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NEWS

Investment Group Buys MFS, Reinstalls Ex CEO

Investment Group Buys MFS, Reinstalls Ex CEO

28 November 2014

SINGAPORE -- Navis Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in flex circuit maker MFS (S) Technology FPC, and will install a new management team, the comp...  Read More...

With Embedded in Mind, Infineon Takes Stake in Schweizer

With Embedded in Mind, Infineon Takes Stake in Schweizer

26 November 2014

MUNICH – Infineon Technologies has taken a 9.4% stake in printed circuit board manufacturer Schweizer Electronic, the companies said today.  Read More...

Eltek's Q3 Sales, Profits Down

Eltek's Q3 Sales, Profits Down

26 November 2014

PETACH-TIKVA, ISRAEL -- Eltek's profits slid on an 8.6% drop in revenue for the quarter ended Sept. 30.  Read More...

N. American PCB Orders Up Nearly 29% in October

N. American PCB Orders Up Nearly 29% in October

25 November 2014

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Total North American printed circuit board shipments increased 0.8% year-over-year in October, says IPC. Year-to-date shipments are down 1%. S...  Read More...

50% of Booths Pre-Sold for PCB West 2015

50% of Booths Pre-Sold for PCB West 2015

24 November 2014

ATLANTA – More than half the booths available for PCB West 2015 were sold prior to the official opening of exhibit sales, UP Media Group Inc. said today.  Read More...

Imagineering Recognized for Entrepreneurship, Philanthrophy

Imagineering Recognized for Entrepreneurship, Philanthrophy

23 November 2014

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL -- Chicago area PCB fabricator and assembler Imagineering has been named recipient of the Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Busi...  Read More...

Semi Equipment Makers See 5th Straight Drop

Semi Equipment Makers See 5th Straight Drop

21 November 2014

SAN JOSE — North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers continued to see orders slide relative to sales in October, the SEMI trade group said.  Read More...

Mentor' Q3 Revenues Up More than 6% YoY

Mentor' Q3 Revenues Up More than 6% YoY

20 November 2014

WILSONVILLE, OR – Mentor Graphics today reported fiscal third-quarter revenues ended Oct. 31 of $292.7 million, up 6.2% year-over-year.  Read More...

Man-Portable Military Electronics Market Inching Up

Man-Portable Military Electronics Market Inching Up

19 November 2014

DUBLIN – The global man-portable military electronics market will grow to $4.5 billion by 2023, a 10-year CAGR of 3.42%, says Research and Markets.  Read More...

Apple, Samsung Tablets Account for 62% of Market in Q3

Apple, Samsung Tablets Account for 62% of Market in Q3

19 November 2014

OYSTER BAY, NY – Apple and Samsung combined for 62% of the nearly 36 million branded tablets in the third quarter of 2014, according to ABI Research.  Read More...

Volume Growth Overcoming Flex ASP Declines

Volume Growth Overcoming Flex ASP Declines

19 November 2014

DALLAS – Continued price declines won't sink the flexible printed circuit market this year, a new report asserts.  Read More...

Topwin Acquisition Will Give ESI Leg Up in China

Topwin Acquisition Will Give ESI Leg Up in China

17 November 2014

PORTLAND, OR -- Electro Scientific Industries has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wuhan Topwin Optoelectronics Technology for an undisclosed amount.  Read More...

ACE Adds Isola Laminates to Standard Materials

ACE Adds Isola Laminates to Standard Materials

14 November 2014

SANTA ANA, CA – Accurate Circuit Engineering has added Isola’s Astra and I-Tera laminates to its list of standard materials.  Read More...

D2P 2015 Shows Announced

D2P 2015 Shows Announced

12 November 2014

PROSPECT, CT – The Design-2-Part (D2P) show schedule for 2015 has been announced. The schedule is as follows:  Read More...

Altium, element14 to Distribute CircuitStudio PCB Design Tool

Altium, element14 to Distribute CircuitStudio PCB Design Tool

12 November 2014

SYDNEY – Altium has partnered with element14 to distribute CircuitStudio, a printed circuit board design tool based on Altium technology.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Pessimistic Forecast for the PC Market in Taiwan

Pessimistic Forecast for the PC Market in Taiwan

Did you know that more than 90% of personal computers are manufactured by Taiwanese manufacturers in Taiwan or located in other countries?  Read More...

Are Tight Tolerances Costing You Money?

Are Tight Tolerances Costing You Money?

Does a tighter tolerance guarantee superior quality and better function, or just a higher unit cost?  Read More...

GHS Timeline Update

GHS Timeline Update

The latest OSHA hazard communication requirements go into effect next year. Are you ready?  Read More...

CEATEC Reflects Japan Electronics Downturn

CEATEC Reflects Japan Electronics Downturn

The Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) is an electronics trade show held in Japan.  Read More...

Are the Lights Almost Out for Sony?

Are the Lights Almost Out for Sony?

Last month, Sony announced a loss of more than $2 billion and canceled its dividends for the current fiscal year.  Read More...

Fresh Faces in the Design Community

Fresh Faces in the Design Community

The annual PCD F Salary Survey reveals that while more than a quarter of designers are nearing retirement, newcomers might finally be filling the gap.  Read More...

A Yen for Better Times in Japan

A Yen for Better Times in Japan

The Japanese yen continues to depreciate against other currencies. Last month, the exchange rate between was below 102 yen for one US dollar, now it stands at m...  Read More...

A ‘Promoter’ for Solder Mask Adhesion

A ‘Promoter’ for Solder Mask Adhesion

A rough topography aids reliability, even while it complicates wet processing.  Read More...

First-Half Performance of the Global PWB Industry

First-Half Performance of the Global PWB Industry

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trading and Industry (METI) released the Printed Wiring Board production data for June. Taiwan, Germany, North American, China...  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

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...

Dow Develops Circuposit 6000 Electroless Copper Process

Dow Develops Circuposit 6000 Electroless Copper Process

Circuposit 6000 electroless copper process is for high-reliability HDI circuit boards. Offers enhanced microvia reliability and improved performance.Dow Electro...  Read More...

Altium, element14 Debut CircuitStudio PCB Design Tool

Altium, element14 Debut CircuitStudio PCB Design Tool

CircuitStudio is a printed circuit board design tool based on straightforward schematic capture and project management tools. Is reportedly easy to use, but pow...  Read More...

Sunstone Debuts DFMplus DfM Tool

Sunstone Debuts DFMplus DfM Tool

DFMplus design for manufacture software addresses potential issues in the PCB design phase to ensure manufacturability. Verifies PCB designs before placing orde...  Read More...

Technic Releases Techni IM Gold AT8000 Im. Au Chemistry

Technic Releases Techni IM Gold AT8000 Im. Au Chemistry

Techni IM Gold AT8000 non-cyanide immersion gold is said to improve solderability while reducing gold usage when compared to typical cyanide based ENIG chemistr...  Read More...

Digi-Key, Mentor Debut Designer Schematic, Designer Layout Tools

Digi-Key, Mentor Debut Designer Schematic, Designer Layout Tools

Designer Schematic and Designer Layout EDA/CAD tools are for design starts, providing a foundation for long-term product design. Link affordable design software...  Read More...

CheckSum Unveils V12 Measurement Card for ICT

CheckSum Unveils V12 Measurement Card for ICT

CheckSum V12 Measurement Card controls and runs in-circuit and functional testing systems. Performs power-off ICTs using test voltages as low as 50mV. Can test ...  Read More...

Mentor Upgrades Flowmaster Software

Mentor Upgrades Flowmaster Software

Flowmaster simulation software for thermo-fluid systems now has a functional mock-up interface (FMI) that enables usage of Flowmaster models in an open-source e...  Read More...

Sovella Introduces LMT Worktable

Sovella Introduces LMT Worktable

LMT is a light-duty, motorized ergonomic multi-purpose worktable. Is suited for light industrial, laboratory, light assembly, quality control, packaging and tec...  Read More...

Zuken Rolls Out E³.HarnessAnalyzer Tool

Zuken Rolls Out E³.HarnessAnalyzer Tool

E³.HarnessAnalyzer, for the automotive harness industry, is for viewing and analyzing harness drawings in the standard HCV container data format, which combines...  Read More...

Enthone Introduces EnFILL Copper Via Fill Systems

Enthone Introduces EnFILL Copper Via Fill Systems

EnFILL Copper Via Fill systems are for HDI any-layer buildups. Reportedly offer a high current capacity proven to reduce cycle time by up to 40%, while providin...  Read More...

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