NEWS

Luminovo Acquires ECAD Developer

Luminovo Acquires ECAD Developer

19 October 2021

MUNICH – Luminovo acquired German startup Electronic Fellows, a developer of software for printed circuit board artwork and DfM, for an undisclosed sum. The acq...  Read More...

NCAB Acquires PCB Broker Elmatica for $37M

NCAB Acquires PCB Broker Elmatica for $37M

19 October 2021

OSLO, NORWAY – NCAB has acquired 100% of the shares in printed circuit board broker Elmatica for SEK315 million (US$36.5 million), financed by cash and loans. T...  Read More...

Zortax 3-D Printed Circuit to be Tested in Orbit

Zortax 3-D Printed Circuit to be Tested in Orbit

19 October 2021

OLSZTYN, POLAND – A Zortax 3-D printed electrical circuit made on the company’s Endureal printer will be tested onboard the WISA Woodsat CubeSat in low earth or...  Read More...

Samsung Electro-Mechanics to Close Vietnam Flex PCB Plant

Samsung Electro-Mechanics to Close Vietnam Flex PCB Plant

19 October 2021

SEOUL -- Samsung Electro-Mechanics will shutter its flexible printed circuit board manufacturing operations in Vietnam amid consistent financial losses.  Read More...

AT&S to Invest €500M in Austria

AT&S to Invest €500M in Austria

15 October 2021

LEOBEN, AUSTRIA – AT S is investing €500 million for a new R D center for substrate and packaging solutions for the global semiconductor industry here up to 202...  Read More...

Flux Raises $12M for Collaborative Electronics Design Platform

Flux Raises $12M for Collaborative Electronics Design Platform

14 October 2021

SAN FRANCISCO – Flux, a developer of browser-based electronics design software, has raised $12 million to further expand its development team, build additional ...  Read More...

Tempo Automation to Go Public, Acquire Whizz Systems and Advanced Circuits

Tempo Automation to Go Public, Acquire Whizz Systems and Advanced Circuits

14 October 2021

SAN FRANCISCO -- Tempo Automation and ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp. a special-purpose acquisition company focusing on industrial and enterprise IT, announce...  Read More...

Master Electronics, OnlineComponents.com Release Millions of SnapEDA Models

Master Electronics, OnlineComponents.com Release Millions of SnapEDA Models

13 October 2021

SAN FRANCISCO – Master Electronics and Onlinecomponents.com released millions of SnapEDA computer-aided design models on their respective platforms.  Read More...

Q3 Global PC Shipments Up 7%

Q3 Global PC Shipments Up 7%

12 October 2021

NEEDHAM, MA – Global shipments of traditional PCs, inclusive of desktops, notebooks, and workstations, reached 86.7 million units during the third quarter, up 3...  Read More...

Printed Circuit Board Design Software Sales Leap in Q2

Printed Circuit Board Design Software Sales Leap in Q2

12 October 2021

MILPITAS, CA — Sales of software for printed circuit board and multichip module design rose increased 16.8% year-over-year to $284.4 million for the period ende...  Read More...

Refined Tin Use Forecast to Grow 7% in 2021

Refined Tin Use Forecast to Grow 7% in 2021

11 October 2021

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK – Refined tin use in 2020 decreased 1.6% to 361,900 tonnes, with a preliminary estimate of 7.2% expansion during 2021, attributed to recovery ...  Read More...

Global PC Market Up 5% in Q3

Global PC Market Up 5% in Q3

11 October 2021

SINGAPORE – Following five quarters of double-digit growth, the global PC market saw annual growth of 5% in the third quarter, with shipments of desktops and no...  Read More...

Exceet to Sell GS Swiss PCB

Exceet to Sell GS Swiss PCB

08 October 2021

GREVENMACHER, LUXEMBOURG – Exceet Group signed a contract to sell GS Swiss PCB for approximately CHF 105 million (US$113.2 million).  Read More...

PCEA Agrees to Acquire Certain Assets of UP Media Group, Including PCB West

PCEA Agrees to Acquire Certain Assets of UP Media Group, Including PCB West

06 October 2021

SANTA CLARA, CA – The Printed Circuit Engineering Association today announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire certain assets of UP Media Group Inc.,...  Read More...

Sale of APCT Completed

Sale of APCT Completed

06 October 2021

SANTA CLARA, CA – Private equity firm Angeles Equity Partners has completed the sale of APCT to IGP.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Data Exchange Was Dead. Then a Deal Was Forged.

Data Exchange Was Dead. Then a Deal Was Forged.

A decade in, IPC-2581 Consortium members say the pursuit toward widespread adoption of the vendor-neutral standard was well worth the rigorous effort. Few engi...  Read More...

008004s: Impractical, but Possible

008004s: Impractical, but Possible

Realizing advanced electronics with the world’s smallest packages. Is it worthwhile to design printed circuit boards with the smallest component package avail...  Read More...

The Interaction of 2 Solder Paste Alloys with 5 Surface Finishes, Part 2

The Interaction of 2 Solder Paste Alloys with 5 Surface Finishes, Part 2

SAC 305 shows faster shear strength degradation than Innolot, while the surface finish has no effect. When a solder joint is exposed to cyclic stresses, therma...  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

Hirose Offers C.FL Series Coaxial Connector

Hirose Offers C.FL Series Coaxial Connector

C.FL series coaxial connector serves 5G device market.  Read More...

Vishay Intertechnology Updates Vishay Techno CDMM Chip Divider

Vishay Intertechnology Updates Vishay Techno CDMM Chip Divider

Vishay Techno CDMM high-voltage chip divider is now offered in a ribbed molded package with compliant surface-mount leads.  Read More...

DuPont Introduces ME102, ME604, ME614 Thick-Film Paste Conductors

DuPont Introduces ME102, ME604, ME614 Thick-Film Paste Conductors

ME102, ME604 and ME614 silver-bearing thick-film paste conductors, for in-mold electronic devices, have improved mechanical and electrical properties.  Read More...

Vishay Rolls Out IHVR-4025JZ-3Z Vertical-Mount Inductor

Vishay Rolls Out IHVR-4025JZ-3Z Vertical-Mount Inductor

IHVR-4025JZ-3Z vertical-mount inductor comes in 10.25mm x 6.4mm x 10mm 4025 case size.  Read More...

Zuken Enhances Harness Builder 2021 for E3.series

Zuken Enhances Harness Builder 2021 for E3.series

Harness Builder 2021 for E3.series enables designer to use intelligent designs to simplify quoting process, automate harness documentation process, and drive ne...  Read More...

DownStream Rolls Out CAM350 v. 14.6, BluePrint-PCB v. 6.6

DownStream Rolls Out CAM350 v. 14.6, BluePrint-PCB v. 6.6

Includes enhanced support for flex/rigid-flex and embedded component visualization in 2-D and 3-D environments.  Read More...

Introspect Technology Releases PV2 Universal Active Probe

Introspect Technology Releases PV2 Universal Active Probe

PV2 Universal Active Probe 8GHz in-system measurement system is for parallel, single-ended, wireline interfaces powering next-generation digital systems.  Read More...

Molex Offers Flex-to-Board RF mmWave Connector 5G25

Molex Offers Flex-to-Board RF mmWave Connector 5G25

Flex-to-Board RF mmWave Connector 5G25 meets 5G mmWave applications requiring signal integrity at higher frequencies up to 25GHz.  Read More...

MathWorks Releases Matlab, Simulink 2021b for RF Design

MathWorks Releases Matlab, Simulink 2021b for RF Design

Matlab 2021b includes code refactoring and block editing, as well as the ability to run Python commands and scripts.  Read More...

AVX Releases X9001748 Antennas

AVX Releases X9001748 Antennas

X9001748 external, dual-band Wi-Fi antennas are optimized for 2.4GHz and 5GHz applications.  Read More...

Vishay Enhances Draloric RCC1206 e3 Chip Resistor

Vishay Enhances Draloric RCC1206 e3 Chip Resistor

Draloric RCC1206 e3 thick-film chip resistor in 1206 case size now has higher power rating of 0.5W.  Read More...

Micross Debuts 1Gb MRAM Component

Micross Debuts 1Gb MRAM Component

Micross 1Gb magnetoresistive RAM (MRAM) component is packaged in 18 x 20mm ceramic land-grid array and ball-grid array formats.  Read More...

Lloyd Instruments Launches NexygenPlus 4.1 Materials Testing Software

Lloyd Instruments Launches NexygenPlus 4.1 Materials Testing Software

NexygenPlus 4.1 materials testing software is for testing physical properties of raw material prior to processing, and for development of new electronics design...  Read More...

Vishay Offers PHPA Series Resistors

Vishay Offers PHPA Series Resistors

Thin film wraparound PHPA series resistors have power ratings of 1.0W and 2.5W in 1206 and 2512 case sizes, respectively, with a self-passivated tantalum nitrid...  Read More...

Ucamco Rolls Out Integr8tor v2021.04 CAM Engineering Tool

Ucamco Rolls Out Integr8tor v2021.04 CAM Engineering Tool

Integr8tor v2021.04 CAM engineering tool has cut-out detection, Java 11 upgrade, Tomcat 8 web server upgrade, and QED PDF additions.  Read More...

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