NEWS

Scott McCurdy Receives 2022 PCEA Membership Award

Scott McCurdy Receives 2022 PCEA Membership Award

28 September 2022

SANTA CLARA, CA – The Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA) today announced Scott McCurdy as recipient of the first PCEA Membership Award.  Read More...

Somacis Changes Hands Among Private Equity Owners

Somacis Changes Hands Among Private Equity Owners

30 September 2022

MILAN, ITALY -- Green Arrow Capital has sold Somacis Graphic Group to Chequers Capital, the company announced.  Read More...

Molex Expands Vietnam Manufacturing Plant

Molex Expands Vietnam Manufacturing Plant

30 September 2022

HANOI – Molex today announced it is expanding its existing manufacturing operations in Hanoi to include a new 16,000 square meter facility  Read More...

Trackwise Designs Sees 7% Sales Drop, Might Need New Funding

Trackwise Designs Sees 7% Sales Drop, Might Need New Funding

30 September 2022

TEWKESBURY, UK – Trackwise Designs reported first half revenue of GBP3.8 million, down 7.3% from a year ago.  Read More...

Automotive Share of IC Market Rising Sharply, IC Insights Says

Automotive Share of IC Market Rising Sharply, IC Insights Says

29 September 2022

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- The automotive IC market share has steadily increased since 1998, growing from 4.7% of total IC sales that year to 7.4% in 2021.  Read More...

Environmental Group Alleges Cirexx International is Violating Discharge Rules

Environmental Group Alleges Cirexx International is Violating Discharge Rules

29 September 2022

SAN FRANCISCO -- A California environmental group is suing Cirexx International, alleging the manufacturer and assembler of printed circuit boards is polluting ...  Read More...

North American EMS Shipments Up 14.9% in August

North American EMS Shipments Up 14.9% in August

28 September 2022

BANNOCKBURN, IL -- North American electronics manufacturing services (EMS) shipments in August were up 14.9% compared to a year ago and 9.5% sequentially. EM...  Read More...

IPC: Likelihood of a Recession in 2023 in US, Europe Continues to Increase

IPC: Likelihood of a Recession in 2023 in US, Europe Continues to Increase

28 September 2022

BANNOCKBURN, IL – The economic picture in the US continues to dim and the likelihood of a recession next year continues to increase, according to IPC’s latest e...  Read More...

Global Fab Equipment Spending to Hit Record in 2022

Global Fab Equipment Spending to Hit Record in 2022

27 September 2022

MILPITAS, CA — Global fab equipment spending for front-end facilities is expected to increase approximately 9% year-over-year to a new all-time high of $99 bill...  Read More...

ECIA Publishes Guidance for NC/NR Industry Practices

ECIA Publishes Guidance for NC/NR Industry Practices

27 September 2022

ATLANTA — The Electronic Components Industry Association today announced new guidance for noncancellable, nonreturnable components.  Read More...

PCB Design Engineering Tool Developer JITX Gains Series A Funding

PCB Design Engineering Tool Developer JITX Gains Series A Funding

23 September 2022

BERKELEY, CA -- JITX, a developer of a compiler that turns programming code into circuit board designs, has raised a $12 million in Series A funding.  Read More...

North American Printed Circuit Board Sales Up 15% YoY in August

North American Printed Circuit Board Sales Up 15% YoY in August

23 September 2022

BANNOCKBURN, IL — The 90-day moving average shipments of printed circuit boards by North American fabricators in August rose 15.1% from a year ago.  Read More...

Wearables Shed Shipment Gains in Q2

Wearables Shed Shipment Gains in Q2

20 September 2022

NEEDHAM, MA – The wearables market faced another challenging period in the second quarter as global shipments declined 6.9% year over year to 107.4 million unit...  Read More...

Altair Survey Reveals Digital Twin Technology May Make Physical Prototyping Obsolete

Altair Survey Reveals Digital Twin Technology May Make Physical Prototyping Obsolete

16 September 2022

TROY, MI – Two in three respondents (67%) expect digital twin solutions to make the need for physical prototypes obsolete within the next six years. That's acco...  Read More...

Icape Acquires Portuguese PCB Firm Lusodabel

Icape Acquires Portuguese PCB Firm Lusodabel

15 September 2022

FONTENAY-AUX-ROSES, FRANCE -- Icape Group today announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Lusodabel, a supplier of printed circuit boards in Portugal a...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Microvia Reliability Testing Utilizing D-Coupons to Understand Best Design Practice

Microvia Reliability Testing Utilizing D-Coupons to Understand Best Design Practice

A study of the influence of design parameters that impact success. A microvia is defined in IPC-T-50M as “a blind structure (as plated) with a maximum aspect r...  Read More...

7 Key Drivers of Change in Product Design Today

7 Key Drivers of Change in Product Design Today

A study of nearly 300 companies reveals shifting approaches to hardware and software. How are companies addressing digital transformation, ever-increasing desi...  Read More...

Why I4.0 and Reshoring Go Hand in Hand

Why I4.0 and Reshoring Go Hand in Hand

The path to digitize a factory is both closer and cheaper than most engineers realize. Reshoring has been a buzzword for a few years now. But when supply chain...  Read More...

The ECAD Industry is Firing on All Cylinders. No Wonder Wages are Rising.

The ECAD Industry is Firing on All Cylinders. No Wonder Wages are Rising.

Salaries spiked in the past year. Can it last? Inflation is hitting in all corners, but salaries are rising too. That’s according to the latest PCD F/CIRCUI...  Read More...

NTI 100: The Unsinkable, Unstoppable PCB Market

NTI 100: The Unsinkable, Unstoppable PCB Market

Political and supply-chain issues could not slow printed circuit growth in 2021. The author attended his first IPC meeting in 1966. At that time, the consen...  Read More...

A Royal Summit

A Royal Summit

Summit Interconnect’s chief executive explains the PCB fabricator’s latest buy. Summit Interconnect in May announced the acquisition of fellow printed circuit ...  Read More...

Making Technology-Specific Design Charts

Making Technology-Specific Design Charts

IPC-2152 is an important baseline for determining current carrying capacity, but further work must be done for individual applications. In response to recent c...  Read More...

Critical Success Factors for Implementing and Sustaining Quality Management Systems

Critical Success Factors for Implementing and Sustaining Quality Management Systems

Does sustained ISO 9001 and Lean Six Sigma deliver success? Sustaining quality management systems and continuous improvement strategies is critical for retaini...  Read More...

Minimizing the Effects of Vias on Very High-Speed Digital Signals

Minimizing the Effects of Vias on Very High-Speed Digital Signals

Unwanted capacitance hanging off signal traces can cause unwanted resonances and excessive attenuation. Data rates for very high-speed data links keep climbing...  Read More...

Can PCB Fabrication Processes Keep Up with Design Demands?

Can PCB Fabrication Processes Keep Up with Design Demands?

New hole formation technologies and low-cost low-loss materials are needed. Ed.: This is the fourth of an occasional series by the authors of the 2019 iNEMI Ro...  Read More...

Limiting Radiation from Logic Circuit Boards

Limiting Radiation from Logic Circuit Boards

Once energy leaves a controlled path, the chances are it will cause interference and radiate from board edges.  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

Amphenol Launches SnapEDA Viewer

Amphenol Launches SnapEDA Viewer

SnapEDA Viewer for Amphenol enables engineers to find readily available digital models -- such as schematic symbols, PCB footprints and 3-D models -- for over 2...  Read More...

Keysight Delivers PathWave ADS 2023 Design-to-Test Software

Keysight Delivers PathWave ADS 2023 Design-to-Test Software

PathWave ADS 2023, for high-speed digital (HSD) design, comes with new Memory Designer capabilities for modeling and simulation of next-generation interface sta...  Read More...

Rohde & Schwarz Offer FSV and FSVA Signal and Spectrum Analyzers

Rohde & Schwarz Offer FSV and FSVA Signal and Spectrum Analyzers

FSV3050 and FSVA3050 signal and spectrum analyzer family extends frequency range to 50GHz.  Read More...

Polar Instruments Releases Speedstack v.22.09.01 Stackup Tool

Polar Instruments Releases Speedstack v.22.09.01 Stackup Tool

Speedstack v22.09.01 introduces Structure View, which presents a useful overview of the controlled impedance/insertion loss structures that exist on the stackup...  Read More...

Vishay Unveils IHSR IHSR-6767GZ-5A Automotive Grade Inductor

Vishay Unveils IHSR IHSR-6767GZ-5A Automotive Grade Inductor

Vishay Dale IHSR-6767GZ-5A AEC-Q200 qualified IHSR inductor has current ratings to 155A in a 19.0mm by 17.1mm by 7.0mm 6767 case size.  Read More...

Vishay Releases Fred Pt Gen 5 600V Rectifiers

Vishay Releases Fred Pt Gen 5 600V Rectifiers

Fred Pt Gen 5 600 V Ultrafast rectifiers come in TO-244 packages and in IF of 240A, 300A, 480A and 600A.  Read More...

Remcom Upgrades XFdtd 3D EM Simulation Software

Remcom Upgrades XFdtd 3D EM Simulation Software

XFdtd 3D EM simulation software has an updated schematic editor to support diplex matched antennas.  Read More...

Antenova Offers Agosti Corner-Placement Antenna

Antenova Offers Agosti Corner-Placement Antenna

Agosti (SR4G080) miniature surface mount antennas for GNSS applications measures 9.0 x 5.8 x 1.7mm and operates with exceptional efficiency in a reduced space o...  Read More...

T-Tech Offers IsoPro 6.0 PCB Prototype Software

T-Tech Offers IsoPro 6.0 PCB Prototype Software

IsoPro 6.0 software comes on Quick Circuit Systems and enables automatic data conversion from almost any CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-research/cad-...  Read More...

Ventec Introduces tec-speed 4.0 Flex-Rigid Material

Ventec Introduces tec-speed 4.0 Flex-Rigid Material

tec-speed 4.0 (VT-462(L) PP NF/LF) no- and low-flow FR-4.0 prepreg material offers high-Tg, low Dk, low loss, and excellent thermal reliability.  Read More...

Number One Systems Releases Easy-PC v. 26 ECAD Tool

Number One Systems Releases Easy-PC v. 26 ECAD Tool

Easy-PC v. 26 PCB design software incorporates IPC-2581 export capability, plus over 25 other new technology features.  Read More...

Uyemura Introduces C100 Silver Dispersion Plating

Uyemura Introduces C100 Silver Dispersion Plating

C100 Silver dispersive plating for high-power connectors retains silver’s conductive properties while providing anti-tarnish protection and greater wear resista...  Read More...

Fujipoly Offers Sarcon EGR30A Thermal Interface Material

Fujipoly Offers Sarcon EGR30A Thermal Interface Material

Sarcon EGR30A thermal interface material absorbs a range of unwanted electromagnetic energy.  Read More...

Kyocera AVX Releases 9159-650 Series Card-Edge Connector

Kyocera AVX Releases 9159-650 Series Card-Edge Connector

9159-650 Series vertical, dual-row, top-entry card-edge connector provides significant functionality in a broad range of perpendicular, PCB-mating automotive, i...  Read More...

Ultra Librarian Launches Autodesk Fusion 360-Integrated CAD Library App

Ultra Librarian Launches Autodesk Fusion 360-Integrated CAD Library App

Ultra Librarian Fusion 360-compatible app provides free verified schematic symbols, PCB footprints, 3-D STEP models, and reference designs from Ultra Librarian ...  Read More...

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