NEWS

IDC Ups IoT Outlook

IDC Ups IoT Outlook

08 December 2017

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is forecast to reach $772.5 billion in 2018, an increase of 14.6% over 2017.  Read More...

Sanmina Sheds Staff in Owego, NY

Sanmina Sheds Staff in Owego, NY

07 December 2017

OWEGO, NY – Sanmina dismissed an undisclosed number of temporary workers at its plant here, with 161 permanent staff expected to be let go Mar. 7, according to ...  Read More...

HKPCA Show Opens in Shenzhen

HKPCA Show Opens in Shenzhen

07 December 2017

HONG KONG -- The 2017 International Printed Circuit Apex South China Fair opened this week in Shenzhen The event, which runs Dec. 6-8, is one of the largest P...  Read More...

Nano Dimension Opens 2d Customer Center in CA

Nano Dimension Opens 2d Customer Center in CA

06 December 2017

NESS ZIONA, ISRAEL – 3D printed electronics OEM Nano Dimension today announced that it teamed with XponentialWorks to open a Customer Experience Center in the L...  Read More...

Ucamco Upgrades Gerber Format Specification Manual

Ucamco Upgrades Gerber Format Specification Manual

06 December 2017

GENT, BELGIUM -- Ucamco today announced the release of version 2017.11 of the Gerber Format Specification.  Read More...

Plexus Expands Romanian Design Center

Plexus Expands Romanian Design Center

05 December 2017

NEENAH, WI – Plexus is expanding its Oradea Design Center in Romania to accommodate continued growth in demand for its design and engineering services from cust...  Read More...

Global Semi Sales Reach Record High, Up 22% in October

Global Semi Sales Reach Record High, Up 22% in October

05 December 2017

WASHINGTON – Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $37.1 billion for the month of October, up 21.9% year-over-year and 3.2% sequentially, says the Semicondu...  Read More...

IPC Signals Approval of US Tax Bill

IPC Signals Approval of US Tax Bill

07 December 2017

BANNOCKBURN, IL — IPC today expressed optimism over the prospects for US tax reform following the Senate’s approval of a sweeping bill over the weekend.  Read More...

TTM to Buy Anaren in $775M Deal

TTM to Buy Anaren in $775M Deal

03 December 2017

COSTA MESA, CA -- TTM Technologies has agreed to acquire RF component supplier Anaren for approximately $775 million in cash.  Read More...

IPC: PCB Sales Awakening from Slump

IPC: PCB Sales Awakening from Slump

30 November 2017

BANNOCKBURN, IL — October North American PCB orders increased 13.9% year-over-year, while year-to-date order growth grew 4.9%. Orders were up 0.5% sequentially,...  Read More...

Q3 Worldwide Wearables Market Grows 7.3%

Q3 Worldwide Wearables Market Grows 7.3%

30 November 2017

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Global wearables shipments in the third quarter reached 26.3 million units, up 7.3% year-over-year, according to the International Data Corp. ...  Read More...

Global Evaluation Board Market to Grow at CAGR of 6.6% through 2021

Global Evaluation Board Market to Grow at CAGR of 6.6% through 2021

29 November 2017

LONDON – The global evaluation board market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.58% during the forecast period 2017 to 2021, says Technavio.  Read More...

IDC Lowers Smartphone Forecast through 2021

IDC Lowers Smartphone Forecast through 2021

29 November 2017

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Smartphone shipments will grow 13% to 1.7 billion units in 2021 from 1.5 billion units in 2017, according to International Data Corp.  Read More...

‘Hearable’ Devices to Exceed 285M Globally by 2022

‘Hearable’ Devices to Exceed 285M Globally by 2022

29 November 2017

HAMPSHIRE, UK – More than 285 million ear-based wearables, or “hearables,” will be used in 2022, a nearly sevenfold increase over the 43 million expected to be ...  Read More...

Flex Circuits Forecast Showing Serious Muscle

Flex Circuits Forecast Showing Serious Muscle

28 November 2017

DEHRADUN, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA -- Sales of flex circuits are expected to increase to $27.6 billion in 2023 from $13.5 billion in 2016, a CAGR of 10.7%.  Read More...

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FEATURES

TV Sales on Cyber Monday

TV Sales on Cyber Monday

Did you score on Black Friday or Cyber Monday?  Read More...

Advantages of Organic Polymers vs. ITO in Capacitive Touch Keys

Advantages of Organic Polymers vs. ITO in Capacitive Touch Keys

PEDOT is gaining traction as a replacement for ITO-based designs.  Read More...

Design for Excellence: Inductor Form, Fit, Function Equivalence and New Design Rules

Design for Excellence: Inductor Form, Fit, Function Equivalence and New Design Rules

Evaluation of component physical form and fit equivalence of inductors and the implementation of new design review tools and rules.  Read More...

At Productronica, the Machines Did the Talking

At Productronica, the Machines Did the Talking

Two years ago, it was all about the machines. This time, it was about how those machines will communicate.  Read More...

25 Years of the Designers Council

25 Years of the Designers Council

The Designers Council has always been “for designers, by designers.”  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Ucamco Upgrades Reference Gerber Viewer

Ucamco Upgrades Reference Gerber Viewer

Online Reference Gerber Viewer version 1.5 now features multilayer support, allowing multiple files to be visualized simultaneously; improved security; support ...  Read More...

DIS Technology Debuts RFS-100 Pinless Laminator

DIS Technology Debuts RFS-100 Pinless Laminator

RFS-100 optical registration and bonding system performs pinless lamination of rigid and rigid-flex multilayers.  Read More...

Shirai Rolls Out Visper 8 HDI Inspection

Shirai Rolls Out Visper 8 HDI Inspection

Visper 8 inspects very thin PCBs (0.007–0.04”) such as flex circuits and HDI boards.  Read More...

Risho Introduces AD-7208 Al-Based CCL

Risho Introduces AD-7208 Al-Based CCL

AD-7208 aluminum-based copper-clad laminate PCB material has a special resin with a thermal conductivity of 8W/mK.  Read More...

Schmoll Rolls Out LaserMaster Microvia Drill

Schmoll Rolls Out LaserMaster Microvia Drill

LaserMaster platform has two tables for high throughput.  Read More...

Microcraft Shows E8M6151AL Electrical Tester

Microcraft Shows E8M6151AL Electrical Tester

E8M6151AL high-speed electrical tester has a max. test area of 24 x 20".  Read More...

Shirai Offers Visper 7 Series AOI

Shirai Offers Visper 7 Series AOI

Visper 7 series automatic inspection system combines simultaneous double-sided imaging and vertical transport.  Read More...

Risho Debuts High Tg RCF

Risho Debuts High Tg RCF

CD-7208 resin-coated copper foil offers a thermal conductivity of 8W/mK.  Read More...

Cadence Offers Allegro Pulse Team Collaboration Tool

Cadence Offers Allegro Pulse Team Collaboration Tool

Cadence Allegro Pulse connects management, engineering, procurement and other business stakeholders to up-to-date work-in-progress design data in a web-based pl...  Read More...

Cal Test Electronics Introduces CT4192 Differential Probe

Cal Test Electronics Introduces CT4192 Differential Probe

CT4192 differential probe has a high input impedance and low input capacitance.  Read More...

Nordson March Updates RollVia Plasma System for Roll-to-Roll Processing

Nordson March Updates RollVia Plasma System for Roll-to-Roll Processing

RollVia vacuum plasma system is completely self-contained.  Read More...

Hirose Offers FH53M series FPC Connector

Hirose Offers FH53M series FPC Connector

FH53M series FPC miniature, lightweight flexible printed circuit (FPC) connector is for portable electronic devices that require high-speed transmission.  Read More...

BotFactory Launches SV2 PCB Printer

BotFactory Launches SV2 PCB Printer

BotFactory SV2 PCB printer is a redesign of Squink.  Read More...

Ucamco Releases UcamX v2017.10 CAM Update

Ucamco Releases UcamX v2017.10 CAM Update

UcamX CAM software v. 2017.10 permits .N attributes not only on copper layers but also on plated drill layers.  Read More...

Samtec Introduces HSEC1 Edge Card Socket

Samtec Introduces HSEC1 Edge Card Socket

HSEC1 series 1.00mm-pitch edge card socket is optimized for performance of 28Gbps.  Read More...

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