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NEWS

FO-WLP to Grow 82% from 2015 to 2020

FO-WLP to Grow 82% from 2015 to 2020

18 January 2017

AUSTIN, TX – Starting with shipments of a few 100 million packages in 2015, fan-out wafer level packages show a growth rate of 82% from 2015 to 2020, says TechS...  Read More...

Robot Use Cranking Up, Study Says

Robot Use Cranking Up, Study Says

18 January 2017

OYSTER BAY, NY -- Industrial robot shipments will exhibit an average year-over-year growth rate of 16% by 2021, ABI Research forecasts.  Read More...

Piracy, Free Tools Temper PCB CAD Outlook

Piracy, Free Tools Temper PCB CAD Outlook

18 January 2017

LONDON -- PCB design software sales are forecast to increase 12.9% compounded annually from 2016 to 2026, a new report says.  Read More...

Is Timing Bad for Smartwatches?

Is Timing Bad for Smartwatches?

16 January 2017

HAMPSHIRE, UK -- While the number of high-end smartwatches is faltering, so-called smart analog or hybrid watches remain largely unaffected by the slowdown, a n...  Read More...

ACF Garners Patent for Cu Foil Material

ACF Garners Patent for Cu Foil Material

14 January 2017

MISSISSAUGA, ON -- Advanced Copper Foil has secured an international patent for its poly-supported copper foil.  Read More...

Global FPCB Market to Reach $27B by 2022

Global FPCB Market to Reach $27B by 2022

12 January 2017

PORTLAND, OR – The global flexible printed circuit board market is expected to garner $27 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 10.4% from 2016 to 2022, said Al...  Read More...

Survey: Tech Sector Feels ‘Best Days’ to Come

Survey: Tech Sector Feels ‘Best Days’ to Come

12 January 2017

WASHINGTON – A survey conducted in December found 76% of people who work or invest in technology say the best days of the US technology industry are still ahead...  Read More...

NI Opens Industrial IoT Lab

NI Opens Industrial IoT Lab

11 January 2017

AUSTIN, TX -- NI today announced the opening of the new NI Industrial IoT Lab at its Austin headquarters.  Read More...

Materials Innovator Peters Passes Away

Materials Innovator Peters Passes Away

10 January 2017

KEMPEN, GERMANY -- Werner Peters, a pioneer in the European printed circuit board industry and founder of Lackwerke Peters, passed away Jan. 1.  Read More...

Home Automation Market Looking 'Smart'

Home Automation Market Looking 'Smart'

10 January 2017

HAMPSHIRE, UK -- New research finds revenues from smart home hardware and services will reach $83 billion this year, rising to $195 billion by 2021.  Read More...

November Manufacturing Orders Down 2.4% Sequentially

November Manufacturing Orders Down 2.4% Sequentially

09 January 2017

MCLEAN, VA – Manufacturing technology orders declined 2.4% sequentially to $329.6 million in November, according to AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Tech...  Read More...

Handheld Device Shipments to Remain Flat in 2017

Handheld Device Shipments to Remain Flat in 2017

05 January 2017

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide combined shipments of PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones are projected to remain flat in 2017 compared to 2016, totaling 2.3 ...  Read More...

Global IoT to Experience 15.6% CAGR through 2020

Global IoT to Experience 15.6% CAGR through 2020

05 January 2017

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide spending on Internet of Things (IoT) is forecast to reach $737 billion in 2016, as organizations invest in the hardware, software, se...  Read More...

Park Takes Q3 Financial Hit

Park Takes Q3 Financial Hit

05 January 2017

MELVILLE, NY -- Park Electrochemical today reported fiscal third quarter net sales of $26.5 million, down 22.7% from a year ago.  Read More...

 Dynamic & Proto Circuits to Shutter Ops Next Month

Dynamic & Proto Circuits to Shutter Ops Next Month

04 January 2017

STONEY CREEK, ON, CANADA -- Dynamic Proto Circuits, a longtime PCB supplier here, is shutting down at the end of next month.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Creating Robust, Durable Overlap ZIF Connections in 4 Steps

Creating Robust, Durable Overlap ZIF Connections in 4 Steps

Ensuring perfect alignment to avoid damage to traces.  Read More...

Thermal Effects around Right-Angle Trace Corners

Thermal Effects around Right-Angle Trace Corners

Simulated and experimental conclusions of temperature imbalances show significantly more efficient cooling around the outside of corners.  Read More...

No 'Buzz' at Semicon Japan

No 'Buzz' at Semicon Japan

The last electronics trade show of the year has held on Dec. 14 for three days at Tokyo Big Sight.  Read More...

Pricing 'Spiral' Could Change Direction in 2017

Pricing 'Spiral' Could Change Direction in 2017

Moore’s law is the observation that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years. As the cost of computer power...  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

InnoLas Solutions Shows ILS-LT Laser Processing Workstation

InnoLas Solutions Shows ILS-LT Laser Processing Workstation

ILS-LT laser processing workstation is for high-precision electronics and PV applications.  Read More...

Plasma Etch Debuts Plasma Wand Cleaning Tool

Plasma Etch Debuts Plasma Wand Cleaning Tool

Plasma Wand requires no external gas hookup. Is for spot cleaning and surface modification of large objects before bonding. Ready to use right out of the box; r...  Read More...

AVX Debuts 58-9296 Series Vertical Connectors

AVX Debuts 58-9296 Series Vertical Connectors

58-9296 Series single position, vertical poke-home connectors are an alternative to hand soldering in high volume, 18AWG applications with perpendicular termina...  Read More...

Ventec Releases Tec-speed 10.0 High-Speed PCB Laminate

Ventec Releases Tec-speed 10.0 High-Speed PCB Laminate

Tec-speed 10.0 PCB materials for high-speed, low-loss applications has Dk values between 2.3 and 2.8.  Read More...

AEi Systems, EMA Release Power IC Model Library v. 4.2

AEi Systems, EMA Release Power IC Model Library v. 4.2

Power IC Model Library v. 4.2 is for Cadence PSpice simulator. Includes more than 600 high fidelity and correlated simulation models for power electronic design...  Read More...

Cortec Releases EcoSonic ESD Paper

Cortec Releases EcoSonic ESD Paper

EcoSonic ESD Paper is a static-dissipative, corrosion-inhibiting packaging paper for electrical and electronic items. Protects sensitive electronic metal items ...  Read More...

T-Tech Releases IsoPro 4.0 Rapid PT Software

T-Tech Releases IsoPro 4.0 Rapid PT Software

IsoPro 4.0 software edits and converts Gerber, Excellon Drill, and DXF files for use by the Quick Circuit prototyping system.  Read More...

Advanced Interconnections Offers DHAL Header

Advanced Interconnections Offers DHAL Header

Mezza-pede SMT connectors now include a lower profile DHAL header that reportedly reduces board stack height by 15%. Features 0.025" insulator. When paired...  Read More...

Rogers Launches RO4830 Laminates

Rogers Launches RO4830 Laminates

RO4830 high-frequency laminates are processed by standard epoxy/glass (FR-4) circuit fabrication methods.  Read More...

 Atotech Launches ST-Line Surface Prep Equipment

Atotech Launches ST-Line Surface Prep Equipment

ST-Line solder mask and dry-film pretreatment process equipment is fully compatible with CupraEtch pretreatment chemistry and reportedly boosts yields to contro...  Read More...

FKN Systek Rolls Out S100 Depaneling Saw

FKN Systek Rolls Out S100 Depaneling Saw

S100 table top depaneling saw for singulating printed circuit board panels is up to 12" long.  Read More...

Fluke Adds LabView, MatLab Software to IR Cameras

Fluke Adds LabView, MatLab Software to IR Cameras

Fluke software integrates high-resolution thermal data from TiX580, TiX560, TiX1000, TiX660, TiX640 and TiX620 infrared cameras with National Instruments' LabVI...  Read More...

FKN Systek Debuts N200 PCB Panel Singulator

FKN Systek Debuts N200 PCB Panel Singulator

N200 punch separates round and odd-shaped panels without dust. Is a top-down air-operated punch for singulating tab-routed PCB panels one tab at a time.  Read More...

Ucamco Offers Gerber Rev. 2016.11

Ucamco Offers Gerber Rev. 2016.11

Revision 2016.11 permits inclusion of CAD netlist to Gerber files. New X2 attributes include CAD netlists in Gerber fabrication data; ability to attach componen...  Read More...

MacDermid Enthone Releases MacuSpec HT 360 DC Acid Copper

MacDermid Enthone Releases MacuSpec HT 360 DC Acid Copper

MacuSpec HT 360 is a direct current acid copper plating process. Reportedly offers excellent microdistribution at high current densities. Provides throwing powe...  Read More...

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