NEWS

North American PCB Sales Up 6.3% in June

North American PCB Sales Up 6.3% in June

22 July 2021

BANNOCKBURN, IL — North American printed circuit board fabricators reported the 90-day moving average shipments in June rose 6.3% from a year ago.  Read More...

 PCB West Announces Exhibitors, Free Sessions

PCB West Announces Exhibitors, Free Sessions

22 July 2021

ATLANTA, GA – JULY 22, 2021 – More than 100 leading industry suppliers for PCB design, fabrication and assembly are expected to exhibit at PCB West (http://pcbw...  Read More...

Semiconductor Shortage to Continue through Q1 2023, Supplyframe Says

Semiconductor Shortage to Continue through Q1 2023, Supplyframe Says

21 July 2021

PASADENA, CA – The worldwide shortage of semiconductors is expected to last for years to come amid increasing risk and supply constraints.  Read More...

Dooson to Focus on Laminate Sales for Future Growth

Dooson to Focus on Laminate Sales for Future Growth

19 July 2021

SEOUL -- Doosan Group is selling off non-core businesses to focus on its electronics unit, according to reports.  Read More...

Autodesk Moves on from Altium

Autodesk Moves on from Altium

19 July 2021

SAN FRANCISCO -- Autodesk has officially withdrawn its bid to acquire Altium, the latter acknowledged today in a public filing.  Read More...

Ansys Launches Electronics Desktop Software for Students

Ansys Launches Electronics Desktop Software for Students

15 July 2021

PITTSBURGH, PA – Ansys rolled out a free version of its electronics simulation desktop products for students.  Read More...

Report: Semi Shortage to Continue at Least through Q1 2023

Report: Semi Shortage to Continue at Least through Q1 2023

15 July 2021

PASADENA, CA – The worldwide shortage of semiconductors is expected to last for years amid increasing risk and supply constraints, according to Supplyframe. Sig...  Read More...

FTG Posts Q2 Circuits Segment Net Sales Down 35%

FTG Posts Q2 Circuits Segment Net Sales Down 35%

14 July 2021

TORONTO – Firan Technology Group reported second quarter Circuits segment net sales down 35% year-over-year to $13.7 million. All sites were down, but the large...  Read More...

Global Semi Equipment Sales to Grow 34% in 2021, Surpass $100B in 2022

Global Semi Equipment Sales to Grow 34% in 2021, Surpass $100B in 2022

14 July 2021

MILPITAS, CA — Global sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment by original equipment manufacturers are forecast to surpass $100 billion next year, a new h...  Read More...

Additive Circuits Appoints Torp CEO

Additive Circuits Appoints Torp CEO

14 July 2021

BREA, CA – Additive Circuits Technologies appointed David Torp CEO, effective July 1.  Read More...

Q1 PCB ECAD Revenue Up 15%

Q1 PCB ECAD Revenue Up 15%

14 July 2021

MILPITAS, CA — Printed circuit board and multichip module design software revenue increased 15.3% to $289.2 million compared to the first quarter of 2020, said ...  Read More...

TE Connectivity to Acquire ERNI Group

TE Connectivity to Acquire ERNI Group

13 July 2021

SCHAFFHAUSEN, SWITZERLAND – TE Connectivity has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ERNI Group. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the curr...  Read More...

Global PC Shipments Up 13% in Q2

Global PC Shipments Up 13% in Q2

13 July 2021

NEEDHAM, MA – The surge in PC demand continued through the second quarter, despite global component shortages and logistics issues, says International Data Corp...  Read More...

Ultra Librarian Provides Free 3-D Vishay CAD Models

Ultra Librarian Provides Free 3-D Vishay CAD Models

13 July 2021

ROCHESTER, NY – Ultra Librarian partnered with Vishay Intertechnology to provide free symbols, footprints, and 3-D models for download from ultralibrarian.com (...  Read More...

Boardera, Numerical Innovations Create App for PCB Ordering

Boardera, Numerical Innovations Create App for PCB Ordering

12 July 2021

LAS VEGAS – Boardera Software announced a new web-based app for ordering printed circuit boards built on Numerical Innovation's toolset. The companies based on ...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Resistive Loss is Only Skin Deep

Resistive Loss is Only Skin Deep

Mitigating skin effect’s impact on high-speed signals. I’ve spent much of the past seven years dealing with insertion loss as it relates to PCB dielectrics, a...  Read More...

‘Big Gets Bigger and Faster’: The Annual NT1-100 Largest PCB Fabricators

‘Big Gets Bigger and Faster’: The Annual NT1-100 Largest PCB Fabricators

The largest circuit board fabricators are pulling away from the rest of the market. This is the 25th NTI-100 report. The author cannot believe he has done NTI...  Read More...

A New Covid Surge in Taiwan?

A New Covid Surge in Taiwan?

Taiwan is the benchmark for controlling the spread of Covid-19 and minimizing the infection rate throughout the country with very few deaths.  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

Ansys Releases Ansys 2021 R2

Ansys Releases Ansys 2021 R2

Ansys 2021 R2 increases data visibility and reuse for materials, digital twin components, electronic components and compliance initiatives. Productivity enhance...  Read More...

Rohm Introduces Hybrid IGBTs with Built-In SiC Diode

Rohm Introduces Hybrid IGBTs with Built-In SiC Diode

RGWxx65C series of hybrid IGBTs have an integrated 650V SiC Schottky barrier diode in the IGBT feedback block as a freewheeling diode that has almost no recover...  Read More...

Bay Area Circuits Releases Update to InstantDFM DFM Tool

Bay Area Circuits Releases Update to InstantDFM DFM Tool

InstantDFM online DfM software now has an improved interface and greater accessibility to analysis functions.  Read More...

Ucamco Updates Gerber Job Editor

Ucamco Updates Gerber Job Editor

Gerber Job Editor software now accepts notes in Chinese.  Read More...

Seica Rolls Out PilotV8XL HR Next> Flying Probe

Seica Rolls Out PilotV8XL HR Next> Flying Probe

PilotV8XL HR Next> flying Probe offers probe card test.  Read More...

Zuken Debuts CR-8000 2021 PCB CAD

Zuken Debuts CR-8000 2021 PCB CAD

CR-8000 2021 printed circuit board design (http://www.PCBwest.com) software features more than 150 enhancements ranging from architectural planning, system-leve...  Read More...

AVX Launches SCP Series PrizmaCap Supercapacitors

AVX Launches SCP Series PrizmaCap Supercapacitors

SCP series PrizmaCap standard and custom supercapacitors are engineered for SWaP-optimized, battery-powered products.  Read More...

Nordson March Introduces MegaVIA Plasma Treatment System

Nordson March Introduces MegaVIA Plasma Treatment System

MegaVIA plasma treatment system has 15-cell configuration for panel sizes up to 30" x 52" in printed circuit board manufacturing.  Read More...

Delo Introduces Delolux 203 UV Area Curing Lamp

Delo Introduces Delolux 203 UV Area Curing Lamp

Delolux 203 UV area curing lamp can be used in clean rooms where there can be no influence on continuous laminar airflow.  Read More...

Vishay Intertechnology Offers T24 Series SMD HI-TMP Wet Tantalum Capacitors

Vishay Intertechnology Offers T24 Series SMD HI-TMP Wet Tantalum Capacitors

T24 series HI-TMP surface-mount wet tantalum capacitors have operating temp. to +200°C in compact C case code.  Read More...

XJTAG Introduces XJTAG 3.11 Boundary Scan Software

XJTAG Introduces XJTAG 3.11 Boundary Scan Software

XJTAG 3.11 gas serial wire debug (SWD) support, user-defined libraries, and a new clock generator.  Read More...

Cadence Announces AWR Design Environment v. 16

Cadence Announces AWR Design Environment v. 16

AWR Design Environment v. 16 has cross-platform interoperability to support RF to millimeter wave (mmWave) intellectual property integration for heterogeneous t...  Read More...

Rohm Debuts BM2SC12xFP2-LBZ Converter ICs in TO263-7L Package

Rohm Debuts BM2SC12xFP2-LBZ Converter ICs in TO263-7L Package

TO263-7L package includes BM2SC12xFP2-LBZ AC/DC converter ICs with built-in 1700V SiC MOSFET.  Read More...

Zuken Announces Cloud Storage for E3.series

Zuken Announces Cloud Storage for E3.series

E3.series suite of products for wire harness and electrical cabinet design now has cloud storage.  Read More...

Cadence Announces Allegro X Electronics CAD Platform

Cadence Announces Allegro X Electronics CAD Platform

Allegro X Design Platform unifies schematic, layout, analysis, design collaboration and data management.  Read More...

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