NEWS

IDC: 2019 Global Semi Revenues to Drop 7%

IDC: 2019 Global Semi Revenues to Drop 7%

16 May 2019

SAN MATEO, CA – Worldwide semiconductor revenues will decline to $440 billion in 2019, down 7.2% from 2018, says International Data Corp. This follows three con...  Read More...

Proteus Now Includes SamacSys’ Parts Library

Proteus Now Includes SamacSys’ Parts Library

16 May 2019

WALLINGFORD, UK – SamacSys and Labcenter Electronics have integrated Proteus EDA software with SamacSys’ free parts libraries and models.  Read More...

Nano Dimension Reports Q1 Revenues Up 166%

Nano Dimension Reports Q1 Revenues Up 166%

15 May 2019

NESS ZIONA, ISRAEL – Nano Dimension reported first quarter revenues of $1.7 million, up 166% year-over-year, down 0.9% sequentially.  Read More...

New Tariff Hikes Prices in PCB Imports

New Tariff Hikes Prices in PCB Imports

14 May 2019

WASHINGTON – The latest round of tariffs on imports on products made in China will raise the duty on printed circuit board and assemblies to 25%.  Read More...

Nan Ya PCB Posts Q1 Net Loss of $9M

Nan Ya PCB Posts Q1 Net Loss of $9M

14 May 2019

TAOYUAN CITY, TAIWAN – PCB and IC substrate maker Nan Ya Printed Circuit Board posted a net loss in the first quarter of $8.9 million, compared to a net loss of...  Read More...

UP Media Group Announces Conference Speakers for PCB West 2019

UP Media Group Announces Conference Speakers for PCB West 2019

10 May 2019

ATLANTA, GA – UP Media Group Inc. today announced registration for this year’s PCB West (http://pcbwest.com/) conference is now open, and the conference has bee...  Read More...

Consumer Spending on Tech to Increase Nearly 4% in 2019

Consumer Spending on Tech to Increase Nearly 4% in 2019

10 May 2019

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Consumer spending on technology is forecast to reach $1.32 trillion in 2019, an increase of 3.5% year-over-year, according to International Dat...  Read More...

DoE Announces $89M for Innovative Manufacturing Tech

DoE Announces $89M for Innovative Manufacturing Tech

08 May 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced $89 million to support innovative advanced manufacturing research and development projects.  Read More...

SMTA Capital Chapter Tutorial – Supporting High Reliability at the OEM: A PCB Perspective

SMTA Capital Chapter Tutorial – Supporting High Reliability at the OEM: A PCB Perspective

06 May 2019

April 24, 2019 – The SMTA Capital Chapter and UP Media Group/Circuits Assembly Magazine are pleased to co-sponsor an amazing Chapter Tutorial Program. The tutor...  Read More...

NI Posts Q1 Flat Revenue of $311M

NI Posts Q1 Flat Revenue of $311M

03 May 2019

AUSTIN, TX – National Instruments posted first quarter revenue of $311 million, flat year-over-year.  Read More...

NCAB Sales Up 15% YoY in 2018

NCAB Sales Up 15% YoY in 2018

03 May 2019

STOCKHOLM – NCAB Group reported sales of SEK 1.62 billion ($169.7 million) for 2018, up 15% from the year before. Profit after tax climbed 159% to SEK 104.6 mil...  Read More...

Report: IC Market Experiences 4th Largest Decline in 30 Years

Report: IC Market Experiences 4th Largest Decline in 30 Years

02 May 2019

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The first quarter of 2019 was the fourth largest sequential IC market decline on record. The 17.6% drop was also the third largest first quarte...  Read More...

TTM Technologies Reports Fiscal Q1 Net Sales Down Nearly 7%

TTM Technologies Reports Fiscal Q1 Net Sales Down Nearly 7%

02 May 2019

COSTA MESA, CA – TTM Technologies reported fiscal first quarter net sales of $620.2 million, down 6.5% year-over-year and 12.8% sequentially.  Read More...

Advanced Circuits Shows in Q1 Sales, Profit Gains

Advanced Circuits Shows in Q1 Sales, Profit Gains

02 May 2019

AURORA, CO – Advanced Circuits reported first quarter sales of $23.1 million, up 4.5% from last year. Adjusted EBITDA rose to $7.4 million for the period ended ...  Read More...

India’s Electronics Imports Up 8% in 2019

India’s Electronics Imports Up 8% in 2019

02 May 2019

NEW DELHI, INDIA – India’s electronics imports reached a record $55.6 billion in 2019, up 8% year-over-year, according to reports.  Read More...

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FEATURES

At Zuken Innovation World, It’s All Systems Go

At Zuken Innovation World, It’s All Systems Go

Holistic product development – physical and virtual – was the topic of the day.  Read More...

Material Selection for High-Speed PCB Design

Material Selection for High-Speed PCB Design

How to develop a standard methodology, including electrical and mechanical parameters and – yes! – cost.  Read More...

Printable and Flexible Electronics in Taiwan

Printable and Flexible Electronics in Taiwan

I was invited to keynote the two-day conference of Printable Flexible Electronics held at the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan.  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

Pulsonix Releases v. 10.5 PCB Design Tool

Pulsonix Releases v. 10.5 PCB Design Tool

Pulsonix v. 10.5 includes intuitive 3-D collision detection, measurement, and editing for finding and visualizing 3-D spacing problems and fixing them in the sa...  Read More...

TransMagic Releases R12-SP2 v. 13 CAD Interoperability Software

TransMagic Releases R12-SP2 v. 13 CAD Interoperability Software

R12-SP2 v. 13 multi-CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-research/cad-cam-pcb-software) interoperability software enables open standards for CAD (http://ww...  Read More...

Z-zero Rolls Out Z-planner v2019.1 Software

Z-zero Rolls Out Z-planner v2019.1 Software

Z-planner PCB stackup planning software now has automated material matching utility.  Read More...

Heraeus Enhances Condura DCB Substrates

Heraeus Enhances Condura DCB Substrates

Condura has new features for direct copper bonding (DCB) substrates to extend the lifetime of power electronics (http://www.rogerscorp.com/92ml) modules.  Read More...

AMT Unveils PostPro3DColor, PostPro3DMini Additive Manufacturing Tools

AMT Unveils PostPro3DColor, PostPro3DMini Additive Manufacturing Tools

PostPro3DColor and PostPro3DMini machines are designed to smooth thermoplastic 3-D printed parts.  Read More...

Schurter Introduces DKIH-EVB Evaluation Board

Schurter Introduces DKIH-EVB Evaluation Board

DKIH-EVB evaluation board is for DIY builds to achieve EMC filter specific to suppression requirements of unique application.  Read More...

TE Connectivity’s Sliver Card Edge Connectors Now SFF-TA-1002 Compliant

TE Connectivity’s Sliver Card Edge Connectors Now SFF-TA-1002 Compliant

Sliver card edge connectors are now SFF-TA-1002 compliant.  Read More...

TT Electronics Introduces TJC Series Thermal Jumper Chips

TT Electronics Introduces TJC Series Thermal Jumper Chips

TJC series thermal jumper chips enable designers to manage temperature rise in compact power electronic assemblies.  Read More...

AVX Releases 00-6791 RF Coaxial IDC Connectors

AVX Releases 00-6791 RF Coaxial IDC Connectors

00-6791 series RF wire-to-board coaxial IDC connectors are for industrial and automotive applications.  Read More...

Zuken Announces CR-8000 2019 CAD

Zuken Announces CR-8000 2019 CAD

CR-8000 2019 features improved schematic design usability. Constraint settings are available in schematic design. Information can be forwarded to DesignForce. C...  Read More...

Adiva Releases Design Analysis Tools v. 9.3

Adiva Releases Design Analysis Tools v. 9.3

Design Analysis Tools v. 9.3 includes a portal that reportedly provides easier and more comprehensive access to data input conversion tools.  Read More...

Ucamco Debuts UcamX Assembly Seat

Ucamco Debuts UcamX Assembly Seat

UcamX Assembly Seat identifies assembly data and reads it into job database.  Read More...

NI AWR Design Environment Adds Apps Notes

NI AWR Design Environment Adds Apps Notes

NI AWR Design Environment platform now has two new application notes.  Read More...

Euroquartz Offers EME32T Series Oscillators

Euroquartz Offers EME32T Series Oscillators

EME32T series miniature surface mount temperature-compensated crystal oscillators (TCXO) offer low current consumption in real-time clock applications.  Read More...

AVX Releases TransGuard VT MLV Transient Voltage Suppressors

AVX Releases TransGuard VT MLV Transient Voltage Suppressors

TransGuard VT series multilayer varistor (MLV) transient voltage suppression (TVS) devices are rated for 175°C operation.  Read More...

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