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NEWS

Forecast: Global PC Shipments to Decline 6.4% in 2016

Forecast: Global PC Shipments to Decline 6.4% in 2016

01 December 2016

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide PC shipments are forecast to decline 6.4% year-over-year in 2016, says the International Data Corp. This is an improvement over Augus...  Read More...

Q3 Server Market Vendor Revenue Down 7%

Q3 Server Market Vendor Revenue Down 7%

01 December 2016

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Vendor revenue in the worldwide server market declined 7% year-over-year to $12.5 billion in the third quarter of 2016, says the International ...  Read More...

IDC: Global Tablet Shipments to Decline 12% in 2016

IDC: Global Tablet Shipments to Decline 12% in 2016

01 December 2016

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide tablet shipments are expected to decline 12% to 182.3 million shipments in 2016, says the International Data Corp.  Read More...

Tech Industry Asks Trump to Support Innovation Policies

Tech Industry Asks Trump to Support Innovation Policies

30 November 2016

WASHINGTON – Some 17 tech trade group leaders representing the broad US technology industry have submitted a letter to US President-elect Donald Trump about how...  Read More...

Milwaukee Electronics, San Diego PCB Merge

Milwaukee Electronics, San Diego PCB Merge

30 November 2016

MILWAUKEE, WI – EMS firm Milwaukee Electronics is merging with a San Diego-based electronics design service bureau, the firms announced today.Milwaukee Electron...  Read More...

German Semi Market to Recover in 2017

German Semi Market to Recover in 2017

30 November 2016

FRANKFURT -- The German semiconductor market will drop 4.4% to 11.4 billion euros this year, according to a new ZVEI forecast.  Read More...

WKK Distribution Takes Over Multiline Lines

WKK Distribution Takes Over Multiline Lines

30 November 2016

HONG KONG -- WKK Distribution has acquired global manufacturing, distribution and intellectual property rights covering certain Multiline Technology assets.  Read More...

October N. American PCB Shipments Down 8.3%

October N. American PCB Shipments Down 8.3%

29 November 2016

BANNOCKBURN, IL — October North American printed circuit board shipments were down 8.3% year-over-year. Year-to-date shipments were up 2.8%. Sequentially, Octob...  Read More...

DuPont Announces Non-Halogenated Flame-Retardant Polymers Guide

DuPont Announces Non-Halogenated Flame-Retardant Polymers Guide

28 November 2016

GENEVA – A new white paper by DuPont Performance Materials provides a step-by-step guide to the latest materials that comply with non-halogen, flame retardant (...  Read More...

Despite Rising Market, Semi Equipment B2B Drops

Despite Rising Market, Semi Equipment B2B Drops

22 November 2016

SAN JOSE — The 90-day moving average sales at North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers rose nearly 20% year-over-year to $1.63 billion in Octob...  Read More...

Wus Printed Circuit Gets Gov't Subsidy

Wus Printed Circuit Gets Gov't Subsidy

23 November 2016

KUNSHAN, CHINA -- Wus Printed Circuit (Kunshan) said a subsidiary in Huangshi has received a 12 million yuan ($376,000) government subsidy.  Read More...

Mentor's Sales Up 11% YoY in Q3

Mentor's Sales Up 11% YoY in Q3

22 November 2016

WILSONVILLE, OR -- Mentor Graphics today announced third-quarter revenues of $322.5 million, up 11% from a year ago.  Read More...

Rogers Acquires Film, Tape Maker Dewal

Rogers Acquires Film, Tape Maker Dewal

22 November 2016

ROGERS, CT -- Rogers Corp. has acquired Dewal Industries, a manufacturer of performance polymer films and pressure-sensitive tapes.  Read More...

Nan Ya PCB to Sell Raw Material Cos.

Nan Ya PCB to Sell Raw Material Cos.

21 November 2016

TAIPEI -- Nan Ya Printed Circuit Board will sell its entire holdings in a pair of material supply companies for a combined NT$977.5 million ($31 million).  Read More...

Rigid Board Sales Boost Japan in Sept.

Rigid Board Sales Boost Japan in Sept.

18 November 2016

TOKYO -- Japan's sales of rigid printed circuit boards rose nearly 12% sequentially in September on a 90-day moving average.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Price vs. Function in Today’s EDA Software

Price vs. Function in Today’s EDA Software

A new survey reveals the tradeoffs designers experience in their preferred CAD tools.  Read More...

5 Common Mistakes in Board Design

5 Common Mistakes in Board Design

As often as not, not understanding assembly leads to problems in design.  Read More...

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

A look back at friends and colleagues who left us in 2016.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

FKN Systek Rolls Out S100 Depaneling Saw

FKN Systek Rolls Out S100 Depaneling Saw

S100 table top depaneling saw for singulating printed circuit board panels is up to 12" long. Diamond saw blade is 2.95" in diameter and 0.022" t...  Read More...

Fluke Adds LabView, MatLab Software to IR Cameras

Fluke Adds LabView, MatLab Software to IR Cameras

Fluke software integrates high-resolution thermal data from TiX580, TiX560, TiX1000, TiX660, TiX640 and TiX620 infrared cameras with National Instruments' LabVI...  Read More...

FKN Systek Debuts N200 PCB Panel Singulator

FKN Systek Debuts N200 PCB Panel Singulator

N200 punch separates round and odd-shaped panels without dust. Is a top-down air-operated punch for singulating tab-routed PCB panels one tab at a time. Upper a...  Read More...

Ucamco Offers Gerber Rev. 2016.11

Ucamco Offers Gerber Rev. 2016.11

Revision 2016.11 permits inclusion of CAD netlist to Gerber files. New X2 attributes include CAD netlists in Gerber fabrication data; ability to attach componen...  Read More...

MacDermid Enthone Releases MacuSpec HT 360 DC Acid Copper

MacDermid Enthone Releases MacuSpec HT 360 DC Acid Copper

MacuSpec HT 360 is a direct current acid copper plating process. Reportedly offers excellent microdistribution at high current densities. Provides throwing powe...  Read More...

Altium Releases Altium Designer 17, Altium Vault 3.0

Altium Releases Altium Designer 17, Altium Vault 3.0

Altium Designer 17’s new features include ActiveRoute for designing printed circuit board layouts with guided routing technology; dynamic copper to modify coppe...  Read More...

Holland Offers SMD Shielding Clips

Holland Offers SMD Shielding Clips

SMD shielding clips are produced in custom sizes. Are an alternative to hand soldering. Miniaturized design permits tape-and-reel packaging compatible with stan...  Read More...

Remcom Updates XFdtd 3D Electromagnetic Simulation Software

Remcom Updates XFdtd 3D Electromagnetic Simulation Software

XFdtd 3D electromagnetic simulation software can now import flexible printed circuit board designs. PCB import dialog includes the option to wrap a design onto ...  Read More...

Mentor Graphics Launches Xpedition Multi-Board Systems Design

Mentor Graphics Launches Xpedition Multi-Board Systems Design

Xpedition multi-board systems design enables concurrent multi-discipline team collaboration. Eliminates redundant effort during design; optimizes product perfor...  Read More...

SnapEDA Releases Altium Plugins

SnapEDA Releases Altium Plugins

SnapEDA Altium Plugin find parts from SnapEDA's cloud-based libraries directly inside the Altium design software, facilitating integration of new components int...  Read More...

CST Releaes Studio Suite v. 17 EM Simulation Tool

CST Releaes Studio Suite v. 17 EM Simulation Tool

CST Studio Suite v. 17 electromagnetic (EM) simulation tool accurately simulates phenomena that appear when components are combined into systems. New features p...  Read More...

Leader Tech Unveils Board Shield Prototype Kit

Leader Tech Unveils Board Shield Prototype Kit

Board Shield Prototype Kit is a do-it-yourself kit that contains components to create a one- or two-piece, production-quality printed circuit board shield witho...  Read More...

Advanced Circuits Releases PCB Artist v. 3.2 CAD

Advanced Circuits Releases PCB Artist v. 3.2 CAD

PCB Artist v. 3.2 professional-grade PCB design software includes upgrades to the software’s Library Manager, improving the way users search and identify compon...  Read More...

Sunstone Announces PCB123 v. 5.4 Design Tool

Sunstone Announces PCB123 v. 5.4 Design Tool

PCB123 version 5.4 offers production-style manufacturing capabilities including: more board thickness options; slots and cutouts; longer lead times; copper weig...  Read More...

Keysight Launches N9041B UXA Signal Analyzer

Keysight Launches N9041B UXA Signal Analyzer

Multitouch N9041B UXA Signal Analyzer makes continuous sweeps up to 110GHz. Displayed average noise level as low as -150dBm/Hz (>50GHz). Now delivers wid...  Read More...

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