NEWS

Germany Area Fabs Report Lower Sales in April

Germany Area Fabs Report Lower Sales in April

23 June 2017

FRANKFURT -- Germany region printed circuit board manufacturers reported sales fell 3% year-over-year in April, as reported by ZVEI-Fachverband PCB and Electron...  Read More...

Wearables Momentum Building Up

Wearables Momentum Building Up

23 June 2017

FRAMINGHAM, MA – As the wearables market transforms, total shipment volumes are expected to maintain their forward momentum.  Read More...

Tech Industry Calls on Congress to Pass Bipartisan Perkins Education Bill

Tech Industry Calls on Congress to Pass Bipartisan Perkins Education Bill

21 June 2017

WASHINGTON – ITI called on Congress to pass bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to educate students with...  Read More...

Prognosis Stable for Medical Electronics

Prognosis Stable for Medical Electronics

21 June 2017

FRANKFURT -- The world market for medical electronics will grow 6% in 2017 and 2018, respectively, a new forecast asserts.  Read More...

Forecast: Almost 1M Businesses to Adopt AI by 2022

Forecast: Almost 1M Businesses to Adopt AI by 2022

21 June 2017

OYSTER BAY, NY -- AI is no longer limited to science fiction and movies, with significant strides being made in cloud processing, storage capacity, and machine ...  Read More...

All Flex Consolidates HQ, Expands Fab Footprint 10%

All Flex Consolidates HQ, Expands Fab Footprint 10%

20 June 2017

NORTHFIELD, MN – All Flex increased the fabrication footprint of its primary production facility here by 10%.  Read More...

MacDermid Enthone Appoints Kenney VP, Americas

MacDermid Enthone Appoints Kenney VP, Americas

20 June 2017

WATERBURY, CT – MacDermid Enthone Electronics Solutions appointed Steve Kenney to vice president, Americas.  Read More...

Semi Equipment Sales Up 42% in May

Semi Equipment Sales Up 42% in May

16 June 2017

MILPITAS, CA — The 90-day moving average sales at North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers rose 6.4% sequentially, a new report from SEMI said....  Read More...

IPC Urges Continued Free Flow of Goods in N. America

IPC Urges Continued Free Flow of Goods in N. America

15 June 2017

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Ahead of the Trump administration’s upcoming negotiations with Canada and Mexico on NAFTA, IPC is offering its take on how the negotiators sho...  Read More...

Nan Ya PCB Reports May Revenue Down 9%

Nan Ya PCB Reports May Revenue Down 9%

14 June 2017

TAOYUAN CITY, TAIWAN – Printed circuit board maker Nan Ya PCB reported May revenue of $75 million, down 9% year-over-year and up 7% sequentially.  Read More...

Compunetics to Acquire Circuits LLC

Compunetics to Acquire Circuits LLC

13 June 2017

MONROEVILLE, PA – Compunetics has agreed to acquire Circuits LLC, a flexible printed circuit board manufacturer.  Read More...

GUH to Expand PCB Business

GUH to Expand PCB Business

13 June 2017

BAYAN LEPAS, PENANG, MALAYSIA -- GUH Holdings will invest more than $2 million to expand printed circuit board production over the next two years to meet capaci...  Read More...

Semi Fab Spending to Peak in 2018

Semi Fab Spending to Peak in 2018

13 June 2017

SAN FRANCISCO -- Spurred by new construction of semiconductor fabrication plants, spending on fab equipment will set records this year and next, according to th...  Read More...

Smart Toys a Hot Market, Report Says

Smart Toys a Hot Market, Report Says

13 June 2017

HAMPSHIRE, UK -- Smart toy sales will reach $15.5 billion in hardware and app content revenues by 2022, up from an estimated $4.9 billion in 2017, a new report...  Read More...

Plexus Expands Design Engineering Business

Plexus Expands Design Engineering Business

13 June 2017

NEENAH, WI -- Plexus announced the expansion of its Engineering Solutions business in the US and Mexico, expanding an existing site and opening a second one.  Read More...

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FEATURES

JPCA Show 2017

JPCA Show 2017

JPCA Show is the largest trade show event for the printed circuit industry and organized by Japan Electronics Packaging and Electronics Association (JPCA).  Read More...

Mixed Sales Data for Taiwanese Circuit Board Industry

Mixed Sales Data for Taiwanese Circuit Board Industry

Taiwan is the production center for global consumer electronics, and the circuit board production in Taiwan is considered the barometer for the electronics indu...  Read More...

PCB Designers Hold Smart Factories Ransom

PCB Designers Hold Smart Factories Ransom

In an era where delays cannot be tolerated, help has to come from the “interface” between layout design and manufacturing.  Read More...

Savings and Efficiencies with Printed Silver Flexible Circuits

Savings and Efficiencies with Printed Silver Flexible Circuits

Conductive inks on polyester can save 25% or more on the substrate cost compared with an equivalent copper circuit.  Read More...

An Open Letter to IPC-2581 Adopters

An Open Letter to IPC-2581 Adopters

The industry is asked for feedback on reducing bottlenecks in the CAD-manufacturing process. Last year was a watershed year for the IPC-2581 standard. A broad...  Read More...

Optimizing Component Selection by Connecting the Designer to the Supply Chain

Optimizing Component Selection by Connecting the Designer to the Supply Chain

New tools overcome obsolete data management approaches that fail to remedy part cost and availability changes.  Read More...

Solving Complex Adhesion Problems with Plasma

Solving Complex Adhesion Problems with Plasma

A new, unique plasma treatment solution to help solve various complex material adhesion problems.  Read More...

One Step Closer to Transparent Electronics

One Step Closer to Transparent Electronics

Transparent electronics is an emerging technology for printed circuit design.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Park Electrochemical Rolls Out Meteorwave 3350 Laminate

Park Electrochemical Rolls Out Meteorwave 3350 Laminate

Meteorwave 3350 copper-clad laminate is for radio frequency applications requiring a tightly controlled 3.5 Dk.  Read More...

Park Electrochemical Introduces M-Ply Prepreg

Park Electrochemical Introduces M-Ply Prepreg

M-Ply prepreg is for radio frequency/digital hybrid bonding.  Read More...

Technic Releases TechniPad 7611 ENEPIG

Technic Releases TechniPad 7611 ENEPIG

TechniPad 7611 electroless process deposits pure palladium on electroless nickel. Contains proprietary reducing agent resulting in a stable process said to oper...  Read More...

PDR Americas Offers PDR IR-E3M Micro Component/PCB Rework System

PDR Americas Offers PDR IR-E3M Micro Component/PCB Rework System

PDR IR-E3M micro component/PCB rework system is for extreme micro-rework applications.  Read More...

Brady Launches B-730, B-731, B-421 Laser Markable Materials

Brady Launches B-730, B-731, B-421 Laser Markable Materials

B-730, B-731 and B-421 laser markable materials complement Ultratemp labels specifically designed for printed circuit board and electronic component application...  Read More...

Ucamco Releases Integr8tor v2017.05

Ucamco Releases Integr8tor v2017.05

Integr8tor v2017.05 data entry and design analysis tool for sales, pre-CAM and engineering supports PCB surface finishing and its derived benefits.  Read More...

Panasonic Debuts P4SP Series 0.4mm Board-to-Board Connectors

Panasonic Debuts P4SP Series 0.4mm Board-to-Board Connectors

P4SP series 0.4mm pitch board-to-board / board-to-flexible printed circuit board connector has a current rating of up to 5A, for power supply applications.  Read More...

CST Releases Studio Suite Student Edition 2017

CST Releases Studio Suite Student Edition 2017

CST Studio Suite Student Edition 2017 is a free electromagnetic simulation tool.  Read More...

Atotech Introduces NovaBond IT Adhesion Promoter

Atotech Introduces NovaBond IT Adhesion Promoter

NovaBond IT non-etching adhesion promoter for IC Substrates and high frequency application innerlayer bonding and soldermask pretreatment, is suited for industr...  Read More...

Intercept Releases Pantheon v. 7.2

Intercept Releases Pantheon v. 7.2

Pantheon v. 7.2 PCB layout software and Mozaix v. 5.0 CAE schematic design software have unified user interfaces for increased productivity for existing users, ...  Read More...

Upverter Launches EE Concierge On-Demand Virtual Assistant

Upverter Launches EE Concierge On-Demand Virtual Assistant

EE Concierge virtual assistant allows hardware engineers to request any part be built, verified, and delivered on-demand.  Read More...

Zuken to Release CADStar 18.0

Zuken to Release CADStar 18.0

CADStar 18.0 includes Redlining, which allows quick mark-ups of designs during review and facilitates communication of design issues.  Read More...

Cadence Announces Virtuoso System Design Platform

Cadence Announces Virtuoso System Design Platform

Virtuoso system design platform is a formal, streamlined and automated co-design and verification flow between Virtuoso, Allegro and Sigrity.  Read More...

NI Rolls Out LabView NXG 1.0 Engineering System Design Software

NI Rolls Out LabView NXG 1.0 Engineering System Design Software

LabView NXG 1.0 engineering system design software introduces a re-engineered editor to integrate with a broader set of languages.  Read More...

Giuseppe Finizia Updates PCB Workstation with Needle Probes

Giuseppe Finizia Updates PCB Workstation with Needle Probes

PCB Workstation with Needle Probes is a 3D printed PCB workstation with articulated arms.  Read More...

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