NEWS

Semi Unit Shipments to Rise 13% in 2021 to Over 1T

Semi Unit Shipments to Rise 13% in 2021 to Over 1T

08 April 2021

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Total semiconductor unit shipments, including ICs, optoelectronics, sensor/actuator, and discrete devices, are forecast to rise 13% in 2021 to ...  Read More...

SIA Urges US Government Action to Strengthen America’s Semi Supply Chain

SIA Urges US Government Action to Strengthen America’s Semi Supply Chain

06 April 2021

WASHINGTON – The Semiconductor Industry Association submitted comments to the US Department of Commerce in response to President Biden’s executive order on secu...  Read More...

Feb. Global Semi Sales Up 15%

Feb. Global Semi Sales Up 15%

06 April 2021

WASHINGTON – Global semiconductor industry sales were $39.6 billion in February, an increase of 14.7% year-over-year, down 1% sequentially, according to the Sem...  Read More...

Auto Group Warns Semi Shortage Still Affects Vehicle Makers in 2021

Auto Group Warns Semi Shortage Still Affects Vehicle Makers in 2021

06 April 2021

WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Auto Innovation is petitioning for the US government help in boosting semiconductor availability, asserting the current shortage c...  Read More...

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY, PCD&F Announce 2021 NPI Award Winners

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY, PCD&F Announce 2021 NPI Award Winners

06 April 2021

ATLANTA – CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY (http://circuitsassembly.com/ca/) and PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN AND FAB announced the 2021 New Product Introduction Award winners for e...  Read More...

ECIA: Electronic Component Sellers Expect Sales Spike

ECIA: Electronic Component Sellers Expect Sales Spike

05 April 2021

ATLANTA – Industry sentiment for sales of electronic components rocketed upward in March, according to ECIA’s monthly survey. The survey, which assesses month-t...  Read More...

AZ Opens Automotive High-Tech Training Center: Drive48

AZ Opens Automotive High-Tech Training Center: Drive48

02 April 2021

CASA GRANDE, AZ – The state of Arizona, Pinal County, City of Casa Grande, and Central Arizona College have opened a new 13,000 sq. ft. training center to prepa...  Read More...

Communications Coalition: India Tariffs Violate WTO Agreements

Communications Coalition: India Tariffs Violate WTO Agreements

01 April 2021

ARLINGTON, VA – A coalition of seven trade associations sent a letter to US Trade Representative Katherine Tai outlining concerns regarding India’s mounting tar...  Read More...

WEEE Forum Expands Membership Globally to Tackle E-Waste

WEEE Forum Expands Membership Globally to Tackle E-Waste

01 April 2021

BRUSSELS – The WEEE Forum, which represents global e-waste producer responsibility organizations, expanded its membership into Colombia, South Africa, Spain and...  Read More...

SnapEDA CAD Models Offered in Proteus Design Suite

SnapEDA CAD Models Offered in Proteus Design Suite

31 March 2021

SAN FRANCISCO – SnapEDA and Labcenter Electronics have partnered to allow engineers to search and import SnapEDA’s CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-res...  Read More...

Eternal Materials to Invest $14M on Coating Line in China

Eternal Materials to Invest $14M on Coating Line in China

30 March 2021

SUZHOU, CHINA – Eternal Materials plans to invest CNY90.5 million (US$13.8 million) to build a coating production line at its plant here, according to reports, ...  Read More...

Parallel Systems to Provide Sales for EMA Design Automation in UK

Parallel Systems to Provide Sales for EMA Design Automation in UK

30 March 2021

ROCHESTER, NY – EMA Design Automation has added Parallel Systems to its sales channel in the UK.  Read More...

EMA Design Automation to Hold System Level Timing Analysis Webinar

EMA Design Automation to Hold System Level Timing Analysis Webinar

29 March 2021

ROCHESTER, NY – EMA Design Automation is holding a free system level timing analysis webinar Apr. 8.  Read More...

Toppan Develops Flex TFT that Withstands 1M Bending Cycles

Toppan Develops Flex TFT that Withstands 1M Bending Cycles

29 March 2021

TOKYO – Toppan Printing has developed a flexible thin-film transistor that reportedly withstands a million bending cycles to a 1mm radius of curvature and demon...  Read More...

Global Smart Home Devices to See 5-Year CAGR of 12% through 2025

Global Smart Home Devices to See 5-Year CAGR of 12% through 2025

26 March 2021

NEEDHAM, MA – Worldwide shipments of smart home devices reached 801.5 million units in 2020, an increase of 4.5% over 2019, according to International Data Corp...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Laws of Physics

Laws of Physics

Signals and energy move in the spaces, not in the traces. When a principle of physics is accepted, it explains phenomena everywhere in the universe. The law of...  Read More...

Application of Nonlinear Regression for Determining PCB Finish Thicknesses

Application of Nonlinear Regression for Determining PCB Finish Thicknesses

Commonly available tools can determine the relationship between gold thickness and plating time. Regression analysis utilizes the relationship between quantita...  Read More...

Cost-Efficient Laser Depaneling

Cost-Efficient Laser Depaneling

Machine and operational costs have shrunk over the past decade. For years, the word in the electronics industry has been laser depaneling is expensive. This ma...  Read More...

The Future of AI is Embedded

The Future of AI is Embedded

What PCB designers need to know to bring AI hardware to the device level. A few buzzwords dominated headlines in 2020, many centered around Covid-19 and politi...  Read More...

10 Years After the Disaster

10 Years After the Disaster

2:46 p.m. March 11, 2011. It is an unforgettable time for me. The historically strongest earthquake followed by the largest tsunami has attacked eastern Japan. ...  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

Harwin Offers J-Tek, Gecko Connectors with FPCs

Harwin Offers J-Tek, Gecko Connectors with FPCs

Datamate J-Tek 2mm pitch and Gecko 1.25mm pitch connectors are now offered with flexible printed circuit boards attached.  Read More...

Siemens Debuts PCBflow Software

Siemens Debuts PCBflow Software

PCBflow cloud-based software bridges the gap between electronics design and manufacturing ecosystems.  Read More...

AVX Upgrades TCQ Series Capacitors

AVX Upgrades TCQ Series Capacitors

AEC-Q200-qualified TCQ series conductive polymer chip capacitors are for automotive, industrial, and telecommunications applications.  Read More...

AVX Releases LCCI Series Inductors

AVX Releases LCCI Series Inductors

LCCI series ultraminiature multilayer ceramic chip inductors are for high-frequency RF applications.  Read More...

Ultra Librarian, TDK Develop DC-DC Multimodule Reference Design

Ultra Librarian, TDK Develop DC-DC Multimodule Reference Design

µPOL embedded DC-DC converters now include a 5W to 40W DC-DC multimodule reference design that reportedly enables concept to design in fewer than 15 min.  Read More...

Inventhub Unveils PCB Design Project Management Tool Suite

Inventhub Unveils PCB Design Project Management Tool Suite

PCB design project management tool suite provides management of PCB design projects and allows early collaboration on data of projects.  Read More...

Amphenol Enhances Max-M12 Connectors

Amphenol Enhances Max-M12 Connectors

Max-M12 high-speed connectors include X coding with support for 10Gb/s (1000M Ethernet with CAT6 cable) data transmission and S coding for safer connection with...  Read More...

Cadence Unveils Sigrity X SI/PI Software

Cadence Unveils Sigrity X SI/PI Software

Sigrity X signal and power integrity (SI/PI) software features new simulation engines for system-level analysis.  Read More...

Altix Launches Acura Premium Contact Printer

Altix Launches Acura Premium Contact Printer

Acura Premium contact printer is for innerlayer, outer layer and solder mask processes.  Read More...

IPC Releases IPC-2591 CFX v. 1.3

IPC Releases IPC-2591 CFX v. 1.3

IPC-2591 v. 1.3, Connected Factory Exchange (CFX) includes messaging upgrades for predictive maintenance, energy management and improved alignment with IPC-HERM...  Read More...

Frontline Offers InFlow PCB Preproduction Software

Frontline Offers InFlow PCB Preproduction Software

InFlow automated, all-in-one engineering software is said to reduce planning time up to 60% by automatically producing standardized manufacturing instructions. ...  Read More...

Ucamco Updates Gerber Layer Format

Ucamco Updates Gerber Layer Format

The Gerber Layer Format Specification now includes formal grammar of complete language in extended Backus-Naur form.  Read More...

Numerical Innovations Launches CloudDFM Web API

Numerical Innovations Launches CloudDFM Web API

CloudDFM is a web application programming interface for PCB manufacturing apps in the Cloud.  Read More...

Vishay Offers NTCALUG NTC Lug Thermistors in Pb-Free Construction

Vishay Offers NTCALUG NTC Lug Thermistors in Pb-Free Construction

NTCALUG NTC lug thermistors are now available in 100% Pb-free construction.  Read More...

Bourns Offers Multifuse MF-MSHT Resettable Fuses

Bourns Offers Multifuse MF-MSHT Resettable Fuses

Multifuse MF-MSHT resettable fuses are high-temp. rated, automotive grade AEC-Q200 compliant and offered in standard 1812 surface mount package.  Read More...

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