PCB,

  • Cedal Releases 211/B Single Drawer Bonder

    211/B single drawer bonder comes with optical registration system and induction welding. Eliminates post etching/punching/drilling layer. Bonds up to 8mm thick multilayers. Autoloads innerlayers. Handles panels 14" x 14" to 26.8" x 23", up to 0.315" thick. Dimensions: 78" x 56".

    Cedal Equipment, cequi.it

  • Cicor to Restructure PCB, EMS Operations in Switzerland

    ZURICH – Cicor will restructure its PCB and EMS operations and take about $5 million in one-time charges due to pending layoffs, the company said today.

  • Cirtech to Liquidate S. Africa PCB Assets

    CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA -- Cirtech Electronics is closing its printed circuit board fabrication site here and auctioning the assets. 

  • Cortec Releases EcoSonic ESD Paper

    EcoSonic ESD Paper is a static-dissipative, corrosion-inhibiting packaging paper for electrical and electronic items. Protects sensitive electronic metal items from static electricity buildup and corrosion. Eliminates static electricity buildup through use of an environmentally friendly coating made from soybean oil and coated on the surface of the paper. Is said to perform better on static half-life test (a test with an environment consisting of little or no humidity) than papers with conventional anti-stat coatings consisting of alkyl ammonium chlorides, typical ethoxylated amines, typical imidazolines, phosphated esters, and nonionic based antistat coatings. Is thermally stable at temperatures in excess of 392°F (200°C) and pH stable between 2 and 11 at temperatures in excess of 100°F (38°C) for several days. Conforms to MIL-PRF-81705D (Static Decay Rate and Surface Resistivity). Provides contact, vapor, and barrier phase corrosion inhibition for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Conforms to MIL-PRF-3420H (vapor inhibiting ability) and is said to be effective against aggressive environments including humidity, SO2, H2S, and galvanic corrosion from dissimilar metals. Is free of nitrites, phosphates, silicates, and other hazardous compounds and is nontoxic, biodegradable, and fully recyclable/repulpable. Made from neutral natural kraft paper without using chlorine or other bleaching. Can be used to protect any material capable of being damaged by electrostatic discharge including printed circuit boards (PCBs), components and integrated circuits. 

    Cortec, www.cortecvci.com/Publications/PDS/EcoSonic_ESD_Paper_Powered_by_NANO-VpCI.pdf

    Cortec EcoSonicweb

  • DownStream Updates BluePrint-PCB 5.1 Documentation Software

    BluePrint-PCB 5.1 has a new graphic user interface that aligns with Microsoft Ribbons user interface scheme. Ribbons interface flattens menu hierarchy to make access to common functions faster. Has a new “world view” to give users quick reference to current screen location. An optional pan-and-zoom function aligns viewing functions with most printed circuit board CAD tools; uses middle mouse button to zoom in and out of sheet-sized documents. Panning function quickly pans across drawing sheet while viewing or executing other drawing commands. User interface enhancements borrow design cues from SoloPCB design tools. Modifications were made to assembly panel functions. When panel design is executed, document view is replaced by a design view that allows color-coding of different panel objects. Assembly panel toolkit now features smart callouts that automatically detect pinning holes and board chamfer; automatically calculates number of instances these features are used in the design to minimize PCB fabrication errors. New online mill checking features have been added. DFMStream has been updated to include new analysis checks to verify anti-pads to adjacent layers to validate 100% ground plane reference and same net minimal spacing. Negative planes were expanded to include minimal width and gap between copper elements and anti-pads. Analysis functions have been upgraded to provide more options to manage the user workspace.

    DownStream Technologies, www.downstreamtech.com  

     

  • EDA Market Forecast to Grow Nearly 10% Per Year

    DUBLIN -- The global electronic design automation market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.93% from 2013 to 2018. 

  • Eltek Relocates US Fab Plant in Manchester

    PETACH-TIKVA, ISRAEL -- Rigid-flex printed circuit board maker Eltek has completed the relocation of its US-based subsidiary into a new facility. 

  • Eltek Swings to Q2 Net Profit

    PETACH-TIKVA, ISRAEL -- Eltek today reported second-quarter revenues slipped 13.3% to $10.4 million.

  • Eltek's Q3 Sales, Profits Down

    PETACH-TIKVA, ISRAEL -- Eltek's profits slid on an 8.6% drop in revenue for the quarter ended Sept. 30.

  • EMA Announces Intensive Design Training Workshops

    WESTFORD, MA -- EMA Design Automation next month will host a series of design tool training courses ranging from design packaging to printed circuit board design.

  • EMA Releases Ultra Librarian for OrCAD

    Ultra Librarian for OrCAD provides symbols, footprints, and 3D models for a library of more than 8 million parts.

  • Epec Now Offering PCB Layout and Design Services

    [July 21, 2017; New Bedford, MA] Epec Engineered Technologies, one of America’s oldest printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers located outside of Boston, MA, announced today their latest offering of PCB layout and design services to their customers.

  • ESI Releases Gemstone UV Laser Drill

    GemStone UV laser drill features proprietary laser technology. Part of 53XX series for via drilling in flexible circuits. Features high average power and high repetition rates, and novel laser optimization technology for efficient laser-material interaction. To reduce heat-affected zones, uses patented beam positioning technology for precise, fast movements in small features as well as for fast placement of pulses.

    ESI, www.esi.com

  • Eternal Signs Polyester Film Contract with Fuwei Films

    BEIJING – Under the terms of a 2017 contract, Eternal Electronic Material (Guangzhou) will purchase polyester film for PCBs from Fuwei Films.

  • Eurocircuits Debuts PCB Assembly Visualizer

    PCB Assembly Visualizer debugs PCBs and bill of materials.

  • FKN Systek Debuts N100 PCB Nibbler

    N100 PCB Nibbler is for singulating tab routed printed circuit boards. Tabs are cut by placing them under a blade and stepping on a foot pedal. 100 Psi factory air is needed. Excess material from the tab is stored inside a compartment of the tool and can be removed. Blades come in a variety of tab sizes and routing thicknesses. Standard blade thicknesses are 0.062", 0.093" and 0.120". Custom sizes can be requested. For low- to medium-volume production quantities.

    FKN Systek, www.fknsystek.com


  • Flex Time

    Nick Koop

    It’s true rigid boards are quicker to make – up to a point.

  • Flexium Sets Q4 Sales, Profit Marks

    TAIPEI -- For many PCB suppliers, Apple is the gift that keeps in giving.

  • FTG's PCB Business Leads Q3 Sales Jump

    TORONTO,-- Firan Technology Group reported third-quarter sales at its printed circuit board operations rose 21% from a year ago on strong demand from existing customers, particularly in commercial aircraft programs.

  • German PCB Orders Down, Shipments Up

    FRANKFURT -- Sales at German printed circuit board manufacturers grew 3.1% year-over-year in May, reports ZVEI PCB and Electronic Systems.