NEWS

IPC Releases Pb-free Design and Assembly Implementation Guide

IPC Releases Pb-free Design and Assembly Implementation Guide

19 February 2018

BANNOCKBURN, IL — A new document from IPC's Pb-free Electronics Risk Management (PERM) Council assists design engineers in the development of electronics that a...  Read More...

Plexus Expands PCB Design Center in Colorado

Plexus Expands PCB Design Center in Colorado

15 February 2018

LOUISVILLE, CO — Plexus is starting operations at a new facility here in May.  Read More...

Aspocomp Reports Q4 Net Sales Down 6%

Aspocomp Reports Q4 Net Sales Down 6%

15 February 2018

ESPOO, FINLAND – Aspocomp reported fourth quarter net sales of $7.74 million, a year-over-year decrease of 6%.  Read More...

Germany Region PCB Revenues Up 13% in December

Germany Region PCB Revenues Up 13% in December

15 February 2018

FRANKFURT, GERMANY – Printed circuit board sales among the Germany region nations experienced a December revenue increase of 13% year-over-year. New orders incr...  Read More...

Orbotech Reported Q4 PCB Revenues Up 17%

Orbotech Reported Q4 PCB Revenues Up 17%

14 February 2018

YAVNE, ISRAEL – Orbotech reported fourth quarter printed circuit board revenues of $90.4 million, including $55 million in equipment sales, up 17.1% year-over-y...  Read More...

Global Auto PCB Market to Hit $13B by 2023

Global Auto PCB Market to Hit $13B by 2023

13 February 2018

DUBLIN – The global automotive printed circuit board market is expected to reach more than $13 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of more than 8% from 2017 to 2...  Read More...

Best Technical Paper at IPC APEX EXPO 2018 Selected

Best Technical Paper at IPC APEX EXPO 2018 Selected

13 February 2018

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, February 12, 2018 — The best technical conference paper of IPC APEX EXPO® 2018 has been selected. Voted on through a ballot process by m...  Read More...

What Does Arduino Flex Project Portend for PCBs?

What Does Arduino Flex Project Portend for PCBs?

13 February 2018

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH – An Air Force Research Laboratory-led project in conjunction with NextFlex has resulted in the first functional samples of ...  Read More...

GUH to Expand PCB Operations in Penang, Suzhou

GUH to Expand PCB Operations in Penang, Suzhou

12 February 2018

PENANG – GUH Holdings is planning to expand its printed circuit board operations in Penang and Suzhou.  Read More...

TTM Technologies’ Fiscal Q4 Net Sales Rise 5%

TTM Technologies’ Fiscal Q4 Net Sales Rise 5%

09 February 2018

COSTA MESA, CA – TTM Technologies reported fiscal fourth quarter net sales of $739.3 million, an increase of 4.6% year-over-year and 10.5% sequentially.  Read More...

Global Device Shipments to Increase 2% in 2018

Global Device Shipments to Increase 2% in 2018

09 February 2018

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide shipments of devices – PCs, tablets and mobile phones – totaled 2.28 billion units in 2017, according to Gartner. Shipments are on cour...  Read More...

Germany’s Dec. Electronics Revenues Up 6% to $21B

Germany’s Dec. Electronics Revenues Up 6% to $21B

09 February 2018

FRANKFURT, GERMANY – In December, German electronics company revenues increased 5.8% year-over-year to $21.2 billion, says ZVEI.  Read More...

Zuken to Hold Flex PCB Webinar in March

Zuken to Hold Flex PCB Webinar in March

09 February 2018

WESTFORD, MA – Zuken will hold a webinar Mar. 7 on improving flex PCB manufacturing productivity with better DFM checks.  Read More...

Acquisitions Boost FTG to Record Sales in 2017

Acquisitions Boost FTG to Record Sales in 2017

08 February 2018

TORONTO -- Firan Technology Group reported quarterly revenue fell 16.4% to $22.9 million for the period ended Dec. 31.  Read More...

Electronics for Wearables, Hearables Becoming Ever More Fashionable

Electronics for Wearables, Hearables Becoming Ever More Fashionable

07 February 2018

HAMPSHIRE, UK -- Specialized fitness wearables integrated into clothing and ear-based "hearables" will grow from an expected 4.5 million shipped in 2...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Improved Communication between Mechanical and Electronic Development using PLM Integration

Improved Communication between Mechanical and Electronic Development using PLM Integration

As a result of increasingly complex mechatronic components, the significance of an interdisciplinary engineering approach is more apparent than ever.  Read More...

Packed at Nepcon Japan 2018

Packed at Nepcon Japan 2018

The largest electronics exhibition in Japan was held at Tokyo Big Sight on Jan. 17.  Read More...

Is Electrical Current Particle Flow or Wave Phenomenon?

Is Electrical Current Particle Flow or Wave Phenomenon?

Some engineers claim electrical current is not the flow of electrons. They are wrong.  Read More...

AR/VR: The New Interfaces of Humans

AR/VR: The New Interfaces of Humans

There’s nothing pretend about the demand for virtual reality devices.  Read More...

Acer AH101 Mixed Reality VR Headset

Acer AH101 Mixed Reality VR Headset

Going inside the Windows-based virtual reality device.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Digi-Key Updates Common Parts Library for KiCad EDA Tool

Digi-Key Updates Common Parts Library for KiCad EDA Tool

KiCad schematic capture and printed circuit board online tool now includes a beta release of a library consisting of nearly 1,000 common parts for open source u...  Read More...

Mentor Upgrades HyperLynx Simulation Software

Mentor Upgrades HyperLynx Simulation Software

HyperLynx printed circuit board simulation software now performs end-to-end, fully automated serializer/deserializer (SerDes) channel validation.  Read More...

ToyoTech Offers AC-7303 Laminate

ToyoTech Offers AC-7303 Laminate

AC-7303 copper-clad laminate offers thermal conductivity of 3W/mK, a reported modulus 1/10 that of conventional materials, and flexible dielectric layer (after ...  Read More...

Numerical Innovations Offers FAB 3000 v.7 CAM

Numerical Innovations Offers FAB 3000 v.7 CAM

FAB 3000 v. 7 is CAM software runs advanced DRC/DfM verifications, generates component centroids, creates SMT stencil pads, panelizes PCBs, and performs other u...  Read More...

Rogers Introduces RO4460G2 Bondply

Rogers Introduces RO4460G2 Bondply

RO4460G2 low-loss bondply has a 6.15 dielectric constant (Dk).  Read More...

ASE, Cadence Offer SiP-id FOCoS Software

ASE, Cadence Offer SiP-id FOCoS Software

SiP-id software is said to reduce design iterations and improve throughput, reducing time needed to design and verify ultra-complex SiP packages.  Read More...

EMA Integrates OrCAD Capture Cloud, Ultra Librarian

EMA Integrates OrCAD Capture Cloud, Ultra Librarian

OrCAD Capture Cloud, a free, web-based subset of the OrCAD Capture schematic design, is now integrated with Ultra Librarian, providing a cloud-based design tool...  Read More...

Arrow, Cadence Offer OrCAD Entrepreneur Software Suite

Arrow, Cadence Offer OrCAD Entrepreneur Software Suite

OrCAD Entrepreneur software tool suite for OrCAD Capture Cloud is said to cut in half the time it takes to move from design to prototype, when compared to the t...  Read More...

Hirose Releases FH58M FPC Connector

Hirose Releases FH58M FPC Connector

FH58M FPC connector is 0.25mm pitch. Features a backflip-style actuator and a dual-sided top and bottom.  Read More...

Samtec Releases NovaRay High-Density Array

Samtec Releases NovaRay High-Density Array

NovaRay high bandwidth, high-density interconnect system has a pin-to-ground differential pair configuration said to enable crosstalk to 40 GHz+, tight impedanc...  Read More...

Samtec Introduces AcceleRate HD High-Speed Interconnect System

Samtec Introduces AcceleRate HD High-Speed Interconnect System

AcceleRate HD 0.635mm pitch, multi-row interconnect system provides an ultra-high density interface and next generation bandwidth.  Read More...

Mentor Offers Free HyperLynx DRC Tool

Mentor Offers Free HyperLynx DRC Tool

Free e-commerce version of HyperLynx design rule check (DRC) tool includes eight design rules.  Read More...

Multitest Provides Super-Sharp Option for Quad Tech Probes

Multitest Provides Super-Sharp Option for Quad Tech Probes

Super-Sharp option for Quad Tech probes provides an increase in test cell throughput and maintains fidelity of test signal over longer uninterrupted run times f...  Read More...

CST Releases Studio Suite 2018 EM Simulation Software

CST Releases Studio Suite 2018 EM Simulation Software

CST Studio Suite 2018 EM simulation software designs, analyzes and optimizes components and systems across the EM spectrum.  Read More...

Ucamco Releases Integr8tor  v2017.12 CAM Tool

Ucamco Releases Integr8tor v2017.12 CAM Tool

Integr8tor v2017.12 has new and improved functionality for increased throughput, quality and yields.  Read More...

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