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NEWS

Advanced Circuits' Annual Sales Down 1.7%

Advanced Circuits' Annual Sales Down 1.7%

03 March 2015

AURORA, CO -- Advanced Circuits' parent company today said the PCB firm's sales fell 1.7% year-over-year in 2014.  Read More...

Mentor Acquires Tanner EDA

Mentor Acquires Tanner EDA

03 March 2015

WILSONVILLE, OR -- Mentor Graphics today announced it has acquired the business assets of Tanner EDA, a provider of design, layout and verification software for...  Read More...

Global Semi Sales Up 8.7% in January

Global Semi Sales Up 8.7% in January

02 March 2015

WASHINGTON – The Semiconductor Industry Association said worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.5 billion for the month of January, the industry’s highes...  Read More...

HP Sees Sunny Days Ahead from Aruba Acquisition

HP Sees Sunny Days Ahead from Aruba Acquisition

02 March 2015

PALO ALTO, CA -- Hewlett-Packard will buy Aruba Networks for nearly $2.7 billion in cash, a move that should shore up the computer maker share of the WLAN marke...  Read More...

Ansys Reports Record Q4, 2014 Sales

Ansys Reports Record Q4, 2014 Sales

02 March 2015

PITTSBURGH -- Ansys reported fourth-quarter sales rose 12% year-over-year, setting a new record for the EDA software developer.  Read More...

OMG Says Q4 Sales Down

OMG Says Q4 Sales Down

02 March 2015

CLEVELAND -- Chemicals maker OM Group today reported fourth-quarter net sales of $245 million, down from $270.5 million last year.  Read More...

MCPs Gaining in Use, New Study Finds

MCPs Gaining in Use, New Study Finds

02 March 2015

NEVADA CITY, CA -- Multichip packages are grabbing a larger share of the overall IC packaging market, and will climb to 34% of the total parts in use by 2019, b...  Read More...

Mentor Reports Record Q4 Sales

Mentor Reports Record Q4 Sales

27 February 2015

WILSONVILLE, OR — Mentor Graphics tonight reported fourth-quarter revenues of $439.1 million, up from $401 million a year ago.  Read More...

NTS Acquires Trace Labs

NTS Acquires Trace Labs

26 February 2015

CALABASAS, CA — National Technical Systems has acquired Trace Laboratories for an undisclosed sum, the companies announced today.  Read More...

Aspocomp Pinning Financial Turnaround on Restructuring in Finland

Aspocomp Pinning Financial Turnaround on Restructuring in Finland

26 February 2015

ESPOO, FINLAND -- Aspocomp today reported fourth-quarter revenue fell 6.8% to 4.1 million euros for the period ended Dec. 31.  Read More...

Natel EMS Releases Assembly DfM Guide

Natel EMS Releases Assembly DfM Guide

26 February 2015

CHATSWORTH, CA -- Natel EMS has issued a downloadable checklist intended to present best practices and rules for design for manufacturing for PCB assembly and m...  Read More...

Digi-Key Expands Mentor Tool Offerings

Digi-Key Expands Mentor Tool Offerings

25 February 2015

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN – Digi-Key today announced an expanded suite of the recently released professional-level Mentor Graphics EDA/CAD tools.  Read More...

PCD&F Announces 2015 NPI Award Winners

PCD&F Announces 2015 NPI Award Winners

24 February 2015

SAN DIEGO – PCD F today announced the winners of the 2015 New Product Introduction Awards for PCB fabrication.  Read More...

Commitment to Designers Drives Ferrari into IPC Hall

Commitment to Designers Drives Ferrari into IPC Hall

23 February 2015

SAN DIEGO – Veteran PCB designer and fabricator Gary Ferrari today became the newest inductee of the IPC Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the annual IPC Apex Expo ...  Read More...

Cadence Announces CDNLive Series for 2015

Cadence Announces CDNLive Series for 2015

23 February 2015

SAN JOSE -- Cadence will kick off its worldwide series of user conferences starting with CDNLive Silicon Valley in March, the company announced.  Read More...

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FEATURES

The Design Tool Challenge: More Functionality, but Easier to Use

The Design Tool Challenge: More Functionality, but Easier to Use

Board designers want tools that enable sophisticated analysis and features without requiring an advanced degree.  Read More...

Breaking the Silos

Breaking the Silos

Design is becoming product-centric and shifting away from the solo approach.  Read More...

The 3 Challenges Facing the Future of PCB Design

The 3 Challenges Facing the Future of PCB Design

And why easing the complexity load is near the top of tool priorities.  Read More...

How Clean is Clean Enough?

How Clean is Clean Enough?

At what level does each of the individual contaminants cause leakage and corrosion failures in SIR?  Read More...

01005: Size Does Matter

01005: Size Does Matter

Is it worthwhile to design PCBs with 01005 components? If yes, how so?  Read More...

Designing Flex Circuits For Wearable Electronics

Designing Flex Circuits For Wearable Electronics

Like the human body, flex boards can work in a variety of positions, but only when the limitations are understood.  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

L&M Debuts A7-20 Flying Probe Tester

L&M Debuts A7-20 Flying Probe Tester

A7-20 flying probe tester is for large-format backplanes of up to 72 layers and weighing up to 30kg (66lb). Handles boards with more than 100,000 test points. E...  Read More...

Altium Announces Designer 15.1 PCB Design Tool

Altium Announces Designer 15.1 PCB Design Tool

Altium Designer 15.1 PCB design software features a wizard for xSignals that helps save time on configuring length-matching rules; the addition of bikini coverl...  Read More...

Isola Introduces Chronon High-Speed PCB Materials

Isola Introduces Chronon High-Speed PCB Materials

Chronon low-loss, high-speed laminate and prepreg materials are said to mitigate skew issues in high-speed designs with differential pairs. Under testing, maxim...  Read More...

Park Electrochemical Debuts Meteorwave 3000, 4000 PCB Materials

Park Electrochemical Debuts Meteorwave 3000, 4000 PCB Materials

Meteorwave 3000 and Meteorwave 4000 low loss printed circuit board materials come in prepreg and laminate forms. Meteorwave 3000 has a dissipation factor (Df) o...  Read More...

Rogers Rolls Out Ultralam 3850HT LCP Laminates

Rogers Rolls Out Ultralam 3850HT LCP Laminates

Ultralam 3850HT liquid crystal polymer laminates are for simplified and improved construction of multilayer circuit boards at higher temperatures. Have a melt t...  Read More...

LCOA Debuts Conformat Conformal Drill Sheet

LCOA Debuts Conformat Conformal Drill Sheet

Conformat conformal drill sheet reportedly shapes itself to various topographies that may be present in a multilayer or rigid-flex PCB. Conforms to low or thin ...  Read More...

MacDermid Releases Affinity ENIG Final Finish

MacDermid Releases Affinity ENIG Final Finish

Affinity electroless nickel immersion gold (ENIG) final finish is for printed circuit board fabrication. Reportedly provides excellent performance in start-and-...  Read More...

DuPont Introduces Pyralux Flexible Circuit Material System

DuPont Introduces Pyralux Flexible Circuit Material System

Pyralux high temperature flexible circuit material system has service temp. of 225°C. Includes double-sided copper-clad laminate and all-polyimide bonding film ...  Read More...

HSIO Technologies Develops LCP Printed Circuit Technology

HSIO Technologies Develops LCP Printed Circuit Technology

LCP printed circuit technology reportedly helps provide printed circuit boards with lines and spaces below 50µm and multi-Layer high density interconnect and si...  Read More...

PCB Libraries Rolls Out Library Expert Lite v. 2015.08

PCB Libraries Rolls Out Library Expert Lite v. 2015.08

Library Expert Lite v. 2015.08 auto-generates footprints and 3D STEP models from component dimensions. Automates PCB library creation with 21 different CAD tool...  Read More...

Altium Introduces PCBWorks MCAD-ECAD Interface

Altium Introduces PCBWorks MCAD-ECAD Interface

PCBWorks PCB design tool is said to enhance workflow collaboration between electrical and mechanical designers. Includes collaboration tools to integrate design...  Read More...

Cadence Updates Sigrity Package

Cadence Updates Sigrity Package

Sigrity Parallel Computing 4-pack and Sigrity System Explorer increase signoff-level printed circuit board extraction accuracy. Parallel Computing 4-pack is a l...  Read More...

Loftware Updates Spectrum 2.5.2 Enterprise Labeling Solution

Loftware Updates Spectrum 2.5.2 Enterprise Labeling Solution

Loftware Spectrum 2.5.2 enterprise labeling solution has unlimited label design capability. Features new cab and PCL 5c drivers for color printing; enhanced liv...  Read More...

Ucamco Debuts UcamX CAM Software Suite

Ucamco Debuts UcamX CAM Software Suite

UcamX CAM software suite handles data for rigid, flex and HDI printed circuit boards. Parallel Processing feature divides CPU-intensive tasks among several diff...  Read More...

CST Releases EMC Studio EMC/EMI Analysis Suite

CST Releases EMC Studio EMC/EMI Analysis Suite

CST EMC Studio electromagnetic compatibility and electromagnetic interference analysis software contains a toolkit of proven solver technology for the study of ...  Read More...

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