NEWS

Q2 PCB Design Software Sales Up 16% YoY

Q2 PCB Design Software Sales Up 16% YoY

25 September 2017

REDWOOD CITY, CA – Sales of software for designing printed circuit boards and multichip modules rose 16.4% year-over-year to $195.4 million in the second quarte...  Read More...

UPMG Announces Final Numbers for PCB West

UPMG Announces Final Numbers for PCB West

25 September 2017

ATLANTA – UP Media Group Inc. today announced final registration figures for PCB West (http://pcbwest.com/) 2017, held earlier this month at the Santa Clara (CA...  Read More...

2018 Global DRAM Supply to Grow 20%

2018 Global DRAM Supply to Grow 20%

22 September 2017

TAIPEI – The 2018 global DRAM supply is expected to show an annual bit growth of 19.6%, says DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce.  Read More...

Semi Gear Sales See Big Bounce in August

Semi Gear Sales See Big Bounce in August

22 September 2017

MILPITAS, CA — The 90-day moving average sales at North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers rose nearly 28% year-over-year to $2.18 billion worl...  Read More...

DACH Region PCB Orders Up 14% in July

DACH Region PCB Orders Up 14% in July

22 September 2017

FRANKFURT -- July orders at printed circuit board manufacturers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland rose 13.5% year-over-year.  Read More...

IPC: World PCB Production Up 2% to $58.2B in 2016

IPC: World PCB Production Up 2% to $58.2B in 2016

20 September 2017

BANNOCKBURN, IL — World printed circuit board production reached an estimated $58.2 billion in 2016, up 2.2% in real terms, while North American PCB production ...  Read More...

Unitech President Steps Down after Fatal Plant Accident in June

Unitech President Steps Down after Fatal Plant Accident in June

20 September 2017

TAIPEI – Unitech Printed Circuit Board president Hsu Cheng-Hung has stepped down in response to the fatal accident that occurred at the firm’s Yilan plant, acco...  Read More...

Digi-Key Releases Symbols, Footprints for Vishay Products

Digi-Key Releases Symbols, Footprints for Vishay Products

18 September 2017

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN – Digi-Key Electronics added symbols, footprints, and 3D models for Vishay’s catalog of optoelectronics products.  Read More...

Dongshan Precision to Invest $460M in Suzhou Site

Dongshan Precision to Invest $460M in Suzhou Site

15 September 2017

SUZHOU – Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing plans to invest $460 million to increase its flexible PCB production capacity, citing increasing orders, accord...  Read More...

Electronics Assembly Market Reaches $1.4T in 2016

Electronics Assembly Market Reaches $1.4T in 2016

15 September 2017

NEVADA CITY, CA – The worldwide electronics assembly market is approximately $1.4 trillion in terms of cost of goods sold as of 2016, says New Venture Research....  Read More...

Semi Equipment Sales Set New Record

Semi Equipment Sales Set New Record

14 September 2017

MILPITAS, CA — Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached a record $14.1 billion in the second quarter, SEMI said today.  Read More...

Report: EMS Market to Grow 5% through 2021

Report: EMS Market to Grow 5% through 2021

14 September 2017

DUBLIN -- The total electronics assembly value was $1.4 trillion in 2016 and will grow to approximately $1.7 trillion in 2021, says a new report.  Read More...

Cadence Promotes Wall to CFO

Cadence Promotes Wall to CFO

13 September 2017

SAN JOSE -- Cadence Design Systems announced John Wall will become senior vice president and CFO, effective Oct. 1.  Read More...

Jongebloed Named President of Neltec

Jongebloed Named President of Neltec

12 September 2017

MELVILLE, NY -- Park Electrochemical announced the appointment of John Jongebloed as president of Neltec, Park’s electronics business unit based in Tempe, AZ. ...  Read More...

Tech Conference for PCB West 2017 Opens Today

Tech Conference for PCB West 2017 Opens Today

12 September 2017

SANTA CLARA, CA -- The technical conference for PCB West (http://pcbwest.com/), the annual Silicon Valley trade show, begins today, and the annual one-day exhib...  Read More...

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FEATURES

A Semiannual Review of the Global Circuit Industry

A Semiannual Review of the Global Circuit Industry

Every piece of electronics equipment uses printed circuit boards.  Read More...

A Few Thoughts on Avoiding DDR4 Layout Problems

A Few Thoughts on Avoiding DDR4 Layout Problems

Some traditional routing strategies can increase crosstalk.  Read More...

Is RCA Reborn?

Is RCA Reborn?

Radio Corporation of America (RCA) is a familiar name to anyone over 40.  Read More...

Automotive Driving Fabricator Gains

Automotive Driving Fabricator Gains

While cellphones still consume 20% of the world’s PCB output, growth comes with the cars.  Read More...

Altium Expands Its Reach

Altium Expands Its Reach

An interview with Ben Jordan on Altium's perspective on future changes in engineering and CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-research/cad-cam-pcb-softwar...  Read More...

Elements of Additive Manufacturing for Functional Printed Electronics

Elements of Additive Manufacturing for Functional Printed Electronics

The industry is moving closer to the “factory-in-a-box.”  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

FLEXcon Debuts THERMLfilm HT 9000 Series Polyimides

FLEXcon Debuts THERMLfilm HT 9000 Series Polyimides

FLEXcon THERMLfilm HT 9000 series are high-temperature polyimide films.  Read More...

AGC Chemicals Offers Fluon PFA EA-2000 Resin

AGC Chemicals Offers Fluon PFA EA-2000 Resin

Fluon PFA EA-2000 resin coats and protects rigid and flexible printed circuit boards.  Read More...

Avnet, Dragon Innovation and Kickstarter Launch Hardware Studio Connection

Avnet, Dragon Innovation and Kickstarter Launch Hardware Studio Connection

Hardware Studio Connection includes Toolkit, a community site where creators can participate in tutorials and live webinars with industry experts before launchi...  Read More...

Bay Area Circuits Updates InstantDFM

Bay Area Circuits Updates InstantDFM

InstantDFM is an automated online DFM tool that enables printed circuit board designers to upload PCB design files and immediately view a design for manufactura...  Read More...

Amphenol Socapex Introduces 38999 Reduced Flange Connector

Amphenol Socapex Introduces 38999 Reduced Flange Connector

38999 reduced flange connector is smaller and lighter than a MIL-DTL-38999 III connector.  Read More...

Sunstone Adds SnapEDA Digital Models to PCB123 v. 5.6 CAD

Sunstone Adds SnapEDA Digital Models to PCB123 v. 5.6 CAD

PCB123 v. 5.6 includes access to search for SnapEDA digital models directly inside the PCB123 design environment.  Read More...

Nano Dimension Unveils DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer

Nano Dimension Unveils DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer

DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D printer prints multilayer printed circuit boards.  Read More...

Elgris Releases E-Builder Symbol Builder and FPGA-to-PCB Verification Tool

Elgris Releases E-Builder Symbol Builder and FPGA-to-PCB Verification Tool

E-Builder symbol builder and FPGA-to-PCB verification tool is vendor independent.  Read More...

MacDermid Enthone Announces MacuSpecAVF 700

MacDermid Enthone Announces MacuSpecAVF 700

MacuSpec AVF 700 electrolytic copper metallization process is for filling microvias in printed circuit boards.  Read More...

DfR Announces Sherlock 5.3 Thermal-Mechanical Analysis Software

DfR Announces Sherlock 5.3 Thermal-Mechanical Analysis Software

Sherlock automated design analysis software v. 5.3 now features thermal-mechanical analysis, which provides the ability to capture system-level effects on solde...  Read More...

Cadence Allegro Adds DesignTrue DFM Technology

Cadence Allegro Adds DesignTrue DFM Technology

Cadence Allegro DesignTrueDFM technology performs real-time, in-design design-for-manufacturing (DfM) checks integrated with electrical, physical and spacing de...  Read More...

EMA Releases EMA Constraint Manager for OrCAD

EMA Releases EMA Constraint Manager for OrCAD

EMA Constraint Manager for OrCAD is said to ensure design intent is communicated and adhered to during PCB implementation.  Read More...

EMA Adds Quadcept Output and New Symbol Options to Ultra Librarian

EMA Adds Quadcept Output and New Symbol Options to Ultra Librarian

Ultra Librarian now includes symbol and footprint output for Quadcept PCB design software, allowing access to one million parts through Digi-Key and over 12 mil...  Read More...

ARC Technologies Debuts Low Dielectric, Low-Loss Thermoplastic Compounds

ARC Technologies Debuts Low Dielectric, Low-Loss Thermoplastic Compounds

Low dielectric, low-loss thermoplastic compounds exhibit good resistance to moisture and most chemicals.  Read More...

Controx Releases Solid Carbide Tooling

Controx Releases Solid Carbide Tooling

Monolithic circular cutting tools in solid carbide and high-speed steel are for depaneling printed circuit boards.  Read More...

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