NEWS

PCB West 2024 Keynoter Charles Pfeil to Offer Path for Implementing AI in Electronics Design

PCB West 2024 Keynoter Charles Pfeil to Offer Path for Implementing AI in Electronics Design

19 July 2024

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – The Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA (https://pcea.net)) today announced electronics design software architect Charles Pfeil w...  Read More...

Alba PCB Group Acquires WM Eltar

Alba PCB Group Acquires WM Eltar

18 July 2024

TARNOWSKIE GORY, POLAND -- Alba PCB Group has acquired fellow printed circuit board fabricator WM Eltar, based here outside of Krakow.  Read More...

Aspocomp Approves Company Stock Plan

Aspocomp Approves Company Stock Plan

18 July 2024

HELSINKI -- Aspocomp's board of directors has approved a new performance period covering the years 2024–26 within the share-based long-term incentive scheme. ...  Read More...

Gartner Forecasts Worldwide IT Spending to Grow 7.5% in 2024

Gartner Forecasts Worldwide IT Spending to Grow 7.5% in 2024

17 July 2024

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide IT spending is expected to total $5.26 trillion in 2024, an increase of 7.5% from 2023, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. ...  Read More...

Worldwide Smartphone Market Grows 6.5% in Q2

Worldwide Smartphone Market Grows 6.5% in Q2

17 July 2024

NEEDHAM, MA – Global smartphone shipments increased 6.5% year over year to 285.4 million units in the second quarter, according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mob...  Read More...

AI Server Demand to Drive 2024 Market Value to $187B, TrendForce Reports

AI Server Demand to Drive 2024 Market Value to $187B, TrendForce Reports

17 July 2024

TAIPEI – AI server shipments in the second quarter will increase by nearly 20% quarter over quarter, and the annual shipment forecast of 1.67 million units repr...  Read More...

Chinese EDA Startup Slashes Workforce

Chinese EDA Startup Slashes Workforce

16 July 2024

NANJING, CHINA – X-Epic, a Chinese developer of electronic design automation tools, is rumored to be laying off 50% of its workers after struggling to gain grou...  Read More...

PCEA Announces New Susy Webb Webinar on PCB Design Techniques

PCEA Announces New Susy Webb Webinar on PCB Design Techniques

16 July 2024

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – Susy Webb will present a new all-day webinar titled “Effective PCB Design Techniques” on September 10, sponsored by the Printed Circuit Eng...  Read More...

Schweizer Adjusts 2024 Financial Outlook

Schweizer Adjusts 2024 Financial Outlook

15 July 2024

SCHRAMBERG, GERMANY – Schweizer Electronic has adjusted its forecast for the 2024 financial year based on preliminary results for the first half of the year. ...  Read More...

PCB Design Software Revenue Rises 3% in Q1

PCB Design Software Revenue Rises 3% in Q1

15 July 2024

MILPITAS, CA – Sales of printed circuit board and multichip module design software rose 2.8% year-over-year in the first quarter to $378.9 million, the ESD Alli...  Read More...

PC Recovery Continues in Q2, IDC Reports

PC Recovery Continues in Q2, IDC Reports

12 July 2024

NEEDHAM, MA – The traditional PC market delivered its second quarter of growth following eight consecutive quarters of decline. According to preliminary results...  Read More...

PCEA Announces Booth Sales Open to Returning Exhibitors for PCB East 2025

PCEA Announces Booth Sales Open to Returning Exhibitors for PCB East 2025

10 July 2024

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – The Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA (https://pcea.net)) today opened the show floor to select exhibitors for the 2025 PCB Eas...  Read More...

Semiconductor Equipment Sales Forecast to Reach Record $109B In 2024

Semiconductor Equipment Sales Forecast to Reach Record $109B In 2024

09 July 2024

SAN FRANCISCO – Global sales of total semiconductor manufacturing equipment by original equipment manufacturers are forecast to set a new industry record, reach...  Read More...

PCB Innovator George Dudnikov Dies at 66

PCB Innovator George Dudnikov Dies at 66

08 July 2024

NORTH PORT, FL – George Dudnikov, recognized as an influential force in the printed circuit board industry, died on June 6 at the age of 66.  Read More...

Peng Shen Signs Cooperation Agreement to Develop Thai Workforce

Peng Shen Signs Cooperation Agreement to Develop Thai Workforce

08 July 2024

BANGKOK – Peng Shen Technology, a joint venture between Saha Group and Zhen Ding Technology, has initiated a collaborative project with Thai educational institu...  Read More...

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FEATURES

AI: The Shiny New Tool in the Engineer's Toolbox

AI: The Shiny New Tool in the Engineer's Toolbox

Searching for components and automating schematic capture are just two of the ways AI will be implemented in PCB design. During the past 10 years, artificial i...  Read More...

‘Everybody is Growing’

‘Everybody is Growing’

The East Coast trade show brings news of a steady industry, while puncturing myths about AI. Members of the electronics community gathered in the Boston suburb...  Read More...

Sunny Times at Sunstone Circuits

Sunny Times at Sunstone Circuits

One year out from its merger with American Standard Circuits, the West Coast fabricator is evolving to meet a changing customer base. From its inception as par...  Read More...

Measuring Quality Over Time

Measuring Quality Over Time

Using the Weibull distribution to model gold wire bonding on ENEPIG. The most used distribution in reliability analysis may be the Weibull distribution. Its ge...  Read More...

How the PCB Stackup Helps Control EMI

How the PCB Stackup Helps Control EMI

Power and signal placed on outer layers minimize radiated emissions. The PCB stackup is like a building's foundation; a product not built on a strong base will...  Read More...

Exploring the Impact of AI

Exploring the Impact of AI

A special panel discusses the growth of AI tools and its possible effects on the industry. “Will AI take my job?” That’s the question on the mind of many arou...  Read More...

Connecting the Industry, from Boards to Assemblies

Connecting the Industry, from Boards to Assemblies

HDP is embarking on new rounds of evaluations of laminates and lead-free solders. The High-Density Packaging User Group, the nonprofit consortium of electronic...  Read More...

Thermal Vias are Ineffective. Here’s Why.

Thermal Vias are Ineffective. Here’s Why.

Adding thermal vias can take up valuable board space with little benefit. We have developed several articles and publications in the past questioning the value...  Read More...

Creating the Ultra Library

Creating the Ultra Library

Building and maintaining what's said to be the world's largest CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-research/cad-cam-pcb-software) database requires strong...  Read More...

Building the Efficient Design System

Building the Efficient Design System

EMA founder Manny Marcano lays out his strategy for untethering methodology and technology. EMA Design Automation has for years been exclusive distributor of C...  Read More...

High-Density Interconnect Technology: An Overview

High-Density Interconnect Technology: An Overview

Design and manufacturing considerations for HDI PCBs. High-density interconnect (HDI) technology has been a major enabler of advancement in the electronics ind...  Read More...

How Interconnects Work: Anatomy of Crosstalk

How Interconnects Work: Anatomy of Crosstalk

Models for understanding sources, quantification and mitigation of crosstalk. Crosstalk in PCB and packaging interconnects is arguably one of the most complica...  Read More...

Do Trace Coatings or Via Fillings Improve (Thermal or Electrical) Conductivity?

Do Trace Coatings or Via Fillings Improve (Thermal or Electrical) Conductivity?

Coating traces or filling vias is usually a wasted expense. We are often dismayed by the number of individuals (and especially board manufacturers) who suggest...  Read More...

Establishing Design Rules for Laser Depaneling of Printed Circuit Boards

Establishing Design Rules for Laser Depaneling of Printed Circuit Boards

Analysis and summary of the most fundamental design guidelines. Technological advantages associated with the use of laser systems include flexibility, material...  Read More...

Nothing Soft about PCB Design Tools Market

Nothing Soft about PCB Design Tools Market

Even after a long growth streak, observers still think the industry has life ahead. The Electronic Systems Design Alliance in October reported yet another stag...  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Altium Releases Altium Designer 24.6 ECAD

Altium Releases Altium Designer 24.6 ECAD

Altium Designer 24.6 PCB design software now includes the ability to disable automatic updates of drill symbol data.  Read More...

KiCad Releases KiCad v.8.0.4 ECAD

KiCad Releases KiCad v.8.0.4 ECAD

KiCad version 8.0.4 printed circuit design software contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.  Read More...

Kyocera AVX Expands KAM Series Automotive MLCCs

Kyocera AVX Expands KAM Series Automotive MLCCs

Kyocera AVX's line of KAM Series automotive MLCCs now includes 20 new components.  Read More...

Ucamco Rolls Out UcamX v2024.06 and Integr8tor v2024.06

Ucamco Rolls Out UcamX v2024.06 and Integr8tor v2024.06

Ucamco's UcamX v2024.06 and Integr8tor v2024.06 CAM and pre-CAM software include new additions to increase customers’ productivity.  Read More...

Altair Releases HyperWorks 2024

Altair Releases HyperWorks 2024

Altair's HyperWorks 2024 design and simulation software delivers significant advancements in AI-powered engineering and business, mechanical and electronics sys...  Read More...

Stackpole Rolls Out CSFA SMD Jumpers

Stackpole Rolls Out CSFA SMD Jumpers

Stackpole's CSFA series automotive-grade high-current SMD jumpers are capable of handling currents up to 70.7A with overload current ratings reaching up to 158A...  Read More...

AllSpice Launches AllSpice Actions Automation Engine

AllSpice Launches AllSpice Actions Automation Engine

AllSpice.io's Allspice Actions enables hardware teams to automate the manual checks, validations and releases of their electronics designs.  Read More...

Siemens Rolls Out Innovator3D IC

Siemens Rolls Out Innovator3D IC

Siemens’ Innovator3D IC provides a consolidated cockpit for constructing a digital twin, featuring a unified data model for design planning, prototyping and pre...  Read More...

Stackpole Releases HVCR Chip Resistors

Stackpole Releases HVCR Chip Resistors

Stackpole's HVCR is a high precision, low VCR chip resistor with high stability.  Read More...

Hirose Launches BM54 Series Connector

Hirose Launches BM54 Series Connector

Hirose's BM54 series board-to-board connector features the world's smallest width class for its category and is designed for use in automotive applications.  Read More...

Würth Rolls Out 2-Channel Digital Isolator

Würth Rolls Out 2-Channel Digital Isolator

Würth Elektronik's portfolio of digital isolators now features a two-channel version in a SOIC 8WB package (5.85 x 11.5 x 2.8 mm).  Read More...

EasyLogix Releases PCB-Investigator V15.1

EasyLogix Releases PCB-Investigator V15.1

PCB-Investigator V15.1 brings enhanced import/export functions, advanced analysis tools and a more user-friendly interface to streamline the PCB design process....  Read More...

Stackpole Launches RNWA Thin Film Resistor

Stackpole Launches RNWA Thin Film Resistor

Stackpole’s RNWA is a thin film chip resistor with all the benefits of wide terminations and is capable of tolerances to 0.1% and TCR as low as 25ppm.  Read More...

Zuken Rolls Out eCADSTAR 2024.0

Zuken Rolls Out eCADSTAR 2024.0

Zuken's 2024 release of its eCADSTAR PCB design system includes a number of improvements ranging from enhanced design reuse, simplified revision tracking and mo...  Read More...

Vishay Releases Surface Mount Resistors

Vishay Releases Surface Mount Resistors

Vishay Intertechnology's Draloric AC05 WSZ and AC05-AT WSZ resistors feature a lead form allowing them to function as surface mount components.  Read More...

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