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NEWS

Q1 DRAM Sales Up 13.4% Sequentially

Q1 DRAM Sales Up 13.4% Sequentially

25 May 2017

TAIPEI -- Global DRAM revenue reached a record high in the first quarter as vendors leveraged supply constraints to hike prices more than 30% on average.  Read More...

FLIR Appoints Cannon President, CEO

FLIR Appoints Cannon President, CEO

24 May 2017

WILSONVILLE, OR – FLIR Systems appointed James J. Cannon president and CEO, effective June 19.  Read More...

Autodesk Posts Fiscal Q1 Revenue Down 5%

Autodesk Posts Fiscal Q1 Revenue Down 5%

24 May 2017

SAN RAFAEL, CA – Computer-aided design software firm Autodesk reported fiscal first quarter revenue of $486 million, down 5% year-over-year.  Read More...

Semi Equipment Sales Up 49% in April

Semi Equipment Sales Up 49% in April

24 May 2017

MILPITAS, CA — North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted $2.17 billion in worldwide billings in April on a 90-day moving average basis. ...  Read More...

PNE PCB to Raise $10.6M for Facility Upgrade

PNE PCB to Raise $10.6M for Facility Upgrade

24 May 2017

KUALA LUMPUR – PNE PCB has offered shareholders the opportunity to purchase stock to raise up to RM45.37 million cash (US$ 10.6 million), according to published...  Read More...

ITRI Launches Responsible Tin Supply Group

ITRI Launches Responsible Tin Supply Group

24 May 2017

LONDON -- International tin industry organization ITRI has launched a subgroup aimed at achieving a credible, responsible and more coordinated supply chain for ...  Read More...

EOS/ESD Assoc. Requests Abstracts for IEW

EOS/ESD Assoc. Requests Abstracts for IEW

23 May 2017

OUD-TURNHOUT, BELGIUM – EOS/ESD Association is soliciting abstracts for the 12th annual International Electrostatic Discharge Workshop.  Read More...

MakerBot Founder Purchases PCB Milling Machine Co.

MakerBot Founder Purchases PCB Milling Machine Co.

22 May 2017

BERKELEY, CA – Other Machine Co. has been acquired by Bre Pettis, former cofounder and CEO of MakerBot and current head of Bre Co.  Read More...

Copper Foil Constraints Boosting German PCB Fabs

Copper Foil Constraints Boosting German PCB Fabs

22 May 2017

FRANKFURT -- German region PCB fabricators reported sales rose 13.6% year-over-year in March.  Read More...

March a Good Month for German Electronics Firms

March a Good Month for German Electronics Firms

22 May 2017

FRANKFURT, GERMANY -- New orders for German electrical and electronic products soared 17% year-over-year in March, according to new data from ZVEI.  Read More...

Polyimide Films Market to Grow at CAGR of 10% through 2022

Polyimide Films Market to Grow at CAGR of 10% through 2022

19 May 2017

PUNE, INDIA – The polyimide films market is expected to be $1.52 billion in 2017, says MarketsandMarkets, and is projected to reach $2.45 Billion by 2022, a CAG...  Read More...

WSC Adopts Guidelines for Int’l Semi Support Programs

WSC Adopts Guidelines for Int’l Semi Support Programs

19 May 2017

KYOTO, JAPAN – At its 21st annual meeting this week, the World Semiconductor Council reaffirmed a core mission: to ensure government policies are guided by mark...  Read More...

Amphenol RF Offers Ansys HFSS 3D Components Online

Amphenol RF Offers Ansys HFSS 3D Components Online

19 May 2017

DANBURY, CT – Amphenol RF released its first set of Ansys HFSS 3D component models. These 3D models, compatible with Ansys R17 or any newer version of the softw...  Read More...

AT&S Updates Tech in China

AT&S Updates Tech in China

17 May 2017

LEOBEN, AUSTRIA – AT S hopes an investment and technology upgrade at its Shanghai and Chongqing plants will improve profitability, chief executive Andreas Gerst...  Read More...

Study: More than Half Make PCBs to Meet Press-Fit Assembly Tolerances

Study: More than Half Make PCBs to Meet Press-Fit Assembly Tolerances

17 May 2017

BANNOCKBURN, IL — A new survey finds more than half the responding companies currently produce or assemble through-hole boards designed to meet tolerances requi...  Read More...

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FEATURES

PCB Designers Hold Smart Factories Ransom

PCB Designers Hold Smart Factories Ransom

In an era where delays cannot be tolerated, help has to come from the “interface” between layout design and manufacturing.  Read More...

Savings and Efficiencies with Printed Silver Flexible Circuits

Savings and Efficiencies with Printed Silver Flexible Circuits

Conductive inks on polyester can save 25% or more on the substrate cost compared with an equivalent copper circuit.  Read More...

An Open Letter to IPC-2581 Adopters

An Open Letter to IPC-2581 Adopters

The industry is asked for feedback on reducing bottlenecks in the CAD-manufacturing process. Last year was a watershed year for the IPC-2581 standard. A broad...  Read More...

Optimizing Component Selection by Connecting the Designer to the Supply Chain

Optimizing Component Selection by Connecting the Designer to the Supply Chain

New tools overcome obsolete data management approaches that fail to remedy part cost and availability changes.  Read More...

Solving Complex Adhesion Problems with Plasma

Solving Complex Adhesion Problems with Plasma

A new, unique plasma treatment solution to help solve various complex material adhesion problems.  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

NI Rolls Out LabView NXG 1.0 Engineering System Design Software

NI Rolls Out LabView NXG 1.0 Engineering System Design Software

LabView NXG 1.0 engineering system design software introduces a re-engineered editor to integrate with a broader set of languages. Improves programming producti...  Read More...

Giuseppe Finizia Updates PCB Workstation with Needle Probes

Giuseppe Finizia Updates PCB Workstation with Needle Probes

PCB Workstation with Needle Probes is a 3D printed PCB workstation with articulated arms.  Read More...

Mill-Max Offers 858 Series SLC

Mill-Max Offers 858 Series SLC

858 series ruggedized long-stroke 4mm pitch spring-loaded connector is aimed at tough applications in rough environments.  Read More...

Gannon & Scott Introduces TRu3Tec Thermal Reduction System

Gannon & Scott Introduces TRu3Tec Thermal Reduction System

TRu3Tec thermal reduction system recovers precious metals from residual plating wastes.  Read More...

ANSYS Updates ANSYS 18.1 Software

ANSYS Updates ANSYS 18.1 Software

ANSYS 18.1 software has higher fidelity for large-scale fluid simulations. Reportedly delivers high fidelity results up to 9x faster for in-cylinder diesel simu...  Read More...

DfR Rolls Out Sherlock 5.2 Software

DfR Rolls Out Sherlock 5.2 Software

Sherlock Automated Design Analysis software v. 5.2 includes Semiconductor Wearout Analysis.  Read More...

Ucamco Releases UcamX v2017.04

Ucamco Releases UcamX v2017.04

UcamX v2017.04 CAM software for rigid, flex, flex-rigid and HDI PCB manufacturing now includes the following:  Read More...

Seica Reveals Factory DashBoard

Seica Reveals Factory DashBoard

Factory DashBoard provides industrial monitoring.  Read More...

Mentor Graphics Updates FloTHERM XT Software

Mentor Graphics Updates FloTHERM XT Software

FloTHERM XT electronics cooling software has advanced thermal management capabilities.  Read More...

EMA EDA Debuts Ultra Librarian Verified Parts Website

EMA EDA Debuts Ultra Librarian Verified Parts Website

Ultra Librarian gives electronics designers online access to preauthored and verified parts with pricing and technical information to help them choose the best ...  Read More...

Mentor, Digi-Key Electronics Announce Pads Maker and Pads MakerPro

Mentor, Digi-Key Electronics Announce Pads Maker and Pads MakerPro

Pads Maker and Pads MakerPro printed circuit board design (http://www.PCBwest.com) tools are targeted at makers, startups and small businesses.  Read More...

Hirose Debuts FX30B Series Board-to-Board Connector

Hirose Debuts FX30B Series Board-to-Board Connector

FX30B Series board-to-board connector combines specialized floating contact alignment with current carrying capability up to 25A.  Read More...

Atotech Debuts Neoganth E Reducer

Atotech Debuts Neoganth E Reducer

Neoganth E Reducer for horizontal applications offers enhanced process stability and safety, and reduces chemistry consumption by up to 25%, lowering operating ...  Read More...

NI Releases WLAN Test Toolkit 17.0

NI Releases WLAN Test Toolkit 17.0

WLAN Test Toolkit 17.0, combined with NI Vector Signal Transceiver (VST), supports Draft 1.1 of IEEE 802.11ax waveform generation and analysis for characterizat...  Read More...

MacDermid Enthone Debuts Affinity ENIG 2.0

MacDermid Enthone Debuts Affinity ENIG 2.0

Affinity ENIG 2.0 is a high-reliability, low-variation electroless nickel immersion gold plating process.  Read More...

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