q4 Electronics Sales

Element Solutions Reports $352M in Q4 Electronics Sales

21 February 2024

MIAMI – Element Solutions announced fourth quarter sales of $352 million for its Electronics segment, a 4% increase from the fourth quarter of 2022.  Read More...

TTM Expanding VA Operations

TTM Expanding VA Operations

19 February 2024

STERLING, VA – TTM Technologies has announced a $13.4 million expansion of its manufacturing plant in Virginia.  Read More...

NCAB Group Reports 14% Sales Decrease

NCAB Group Reports 14% Sales Decrease

19 February 2024

STOCKHOLM – NCAB Group reported net sales of SEK878.6 million ($84.3 million) for the fourth quarter, a year-over-year decrease of 14%.  Read More...

Manu Skyttä Appointed President, CEO of Aspocomp

Manu Skyttä Appointed President, CEO of Aspocomp

16 February 2024

FINLAND -- Aspocomp has appointed Manu Skyttä president and CEO, succeeding Mikko Montonen, who will step down by Aug. 14.  Read More...

Renesas to Buy Altium for $5.9B

Renesas to Buy Altium for $5.9B

15 February 2024

TOKYO ― Renesas Electronics will acquire Altium for A$9.1 billion (US$5.9 billion) in cash, subject to a number of conditions. The deal has an enterprise value ...  Read More...

Global Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry Poised for 2024 Recovery, SEMI Reports

Global Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry Poised for 2024 Recovery, SEMI Reports

14 February 2024

MILPITAS, CA – The global semiconductor manufacturing industry recovery is taking hold with electronics and IC sales increasing in the final quarter of 2023 and...  Read More...

PCEA Training Announces April PCB Design Class

PCEA Training Announces April PCB Design Class

14 February 2024

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – PCEA Training is offering a five-day training class starting in April and ending in early May for printed circuit engineers, layout profess...  Read More...

PCEA Announces UHDI Forum at PCB East

PCEA Announces UHDI Forum at PCB East

13 February 2024

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – The Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA) today announced the first UHDI Substrates: Design to Package Forum will be held on Jun...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Building the Efficient Design System

Building the Efficient Design System

EMA founder Manny Marcano lays out his strategy for untethering methodology and technology. EMA Design Automation has for years been exclusive distributor of C...  Read More...

High-Density Interconnect Technology: An Overview

High-Density Interconnect Technology: An Overview

Design and manufacturing considerations for HDI PCBs. High-density interconnect (HDI) technology has been a major enabler of advancement in the electronics ind...  Read More...

How Interconnects Work: Anatomy of Crosstalk

How Interconnects Work: Anatomy of Crosstalk

Models for understanding sources, quantification and mitigation of crosstalk. Crosstalk in PCB and packaging interconnects is arguably one of the most complica...  Read More...

Do Trace Coatings or Via Fillings Improve (Thermal or Electrical) Conductivity?

Do Trace Coatings or Via Fillings Improve (Thermal or Electrical) Conductivity?

Coating traces or filling vias is usually a wasted expense. We are often dismayed by the number of individuals (and especially board manufacturers) who suggest...  Read More...

Establishing Design Rules for Laser Depaneling of Printed Circuit Boards

Establishing Design Rules for Laser Depaneling of Printed Circuit Boards

Analysis and summary of the most fundamental design guidelines. Technological advantages associated with the use of laser systems include flexibility, material...  Read More...

Nothing Soft about PCB Design Tools Market

Nothing Soft about PCB Design Tools Market

Even after a long growth streak, observers still think the industry has life ahead. The Electronic Systems Design Alliance in October reported yet another stag...  Read More...

How to Calculate Transmission Line Impedance with Dispersion and Roughness, No Field Solver Needed!

How to Calculate Transmission Line Impedance with Dispersion and Roughness, No Field Solver Needed!

Analytical formulas, plus Microsoft Excel, are all you need. Look at just about any expert-level signal integrity guide and you will (or rather, should) see a ...  Read More...

Electrical and Thermodynamic Parallels

Electrical and Thermodynamic Parallels

Copper can conduct current and heat, but board materials conduct only heat. Most PCB designers have had at least some exposure to electrical engineering princi...  Read More...

'A Good First Step': PCBAA Talks Legislation Status

'A Good First Step': PCBAA Talks Legislation Status

PCBAA's executive director lauds recent funding wins but says the heavy lifting remains. Year-end is typically not the time when big announcements are made, bu...  Read More...

Why Making All Transmission Lines in a PCB 50Ω is Good Technological Practice

Why Making All Transmission Lines in a PCB 50Ω is Good Technological Practice

Simplify the stackups and make impedance and other measurements easier. As many as seven different impedances are called out in various design specifications. ...  Read More...

How Many High-Current Vias Do We Need? (Fewer Than You Think)

How Many High-Current Vias Do We Need? (Fewer Than You Think)

The industry standard formula could triple the number actually required. If a high-current trace on a board has a via going to another trace segment, the quest...  Read More...

Basics of High-Frequency PCB Materials

Basics of High-Frequency PCB Materials

An overview of the physical and electrical characteristics of rigid and flex laminates. Electronic devices functioning at high frequencies are currently evolvi...  Read More...

Assessing Data Independence and Normality for SPC Charts

Assessing Data Independence and Normality for SPC Charts

PCB chemical manufacturing processes can violate data independence and normality. The most critical assumption made concerning statistical process control (SPC...  Read More...

Advanced Substrates for Power-Dense Applications

Advanced Substrates for Power-Dense Applications

Enhanced insulated metal substrates are effective for wide-bandgap semiconductor power modules. Step on the pedal of a modern electric vehicle (EV) and you wil...  Read More...

‘A Seamless Solution’

‘A Seamless Solution’

With new leadership at the helm, Freedom CAD is looking to the future while maintaining its standards. Freedom CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-resear...  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

TDK Launches Inductors for Automotive Use

TDK Launches Inductors for Automotive Use

TDK's MHQ1005075HA series of inductors are designed for automotive high-frequency circuits.  Read More...

KiCad Releases KiCad 8.0 Design Software

KiCad Releases KiCad 8.0 Design Software

KiCad 8.0 features hundreds of bug fixes, performance improvements and other smaller changes since KiCad 7.  Read More...

Samtec Upgrades Edge Rate Series BtB Connectors

Samtec Upgrades Edge Rate Series BtB Connectors

Samtec Edge Rate ERF6 ERM6 Series board-to-board connectors now include a higher-density mated set half the width of previous designs and in a lower-profile 5...  Read More...

Kyocera AVX Launches TCD Series Capacitors

Kyocera AVX Launches TCD Series Capacitors

Kyocera AVX's TCD Series of conductive polymer capacitors are engineered for use in demanding military, aerospace, defense and industrial applications, includin...  Read More...

Ucamco Releases UcamX and Integr8tor v2023.12

Ucamco Releases UcamX and Integr8tor v2023.12

Ucamco's UcamX v2023.12 CAM software and Integr8tor v2023.12 pre-CAM software are now available, each offering additions to increase users' productivity.  Read More...

Stackpole Rolls Out Lead-Free Chip Resistors

Stackpole Rolls Out Lead-Free Chip Resistors

Stackpole Electronics' RMEA series of automotive grade chip resistors are fully lead-free and AEC-Q200 qualified and anti-sulfur.  Read More...

Kyocera AVX Updates 9155-800 Series Battery Connectors

Kyocera AVX Updates 9155-800 Series Battery Connectors

Kyocera AVX's 9155-800 series of vertical-mate, 2.0mm-pitch battery connector series now includes seven- and eight-position models.  Read More...

Stackpole Rolls Out Ultra-High Power Thin Film Resistors

Stackpole Rolls Out Ultra-High Power Thin Film Resistors

Stackpole’s RNCU1206 provides tolerances as low as 0.1% and TCR’s as low as 10ppm along with a 1W power.  Read More...

Vishay Releases Compact Proximity Sensor

Vishay Releases Compact Proximity Sensor

Vishay Intertechnology's VCNL36828P combines a photodiode, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), 16-bit ADC, and smart dual I²C slave address in a 2.0...  Read More...

Würth Launches MEMS Humidity Sensor

Würth Launches MEMS Humidity Sensor

Würth Elektronik's MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical System) sensor measures with a precision of ±1.8% RH in the 20% to 80% relative humidity range.  Read More...

Würth Expands Redexpert Capabilities

Würth Expands Redexpert Capabilities

Würth Elektronik’s online design platform Redexpert now includes the effects of DC bias on the AC losses.  Read More...

Amphenol Socapex Rolls Out Ruggedized USB Type-C Connector

Amphenol Socapex Rolls Out Ruggedized USB Type-C Connector

Amphenol Socapex's USB3CFTV is a ruggedized USB Type-C connector designed to withstand harsh environments and demanding applications such as military communicat...  Read More...

Vishay Releases Upgraded IR Receiver Modules

Vishay Releases Upgraded IR Receiver Modules

Vishay Intertechnology's TSOP18xx, TSOP58xx, and TSSP5xx series of IR receiver modules now feature the company's latest in-house IC technology.  Read More...

Altium Launches Altium 365 BOM Portal

Altium Launches Altium 365 BOM Portal

Altium's BOM Portal within the Altium 365 platform is designed to enhance collaboration between engineering and procurement teams and offer a unified approach t...  Read More...

Yamaichi Rolls Out High-Heat FPC

Yamaichi Rolls Out High-Heat FPC

Yamaichi Electronics' YFLEX flexible PCB is now also available as a high-heat resistant version for extreme environments.  Read More...

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