NEWS

Report: Auto Sector Can Only Cover 12 Days of Sales with Current Inventory Levels

Report: Auto Sector Can Only Cover 12 Days of Sales with Current Inventory Levels

01 December 2021

BANNOCKBURN, IL – The US auto sector has historically maintained an inventory-to-sales ratio of nearly 2.4, says Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D., chief economist, IPC, in...  Read More...

IPC: Material and Labor Costs Remain Large Issues for Electronics Supply Chain

IPC: Material and Labor Costs Remain Large Issues for Electronics Supply Chain

01 December 2021

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Material and labor costs continue to be two of the largest issues facing the electronics supply chain, according to an IPC report released tod...  Read More...

UP Media Group Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB West 2022

UP Media Group Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB West 2022

29 November 2021

ATLANTA, GA – UP Media Group Inc. seeks abstracts for its annual PCB West (http://pcbwest.com/) technical conference coming in 2022.  Read More...

Nan Ya PCB to Acquire Symtek Automation Asia

Nan Ya PCB to Acquire Symtek Automation Asia

29 November 2021

TAICHUNG CITY, TAIWAN – Nan Ya Printed Circuit Board today announced it is acquiring Symtek Automation Asia for NT$502.3 million (US$18 million).  Read More...

Nano Dimension Says Q3 Sales Triple from Last Year

Nano Dimension Says Q3 Sales Triple from Last Year

24 November 2021

SUNRISE, FL -- Nano Dimension today announced third quarter revenues of $1.34 million, up from $438,000 a year ago.  Read More...

North American EMS Sales Fell 4.4% in October, IPC Says

North American EMS Sales Fell 4.4% in October, IPC Says

24 November 2021

BANNOCKBURN, IL — The 90-day moving average sales at North American electronics manufacturing services companies fell 4.4% year-over-year in October, according ...  Read More...

North American PCB Sales Up 6% in October

North American PCB Sales Up 6% in October

23 November 2021

BANNOCKBURN, IL — Total North American PCB shipments in October were up 6% compared to the same month last year, IPC announced today.  Read More...

Semi Equipment Billings Tick Up in October

Semi Equipment Billings Tick Up in October

23 November 2021

MILPITAS, CA — The 90-day worldwide billings by North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers was $3.74 billion in October, SEMI said.  Read More...

Ultra Librarian to Provide CAD Libraries via Nexar’s Octopart Search Engine

Ultra Librarian to Provide CAD Libraries via Nexar’s Octopart Search Engine

18 November 2021

SAN DIEGO – Ultra Librarian has teamed with Nexar, a business unit of Altium, to offer CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-research/cad-cam-pcb-software) ...  Read More...

Eltek Reports Q3 Revenues Down 14%

Eltek Reports Q3 Revenues Down 14%

17 November 2021

PETACH-TIKVA, ISRAEL – Eltek reported third quarter revenues were $8 million, a decrease of 14% year-over-year.  Read More...

Zuken Innovation World Seeks Technical Abstracts

Zuken Innovation World Seeks Technical Abstracts

17 November 2021

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Zuken seeks abstracts for its annual user conference to be held here June 6-9.  Read More...

NCAB Reports Q3 Net Sales Up 61%

NCAB Reports Q3 Net Sales Up 61%

12 November 2021

BROMMA, SWEDEN – NCAB Group reported third quarter net sales increased 61% year-over-year to SEK 863.6 million (US$98.6 million). In US dollars, net sales incre...  Read More...

ECIA Webinar Provides Updates on TSCA Regulations

ECIA Webinar Provides Updates on TSCA Regulations

11 November 2021

ATLANTA – The recent risk management rules for five persistent, bio-accumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals are the first of many under the regulatory authority...  Read More...

SnapEDA, Ignion Release CAD Models for Antennas

SnapEDA, Ignion Release CAD Models for Antennas

11 November 2021

SAN FRANCISCO — SnapEDA and Ignion collaborated to release CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-research/cad-cam-pcb-software) models for Ignion’s entire a...  Read More...

IPC Issues Call for Poster Abstracts for IPC Apex Expo

IPC Issues Call for Poster Abstracts for IPC Apex Expo

10 November 2021

SAN DIEGO — IPC issued a call for abstracts for poster presentations at IPC Apex Expo to be held here. Poster presentation networking sessions are scheduled for...  Read More...

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FEATURES

What PDN Target Impedance Means for PCB Designers

What PDN Target Impedance Means for PCB Designers

High-speed circuits are used more or less everywhere in electronic applications today.  Read More...

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

A look back at friends and colleagues who left us in 2021. Semi genius - Akasaki Isamu Akasaki, 92, Japanese physicist invented the first efficient blue LED...  Read More...

Nearshoring EMS from Latin America

Nearshoring EMS from Latin America

An interview with Colombia’s largest EMS company. Colombia is the 28th largest country by population and the 38th largest by nominal GDP. Residing as South Ame...  Read More...

Radio Waves are All the Rage

Radio Waves are All the Rage

From proper grounding to material selection, common best practices for optimal RF results. In our everyday lives, we are more connected than ever. Your car ke...  Read More...

Critical Success Factors for Implementing and Sustaining Quality Management Systems

Critical Success Factors for Implementing and Sustaining Quality Management Systems

Does sustained ISO 9001 and Lean Six Sigma deliver success? Sustaining quality management systems and continuous improvement strategies is critical for retaini...  Read More...

State-of-the-Art Technology Flashes

State-of-the-Art Technology Flashes

Updates in silicon and electronics technology. Ed.: This is a special feature courtesy of Binghamton University. IBM announces 2nm GAA-FET technology. IBM ann...  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

Rohm Introduces LTR100L Shunt Resistors

Rohm Introduces LTR100L Shunt Resistors

LTR100L thick-film shunt resistors have power of 4W in 3264 size (3.2mm x 6.4mm)/1225 size (0.12" x 0.25") by revising resistor materials and applying...  Read More...

Ucamco Updates FaultStation v2021.09 Electrical Test Software

Ucamco Updates FaultStation v2021.09 Electrical Test Software

FaultStation v2021.09 electrical test software loads new error code types and assists in diagnosing faults.  Read More...

Toray Develops Torelina Film

Toray Develops Torelina Film

Torelina film for 5G communications offers excellent transparency, heat-resistance, flame-retardancy, and dielectric performance.  Read More...

Vishay Offers vPolyTan T50 Chip Capacitors

Vishay Offers vPolyTan T50 Chip Capacitors

vPolyTan T50 surface-mount polymer tantalum molded chip capacitors are for high-temperature, high-humidity operating conditions.  Read More...

Nano Dimension Offers DragonFly IV 3-D Printer, Flight Software

Nano Dimension Offers DragonFly IV 3-D Printer, Flight Software

DragonFly IV 3-D printer, combined with Flight software, is dielectric and conductive materials additive manufacturing system aimed for fabrication of high-perf...  Read More...

Stackpole Releases RMCA Chip Resistors

Stackpole Releases RMCA Chip Resistors

RMCA series is AEC-qualified and has excellent long-term reliability for automotive applications.  Read More...

Hirose Adds FH75 FPC/FFC Connector

Hirose Adds FH75 FPC/FFC Connector

FH75 series automotive flexible printed circuit/flat flexible connector supports MIPI D-PHY specifications.  Read More...

Murata Rolls Out LQW43FT Broadband Inductors

Murata Rolls Out LQW43FT Broadband Inductors

LQW43FT 1812 broadband inductors were developed for the automotive market.  Read More...

Hirose Offers C.FL Series Coaxial Connector

Hirose Offers C.FL Series Coaxial Connector

C.FL series coaxial connector serves 5G device market.  Read More...

Vishay Intertechnology Updates Vishay Techno CDMM Chip Divider

Vishay Intertechnology Updates Vishay Techno CDMM Chip Divider

Vishay Techno CDMM high-voltage chip divider is now offered in a ribbed molded package with compliant surface-mount leads.  Read More...

DuPont Introduces ME102, ME604, ME614 Thick-Film Paste Conductors

DuPont Introduces ME102, ME604, ME614 Thick-Film Paste Conductors

ME102, ME604 and ME614 silver-bearing thick-film paste conductors, for in-mold electronic devices, have improved mechanical and electrical properties.  Read More...

Vishay Rolls Out IHVR-4025JZ-3Z Vertical-Mount Inductor

Vishay Rolls Out IHVR-4025JZ-3Z Vertical-Mount Inductor

IHVR-4025JZ-3Z vertical-mount inductor comes in 10.25mm x 6.4mm x 10mm 4025 case size.  Read More...

Zuken Enhances Harness Builder 2021 for E3.series

Zuken Enhances Harness Builder 2021 for E3.series

Harness Builder 2021 for E3.series enables designer to use intelligent designs to simplify quoting process, automate harness documentation process, and drive ne...  Read More...

DownStream Rolls Out CAM350 v. 14.6, BluePrint-PCB v. 6.6

DownStream Rolls Out CAM350 v. 14.6, BluePrint-PCB v. 6.6

Includes enhanced support for flex/rigid-flex and embedded component visualization in 2-D and 3-D environments.  Read More...

Introspect Technology Releases PV2 Universal Active Probe

Introspect Technology Releases PV2 Universal Active Probe

PV2 Universal Active Probe 8GHz in-system measurement system is for parallel, single-ended, wireline interfaces powering next-generation digital systems.  Read More...

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