NEWS

iNEMI to Host Webinar on Reliability in Harsh Environments Project

iNEMI to Host Webinar on Reliability in Harsh Environments Project

16 August 2018

HERNDON, VA – iNEMI will host a webinar on its reliability in harsh environments project Sept. 6.  Read More...

Global Home Audio Shipments Up 23% in 2017

Global Home Audio Shipments Up 23% in 2017

16 August 2018

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK – The global home audio market continues to climb, with hardware shipments increasing 23% in 2017, says Futuresource Consulting.  Read More...

PCB West to Feature More Than 100 Exhibitors

PCB West to Feature More Than 100 Exhibitors

15 August 2018

ATLANTA, GA – More than 100 companies will exhibit at PCB West (http://pcbwest.com/) this year, ranging from the leading PCB design software vendors to key valu...  Read More...

Q2 German Region PCB Sales Up 2%

Q2 German Region PCB Sales Up 2%

15 August 2018

FRANKFURT, GERMANY – Second quarter printed circuit board sales in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria grew 2.1% year-over-year and fell 5.2% sequentially.  Read More...

Zuken Issues Call for Papers for Annual Users Conference

Zuken Issues Call for Papers for Annual Users Conference

15 August 2018

WESTFORD, MA – Zuken is now accepting abstracts for Zuken Innovation World (ZIW) 2019, to be held Apr. 15-17 in Hilton Head, SC. The event includes a two-day te...  Read More...

Q2 Western Europe Tablet Market Down 10%

Q2 Western Europe Tablet Market Down 10%

14 August 2018

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The overall tablet market for Western Europe declined 10.1% year-over-year, shipping 6.3 million units in the second quarter, according to the ...  Read More...

EMA Launches The Hitchhiker’s Guide to PCB Design

EMA Launches The Hitchhiker’s Guide to PCB Design

14 August 2018

ROCHESTER, NY – EMA Design Automation launched a free eBook, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to PCB Design.  Read More...

Trump to Sign Legislation Supporting PCB Executive Agent Plan

Trump to Sign Legislation Supporting PCB Executive Agent Plan

10 August 2018

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is expected to sign legislation next week that will bring greater focus to the government’s interests in military electronic...  Read More...

Schweizer Electronic Preps New PCB Production Site in Jintan

Schweizer Electronic Preps New PCB Production Site in Jintan

10 August 2018

JINTAN, JIANGSU, CHINA -- Schweizer Electronic on Thursday laid the cornerstone for its new state-of-the-art printed circuit board production site here.  Read More...

DRAM Market Expected to Reach $102B in 2018, Up 39%

DRAM Market Expected to Reach $102B in 2018, Up 39%

09 August 2018

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The DRAM market is expected to reach sales of $101.6 billion in 2018, up 39%, making DRAM the largest of all IC product categories this year, s...  Read More...

Report: Global Auto Safety Electronics to Grow to $40B by 2023

Report: Global Auto Safety Electronics to Grow to $40B by 2023

08 August 2018

DUBLIN – The global automotive safety electronics market is anticipated to reach approximately $40 billion by 2023, a compound annual growth rate of more than 1...  Read More...

A-Gas Electronic Materials Acquires Elga Europe

A-Gas Electronic Materials Acquires Elga Europe

07 August 2018

RUGBY, UK – A‑Gas Electronic Materials has acquired all assets of Elga Europe for an undisclosed sum.  Read More...

Ansys Reports Q2 Revenue Up 16%

Ansys Reports Q2 Revenue Up 16%

07 August 2018

PITTSBURGH, PA – Ansys reported second quarter GAAP revenue of $305.9 million, up 15.9% year-over-year.  Read More...

Q2 Global Semi Sales Up Over 20%

Q2 Global Semi Sales Up Over 20%

07 August 2018

WASHINGTON – Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $117.9 billion during the second quarter of 2018, an increase of 20.5% year-over-year and 6% sequentially...  Read More...

IPC Requests Poster Abstracts for IPC Apex Expo

IPC Requests Poster Abstracts for IPC Apex Expo

06 August 2018

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC requests abstracts for poster presentations at IPC Apex Expo in San Diego.  Read More...

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FEATURES

In the World PCB Rankings, Flex Shows Its Muscle

In the World PCB Rankings, Flex Shows Its Muscle

The annual list of the largest fabricators shows flex circuit makers are beginning to dominate.  Read More...

Automotive Electronics Moving into the Next Generation

Automotive Electronics Moving into the Next Generation

Internet access, electrification, new safety requirements and autonomous vehicles are coming down the road.  Read More...

How to Ensure Your Design Complies with Complex Flex Circuit Design-for-Manufacturing Requirements

How to Ensure Your Design Complies with Complex Flex Circuit Design-for-Manufacturing Requirements

With multiple assemblers involved in most projects, how can you speed up the development process?  Read More...

Metallization For Plastic Surfaces

Metallization For Plastic Surfaces

During the 1980s, high-density flexible circuit manufacturers ran around the barn a few times trying to decide the best way to produce a reliable bond strength ...  Read More...

7 Habits of Highly Efficient PCB Designers

7 Habits of Highly Efficient PCB Designers

Flexibility, preparation and passion are an effective combination.  Read More...

Manage High-Current Traces by Thinking Outside the Box

Manage High-Current Traces by Thinking Outside the Box

Stop thinking such traces must be a certain width!  Read More...

For a Calculator, What Does ‘Accuracy’ Really Mean?

For a Calculator, What Does ‘Accuracy’ Really Mean?

Many of the values we want to estimate are unknowable because the parameters themselves are unknown.  Read More...

The Profile of an EMS Facility is an Elusive Study

The Profile of an EMS Facility is an Elusive Study

Properly evaluating an EMS means going beyond the published stats.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Tepro Releases TO-20 Thick-Film Heat Sink Device

Tepro Releases TO-20 Thick-Film Heat Sink Device

TO-20 non-inductive, thick-film heat sink resistor comes in TO-220 package.  Read More...

Kyocera Unveils 6892 Series Flex Connectors

Kyocera Unveils 6892 Series Flex Connectors

6892 series connectors feature 0.5mm-pitch flexible printed circuit (FPC) and flat flexible cable (FFC) with improved quality assurance checks.  Read More...

Amphenol RF Introduces SMA End Launch Plug

Amphenol RF Introduces SMA End Launch Plug

High-frequency SMA end launch plug offers VSWR performance up to 26.5GHz.  Read More...

Hirose Electric Develops ER8 Series Connector

Hirose Electric Develops ER8 Series Connector

ER8 Series miniature board-to-board connector combines rugged design with high-speed transmission speeds of more than 10Gpbs to support industrial applications....  Read More...

EMA Expands Ultra Librarian with Power Integrations EDA, MCAD Models

EMA Expands Ultra Librarian with Power Integrations EDA, MCAD Models

Symbols, footprints, and 3D models for Power Integrations components are now available at ultralibrarian.com, power.com, and digikey.com.  Read More...

GCT Releases SIM8055 Nano SIM Connector

GCT Releases SIM8055 Nano SIM Connector

SIM8055 nano SIM connector includes a card detection switch.  Read More...

TE Connectivity Offers High-Speed Connectors

TE Connectivity Offers High-Speed Connectors

These 0.8mm free height board-to-board connectors achieve speeds of 32Gbps and higher.  Read More...

ATG Luther & Maelzer Rolls Out A7-24 Flying Probe Tester

ATG Luther & Maelzer Rolls Out A7-24 Flying Probe Tester

A7-24 flying probe test system accommodates test areas of up to 40" width.  Read More...

Cadence Releases Sigrity 2018 Software

Cadence Releases Sigrity 2018 Software

Cadence Sigrity 2018 includes new 3D capabilities that enable PCB design teams to accelerate design cycles.  Read More...

Fujiploy Introduces Sarcon 15GTR Film

Fujiploy Introduces Sarcon 15GTR Film

Sarcon 15GTR is a thin thermal interface composite film made from heat-conducting silicone and a 0.05mm fiberglass reinforcement layer.  Read More...

LPKF Launches PCBPrototypingMachines.com

LPKF Launches PCBPrototypingMachines.com

PCBPrototypingMachines.com is a guide to PCB prototyping machines. Provides cost information via step-by-step PCB system selector tool.  Read More...

AVX Debuts SpiCAT Simulation Software

AVX Debuts SpiCAT Simulation Software

SpiCAT simulation software includes SpiMLCC and SpiTAN portals that provide electrical and performance characteristics by frequency and temperature for a range ...  Read More...

atg Luther & Maelzer Offers A7 XW Flying Probe Test System

atg Luther & Maelzer Offers A7 XW Flying Probe Test System

A7 XW flying probe test system supports test areas up to 40" x 60".  Read More...

Zuken Releases CR-8000 2018

Zuken Releases CR-8000 2018

CR-8000 2018 software enables front-loading of design constraints and specifications to design creation process, as well as placement and routing capabilities f...  Read More...

Hirose Develops FH62 FPC Connector

Hirose Develops FH62 FPC Connector

FH62 compact flexible printed circuit (FPC) connector has a single-action lock designed for automatic assembly. Reportedly simplifies design process.  Read More...

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