NEWS

New EU 'Urban Mining' Database Maps Valuable Resources in e-Waste

New EU 'Urban Mining' Database Maps Valuable Resources in e-Waste

19 January 2018

A consortium of expert European organizations have united to create the first European database of valuable materials available for "urban mining" fro...  Read More...

PCB Orders, Book to Bill Jump in Germany

PCB Orders, Book to Bill Jump in Germany

18 January 2018

FRANKFURT -- Germany region PCB manufacturers reported sales rose 9.6% year-over-year in November.  Read More...

Supreme Court Denies Simmtech's Motion in Currency Hedging Suit

Supreme Court Denies Simmtech's Motion in Currency Hedging Suit

18 January 2018

WASHINGTON -- The US Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge by a South Korean printed circuit board fabricator contesting an appeals court's decision bac...  Read More...

Zuken Innovation World’s Early Bird Registration Now Open

Zuken Innovation World’s Early Bird Registration Now Open

17 January 2018

SAN DIEGO, CA – Zuken USA has opened early bird registration for its Zuken Innovation World 2018 conference, taking place Apr. 23-25 on Coronado Island.  Read More...

Ventec Passes AS9100 Rev. D Transition Audit in China, UK

Ventec Passes AS9100 Rev. D Transition Audit in China, UK

17 January 2018

SUZHOU, CHINA – Ventec International Group’s Suzhou, China, and UK facilities have passed the transition audit to AS9100 Revision D with no non-conformances, in...  Read More...

Tech Industry Revenue to Reach Record $351B in 2018

Tech Industry Revenue to Reach Record $351B in 2018

15 January 2018

ARLINGTON, VA -- The US consumer technology industry will reach a record-breaking $351 billion in retail revenue, according to new research from the Consumer Te...  Read More...

APCT Acquires Cartel Electronics, Cirtech

APCT Acquires Cartel Electronics, Cirtech

15 January 2018

WALLINGFORD, CT – APCT Holdings has acquired Cartel Electronics and its affiliate Cirtech for an undisclosed sum.  Read More...

Unitech Increasing Capacity in Taiwan, China

Unitech Increasing Capacity in Taiwan, China

15 January 2018

TAIPEI -- Coming off a record year, Unitech is expected to see further growth in 2018 on plant expansions and demand for automotive electronics.  Read More...

Taiwanese PCB Supply Chain Teams on Smart Mfg Initiative

Taiwanese PCB Supply Chain Teams on Smart Mfg Initiative

15 January 2018

TAIPEI -- A consortium of Taiwanese electronics manufacturing companies is teaming with the government to develop strategic plan for smart manufacturing.  Read More...

PCB/MCM Design Software Sales Continue to Rally

PCB/MCM Design Software Sales Continue to Rally

12 January 2018

REDWOOD CITY, CA — Sales of printed circuit board and multichip module design tools rose 13.4% in the third quarter, continuing a solid run that has lasted two ...  Read More...

Gartner: Global PC Shipments Decline for 13th Consecutive Quarter

Gartner: Global PC Shipments Decline for 13th Consecutive Quarter

12 January 2018

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, down 2% year-over-year, says Gartner.  Read More...

IDC: Q4 Global PC Shipments Up 0.7% to 70.6M Units

IDC: Q4 Global PC Shipments Up 0.7% to 70.6M Units

12 January 2018

FRAMINGHAM, MA –Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, and workstation) totaled 70.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, up 0.7% ye...  Read More...

IPC Opens Statistical Programs to New Participants

IPC Opens Statistical Programs to New Participants

12 January 2018

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC’s statistical programs for the rigid printed circuit board, flexible circuit and contract electronics manufacturing industries in North Am...  Read More...

On Heels of Pending Sale, Park Electrochemical CEO to Take Salary Cut

On Heels of Pending Sale, Park Electrochemical CEO to Take Salary Cut

11 January 2018

MELVILLE, NY – Park Electrochemical’s CEO will voluntarily forgo more than $100,000 in his annual salary – 30% of the total – in the fiscal year starting Feb. 2...  Read More...

CST Announces CST University Publication Award Winners

CST Announces CST University Publication Award Winners

10 January 2018

DARMSTADT, GERMANY – The following papers received Computer Simulation Technology’s CST University Publication Award 2017, an annual prize given to university i...  Read More...

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FEATURES

What Can Decision Feedback Equalization (DFE) Do for You?

What Can Decision Feedback Equalization (DFE) Do for You?

Methods to increase voltage margin of a signal by mitigating the effect of previous bits on a given bit.  Read More...

The Diversity of High-End Systems

The Diversity of High-End Systems

Technology and market drivers for computing, networking and storage.  Read More...

IBM HS22V Blade Server Teardown

IBM HS22V Blade Server Teardown

The high-density, high-performance server line features expandable processing and memory options.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Mentor Offers Free HyperLynx DRC Tool

Mentor Offers Free HyperLynx DRC Tool

Free e-commerce version of HyperLynx design rule check (DRC) tool includes eight design rules.  Read More...

Multitest Provides Super-Sharp Option for Quad Tech Probes

Multitest Provides Super-Sharp Option for Quad Tech Probes

Super-Sharp option for Quad Tech probes provides an increase in test cell throughput and maintains fidelity of test signal over longer uninterrupted run times f...  Read More...

CST Releases Studio Suite 2018 EM Simulation Software

CST Releases Studio Suite 2018 EM Simulation Software

CST Studio Suite 2018 EM simulation software designs, analyzes and optimizes components and systems across the EM spectrum.  Read More...

Ucamco Releases Integr8tor  v2017.12 CAM Tool

Ucamco Releases Integr8tor v2017.12 CAM Tool

Integr8tor v2017.12 has new and improved functionality for increased throughput, quality and yields.  Read More...

Cemco Upgrades Quicksilver Solder Leveling System

Cemco Upgrades Quicksilver Solder Leveling System

Quicksilver solder leveling system now includes patented tip design said to provide improved hole cleaning and surface uniformity.  Read More...

Tech-Etch Introduces SlimShield

Tech-Etch Introduces SlimShield

Tech-Etch SlimShield is a low-profile, two-piece board-level shielding line with shield heights as low as 0.060".  Read More...

KSL-Kuttler Debuts RM6 Handler

KSL-Kuttler Debuts RM6 Handler

RM6 combines minimal footprint with horizontal and vertical handling.  Read More...

Altium Debuts Altium Designer 18 PCB CAD

Altium Debuts Altium Designer 18 PCB CAD

Altium Designer 18 has a modernized user interface and features upgrade to 64-bit architecture, combined with multi-threaded task optimizations.  Read More...

AVX Releases 00-9296 Poke-Home Connectors

AVX Releases 00-9296 Poke-Home Connectors

00-9296 series single-position vertical, top-entry, poke-home connectors are for discrete 18–22AWG solid or stranded wire.  Read More...

Hirose Delivers BM23PF, BM23FR Series Hybrid Connectors

Hirose Delivers BM23PF, BM23FR Series Hybrid Connectors

BM23PF series hybrid connector features signal contacts rated to 0.3A and power contacts rated to 5A.  Read More...

Amerway Offers Anodes for Electroplating

Amerway Offers Anodes for Electroplating

Standard and custom anodes for electroplating are used in applications including surface preparation for electronic interconnects.  Read More...

Ventec Upgrades Mobile tec-APP

Ventec Upgrades Mobile tec-APP

Ventec mobile tec-APP has a new and intuitive user interface, for up-to-the-minute information on all developments, technical data updates, ongoing projects and...  Read More...

Ucamco Upgrades Reference Gerber Viewer

Ucamco Upgrades Reference Gerber Viewer

Online Reference Gerber Viewer version 1.5 now features multilayer support, allowing multiple files to be visualized simultaneously; improved security; support ...  Read More...

DIS Technology Debuts RFS-100 Pinless Laminator

DIS Technology Debuts RFS-100 Pinless Laminator

RFS-100 optical registration and bonding system performs pinless lamination of rigid and rigid-flex multilayers.  Read More...

Shirai Rolls Out Visper 8 HDI Inspection

Shirai Rolls Out Visper 8 HDI Inspection

Visper 8 inspects very thin PCBs (0.007–0.04”) such as flex circuits and HDI boards.  Read More...

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