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TTM Technologies Lowers Q4 Guidance

TTM Technologies Lowers Q4 Guidance

15 January 2019

COSTA MESA, CA – TTM Technologies expects fourth quarter revenues between $705 million and $715 million on slower demand for cars and phones.  Read More...

Global NAND Flash Capex to Dip 2% in 2019

Global NAND Flash Capex to Dip 2% in 2019

14 January 2019

TAIPEI CITY – Total capital expenditures in the global NAND flash industry is expected to be $22 billion in 2019, down about 2% year-over-year, says DRAMeXchang...  Read More...

IDC: Q4 PC Shipments Down Nearly 4%

IDC: Q4 PC Shipments Down Nearly 4%

14 January 2019

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Fourth quarter shipments of traditional PCs (desktops, notebooks, and workstations) totaled more than 68.1 million units, down 3.7% year-over-y...  Read More...

Orbotech Acquires CAM Tool Provider Frontline

Orbotech Acquires CAM Tool Provider Frontline

12 January 2019

YAVNE, ISRAEL -- Orbotech has acquired all outstanding shares in Frontline PCB Solutions for $85 million in cash plus the potential of future payments based on ...  Read More...

Gartner: Global Semi Revenue Up 13% in 2018

Gartner: Global Semi Revenue Up 13% in 2018

11 January 2019

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $476.7 billion in 2018, a 13.4% increase over 2017, according to Gartner.  Read More...

Unitech to Expand Rigid-Flex Offering in Consumer Electronics, Automotive

Unitech to Expand Rigid-Flex Offering in Consumer Electronics, Automotive

10 January 2019

TAIPEI – In 2019 Unitech Printed Circuit Board is expanding rigid-flex boards for consumer electronics and automotive applications to offset the slowdown in dem...  Read More...

Nan Ya PCB’s Q4 Sales Up 15%

Nan Ya PCB’s Q4 Sales Up 15%

10 January 2019

TAOYUAN CITY – Nan Ya Printed Circuit Board reported fourth quarter sales were $251.3 million, up 15% year-over-year.  Read More...

China’s MIIT Issues PCB Industry Specifications

China’s MIIT Issues PCB Industry Specifications

09 January 2019

BEIJING – The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in China issued specifications for the printed circuit board industry to promote further developme...  Read More...

Global Spending on 3D Printing to Increase 21% in 2019

Global Spending on 3D Printing to Increase 21% in 2019

09 January 2019

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Global spending on 3D printing, including hardware, materials, software, and services, is expected to increase 21.2% year-over-year to $13.8 bi...  Read More...

DownStream Offers Webinar on Updates to CAM350/DFMStream

DownStream Offers Webinar on Updates to CAM350/DFMStream

08 January 2019

MARLBOROUGH, MA – DownStream is offering a webinar Jan. 22 on CAM350/DFMStream, a how-to for streamlining analysis and post-processing to avoid delays and addit...  Read More...

Groups Seek Investigation into Contamination at Ex-Amphenol Site

Groups Seek Investigation into Contamination at Ex-Amphenol Site

08 January 2019

FRANKLIN, IN – Two groups are seeking a federal investigation into why toxic contamination continued decades after discovery here at a former factory site once ...  Read More...

AGC to See Slight Increase in Operating Profit in 2019

AGC to See Slight Increase in Operating Profit in 2019

07 January 2019

TOKYO – AGC, formerly Asahi Glass, expects a slight increase in operating profit this year to around $1.15 billion, as a result of growing demand in Southeast A...  Read More...

Q3 PCB Design Software Revenue Up Nearly 6%

Q3 PCB Design Software Revenue Up Nearly 6%

04 January 2019

MILPITAS, CA – Sales of design software for printed circuit boards and multichip modules increased 5.9% year-over-year to $200.7 million in the third quarter 20...  Read More...

Global IoT Spending to Increase 15% in 2019

Global IoT Spending to Increase 15% in 2019

04 January 2019

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is forecast to reach $745 billion in 2019, an increase of 15.4% over 2018, according to Inte...  Read More...

Global Automotive Electronics Market to Grow at 9% CAGR through 2026

Global Automotive Electronics Market to Grow at 9% CAGR through 2026

03 January 2019

LOS ANGELES – The global automotive electronics market is anticipated to record a market size of around $430.1 billion by 2026, growing at a 9% CAGR, according ...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Maxwell and Transmission Lines

Maxwell and Transmission Lines

The famous mathematician can guide our understanding of electrical signals.  Read More...

A Broken Path

A Broken Path

The original IPC Roadmap was designed to pave the way for a new era of US manufacturing dominance. Was it effective?  Read More...

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

A look back at friends and colleagues who left us in 2018.  Read More...

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...

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

Bowman Rolls Out G Series XRF

Bowman Rolls Out G Series XRF

G Series XRF is for analysis of precious metals, tin and nickel on PCBs, wafers, connectors and other electronic components.  Read More...

Rogers Launches RO3003G2 High-Frequency Laminates

Rogers Launches RO3003G2 High-Frequency Laminates

RO3003G2 high-frequency laminates provide radar sensor designers with improved insertion loss and reduced dielectric constant (Dk) variation.  Read More...

Samtec Releases HSEC8-PV Series Socket/Connector Combo

Samtec Releases HSEC8-PV Series Socket/Connector Combo

HSEC8 series high-speed edge card socket on 0.8mm pitch now has option of signal and power card edge combo connector.  Read More...

Z-zero Launches Z-Planner v2018.1 PCB Stackup Software

Z-zero Launches Z-Planner v2018.1 PCB Stackup Software

Z-Planner v. 2018.1 PCB stackup software includes 14 new features and 12 new laminate systems.  Read More...

AVX Introduces Transmission Line Metal Insulator Metal (MIM) Capacitors

AVX Introduces Transmission Line Metal Insulator Metal (MIM) Capacitors

Ultraminiature, thin-film transmission line capacitors have novel metal-insulator-metal (MIM) structure and a range of capacitance values. for high-frequency li...  Read More...

MicroCraft Adds E8M6151AL Probe Tester

MicroCraft Adds E8M6151AL Probe Tester

E8M6151AL electrical tester has eight flying probes and is fully automated.  Read More...

Altium Launches Altium Designer 19 PCB Design Software

Altium Launches Altium Designer 19 PCB Design Software

Altium Designer 19 PCB design software has new design technologies that simplify the process of creating complex designs and bring unification to schematic, lay...  Read More...

TopLine Offers SOT23 Jumper Components

TopLine Offers SOT23 Jumper Components

Near zero-ohm SOT23 Jumper components short out PCB circuitry without the need to redesign or spin new boards.  Read More...

Ventec Extends tec-speed 20.0 Series of Low PIM Antenna-Grade Laminates

Ventec Extends tec-speed 20.0 Series of Low PIM Antenna-Grade Laminates

tec-speed 20.0 ceramic-filled hydrocarbon thermoset material series now comes in four new low passive intermodulation (PIM) antenna-grade versions: L300, L330, ...  Read More...

IPC Releases Comprehensive Video Training Library

IPC Releases Comprehensive Video Training Library

Comprehensive video training library includes 77 of IPC’s most popular video training titles as a subscription or as mini-libraries focused on hand soldering, e...  Read More...

ANSYS Develops ECXML Open File Format for Thermal Simulation

ANSYS Develops ECXML Open File Format for Thermal Simulation

ECXML (Electronics Cooling XML) open neutral file format makes it possible to share design models among different thermal simulation toolsets.  Read More...

ACL Staticide Rolls Out Nitrile ESD Gloves

ACL Staticide Rolls Out Nitrile ESD Gloves

Nitrile ESD gloves complement Nitrile ESD and Latex ESD finger cots.  Read More...

Panasonic Introduces Narrow-Pitch Connectors

Panasonic Introduces Narrow-Pitch Connectors

Narrow-pitch connectors use tough-contact technology and include flat printed circuit and flexible flat cable connectors, as well as board-to-board and board-to...  Read More...

ESI Launches Geode Laser Drilling System

ESI Launches Geode Laser Drilling System

Geode laser-based micro-via drilling system is for high-density interconnects on rigid printed circuit boards.  Read More...

TE Connectivity Introduces HD+ Card Edge Power Connectors

TE Connectivity Introduces HD+ Card Edge Power Connectors

High density plus (HD+) card edge power connectors reportedly deliver the highest current density of any card edge power connectors.  Read More...

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