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NEWS

Germany December PCB Sales Up 6%

Germany December PCB Sales Up 6%

24 February 2017

FRANKFURT – December sales of printed circuit board manufacturers in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) were the second highest in the past seve...  Read More...

Ansys Reports Q4 Revenue Up 8%

Ansys Reports Q4 Revenue Up 8%

23 February 2017

PITTSBURGH – Ansys reported fiscal fourth quarter GAAP revenue up 8% year-over-year to $270.6 million. GAAP net income for the quarter was $70 million, up 3% ye...  Read More...

EU OKs Siemens’ Purchase of Mentor

EU OKs Siemens’ Purchase of Mentor

23 February 2017

MUNICH – Siemens is set to receive unconditional EU antitrust approval for its $4.5 billion bid for Mentor Graphics. Siemens announced the deal last November. ...  Read More...

Dupont, Holst Extend Printed Electronics Collaboration

Dupont, Holst Extend Printed Electronics Collaboration

23 February 2017

BRISTOL, UK and EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS – DuPont Electronics Communications and Holst Centre have extended their printed electronics collaboration for the thir...  Read More...

Altium's Revenue Up 14% YoY in Fiscal H1

Altium's Revenue Up 14% YoY in Fiscal H1

22 February 2017

SAN DIEGO -- Altium reported fiscal first-half revenue rose 14% year-over-year to $48.7 million.  Read More...

PFC Flexible Circuits Appoints Arnold President

PFC Flexible Circuits Appoints Arnold President

22 February 2017

SCARBOROUGH, ONT, CANADA – PFC Flexible Circuits appointed veteran manufacturing industry executive Craig Arnold president.  Read More...

Mentor Names Tsuchida to Head Japan Subsidiary

Mentor Names Tsuchida to Head Japan Subsidiary

22 February 2017

WILSONVILLE, OR -- Mentor Graphics Japan today named Yukio Tsuchida president and managing director, responsible for leading local sales and technical organizat...  Read More...

Stretchable Electronics: Out of the Lab and into the Market

Stretchable Electronics: Out of the Lab and into the Market

22 February 2017

CAMBRIDGE, UK -- While the latest electronic components continue to push the boundaries of performance, there are many that now see Moore’s Law reaching its ult...  Read More...

Smart Glasses Market to Reach $7B by 2021

Smart Glasses Market to Reach $7B by 2021

22 February 2017

HAMPSHIRE, UK -- Smart glasses will be the highest growth sector of the consumer wearables segment over the next five years, a new report asserts.  Read More...

January N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up 52%

January N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up 52%

21 February 2017

MILPITAS, CA – North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.86 billion in billings worldwide in January (three-month average basis), u...  Read More...

Global PCB Connectors Market to Grow at 3% CAGR through 2021

Global PCB Connectors Market to Grow at 3% CAGR through 2021

21 February 2017

LEWES, DE – The global printed circuit board connectors market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3% during the period from 2017 to 2021, says Market Research Rep...  Read More...

SEMI Appoints Manocha President and CEO

SEMI Appoints Manocha President and CEO

21 February 2017

MILPITAS, CA – SEMI appointed Ajit Manocha as president and CEO.  Read More...

TTM Opens Denver Site

TTM Opens Denver Site

21 February 2017

LITTLETON, CO – TTM Technologies opened its Denver West Building here.  Read More...

Laminate Sales Up 12% YoY at Rogers

Laminate Sales Up 12% YoY at Rogers

20 February 2017

ROGERS, CT -- Rogers today announced fourth quarter sales at its Advanced Connectivity Solutions unit rose 12.4% year-over-year to $71.7 million.  Read More...

Chip on Flex Market to See CAGR of 4.4% through 2021

Chip on Flex Market to See CAGR of 4.4% through 2021

17 February 2017

MAHARASHTRA, India – The chip on flex market is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 4.4% from 2016 to 2021, reaching nearly $1.8 billion by the end of t...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Convertech Japan 2017

Convertech Japan 2017

The Tokyo Big Sight was the place to be on Feb. 15.  Read More...

Voltage Drops across Traces and Vias

Voltage Drops across Traces and Vias

Overcoming problems of nominal dimensions of the trace and board to calculate resistance.  Read More...

 46th Internepcon Japan

46th Internepcon Japan

The 46th Internepcon Japan electronics trade show was held on Jan. 18-20 at Tokyo Big Sight.  Read More...

Cost and Risk Reductions Using the IPC Traceability Standard

Cost and Risk Reductions Using the IPC Traceability Standard

By tightening controls over materials, the risk of recalls and fakes is slashed.  Read More...

UP Media Group 2017 Leader Poll

UP Media Group 2017 Leader Poll

At the beginning of January, PCD F/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY asked a number of PCB industry (http://www.sdpcb.com/home/) executives to answer a handful of questions abo...  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

NI Announces NI-RFmx 2.2 PXI RF Measurement Software

NI Announces NI-RFmx 2.2 PXI RF Measurement Software

NI-RFmx 2.2 measurement software for PXI RF test systems, when used with second-generation PXI Vector Signal Transceiver (VST), allows testing of 4.5G and 5G RF...  Read More...

Altium Launches Vault 3.0 Software

Altium Launches Vault 3.0 Software

Altium Vault 3.0 is for PCB component and design data management. Introduces secure and centralized system for managing design data. Uses automation technology ...  Read More...

Beta Layout Offers Target 3001! v.18 3D-MID Design Software

Beta Layout Offers Target 3001! v.18 3D-MID Design Software

Target 3001! v.18 PCB-Pool edition includes integrated 3D-MID function enabling schematic creation and the ability to place circuitry on already created 3D step...  Read More...

EasyLogix Debuts PCB-Investigator 8.0 CAD/CAM-Software

EasyLogix Debuts PCB-Investigator 8.0 CAD/CAM-Software

PCB-Investigator 8.0 browser-enabled CAD (http://www.freedomcad.com/)/CAM software is for review processes during development of electronic assemblies.  Read More...

AIT Offers CC7130-PR Parylene Conformal Coating

AIT Offers CC7130-PR Parylene Conformal Coating

CC7130-PR parylene coating reportedly has similar hydrophobic and moisture barrier performance as vacuum-coated parylene. Is non-silicone electrically insulatin...  Read More...

Labcenter Implements Gerber X2 in Proteus Design Suite v8.6

Labcenter Implements Gerber X2 in Proteus Design Suite v8.6

Proteus Design Suite PCB layout software now supports Gerber X2.  Read More...

MacDermid Enthone Debuts M-Copper EF Process

MacDermid Enthone Debuts M-Copper EF Process

M-Copper EF is an electroless copper metallization process that reportedly offers excellent hole wall coverage, reliability, and process stability in a single p...  Read More...

Sun Chemical Introduces Imagecure XV501T DI Solder Mask

Sun Chemical Introduces Imagecure XV501T DI Solder Mask

Imagecure XV501T DI photoimageable solder mask is for laser direct imaging (LDI) and direct imaging (DI). Is a liquid product that dries via evaporation to prov...  Read More...

Ersa Integrates EasyLogix PCB-Investigator CAD/CAM

Ersa Integrates EasyLogix PCB-Investigator CAD/CAM

Ersa CAD (http://www.freedomcad.com/) 4-assistant now integrates PCB-Investigator CAD (http://www.freedomcad.com/)/CAM system to facilitate selective wave solde...  Read More...

Autodesk Updates Eagle PCB CAD

Autodesk Updates Eagle PCB CAD

Autodesk Eagle schematic, PCB and collaboration software features a new routing engine, precise selection, and easy circuitry reuse.  Read More...

Hirose Develops IX Series I/O Connector

Hirose Develops IX Series I/O Connector

IX Series I/O connector combines high reliability and enhanced EMI/ESD shielding with high-speed transmission capability of 3Gbps. Supports CAT5 cabling and rep...  Read More...

NI Releases AWR Design Environment v. 13

NI Releases AWR Design Environment v. 13

NI AWR Design Environment version 13 introduces numerous innovations in design flow management and simulation, supporting monolithic microwave integrated circui...  Read More...

Phoenix Contact Announced SDDC 1,5 Direct PCB Connectors

Phoenix Contact Announced SDDC 1,5 Direct PCB Connectors

SDDC 1,5 double-row direct PCB connectors permit two to 32 conductors to be connected.  Read More...

Cadence Releases Sigrity 2017 Power/SI PCB Tools

Cadence Releases Sigrity 2017 Power/SI PCB Tools

Cadence Sigrity 2017 introduces several key features specifically designed to speed PCB power and signal integrity signoff.  Read More...

EMA Releases Ultra Librarian for OrCAD

EMA Releases Ultra Librarian for OrCAD

Ultra Librarian for OrCAD provides symbols, footprints, and 3D models for a library of more than 8 million parts.  Read More...

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