NEWS

PCB East 2024 Registration Up 18% Year-Over-Year

PCB East 2024 Registration Up 18% Year-Over-Year

20 June 2024

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – Registration for the PCB East (https://www.pcbeast.com) 2024 conference and exhibits rose 18% overall year-over-year, the Printed Circuit E...  Read More...

IDC: AR/VR Shipments Down 67% in Q1

IDC: AR/VR Shipments Down 67% in Q1

18 June 2024

NEEDHAM, MA – Global shipments of augmented reality and virtual reality headsets declined 67.4% year over year in the first quarter, according to new data from ...  Read More...

Smartphone Production Increases in Q1, Expected to Drop in Q2

Smartphone Production Increases in Q1, Expected to Drop in Q2

18 June 2024

TAIPEI – Smartphone production grew 18.7% year over year in the first quarter with a total of 296 million units shipped, but is projected to decline 5-10% in th...  Read More...

Element Solutions Increases Q2 and Full Year Guidance

Element Solutions Increases Q2 and Full Year Guidance

14 June 2024

MIAMI – Element Solutions has raised its guidance range for the second quarter and full year 2024, with its projected EBITDA to be approximately $135 million in...  Read More...

NextFlex Launches $5.3M Million Funding Opportunity for Hybrid Electronics

NextFlex Launches $5.3M Million Funding Opportunity for Hybrid Electronics

14 June 2024

WASHINGTON – NextFlex, the Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored Manufacturing Innovation Institute focused on maturing hybrid electronics, has released Project...  Read More...

MKS to Build Penang Production Facility

MKS to Build Penang Production Facility

14 June 2024

ANDOVER, MA – MKS Instruments is set to build a Super Center factory in Penang, Malaysia to support wafer fabrication equipment production in the region and glo...  Read More...

Electronic Components Sales Sentiment Slips in May

Electronic Components Sales Sentiment Slips in May

11 June 2024

ATLANTA – The electronic components sales sentiment fell to 112.3 in May, down nearly 12 points from April but still marking the fourth month of positive overal...  Read More...

Report: EU Electronics Manufacturing to Continue Decline

Report: EU Electronics Manufacturing to Continue Decline

11 June 2024

BRUSSELS – Despite the adoption of the European Chips Act, the EU’s market share in critical electronics components beyond chips, including PCBs, EMS and advanc...  Read More...

Nano Dimension Reports 11% Decrease in Q1 Revenue

Nano Dimension Reports 11% Decrease in Q1 Revenue

06 June 2024

WALTHAM, MA – Nano Dimension reported first quarter revenue of $13.4 million, down 10.8% compared to the first quarter of 2023.  Read More...

EMA Design Automation to Host OrCAD X Webinar on June 18

EMA Design Automation to Host OrCAD X Webinar on June 18

04 June 2024

ROCHESTER, NY – EMA Design Automation will host a free webinar, Introducing OrCAD X – Next Generation PCB Design, on June 18 at 2 p.m. ET.  Read More...

Apple Joins IPC-2581 Consortium

Apple Joins IPC-2581 Consortium

31 May 2024

WESTBOROUGH, MA – Apple was welcomed as one of the newest members of the IPC-2581 Consortium during the group's most recent meeting.  Read More...

Smartphone Shipments Forecast to Recover in 2024

Smartphone Shipments Forecast to Recover in 2024

31 May 2024

NEEDHAM, MA – Worldwide smartphone shipments are forecast to grow 4% year over year in 2024 to 1.21 billion units, according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile...  Read More...

Doosan Named CCL Supplier for Nvidia AI Chips

Doosan Named CCL Supplier for Nvidia AI Chips

31 May 2024

SEOUL – Doosan Electro-Materials is anticipating a boost in copper-clad laminate sales after being selected as CCL supplier for Nvidia's AI chip substrates, acc...  Read More...

PCB West 2024 Opens Technical Conference Registration

PCB West 2024 Opens Technical Conference Registration

28 May 2024

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – The Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA (https://pcea.net)) today announced registration is open for the technical program for PC...  Read More...

North American EMS Industry Down 2.1% in April

North American EMS Industry Down 2.1% in April

28 May 2024

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Total North American EMS shipments in April were down 2.1% from last April, according to IPC's findings from its North American EMS Statistica...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Measuring Quality Over Time

Measuring Quality Over Time

Using the Weibull distribution to model gold wire bonding on ENEPIG. The most used distribution in reliability analysis may be the Weibull distribution. Its ge...  Read More...

How the PCB Stackup Helps Control EMI

How the PCB Stackup Helps Control EMI

Power and signal placed on outer layers minimize radiated emissions. The PCB stackup is like a building's foundation; a product not built on a strong base will...  Read More...

Exploring the Impact of AI

Exploring the Impact of AI

A special panel discusses the growth of AI tools and its possible effects on the industry. “Will AI take my job?” That’s the question on the mind of many arou...  Read More...

Connecting the Industry, from Boards to Assemblies

Connecting the Industry, from Boards to Assemblies

HDP is embarking on new rounds of evaluations of laminates and lead-free solders. The High-Density Packaging User Group, the nonprofit consortium of electronic...  Read More...

Thermal Vias are Ineffective. Here’s Why.

Thermal Vias are Ineffective. Here’s Why.

Adding thermal vias can take up valuable board space with little benefit. We have developed several articles and publications in the past questioning the value...  Read More...

Creating the Ultra Library

Creating the Ultra Library

Building and maintaining what's said to be the world's largest CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-research/cad-cam-pcb-software) database requires strong...  Read More...

Building the Efficient Design System

Building the Efficient Design System

EMA founder Manny Marcano lays out his strategy for untethering methodology and technology. EMA Design Automation has for years been exclusive distributor of C...  Read More...

High-Density Interconnect Technology: An Overview

High-Density Interconnect Technology: An Overview

Design and manufacturing considerations for HDI PCBs. High-density interconnect (HDI) technology has been a major enabler of advancement in the electronics ind...  Read More...

How Interconnects Work: Anatomy of Crosstalk

How Interconnects Work: Anatomy of Crosstalk

Models for understanding sources, quantification and mitigation of crosstalk. Crosstalk in PCB and packaging interconnects is arguably one of the most complica...  Read More...

Do Trace Coatings or Via Fillings Improve (Thermal or Electrical) Conductivity?

Do Trace Coatings or Via Fillings Improve (Thermal or Electrical) Conductivity?

Coating traces or filling vias is usually a wasted expense. We are often dismayed by the number of individuals (and especially board manufacturers) who suggest...  Read More...

Establishing Design Rules for Laser Depaneling of Printed Circuit Boards

Establishing Design Rules for Laser Depaneling of Printed Circuit Boards

Analysis and summary of the most fundamental design guidelines. Technological advantages associated with the use of laser systems include flexibility, material...  Read More...

Nothing Soft about PCB Design Tools Market

Nothing Soft about PCB Design Tools Market

Even after a long growth streak, observers still think the industry has life ahead. The Electronic Systems Design Alliance in October reported yet another stag...  Read More...

How to Calculate Transmission Line Impedance with Dispersion and Roughness, No Field Solver Needed!

How to Calculate Transmission Line Impedance with Dispersion and Roughness, No Field Solver Needed!

Analytical formulas, plus Microsoft Excel, are all you need. Look at just about any expert-level signal integrity guide and you will (or rather, should) see a ...  Read More...

Electrical and Thermodynamic Parallels

Electrical and Thermodynamic Parallels

Copper can conduct current and heat, but board materials conduct only heat. Most PCB designers have had at least some exposure to electrical engineering princi...  Read More...

'A Good First Step': PCBAA Talks Legislation Status

'A Good First Step': PCBAA Talks Legislation Status

PCBAA's executive director lauds recent funding wins but says the heavy lifting remains. Year-end is typically not the time when big announcements are made, bu...  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

EasyLogix Releases PCB-Investigator V15.1

EasyLogix Releases PCB-Investigator V15.1

PCB-Investigator V15.1 brings enhanced import/export functions, advanced analysis tools and a more user-friendly interface to streamline the PCB design process....  Read More...

Stackpole Launches RNWA Thin Film Resistor

Stackpole Launches RNWA Thin Film Resistor

Stackpole’s RNWA is a thin film chip resistor with all the benefits of wide terminations and is capable of tolerances to 0.1% and TCR as low as 25ppm.  Read More...

Zuken Rolls Out eCADSTAR 2024.0

Zuken Rolls Out eCADSTAR 2024.0

Zuken's 2024 release of its eCADSTAR PCB design system includes a number of improvements ranging from enhanced design reuse, simplified revision tracking and mo...  Read More...

Vishay Releases Surface Mount Resistors

Vishay Releases Surface Mount Resistors

Vishay Intertechnology's Draloric AC05 WSZ and AC05-AT WSZ resistors feature a lead form allowing them to function as surface mount components.  Read More...

Pasternack Launches Impedance-Matching Pads

Pasternack Launches Impedance-Matching Pads

Pasternack's matching pads for 50Ω and 75Ω transmission lines are said to provide seamless transition between the two types of lines.  Read More...

TTM Releases High-Performance Directional and Hybrid Couplers

TTM Releases High-Performance Directional and Hybrid Couplers

TTM Technologies' MC0812F1-20G and XMC0812F1-03G couplers are high-performance directional and hybrid couplers designed for applications such as power and frequ...  Read More...

Vishay Launches Automotive Grade Inductor

Vishay Launches Automotive Grade Inductor

Vishay Intertechnology's Custom Magnetics IHDF-1300AE-1A is a automotive grade IHDF edge-wound, through-hole inductor with a rated current up to 72A and saturat...  Read More...

Amphenol RF Rolls Out UWB Antennas

Amphenol RF Rolls Out UWB Antennas

Amphenol RF's ultra-wideband antennas can cover frequencies from 3.1 to 10.6GHz.  Read More...

Kyocera AVX Launches SNA and SNL Series Capacitors

Kyocera AVX Launches SNA and SNL Series Capacitors

Kyocera AVX's SNA and SNL Series snap-in aluminum electrolytic capacitors are said to deliver high-reliability, high-voltage and high-CV performance over long l...  Read More...

Vishay Releases Blue and True Green LEDs in MiniLED Package

Vishay Releases Blue and True Green LEDs in MiniLED Package

Vishay Intertechnology's VLMB2332T1U2-08 and VLMTG2332ABCA-08 surface-mount LEDs measure 2.2mm by 1.3mm by 1.4mm and feature a luminous intensity of 440mcd and ...  Read More...

Stackpole Rolls Out Automotive Grade Chip Resistor

Stackpole Rolls Out Automotive Grade Chip Resistor

Stackpole’s RPCA series chip resistor is AEC-Q200 qualified and is said to provide exceptional pulse handling.  Read More...

Samtec Releases Narrow Body RF Edge Launch Connectors

Samtec Releases Narrow Body RF Edge Launch Connectors

Samtec's RF edge launch connectors with a narrow body design that is said to be 33% smaller than traditional edge launch connectors.  Read More...

MKS Releases ESI Geode G2 Laser System

MKS Releases ESI Geode G2 Laser System

MKS Instruments' ESI Geode G2 laser drill system offers advancements in beam control capabilities, optical transmission, thermal management and AOD technology. ...  Read More...

Vishay Launches New TVS Series

Vishay Launches New TVS Series

Vishay Intertechnology's four new series of transient voltage suppressors (TVS) are designed to enhance protection and efficiency in automotive and industrial e...  Read More...

Würth Elektronik Expands WE-BMS Transformer Series

Würth Elektronik Expands WE-BMS Transformer Series

Würth Elektronik's WE-BMS transformer series for battery management systems now features versions for an operating voltage of 1500VDC.  Read More...

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