NEWS

Component Sales Surged in 2018

Component Sales Surged in 2018

14 November 2018

FRANKFURT, GERMANY – The worldwide components market grew 14% to about $666 billion in 2018, according to the Germany trade group ZVEI Electronic Components and...  Read More...

Zuken Offers Webinar on Releasing Designs to PLM

Zuken Offers Webinar on Releasing Designs to PLM

14 November 2018

WESTFORD, MA – Zuken will host a webinar Dec. 5 on releasing designs to PLM.  Read More...

Mouser Electronics, SamacSys Partner on Free Design Resources

Mouser Electronics, SamacSys Partner on Free Design Resources

13 November 2018

MUNICH – Mouser Electronics has partnered with SamacSys to provide free design resources.  Read More...

Schweizer Sales Up 10% in Q3, Expects Q4 Slowdown

Schweizer Sales Up 10% in Q3, Expects Q4 Slowdown

09 November 2018

SCHRAMBERG, GERMANY – The Schweizer Group reported sales of PCBs rose 9.7% in the third quarter to 32.8 million euros ($37.2 million) on higher demand from the ...  Read More...

Ansys Reports Q3 Revenue Up 10% YoY

Ansys Reports Q3 Revenue Up 10% YoY

09 November 2018

PITTSBURGH – Under ASC 605, Ansys reported third quarter GAAP revenue of $302 million, up 10% year-over-year.  Read More...

FTG Announces Over $15M in New Program Wins

FTG Announces Over $15M in New Program Wins

08 November 2018

TORONTO – Firan Technology Group announced new contracts valued at more than $15 million by a Tier 1 US avionics OEM.  Read More...

DuPont to Build Specialty Materials Manufacturing Facility in East China

DuPont to Build Specialty Materials Manufacturing Facility in East China

08 November 2018

SHANGHAI – DuPont announced today that it is investing more than $80 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Zhangjiagang, in the Jiangsu Province of C...  Read More...

Orbotech’s Q3 PCB Revenues Up Over 10%

Orbotech’s Q3 PCB Revenues Up Over 10%

07 November 2018

YAVNE, ISRAEL – Orbotech reported third quarter PCB revenues were $94.7 million, including $56.7 million in equipment sales, up 10.5% year-over-year.  Read More...

Cohu Posts Q3 Net Sales Down 8%

Cohu Posts Q3 Net Sales Down 8%

06 November 2018

POWAY, CA – Cohu reported fiscal third quarter net sales of $86.2 million, down 8% year-over-year and 13.6% sequentially. GAAP income for the quarter was $4.8 m...  Read More...

Q3 Smartphone Shipments Down 6% YoY

Q3 Smartphone Shipments Down 6% YoY

02 November 2018

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Smartphone vendors shipped 355.2 million units during the third quarter, resulting in a year-over-year decline of 6%, says International Data C...  Read More...

Q3 Global Tablet Shipments Down 9%

Q3 Global Tablet Shipments Down 9%

02 November 2018

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The worldwide tablet market declined 8.6% during the third quarter of 2018, as global shipments fell to 36.4 million, says International Data C...  Read More...

Rogers Posts Q3 Net Sales Up 10%

Rogers Posts Q3 Net Sales Up 10%

02 November 2018

CHANDLER, AZ – Rogers reported third quarter net sales of $226.9 million, an increase of 9.7% year-over-year and 5.7% sequentially.  Read More...

Q3 German Region PCB Manufacturing Sales Up 2%

Q3 German Region PCB Manufacturing Sales Up 2%

01 November 2018

FRANKFURT – Printed circuit board manufacturers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland reported total third quarter sales up 1.9% year-over-year and 0.5% sequenti...  Read More...

PCB West 2019 Show Floor More Than 75% Sold Out

PCB West 2019 Show Floor More Than 75% Sold Out

01 November 2018

ATLANTA, GA – The exhibition floor space for PCB West (http://pcbwest.com/) 2019 is more than 75% sold, UP Media Group Inc. said today. Booth reservations are n...  Read More...

Report: Global PCB Industry Grows 14% in 2017

Report: Global PCB Industry Grows 14% in 2017

01 November 2018

BANNOCKBURN, IL – The global printed circuit board industry achieved an estimated 13.9% real growth in 2017, the fastest growth since the recovery year of 2010,...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Achieving Fine Lines and Spaces Using MSAP

Achieving Fine Lines and Spaces Using MSAP

A method to form fine-line circuits on organic substrates using traditional plating equipment.  Read More...

AltiumLive: Empathy Sparking PCB Design Innovation

AltiumLive: Empathy Sparking PCB Design Innovation

Young, vibrant designers and engineers brought passion to Altium’s second annual user conference in October.  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...

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PRODUCTS

EMA Launches Ultra Librarian Reference Design Cloud EDA Model Library

EMA Launches Ultra Librarian Reference Design Cloud EDA Model Library

Ultra Librarian Reference Design Cloud offers web-based access to reference design schematics and is said to enable faster design starts.  Read More...

Numerical Innovations Announces FAB 3000 V8 CAM

Numerical Innovations Announces FAB 3000 V8 CAM

FAB 3000 version 8 is full-featured CAM software for advanced DRC/DFM verification, component centroid generation, SMT stencil pads creation, PCB panelization, ...  Read More...

Genes’Ink Presents S-CS01520 Conductive Ink

Genes’Ink Presents S-CS01520 Conductive Ink

S-CS01520 conductive ink is said to enable fast prototyping and easy transition from laboratory equipment to commercial production scale when used with industri...  Read More...

ITEQ Launches IT-8338A, IT-8350A FR-4

ITEQ Launches IT-8338A, IT-8350A FR-4

IT-8338A and IT-8350A are for use in antenna and LNB applications.  Read More...

AVX Releases Lambda-Bridge Thermal Conductors

AVX Releases Lambda-Bridge Thermal Conductors

λ-Bridge (Lambda-Bridge) series thermal conductors are constructed with aluminum nitride or beryllium oxide materials.  Read More...

Hirose Offers CX Series Connectors

Hirose Offers CX Series Connectors

CX series USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C connectors offer high current performance, waterproof certification and vertical orientation for enhanced design flexibility.  Read More...

Park Electrochemical Introduces RadarWave Prepreg Materials

Park Electrochemical Introduces RadarWave Prepreg Materials

RadarWave prepreg materials are used to manufacture radome systems for aerospace and defense applications.  Read More...

Ucamco Offers Free Reference Gerber Viewer v. 2.8

Ucamco Offers Free Reference Gerber Viewer v. 2.8

Reference Gerber Viewer v. 2.8 free, cloud-based online web service displays all meta-information contained in Gerber X2 files: layer structure, where via pads ...  Read More...

ESI Rolls out CapStone Flexible PCB Laser Drill

ESI Rolls out CapStone Flexible PCB Laser Drill

CapStone flexible printed circuit board laser drill processes blind and through-hole vias.  Read More...

Molex Announces Spot-On Connector System

Molex Announces Spot-On Connector System

Spot-On 1.5 and 2.0 SMT potting wire-to-board connector system improves process capabilities and mechanical reliability, and protects against water damage in wh...  Read More...

FKN Systek Rolls Out K5000 L48 PCB Depanelizer

FKN Systek Rolls Out K5000 L48 PCB Depanelizer

K5000 L48 PCB depanelizer singulates multiple pre-scored PCB panels in one pass.  Read More...

Ucamco Introduces YELO PCB DRC Software

Ucamco Introduces YELO PCB DRC Software

YELO (yield enhancing layout modules) has high-speed multichannel intelligence.  Read More...

DfR Solutions Rolls Out Sherlock Automated Design Analysis v. 6.0

DfR Solutions Rolls Out Sherlock Automated Design Analysis v. 6.0

Sherlock Automated Design Analysis software v. 6.0 is for Solidworks 3-D CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-research/cad-cam-pcb-software) integration.  Read More...

Fujiploy Debuts Zebra Gold 8000A Connectors

Fujiploy Debuts Zebra Gold 8000A Connectors

Fujipoly Zebra Gold 8000A elastomeric connectors transfer data and power between parallel components and PCBs, while exhibiting electrical resistance of less th...  Read More...

Molex Introduces Coeur CST High-Current Interconnect System

Molex Introduces Coeur CST High-Current Interconnect System

Coeur CST high-current interconnect system features a float design that accommodates pin to socket misalignment, allowing for ease of mating PCB to PCB, PCB to ...  Read More...

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