NEWS

US Probes Antidumping of PET Resin Imports

US Probes Antidumping of PET Resin Imports

20 October 2017

WASHINGTON – The US Department of Commerce said it started an investigation into possible dumping in the US market of imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET...  Read More...

Medical Electronics Market to Grow 12%, Top $148B by 2024

Medical Electronics Market to Grow 12%, Top $148B by 2024

19 October 2017

OCEAN VIEW, DE – The medical electronics market is poised to surpass $148 billion by 2024, up 12%, says Global Market Insights.  Read More...

Greenpeace: Average ‘Green’ Grade is D+

Greenpeace: Average ‘Green’ Grade is D+

17 October 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Awareness of green electronics is growing, but compliance is not.  Read More...

Report: Prototype Demand Differs from Regular PCB Sales

Report: Prototype Demand Differs from Regular PCB Sales

17 October 2017

BANNOCKBURN, IL – A new report by IPC reveals cycles in demand for PCB prototypes that often differ from demand trends in regular or volume-production PCB sales...  Read More...

Germany PCB Book-to-Bill Reaches New High

Germany PCB Book-to-Bill Reaches New High

16 October 2017

FRANKFURT, GERMANY -- Germany region printed circuit board manufacturers reported orders rose 45% sequentially and 28% year-over-year in August.  Read More...

Report: Murata Buys Sony PCB Plant

Report: Murata Buys Sony PCB Plant

16 October 2017

NOMI, ISHIKAWA PREF., JAPAN – Murata Manufacturing has acquired Sony's PCB fabrication here as part of its plans to expand capacity for circuit boards for smart...  Read More...

FTG Reports Q3 Circuit Sales Down 8.8%

FTG Reports Q3 Circuit Sales Down 8.8%

12 October 2017

TORONTO – Firan Technology Group reported circuits segment sales in the third quarter were down $1.3 million, or 8.8%, compared to the same quarter last year. T...  Read More...

Report: Global CE Sales Nearly Flat in 2016

Report: Global CE Sales Nearly Flat in 2016

11 October 2017

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK – Worldwide consumer electronics sales grew 0.3% in 2016 to reach $673 billion, on track to achieve 1.7% CAGR through 2021, according to Futur...  Read More...

PCB West 2018 Show Floor More Than 65% Sold Out

PCB West 2018 Show Floor More Than 65% Sold Out

11 October 2017

ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 11, 2017 – The exhibition floor space for PCB West (http://pcbwest.com/) 2018 is more than 65% sold, UP Media Group Inc. said today.  Read More...

PC Shipments Beat Q3 Forecasts

PC Shipments Beat Q3 Forecasts

11 October 2017

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, workstation) totaled 67.2 million units in the third quarter, which translates into ...  Read More...

UP Media Group Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB West 2018

UP Media Group Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB West 2018

09 October 2017

ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 9, 2017 – UP Media Group Inc. seeks abstracts for PCB West (http://pcbwest.com/) 2018, to be held September 11 - 13, 2018, in Santa Clara,...  Read More...

Arian EMS Launches PCB Design Co.

Arian EMS Launches PCB Design Co.

09 October 2017

ASHINGTON, ENGLAND -- Arian EMS has launched a printed circuit board design (http://www.PCBwest.com) subsidiary here.  Read More...

Oak-Mitsui to Close New York Plant

Oak-Mitsui to Close New York Plant

07 October 2017

HOOSICK FALLS, NY — Oak-Mitsui will shutter its plant here by January and lay off 20 workers.  Read More...

Thales Reenters Merchant PCB Market

Thales Reenters Merchant PCB Market

06 October 2017

HENGELO, OVERIJSSEL, NETHERLANDS -- European defense giant Thales has reentered the merchant PCB market, opening its shop here to outside customers.  Read More...

CAC Acquires ABC Assets from Oak Mitsui

CAC Acquires ABC Assets from Oak Mitsui

06 October 2017

LAKE FOREST, CA -- Materials supplier CAC Inc. has acquired of the assets used to manufacture Oak Mitsui's aluminum-bonded-copper and sheeted copper foil and wi...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Can Toshiba Survive?

Can Toshiba Survive?

I am fortunate to have a business relationship with Toshiba that began in the early 1980s.  Read More...

Adding Automated EMC Analysis to PCB Layout

Adding Automated EMC Analysis to PCB Layout

Catching excessive noise can be all about timing.  Read More...

Black Pad Revisited

Black Pad Revisited

Optical and SEM images of real-life soldering problems reveal specific features identifying the condition.  Read More...

A Semiannual Review of the Global Circuit Industry

A Semiannual Review of the Global Circuit Industry

Every piece of electronics equipment uses printed circuit boards.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Grieve Offers No. 994 Cabinet Oven

Grieve Offers No. 994 Cabinet Oven

No. 994 is a 500°F (260°C) special cabinet oven used for heating the end of long parts.  Read More...

Ximea Offers CB500 Camera

Ximea Offers CB500 Camera

CB500 camera is equipped with high-grade 35mm, full-frame, global shutter CMOS sensor with 7920 x 6004 pixel resolution and ability to provide 8, 10, 12 or 14-b...  Read More...

Brady Debuts BradyPrinter i7100 Industrial Label Printer

Brady Debuts BradyPrinter i7100 Industrial Label Printer

BradyPrinter i7100 industrial label printer prints on a variety of materials, while maintaining high-precision print quality.  Read More...

Eremex Adds C3D ToolKit to Delta Design

Eremex Adds C3D ToolKit to Delta Design

Delta Design now includes C3D Toolkit from C3D Labs.  Read More...

 Samtec Expands ExaMax Backplane Connector

Samtec Expands ExaMax Backplane Connector

ExaMax high-speed backplane connector removes mid-plane, permitting fabric cards and line cards to mate directly. Increases airflow and improves thermal efficie...  Read More...

SnapEDA Launches InstaBuild Free Automated Parts Builder

SnapEDA Launches InstaBuild Free Automated Parts Builder

InstaBuild free automated part builder uses powerful computer vision technology to make schematic symbols in minutes. Using a datasheet as the input, automatica...  Read More...

XJTAG Releases XJDeveloper Boundary Scan v3.6

XJTAG Releases XJDeveloper Boundary Scan v3.6

XJTAG v3.6 includes several new productivity and automation-focused enhancements, for setting up tests for complex boards in significantly less time.  Read More...

Fujipoly Releases Sarcon EGR-11F TIM

Fujipoly Releases Sarcon EGR-11F TIM

Sarcon EGR-11F thermal interface material absorbs a range of unwanted electromagnetic energy.  Read More...

FLEXcon Debuts THERMLfilm HT 9000 Series Polyimides

FLEXcon Debuts THERMLfilm HT 9000 Series Polyimides

FLEXcon THERMLfilm HT 9000 series are high-temperature polyimide films.  Read More...

AGC Chemicals Offers Fluon PFA EA-2000 Resin

AGC Chemicals Offers Fluon PFA EA-2000 Resin

Fluon PFA EA-2000 resin coats and protects rigid and flexible printed circuit boards.  Read More...

Avnet, Dragon Innovation and Kickstarter Launch Hardware Studio Connection

Avnet, Dragon Innovation and Kickstarter Launch Hardware Studio Connection

Hardware Studio Connection includes Toolkit, a community site where creators can participate in tutorials and live webinars with industry experts before launchi...  Read More...

Bay Area Circuits Updates InstantDFM

Bay Area Circuits Updates InstantDFM

InstantDFM is an automated online DFM tool that enables printed circuit board designers to upload PCB design files and immediately view a design for manufactura...  Read More...

Amphenol Socapex Introduces 38999 Reduced Flange Connector

Amphenol Socapex Introduces 38999 Reduced Flange Connector

38999 reduced flange connector is smaller and lighter than a MIL-DTL-38999 III connector.  Read More...

Sunstone Adds SnapEDA Digital Models to PCB123 v. 5.6 CAD

Sunstone Adds SnapEDA Digital Models to PCB123 v. 5.6 CAD

PCB123 v. 5.6 includes access to search for SnapEDA digital models directly inside the PCB123 design environment.  Read More...

Nano Dimension Unveils DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer

Nano Dimension Unveils DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer

DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D printer prints multilayer printed circuit boards.  Read More...

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