NEWS

IPC Launches Annual PCB Fab Survey

IPC Launches Annual PCB Fab Survey

21 June 2018

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC launched a global survey of printed circuit board manufacturers as part of data collection for its annual technology trends study.  Read More...

Report: Companies Adopting Large-Area FO on Substrate

Report: Companies Adopting Large-Area FO on Substrate

20 June 2018

AUSTIN, TX – While Apple remains the main customer for TSMC’s integrated fan-out WLP (InFO-WLP), an increasing number of companies are adopting a large area ver...  Read More...

SCL PCB Solutions Merges 3 Subsidiaries

SCL PCB Solutions Merges 3 Subsidiaries

20 June 2018

WATERLOOVILLE, UK – SCL PCB Solutions Group has completed a merger of its subsidiaries Ragworm and Stickleback with Spirit Circuits.  Read More...

Apr. German Region PCB Sales Up 25%

Apr. German Region PCB Sales Up 25%

18 June 2018

FRANKFURT – Orders for printed circuit boards from Germany-region manufacturers increased 25% year-over-year in April, ZVEI said.  Read More...

Pending US Tariffs to Affect Host of PCB Equipment, Components

Pending US Tariffs to Affect Host of PCB Equipment, Components

15 June 2018

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s decision to impose steep tariffs on Chinese imports will affect a number of products used in printed circuit board manufacturing ...  Read More...

IPC Launches OEM Survey for PCB Tech Trends Study

IPC Launches OEM Survey for PCB Tech Trends Study

14 June 2018

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC launched a global survey of OEMs this week. This confidential survey is part of a global data collection effort for the development of IPC...  Read More...

Amazon Aims to Own the 'Smart' Home

Amazon Aims to Own the 'Smart' Home

14 June 2018

HAYWARD, CA – Amazon Echo sold almost 20 million units globally last year, reaching 28 million installed units by the end of 2017, a new report says. Amazon Fir...  Read More...

‘True’ Wireless Headphone Sales Grow 178% in Q1

‘True’ Wireless Headphone Sales Grow 178% in Q1

13 June 2018

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK – The “true” wireless headphone segment grew 178% year-over-year in the first quarter, with Apple achieving 80% market share, according to Fut...  Read More...

Semi Equipment to Grow 14% in 2018

Semi Equipment to Grow 14% in 2018

12 June 2018

MILPITAS, CA – The semiconductor industry is nearing a third consecutive year of record equipment spending, with projected growth of 14% year-over-year in 2018 ...  Read More...

PCB West to Feature 15 Free Conference Presentations

PCB West to Feature 15 Free Conference Presentations

11 June 2018

ATLANTA, GA – JUNE 12, 2018 – PCB West (http://pcbwest.com/) today announced this year’s conference will feature two full tracks worth of free presentations on ...  Read More...

IPC Designers Council to Hold Seattle Meeting Jun. 13

IPC Designers Council to Hold Seattle Meeting Jun. 13

07 June 2018

KIRKLAND, WA – The IPC Designers Council is holding a Cascade Chapter (Seattle) meeting June 13 at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology – Kirkland Campus...  Read More...

IPC Welcomes US Senate Defense Bill

IPC Welcomes US Senate Defense Bill

07 June 2018

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC said it welcomes the US Senate’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which could shore up the electronics manufactur...  Read More...

April Global Semi Sales Up 20%

April Global Semi Sales Up 20%

07 June 2018

WASHINGTON – Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $37.6 billion in April, up 20.2% year-over-year and 1.4% sequentially, says the Semiconductor Industry As...  Read More...

Rogers Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against KCC in Germany

Rogers Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against KCC in Germany

05 June 2018

CHANDLER, AZ – A wholly owned subsidiary of Rogers has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Dusseldorf against KCC Corp. of Seoul, Korea.  Read More...

NCAB Group Goes Public on Swedish Stock Exchange

NCAB Group Goes Public on Swedish Stock Exchange

05 June 2018

STOCKHOLM -- PCB brokerage firm NCAB Group went public today with an offering on the Nasdaq Stockholm Exchange.  Read More...

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FEATURES

How Rigid-Flex PCB Design Configurations are Advancing

How Rigid-Flex PCB Design Configurations are Advancing

Odd-layer-count boards are not only manufacturable, but at times preferable.  Read More...

More on Via Temperatures

More on Via Temperatures

Can vias carry considerably more current than was previously known?  Read More...

Can Next-Gen Military Products Beat the Heat?

Can Next-Gen Military Products Beat the Heat?

Thermal management is becoming a common limiting factor in newer technologies. Ed.: This is the fifth of an occasional series by the authors of the 2017 iNEMI ...  Read More...

Using ECAD-MCAD Linkages to Enhance Avionics Thermal Design

Using ECAD-MCAD Linkages to Enhance Avionics Thermal Design

New tool features keep the thermal design concurrent with the PCB design.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

BotFactory Releases SV2 PCB Printer

BotFactory Releases SV2 PCB Printer

SV2 PCB printer can print 8 mil (200 micron) traces, multilayers, and dispense glue with single-part epoxies.  Read More...

FKN Systek Rolls Out Stackable PCB Transport, Storage Racks

FKN Systek Rolls Out Stackable PCB Transport, Storage Racks

Stackable PCB transport and storage racks are made of conductive material for handling printed circuit cards during assembly.  Read More...

FLIR Releases USB3 Machine Vision Cameras

FLIR Releases USB3 Machine Vision Cameras

USB3 board-level machine vision cameras are designed for integration into tight spaces.  Read More...

Rogers Introduces Magtrex 555 Laminates

Rogers Introduces Magtrex 555 Laminates

Magtrex 555 high-impedance laminates feature high permeability and permittivity.  Read More...

Park Electrochemical Releases Meteorwave 8000 RF Material

Park Electrochemical Releases Meteorwave 8000 RF Material

Meteorwave 8000 is high-speed, low-loss digital and RF electronics material. Is designed for high-layer-count PCBs.  Read More...

Siemens Introduces Solid Edge 2019 Software

Siemens Introduces Solid Edge 2019 Software

Solid Edge 2019 software has new wiring harness and printed circuit board design (http://www.PCBwest.com) tools based on Mentor software.  Read More...

Picotest Releases PerfectPulse Impedance Test Signal Generator

Picotest Releases PerfectPulse Impedance Test Signal Generator

PerfectPulse pocket-sized, fast-edge signal generator and TDR provides square 32ps edge pulse.  Read More...

AVX Launches TWA-X Series Capacitors

AVX Launches TWA-X Series Capacitors

TWA-X series high-temperature wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors are designed for use at 230°C.  Read More...

Panasonic Develops R-1785 CEM-3 PCB Laminate

Panasonic Develops R-1785 CEM-3 PCB Laminate

R-1785 glass composite printed circuit board material (CEM-3 grade) improves mounting reliability of PCB parts, contributing to stability of automotive and indu...  Read More...

Panasonic Develops R-G545 Series Low-Loss Laminate

Panasonic Develops R-G545 Series Low-Loss Laminate

R-G545L/R-G545E, Prepreg R-G540L/R-G540E circuit board material is suitable for semiconductor packages and modules.  Read More...

Amphenol RF Releases HD-EFI Board-to-Board Connector

Amphenol RF Releases HD-EFI Board-to-Board Connector

HD-EFI product series has 50Ω micro-miniature interface, said to be ideal for blind-mate situations and mating multiple RF lines between printed circuit boards....  Read More...

Taconic Shows FastRise EZpure Low-Temp Curing Adhesive

Taconic Shows FastRise EZpure Low-Temp Curing Adhesive

fastRise EZpure low-temperature curing adhesive is for rigid and flex PWBs.  Read More...

Fujiploy Debuts Sarcon 30XR-m TIM

Fujiploy Debuts Sarcon 30XR-m TIM

Sarcon 30XR-m is a high-performance thermal interface material that exhibits low thermal resistance.  Read More...

Taiyo Releases A307DC Visual Inspection System

Taiyo Releases A307DC Visual Inspection System

A307DC visual inspection system offers fully automated defect detection.  Read More...

FKN Systek Rolls Out K4000 M24 Metal Core Depanelizer

FKN Systek Rolls Out K4000 M24 Metal Core Depanelizer

K4000 M24 double circular blade depanelizer singulates pre-scored metal core panels.  Read More...

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