NEWS

Wi-Fi to Top 20B Device Shipments through 2024

Wi-Fi to Top 20B Device Shipments through 2024

14 June 2019

LONDON – More than 20 billion Wi-Fi devices are forecast to ship between 2019 and 2024, according to ABI Research. Continued growth in traditional markets, alon...  Read More...

Zuken Posts Fiscal 2019 PCB Design Software Sales Up 12%

Zuken Posts Fiscal 2019 PCB Design Software Sales Up 12%

14 June 2019

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – Zuken reported fiscal 2019 PCB design software sales were $38.8 million, up 11.9% year-over-year.  Read More...

TTM to Acquire Key Assets of i3 Electronics

TTM to Acquire Key Assets of i3 Electronics

13 June 2019

SANTA ANA, CA -- TTM Technologies has agreed to acquire certain manufacturing and intellectual property assets from i3 Electronics.  Read More...

Q1 Taiwan PCB Industry Down 3%

Q1 Taiwan PCB Industry Down 3%

12 June 2019

TAOYUAN CITY, TAIWAN – Sales by Taiwanese printed circuit board fabricators fell 3.4% year-over-year in the first quarter, says the Taiwan Printed Circuit Assoc...  Read More...

AGC Buys Taconic's Laminates Unit

AGC Buys Taconic's Laminates Unit

12 June 2019

PETERSBURGH, NY -- AGC has acquired Taconic’s Advanced Dielectric Division along with the majority-owned Korea Taconic.  Read More...

Global Semi Fab Equipment Spending to Grow 20% in 2020

Global Semi Fab Equipment Spending to Grow 20% in 2020

11 June 2019

MILPITAS, CA — Global fab equipment spending will rebound in 2020, growing 20% to $58.4 billion after dropping 19% to $48.4 billion in 2019, according to SEMI. ...  Read More...

Enterprise Storage Systems Shipments Rise, Revenues Decline

Enterprise Storage Systems Shipments Rise, Revenues Decline

07 June 2019

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Vendor revenue in the worldwide enterprise storage systems market decreased 0.6% year-over-year in the first quarter, IDC said.  Read More...

Semi Sales Down in April, Will Taper through Year

Semi Sales Down in April, Will Taper through Year

07 June 2019

WASHINGTON — The 90-day moving average sales of semiconductors worldwide fell 14.6% in April, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) said.  Read More...

Q1 Semi Manufacturing Equipment Billings Down 19%

Q1 Semi Manufacturing Equipment Billings Down 19%

04 June 2019

MILPITAS, CA — Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings for the first quarter dropped 19% year-over-year, says SEMI. Sales were down 8% sequenti...  Read More...

APCT Sells to PE Firm

APCT Sells to PE Firm

04 June 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The acquirer has become the acquired. Quickturn board fabricator APCT today announced it has been purchased by a a team of its own management and...  Read More...

IPC: Tariffs on Mexican Imports Will Harm US Electronics Firms

IPC: Tariffs on Mexican Imports Will Harm US Electronics Firms

31 May 2019

BANNOCKBURN, IL — IPC today issued a statement in support of a new trade deal to replace NAFTA but decrying the threat of new tariffs on imports from Mexico. Th...  Read More...

Zuken Joins UCLA CHIPS Consortium

Zuken Joins UCLA CHIPS Consortium

31 May 2019

WESTFORD, MA – Zuken has joined the UCLA Center for Heterogeneous Integration and Performance Scaling (CHIPS), a collaborative academic/industry research endeav...  Read More...

Gartner: Q1 Global Smartphone Sales Down 3%

Gartner: Q1 Global Smartphone Sales Down 3%

30 May 2019

EGHAM, UK – Global smartphone sales to end-users declined 2.7% in the first quarter, totaling 373 million units, according to Gartner. Despite its absence from ...  Read More...

Eltek Reports Q1 Revenues Down 2%

Eltek Reports Q1 Revenues Down 2%

30 May 2019

PETACH TIKVA, ISRAEL – Eltek reported first quarter revenues were $8.7 million, down 2.2% year-over-year.  Read More...

N. American PCB Orders Up 9% in April

N. American PCB Orders Up 9% in April

30 May 2019

BANNOCKBURN, IL – North American printed circuit board orders in April increased 9.4% year-over-year, says IPC, bringing year-to-date order growth up to 4%. Ord...  Read More...

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FEATURES

JPCA Show 2019 (Part 1)

JPCA Show 2019 (Part 1)

The JPCA Show opened June 5 at Tokyo Big Sight.  Read More...

Global Electronics Industry Continues to Decline

Global Electronics Industry Continues to Decline

Sales from consumer electronics are expected to slip this year, continuing a decline that began in December 2018.  Read More...

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

Hirose Offers DF51 Series Wire-to-Board Connector

Hirose Offers DF51 Series Wire-to-Board Connector

DF51 series 2.0mm pitch wire-to-board connector has a lock that provides a clear tactile click and secures a reliable connection.  Read More...

Mentor Releases Valor NPI 11.0 DfM Software

Mentor Releases Valor NPI 11.0 DfM Software

Valor NPI 11.0 design-for-manufacturing (DfM) software automates printed circuit board design (http://www.PCBwest.com) reviews where PCB technology and manufact...  Read More...

Kemet Updates T598 Surface Mount Capacitor

Kemet Updates T598 Surface Mount Capacitor

T598 tantalum polymer surface mount capacitor has expanded temperature capability.  Read More...

PTC Upgrades Windchill PLM Platform

PTC Upgrades Windchill PLM Platform

Windchill product lifecycle management (PLM) software has integrated software management and systems engineering capabilities.  Read More...

Altium Releases Designer 19.1 ECAD

Altium Releases Designer 19.1 ECAD

Altium Designer 19.1 and the Altium 365 Viewer, a free online tool that allows viewing of Designer projects on the web.  Read More...

Vishay Adds T55 vPolyTan D SMT Capacitors

Vishay Adds T55 vPolyTan D SMT Capacitors

T55 vPolyTan surface-mount polymer tantalum molded chip capacitors now include devices in the D case size, featuring single-digit ESR values from 9mΩ to 7mΩ. ...  Read More...

RBP Chemical Releases LDI Strip 77 Photoresist Stripper

RBP Chemical Releases LDI Strip 77 Photoresist Stripper

LDI Strip 77 is a semiaqueous photoresist stripper for stripping very fine-line and high-density printed circuit boards.  Read More...

Rogers Introduces TC350 Plus Laminates

Rogers Introduces TC350 Plus Laminates

TC350 Plus laminates are ceramic-filled PTFE-based woven glass reinforced composite materials.  Read More...

Rigol Upgrades RSA5000 Spectrum Analyzer with Vector Signal Analysis

Rigol Upgrades RSA5000 Spectrum Analyzer with Vector Signal Analysis

RSA5000 Spectrum Analyzer now comes with optional integrated vector signal analyzer application mode for complex signal analysis.  Read More...

Keysight Debuts PathWave Design 2020 Circuit Design/Simulation Suite

Keysight Debuts PathWave Design 2020 Circuit Design/Simulation Suite

PathWave Design 2020 electronic design automation software accelerates design workflows for RF and microwave, 5G, and automotive design engineers.  Read More...

NI Updates LabView 2019, LabView NXG Software

NI Updates LabView 2019, LabView NXG Software

LabView 2019 increases developer productivity through improved visibility in the IDE, enhancements in debugging, and new datatypes to the G-language.  Read More...

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...

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