NEWS

May Global Semi Sales Up 18% YoY

May Global Semi Sales Up 18% YoY

06 July 2022

WASHINGTON – Global semiconductor industry sales were $51.8 billion in May, up 18% year-over-year and 1.8% sequentially, says the Semiconductor Industry Associa...  Read More...

Virtual Reality Shipments Show Real Promise in Q1

Virtual Reality Shipments Show Real Promise in Q1

01 July 2022

NEEDHAM, MA – Global shipments for virtual reality (VR) headsets jumped 242% during the first quarter compared to the same period last year, according to new da...  Read More...

Unimicron to Invest $20M in China

Unimicron to Invest $20M in China

30 June 2022

KUNSHAN, CHINA – Unimicron is planning a capital investment of $20 million in Mainland China for printed circuit board production.  Read More...

Eltek Resumes Deliveries to Customers After Fire

Eltek Resumes Deliveries to Customers After Fire

30 June 2022

PETACH-TIKVA, ISRAEL – Eltek has resumed making deliveries to its customers after a fire in one of the production rooms at its plant here.  Read More...

ECIA: Negative Growth Suggested by June N. America Electronic Component Sales Sentiment

ECIA: Negative Growth Suggested by June N. America Electronic Component Sales Sentiment

29 June 2022

ATLANTA – After a run of two years of overall positive sales sentiment and expectation for electronic components, the June 2022 Electronic Component Sales Trend...  Read More...

UIUC Researchers Create High-Yield Plastic Microprocessors that Cost Under a Penny Each

UIUC Researchers Create High-Yield Plastic Microprocessors that Cost Under a Penny Each

28 June 2022

CHAMPAIGN, IL – A team of researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, working with PragmatIC Semiconductor, developed the first commercially v...  Read More...

Trackwise Lowers 2022 Forecast Based on EV Demand

Trackwise Lowers 2022 Forecast Based on EV Demand

24 June 2022

TEWKESBURY, UK – Trackwise Designs reported revenue of £3.3 million (US$4 million) in the first five months of 2022. Revenue for full-year 2022 is expected to b...  Read More...

Calumet to Invest $6.5M in MI Plant

Calumet to Invest $6.5M in MI Plant

24 June 2022

KEWEENAW, MI – Calumet Electronics is investing $6.5 million at a newly built 35,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Northern Michigan, according to reports. ...  Read More...

May N. American PCB Orders Down 9%

May N. American PCB Orders Down 9%

23 June 2022

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Total North American PCB year-to-date orders in May were down 9.2% year-over-year and 10.3% sequentially, according to IPC.  Read More...

NCAB Group acquires Kestrel in the UK

NCAB Group acquires Kestrel in the UK

23 June 2022

SUNDBYBERG, SWEDEN -- NCAB today acquired 100% of the shares in Kestrel International Circuits from the Merlin PCB Group for SEK 103 million ($10.1 million).  Read More...

Vector Fabrication to Invest $60M in Vietnam PCB Plant

Vector Fabrication to Invest $60M in Vietnam PCB Plant

21 June 2022

DA NANG, VIETNAM – Vector Fabrication has received an investment license for a PCB and MEMS factory, with plans to invest $60 million, according to reports.  Read More...

AT&S Austria Increases Fiscal 2023 Guidance to €2.2B

AT&S Austria Increases Fiscal 2023 Guidance to €2.2B

20 June 2022

LEOBEN, AUSTRIA – AT S Austria Technologie Systemtechnik now anticipates revenue of roughly €2.2 billion in the fiscal year 2022/23, up from previous guidance...  Read More...

Nexar Launches Octopart CAD Model Marketplace

Nexar Launches Octopart CAD Model Marketplace

17 June 2022

SAN DIEGO – Nexar, a business unit of Altium, launched Octopart CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-research/cad-cam-pcb-software) Model Marketplace, a fr...  Read More...

PCD&F's Annual Designers' Salary Survey Open

PCD&F's Annual Designers' Salary Survey Open

17 June 2022

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN FAB is undertaking its annual salary survey of printed circuit board designers, design engineers and other layout ...  Read More...

Q1 Cross-Strait Taiwanese PCB Output Up 21%

Q1 Cross-Strait Taiwanese PCB Output Up 21%

15 June 2022

TAOYUAN CITY, TAIWAN – First quarter cross-strait Taiwanese PCB output totaled NT$209 billion (US$7.02 billion), up 20.6% year-over-year and a new quarterly hig...  Read More...

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FEATURES

A Royal Summit

A Royal Summit

Summit Interconnect’s chief executive explains the PCB fabricator’s latest buy. Summit Interconnect in May announced the acquisition of fellow printed circuit ...  Read More...

OSP Myths Dispelled

OSP Myths Dispelled

A new specification tackles the application and performance of organic solderability preservatives. After many years of starts, stops and debate, an industry c...  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...

SMT 4.0 and CTF

SMT 4.0 and CTF

AI Industry 4.0-aided manufacturing should incorporate CTF quality methodology.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Keysight Releases PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS) 2023 RF/Microwave Software

Keysight Releases PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS) 2023 RF/Microwave Software

PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS) 2023 integrated design and simulation software addresses increasing design complexity and higher frequencies for radio fre...  Read More...

Stackpole Updates CSNL2512-3W Resistor

Stackpole Updates CSNL2512-3W Resistor

CSNL2512-3W current sensing resistor now includes 0.2mΩ resistance value.  Read More...

Saturn PCB Updates Design Toolkit v. 8.20

Saturn PCB Updates Design Toolkit v. 8.20

Saturn PCB Design Toolkit v. 8.20 includes the following calculators:  Read More...

Molex Introduces Quad-Row Board-to-Board Connectors

Molex Introduces Quad-Row Board-to-Board Connectors

Molex Quad-Row board-to-board connectors feature staggered-circuit layout.  Read More...

KiCad Updates 6.0.6 EDA Software

KiCad Updates 6.0.6 EDA Software

KiCad 6.0.6 EDA software contains bug fixes and other minor improvements, including the following:  Read More...

Zuken Releases eCADStar 2022 PCB Design Software

Zuken Releases eCADStar 2022 PCB Design Software

eCADStar 2022 PCB design software offers advanced capabilities for organization and reuse of designs, fine-tuning of high-speed circuitry, and layout and modifi...  Read More...

Rohm Rolls Out BD9xxN1 Series Automotive LDO Regulator ICs

Rohm Rolls Out BD9xxN1 Series Automotive LDO Regulator ICs

BD9xxN1 series automotive LDO regulator ICs have stable operation at nanoscale output capacitance.  Read More...

Averatek Releases ACL, CBF Materials for A-SAP

Averatek Releases ACL, CBF Materials for A-SAP

Aluminum clad laminate and catalyzed buildup film use catalyzed aluminum foil by Toyo that provides well-controlled surface texture and uniformly coated palladi...  Read More...

Cadence Rolls Out OnCloud SaaS Software

Cadence Rolls Out OnCloud SaaS Software

Cadence OnCloud SaaS software provides toolsets for PCB design, multiphysics system analysis and computational fluid dynamics; direct and secure access to Caden...  Read More...

Stackpole Improves TCR For CSSK0612 Resistors

Stackpole Improves TCR For CSSK0612 Resistors

TCR for CSSK0612 four terminal current sense shunt resistors has been improved down to 100ppm for resistance range from 0.5mΩ to 5mΩ. Are reportedly ideal f...  Read More...

Bowman Introduces A Series Micro XRF

Bowman Introduces A Series Micro XRF

Bowman A Series Micro XRF measures smallest features on semiconductors and microelectronics.  Read More...

NI Offers TestScale Electrical Functional Test System

NI Offers TestScale Electrical Functional Test System

TestScale modules can be combined in custom configurations to meet coverage needs and slot into small industrial chassis that connects to host PC using USB.  Read More...

Rogers Adds 9µm Foil Option to RO3003G2 Laminates

Rogers Adds 9µm Foil Option to RO3003G2 Laminates

RO3003G2 laminates now include a 9µm electrodeposited HVLP foil option. Are for antenna outer layers for millimeter wave radar PCBs, for example.  Read More...

Ucamco Debuts UcamX Stencil Seat

Ucamco Debuts UcamX Stencil Seat

UcamX Stencil seat includes all standard UcamX functionalities, supplemented with Stencil Toolbox.  Read More...

Hirose Develops KW30 Connector

Hirose Develops KW30 Connector

KW30 1mm-pitch wire-to-board connector is available in two to eight positions.  Read More...

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