NEWS

Electronic Components Sales Sentiment Sustains Momentum into January

Electronic Components Sales Sentiment Sustains Momentum into January

07 February 2023

ATLANTA – The electronic components sales sentiment increased climbed to 82.2 points for the first month of the new year, according to the Electronic Components...  Read More...

MKS Instruments Investigating Ransomware Attack

MKS Instruments Investigating Ransomware Attack

07 February 2023

ANDOVER, MA – Semiconductor equipment maker MKS Instruments Inc has announced that it is investigating a ransomware attack that occurred last week and affected ...  Read More...

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 3.2% in 2022 Despite Second-Half Slowdown

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 3.2% in 2022 Despite Second-Half Slowdown

06 February 2023

WASHINGTON – Global semiconductor industry sales totaled $573.5 billion in 2022, the highest-ever annual total and an increase of 3.2% compared to the 2021 tota...  Read More...

IDC: Worldwide Shipments of Tablets and Chromebooks Declined Sharply in 2022

IDC: Worldwide Shipments of Tablets and Chromebooks Declined Sharply in 2022

03 February 2023

NEEDHAM, MA – Worldwide tablet shipments posted flat growth of 0.3% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2022, totaling 45.7 million units, according to prel...  Read More...

Electronics Industry Continues to Show Resiliency Despite Rising Labor, Material Costs, IPC Says

Electronics Industry Continues to Show Resiliency Despite Rising Labor, Material Costs, IPC Says

02 February 2023

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Some 75% of electronics manufacturers are experiencing rising material costs, while 74% indicate that labor costs are on the rise, according t...  Read More...

Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Device Shipments to Decline 4% in 2023

Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Device Shipments to Decline 4% in 2023

01 February 2023

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide shipments of total devices (PCs, tablets and mobile phones) are projected to decline 4.4% in 2023, to total 1.7 billion units, accordin...  Read More...

National Instruments Announces Record Revenue

National Instruments Announces Record Revenue

31 January 2023

AUSTIN, TX – National Instruments Corporation reported fourth quarter revenue of $448 million, up 7% year over year and an all-time quarterly record.  Read More...

Sanmina Reports $2.36B in Quarterly Revenue

Sanmina Reports $2.36B in Quarterly Revenue

30 January 2023

SAN JOSE, CA – Sanmina announced revenues of $2.36 billion for its first fiscal quarter.  Read More...

Nano Dimension Reports $12.1 Million in Fourth Quarter Revenue

Nano Dimension Reports $12.1 Million in Fourth Quarter Revenue

27 January 2023

WALTHAM, MA – Nano Dimension has announced preliminary revenues of $12.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2022, 61% higher than the fourth quarter of 2021 and ...  Read More...

Smartphone Shipments Decrease 18.3% in Fourth Quarter

Smartphone Shipments Decrease 18.3% in Fourth Quarter

27 January 2023

NEEDHAM, MA — Worldwide smartphone shipments declined 18.3% year over year to 300.3 million units in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to preliminary data f...  Read More...

North American PCB Bookings Rose 8% in December

North American PCB Bookings Rose 8% in December

27 January 2023

BANNOCKBURN, IL — December shipments by North American printed circuit board fabricators fell 1.7% from a year ago and 5.1% sequentially.  Read More...

EMS Bookings Fell in December, IPC Says

EMS Bookings Fell in December, IPC Says

27 January 2023

BANNOCKBURN, IL — North American electronics manufacturing services (EMS) bookings in December decreased 22.7% year-over-year and decreased 2.9 percent from the...  Read More...

Avishtech Introduces Gauss SI and SI Pro for Stackup Design

Avishtech Introduces Gauss SI and SI Pro for Stackup Design

25 January 2023

SAN JOSE, CA — Avishtech has announced the launch of two new low-cost toolsets, Gauss SI and SI PRO, that are designed to provide a clear and easy-to-use pathwa...  Read More...

Altair and TU Delft Sign Campuswide License Agreement

Altair and TU Delft Sign Campuswide License Agreement

24 January 2023

TROY, MI – Altair has signed a multiyear campuswide license agreement with TU Delft, the Netherlands’ oldest and largest public technical university which is ra...  Read More...

Toppan Launches Sales of Eco-friendly NFC Tag Label

Toppan Launches Sales of Eco-friendly NFC Tag Label

23 January 2023

TOKYO – Toppan has developed an eco-friendly near-field communication (NFC) tag label that uses paper material as the substrate for the antenna instead of conve...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Statistical Process Control Charts: Sampling Frequency, Subgroups and Plans

Statistical Process Control Charts: Sampling Frequency, Subgroups and Plans

Taking the confusion out of determining appropriate data collection parameters. In 1924, Dr. Walter Shewhart was working at Bell Telephone Laboratories. On May...  Read More...

Protecting Connectors on Zero Edge Clearance Boards

Protecting Connectors on Zero Edge Clearance Boards

Not leaving enough clearance is a design oversight that can have costly consequences. As PCB designers, fabricators and assemblers, we wear a lot of hats at Ru...  Read More...

Practices for Sustainability in PCB Metallization

Practices for Sustainability in PCB Metallization

A comparison of energy, water and chemical use for two common processes. “We will make decisions based on sustainability, Lenora.” I heard the words clearly. I...  Read More...

DfM: The Devil is in the PCB Design Details

DfM: The Devil is in the PCB Design Details

A design can look good on paper, but has it been vetted for manufacturing? Printed circuit board assembly: What comes to mind when you hear, read, or think tha...  Read More...

Basics of Polymers for Thermal Management of Electronic Devices

Basics of Polymers for Thermal Management of Electronic Devices

Thermal interface materials provide much-needed heat relief for electronic assemblies. Overheating is the number one cause of electronic component failure and ...  Read More...

Updating an Existing Printed Circuit Board Design

Updating an Existing Printed Circuit Board Design

A basic process for revising a client-supplied CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-research/cad-cam-pcb-software) database. Not all designs start from sc...  Read More...

Practical Statistical Tools for Process Engineers

Practical Statistical Tools for Process Engineers

A review of five useful tools and the basis for using each. What is the prominent skill process engineers are on the payroll for? It’s their problem-solving sk...  Read More...

Designing an LVD/IR Printed Circuit Board

Designing an LVD/IR Printed Circuit Board

Will a “universal” footprint work for various-sized passives? This details the design of an LED constant-current driver PCB. I am trying to make this design as...  Read More...

Why I4.0 and Reshoring Go Hand in Hand

Why I4.0 and Reshoring Go Hand in Hand

The path to digitize a factory is both closer and cheaper than most engineers realize. Reshoring has been a buzzword for a few years now. But when supply chain...  Read More...

NTI 100: The Unsinkable, Unstoppable PCB Market

NTI 100: The Unsinkable, Unstoppable PCB Market

Political and supply-chain issues could not slow printed circuit growth in 2021. The author attended his first IPC meeting in 1966. At that time, the consen...  Read More...

Making Technology-Specific Design Charts

Making Technology-Specific Design Charts

IPC-2152 is an important baseline for determining current carrying capacity, but further work must be done for individual applications. In response to recent c...  Read More...

Minimizing the Effects of Vias on Very High-Speed Digital Signals

Minimizing the Effects of Vias on Very High-Speed Digital Signals

Unwanted capacitance hanging off signal traces can cause unwanted resonances and excessive attenuation. Data rates for very high-speed data links keep climbing...  Read More...

Can PCB Fabrication Processes Keep Up with Design Demands?

Can PCB Fabrication Processes Keep Up with Design Demands?

New hole formation technologies and low-cost low-loss materials are needed. Ed.: This is the fourth of an occasional series by the authors of the 2019 iNEMI Ro...  Read More...

Limiting Radiation from Logic Circuit Boards

Limiting Radiation from Logic Circuit Boards

Once energy leaves a controlled path, the chances are it will cause interference and radiate from board edges.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Vishay Releases Automotive Grade vPolyTan Capacitors

Vishay Releases Automotive Grade vPolyTan Capacitors

Vishay Intertechnology's T51 automotive grade series of vPolyTan surface-mount polymer tantalum molded chip capacitors are designed to deliver improved performa...  Read More...

Amphenol Ardent Concepts Rolls Out TR90 Multicoax Connector

Amphenol Ardent Concepts Rolls Out TR90 Multicoax Connector

Amphenol Ardent Concepts' TR90 multicoax connector is designed to transfer high-speed signals up to 90 GHz and is designed for use in 112G/224G, 5G/6G, and auto...  Read More...

Avishtech Releases Gauss SI and SI Pro

Avishtech Releases Gauss SI and SI Pro

Avishtech's Gauss SI and SI PRO are toolsets that provide a clear and easy-to-use pathway to rapidly construct PCB stackups and simulate for impedance and loss ...  Read More...

Keysight Launches EP-Scan Simulation Software

Keysight Launches EP-Scan Simulation Software

Keysight Technologies' Electrical Performance Scan (EP-Scan) is a high-speed digital simulation tool that supports rapid signal integrity (SI) analysis for hard...  Read More...

Passive Plus Rolls Out 1111C/P Capacitors

Passive Plus Rolls Out 1111C/P Capacitors

Passive Plus’s Traditional High-Q Low ESR 1111 (0.110” x 0.110”) multi-layer ceramic capacitors are meant for use in UHF/microwave RF power amplifiers, mixers, ...  Read More...

Altium Releases Designer 23.1

Altium Releases Designer 23.1

Altium Designer 23.1 offers newly improved features spanning PCB design, product design and data management, enabling the creation of more detailed harness layo...  Read More...

Ventec Releases VT-4BC Laminate

Ventec Releases VT-4BC Laminate

Ventec's VT-4BC is a metal base laminate designed for use in applications requiring excellent performance in thermal management, including super bright lighting...  Read More...

Stackpole Rolls Out CSRF2010 Resistor

Stackpole Rolls Out CSRF2010 Resistor

Stackpole's CSRF2010 offers a 1W power rating and resistance values down to 2milliohm in 200ppm TCR or better.  Read More...

Ventec Launches New Range of PCB Laminate and Prepregs

Ventec Launches New Range of PCB Laminate and Prepregs

Ventec's tec-speed 30.0 - VT-6735 features thermal conductivity of 1.15 W/mK, providing excellent thermal performance in applications operating at elevated temp...  Read More...

Kyocera AVX Releases ASPGuard Series MLVs

Kyocera AVX Releases ASPGuard Series MLVs

Kyocera AVX's ASPGuard Series MLVs meet IEEE 100BASE-T1 and 1000BASE-T1 testing requirements, and have small, ultralow-profile, surface-mount packages optimized...  Read More...

SMAC Launches LDR16-035 Actuator

SMAC Launches LDR16-035 Actuator

SMAC Moving Coil Actuators' LDR16-035 electric linear rotary actuator features 35mm stroke and HT12 motor for precision control needed for pick-and-place machin...  Read More...

Altair Releases Simulation 2022.2 Software Update

Altair Releases Simulation 2022.2 Software Update

Altair's latest updates to its simulation portfolio, Simulation 2022.2, offer an enhanced Altair One experience by providing users with access to solutions, app...  Read More...

Amphenol RF Expands AUTOMATE Type A Mini-FAKRA Portfolio

Amphenol RF Expands AUTOMATE Type A Mini-FAKRA Portfolio

Amphenol RF's multiport AUTOMATE Type A Mini-FAKRA series now includes single and dual-port right-angle connectors, along with straight and right-angle configur...  Read More...

Peters Releases Elpemer Solder Resist SD 2463 FLEX-HF

Peters Releases Elpemer Solder Resist SD 2463 FLEX-HF

Peters' Elpemer solder resist SD 2463 FLEX-HF features state-of-the-art physical and mechanical properties, including ink that is flexible under bending stress ...  Read More...

Stackpole Releases RNCF Thin Film Resistors

Stackpole Releases RNCF Thin Film Resistors

Stackpole Electronics' RNCF series of precision thin film resistors is designed for markets such as medical instrumentation and control, industrial and automoti...  Read More...

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