NEWS

N. American PCB Orders Up 14% in March

N. American PCB Orders Up 14% in March

22 April 2021

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Total North American printed circuit board orders in March increased 13.6% year-over-year, and were up 17.6% compared to February.  Read More...

DRAM Prices Projected to Rise 18-23% Sequentially in Q2

DRAM Prices Projected to Rise 18-23% Sequentially in Q2

20 April 2021

TAIPEI – TrendForce today raised its forecasts for DRAM price hikes for the second quarter to 18 to 23%, up from its prior estimate of 13 to 18%. Actual increas...  Read More...

Fraunhofer IPMS Begins Trusted Electronics Research Project in Germany

Fraunhofer IPMS Begins Trusted Electronics Research Project in Germany

20 April 2021

DRESDEN, GERMANY – Fraunhofer IPMS began a research project in March to establish a platform for trusted electronic devices in Germany.  Read More...

Altium Launches Nexar Partner Platform

Altium Launches Nexar Partner Platform

20 April 2021

SAN DIEGO – Altium is launching Nexar, a cloud-based partner platform designed to connect Altium 365 PCB design users and their companies with software, supplie...  Read More...

Nano Dimension Acquires Machine Learning Firm

Nano Dimension Acquires Machine Learning Firm

20 April 2021

SUNRISE, FL – Nano Dimension has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DeepCube, a machine learning/deep learning technology company.  Read More...

Eternal Technologies Says Prices to Rise in N. America

Eternal Technologies Says Prices to Rise in N. America

19 April 2021

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA -- North American customers of Eternal Technologies will see price hikes effective June 1, or as contracts permit, a company spokesman said...  Read More...

ECTC Registration is Now Open

ECTC Registration is Now Open

15 April 2021

SAN DIEGO – The Electronics, Components and Technology Conference (ECTC), the international packaging conference, will again be virtual this year, running Jun. ...  Read More...

EMA Design Automation to Hold SI/PI Webinar Apr. 29

EMA Design Automation to Hold SI/PI Webinar Apr. 29

15 April 2021

ROCHESTER, NY – EMA Design Automation is holding a free webinar on common signal integrity and power integrity issues Apr. 29.  Read More...

FTG Reports Q1 PCB Sales Down 27%

FTG Reports Q1 PCB Sales Down 27%

15 April 2021

TORONTO – Firan Technology Group reported first quarter sales at its printed circuit board fabrication unit were down $4.5 million, or 27%, year-over-year. All ...  Read More...

Q1 PC Shipments Up 55%

Q1 PC Shipments Up 55%

13 April 2021

NEEDHAM, MA – Global shipments of traditional PCs, including desktops, notebooks, and workstations, grew 55.2% year-over-year to 84 million during the first qua...  Read More...

Global Semi Manufacturing Equipment Sales Surge 19% to $71B in 2020

Global Semi Manufacturing Equipment Sales Surge 19% to $71B in 2020

13 April 2021

MILPITAS, CA – Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment surged 19% to an all-time high of $71.2 billion in 2020, says SEMI.  Read More...

PCB Design Software Revenue Down 1% in Q4

PCB Design Software Revenue Down 1% in Q4

13 April 2021

MILPITAS, CA — Printed circuit board and multichip module design software revenue decreased 0.8% year-over-year to $292.9 million in the fourth quarter, accordi...  Read More...

Eltek Receives Approval to Potentially Lease Land in Northern Israel for 2d Fab Shop

Eltek Receives Approval to Potentially Lease Land in Northern Israel for 2d Fab Shop

12 April 2021

PETACH-TIKVA, ISRAEL – The domestic Ministry of Economics approved a recommendation to the Israel Land Authority to allocate land in the north of Israel to Elte...  Read More...

Semi Unit Shipments to Rise 13% in 2021 to Over 1T

Semi Unit Shipments to Rise 13% in 2021 to Over 1T

08 April 2021

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Total semiconductor unit shipments, including ICs, optoelectronics, sensor/actuator, and discrete devices, are forecast to rise 13% in 2021 to ...  Read More...

SIA Urges US Government Action to Strengthen America’s Semi Supply Chain

SIA Urges US Government Action to Strengthen America’s Semi Supply Chain

06 April 2021

WASHINGTON – The Semiconductor Industry Association submitted comments to the US Department of Commerce in response to President Biden’s executive order on secu...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Laws of Physics

Laws of Physics

Signals and energy move in the spaces, not in the traces. When a principle of physics is accepted, it explains phenomena everywhere in the universe. The law of...  Read More...

Application of Nonlinear Regression for Determining PCB Finish Thicknesses

Application of Nonlinear Regression for Determining PCB Finish Thicknesses

Commonly available tools can determine the relationship between gold thickness and plating time. Regression analysis utilizes the relationship between quantita...  Read More...

Cost-Efficient Laser Depaneling

Cost-Efficient Laser Depaneling

Machine and operational costs have shrunk over the past decade. For years, the word in the electronics industry has been laser depaneling is expensive. This ma...  Read More...

The Future of AI is Embedded

The Future of AI is Embedded

What PCB designers need to know to bring AI hardware to the device level. A few buzzwords dominated headlines in 2020, many centered around Covid-19 and politi...  Read More...

10 Years After the Disaster

10 Years After the Disaster

2:46 p.m. March 11, 2011. It is an unforgettable time for me. The historically strongest earthquake followed by the largest tsunami has attacked eastern Japan. ...  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

Rohm Semiconductor Introduces CSL1104WB LEDs

Rohm Semiconductor Introduces CSL1104WB LEDs

CSL1104WB white-chip LEDs are optimized for applications requiring high-brightness, white-light emission, such as IoT devices, drones, and other battery-equippe...  Read More...

PCB Libraries Releases 2021 Footprint Expert Tool

PCB Libraries Releases 2021 Footprint Expert Tool

2021 Footprint Expert tool is for auto-generating PCB library parts from package dimensions and personal options.  Read More...

Zuken Debuts E3.Genesys Connector Wire Harness Design Process

Zuken Debuts E3.Genesys Connector Wire Harness Design Process

E3.Genesys Connector directly connects product model to wire harness design process.  Read More...

Harwin Offers J-Tek, Gecko Connectors with FPCs

Harwin Offers J-Tek, Gecko Connectors with FPCs

Datamate J-Tek 2mm pitch and Gecko 1.25mm pitch connectors are now offered with flexible printed circuit boards attached.  Read More...

Siemens Debuts PCBflow Software

Siemens Debuts PCBflow Software

PCBflow cloud-based software bridges the gap between electronics design and manufacturing ecosystems.  Read More...

AVX Upgrades TCQ Series Capacitors

AVX Upgrades TCQ Series Capacitors

AEC-Q200-qualified TCQ series conductive polymer chip capacitors are for automotive, industrial, and telecommunications applications.  Read More...

AVX Releases LCCI Series Inductors

AVX Releases LCCI Series Inductors

LCCI series ultraminiature multilayer ceramic chip inductors are for high-frequency RF applications.  Read More...

Ultra Librarian, TDK Develop DC-DC Multimodule Reference Design

Ultra Librarian, TDK Develop DC-DC Multimodule Reference Design

µPOL embedded DC-DC converters now include a 5W to 40W DC-DC multimodule reference design that reportedly enables concept to design in fewer than 15 min.  Read More...

Inventhub Unveils PCB Design Project Management Tool Suite

Inventhub Unveils PCB Design Project Management Tool Suite

PCB design project management tool suite provides management of PCB design projects and allows early collaboration on data of projects.  Read More...

Amphenol Enhances Max-M12 Connectors

Amphenol Enhances Max-M12 Connectors

Max-M12 high-speed connectors include X coding with support for 10Gb/s (1000M Ethernet with CAT6 cable) data transmission and S coding for safer connection with...  Read More...

Cadence Unveils Sigrity X SI/PI Software

Cadence Unveils Sigrity X SI/PI Software

Sigrity X signal and power integrity (SI/PI) software features new simulation engines for system-level analysis.  Read More...

Altix Launches Acura Premium Contact Printer

Altix Launches Acura Premium Contact Printer

Acura Premium contact printer is for innerlayer, outer layer and solder mask processes.  Read More...

IPC Releases IPC-2591 CFX v. 1.3

IPC Releases IPC-2591 CFX v. 1.3

IPC-2591 v. 1.3, Connected Factory Exchange (CFX) includes messaging upgrades for predictive maintenance, energy management and improved alignment with IPC-HERM...  Read More...

Frontline Offers InFlow PCB Preproduction Software

Frontline Offers InFlow PCB Preproduction Software

InFlow automated, all-in-one engineering software is said to reduce planning time up to 60% by automatically producing standardized manufacturing instructions. ...  Read More...

Ucamco Updates Gerber Layer Format

Ucamco Updates Gerber Layer Format

The Gerber Layer Format Specification now includes formal grammar of complete language in extended Backus-Naur form.  Read More...

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