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NEWS

Sanmina Reports Fiscal Q3 Revenue Up 8.5%

Sanmina Reports Fiscal Q3 Revenue Up 8.5%

25 July 2016

SAN JOSE, CA – Sanmina reported fiscal third quarter revenue ended July 2 of $1.67 billion, up 8.5% year-over-year and 3.7% sequentially.  Read More...

Atotech Bids Expected to Top $3.3B

Atotech Bids Expected to Top $3.3B

25 July 2016

BERLIN, GERMANY – PCB and semiconductor chemistry developer Atotech is up for sale, and Umicore and Sinochem are reportedly among interested groups.  Read More...

Global Smartwatch Shipments See 1st Quarterly Decline

Global Smartwatch Shipments See 1st Quarterly Decline

22 July 2016

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The worldwide smartwatch market fell 32% year-over-year in the second quarter, the first time the segment has declined.  Read More...

Camtek Beats Q2 Outlook

Camtek Beats Q2 Outlook

22 July 2016

MIGDAL HAEMEK, ISRAEL -- Camtek said second quarter revenues rose 7% year-over-year to $27.3 million, beating company guidance.  Read More...

Gartner Raises 2016 Forecast for Semi Capital Spending

Gartner Raises 2016 Forecast for Semi Capital Spending

21 July 2016

STAMFORD, CT – Gartner this week raised its worldwide semiconductor capital spending projection for 2016, but warned of possible lower production longer-term. ...  Read More...

Semi Equipment Orders Jump 13% in June

Semi Equipment Orders Jump 13% in June

21 July 2016

SAN JOSE — North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers reported the 90-day moving average orders rose 12.9% over 2015 in June.  Read More...

Congresswoman Comstock Visits TTM

Congresswoman Comstock Visits TTM

20 July 2016

STERLING, VA – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) met with TTM Technologies at its manufacturing facility here.  Read More...

Amphenol Sets Record Q2 Sales, Profits

Amphenol Sets Record Q2 Sales, Profits

20 July 2016

WALLINGFORD, CT -- Amphenol today reported sales increased 15% to a record $1.55 billion in the second quarter.  Read More...

Sensor Nodes to Outpace PC, Mobile Unit Sales

Sensor Nodes to Outpace PC, Mobile Unit Sales

20 July 2016

OYSTER BAY, NY -- The installed base of active wireless connected devices will top 47 billion by 2021, more than double the current level.  Read More...

Another Big Shrink: Tiling Chiplets into Next-Generation Microsystems

Another Big Shrink: Tiling Chiplets into Next-Generation Microsystems

19 July 2016

WASHINGTON -- By challenging the technology community to integrate the collective functions hosted by an entire PCB onto a device approaching the size of a sing...  Read More...

PE Firm Buys Connector Maker Winchester Electronics

PE Firm Buys Connector Maker Winchester Electronics

19 July 2016

SOUTH NORWALK, CT -- Cable and connector firm Winchester Electronics has been acquired by private equity firm Snow Phipps for an undisclosed sum.  Read More...

TechSearch Addresses FO-WLP Panel Processing Challenges in New Report

TechSearch Addresses FO-WLP Panel Processing Challenges in New Report

18 July 2016

AUSTIN, TX – Fan-out wafer level packaging (FO-WLP) continues to show growth momentum, says TechSearch, with multiple parts found in Samsung’s Galaxy phones and...  Read More...

Würth Launches Cadstar Component Libraries

Würth Launches Cadstar Component Libraries

15 July 2016

NIEDERNHALL, GERMANY – Würth Elektronik has launched new component libraries for Zuken’s CadStar CAD tool.  Read More...

CST to Integrate Adapted Solutions System Simulator

CST to Integrate Adapted Solutions System Simulator

15 July 2016

DARMSTADT, GERMANY – CST has acquired a source code license for the Adapted Solutions Portunus system simulator, a deal that includes a multi-year collaboration...  Read More...

Zuken Innovation World Moves to Hilton Head

Zuken Innovation World Moves to Hilton Head

13 July 2016

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC – Zuken will move its annual users conference to the East Coast of the US next spring, the PCB design software developer said today.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Standards: IPC Material Declarations: Sufficient for Automotive Electronics?

Standards: IPC Material Declarations: Sufficient for Automotive Electronics?

IMDS is more intensive, but mandatory for the auto supply chain.  Read More...

Pokémon Go – A New Direction For Nintendo

Pokémon Go – A New Direction For Nintendo

Nintendo released its Pokémon Go app in July, and Apple says it was the most downloaded app in a first week ever. More than 25 million people download and play ...  Read More...

Eagle's New Nest

Eagle's New Nest

It's been almost a month since Autodesk acquired Cadsoft, (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/index.php/news-itemid-fix/10964-autodesk-acquires-eagle-from-cadsoft)...  Read More...

Transparent Circuits

Transparent Circuits

Transparent printed circuits were a popular item showcased at the JPCA Show 2016. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) use to be the dominant material used for tran...  Read More...

Preparing to Simulate DDR Memory Bus Interfaces

Preparing to Simulate DDR Memory Bus Interfaces

The second of a series on DDR considers how to speed up the process of designing a functioning system.  Read More...

The Dynamics of PCB Trace Heating and Cooling, and a Call to Action

The Dynamics of PCB Trace Heating and Cooling, and a Call to Action

Why is estimating the effect of a trace on board temperature so complex?  Read More...

Extreme Long-Term PCB Surface Finish Solderability Assessment

Extreme Long-Term PCB Surface Finish Solderability Assessment

Could a mix of finishes hold up after 20 years in storage?  Read More...

iNEMI Roadmap Gets Industry Aligned

iNEMI Roadmap Gets Industry Aligned

While other industry efforts at charting the future are losing steam, iNEMI’s is still going strong.  Read More...

Do Your Finishing First?

Do Your Finishing First?

The surface finish of a PCB might not be the first design aspect a new layout addresses, but it should be among the top contenders.  Read More...

Multi-Fabric Planning for Efficient PCB Design

Multi-Fabric Planning for Efficient PCB Design

A coordinated design methodology fine-tunes chip-to-package PCB layout and routing. When routing a ball grid array style package on a printed circuit board, ha...  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Amphenol RF Adds MCX PCB Jacks, Cable Plugs

Amphenol RF Adds MCX PCB Jacks, Cable Plugs

MCX PCB jacks are available in straight, right-angle, or edge-mount configurations, with options for surface or through-hole mounting. Are manufactured from mac...  Read More...

Molex Upgrades NeoScale Mezzanine Connector

Molex Upgrades NeoScale Mezzanine Connector

NeoScale high-speed modular mezzanine connector now delivers faster data rates and improved performance. Offers clean signal integrity at data rates of 56Gbps N...  Read More...

Rogers Launches  RO4730G V-0 Laminate

Rogers Launches RO4730G V-0 Laminate

RO4730G3 UL 94 V-0 antenna-grade laminates meet performance requirements in active antenna arrays and small cells, notably in 4G base transceiver stations (BTS)...  Read More...

Zuken Releases E3.series 2016 Wiring Harness Tool

Zuken Releases E3.series 2016 Wiring Harness Tool

E3.series 2016 contains new usability and productivity features, plus automatic connect and auto-route functions said to significantly reduce design time and ef...  Read More...

NI Debuts PXIe-5840 VST

NI Debuts PXIe-5840 VST

PXIe-5840 is a second-generation 1GHz bandwidth vector signal transceiver for RF design and test applications. Combines 6.5GHz RF vector signal generator, 6.5GH...  Read More...

Mentor Announces Extensions to Pads PCB CAD

Mentor Announces Extensions to Pads PCB CAD

Pads PCB CAD platform features new analog/mixed-signal (AMS) and high-speed analysis tools for mixed-signal design, DDR implementation, and electrically correct...  Read More...

Nano Dimension Rolls Out Switch Software for 3D Printing

Nano Dimension Rolls Out Switch Software for 3D Printing

Switch software for DragonFly 2020 3D printer enables preparation of production files of PCBs. Supports Gerber, Via, and Drill files. Displays Gerber files and ...  Read More...

Modelithics Releases Complete Library v. 16.1 Simulation Model Tool

Modelithics Releases Complete Library v. 16.1 Simulation Model Tool

Modelithics Complete Library version 16.1 is formatted for use with NI AWR Design Environment. Adds 33 new models from 13 different vendors to the existing coll...  Read More...

Polyonics Introduces XF-603 Flame-Retardant Labels

Polyonics Introduces XF-603 Flame-Retardant Labels

XF-603 flame-retardant material is for automotive under-the-hood and interior labeling applications. Is UL94 VTM-0 rated and third-party tested to FMVSS 302 aut...  Read More...

Ucamco Releases UcamX v2016.06 CAM Software

Ucamco Releases UcamX v2016.06 CAM Software

UcamX v2016.06 software for printed circuit board manufacturing contains updates for certain features and fixes others. Enhancements include extending of autodr...  Read More...

SMGlobal Debuts FastMaint CMMS v. 8.0 Maintenance Management Software

SMGlobal Debuts FastMaint CMMS v. 8.0 Maintenance Management Software

FastMaint CMMS v. 8.0 computerized maintenance management software, for equipment and facilities maintenance, schedules preventive maintenance and corrective ma...  Read More...

Zuken Releases CR-8000 2016 PCB CAD

Zuken Releases CR-8000 2016 PCB CAD

CR-8000 2016 has powerful new multi-user functionality for quicker time-to-market, and a raft of native 3D design enhancements offer more efficient ECAD/MCAD ta...  Read More...

Zuken Releases CADStar 17 PCB Design Tool

Zuken Releases CADStar 17 PCB Design Tool

CADStar desktop PCB design software v. 17 now incorporates Perfect Springback technology, for smooth and fast operation, restoring the previous pattern and posi...  Read More...

Orbotech Debuts Nuvogo Fine Direct Imager

Orbotech Debuts Nuvogo Fine Direct Imager

Nuvogo Fine dual table direct imager is designed for HDI, modified semi-additive process (mSAP) and flexible printed circuits (FPC) produced at high throughput ...  Read More...

LNA Debuts MP2 DPSS Laser Marker

LNA Debuts MP2 DPSS Laser Marker

MP2 all-in-one DPSS laser marking system is for applications requiring high resolution but not high-speed throughput. Diode pumped solid state (DPSS) provides p...  Read More...

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