NEWS

Mikuni Toyo to Buy Hitachi Terminals Mechatronics Philippines

Mikuni Toyo to Buy Hitachi Terminals Mechatronics Philippines

13 December 2019

MANILA – The Philippine Competition Commission has approved the purchase of ATM module assembler Hitachi Terminals Mechatronics Philippines by PCB maker Mikuni ...  Read More...

Samsung Electro-Mechanics to Shut Down HDI Ops in China

Samsung Electro-Mechanics to Shut Down HDI Ops in China

12 December 2019

JIANGSU, CHINA – Samsung Electro-Mechanics plans to shut down its HDI PCB manufacturing facility here as a result of poor profits, according to reports.  Read More...

SnapEDA, RECOM Power Launch Digital Models for RECOM’s Catalog

SnapEDA, RECOM Power Launch Digital Models for RECOM’s Catalog

11 December 2019

DENVER – RECOM Power is launching digital models for its entire product catalog in collaboration with SnapEDA.  Read More...

US Chamber ‘Disappointed’ in Removal of IP Provisions in USMCA

US Chamber ‘Disappointed’ in Removal of IP Provisions in USMCA

11 December 2019

WASHINGTON —The chief executive of the US Chamber of Commerce today expressed reservations over the failure to include sought-after intellectual property protec...  Read More...

Report: Global Semi Equipment Sales to Set Record High of $67B in 2021

Report: Global Semi Equipment Sales to Set Record High of $67B in 2021

10 December 2019

MILPITAS, CA – Global semiconductor manufacturing equipment sales will drop 10.5% to $57.6 billion in 2019 but stage a 2020 recovery and set a new high in 2021,...  Read More...

TTM Opens Engineering Center in NY

TTM Opens Engineering Center in NY

10 December 2019

BINGHAMTON, NY – TTM Technologies opened an engineering center here following the acquisition of i3 Electronics.  Read More...

IPC: Q3 Global Electronics Manufacturing Sees Lowest Growth Since Mid-2017

IPC: Q3 Global Electronics Manufacturing Sees Lowest Growth Since Mid-2017

09 December 2019

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Growth is slowing worldwide for the electronics manufacturing industry, and the outlook is less optimistic than in previous quarters, although...  Read More...

IPC Hall of Fame Member Kessler Passes Away

IPC Hall of Fame Member Kessler Passes Away

09 December 2019

COVINA, CA -- IPC Hall of Famer and the first leader of its technical oversight committee Bernie Kessler passed away Dec. 2. He was 96.  Read More...

Smartphone Assembly Shipments Increase 8% in Q3

Smartphone Assembly Shipments Increase 8% in Q3

06 December 2019

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide smartphone ODM/EMS assembly shipment volumes increased 7.6% sequentially during the third quarter, with total shipments of 358 millio...  Read More...

Q3 Global Server Market Revenue Down 7%

Q3 Global Server Market Revenue Down 7%

06 December 2019

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Vendor revenue in the worldwide server market declined 6.7% year-over-year to $22 billion during the third quarter, according to the Internatio...  Read More...

Report: NAND Flash to Grow 19% in 2020

Report: NAND Flash to Grow 19% in 2020

05 December 2019

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Topping the IC industry of fastest-growing products for 2020 is NAND flash, with DRAM in third place, says IC Insights.  Read More...

Nano Dimension Appoints New President, CEO

Nano Dimension Appoints New President, CEO

05 December 2019

NESS ZIONA, ISRAEL – Nano Dimension appointed Yoav Stern president and CEO, effective Jan. 2.  Read More...

Oct. Global Semi Sales Down 13%

Oct. Global Semi Sales Down 13%

04 December 2019

WASHINGTON – Worldwide semiconductor sales were $36.6 billion in October, down 13.1% year-over-year and up 2.9% sequentially, said the Semiconductor Industry As...  Read More...

MoDeCH Offers English Version of Design, Simulation Model Website

MoDeCH Offers English Version of Design, Simulation Model Website

03 December 2019

TOKYO – MoDeCH launched an English language version of its eCommerce site Model On! Search.  Read More...

Q3 Semi Equipment Billings Down 6% YoY

Q3 Semi Equipment Billings Down 6% YoY

03 December 2019

MILPITAS, CA — Worldwide semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted third-quarter billings of $14.9 billion, down 6% year-over-year, according to the trade gr...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Elimination of Ni Corrosion in ENIG and ENEPIG by Using Reduction Assisted Immersion Gold

Elimination of Ni Corrosion in ENIG and ENEPIG by Using Reduction Assisted Immersion Gold

Could a switch from standard immersion gold reduce plating defects?  Read More...

Layout Automation Using Advanced PCB Design Techniques

Layout Automation Using Advanced PCB Design Techniques

Good PCB design doesn’t have to be time-consuming.  Read More...

Transparent Flexible Circuits

Transparent Flexible Circuits

Five years ago, a material supplier in Japan commercialized a clear polyimide film to use as the base material for heat-resistant flexible circuits.  Read More...

Consumption Tax Increase in Japan

Consumption Tax Increase in Japan

Japan increased its national sales tax rate to 10% from 8%, effective Oct. 1.  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...

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

ECI Rolls Out QualiLab Elite Benchtop Plating Bath Analyzer

ECI Rolls Out QualiLab Elite Benchtop Plating Bath Analyzer

QualiLab Elite benchtop plating bath analyzer supports multi-language operations and provides accurate analyses in an ergonomic design.  Read More...

RBP Chemical Releases MetalTreat Chelate Eliminator-8

RBP Chemical Releases MetalTreat Chelate Eliminator-8

MetalTreat Chelate Eliminator-8 is formulated to eliminate waste of highly chelated waste streams containing heavy metals.  Read More...

Kemet Debuts CAS Series SMD MLCCs

Kemet Debuts CAS Series SMD MLCCs

CAS series surface mount device (SMD) safety-certified multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) are for use in mains-powered applications.  Read More...

Lackwerke Peters Introduces Elpejet Inkjet Solder Resists

Lackwerke Peters Introduces Elpejet Inkjet Solder Resists

With print head adjusted, Elpejet inkjet solder resists reportedly provide print image and edge coverage precise to specification, along with high resolution.  Read More...

Elsyca Releases PCBBalance Plating Analysis Software

Elsyca Releases PCBBalance Plating Analysis Software

PCBBalance evaluates the impact of a specific board/panel layout on the copper plating step during manufacturing.  Read More...

AVX Releases TransGuard Automotive VGAH Series MLVs

AVX Releases TransGuard Automotive VGAH Series MLVs

TransGuard Automotive VGAH series high-temperature, glass-encapsulated multilayer varistors (MLVs) are qualified to AEC-Q200, rated for operating temperatures u...  Read More...

MacDermid Alpha Offers MultiPrep 200 Solder Mask Adhesion Promoter

MacDermid Alpha Offers MultiPrep 200 Solder Mask Adhesion Promoter

MultiPrep 200 copper surface treatment is for solder mask adhesion.  Read More...

Panasonic Introduces GY Series Capacitors

Panasonic Introduces GY Series Capacitors

GY surface-mount-type series capacitors are part of SP-Cap conductive polymer-aluminum-electrolytic capacitors.  Read More...

Altium Offers Concord Pro Cloud-Based Component Library Manager

Altium Offers Concord Pro Cloud-Based Component Library Manager

Altium Concord Pro cloud-based software platform is a single, shared library of managed component data said to simplify setup, configuration, use and maintenanc...  Read More...

Rigol Technologies Rolls Out DS1202Z-E 200MHz Oscilloscope

Rigol Technologies Rolls Out DS1202Z-E 200MHz Oscilloscope

DS1202Z-E 200MHz oscilloscope comes standard with two analog channels and 24MPts of deep memory.  Read More...

TE Rolls Out Multi-Beam Plus Power Connectors

TE Rolls Out Multi-Beam Plus Power Connectors

Multi-Beam Plus power connectors provide a high current per power contact at a maximum of 140A/contact or 100 A/contact per four adjacent contacts. Scalable and...  Read More...

Keysight Develops PathWave Test 2020 Test Management Software

Keysight Develops PathWave Test 2020 Test Management Software

PathWave Test 2020 software streamlines test data processing and analysis.  Read More...

Sun Chemical Updates Imagecure Solder Mask

Sun Chemical Updates Imagecure Solder Mask

Imagecure solder mask is for high-temperature automotive applications.  Read More...

Yamaha Fine Technologies Unveils Micro Prober MP Series High-Frequency Measurement Systems

Yamaha Fine Technologies Unveils Micro Prober MP Series High-Frequency Measurement Systems

Micro Prober MP series measurement systems (MP502 and MP502-A) continuously inspect high-frequency characteristics of PCBs.  Read More...

Screen Rolls Out Ledia 6 Direct Imager

Screen Rolls Out Ledia 6 Direct Imager

Ledia 6H direct imaging system offers flexible control enabled by three wavelength light sources for broader coverage of the wavelength regions for exposure, si...  Read More...

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