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

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

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

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

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IMDS is more intensive, but mandatory for the auto supply chain.

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Nintendo released its Pokémon Go app in July, and Apple says it was the most downloaded app in a first week ever. More than 25 million people download and play the game every day; most of them are under the age of 25. They spend hours staring into their smartphones while roaming the streets looking to capture Pokémon. The game promises to get people off the couch and get them outside. The game is very addicting, and some play for hours at a time. Unfortunately, there have been a few incidents where injuries occurred because players are not paying attention where they are walking. The app is now available in more than 36 countries. The Pokemon Co. is a Japanese company owned by Nintendo, but the app was not available in Japan until last week. Developers of the game had to stagger its release in an attempt to minimize the load on its servers. The Japanese government issued a warning to players. Their one-page flier warns players of potential danger they could encounter as they search for Pokemon.

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