NEWS

Teardowns Of New 5G Smartphones Confirm Benefits Of Integrated Radio System Design

Teardowns Of New 5G Smartphones Confirm Benefits Of Integrated Radio System Design

26 October 2020

OYSTER BAY, NY -- Smartphone OEMs are extending fully integrated modem-RF system designs to support 5G and LTE implementations over their flagship devices, a ne...  Read More...

Obituary for Julian Coates

Obituary for Julian Coates

26 October 2020

Ed.: The following obituary was submitted by friends and colleagues of the late Julian Coates.  Read More...

Taiwan’s PCB Output to Grow Up to 3% in 2021

Taiwan’s PCB Output to Grow Up to 3% in 2021

23 October 2020

TAOYUAN CITY, TAIWAN – Taiwan’s PCB industry output in 2021 is expected to grow 2-3% to NT$690 billion (US$24.1 million) because of 5G, according to Taiwan Prin...  Read More...

Sept. N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up 40%

Sept. N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up 40%

23 October 2020

MILPITAS, CA – North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.75 billion in billings worldwide in September, up 40.3% year-over-year and...  Read More...

Amphenol Reports Q3 Net Sales Up 11%

Amphenol Reports Q3 Net Sales Up 11%

21 October 2020

WALLINGFORD, CT – Amphenol reported third quarter net sales of $2.3 billion, up 10.6% year-over-year. Currency translation had the effect of increasing sales $1...  Read More...

Zuken to Host Hardware Architecture Webinar Oct. 28

Zuken to Host Hardware Architecture Webinar Oct. 28

21 October 2020

WESTFORD, MA – Zuken is hosting a hardware architecture webinar Oct. 28.  Read More...

ITA: Tin Use to Decline 6% in 2020

ITA: Tin Use to Decline 6% in 2020

20 October 2020

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK – Tin use contracted 5.4% in 2019 to 359,200 tonnes and is expected to decline a further 5.9% in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, accord...  Read More...

Cadence Reports Q3 Revenue Up 15%

Cadence Reports Q3 Revenue Up 15%

19 October 2020

SAN JOSE, CA – Cadence Design Systems reported third quarter revenue of $667 million, an increase of 15% year-over-year.  Read More...

Semi Industry Calls for $3.4B for R&D

Semi Industry Calls for $3.4B for R&D

16 October 2020

WASHINGTON – The Semiconductor Industry Association and Semiconductor Research Corp. are calling for an annual $3.4 billion federal investment over the next dec...  Read More...

EMA, Sierra Circuits to Host PCB Materials Webinar

EMA, Sierra Circuits to Host PCB Materials Webinar

15 October 2020

ROCHESTER, NY – EMA Design Automation and Sierra Circuits will hold a free webinar on selecting PCB materials on Oct. 28.  Read More...

FTG Posts Q3 Circuit Sales Down 14%

FTG Posts Q3 Circuit Sales Down 14%

13 October 2020

TORONTO – Firan Technology Group reported third quarter Circuits segment sales down $2.6 million, or 14%, year-over-year.  Read More...

Q3 PC Shipments Up 15%

Q3 PC Shipments Up 15%

13 October 2020

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The continuation of the global Covid-19 pandemic has led to double-digit growth in the traditional PC market, comprised of desktops, notebooks,...  Read More...

Hitachi Chemical Finalizes Name Change

Hitachi Chemical Finalizes Name Change

11 October 2020

TOKYO -- Hitachi Chemical Co., a longtime leader in the development of electronic materials, is officially no more. Effective Oct. 1, the company has changed it...  Read More...

UP Media Group Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB East 2021

UP Media Group Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB East 2021

08 October 2020

ATLANTA, GA – In response to customer demand, PCB East returns to Boston for 2021 for the first time since 2009.  Read More...

Rohm’s Reference Design Now Available Via Keysight

Rohm’s Reference Design Now Available Via Keysight

08 October 2020

SANTA ROSA – Keysight Technologies and Rohm Semiconductor announced a PathWave advanced design system-compatible workspace that enables designers to perform pre...  Read More...

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FEATURES

You Don’t Always Need S-Parameters

You Don’t Always Need S-Parameters

Consider these alternatives for advanced PCB design and analysis. These days, I try to keep up with interesting signal integrity discussions on forums, SI list...  Read More...

It’s About Time: Let’s Automate High-Speed Constraints

It’s About Time: Let’s Automate High-Speed Constraints

IC vendors should make edge rates easily available for inclusion in PCB design libraries. PCB layout will eventually be fully automated. Although the effective...  Read More...

Advanced Packages and New 5G Technologies Will Drive Portable Products

Advanced Packages and New 5G Technologies Will Drive Portable Products

SLPs with lines and spaces <35µm are ahead. Ed.: This is the ninth of an occasional series by the authors of the 2019 iNEMI Roadmap. This information is...  Read More...

State-of-the-Art Technology Flashes

State-of-the-Art Technology Flashes

Updates in silicon and electronics technology. Ed.: This is a special feature courtesy of Binghamton University. Smallest on-chip optical modulator has switch...  Read More...

Hitachi Chemical Now Showa Denko

Hitachi Chemical Now Showa Denko

My business contact list has more than 2500 names. Most of these contacts are affiliated with the printed circuit or electronic material industries. The DKN biw...  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

Nippon Mektron Develops MPI FPC

Nippon Mektron Develops MPI FPC

Modified-PI FPC combines MPI and low dielectric adhesives to achieve higher resistance to bending and heat and similar transmission properties to liquid crystal...  Read More...

TE Connectivity Adds Card Edge Power Connectors

TE Connectivity Adds Card Edge Power Connectors

Card edge power connectors now include single-beam, HD-heightened, HD-plus 5- and 8-beam connectors.  Read More...

Limata Updates X3000 LDI System

Limata Updates X3000 LDI System

X3000 LDI system reportedly can handle the largest panels for dry-film patterning and solder mask imaging in PCB production.  Read More...

Omron Debuts V410-H Handheld Barcode Reader

Omron Debuts V410-H Handheld Barcode Reader

V410-H handheld barcode reader reportedly captures challenging codes, including direct part marks and ultra-compact symbols.  Read More...

Corelis Releases ScanExpress v. 9.8.0 Boundary Scan Software

Corelis Releases ScanExpress v. 9.8.0 Boundary Scan Software

ScanExpress boundary scan 9.8.0 software includes optional ScanExpress JET advanced diagnostics for detailed memory test diagnostics with automated analysis.  Read More...

Amphenol RF Expands SMP Connectors, Terminators

Amphenol RF Expands SMP Connectors, Terminators

SMP product series includes connectors and terminators. SMP connectors are ideal for telecommunications and military applications that require compact board-to-...  Read More...

MacDermid Alpha Offers MacuSpec VF-TH 300 Pattern Plating Metallization

MacDermid Alpha Offers MacuSpec VF-TH 300 Pattern Plating Metallization

MacuSpec VF-TH 300 VF-TH series electroplating is for processes used in mSAP HDI manufacturing.  Read More...

Cadence Debuts Cadence Clarity 3D Transient Solver

Cadence Debuts Cadence Clarity 3D Transient Solver

Cadence Clarity 3D Transient Solver is a system-level simulation that solves electromagnetic interference system design issues up to 10x faster than legacy 3-D ...  Read More...

Keysight Updates PathWave Software Suite

Keysight Updates PathWave Software Suite

PathWave advanced design system software 2021 now comes with design cloud simulation services. Reduces simulation time, increases simulation test coverage and p...  Read More...

Buehler Releases Wilson RH2150 Rockwell Hardness Tester

Buehler Releases Wilson RH2150 Rockwell Hardness Tester

Wilson RH2150 Rockwell hardness tester is available in two different sizes, with a vertical capacity of 10" and 14".  Read More...

Saelig Introduces TekBox TBRFH1 RF Shielded Housings

Saelig Introduces TekBox TBRFH1 RF Shielded Housings

TekBox TBRFH1 RF shielded housings are ideal for enclosing prototype RF building blocks operating up to 6GHz.  Read More...

Antenova Rolls Out Lepida SR4L054 Antenna

Antenova Rolls Out Lepida SR4L054 Antenna

Lepida SR4L054 antenna is a 5G SMD design for high efficiency and performance from 600MHz to 3800MHz.  Read More...

Hirose Releases CX90MW Connector

Hirose Releases CX90MW Connector

CX90MW waterproof USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C connector is for applications that require miniaturization with resistance to liquid, vibration and/or shock.  Read More...

TE Connectivity Releases ICCON Block, ICCON Insert Connectors

TE Connectivity Releases ICCON Block, ICCON Insert Connectors

ICCON Block and ICCON Insert connectors address high current rating demands from high-speed board-to-board and board-to-busbar data communication applications. ...  Read More...

Vishay Introduces VEMD4010X01, VEMD4110X01 Photodiodes

Vishay Introduces VEMD4010X01, VEMD4110X01 Photodiodes

VEMD4010X01 and VEMD4110X01 surface-mount automotive-grade silicon PIN photodiodes come in 0805 case size with 0.7mm profile.  Read More...

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