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NEWS

Arena PLM, OrCAD Now Integrated

Arena PLM, OrCAD Now Integrated

28 January 2015

ROCHESTER, NY – EMA Design Automation and Arena Solutions have combined Arena PLM with EMA's data management solution for Cadence OrCAD.  Read More...

Isola Launches Laminate Technical Education Series

Isola Launches Laminate Technical Education Series

28 January 2015

CHANDLER, AZ – Isola Group launched a free Technical Education Series (TES) to address the role of laminate materials in the overall process of system-level des...  Read More...

Smart Glasses Outlook Looking Good

Smart Glasses Outlook Looking Good

28 January 2015

LONDON -- 2015 should be a big year for smart glasses with unit shipment growth of nearly 150%, almost of all of which will be in the enterprise and public sect...  Read More...

Sanmina Touts 40GHz Backplane Speeds

Sanmina Touts 40GHz Backplane Speeds

28 January 2015

SAN JOSE -- Sanmina today announced significant advances in high performance backplane technology.  Read More...

Altium Signs Deal with Debugging Firm

Altium Signs Deal with Debugging Firm

28 January 2015

SAN DIEGO -- Altium today announced a strategic partnership aimed at easing the visual inspection and debugging process of electronic schematics.  Read More...

IPC Releases 2015 Global Policy Framework

IPC Releases 2015 Global Policy Framework

27 January 2015

WASHINGTON – IPC released its Global Policy Framework for 2015, outlining public policy priorities to promote a strong manufacturing economy.  Read More...

Gartner Foresees 250M Connected Vehicles in Future

Gartner Foresees 250M Connected Vehicles in Future

27 January 2015

STAMFORD, CT -- By 2020, there will be a quarter billion connected vehicles on the road, enabling new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities, ac...  Read More...

Mentor Spurs High-Speed PCB 'Virtual Labs'

Mentor Spurs High-Speed PCB 'Virtual Labs'

27 January 2015

WILSONVILLE, OR -- Mentor Graphics today announced a new partnership with a handful of component developers based on sharing reference designs and tools via the...  Read More...

AT&S Reports Revenue Up 8.5% YTD

AT&S Reports Revenue Up 8.5% YTD

26 January 2015

LEOBEN, AUSTRIA – AT S reported revenue of EUR 489.4 million for the first three quarters of its fiscal 2015, up 8.5% year-over-year.  Read More...

Semi Gear Orders Down Marginally in December

Semi Gear Orders Down Marginally in December

26 January 2015

SAN JOSE — North American semiconductor equipment manufacturers reported 90-day moving average bookings slipped year-over-year in December, falling 1.1% to $1.3...  Read More...

‘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...

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FEATURES

Nepcon Japan 'Wearing' It Well

Nepcon Japan 'Wearing' It Well

Nepcon Japan, the largest exhibition for the Asian electronic packaging industry, was held at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center Jan. 14-16.  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

Hirose Introduces GT8E Series Connectors

Hirose Introduces GT8E Series Connectors

GT8E series internal wire-to-board or wire-to-wire interface connectors have 2.0mm pitch. Are designed for internal use in ECUs, inverters and battery chargers ...  Read More...

Critical Manufacturing Debuts cmNavigo 4.0 MES Software

Critical Manufacturing Debuts cmNavigo 4.0 MES Software

cmNavigo 4.0 MES software has embedded finite scheduling. Scheduling models plant floor resources and defines the role of each in fulfilling orders in a near-t...  Read More...

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...

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