NEWS

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...

Printed Circuits, All Flex Merge

Printed Circuits, All Flex Merge

14 September 2022

NORTHFIELD, and CHASKA MN -- Flex circuit fabricators Printed Circuits and All Flex have merged and will begin to operate under the name All Flex Solutions, the...  Read More...

PCEA Announces Free Technical Sessions for PCB West 2022

PCEA Announces Free Technical Sessions for PCB West 2022

12 September 2022

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – Registrants for the PCB West (https://pcbwest.com/) exhibition this fall will gain access to nine free technical sessions, the Printed Circ...  Read More...

PCEA Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB East 2023

PCEA Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB East 2023

12 September 2022

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – SEPTEMBER 12, 2022 – The Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA) seeks abstracts for the upcoming PCB East (https://www.pcbeast.com)...  Read More...

Q2 Semiconductor Equipment Billings Increase 7%, SEMI Reports

Q2 Semiconductor Equipment Billings Increase 7%, SEMI Reports

07 September 2022

MILPITAS, CA – Global semiconductor equipment billings rose 7% sequentially in the second quarter and 6% year-over-year, SEMI announced today.  Read More...

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 7% Year-to-Year in July, but Growth Slows

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 7% Year-to-Year in July, but Growth Slows

07 September 2022

WASHINGTON — The 90-day moving average global semiconductor sales were $49 billion in July, up 7.3% over 2021 the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) annou...  Read More...

Electronic Component Sales Sentiment Plunges to Lowest Level in 2 Years

Electronic Component Sales Sentiment Plunges to Lowest Level in 2 Years

06 September 2022

ATLANTA – Electronic component market sentiment slumped to 86.0 in August, down 870 basis points sequentially, according to the latest Electronics Component Sal...  Read More...

TPCA Postponing Shenzhen Expo on China Covid Concerns

TPCA Postponing Shenzhen Expo on China Covid Concerns

01 September 2022

TAIPEI -- The Taiwan Circuit Board Association (TPCA) today announced the postponement of the International Circuit Board Exhibition - Shenzhen, better known as...  Read More...

Jabil to Open High-rel Product Design Center in Poland

Jabil to Open High-rel Product Design Center in Poland

30 August 2022

WROCLAW, POLAND -- Jabil is investing $3 million in a new design center here, scheduled to open in October.  Read More...

Berkeley Scientists Develop Biodegradable Printed Circuit

Berkeley Scientists Develop Biodegradable Printed Circuit

30 August 2022

BERKELEY, CA -- A team of researchers from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have developed what t...  Read More...

ArtnetPro Acquires CAD/Art Services

ArtnetPro Acquires CAD/Art Services

30 August 2022

SAN JOSE -- ArtnetPro today announced the acquisition of CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-research/cad-cam-pcb-software)/Art Services, expanding its en...  Read More...

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FEATURES

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

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...

Ucamco Releases UcamX and Integr8tor v2022.06 CAM Tools

Ucamco Releases UcamX and Integr8tor v2022.06 CAM Tools

UcamX v2022.06 CAM and Integr8tor v2022.06 pre-CAM software include dozens of additions, new options, fixes and general improvements to increase productivity.  Read More...

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