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How is PCB Industry Responding to Covid-19? April 3 Update

How is PCB Industry Responding to Covid-19? April 3 Update

17 March 2020

BOSTON -- The following is a list of updates from companies' responses to the coronavirus (Covid-19).  Read More...

NI Reports Preliminary Q1 Revenue Nearly Flat at $309M

NI Reports Preliminary Q1 Revenue Nearly Flat at $309M

02 April 2020

AUSTIN, TX – National Instruments reported preliminary first quarter revenue of $309 million, down less than 1% year-over-year. Organic revenue growth was up ap...  Read More...

Q4 Cloud IT Infrastructure Spending Grew 12%

Q4 Cloud IT Infrastructure Spending Grew 12%

02 April 2020

FRAMINGHAM, IDC – Total end-user spending on IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud environments, including publ...  Read More...

Global IT Spending to Decline 2.7% in 2020

Global IT Spending to Decline 2.7% in 2020

02 April 2020

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide IT spending is now expected to decline 2.7% in constant currency terms this year as Covid-19 impacts the global economy and forces ma...  Read More...

Trackwise Closes Acquisition of Stevenage Circuits

Trackwise Closes Acquisition of Stevenage Circuits

02 April 2020

TEWKESBURY, UK – Trackwise Designs has finalized its previously announced acquisition of fellow PCB fabricator Stevenage Circuits.  Read More...

Top 50 EMS Company Revenues Up Over 6% in 2019

Top 50 EMS Company Revenues Up Over 6% in 2019

01 April 2020

NEVADA CITY, CA – In 2019, the top 50 global electronics manufacturers had $351 billion in revenue combined, an increase of $21 billion from 2018, according to ...  Read More...

Global Copper Production Downgraded to 2% Growth in 2020

Global Copper Production Downgraded to 2% Growth in 2020

01 April 2020

LONDON – Global copper production in 2020 is expected to be impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak, according to GlobalData. After declining 1.9% in 2019 to 20.6 mil...  Read More...

Keysight Launches Innovate Anywhere Program

Keysight Launches Innovate Anywhere Program

31 March 2020

SANTA ROSA, CA – Keysight Technologies launched the Innovate Anywhere program in response to Covid-19, spanning three areas: 90-day software trials, remote lear...  Read More...

Global Semi Materials Market Revenues Down 1% in 2019

Global Semi Materials Market Revenues Down 1% in 2019

31 March 2020

MILPITAS, CA — Global semiconductor materials market revenues decreased 1.1% in 2019, according to SEMI.  Read More...

Global Semi Industry Calls on Nations to Prioritize Semi Supply Chain Ops During Covid-19

Global Semi Industry Calls on Nations to Prioritize Semi Supply Chain Ops During Covid-19

27 March 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, 10 industry associations, representing hundreds of semiconductor and semiconductor supply chain companies, issued a statement calling on nat...  Read More...

Cirexx Ordered to Remain Open During Covid-19 Crisis

Cirexx Ordered to Remain Open During Covid-19 Crisis

27 March 2020

SANTA CLARA, CA – Cirexx International will remain open and operational during the Covid-19 crisis at the behest of several defense contractors and the US Depar...  Read More...

Global Server Market Revenue Up 5% in Q4

Global Server Market Revenue Up 5% in Q4

27 March 2020

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide server market fourth quarter revenue increased 5.1%, and shipments grew 11.7% year-over-year, according to Gartner. In 2019, worldwide ...  Read More...

US EPA Eases Up on TSCA Fees

US EPA Eases Up on TSCA Fees

27 March 2020

BANNOCKBURN, IL – The US EPA said it is exploring exemptions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Fees Rule, says IPC.  Read More...

Feb. N. American PCB Orders Up 14%

Feb. N. American PCB Orders Up 14%

26 March 2020

BANNOCKBURN, IL — Total North American PCB orders in February increased 14.2% year-over-year and 21.8% sequentially, according to IPC.  Read More...

New ECIA Survey Finds Semi Cos. Still Grappling with Covid-19 Response

New ECIA Survey Finds Semi Cos. Still Grappling with Covid-19 Response

26 March 2020

ATLANTA – A new survey points to the need for continued research as companies continue to improve their understanding of the impact of the coronavirus on supply...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Multi-Board Design for Applications with Different Voltages

Multi-Board Design for Applications with Different Voltages

The benefits of developing all boards of a system concurrently on a single CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-research/cad-cam-pcb-software) canvas.  Read More...

Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus has spread to over 200 countries and claimed more than 30,000 lives.  Read More...

BGA Pitch Impacts on Bare Board Fabrication

BGA Pitch Impacts on Bare Board Fabrication

A look at how array technology influences processes from board routing to drill to test. “Miniaturization has made it possible for electronics to penetrate soc...  Read More...

Printed Circuit Industry in 2019

Printed Circuit Industry in 2019

The year is flying by. The first quarter is close to completion, and 2019 is a distant memory.  Read More...

Designing for Higher Power in Smaller Form Factors

Designing for Higher Power in Smaller Form Factors

The redesign of a power adapter, using thermal modeling software. Much has been written about the benefits of moving thermal design activity higher up the prod...  Read More...

Maxwell and Transmission Lines

Maxwell and Transmission Lines

The famous mathematician can guide our understanding of electrical signals.  Read More...

Is Electrical Current Particle Flow or Wave Phenomenon?

Is Electrical Current Particle Flow or Wave Phenomenon?

Some engineers claim electrical current is not the flow of electrons. They are wrong.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Zymergen Launches Hyaline Film

Zymergen Launches Hyaline Film

Hyaline bio-manufactured film for electronics applications can be used in flexible circuits, display touch sensors and printable electronics. Is completely tran...  Read More...

MacDermid Alpha Releases MacuSpec THF 100 Through-Hole Filling

MacDermid Alpha Releases MacuSpec THF 100 Through-Hole Filling

MacuSpec THF 100 single-step copper through-hole filling process enables improved thermal and structural designs for IC substrates.  Read More...

Applied Measurements Offers B24-SSB Bluetooth Strain Gauge Transmitter

Applied Measurements Offers B24-SSB Bluetooth Strain Gauge Transmitter

B24-SSB Bluetooth strain transmitter provides instant wireless Bluetooth signal from strain gauge sensor sent directly to mobile phone or tablet.  Read More...

Polar Upgrades Speedstack Online and On Premise Libraries

Polar Upgrades Speedstack Online and On Premise Libraries

Several materials have been added to the Speedstack online and On-premise libraries, including: ITEQ IT-968SETC core and IT-968SEBS prepreg materials; TUC TU-87...  Read More...

Keysight Adds 4 2-Channel Models of InfiniiVision 1000 X-Series Oscilloscopes

Keysight Adds 4 2-Channel Models of InfiniiVision 1000 X-Series Oscilloscopes

InfiniiVision 1000 X-Series oscilloscopes now have four 2-channel models of 50MHz to 200MHz bandwidth, including a standard decode function for five serial data...  Read More...

Keysight Technologies Updates PathWave ADS Simulation Tool

Keysight Technologies Updates PathWave ADS Simulation Tool

PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS) now enables designers to perform pre-compliance testing on virtual prototypes of switched-mode power supply designs.  Read More...

RBP Chemical Releases Onyx Direct Metallization System

RBP Chemical Releases Onyx Direct Metallization System

Onyx direct metallization system is for high-reliability and complex printed circuit boards.  Read More...

Schurter Launches UMT-W SMD Ceramic Fuse

Schurter Launches UMT-W SMD Ceramic Fuse

UMT-W pulse-proof SMD ceramic fuse has time-lag tripping characteristics.  Read More...

Rohm Debuts Solution Simulator for Power Device Verification

Rohm Debuts Solution Simulator for Power Device Verification

Rohm Solution Simulator web simulation tool simultaneously verifies power devices and ICs on 44 different solution circuits.  Read More...

Fujipoly Rolls Out Sarcon Thermal Interface Caps

Fujipoly Rolls Out Sarcon Thermal Interface Caps

Box-shaped Sarcon thermal interface caps are available in standard sizes to fit many transistors and can be custom-ordered to exact specifications.  Read More...

Hirose Offers TF13 Series Connector

Hirose Offers TF13 Series Connector

TF13 series back-flip FPC/FFC connector features 0.4mm pitch, 0.9mm height, and 3mm mounting depth.  Read More...

Keysight Debuts N9021B MXA X-Series Signal Analyzer

Keysight Debuts N9021B MXA X-Series Signal Analyzer

N9021B MXA X-Series signal analyzer offers an enhanced frequency sweep algorithm, accelerating test time improvements.  Read More...

Hirose Offers DM3NW MicroSD Connector

Hirose Offers DM3NW MicroSD Connector

DM3NW series MicroSD connector enables smaller consumer electronic designs by reducing volumetric space by up to 15%.  Read More...

XJTAG Releases XJTAG 3.10 Boundary Scan

XJTAG Releases XJTAG 3.10 Boundary Scan

XJTAG 3.10 boundary scan tool introduces automated method for dealing with design updates that occur on board being tested.  Read More...

Z-Zero Debuts Z-Planner Enterprise 2019.2 Stackup Planner

Z-Zero Debuts Z-Planner Enterprise 2019.2 Stackup Planner

Z-planner Enterprise 2019.2 is a field-solver-based stackup planning and material selection software optimized for front-to-back PCB design and signal-integrity...  Read More...

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