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NEWS

N. American PCB Orders Up 13.7% in June

N. American PCB Orders Up 13.7% in June

28 July 2015

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Total North American printed circuit board orders grew 13.7% year-over-year in June.  Read More...

Cadence Reports Q2 Revenue Up 9.8%

Cadence Reports Q2 Revenue Up 9.8%

27 July 2015

SAN JOSE, CA – Cadence Design Systems reported second quarter fiscal 2015 revenue of $416 million, up 9.8% year-over-year.  Read More...

Holders Technology Posts H1 PCB Revenue Down 29.3%

Holders Technology Posts H1 PCB Revenue Down 29.3%

27 July 2015

LONDON – Holders Technology reported printed circuit board revenue in the six-month period ended in May of $6.39 million, down 29.3% year-over-year, which offse...  Read More...

Report: Flex Circuits Up 10.5% in 2014

Report: Flex Circuits Up 10.5% in 2014

27 July 2015

LONDON – The flex circuit market is expected to grow 8.6% in 2015, extending 2014's gains, according to a new report. 2014 was a bumper year for most flex circu...  Read More...

Q2 Smartphone Shipments Up 11.6% Worldwide

Q2 Smartphone Shipments Up 11.6% Worldwide

24 July 2015

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 337.2 million units worldwide in the second quarter, up 11.6% year-over-year, says International Data Cor...  Read More...

3M Electronics Sales Fold in Q2

3M Electronics Sales Fold in Q2

24 July 2015

ST. PAUL, MN -- 3M said its Electronics and Energy business unit's sales fell 7.9% in the second quarter despite higher demand for electronics materials.  Read More...

Amphenol’s Interconnect, Assembly Segment Posts Q2 Sales Up 5.1%

Amphenol’s Interconnect, Assembly Segment Posts Q2 Sales Up 5.1%

22 July 2015

WALLINGFORD, CT – Amphenol’s interconnect products and assemblies posted second quarter 2015 sales of $277.9 million, up 5.1% year-over-year.  Read More...

Semi Equipment Orders Up YoY in June

Semi Equipment Orders Up YoY in June

22 July 2015

SAN JOSE — The 90-day moving average orders at North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers was $1.51 billion worldwide in June, up 3.5% from a yea...  Read More...

Sanmina Reports Fiscal Q3 Revenue Down 3.8% YoY

Sanmina Reports Fiscal Q3 Revenue Down 3.8% YoY

20 July 2015

SAN JOSE, CA – Sanmina reported fiscal third quarter revenue of $1.54 billion, down 3.75% year-over-year, and up 0.65% sequentially.  Read More...

Atotech Wins Patent Infringement Case in China

Atotech Wins Patent Infringement Case in China

20 July 2015

BERLIN – Atotech won a patent infringement case against a competitor in China relating to its Stannatech immersion tin process.  Read More...

Report: IoT Related Revenues to Grow 29% in 2015

Report: IoT Related Revenues to Grow 29% in 2015

20 July 2015

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Revenues associated with network communications, sensing, and control functions in subsystems and objects attached to the Internet of Things (I...  Read More...

Opto Design House Vreo to Add SMT

Opto Design House Vreo to Add SMT

20 July 2015

NORTH TYNESIDE, ENGLAND -- Optoelectronics designer Vreo will open a plant here and add surface mount manufacturing to its service offerings.  Read More...

AT&S Establishes Social Responsibility Activities in China

AT&S Establishes Social Responsibility Activities in China

16 July 2015

SHANGHAI and CHONGQING, CHINA – AT S renewed its commitment to corporate social responsibility activities in China with a combination of youth information progr...  Read More...

PartnerTech’s Q2 Sales Up 19%

PartnerTech’s Q2 Sales Up 19%

16 July 2015

MALMO, SWEDEN – PartnerTech posted second quarter sales of SEK 678 million (US$ 79.4 million), up 19% year-over-year.  Read More...

Platform Specialty Products Makes Bid for Enthone Parent

Platform Specialty Products Makes Bid for Enthone Parent

16 July 2015

WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- Platform Specialty Products has a deal to acquire Alent for approximately $2.1 billion in cash and stock.  Read More...

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FEATURES

3D Multi-board Product-Level PCB and IC Packaging Design

3D Multi-board Product-Level PCB and IC Packaging Design

New tools allow concurrent creation of advanced stack dies, packages and PCBs.  Read More...

Designing a Successful High-Speed Rigid-Flex PCB

Designing a Successful High-Speed Rigid-Flex PCB

A guide to understanding the base material and copper options.  Read More...

How Change Might Bring More Predictability at Mentor Graphics

How Change Might Bring More Predictability at Mentor Graphics

Mentor’s new leader – A.J. Incorvaia – sees opportunity in systems.  Read More...

Who Were Preece and Onderdonk?

Who Were Preece and Onderdonk?

The first men to investigate the maximum current a copper conductor can carry before it starts to melt devised lasting equations.  Read More...

Microsectioning of Laminates

Microsectioning of Laminates

Lab studies show variances in hardness and fragility mean procedures need to be tailored to a specific resin system.  Read More...

Trace Current/Temperature Relationships

Trace Current/Temperature Relationships

When optimizing board area when considering thermal effects, the IPC charts aren’t enough.  Read More...

Rigid-Flex PCB Design for an Innovative Helmet-Mounted Display

Rigid-Flex PCB Design for an Innovative Helmet-Mounted Display

Developing a wearable high-speed board with severe timing constraints.  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

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...

FlexTech Alliance, 4D Technology Develop FlexCam Metrology Module

FlexTech Alliance, 4D Technology Develop FlexCam Metrology Module

FlexCam Defect and Roughness Metrology Module is for high-speed inspection and measurement in large-area roll-to-roll electronics manufacturing. Characteristics...  Read More...

FKN Systek Debuts N100 PCB Nibbler

FKN Systek Debuts N100 PCB Nibbler

N100 PCB Nibbler is for singulating tab routed printed circuit boards. Tabs are cut by placing them under a blade and stepping on a foot pedal. 100 Psi factory ...  Read More...

Ucamco Releases Integr8tor 2015.06 Pre-CAM Tool

Ucamco Releases Integr8tor 2015.06 Pre-CAM Tool

Integr8tor 2015.06 pre-CAM and engineering software offers broader drill support, allowing nonstandard holes to be identified automatically and processed, inclu...  Read More...

Coherent Debuts Revolution Q-Switched, Green Lasers

Coherent Debuts Revolution Q-Switched, Green Lasers

Revolution series q-switched, green, pulsed lasers provide average power up to 80W at a wavelength of 527nm, with an excellent beam profile featuring smooth ene...  Read More...

Fancort Introduces CL-100 Depaneler for Metalized LED Boards

Fancort Introduces CL-100 Depaneler for Metalized LED Boards

CL-100 depaneler for LED boards can handle single-sided, metalized, or FR-4 panels of any length. Uses three sets of round knives positioned at different height...  Read More...

Zuken Releases E3.series 2015 Wire Harness Software

Zuken Releases E3.series 2015 Wire Harness Software

E3.series 2015 contains enhanced automotive collaboration, design change improvements for machinery sector, and productivity enhancements. Has ability to genera...  Read More...

SnapEDA Adds OrCAD/Allegro and Pulsonix to Library

SnapEDA Adds OrCAD/Allegro and Pulsonix to Library

SnapEDA CAD Libraries now support Cadence OrCAD/Allegro and Pulsonix. Provide downloadable CAD building blocks based on algorithms that run a diagnostic test o...  Read More...

White Knight Introduces PCB 'Make vs. Buy' Worksheet

White Knight Introduces PCB 'Make vs. Buy' Worksheet

PCB "Make vs Buy" Worksheet PCB design decision tool poses 15 questions along with varying answer scenarios reflecting important PCB design criteria. ...  Read More...

Methode Introduces NP-200 Flatbed Inkjet Printer

Methode Introduces NP-200 Flatbed Inkjet Printer

NP-200 flatbed inkjet printer is designed to create functional electrical circuits for the printed electronics market. Has a 13" by 24" print area cap...  Read More...

AVX Debuts SpiTAN IV Capacitor Simulation Tool

AVX Debuts SpiTAN IV Capacitor Simulation Tool

SpiTAN IV web-based simulation tool for tantalum, polymer, and niobium oxide capacitors features data mined from AVX’s previous PSpice models and S-parameters S...  Read More...

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