NEWS

UP Media Group Announces New Dates for PCB East 2021

UP Media Group Announces New Dates for PCB East 2021

21 January 2021

ATLANTA, GA – UP Media Group Inc. today announced new dates for PCB East 2021 when it returns to the Boston area this year.  Read More...

IndustryWeek EIC Hessman to Keynote IPC Apex Expo

IndustryWeek EIC Hessman to Keynote IPC Apex Expo

19 January 2021

BANNOCKBURN, IL — IndustryWeek’s editor in chief Travis Hessman will keynote IPC Apex Expo 2021.  Read More...

Ticer Acquires Deposition Manufacturing Assets of Global Firm

Ticer Acquires Deposition Manufacturing Assets of Global Firm

18 January 2021

CHANDLER, AZ – Ticer Technologies has completed the acquisition of manufacturing assets from another global manufacturing corporation for an undisclosed sum. ...  Read More...

Ucamco to Include IPC-DPMX Import in Upcoming CAM Releases

Ucamco to Include IPC-DPMX Import in Upcoming CAM Releases

15 January 2021

GHENT, BELGIUM – Ucamco will include an industrialized IPC-DPMX import in its upcoming Integr8tor and UcamX releases.  Read More...

US Energy Dept. Allots $124M in Funding for Tech Innovation, Connected Factories

US Energy Dept. Allots $124M in Funding for Tech Innovation, Connected Factories

13 January 2021

WASHINGTON – The US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced approximately $123.6 million in new funding, as well as $4...  Read More...

Plasmatreat Opens Subsidiary in Switzerland

Plasmatreat Opens Subsidiary in Switzerland

13 January 2021

DIEPOLDSAU, SWITZERLAND – Plasmatreat founded the subsidiary Plasmatreat Schweiz to better serve the Swiss market. The company has been managed by Klaus Kresser...  Read More...

PC Shipments Up 26% in Q4, 13% for Year

PC Shipments Up 26% in Q4, 13% for Year

11 January 2021

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The fourth quarter saw global shipments of PCs grow 26.1% year-over-year to 91.6 million units, according to International Data Corp. With the ...  Read More...

PCB Design Tool Revenue Grew 15% in Q3

PCB Design Tool Revenue Grew 15% in Q3

11 January 2021

MILPITAS, CA – Sales of design software for printed circuit boards and multichip modules increased 8.3% from a year ago to $260.4 million in the third quarter, ...  Read More...

Private Equity Firm Acquires Ohmega Technologies

Private Equity Firm Acquires Ohmega Technologies

07 January 2021

CULVER CITY, CA – A private equity firm with $1.5 billion of committed capital acquired Ohmega Technologies, manufacturer of embedded thin-film resistive materi...  Read More...

NI Expects Flat Q4 Revenue of $367M

NI Expects Flat Q4 Revenue of $367M

07 January 2021

AUSTIN, TX – National Instruments reported preliminary GAAP fourth quarter revenue of $367 million, flat year-over-year, above the high end of guidance shared o...  Read More...

Aspocomp Appoints Antti Ojala COO

Aspocomp Appoints Antti Ojala COO

07 January 2021

ESPOO, FINLAND – Aspocomp has appointed Antti Ojala chief operating officer as of Jan. 7. Ojala was previously vice president, business development and deputy C...  Read More...

CCI Eurolam to Acquire Adeon Technologies

CCI Eurolam to Acquire Adeon Technologies

07 January 2021

PARIS -- CCI Eurolam Group, a leading distributor and industrial service provider to the EMEA electronics manufacturing industry, has signed an agreement to acq...  Read More...

ATS to Host Electronics Thermal Management Webinar Jan. 21

ATS to Host Electronics Thermal Management Webinar Jan. 21

06 January 2021

NORWOOD, MA – Advanced Thermal Solutions is hosting a free webinar Jan. 21 on electronics thermal management.  Read More...

Global Smartphone Production to Increase 9% in 2021

Global Smartphone Production to Increase 9% in 2021

06 January 2021

TAIPEI – Global smartphone sales will gradually recover in 2021 and will likely see a relatively strong wave of device replacement demand, as well as demand gro...  Read More...

Pillai Returns to Sanmina to Run PCB Unit

Pillai Returns to Sanmina to Run PCB Unit

06 January 2021

SAN JOSE, CA -- Sanmina announced that Hari Pillai has rejoined the company as president of Components Technology, the company's printed circuit board and mecha...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Eliminating Latency in Next-Gen WiFi 6E Devices

Eliminating Latency in Next-Gen WiFi 6E Devices

Advanced high-Q RF components will play a critical role in larger goal of eliminating many of the latency issues of the past. When WiFi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax) was i...  Read More...

Chiplet Implementation via Virtual Prototyping

Chiplet Implementation via Virtual Prototyping

Assessing the cost vs. performance tradeoff. In the evolution of silicon implementation, creative solutions to costly problems have become standard practice. O...  Read More...

Statistical Data from the PCB Industry

Statistical Data from the PCB Industry

Just about all electronic equipment uses printed circuit boards or flexible circuits for wiring and packaging materials. Electronic companies design their produ...  Read More...

Are Older Standards Still Valid, or Holding the Industry Back?

Are Older Standards Still Valid, or Holding the Industry Back?

That’s one of the questions the new leadership at HDP plans to address in 2021. This month Marshall Andrews stepped down as the longest-serving head of The Hig...  Read More...

New DfX Module for IPC-2581 Slices Design-Manufacturing Time, Errors

New DfX Module for IPC-2581 Slices Design-Manufacturing Time, Errors

Latest IPC-DPMX standard offers unique bidirectional data exchange between design houses and their manufacturing partners. The authors of IPC-DPMX, previously ...  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

AVX Releases W Series Embedded Wi-Fi Antennas

AVX Releases W Series Embedded Wi-Fi Antennas

W series embedded Wi-Fi antennas offer range of standard solutions with ultraminiature form factors, PCB or FPC antenna technologies capable of supporting singl...  Read More...

Würth Adds WE-KI SMT Inductors for 0603, 0805 Packages

Würth Adds WE-KI SMT Inductors for 0603, 0805 Packages

WE-KI now includes ceramic inductor variants in 0603 and 0805 packages.  Read More...

Vishay Offers IHXL-1500VZ-51 Through-Hole Inductor

Vishay Offers IHXL-1500VZ-51 Through-Hole Inductor

IHXL-1500VZ-51 through-hole inductor delivers 420A saturation current for 30% inductance reduction in 1500 case size.  Read More...

Stackpole Extends RMCP Chip Resistor

Stackpole Extends RMCP Chip Resistor

RMCP thick-film chip resistor with high power capability now comes in resistance values up to 10mΩ.  Read More...

Hirose Releases D.FL75 Connector

Hirose Releases D.FL75 Connector

D.FL75 75 ohm, 4K/UHD transmission coaxial connector supports 12G-SDI standard and SMPTE ST 2082-1.  Read More...

IPC Debuts IPC-CFX Self-Validation and Equipment Qualification System

IPC Debuts IPC-CFX Self-Validation and Equipment Qualification System

IPC-CFX Self-Validation and Equipment Qualification System is a cloud-based test bed for equipment vendors and manufacturing facilities to self-validate CFX mes...  Read More...

SnapEDA Launches Plugin for Altium Designer

SnapEDA Launches Plugin for Altium Designer

A new free plugin for Altium Designer is for searching, finding and placing parts directly within PCB design tool.  Read More...

Hirose Offers FH72 FPC Connector

Hirose Offers FH72 FPC Connector

FH72 flexible printed circuit connector has single-action lock for portable electronic applications.  Read More...

Bourns Rolls Out Multifuse MF-FSHT SMT Fuses

Bourns Rolls Out Multifuse MF-FSHT SMT Fuses

Multifuse MF-FSHT polymer PTC high-temperature-rated surface mount resettable fuses deliver overcurrent protection in applications with higher ambient operating...  Read More...

EasyLogix Updates PCB-Investigator v. 12 Software

EasyLogix Updates PCB-Investigator v. 12 Software

PCB-Investigator v. 12 includes new plugin for DfT preparation.  Read More...

Stackpole Enhances RNCF0402 Nichrome Chip Resistors

Stackpole Enhances RNCF0402 Nichrome Chip Resistors

RNCF0402 precision Nichrome chip resistor now has power rating to 0.1W for resistance values from 4.7ohms to 255K for 0.1% tolerances and 25ppm TCR.  Read More...

Orbotech Rolls Out Apeiron for Flex R2R UV Laser Drilling

Orbotech Rolls Out Apeiron for Flex R2R UV Laser Drilling

Apeiron performs UV laser drilling on flexible printed circuits in a roll-to-roll manufacturing configuration.  Read More...

Orbotech Releases Infinitum for R2R Direct Imaging

Orbotech Releases Infinitum for R2R Direct Imaging

Infinitum performs roll-to-roll direct imaging of flexible printed circuits at high throughput.  Read More...

Vishay Introduces BCcomponents 190 RTL Capacitors

Vishay Introduces BCcomponents 190 RTL Capacitors

BCcomponents 190 RTL series low-impedance, automotive-grade miniature aluminum electrolytic capacitors combine ripple currents up to 3.36A with high-temperature...  Read More...

Innolas Solutions Debuts Linexo Laser Processing Workstation

Innolas Solutions Debuts Linexo Laser Processing Workstation

Linexo laser processing workstation is for high-precision applications in the electronics, precision engineering and photovoltaic industries.  Read More...

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