NEWS

PCB West Virtual 2020 an 'International' Event

PCB West Virtual 2020 an 'International' Event

18 September 2020

ATLANTA, GA – UP Media Group Inc. today announced more than one-fourth of attendees of PCB West (http://pcbwest.com/) Virtual 2020 came from outside the United ...  Read More...

Aug. N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up Nearly 33%

Aug. N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up Nearly 33%

17 September 2020

MILPITAS, CA – North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.65 billion in billings worldwide in August, according to SEMI, up 32.5% ye...  Read More...

IPC, PSMA Partner on Standards Development, Education, Training

IPC, PSMA Partner on Standards Development, Education, Training

17 September 2020

BANNOCKBURN, IL — IPC and Power Sources Manufacturers Association have signed a memorandum of understanding pledging to build a complementary relationship betwe...  Read More...

UP Media Group Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB West 2021

UP Media Group Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB West 2021

17 September 2020

ATLANTA, GA – UP Media Group Inc. seeks abstracts for PCB West (http://pcbwest.com/) 2021, to be held August 31 to September 3, 2021, in Santa Clara, CA. The ev...  Read More...

EMA Design Automation Offers Webinar on Transitioning to OrCAD PCB Editor

EMA Design Automation Offers Webinar on Transitioning to OrCAD PCB Editor

17 September 2020

ROCHESTER, NY – EMA Design Automation is holding an OrCAD PCB Editor webinar Sept. 29.  Read More...

IPC Issues Support for 2021 NDAA Provisions

IPC Issues Support for 2021 NDAA Provisions

16 September 2020

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC today issued support for the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) provisions that would bolster the resiliency and security of t...  Read More...

SiliconExpert Feeds Real-Time Component Data in Zuken PCB Design Platforms

SiliconExpert Feeds Real-Time Component Data in Zuken PCB Design Platforms

15 September 2020

CAMBRIDGE, MA – SiliconExpert now feeds real-time component information, drawn from a database of over a billion components, into Zuken's eCadStar and CR-8000 P...  Read More...

IPC Apex Expo 2021 Rescheduled for March

IPC Apex Expo 2021 Rescheduled for March

14 September 2020

SAN DIEGO – IPC will push its signature trade show back two months to March due to ongoing concerns with Covid-19.  Read More...

US PTO Publishes Apple Patent Application on Smart Fabrics

US PTO Publishes Apple Patent Application on Smart Fabrics

11 September 2020

CUPERTINO, CA – The US Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that discusses the manufacture of smart fabrics with specialized eq...  Read More...

Taiwan Rigid PCB Makers See Record Growth in August

Taiwan Rigid PCB Makers See Record Growth in August

11 September 2020

TAOYUAN, TAIWAN – HannStar Board posted August revenues up 8.8% year-over-year to NT$4.2 billion (US$144.4 million), while Gold Circuit Electronics saw revenues...  Read More...

Microprocessor Sales to Grow Over 1% in 2020

Microprocessor Sales to Grow Over 1% in 2020

11 September 2020

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Total microprocessor sales are forecast to grow 1.4% in 2020 to nearly $79.3 billion, following a 2.4% decline in 2019, which was the first rev...  Read More...

Q2 Worldwide Server Market Revenue Up 20%

Q2 Worldwide Server Market Revenue Up 20%

11 September 2020

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Vendor revenue in the worldwide server market grew 19.8% year-over-year to $24 billion during the second quarter, according to International Da...  Read More...

Q2 German Area PCB Sales Down 17%

Q2 German Area PCB Sales Down 17%

10 September 2020

FRANKFURT – Germany area PCB sales slumped 17.4% in the second quarter from a year ago thanks to a Covid-19 lull, according to ZVEI.  Read More...

Element Solutions Increases 2020 Outlook

Element Solutions Increases 2020 Outlook

10 September 2020

MIAMI – Element Solutions increased its third quarter adjusted EBITDA expectation to at least $95 million, with second half 2020 adjusted EBITDA expected to be ...  Read More...

Unimicron China Catches Fire

Unimicron China Catches Fire

10 September 2020

KUNSHAN, CHINA – On Monday, a fire broke out at Unimicron Technology here, according to reports.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Circuit Board Shipments in Taiwan Up Slightly

Circuit Board Shipments in Taiwan Up Slightly

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the global economy.  Read More...

State-of-the-Art Technology Flashes

State-of-the-Art Technology Flashes

Updates in silicon and electronics technology.  Read More...

Enabling Technologies for Medical Electronics

Enabling Technologies for Medical Electronics

Despite competing goals of price and reliability, the technology requirements for most products are similar.  Read More...

NTI-100 2019: A Not-So-Fabulous Year for Fabricators

NTI-100 2019: A Not-So-Fabulous Year for Fabricators

How will the pandemic play out in the PCB world? Here we are, nine months into 2020, with little insight as to how the rest of the year will turn out for print...  Read More...

When Does a Net Need High-Speed Management?

When Does a Net Need High-Speed Management?

How to determine the critical length of a signal. Ed.: The following is excerpted from the author’s new book titled High-Speed Constraint Values and PCB Layout...  Read More...

Summit Interconnect Scales New Heights

Summit Interconnect Scales New Heights

Fresh off its latest acquisition, there’s a sense of déjà vu. Is this the next big American fabricator? When a pair of West Coast US fabricators called Pacifi...  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

Würth Elektronik Introduces WE-MK Multilayer Ceramic Inductors

Würth Elektronik Introduces WE-MK Multilayer Ceramic Inductors

WE-MK multilayer ceramic inductors have resonant frequency > 10GHz.  Read More...

Number One Systems Releases Easy-PC v. 24 PCB Design Tool

Number One Systems Releases Easy-PC v. 24 PCB Design Tool

Easy-PC v. 24 has more than 50 new enhancements.  Read More...

Tektronix Rolls Out 6 Series B Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

Tektronix Rolls Out 6 Series B Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

6 series B mixed signal oscilloscope extends performance to 10GHz and 50GS/sec. Offers signal fidelity with 12-bit ADCs and low noise, 10GHz bandwidth and up to...  Read More...

Cadence Offers PSpice for TI Simulator

Cadence Offers PSpice for TI Simulator

PSpice for TI Simulator enables simulation of analog circuits with analysis of TI power and signal-chain products.  Read More...

Hitachi High-Tech Launches EA1400 XRF Analyzer

Hitachi High-Tech Launches EA1400 XRF Analyzer

EA1400 XRF uses detection technology coupled with x-ray optics designed for rapid screening of RoHS substances.  Read More...

Hirose Offers CX90B Series Connector

Hirose Offers CX90B Series Connector

CX90B series top-mount USB 2.0 Type-C connector has 16 contacts.  Read More...

Ucamco Releases Integr8tor v2020.08 CAM Tool

Ucamco Releases Integr8tor v2020.08 CAM Tool

Integr8tor v2020.08 comes with UcamX Workflow Edition graphics editor: can add missing outline to job or correct faulty one; register low-information or highly ...  Read More...

Ucamco Introduces iamcam CAM Software

Ucamco Introduces iamcam CAM Software

Iamcam is a web-based client/server software for automated PCB front-end workflows.  Read More...

Polar Instruments Rolls Out Speedstack 20.09 Design Stackup Tool

Polar Instruments Rolls Out Speedstack 20.09 Design Stackup Tool

Speedstack 20.09 now ships with NanYa materials added to online libraries.  Read More...

Polar Instruments Updates Si8000m, Si9000e Field Solvers

Polar Instruments Updates Si8000m, Si9000e Field Solvers

Si8000m and Si9000e field solvers contain 10 new structures for designs with cutout grounds.  Read More...

Vishay Releases MKP1848H DC-Link Series Capacitors

Vishay Releases MKP1848H DC-Link Series Capacitors

MKP1848H series of automotive-grade DC-Link metallized polypropylene film capacitors are optimized for high humidity environments.  Read More...

Limata Launches X1000 Direct Imager

Limata Launches X1000 Direct Imager

X1000 direct imaging system performed dry-film patterning and solder mask imaging.  Read More...

SnapEDA Launches KiCad CAD Models Plugin

SnapEDA Launches KiCad CAD Models Plugin

KiCad plugin allows searches and downloads of SnapEDA CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-research/cad-cam-pcb-software) models directly within the KiCad ...  Read More...

Pasternack Introduces Embedded PCB Antennas

Pasternack Introduces Embedded PCB Antennas

PCB antennas are for Wi-Fi, GSM, CDMA, 3G, 4G, LTE, GPS, Bluetooth, ZigBee, ISM and NB-IoT applications.  Read More...

AVX Releases F98-AJ6 Series Capacitors

AVX Releases F98-AJ6 Series Capacitors

F98-AJ6 series capacitors are available in 0603 and 0805 chip sizes with max. heights of 1mm and 0.8±0.1mm and feature facedown under-tab terminations designed ...  Read More...

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