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04 September 2015

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FEATURES

Acid Gold Plating Bath for PCB Connectors

Acid Gold Plating Bath for PCB Connectors

Successful formulation, production and maintenance could provide years of reliable plating.  Read More...

PCB Design Industry Thrives While in Need of New Recruits

PCB Design Industry Thrives While in Need of New Recruits

The profession is ever more lucrative, but aging, based on our annual survey.  Read More...

China in Charge

China in Charge

The 2014 ranking of the largest board fabricators reveals quiet but steady growth by domestic Chinese companies.  Read More...

PCB Fusing Currents

PCB Fusing Currents

Why, relatively speaking, wider traces are quicker than narrower ones to reach the fusing temperature.  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

Amphenol Offers SMT Radsert PCB Power Connector

Amphenol Offers SMT Radsert PCB Power Connector

SMT Radsert compact, high current printed circuit board power connector enables power delivery of 35A to 200A. Reportedly can accommodate any dimensional constr...  Read More...

CadSoft Rolls Out Eagle Make CAD Software

CadSoft Rolls Out Eagle Make CAD Software

Eagle Make PCB CAD software includes Eagle Make Personal and Eagle Make Pro. Offer separate license types based on usability (noncommercial vs. commercial) and ...  Read More...

Coherent Debuts CO Lasers

Coherent Debuts CO Lasers

Carbon monoxide (CO) lasers are for materials processing applications ranging from glass cutting and via drilling, to fractional skin resurfacing. Output at a w...  Read More...

Technic Releases IM Gold AT8000 Gold Process

Technic Releases IM Gold AT8000 Gold Process

IM Gold AT8000 non-cyanide gold process is said to eliminate discoloration of white solder mask when using ENIG as a final finish. Eliminates compounds found in...  Read More...

Polar Instruments Launches Speedstack in Multiple Languages

Polar Instruments Launches Speedstack in Multiple Languages

Speedstack PCB layer stackup design system is now available in German, Japanese, simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese versions. Can create and document st...  Read More...

Ansys Releases Student Simulation Software

Ansys Releases Student Simulation Software

Ansys Student is a free, introductory academic software package for students interested in learning the fundamentals of simulation, while gaining exposure to si...  Read More...

Sabic Releases Thermocomp Thermoplastic-Based Materials

Sabic Releases Thermocomp Thermoplastic-Based Materials

Thermocomp thermoplastic-based materials offer Df down to 0.001, and a range of Dk from 3 to 13.9, depending on frequency requirements. For transmission conditi...  Read More...

Ansys Releases Ansys 16.2 Systems Engineering Tool

Ansys Releases Ansys 16.2 Systems Engineering Tool

Ansys 16.2 includes new multiphysics and systems capabilities, such as heat transfer. Enhancements to Simplorer platform for multidisciplinary systems modeling ...  Read More...

Numerical Innovations Releases DFM Now! v. 7.4 Software

Numerical Innovations Releases DFM Now! v. 7.4 Software

Free DFM Now! v. 7.4 can analyze Gerber, ODB++, and NC drill files for fabrication and netlist issues beforehand. Offers CAM DFM features; performs DFM and Netl...  Read More...

DfR Solutions Updates Sherlock Automated Design Analysis Software 4.1

DfR Solutions Updates Sherlock Automated Design Analysis Software 4.1

Sherlock Automated Design Analysis software v. 4.1 now translates shock response spectrum analysis into power spectral density curves. Can reportedly predict ra...  Read More...

Tech-Etch Rolls Out ProtoShield Sheets

Tech-Etch Rolls Out ProtoShield Sheets

ProtoShield sheets are depth-etched with a checkerboard pattern for folding. Can be formed into diverse configurations. Fully functional shields can be created ...  Read More...

Mentor Releases Flowmaster CFD Software v. 7.9.4

Mentor Releases Flowmaster CFD Software v. 7.9.4

Flowmaster 1D computational fluid dynamics software v. 7.9.4, for thermo-fluid systems design, features several key new and enhanced functionalities. Multi-arm ...  Read More...

X-Ray WorX Launches Microfocus Tube XWT-300-THE Plus

X-Ray WorX Launches Microfocus Tube XWT-300-THE Plus

Microfocus x-ray tube XWT-300-THE Plus is for 3D production testing and measurement. Has 300kV acceleration voltage and 50W target power. Developed for industri...  Read More...

DownStream Releases CAM350 12.1 CAM Tool

DownStream Releases CAM350 12.1 CAM Tool

CAM350 12.1 provides full support for the revisions of industry standards ODB++ / IPC-2581, including import and export functions. Full support for multi-thread...  Read More...

DownStream Updates BluePrint-PCB 5.1 Documentation Software

DownStream Updates BluePrint-PCB 5.1 Documentation Software

BluePrint-PCB 5.1 has a new graphic user interface that aligns with Microsoft Ribbons user interface scheme. Ribbons interface flattens menu hierarchy to make a...  Read More...

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