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Firan to Buy Teledyne's PCB Unit

Firan to Buy Teledyne's PCB Unit

05 May 2016

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- Firan Technology Group has reached an agreement to buy assets of Teledyne Technologies' printed circuit board business for $9.3 million in c...  Read More...

Orbotech's PCB Equipment Sales up 17% YoY

Orbotech's PCB Equipment Sales up 17% YoY

04 May 2016

YAVNE, ISRAEL -- Orbotech reported revenues of $190 million, up 2.8% year-over-year.  Read More...

Advanced Circuits to Buy Micom Circuits

Advanced Circuits to Buy Micom Circuits

03 May 2016

AURORA, CO – Advanced Circuits has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets from Micom Circuits, a printed circuit board fabricator based i...  Read More...

PCB Materials Sales Can't Stop Rogers' Q1 Slide

PCB Materials Sales Can't Stop Rogers' Q1 Slide

03 May 2016

ROGERS, CT -- Rogers today announced first quarter net sales of $160.6 million, down 2.7% from a year ago.  Read More...

March Semiconductor Sales Up; First Time in 5 Months

March Semiconductor Sales Up; First Time in 5 Months

02 May 2016

WASHINGTON — Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $26.1 billion in March, an increase of 0.3% sequentially.  Read More...

LPKF Lowers 2016 Outlook, Says Will Cut Costs

LPKF Lowers 2016 Outlook, Says Will Cut Costs

02 May 2016

GARBSEN, GERMANY -- Following a weak first quarter, LPKF's board of directors is adjusting the OEM's revenue forecast for 2016.  Read More...

Brooks to Highlight Seattle Designers Meeting

Brooks to Highlight Seattle Designers Meeting

02 May 2016

SEATTLE, WA -- The Cascade chapter of the IPC Designers Council will meet this week, with a special presentation on traces and vias by Doug Brooks.  Read More...

Q1 Smartphone Shipments Flat YoY

Q1 Smartphone Shipments Flat YoY

29 April 2016

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Vendors shipped a total of 334.9 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2016, up slightly from the 334.3 million units in the sa...  Read More...

North American PCB Business Growth Accelerates

North American PCB Business Growth Accelerates

29 April 2016

BANNOCKBURN, IL — North American printed circuit board sales growth accelerated in March and order growth rebounded.  Read More...

Aspocomp's Q1 Revenue Drop Doesn't Change Outlook

Aspocomp's Q1 Revenue Drop Doesn't Change Outlook

29 April 2016

ESPOO, FINLAND -- Aspocomp's first-quarter revenue fell 9% year-over-year as a slow January offset stronger sales the rest of the period.  Read More...

Flex Posts Fiscal Q4 Net Sales Down 3%

Flex Posts Fiscal Q4 Net Sales Down 3%

28 April 2016

SAN JOSE, CA – Flex reported fiscal fourth quarter net sales ended Mar. 31 of $5.8 billion, at the midpoint of guidance, down 3% year-over-year.  Read More...

Taiflex Scientific Reports Q1 Revenue Up 20%

Taiflex Scientific Reports Q1 Revenue Up 20%

28 April 2016

KAOHSIUNG CITY, TAIWAN – Taiflex Scientific reported first quarter consolidated revenue increased 19.9% year-over-year to $70.7 million.  Read More...

Abstracts Requested for IPC Apex Expo 2017

Abstracts Requested for IPC Apex Expo 2017

28 April 2016

SAN DIEGO – IPC requests abstracts for IPC Apex Expo 2017 to be held at the San Diego Convention Center Feb. 14-16.  Read More...

Cadence Seeks Papers for CDNLive Boston

Cadence Seeks Papers for CDNLive Boston

28 April 2016

SAN JOSE -- Cadence Design Systems is accepting abstracts for customer presentations at CDNLive Boston in August.  Read More...

TTM Technologies Posts Q1 Net Sales Up 77% Following Viasystems Acquisition

TTM Technologies Posts Q1 Net Sales Up 77% Following Viasystems Acquisition

27 April 2016

COSTA MESA, CA – PCB manufacturer TTM Technologies reported first quarter 2016 net sales ended Mar. 28 of $583.3 million, up 77.2% year-over-year and down 12.8%...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Blurred Lines

Blurred Lines

Major EMS players continue to nose their way into the traditional OEM space. Can it last?  Read More...

Electrical and Design Parameters Optimization of Transmission Lines in Computer Systems

Electrical and Design Parameters Optimization of Transmission Lines in Computer Systems

Test results for two new scientific methods for modeling striplines on high-performance devices.  Read More...

Handling DOT and GHS Regulations

Handling DOT and GHS Regulations

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) deadlines that went into effect June 1 and December 1, 2015, respectively, have...  Read More...

Multi-Fabric Planning for Efficient PCB Design

Multi-Fabric Planning for Efficient PCB Design

A coordinated design methodology fine-tunes chip-to-package PCB layout and routing. When routing a ball grid array style package on a printed circuit board, ha...  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Rogers Corporation Releases 92ML PCB Materials

Rogers Corporation Releases 92ML PCB Materials

92ML thermally enhanced epoxy-based laminates and prepregs are for high-power applications. Are halogen-free, flame retardant, and thermally conductive. For mul...  Read More...

Nordson March Introduces ModVIA Plasma System

Nordson March Introduces ModVIA Plasma System

ModVIA plasma system is fully integrated and doubles its capacity from four to eight cells (eight to 16 panels) to accommodate manufacturing production growth. ...  Read More...

Cadence Unveils Allegro 17.2-2016 PCB CAD

Cadence Unveils Allegro 17.2-2016 PCB CAD

Allegro 17.2-2016 PCB design platform features comprehensive in-design interlayer checking technology said to minimize design-check-redesign iterations and a ne...  Read More...

 Cadence Announces OrCAD 17.2-2016

Cadence Announces OrCAD 17.2-2016

OrCAD 17.2-2016 PCB design software features new capabilities for OrCAD Capture, PSpice Designer and PCB Designer to address challenges with flex and rigid-flex...  Read More...

Mentor Upgrades Pads CAD Platform with FloTherm XT,  HyperLynx DC

Mentor Upgrades Pads CAD Platform with FloTherm XT, HyperLynx DC

Pads PCB software platform has been extended to develop PCB-based systems from concept through manufacturing hand-off. Includes Pads HyperLynx DC Drop and Pads ...  Read More...

Solo-Labs Releases SoloPCB Designer 2.0 CAD

Solo-Labs Releases SoloPCB Designer 2.0 CAD

SoloPCB Designer 2.0 free PCB design software is Windows-based and consists of powerful schematic capture and PCB layout modules. Is said to have features and f...  Read More...

BotFactory Upgrades Squink PCB Printer with Multilayer Package

BotFactory Upgrades Squink PCB Printer with Multilayer Package

Squink desktop PCB printer now comes with Multilayer Package, a multilayer board option. Can inkjet-print conductive traces, dispense solder/glue and pick-and-p...  Read More...

T-Tech Releases IsoPro v. 3.3 Software

T-Tech Releases IsoPro v. 3.3 Software

IsoPro version 3.3 software runs on Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. Edits and converts Gerber, Excellon Drill, and DXF files for use by Quick Circuit prototypi...  Read More...

Sun Chemical Introduces EMD5805 Nanosilver Inks

Sun Chemical Introduces EMD5805 Nanosilver Inks

EMD5805 nanosilver ink for use in digital and direct-write systems, feature low-temperature sintering properties and a unique chemistry for long open life and s...  Read More...

ATG Luther & Maelzer Debuts LM1000 Grid Tester

ATG Luther & Maelzer Debuts LM1000 Grid Tester

LM1000 grid tester for bare board PCBs can be fitted with universal or dedicated fixtures. Uses modern double shuttle concept with high-speed linear drives and ...  Read More...

Stratasys Releases J750 3D Printer

Stratasys Releases J750 3D Printer

J750 3D printer produces full color, multi-material prototypes and parts in a single 3D. Color palette contains more than 360,000 different shades plus multiple...  Read More...

Mentor Updates, Integrates HyperLynx Tool

Mentor Updates, Integrates HyperLynx Tool

HyperLynx integrates signal and power integrity analysis, 3D-electromagnetic solving, and fast rule checking into a single unified environment. Based on HyperLy...  Read More...

Altium Releases Draftsman Documentation Workflow for Altium Designer 16.1

Altium Releases Draftsman Documentation Workflow for Altium Designer 16.1

Draftsman documentation workflow for Altium Designer 16.1 provides unified documentation with customizable drawing views, documentation templates, and a complet...  Read More...

DfR Solutions Updates Sherlock Automated Design Analysis Software v.4.2

DfR Solutions Updates Sherlock Automated Design Analysis Software v.4.2

Sherlock Automated Design Analysis software v.4.2 includes modeling of potting materials, wire bonds, housing elements (such as stiffeners), and BGA solder ball...  Read More...

Rogers Debuts Curamik CoolPerformance Plus Coolers

Rogers Debuts Curamik CoolPerformance Plus Coolers

Curamik CoolPerformance Plus liquid-cooled material dissipates large amounts of heat for thermal management of high-power laser diodes and other heat-generating...  Read More...

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