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NEWS

July N. American PCB Orders Down 16.3%

July N. American PCB Orders Down 16.3%

29 August 2016

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Total North American printed circuit board orders in July decreased 16.3% year-over-year, bringing year-to-date orders down 1.1%. Orders were ...  Read More...

Flex PCBs to Reach $15.2B by 2020

Flex PCBs to Reach $15.2B by 2020

29 August 2016

DUBLIN – The global market for flexible printed circuit boards is projected to reach $15.2 billion by 2020, driven by the growing focus of electronics manufactu...  Read More...

Flexible Hybrid Electronics Take Center Stage at NextFlex Opening

Flexible Hybrid Electronics Take Center Stage at NextFlex Opening

29 August 2016

PALO ALTO, CA -- PARC, the research arm of Xerox, today announced the advanced technologies to be highlighted at the Aug. 31 NextFlex opening in San Jose.  Read More...

New Plant Should Boost Sales, Zhen Ding Says

New Plant Should Boost Sales, Zhen Ding Says

29 August 2016

TAIPEI -- Zhen Ding expects sales to rebound in the near-term, although it expects flat profit growth for the second half.  Read More...

N. American-based Semi Equipment Manufacturers Posted July Orders Up 13%

N. American-based Semi Equipment Manufacturers Posted July Orders Up 13%

26 August 2016

SAN JOSE, CA — North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.79 billion in orders worldwide in July (three-month average basis), up 13....  Read More...

Global PCB Industry Expected to Decline 3% in 2016

Global PCB Industry Expected to Decline 3% in 2016

26 August 2016

PUNE, INDIA – The global printed circuit board industry is projected to continue shrinking in 2016, with a market size of $55.3 billion, down 3% year-over-year,...  Read More...

DKN Research Develops Copper Laminate for Flex PCBs

DKN Research Develops Copper Laminate for Flex PCBs

26 August 2016

HAVERHILL, MA – DKN Research developed a new copper metalizing process using transparent polyimide films. The new copper laminate will provide manufacturing cap...  Read More...

Zuken, Aras Partner to Manage Cross-Discipline Product Development

Zuken, Aras Partner to Manage Cross-Discipline Product Development

25 August 2016

WESTFORD, MA – Zuken and Aras have partnered to develop a new approach for managing cross-discipline product development processes that include electrical and e...  Read More...

2016 Positive 'Turning Point' for FO WLP

2016 Positive 'Turning Point' for FO WLP

24 August 2016

LYON, FRANCE – Following high-volume adoption of TSMC’s InFO and further development of eWLB technology, a wave of new players and FO WLP technologies may enter...  Read More...

Altium Posts Fiscal 2016 Revenue Up 17%

Altium Posts Fiscal 2016 Revenue Up 17%

24 August 2016

SYDNEY – Altium reported fiscal 2016 revenue ended June 30 of $93.6 million, up 17% year-over-year.  Read More...

Altium Acquires Perception Software

Altium Acquires Perception Software

24 August 2016

SAN DIEGO – Altium has completed its acquisition of Perception Software.  Read More...

IPC to Develop Press-Fit Pin Standard

IPC to Develop Press-Fit Pin Standard

19 August 2016

BANNOCKBURN, IL — IPC has announced plans to start development of a standard to cover qualifications and acceptance requirements for press-fit pin technology in...  Read More...

Nanya Extends Losses in Q2

Nanya Extends Losses in Q2

19 August 2016

TAIPEI -- Nanya Printed Circuit Board's second quarter net loss fell to NT$230 million ($7.32 million), from a loss of NT$322 million in the first quarter.  Read More...

Ex Merix CEO Burger to Head ESI

Ex Merix CEO Burger to Head ESI

19 August 2016

PORTLAND, OR -- Electro Scientific Industries today named Michael Burger president and CEO, succeeding Edward C. Grady, who will remain on the laser OEM's board...  Read More...

Mentor’s Q2 Revenues Decline 9.5%

Mentor’s Q2 Revenues Decline 9.5%

18 August 2016

WILSONVILLE, OR – Mentor Graphics reported second quarter revenues of $254.3 million, a decrease of 9.5% year-over-year.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Sony, Murata Going Different Directions

Sony, Murata Going Different Directions

Large electronics companies in Japan continue to lose market share in the global arena.  Read More...

Factors to Optimize System PIM

Factors to Optimize System PIM

Laminate properties, etching quality and final finish all can affect passive intermodulation.  Read More...

Driven to Profitability

Driven to Profitability

The largest bare board fabricator isn’t necessarily the one that sells the most circuit boards.  Read More...

The PCB Design Community:  Seasoned, Stable, Prosperous

The PCB Design Community: Seasoned, Stable, Prosperous

Board design is an attractive career option; it’s time to pass industry knowledge to the next generation.  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

Master Bond Releases EP21TDCN-LO Adhesive

Master Bond Releases EP21TDCN-LO Adhesive

Master Bond EP21TDCN-LO is an electrically conductive two-component adhesive/sealant effective for grounding, shielding and static dissipation applications. Is ...  Read More...

EMA Design Automation Debuts Ultra Librarian for OrCAD

EMA Design Automation Debuts Ultra Librarian for OrCAD

Ultra Librarian for OrCAD is a software plugin that provides symbols and footprints for more than seven million parts. Provides access to a cloud-based library ...  Read More...

Bay Area Circuits Launches PCB Creator v. 3 Software

Bay Area Circuits Launches PCB Creator v. 3 Software

PCB Creator version 3 is a free PCB layout and schematic capture software for creating two- to four-layer boards. Features comprehensive differential pair toolk...  Read More...

Hirose Debuts FH58 FPC Connector

Hirose Debuts FH58 FPC Connector

FH58 flexible printed circuit (FPC) connector supports USB 3.0, Embedded DisplayPort v. 1.3 and MIPI D-PHY v. 1.1 standards. Features a backflip-style actuator ...  Read More...

Technic Premieres Techni IM Gold AT6100

Technic Premieres Techni IM Gold AT6100

Techni IM Gold AT6100 is for immersion gold plating. Additive makes it possible to deposit gold without nickel removal. Reportedly eliminates almost all of the ...  Read More...

DSI Debuts CheckMate Job Tracking Software

DSI Debuts CheckMate Job Tracking Software

CheckMate Job Tracking software is targeted for small to mid-size companies that need a flexible way to track labor and materials against jobs. Number of hours ...  Read More...

DfR Solutions Releases Sherlock v. 5.0 Software

DfR Solutions Releases Sherlock v. 5.0 Software

Sherlock Automated Design Analysis software v. 5.0 features modeling regions, attached heat sinks, NX Nastran support, and an IMEC plated through-hole fatigue m...  Read More...

NI Rolls Out LabVIEW 2016 System Design Software

NI Rolls Out LabVIEW 2016 System Design Software

LabVIEW 2016 system design software introduces new channel wires to simplify communication between parallel sections of code. Available on desktop and real-time...  Read More...

ESI Debuts RedStone, LodeStone Flex Circuit Laser Drills

ESI Debuts RedStone, LodeStone Flex Circuit Laser Drills

RedStone flex circuit laser drill has low cost-of-ownership and enables established flex processors to optimize production around specific through-hole drilling...  Read More...

Tektronix Releases TBS2000 Oscilloscope

Tektronix Releases TBS2000 Oscilloscope

TBS2000 oscilloscope features the longest record length and largest display in its class for faster signal evaluation and troubleshooting. Features 9" WVGA...  Read More...

Global Specialties Introduces DSC-5300 Digital Storage Oscilloscope

Global Specialties Introduces DSC-5300 Digital Storage Oscilloscope

DSC-5300 digital storage oscilloscope is a portable benchtop instrument used for making measurements of signals and waveforms. Offers two channels with bandwidt...  Read More...

NI Debuts PXIe-5840 VST

NI Debuts PXIe-5840 VST

PXIe-5840 vector signal transceiver (VST) combines a 6.5GHz RF vector signal generator, 6.5GHz vector signal analyzer, user-programmable FPGA and high-speed ser...  Read More...

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...

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