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‘Smart’ Refuse Collection Market to Grow at 43% CAGR between 2014 and 2020

‘Smart’ Refuse Collection Market to Grow at 43% CAGR between 2014 and 2020

23 January 2015

LONDON – Smart bins and remote fill-level monitoring solutions for refuse collection are set to grow at a 43% CAGR between 2014 and 2020, says ABI Research.  Read More...

iNEMI Conducting Connector Reliability, Metrology Surveys

iNEMI Conducting Connector Reliability, Metrology Surveys

23 January 2015

HERNDON, VA – iNEMI has organized two connector-focused projects and is asking for input to define common approaches to industry-wide challenges. The first proj...  Read More...

Rogers Completes Arlon Deal

Rogers Completes Arlon Deal

23 January 2015

ROGERS, CT -- Rogers Corp. today completed its previously announced acquisition of Arlon for approximately $157 million, subject to final net working capital an...  Read More...

Atlanta Area EMS Companies Merge

Atlanta Area EMS Companies Merge

22 January 2015

LILBURN, GA – Effective Jan. 17, Phoenix Designs has merged with Printed Circuits Corp. and the longtime Atlanta-area EMS company will relocate to the latter's ...  Read More...

eSurface Opens Operation in Japan

eSurface Opens Operation in Japan

22 January 2015

CARLSBAD, CA -- eSurface Technologies today announced its Japan-based subsidiary has been launched and named a veteran IBM executive to run it.  Read More...

Europe EMS Sales to Show Marginal Gains through 2018

Europe EMS Sales to Show Marginal Gains through 2018

21 January 2015

NEW YORK -- Weaker than originally anticipated growth in the Eurozone and the emerging markets stymied the European EMS industry in 2014, extending the period o...  Read More...

Amphenol Scores Record Q4 Sales

Amphenol Scores Record Q4 Sales

21 January 2015

WALLINGFORD, CT -- Amphenol today reported record fourth-quarter and annual revenue, up 15% and 16%, respectively, year-over-year.  Read More...

Circuit Board Design Challenge Accepting Entries

Circuit Board Design Challenge Accepting Entries

20 January 2015

LOUISVILLE, KY – The hobbyist arm of GE Appliances is teaming with a startup online circuit design platform developer to launch the Circuit Board Design Challen...  Read More...

Military 'Vetronics' Market to Reach $2.9B in 2015

Military 'Vetronics' Market to Reach $2.9B in 2015

16 January 2015

LONDON – The global military land vehicle electronics market will reach $2.87 billion this year, says Visiongain.  Read More...

PCB Software Demand Lifts Overall EDA Market in Q3

PCB Software Demand Lifts Overall EDA Market in Q3

16 January 2015

SAN JOSE -- Printed circuit board design software sales rose nearly 10% year-over-year in the September quarter, the only EDA tool category that grew in the qua...  Read More...

Annual National Electronics Week in UK Will Be Largest Yet

Annual National Electronics Week in UK Will Be Largest Yet

16 January 2015

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND -- The annual National Electronics Week trade show will feature a larger exhibition when it opens here April 21-22.  Read More...

Flextronics Opens Automotive Facility Near Detroit

Flextronics Opens Automotive Facility Near Detroit

14 January 2015

DETROIT – Flextronics has opened a facility here to provide electronics design and related services to the automotive industry.  Read More...

MFlex Says Q4 Sales at High End of Guidance

MFlex Says Q4 Sales at High End of Guidance

14 January 2015

IRVINE, CA -- Multi-Fineline Electronix today said its preliminary net sales in the fourth quarter would be at the high end of company guidance.  Read More...

Semi Gear Orders to Drop in 2015, Report Says

Semi Gear Orders to Drop in 2015, Report Says

14 January 2015

STAMFORD, CT -- Despite strong growth of 12.9% in 2014, worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to only grow 0.8% in 2015, to $65.7 billion, accor...  Read More...

Gartner Lowers IC Sales Outlook for 2015

Gartner Lowers IC Sales Outlook for 2015

14 January 2015

STAMFORD, CT -- Worldwide semiconductor revenue will grow 5.4% to $358 billion in 2015, a top research firm predicted today.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Flying High with a New Drone Design

Flying High with a New Drone Design

How a doctoral student built an oversized UAV by learning PCB design.  Read More...

Embedded Passive Technology Materials, Design and Process

Embedded Passive Technology Materials, Design and Process

A summary of resistor material selection, evaluations and duplication of a complex digital design.  Read More...

Cost/Benefit Tradeoffs of Capacitor Part Size vs. Manufacturing Efficiency

Cost/Benefit Tradeoffs of Capacitor Part Size vs. Manufacturing Efficiency

Smaller part sizes require less solder and can eliminate parasitic inductance.  Read More...

Passion Missing at SemiCon Japan

Passion Missing at SemiCon Japan

The largest exhibition for the Asian semiconductor industry was held starting Dec. 3 at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center.  Read More...

Japanese Yen Continues To Slide

Japanese Yen Continues To Slide

The Japanese yen continues to weaken. The slide began when the current prime minister was elected two years ago.  Read More...

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

A look back at friends and colleagues who left us in 2014.  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

Router Solutions Releases BOM Connector v. 6.8 Quoting Tool

Router Solutions Releases BOM Connector v. 6.8 Quoting Tool

BOM connector v. 6.8 is for processing customer bills and quoting. Reader can verify content. Is interactive with graphical user interface. Browse button provid...  Read More...

Ucamco Updates Integr8tor v. 9.1 CAM

Ucamco Updates Integr8tor v. 9.1 CAM

Integr8tor v. 9.1 fully supports Gerber X2. Includes automatic file and feature recognition. Feature detection and analysis, layer stack-up detection, and other...  Read More...

Altium Updates Vault 2.1 Enterprise Data Management Platform

Altium Updates Vault 2.1 Enterprise Data Management Platform

Altium Vault 2.1 enterprise data management and collaboration platform centralizes, manages and formalizes component libraries, design data and team collaborati...  Read More...

LPKF Releases MicroLine 2820P Laser Depaneler

LPKF Releases MicroLine 2820P Laser Depaneler

MicroLine 2820P laser depaneler cuts PCB panels and cover layers. Is said to reduce lead times and eliminate tooling costs of layout changes. Holds substrates s...  Read More...

Fujiploy Offers Zebra 2004 Elastomeric Connector

Fujiploy Offers Zebra 2004 Elastomeric Connector

Zebra 2004 Elastomeric Connector connects LCDs to printed circuit boards. Makes redundant electrical contact using 140 conductive pads per in. Is made from alte...  Read More...

Inlynk Rolls Out Optymo 4.3 Software

Inlynk Rolls Out Optymo 4.3 Software

Optymo 4.3 is a BOM and parts management software that organizes design and production steps. In this updated version, Optymo can share operational data with Al...  Read More...

Osmond PCB Releases OsmondCocoa v. 1.1.28

Osmond PCB Releases OsmondCocoa v. 1.1.28

OsmondCocoa v. 1.1.28 PCB design software comes with complete library of text characters by default if other text libraries are not available. Fixes issues that...  Read More...

atg Luther & Maelzer Releases A8a Tester

atg Luther & Maelzer Releases A8a Tester

A8a test system comes with eight test heads and four cameras for optical alignment. Tests pad sizes down to 35 microns. Test area is 18" x 12". Elimin...  Read More...

OM Group Releases Via Dep 4550 Electroless Copper

OM Group Releases Via Dep 4550 Electroless Copper

Via Dep 4550 electroless copper reportedly provides blister-free electroless copper deposits on polyimide, flexible printed circuit boards, Kapton, Teflon, plat...  Read More...

Kozio Releases VTOS DDR Tuning and Test Tool

Kozio Releases VTOS DDR Tuning and Test Tool

VTOS DDR software verifies new board designs, product introductions, and full volume manufacturing test. Built on VTOS embedded software for hardware verificati...  Read More...

Quadcept Releases PCB Designer v.7.2.3

Quadcept Releases PCB Designer v.7.2.3

PCB Designer 7.2.3 CAD tool fixes an error that occurs at the time of printing NC drill tables. Software performs panelization, transmission line analysis, mesh...  Read More...

PCB Libraries Updates Library Expert

PCB Libraries Updates Library Expert

Library Expert's output to Altium Designer has a new “Script” interface; can import footprints and 3D Step into an existing library or a new library with one pa...  Read More...

Camtek Announces Gryphon 3D Printer

Camtek Announces Gryphon 3D Printer

Gryphon 3D printer uses inkjet technology for enhanced solder mask deposition on printed circuit boards. Uses direct deposition to apply mask only where it is n...  Read More...

Atotech Releases Printoganth MV TP1 Electroless Cu Bath

Atotech Releases Printoganth MV TP1 Electroless Cu Bath

Printoganth MV TP1 electroless copper bath provides high throwing power into blind microvias, enabling ultra-fine lines and spaces of 10/10µm and below. Is said...  Read More...

ULT Debuts LAS 260 Particle Filter

ULT Debuts LAS 260 Particle Filter

LAS 260 particle filter features F9 pleat filters for large storage capacity, leading to less downtime and reduced maintenance and operating costs. Filtration e...  Read More...

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