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Rogers to Acquire Arlon by Mid 2015

Rogers to Acquire Arlon by Mid 2015

19 December 2014

ROGERS, CT -- Rogers Corp. announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arlon LLC for $157 million in cash and debt, subject to closing and p...  Read More...

Winners of Annual CST University Award Have International Flavor

Winners of Annual CST University Award Have International Flavor

18 December 2014

DARMSTADT, GERMANY – Researchers from three continents were among this year's winners of the Computer Simulation Technology University Publication Award.  Read More...

Epec Adds Manufacturing Space in MA

Epec Adds Manufacturing Space in MA

17 December 2014

NEW BEDFORD, MA – Epec Engineered Technologies added 4,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space to its headquarters here, for a total of 24,000 sq. ft.  Read More...

ITC Leader Says Corporate Tax Reform Still Needed

ITC Leader Says Corporate Tax Reform Still Needed

17 December 2014

WASHINGTON – Information Technology Industry Council president and CEO Dean Garfield last night congratulated the US Senate for passing a bill to extend tax bre...  Read More...

Viasystems Shareholders Approve TTM Deal

Viasystems Shareholders Approve TTM Deal

17 December 2014

ST. LOUIS -- TTM Technologies cleared another hurdle in its pending acquisition of Viasystems Group as the latter's stockholders voted to approve the $927 milli...  Read More...

EPA Updates Alternatives Assessment Involving Flame Retardants in PCBs

EPA Updates Alternatives Assessment Involving Flame Retardants in PCBs

16 December 2014

WASHINGTON – The US Environmental Protection Agency yesterday released an updated draft alternatives assessment of the environmental and human health impacts of...  Read More...

IPC Urges Obama to Sign American Mfg. Bill

IPC Urges Obama to Sign American Mfg. Bill

15 December 2014

BANNOCKBURN, IL — IPC today called on President Obama to sign the just-passed Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act.  Read More...

HKPCA Sets Trade Show Attendance Mark

HKPCA Sets Trade Show Attendance Mark

15 December 2014

HONG KONG -- The annual HKPCA Show reported nearly 39,000 persons attended the annual three-day exhibition this year, the most in the show's 13-year history.  Read More...

EPA's DSW Rule Revisions Draw Fire

EPA's DSW Rule Revisions Draw Fire

11 December 2014

BANNOCKBURN, IL – The US Environmental Protection Agency unofficially released a final version of the 2011 proposed revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste r...  Read More...

Alcatel-Lucent Italia Design Team Wins Mentor TLAs

Alcatel-Lucent Italia Design Team Wins Mentor TLAs

10 December 2014

WILSONVILLE, OR – A team of designers from Alcatel-Lucent Italia walked away with top honors in Mentor Graphics' 25th annual PCB Technology Leadership Awards. ...  Read More...

Semi Fab Orders, Purchases Up in Q3

Semi Fab Orders, Purchases Up in Q3

09 December 2014

SAN JOSE — Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment orders rose 4% year-over-year to $9.32 billion in the third quarter, SEMI said.  Read More...

IPC Apex Expo Keynotes to Cover Xbox, UFOs

IPC Apex Expo Keynotes to Cover Xbox, UFOs

05 December 2014

SAN DIEGO – Robbie Bach, former president of entertainment and devices at Microsoft, will present the opening keynote at IPC Apex Expo here Feb. 24 about the hi...  Read More...

Electronics Market Set for 5% CAGR through 2018

Electronics Market Set for 5% CAGR through 2018

05 December 2014

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- Total production value of electronic systems is projected to increase 5% in 2014 to $1.49 trillion and climb to about $1.82 trillion in 2018, ...  Read More...

FTC Wants More Documents for TTM Deal

FTC Wants More Documents for TTM Deal

05 December 2014

COSTA MESA, CA, AND ST. LOUIS -- TTM Technologies and Viasystems today announced that they have each received a second request from the US Federal Trade Commiss...  Read More...

New Joint Industry Project for Additive Manufacturing Announced

New Joint Industry Project for Additive Manufacturing Announced

04 December 2014

LONDON -- Lloyd’s Register Energy today launched a joint industry project to develop additive manufacturing techniques for manufacturers supplying the energy in...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Japanese Yen Continues To Slide

Japanese Yen Continues To Slide

The Japanese yen continues to weaken. The slide began when the current prime minister was elected two years ago.  Read More...

Using Systems Design Methodology to Manage Complex PCB Designs

Using Systems Design Methodology to Manage Complex PCB Designs

Automation ensures new configurations are communicated and the design is synchronized.  Read More...

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

A look back at friends and colleagues who left us in 2014.  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

OM Group Releases Via Dep 4550 Electroless Copper

OM Group Releases Via Dep 4550 Electroless Copper

Via Dep 4550 electroless copper reportedly provides blister-free electroless copper deposits on polyimide, flexible printed circuit boards, Kapton, Teflon, plat...  Read More...

Kozio Releases VTOS DDR Tuning and Test Tool

Kozio Releases VTOS DDR Tuning and Test Tool

VTOS DDR software verifies new board designs, product introductions, and full volume manufacturing test. Built on VTOS embedded software for hardware verificati...  Read More...

Quadcept Releases PCB Designer v.7.2.3

Quadcept Releases PCB Designer v.7.2.3

PCB Designer 7.2.3 CAD tool fixes an error that occurs at the time of printing NC drill tables. Software performs panelization, transmission line analysis, mesh...  Read More...

PCB Libraries Updates Library Expert

PCB Libraries Updates Library Expert

Library Expert's output to Altium Designer has a new “Script” interface; can import footprints and 3D Step into an existing library or a new library with one pa...  Read More...

Camtek Announces Gryphon 3D Printer

Camtek Announces Gryphon 3D Printer

Gryphon 3D printer uses inkjet technology for enhanced solder mask deposition on printed circuit boards. Uses direct deposition to apply mask only where it is n...  Read More...

Atotech Releases Printoganth MV TP1 Electroless Cu Bath

Atotech Releases Printoganth MV TP1 Electroless Cu Bath

Printoganth MV TP1 electroless copper bath provides high throwing power into blind microvias, enabling ultra-fine lines and spaces of 10/10µm and below. Is said...  Read More...

ULT Debuts LAS 260 Particle Filter

ULT Debuts LAS 260 Particle Filter

LAS 260 particle filter features F9 pleat filters for large storage capacity, leading to less downtime and reduced maintenance and operating costs. Filtration e...  Read More...

Dynachem Debuts Smartlam 5200 Laminator

Dynachem Debuts Smartlam 5200 Laminator

Smartlam 5200 automatic cut sheet laminator is designed for processing ultra-thin materials with the option of wet lamination in a high-volume production enviro...  Read More...

Intercept Releases EMSAT Viewer

Intercept Releases EMSAT Viewer

EMSAT Viewer pairs EMSAT post-layout EMC and SI design rule checkers developed by IBM with a Pantheon EMSAT Viewer that displays each violation on the board in ...  Read More...

AVX Updates SpiCalci SMPS Simulation Software

AVX Updates SpiCalci SMPS Simulation Software

SpiCalci simulation software calculates performance characteristics and parameters for switch mode power supply (SMPS) capacitors. Features enhanced part select...  Read More...

Tokyo Ink Releases  TCL500 / TSU 500 PCB Materials

Tokyo Ink Releases TCL500 / TSU 500 PCB Materials

LIOELM TCL500 / TSU 500 series low dielectric materials are said to reduce transmission losses by using an original low dielectric resin. Contribute to the wide...  Read More...

Teledyne LeCroy Rolls Out DDR Debug Toolkit

Teledyne LeCroy Rolls Out DDR Debug Toolkit

DDR Debug Toolkit, for complete physical layer analysis of DDR 2/3/4 and LPDDR2/3 signals, provides test, debug and analysis tools for the entire DDR design cyc...  Read More...

Westdev Releases Pulsonix 8.5 CAD

Westdev Releases Pulsonix 8.5 CAD

Pulsonix 8.5 schematic capture and PCB layout tool features new Panel Editor enabling multi-board designs to be panelized for plotting, plus the addition of te...  Read More...

Hirose Develops DF65 Series Connector

Hirose Develops DF65 Series Connector

DF65 Series connector is a vertical-mating wire-to-board connector that provides high-current capacity and high reliability for power supplies, up to 4A (with 2...  Read More...

DuPont Releases PE510 Cu Conductive Ink

DuPont Releases PE510 Cu Conductive Ink

PE510 copper conductive ink (http://www.dupont.com/products-and-services/electronic-electrical-materials/printed-electronics.html?src=pr-printed-electronics)is...  Read More...

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