NEWS

Lower Margins at Sanmina's PCB Unit

Lower Margins at Sanmina's PCB Unit

21 August 2017

SAN JOSE -- Sanmina's PCB business unit saw gross margins fall despite higher sales in its fiscal third quarter.  Read More...

Germany PCB Orders Down 2.8% in June

Germany PCB Orders Down 2.8% in June

18 August 2017

FRANKFURT, GERMANY -- German region PCB manufacturers reported sales rose 4.3% year-over-year in June.  Read More...

PCD&F Opens 2018 NPI Awards

PCD&F Opens 2018 NPI Awards

18 August 2017

SMYRNA, GA – PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN FAB opened its 2018 New Product Introduction Awards (NPI) for printed circuit board fabrication.  Read More...

Stretchable Electronics Market Getting Bigger

Stretchable Electronics Market Getting Bigger

18 August 2017

DUBLIN -- The global stretchable electronics market is expected to rise at a CAGR of about 105% from 2016 to 2023, a new report asserts.  Read More...

Zuken Announces Dates for Annual User Conference

Zuken Announces Dates for Annual User Conference

18 August 2017

WESTFORD, MA – Zuken USA is now accepting abstracts for Zuken Innovation World 2018, the CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-research/cad-cam-pcb-software...  Read More...

Report: Wearable Devices Market to Reach Over $150B Annually by 2027

Report: Wearable Devices Market to Reach Over $150B Annually by 2027

17 August 2017

CAMBRIDGE, UK – The wearable devices market will reach over $150 billion annually by 2027, says IDTechEx Research.  Read More...

Q2 Global Notebook Shipments Up 3.6%

Q2 Global Notebook Shipments Up 3.6%

16 August 2017

TAIPEI – Second quarter global notebook shipments increased 3.6% year-over-year and 5.7% sequentially, totaling 39.96 million units, says TrendForce.  Read More...

ABI: Enterprise Wearables to Top $60B in Revenue in 2022

ABI: Enterprise Wearables to Top $60B in Revenue in 2022

16 August 2017

OYSTER BAY, NY -- ABI Research forecasts enterprise wearable device revenue will grow at a CAGR of over 41% between 2017 and 2022.  Read More...

Contract Drill Work Has Jadason's Sales Climbing

Contract Drill Work Has Jadason's Sales Climbing

15 August 2017

SINGAPORE -- Jadason reported second quarter revenue rose 42% year-over-year on higher PCB equipment sales.  Read More...

Expansion in US Manufacturing Technology Orders Accelerating

Expansion in US Manufacturing Technology Orders Accelerating

14 August 2017

MCLEAN, VA -- June manufacturing technology orders climbed 6.5% over May, according to a report released today by AMT. The latest US Manufacturing Technology Or...  Read More...

Eltek Swings to Q2 Loss

Eltek Swings to Q2 Loss

14 August 2017

PETACH-TIKVA, ISRAEL -- Eltek reported second quarter sales fell 14.5^ from a year ago to $7.5 million weakness in the PCB fabricator's global operations.  Read More...

Sun Chemical, Camtek Partner for Inkjet PCB Apps

Sun Chemical, Camtek Partner for Inkjet PCB Apps

10 August 2017

PARSIPPANY, NJ – Sun Chemical has formed a partnership with Camtek to develop liquid solder mask and digital printing equipment for inkjet PCB applications.  Read More...

Turnaround at Platform Continues in Q2

Turnaround at Platform Continues in Q2

09 August 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- Platform Specialty Products announced second quarter sales at its MacDermid Performance Solutions unit increased 6% year-over-year to $46...  Read More...

Nano Dimension's Q2 Shows Improved Sales

Nano Dimension's Q2 Shows Improved Sales

08 August 2017

NESS ZIONA , ISRAEL – Nano Dimension today announced second quarter revenues of $150,000, up from $118,000 in the first quarter.  Read More...

PC DRAM Module Price Rises Expected to Continue

PC DRAM Module Price Rises Expected to Continue

08 August 2017

TAIPEI -- DRAM prices began to rise in the second half of 2016 and have maintained a strong upward momentum through the first half of 2017, according to data fr...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Altium Expands Its Reach

Altium Expands Its Reach

An interview with Ben Jordan on Altium's perspective on future changes in engineering and CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-research/cad-cam-pcb-softwar...  Read More...

Elements of Additive Manufacturing for Functional Printed Electronics

Elements of Additive Manufacturing for Functional Printed Electronics

The industry is moving closer to the “factory-in-a-box.”  Read More...

Some Like It Cool

Some Like It Cool

Making thermal simulation for electronics development faster, more efficient and intuitive.  Read More...

Among Designers, Compensation, Job Satisfaction on the Rise

Among Designers, Compensation, Job Satisfaction on the Rise

Though older (and perhaps wiser), PCB professionals are pleased with their career choice.  Read More...

CEO: Copper, Glass Shortage Tsunami Not Affecting Ventec

CEO: Copper, Glass Shortage Tsunami Not Affecting Ventec

AMESBURY, MA – It’s no secret the demand for hybrid and electric vehicles is leaving copper suppliers scrambling to cover orders. As is typical with commodity d...  Read More...

One Step Closer to Transparent Electronics

One Step Closer to Transparent Electronics

Transparent electronics is an emerging technology for printed circuit design.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Ametherm Introduces Temperature Coefficient Calculators

Ametherm Introduces Temperature Coefficient Calculators

Temperature Coefficient (Alpha) calculators determine the beta value of NTC thermistors, in addition to their temperature coefficient and resistance temperature...  Read More...

Siborg Systems Debuts LCR-Reader MP Voltage Measurement Tool

Siborg Systems Debuts LCR-Reader MP Voltage Measurement Tool

LCR-Reader MP (Multi Purpose), for electronic measurement and testing, features AC/DC voltage measurement up to 15V, frequency measurement, pulse counting and s...  Read More...

Frontline PCB Launches InCAM 3.03 CAM

Frontline PCB Launches InCAM 3.03 CAM

InCAM 3.03 focuses on yield improvement for multilayer boards.  Read More...

Voltera Releases V-One PCB Printer

Voltera Releases V-One PCB Printer

V-One PCB printer and reflow soldering station produces a printed circuit board without etching, exposure or photoresist.  Read More...

Coherent Releases Avia 355-55, 532-80 Lasers

Coherent Releases Avia 355-55, 532-80 Lasers

AVIA 355-55 ultraviolet laser features a very high (150kHz) pulse repetition rate, resulting in an average power of 55W at 355nm.  Read More...

Park Electrochemical Introduces N4000-6NF Prepreg

Park Electrochemical Introduces N4000-6NF Prepreg

N4000-6NF (“no flow”) high-Tg epoxy prepreg system is for bonding flex circuitry and bonding heat sinks to rigid circuit boards.  Read More...

SCS Releases R3 Series Dissipative Rubber Work Surface Mat

SCS Releases R3 Series Dissipative Rubber Work Surface Mat

R3 dissipative rubber work surface mat is resistant to solvents, hot solder and soldering irons.  Read More...

Amphenol RF Introduces Gen. 4.0 Fakra Connectors

Amphenol RF Introduces Gen. 4.0 Fakra Connectors

Generation 4.0 Fakra connectors include stamped and formed construction for fully automated cable termination.  Read More...

Hirose Debuts FH65 Series Connector

Hirose Debuts FH65 Series Connector

FH65 Series flexible printed circuit (FPC) / flat flexible connector (FFC) has a pitch of 0.50mm, height of 1.20mm and depth of 3.57mm.  Read More...

Zuken Announces XJTAG DFT Assistant for CR-8000 PCB Design Suite

Zuken Announces XJTAG DFT Assistant for CR-8000 PCB Design Suite

CR-8000 now comes with a design for test (DFT) capability to improve test coverage during schematic entry.  Read More...

Ucamco Rolls Out Reference Gerber File Viewer

Ucamco Rolls Out Reference Gerber File Viewer

Reference Gerber Viewer cloud-based online web service is said to help keep Gerber files in compliance to the specification.  Read More...

Mentor Updates FloTherm CFD Software

Mentor Updates FloTherm CFD Software

FloTherm computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software for electronics cooling simulation now includes Command Center feature to create and solve variants.  Read More...

EMA Upgrades Ultra Librarian Desktop Software

EMA Upgrades Ultra Librarian Desktop Software

Ultra Librarian desktop software v. 8.2 extracts datasheet information into the part building process.  Read More...

Creative Materials Introduces 127-31 TCA

Creative Materials Introduces 127-31 TCA

127-31 one-component (100% solids) thermally conductive epoxy adhesive, encapsulant and potting compound is electrically insulating, with a thermal conductivity...  Read More...

Zuken Updates CR-8000 2017 ECAD

Zuken Updates CR-8000 2017 ECAD

CR-8000 2017 CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-research/cad-cam-pcb-software) software enhances electrical and electronic co-design at the architectural...  Read More...

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