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NEWS

N. American PCB Orders Up 5.1% YoY in Feb.

N. American PCB Orders Up 5.1% YoY in Feb.

31 March 2015

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Total North American printed circuit board shipments decreased 1.1% in February year-over-year, and year-to-date shipments were down 1.6%. Seq...  Read More...

Equity Firm Invests in R&D Altanova

Equity Firm Invests in R&D Altanova

31 March 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Private equity firm Riverside Partners has taken a stake in R D Altanova, the company announced today.  Read More...

OKI to Take Over Yokogawa Electric Site in Ome

OKI to Take Over Yokogawa Electric Site in Ome

31 March 2015

TOKYO -- Yokogawa Electric has signed an agreement to transfer its printed circuit board manufacturing and assembly factory in Ome to OKI Printed Circuits, effe...  Read More...

Monaco Named to Zuken CADStar Post

Monaco Named to Zuken CADStar Post

30 March 2015

WESTFORD, MA -- Zuken has named EDA veteran Abby Monaco director of CADStar product marketing.  Read More...

IDC Sees Big Surge in Wearables this Year

IDC Sees Big Surge in Wearables this Year

30 March 2015

FRAMINGHAM, MA – A combination of new vendors, new devices, and greater end-user awareness will drive the worldwide wearables market higher in 2015.  Read More...

Viasystems Site Dropped from DoD QML

Viasystems Site Dropped from DoD QML

27 March 2015

COLUMBUS, OH -- Viasystems' PCB fabrication plant in Forest Grove, OR, has been removed from the Qualified Products List and Qualified Manufacturers List for su...  Read More...

Mass Design Buys Electropac

Mass Design Buys Electropac

27 March 2015

NASHUA, NH -- Mass Design has purchased printed circuit board fabricator Electropac for an undisclosed amount, the company said today.  Read More...

LPKF Reports 2014 Revenue Down 8%

LPKF Reports 2014 Revenue Down 8%

25 March 2015

GARBSEN, GERMANY – LPKF Laser Electronics reported 2014 revenue of $131.6 million, down 8% year-over-year.  Read More...

Connected Medical Imaging Equipment Installs on Rise

Connected Medical Imaging Equipment Installs on Rise

25 March 2015

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- Connected medical imaging equipment installations are set to grow at a 17% CAGR between 2014 and 2020.  Read More...

MRT System Revenues to Jump, Study Says

MRT System Revenues to Jump, Study Says

25 March 2015

OYSTER BAY, NY -- Revenues from sales of mobile robotic telepresence systems will reach $372 million in 2019, up from $42 million in 2014, according to a new st...  Read More...

NI Acquires BEECube

NI Acquires BEECube

23 March 2015

AUSTIN, TX -- NI today announced its acquisition of BEEcube, a supplier of FPGA prototyping and deployment products for advanced wireless research, wireless inf...  Read More...

MacDermid Sets Yearly Sales Record in 2014

MacDermid Sets Yearly Sales Record in 2014

23 March 2015

MIAMI -- MacDermid reported net sales for its fourth quarter rose 47.7% year-over-year to $273.6 million. For the three months ended Dec. 31, the net loss de...  Read More...

Semi Gear Orders Up in Feb.

Semi Gear Orders Up in Feb.

23 March 2015

SAN JOSE — North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers reported slightly higher February bookings based on a 90-day average calculated by SEMI. ...  Read More...

CST Expands Student Seat Program

CST Expands Student Seat Program

20 March 2015

DARMSTADT, GERMANY– Computer Simulation Technology announces educational seats for CST EMC STUDIO, a simulation tool for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) ana...  Read More...

IPC Apex Expo Attendance Up 5.6%

IPC Apex Expo Attendance Up 5.6%

19 March 2015

SAN DIEGO – IPC Apex Expo drew 4,105 attendees from 42 countries, up 5.6% year-over-year, says the association.  Read More...

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FEATURES

IPC-CC-830B vs. the ‘Real World’

IPC-CC-830B vs. the ‘Real World’

Samples subjected to typical end-use qualification testing revealed the importance of the application technique on the performance of certain coatings.  Read More...

Going Vertical

Going Vertical

At the annual IPC trade show, everything was headed up. Except, perhaps, the perception.  Read More...

No Surprises for Japanese Electronics Industry Performance in 2014

No Surprises for Japanese Electronics Industry Performance in 2014

It’s hard to believe the first quarter of 2015 is almost over!  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

Zuken, Intel Offer PCB Reference Design Availability for Intel IoT Devices

Zuken, Intel Offer PCB Reference Design Availability for Intel IoT Devices

Board reference designs for Intel-produced Internet of Things (IoT) devices prepared in CR-8000 Design Force are now available. Delivery starts with Intel Atom ...  Read More...

Keysight Technologies Debuts N7660B Signal Studio

Keysight Technologies Debuts N7660B Signal Studio

N7660B Signal Studio software is for multi-emitter scenario generation. Provides multi-emitter signals downloadable to one or more Keysight N5193A UXG agile sig...  Read More...

DfR Solutions Updates Sherlock 4.0 Software

DfR Solutions Updates Sherlock 4.0 Software

Sherlock Automated Design Analysis software v. 4.0 models complex printed circuit boards and components. Features include FEA integration tools, lead modeling ...  Read More...

L&M Debuts S3 Flying Probe Tester

L&M Debuts S3 Flying Probe Tester

S3 10µm Substrate Tester has four freely movable test heads and a test rate of 100 measurements per sec. for high-speed open and short tests. Optically aligns t...  Read More...

Mentor Announces Xpedition Package Integrator Flow

Mentor Announces Xpedition Package Integrator Flow

Xpedition Package Integrator flow performs integrated circuit, package, and printed circuit board co-design and optimization.  Read More...

Bruker Introduces M2 Blizzard XRF Spectrometer

Bruker Introduces M2 Blizzard XRF Spectrometer

M2 Blizzard is a small-spot X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer designed for nondestructive analysis of printed circuit boards, in accordance with ASTM B568 a...  Read More...

Fujipoly Debuts Sarcon SG-26SL Thermal Grease

Fujipoly Debuts Sarcon SG-26SL Thermal Grease

Sarcon SG-26SL is a thermally conductive and electrically non-conductive silicone-based compound that has a thermal conductivity of 2.6W/m°K when dispensed betw...  Read More...

Mentor Graphics Offers HyperLynx SI/PI

Mentor Graphics Offers HyperLynx SI/PI

HyperLynx Signal Integrity/Power Integrity (SI/PI) adds power-aware SI simulation capabilities for accurate modeling and signal performance of high-speed parall...  Read More...

Polytec PT Offers PU 1000 Adhesive

Polytec PT Offers PU 1000 Adhesive

PU 1000 single-part adhesive cures quickly at room temp. to a flexible, electrically conductive polymer. Cures in 10 min. at 23°C. Can replace traditional epoxi...  Read More...

EPTAC Updates IPC Certification App

EPTAC Updates IPC Certification App

IPC Certification mobile app has been updated on both Apple iOS devices and Google Android phones. Updates include development on Titanium platform supporting ...  Read More...

DownStream Debuts BluePrint-PCB, DFMStream Product Videos

DownStream Debuts BluePrint-PCB, DFMStream Product Videos

BluePrint-PCB and DFMStream product videos provide a comprehensive overview of both products, highlighting and describing key features and functionality. Highli...  Read More...

ESI Releases Gemstone UV Laser Drill

ESI Releases Gemstone UV Laser Drill

GemStone UV laser drill features proprietary laser technology. Part of 53XX series for via drilling in flexible circuits. Features high average power and high r...  Read More...

NI Releases Numerical Cloud

NI Releases Numerical Cloud

Numerical Cloud is a monthly online subscription for all NI products. Provides access to upgrades at no additional charge with an active subscription. The subsc...  Read More...

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...

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