NEWS

Sanmina Reports Flat Revenue in March Quarter

Sanmina Reports Flat Revenue in March Quarter

23 April 2018

San Jose — Sanmina today reported second fiscal quarter revenue of $1.68 billion, flat with a year ago and down 3% sequentially.  Read More...

Cadence Reports Flat Sales at PCB Unit in Q1

Cadence Reports Flat Sales at PCB Unit in Q1

23 April 2018

SAN JOSE — Cadence Design today reported revenue at its System Interconnect and Analysis group was 9% of its overall first quarter sales, or about $46.5 million...  Read More...

Iteq Posts Q1 Sales Up 11%

Iteq Posts Q1 Sales Up 11%

19 April 2018

HSINCHU CITY, TAIWAN – Iteq reported first quarter sales grew 11.2% year-over-year to nearly $2 billion, as a result of rising copper foil prices and increased ...  Read More...

Taiflex Scientific Reports Lowest Net Income in 25 Qs

Taiflex Scientific Reports Lowest Net Income in 25 Qs

19 April 2018

KAOHSIUNG CITY, TAIWAN – Taiflex Scientific reported first quarter net income down 2.4% year-over-year and 40% sequentially to $3.3 million, the lowest level in...  Read More...

Leader-Tech to Spend $16M on Expansion, Research

Leader-Tech to Spend $16M on Expansion, Research

19 April 2018

SHENZHEN, CHINA – Flex PCB manufacturer Leader-Tech Electronics plans to raise up to $16.2 million in new funding through the issuance of new shares, according ...  Read More...

German Region PCB Orders Seeing Signs of Slipping

German Region PCB Orders Seeing Signs of Slipping

19 April 2018

FRANKFURT -- Germany region PCB manufacturers saw sales rise 6.2% year-over-year in February, continuing a steady expansion run.  Read More...

TTM Technologies Completes Acquisition of Anaren

TTM Technologies Completes Acquisition of Anaren

18 April 2018

COSTA MESA, CA – TTM Technologies has completed its acquisition of Anaren for $775 million in cash consideration. The companies had combined total revenue of $2...  Read More...

Hitachi Chemical Building New PCB Laminates Factory in Taiwan

Hitachi Chemical Building New PCB Laminates Factory in Taiwan

17 April 2018

TAINAN CITY, TAIWAN -- Hitachi Chemical will invest 7.5 billion yen ($70 million) to construct a new laminate materials factory here, the company announced.  Read More...

ESD Alliance Signs MoU to Join SEMI as Strategic Association Partner

ESD Alliance Signs MoU to Join SEMI as Strategic Association Partner

17 April 2018

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- The Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance) today announced it entered into a memorandum of understanding to become a SEMI Strategi...  Read More...

Global Microelectronics Market Up 21% in 2017

Global Microelectronics Market Up 21% in 2017

16 April 2018

FRANKFURT – In 2017, the global microelectronics market grew 21% to $412 billion, the largest growth since the turn of the millennium, according to ZVEI.  Read More...

Gartner: Q1 Worldwide PC Shipments Down 1.4%

Gartner: Q1 Worldwide PC Shipments Down 1.4%

13 April 2018

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide PC shipments totaled 61.7 million units in the first quarter, a 1.4% decline year-over-year, according to Gartner. The PC market experi...  Read More...

FTG Reports Q1 Sales Up 1%, PCB Sales Down

FTG Reports Q1 Sales Up 1%, PCB Sales Down

13 April 2018

TORONTO – Firan Technology Group reported first quarter 2018 sales of $27.5 million, up 1.1% year-over-year.  Read More...

Taiwanese Fab Sales Rebounded in March

Taiwanese Fab Sales Rebounded in March

13 April 2018

TAIPEI -- Taiwanese PCB fabricators reported revenues rose sequentially in March, but were well off their 12-months peak.  Read More...

Q1 Global PC Shipments Flat

Q1 Global PC Shipments Flat

12 April 2018

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, and workstation) in the first quarter totaled 60.4 million units, flat year-over-yea...  Read More...

UP Media Group Announces Conference Speakers for PCB West 2018

UP Media Group Announces Conference Speakers for PCB West 2018

10 April 2018

ATLANTA, GA – More than half the presentations at this year’s PCB West (http://pcbwest.com/) conference will be two hours or more in duration, UP Media Group In...  Read More...

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FEATURES

The Last Printed Circuit Plant in the US Closes Its Doors

The Last Printed Circuit Plant in the US Closes Its Doors

Sanmina announced it will close its printed circuit board operations in Owego, New York.  Read More...

For a Calculator, What Does ‘Accuracy’ Really Mean?

For a Calculator, What Does ‘Accuracy’ Really Mean?

Many of the values we want to estimate are unknowable because the parameters themselves are unknown.  Read More...

Designing Printed Circuit Boards for the Internet of Things

Designing Printed Circuit Boards for the Internet of Things

IoT designs operate in multiple modes, and often must fit predetermined form factors.  Read More...

The Profile of an EMS Facility is an Elusive Study

The Profile of an EMS Facility is an Elusive Study

Properly evaluating an EMS means going beyond the published stats.  Read More...

Consumer Electronics in the Bathroom

Consumer Electronics in the Bathroom

Advancements in electronics now extend to the bathroom; in particular, the toilet.  Read More...

Apple iMac Pro Teardown

Apple iMac Pro Teardown

The workstation class all-in-one machine has some serious horsepower.  Read More...

The Next PC Evolution Will Bring a Richer User Experience

The Next PC Evolution Will Bring a Richer User Experience

Expect ultra-thin/coreless package substrate technologies, thinner dies – and new assembly techniques.  Read More...

Why IPC-2581 is the CAD Data Exchange Format of Today – and Tomorrow

Why IPC-2581 is the CAD Data Exchange Format of Today – and Tomorrow

The evolution from Gerber to Industry 4.0 is well on its way.  Read More...

Are Transmission Line Signals in Printed Circuit Boards Different from Conductor Signals?

Are Transmission Line Signals in Printed Circuit Boards Different from Conductor Signals?

By controlling the geometry, we can control reflections. But the rules of conduction are the same.  Read More...

The Layout of Fast Logic on Printed Circuit Boards

The Layout of Fast Logic on Printed Circuit Boards

In PCB transmission lines, a correct design can render leakage negligible.  Read More...

Nano Tech 2018 and Printable Electronics

Nano Tech 2018 and Printable Electronics

Nano-tech 2018 was held at Tokyo Big Sight Feb. 14-16.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Konekt Releases Electra v7.20 Autorouter Software

Konekt Releases Electra v7.20 Autorouter Software

Electra v. 7.20 shape-based autorouter has improved completion rate and quality for high-density designs.  Read More...

AVX Releases 9176-800 Series Connectors

AVX Releases 9176-800 Series Connectors

9176-800 series low-profile insulation displacement connectors reduce Z-axis height of 9176-400 series 1mm; reduce volume of standard 00-9176 series IDCs more t...  Read More...

Fujiploy Debuts Carbon Zebra Connector

Fujiploy Debuts Carbon Zebra Connector

Carbon Zebra connector makes electrical contact using 140 conductive pads per in. when placed between PCB and LCD display.  Read More...

Integra Devices Introduces Amalga Waveguide Manufacturing Process

Integra Devices Introduces Amalga Waveguide Manufacturing Process

Amalga enables fabrication of hollow, metal waveguide and coaxial structures inside and on top of electronic substrates.  Read More...

Rogers Rolls Out IM Series High-Frequency Laminates

Rogers Rolls Out IM Series High-Frequency Laminates

IM series high-frequency laminates are passive intermodulation (PIM) performing version of AD300D, AD255C, and DiClad 880 antenna grade laminates.  Read More...

Rogers Introduces AD300D RF Laminates

Rogers Introduces AD300D RF Laminates

AD300D 4th gen. commercial microwave and RF laminate material extends capabilities of AD300 product.  Read More...

Stackpole Electronics Offers BR Series Current Sense Resistors

Stackpole Electronics Offers BR Series Current Sense Resistors

BR series raised element through-hole current sense resisters have 1W, 3W, and 5W power ratings.  Read More...

Rogers Releases CU4000 LoPro Foils

Rogers Releases CU4000 LoPro Foils

CU4000 and CU4000 LoPro foils are sheeted foil options for designers looking for foil lamination builds.  Read More...

Rogers Debuts RO4450T Bonding Materials

Rogers Debuts RO4450T Bonding Materials

RO4450T bonding materials are 3.2-3.3Dk, low loss, spread-glass reinforced, and ceramic-filled.  Read More...

Rogers Introduces RO4835T Laminates

Rogers Introduces RO4835T Laminates

RO4835T laminates are offered in 2.5 mil, 3 mil and 4 mil core thicknesses, are 3.3 Dk, low loss, spread-glass reinforced, ceramic-filled thermoset materials.  Read More...

DfR Solutions Rolls Out Sherlock Automated Design Analysis Software v. 5.4

DfR Solutions Rolls Out Sherlock Automated Design Analysis Software v. 5.4

Sherlock automated design analysis software v. 5.4 includes temperature-based FEA, materials library expansion, component failure modes, and a Sqlite parts libr...  Read More...

Rogers Unveils Arlon raPld Substrates

Rogers Unveils Arlon raPld Substrates

Arlon raPId polyimide substrates are for streamlining manufacturing and improving performance of flexible heater applications.  Read More...

Optimal Engineering Rolls Out XYR-03-01 Alignment Stage

Optimal Engineering Rolls Out XYR-03-01 Alignment Stage

XYR-03-01 alignment stage is a high-resolution, high-repeatability x-y-theta stage for wafer alignment, semiconductor handling, laser cutting and drilling.  Read More...

Remtec Offers HDTF Substrates

Remtec Offers HDTF Substrates

HDTF substrates can incorporate conductor multilayers.  Read More...

Remtec Rolls Out Etchable Gold Thick Film Process

Remtec Rolls Out Etchable Gold Thick Film Process

Etchable gold thick film process for high-definition thick film circuitry is an alternative to thin films.  Read More...

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