NEWS

Aspocomp Raises 2018 Outlook to 15% Growth in Sales

Aspocomp Raises 2018 Outlook to 15% Growth in Sales

16 October 2018

OULU, FINLAND – Aspocomp Group now expects full-year 2018 sales to grow approximately 15% compared to EUR 23.9 million (US$27.7 million) in 2017.  Read More...

Nano Dimension Reports Preliminary Q3 Revenue Up 1019%

Nano Dimension Reports Preliminary Q3 Revenue Up 1019%

16 October 2018

NESS ZIONA, ISRAEL – Nano Dimension expects to report record estimated revenue of $1.6 million for the third quarter of 2018, compared to $143,000 in the same p...  Read More...

FTG Reports Q3 Sales Up 22% at PCB Unit

FTG Reports Q3 Sales Up 22% at PCB Unit

12 October 2018

TORONTO – Firan Technology Group reported third quarter sales at its printed circuit unit were up 22.1% compared to the same period of 2017. Net earnings for th...  Read More...

UP Media Group Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB West 2019

UP Media Group Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB West 2019

12 October 2018

ATLANTA, GA – UP Media Group Inc. seeks abstracts for PCB West (http://pcbwest.com/) 2019, to be held September 9-11, 2019, in Santa Clara, CA. The event includ...  Read More...

DRAM Market About to Slide, Research Firm Asserts

DRAM Market About to Slide, Research Firm Asserts

11 October 2018

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Following two years of strong gains in the DRAM market, historical precedence suggests the DRAM ASP (and market) will soon begin trending down,...  Read More...

IPC Launches Transportation Electronics Reliability Council

IPC Launches Transportation Electronics Reliability Council

09 October 2018

FRANKFURT – On Sept. 25, representatives from automotive and rail OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers met here to launch the IPC Transportation Electronics Reliability Co...  Read More...

Tin Producers Start Reporting to ITA Code of Conduct

Tin Producers Start Reporting to ITA Code of Conduct

08 October 2018

LONDON -- Tin producers have started reporting against the industry code of conduct developed by the International Tin Association.  Read More...

Taiwanese PCB Production Up 9% in H1

Taiwanese PCB Production Up 9% in H1

05 October 2018

TAIPEI -- Printed circuit board production among Taiwanese board shops rose 9% year-over-year to NT$287.8 billion ($9.3 billion) in the first six months of 2018...  Read More...

US DoD Report Finds China a Major Threat to PCB Supply Chain

US DoD Report Finds China a Major Threat to PCB Supply Chain

05 October 2018

WASHINGTON -- China's dominance in critical sectors such as printed circuit board manufacturing represents a “significant and growing risk” to the US military's...  Read More...

Nasdaq Warns Eltek of Compliance Issue

Nasdaq Warns Eltek of Compliance Issue

04 October 2018

PETACH-TIKVA, ISRAEL -- Eletk has received notice from Nasdaq warning that the fabricator was out of compliance for certain listing rules.  Read More...

Altium Previews 'First Step' in Connecting Electronics Design to the Manufacturing Floor

Altium Previews 'First Step' in Connecting Electronics Design to the Manufacturing Floor

04 October 2018

SAN DIEGO -- Altium today said a new cloud infrastructure that facilitates better, more connected collaboration across all design and product realization discip...  Read More...

China, US Lead Semi Boom in August

China, US Lead Semi Boom in August

02 October 2018

WASHINGTON — The 90-day moving average sales of semiconductors reached $40.16 billion in August, up 14.9% from 2017.  Read More...

IPC Supports New North American Trade Deal

IPC Supports New North American Trade Deal

02 October 2018

BANNOCKBURN, IL — The chief executive of IPC today issued a statement in support of the new trade agreement among the US, Canada and Mexico.  Read More...

N. American PCB Shipments in August Up 9%

N. American PCB Shipments in August Up 9%

01 October 2018

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Total North American PCB shipments in August were up 8.7% year-over-year, says IPC. Year to date, shipments were 10.3% above the same period l...  Read More...

PCB Design Software Sales Spiked in Q2

PCB Design Software Sales Spiked in Q2

01 October 2018

MILPITAS, CA — Sales of PCB and MCM design tools rose 18.5% year-over-year in the second quarter, the Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance announced today. ...  Read More...

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FEATURES

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...

AltiumLive: Empathy Sparking PCB Design Innovation

AltiumLive: Empathy Sparking PCB Design Innovation

Young, vibrant designers and engineers brought passion to Altium’s second annual user conference in October.  Read More...

Why Board Designers Should Care about Cleaning

Why Board Designers Should Care about Cleaning

Why boards need to be cleaned – and what designers can do about it.  Read More...

SMT 4.0 and CTF

SMT 4.0 and CTF

AI Industry 4.0-aided manufacturing should incorporate CTF quality methodology.  Read More...

If You Want to Know the Future of CAD, Look to the Past

If You Want to Know the Future of CAD, Look to the Past

Wally Rhines wants you to know history repeats.  Read More...

Trends in Medical  Device Technology

Trends in Medical Device Technology

Next-generation devices will rely on 3-D interconnect technology and power “scavenging.”  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...

The Profile of an EMS Facility is an Elusive Study

The Profile of an EMS Facility is an Elusive Study

Properly evaluating an EMS means going beyond the published stats.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

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...

Park Electrochemical Introduces RadarWave Prepreg Materials

Park Electrochemical Introduces RadarWave Prepreg Materials

RadarWave prepreg materials are used to manufacture radome systems for aerospace and defense applications.  Read More...

Ucamco Offers Free Reference Gerber Viewer v. 2.8

Ucamco Offers Free Reference Gerber Viewer v. 2.8

Reference Gerber Viewer v. 2.8 free, cloud-based online web service displays all meta-information contained in Gerber X2 files: layer structure, where via pads ...  Read More...

ESI Rolls out CapStone Flexible PCB Laser Drill

ESI Rolls out CapStone Flexible PCB Laser Drill

CapStone flexible printed circuit board laser drill processes blind and through-hole vias.  Read More...

Molex Announces Spot-On Connector System

Molex Announces Spot-On Connector System

Spot-On 1.5 and 2.0 SMT potting wire-to-board connector system improves process capabilities and mechanical reliability, and protects against water damage in wh...  Read More...

FKN Systek Rolls Out K5000 L48 PCB Depanelizer

FKN Systek Rolls Out K5000 L48 PCB Depanelizer

K5000 L48 PCB depanelizer singulates multiple pre-scored PCB panels in one pass.  Read More...

Ucamco Introduces YELO PCB DRC Software

Ucamco Introduces YELO PCB DRC Software

YELO (yield enhancing layout modules) has high-speed multichannel intelligence.  Read More...

DfR Solutions Rolls Out Sherlock Automated Design Analysis v. 6.0

DfR Solutions Rolls Out Sherlock Automated Design Analysis v. 6.0

Sherlock Automated Design Analysis software v. 6.0 is for Solidworks 3-D CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-research/cad-cam-pcb-software) integration.  Read More...

Fujiploy Debuts Zebra Gold 8000A Connectors

Fujiploy Debuts Zebra Gold 8000A Connectors

Fujipoly Zebra Gold 8000A elastomeric connectors transfer data and power between parallel components and PCBs, while exhibiting electrical resistance of less th...  Read More...

Molex Introduces Coeur CST High-Current Interconnect System

Molex Introduces Coeur CST High-Current Interconnect System

Coeur CST high-current interconnect system features a float design that accommodates pin to socket misalignment, allowing for ease of mating PCB to PCB, PCB to ...  Read More...

Bowman Adds Extended Stage Option for XRF Plating Thickness Instruments

Bowman Adds Extended Stage Option for XRF Plating Thickness Instruments

XRF plating thickness instruments now have extended stage option.  Read More...

DownStream Releases 2018 CAM350, BluePrint-PCB, and DFMStream

DownStream Releases 2018 CAM350, BluePrint-PCB, and DFMStream

Release 2018 for CAM350, BluePrint-PCB, and DFMStream delivers 3D technology for PCB post-processing, including manufacturing data visualization, stack-up defin...  Read More...

Bex Debuts PCB Rinsing Nozzles Series

Bex Debuts PCB Rinsing Nozzles Series

Flat Fan Rinsing Nozzles, manufactured primarily from polypropylene or PVDF (stainless steel is also available), are engineered for final rinses and come in “wa...  Read More...

Atotech Introduces Printoganth RA Electroless Copper Process

Atotech Introduces Printoganth RA Electroless Copper Process

Printoganth RA horizontal electroless copper process was developed to ensure blister-free electroless copper deposition and shiny surface appearance after elect...  Read More...

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