NEWS

EMS Market to Cross $675 billion by 2024

EMS Market to Cross $675 billion by 2024

18 December 2018

NEW YORK – The electronics manufacturing services market is expected to exceed more than $675 billion by 2024, a CAGR of 7.5%, says Market Research Engine.  Read More...

Reducing Dust Deposition Paper Named ‘Best’ of IPC Apex Expo

Reducing Dust Deposition Paper Named ‘Best’ of IPC Apex Expo

18 December 2018

BANNOCKBURN, IL – The producers of IPC Apex Expo have selected a paper by a Nokia researcher as the best technical paper of the upcoming conference.  Read More...

Zuken to Hold PCB Panelization Webinar Jan. 16

Zuken to Hold PCB Panelization Webinar Jan. 16

18 December 2018

WESTFORD, MA – Zuken USA will hold a webinar on PCB panelization Jan. 16.  Read More...

Summit Interconnect Acquires Streamline Circuits

Summit Interconnect Acquires Streamline Circuits

18 December 2018

ANAHEIM, CA -- Summit Interconnect has acquired fellow PCB fabricator Streamline Circuits for an undisclosed sum.  Read More...

2018 DRAM Market to Increase 39%

2018 DRAM Market to Increase 39%

17 December 2018

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The 2018 DRAM market is expected to show an increase of 39%, compared to 77% growth in 2017, says IC Insights.  Read More...

Global Auto Transmission Electronics Market to Grow at CAGR of 10% through 2022

Global Auto Transmission Electronics Market to Grow at CAGR of 10% through 2022

14 December 2018

LONDON – The global automotive transmission electronics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 10% during 2018-2022, says Technavio.  Read More...

Amphenol Opens Plant in Serbia

Amphenol Opens Plant in Serbia

13 December 2018

TRSTENIK, SERBIA – Amphenol Automotive Technologies opened a factory here this week. Serbia’s government provided a $5.2 million subsidy for the effort, but the...  Read More...

Report: Wearable Market Trends Toward Smartwatches

Report: Wearable Market Trends Toward Smartwatches

13 December 2018

AUSTIN, TX – A major market trend in wearable electronics is the shift to smartwatches, which have surpassed shipment numbers for wristbands, says TechSearch In...  Read More...

SEMI: Global Semi Manufacturing Equipment Sales to Increase 10% in 2018

SEMI: Global Semi Manufacturing Equipment Sales to Increase 10% in 2018

13 December 2018

TOKYO – Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment are projected to increase 9.7% to $62.1 billion in 2018, a new record. The equipment market...  Read More...

Global Enterprise Storage System Vendor Revenue Up 19% in Q3

Global Enterprise Storage System Vendor Revenue Up 19% in Q3

13 December 2018

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide enterprise storage systems vendor revenue increased 19.4% year-over-year to $14 billion during the third quarter, says International ...  Read More...

Report: More than 50% of All Wireless Headphones Will Incorporate Hearable Tech by 2022

Report: More than 50% of All Wireless Headphones Will Incorporate Hearable Tech by 2022

12 December 2018

HAMPSHIRE, UK – An estimated 417 million hearables will be in use by 2022, says Juniper Research, including fitness-focused devices, hearing augmentation and au...  Read More...

Multek Names Reza Meshgin CEO

Multek Names Reza Meshgin CEO

07 December 2018

ZHUHAI, CHINA -- Multek has named Reza Meshgin chief executive, effective Dec. 1. Outgoing CEO Franck Lize has decided to move into an advisory role with DSBJ, ...  Read More...

Ventec Approved to Trade on TWSE Main Board Next Year

Ventec Approved to Trade on TWSE Main Board Next Year

06 December 2018

TAIPEI – Ventec has been approved to trade on the main board of the Taiwan Stock Exchange. The laminates manufacturer plans to start trading on the TWSE in Apri...  Read More...

Q3 AR/VR Headset Market Up More than 9%

Q3 AR/VR Headset Market Up More than 9%

05 December 2018

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The combined augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) headset market grew 9.4% year-over-year in the third quarter, according to Internation...  Read More...

Global Spending on Robotics, Drones to Grow 18% in 2019

Global Spending on Robotics, Drones to Grow 18% in 2019

05 December 2018

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide spending on robotics systems and drones will total $115.7 billion in 2019, up 17.6% over 2018, says International Data Corp. By 2022,...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Sputtering or Chemical Plating?

Sputtering or Chemical Plating?

More than 20 years ago, material manufacturers were competing to develop adhesiveless copper-clad laminates for next-generation flexible circuits.  Read More...

Maxwell and Transmission Lines

Maxwell and Transmission Lines

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

A Broken Path

A Broken Path

The original IPC Roadmap was designed to pave the way for a new era of US manufacturing dominance. Was it effective?  Read More...

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

A look back at friends and colleagues who left us in 2018.  Read More...

Achieving Fine Lines and Spaces Using MSAP

Achieving Fine Lines and Spaces Using MSAP

A method to form fine-line circuits on organic substrates using traditional plating equipment.  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...

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

Altium Launches Altium Designer 19 PCB Design Software

Altium Launches Altium Designer 19 PCB Design Software

Altium Designer 19 PCB design software has new design technologies that simplify the process of creating complex designs and bring unification to schematic, lay...  Read More...

TopLine Offers SOT23 Jumper Components

TopLine Offers SOT23 Jumper Components

Near zero-ohm SOT23 Jumper components short out PCB circuitry without the need to redesign or spin new boards.  Read More...

Ventec Extends tec-speed 20.0 Series of Low PIM Antenna-Grade Laminates

Ventec Extends tec-speed 20.0 Series of Low PIM Antenna-Grade Laminates

tec-speed 20.0 ceramic-filled hydrocarbon thermoset material series now comes in four new low passive intermodulation (PIM) antenna-grade versions: L300, L330, ...  Read More...

IPC Releases Comprehensive Video Training Library

IPC Releases Comprehensive Video Training Library

Comprehensive video training library includes 77 of IPC’s most popular video training titles as a subscription or as mini-libraries focused on hand soldering, e...  Read More...

ANSYS Develops ECXML Open File Format for Thermal Simulation

ANSYS Develops ECXML Open File Format for Thermal Simulation

ECXML (Electronics Cooling XML) open neutral file format makes it possible to share design models among different thermal simulation toolsets.  Read More...

ACL Staticide Rolls Out Nitrile ESD Gloves

ACL Staticide Rolls Out Nitrile ESD Gloves

Nitrile ESD gloves complement Nitrile ESD and Latex ESD finger cots.  Read More...

Panasonic Introduces Narrow-Pitch Connectors

Panasonic Introduces Narrow-Pitch Connectors

Narrow-pitch connectors use tough-contact technology and include flat printed circuit and flexible flat cable connectors, as well as board-to-board and board-to...  Read More...

ESI Launches Geode Laser Drilling System

ESI Launches Geode Laser Drilling System

Geode laser-based micro-via drilling system is for high-density interconnects on rigid printed circuit boards.  Read More...

TE Connectivity Introduces HD+ Card Edge Power Connectors

TE Connectivity Introduces HD+ Card Edge Power Connectors

High density plus (HD+) card edge power connectors reportedly deliver the highest current density of any card edge power connectors.  Read More...

EMA Launches Ultra Librarian Reference Design Cloud EDA Model Library

EMA Launches Ultra Librarian Reference Design Cloud EDA Model Library

Ultra Librarian Reference Design Cloud offers web-based access to reference design schematics and is said to enable faster design starts.  Read More...

Numerical Innovations Announces FAB 3000 V8 CAM

Numerical Innovations Announces FAB 3000 V8 CAM

FAB 3000 version 8 is full-featured CAM software for advanced DRC/DFM verification, component centroid generation, SMT stencil pads creation, PCB panelization, ...  Read More...

Genes’Ink Presents S-CS01520 Conductive Ink

Genes’Ink Presents S-CS01520 Conductive Ink

S-CS01520 conductive ink is said to enable fast prototyping and easy transition from laboratory equipment to commercial production scale when used with industri...  Read More...

ITEQ Launches IT-8338A, IT-8350A FR-4

ITEQ Launches IT-8338A, IT-8350A FR-4

IT-8338A and IT-8350A are for use in antenna and LNB applications.  Read More...

AVX Releases Lambda-Bridge Thermal Conductors

AVX Releases Lambda-Bridge Thermal Conductors

λ-Bridge (Lambda-Bridge) series thermal conductors are constructed with aluminum nitride or beryllium oxide materials.  Read More...

Hirose Offers CX Series Connectors

Hirose Offers CX Series Connectors

CX series USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C connectors offer high current performance, waterproof certification and vertical orientation for enhanced design flexibility.  Read More...

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