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Holder's PCB Units Report Mixed Results

Holder's PCB Units Report Mixed Results

25 July 2014

LONDON -- Holders Technology swung to a first-half pretax loss despite an uptick in sales for the period.  Read More...

Flextronics Reports Fiscal Q1 Net Sales of $6.6B, up 14.7%

Flextronics Reports Fiscal Q1 Net Sales of $6.6B, up 14.7%

24 July 2014

SAN JOSE, CA – Flextronics reported fiscal 2015 first-quarter net sales of $6.6 billion, up 14.7% year-over-year, and down 1.2% sequentially.  Read More...

IPC Patriarch Dieter Bergman Passes Away

IPC Patriarch Dieter Bergman Passes Away

23 July 2014

BANNOCKBURN, IL -- Dieter Bergman, the venerable technical standards guru and the heart and soul of the IPC Designers Council, has passed away.  Read More...

Electropac to Be Acquired, Remain Open

Electropac to Be Acquired, Remain Open

23 July 2014

MANCHESTER, NH -- Electropac, the venerable printed circuit board fabricator, will be acquired by one of its key employees and will continue to operate under a ...  Read More...

AT&S’ Fiscal Q1 Revenue Nearly Flat YoY

AT&S’ Fiscal Q1 Revenue Nearly Flat YoY

23 July 2014

LEOBEN, AUSTRIA – AT S posted fiscal first-quarter revenue of EUR 141.3 million, down 0.84% year-over-year. Consolidated net income for the period rose 14.6% to...  Read More...

German Fabs Enjoy Strong May Sales

German Fabs Enjoy Strong May Sales

23 July 2014

FRANKFURT -- German printed circuit board manufacturers' sales rose 4.2% year-over-year in May as the sector enjoyed its strongest month in three years.  Read More...

TPCA: Taiwanese Supply Chain Would Spur Faster PCB Growth

TPCA: Taiwanese Supply Chain Would Spur Faster PCB Growth

23 July 2014

TAIPEI -- Continued innovation, better technical capabilities, supply chain integration, and greener production processes are the keys to PCB industry dominance...  Read More...

N. American Semi Gear Orders Up 10% YoY

N. American Semi Gear Orders Up 10% YoY

22 July 2014

SAN JOSE, CA – The worldwide 90-day moving average orders at North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers rose 10% year-over-year in June.  Read More...

Sanmina Reports Fiscal Q3 Revenue Up 7.4%

Sanmina Reports Fiscal Q3 Revenue Up 7.4%

22 July 2014

SAN JOSE – Sanmina reported fiscal third-quarter revenue ended June 28 of $1.6 billion, up 7.4% year-over-year, and up 8.1% sequentially.  Read More...

Cadence Fiscal Q2 Revenue Up 4.7%

Cadence Fiscal Q2 Revenue Up 4.7%

22 July 2014

SAN JOSE – Cadence Design Systems reported fiscal second-quarter 2014 revenue of $379 million, up 4.7% year-over-year.  Read More...

IPC-2581 Consortium Updates Support Status Listing

IPC-2581 Consortium Updates Support Status Listing

21 July 2014

CHELMSFORD, MA -- An updated version of the IPC-2581 Support Status has been published to the IPC-2581 Consortium website.  Read More...

Aiming for HF Market, Wus Takes Stake in Schweizer

Aiming for HF Market, Wus Takes Stake in Schweizer

21 July 2014

SCHRAMBERG, GERMANY -- Wus Printed Circuits has struck a deal to acquire a 4.5% stake in Schweizer Electronic for an undisclosed sum.  Read More...

Rogers Raises Fiscal Q2 Guidance

Rogers Raises Fiscal Q2 Guidance

18 July 2014

ROGERS, CT -- Rogers today raised its fiscal second quarter guidance, saying it expects all-time quarterly record net sales from continuing operations.  Read More...

Isola to Offer RF Material Conversion Service

Isola to Offer RF Material Conversion Service

18 July 2014

CHANDLER, AZ — Isola Group's technical staff is offering a conversion service for printed circuit board fabricators using laminates for radio frequency and mm-w...  Read More...

Goldenmax to Launch PCB Unit

Goldenmax to Launch PCB Unit

17 July 2014

SHANGHAI -- Laminate manufacturer Goldenmax International Technology has plans to invest 100 million yuan ($16.1 million) toward a new printed circuit board pro...  Read More...

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FEATURES

A New Generation of Data Formats for PCB Production

A New Generation of Data Formats for PCB Production

A new generation of data formats for PCB production is emerging that enable the exchange of data between CAD (development) and CAM (production). Würth Elektroni...  Read More...

The Natural Progression toward Vendor Integration in EDA

The Natural Progression toward Vendor Integration in EDA

Today I’m talking about the gradual convergence of EDA single tools to integrated systems. In the early days of HiFi home entertainment systems, specialist vend...  Read More...

Samsung – A Copy and Paste Company?

Samsung – A Copy and Paste Company?

Samsung Electronics, the electronics giant and the flagship company of the Samsung Group in Korea, continues to enjoy success in the global electronics market. ...  Read More...

Changes in the Automotive Industry and Their Impact on Electronics, Part 3

Changes in the Automotive Industry and Their Impact on Electronics, Part 3

For today’s final post on increased electronics complexity in motor vehicles, we will focus on the alignment  Read More...

Characteristics of a Third-Level PCB Assembly

Characteristics of a Third-Level PCB Assembly

Or why parts should be “implemented,” not just “installed.”  Read More...

What is FAI, and What is the Purpose?

What is FAI, and What is the Purpose?

Confusion reigns over first article inspection and whether it is a qualification requirement. (It isn’t.)  Read More...

Changes in the Automotive Industry and Their Impact on Electronics, Part 2

Changes in the Automotive Industry and Their Impact on Electronics, Part 2

Today I’m returning to the topic of increased electronics complexity  Read More...

Nonfunctional Pads: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Nonfunctional Pads: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

To understand the influence of NFPs on reliability, industry experts were surveyed. Will their response settle the debate?  Read More...

Panel Rails — What Are They?

Panel Rails — What Are They?

I referred to "panel rails" in my blog about V-score panels (http://circuitsassembly.com/blog/?p=3926), but I didn't explain the "whats" and...  Read More...

Changes in the Automotive Industry and Its Impact on Electronics, Part 1

Changes in the Automotive Industry and Its Impact on Electronics, Part 1

The rapid increase in the electronic complexity of motor vehicles calls for specific considerations relating to reliability, modular design,  Read More...

Power Integrity and Power Distribution Design Tips

Power Integrity and Power Distribution Design Tips

How to treat every power distribution system as a custom design. Are you losing sleep over power integrity on your boards? If so, this is for you.  Read More...

A Trip Through Time

A Trip Through Time

PCB manufacturing has come a long way in a hurry, as a walk through Electropac’s PCB Museum reminds us. A highlight of a trip to Electropac’s printed circuit b...  Read More...

Design Practices for Panelization and Depanelization

Design Practices for Panelization and Depanelization

Assemblers demand a complete CAD data package for more effective manufacturing. Panelization, also known as the processing of boards in an array format, keeps ...  Read More...

A Muddled Recovery

A Muddled Recovery

The annual list of the largest contract assemblers proves looks can be deceiving. To the uninitiated, a look back at the past few years of the CIRCUITS ASSEMBL...  Read More...

Power Electronics Packages with Embedded Components – Recent Trends and Developments

Power Electronics Packages with Embedded Components – Recent Trends and Developments

Results of a cross-industry team’s development and testing of a PCB-based embedded chip technology for an under-the-hood automotive application. Over the past ...  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Cadence Introduces OrCAD Engineering Data Management, Library Builder, Documentation Editor

Cadence Introduces OrCAD Engineering Data Management, Library Builder, Documentation Editor

OrCAD Engineering Data Management is a collaboration and management environment for OrCAD Capture; OrCAD Library Builder is an automated part builder, and OrCAD...  Read More...

Mentor Debuts Xpedition Data Management Suite

Mentor Debuts Xpedition Data Management Suite

Xpedition Data Management (xDM) suite provides a flow-wide information hub that manages the PCB design data that is created, reused, imported, or released from ...  Read More...

CadSoft Rolls Out Eagle v. 7 PCB Design Tool

CadSoft Rolls Out Eagle v. 7 PCB Design Tool

Eagle v. 7 PCB design software has an updated design environment and increased flexibility, enabling development of custom schematics. New features include an e...  Read More...

Chemtronics Launches Chemask HT, Chemask Aqua Temp Solder Masks

Chemtronics Launches Chemask HT, Chemask Aqua Temp Solder Masks

Chemask HT is a fast curing, peelable temporary spot mask formulated for long-term heat protection at elevated temperatures. May be used to protect pins, posts,...  Read More...

Macaos Software Releases Enterprise v. 4.0

Macaos Software Releases Enterprise v. 4.0

Macaos Enterprise v. 4.0 PCB management, panelization, stencil creation and online ordering software includes assembly data manager for adding or modifying pick...  Read More...

Tanaka Releases UV700-SR1J Silver Paste

Tanaka Releases UV700-SR1J Silver Paste

UV700-SR1J electrically conductive silver paste enables the formation of electronic circuits using only ultraviolet curing, without thermal curing. Forms a circ...  Read More...

Asset InterTech Releases JTAG eBook

Asset InterTech Releases JTAG eBook

“JTAG | IJTAG Semiconductor and Board Test Security” is an eBook that addresses weaknesses in the IEEE 1149.1 Boundary-Scan (JTAG) standard’s test access port f...  Read More...

CST Releases Antenna Magus v. 5.0

CST Releases Antenna Magus v. 5.0

Antenna Magus v. 5.0 features upgraded design capabilities for 250 antenna types. Automatically suggests practical design objectives and, as needed, instantly...  Read More...

Ucamco Offers Integr8tor v8.3 for Download

Ucamco Offers Integr8tor v8.3 for Download

Integr8tor v8.3 sales and engineering server for auto input and design analysis is now available for download. Automatically downloads and analyzes incoming cli...  Read More...

Isola Rolls Out Tachyon-100G Laminates, Prepregs

Isola Rolls Out Tachyon-100G Laminates, Prepregs

Tachyon-100G laminates and prepregs enable line cards required to transmit 100GbE at data rates in excess of 25Gb/s per channel. Have identical electrical prope...  Read More...

Altium, ICD Release Altium Designer Extensions

Altium, ICD Release Altium Designer Extensions

Two extensions for Altium Designer -- ICD Stackup Planner and ICD Power Distribution Network (PDN) Planner -- are accessible from within the design tool. ICD...  Read More...

Altium Upgrades Vault 2.0 Data Management

Altium Upgrades Vault 2.0 Data Management

Altium Vault 2.0 enterprise data management and collaboration platform aids in centralizing, managing and formalizing component libraries, design data and team ...  Read More...

Dow Debuts Solderon Electrolytic Tin Series

Dow Debuts Solderon Electrolytic Tin Series

Solderon ST-300T electrolytic tin comes in offer matte finish and is said to provide excellent distribution over a wide current density range. Solderon BHT-350 ...  Read More...

Dow Releases Silveron GT Surface Finishes

Dow Releases Silveron GT Surface Finishes

Silveron GT-101 cyanide-free silver and Silveron GT-820 cyanide-free silver tin offer brightness, adhesion, contact resistance and solderability, and can be app...  Read More...

Fancort Introduces PCB Depaneling Routers

Fancort Introduces PCB Depaneling Routers

SM3320S-S single table, SM3350S-D twin table and SM4520L-D twin table floor-mounted printed circuit board depaneling routers feature built-in high-res color CCD...  Read More...

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