NEWS

ITA Calls for Further Investment in Tin Supply

ITA Calls for Further Investment in Tin Supply

02 December 2022

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK — The International Tin Association presented its vision for the future of tin during its annual Investing in Tin Seminar, and said there is a...  Read More...

PCEA Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB West 2023

PCEA Issues Call for Abstracts for PCB West 2023

02 December 2022

PEACHTREE CITY, GA — The Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA) seeks abstracts for its annual PCB West (https://pcbwest.com/) technical conference comi...  Read More...

Nano Dimension Announces $10 Million in Q3 Revenue

Nano Dimension Announces $10 Million in Q3 Revenue

01 December 2022

WALTHAM, MA — Nano Dimension announced third quarter revenues of $10 million, an increase of 646% over the same quarter in 2021 and 10% less than the second qua...  Read More...

New Report Identifies Challenges to Continued US Leadership in Semiconductor Design, Innovation

New Report Identifies Challenges to Continued US Leadership in Semiconductor Design, Innovation

01 December 2022

WASHINGTON — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) have released a report finding continued US leadership in semico...  Read More...

Global Semiconductor Equipment Billings Up 9% in Q3, SEMI Reports

Global Semiconductor Equipment Billings Up 9% in Q3, SEMI Reports

30 November 2022

MILPITAS, CA – Global semiconductor equipment billings rose 7% year-over-year to $28.75 billion in the third quarter, SEMI announced today.  Read More...

ECIA Publishes Publishes China Tariff Avoidance and Recovery Process Document

ECIA Publishes Publishes China Tariff Avoidance and Recovery Process Document

30 November 2022

ATLANTA — The ECIA’s Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC) has published a document to update members on best practices as companies in the electronic comp...  Read More...

TechSearch Releases Advanced Packaging Update

TechSearch Releases Advanced Packaging Update

30 November 2022

AUSTIN, TX — TechSearch International's latest Advanced Packaging Update describes some of the thermal challenges facing the industry from mobile to high-perfor...  Read More...

Taiwanese PCB Revenue Down 2% in October

Taiwanese PCB Revenue Down 2% in October

29 November 2022

TAIPEI — Publicly traded PCB fabricators reported revenue fell 2.26% sequentially in October but rose 14.4% year-over-year, TPCA said. Both rigid and flexible ...  Read More...

PCB West 2023 Show Floor Selling Out

PCB West 2023 Show Floor Selling Out

29 November 2022

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – The exhibition floor space for PCB West (https://pcbwest.com/) 2023 is more than 50% sold, the Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCE...  Read More...

NCAB Group Acquires Bare Board Consultants in Italy

NCAB Group Acquires Bare Board Consultants in Italy

24 November 2022

MILAN -- NCAB Group today signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Bare Board Consultants based in Codogno, south of Milan, Italy.  Read More...

IPC: North American PCB Industry Sales Up 9% in October

IPC: North American PCB Industry Sales Up 9% in October

22 November 2022

BANNOCKBURN, IL — Total North American PCB shipments in October were up 9% compared to the same month last year and were down 13.3% compared to last month, acco...  Read More...

IPC: North American EMS Industry Up 14.9% in October

IPC: North American EMS Industry Up 14.9% in October

22 November 2022

BANNOCKBURN, IL — Total North American EMS shipments in October were up 14.9% compared to the same month last year and were down 2% compared to last month, acco...  Read More...

Gartner: Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 20% in Q3

Gartner: Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 20% in Q3

18 November 2022

STAMFORD, CT — Worldwide PC shipments totaled 68 million units in the third quarter, a 19.5% decrease from 2021, according to preliminary results by Gartner. ...  Read More...

FTG to Acquire RF PCB Maker IMI Inc.

FTG to Acquire RF PCB Maker IMI Inc.

18 November 2022

TORONTO -- Firan Technology Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Haverhill, MA-based IMI Inc., a manufacturer of specialty RF circuit boards focused o...  Read More...

Rogers Appoints Gouveia New CEO, Superseding Retiring Hoechner

Rogers Appoints Gouveia New CEO, Superseding Retiring Hoechner

17 November 2022

CHANDLER, AZ -- Rogers Corp. today announced Bruce D. Hoechner, president and chief executive, will retire, effective Dec. 31. Rogers' board of directors plans ...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Updating an Existing Printed Circuit Board Design

Updating an Existing Printed Circuit Board Design

A basic process for revising a client-supplied CAD (http://www.pcdandf.com/pcdesign/menu-research/cad-cam-pcb-software) database. Not all designs start from sc...  Read More...

Practical Statistical Tools for Process Engineers

Practical Statistical Tools for Process Engineers

A review of five useful tools and the basis for using each. What is the prominent skill process engineers are on the payroll for? It’s their problem-solving sk...  Read More...

Designing an LVD/IR Printed Circuit Board

Designing an LVD/IR Printed Circuit Board

Will a “universal” footprint work for various-sized passives? This details the design of an LED constant-current driver PCB. I am trying to make this design as...  Read More...

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...

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

Fujipoly Releases SARCON CF210A Thermal Gap Filler

Fujipoly Releases SARCON CF210A Thermal Gap Filler

Fujipoly America's CF210A thermal gap filler incorporates carbon fibers along with traditional fillers. Carbon fibers allow for higher thermal conductivity whil...  Read More...

Vishay Releases MOSFET and Diode Power Modules

Vishay Releases MOSFET and Diode Power Modules

Vishay Intertechnology's seven new MOSFET and diode power modules are designed specifically for on-board charger applications. Offer all the circuit configurat...  Read More...

Kisters Releases 3DViewStation for 3-D Models

Kisters Releases 3DViewStation for 3-D Models

Kisters 3DViewStation supports Model Based Definition (MBD) processes – which means that all production-relevant product information is stored in the digital 3D...  Read More...

Avishtech Introduces Gauss Sustainability Tool

Avishtech Introduces Gauss Sustainability Tool

Gauss Sustainability software assesses design-specific CO2-equivalent emissions for printed circuit board designs.  Read More...

Mechnano Rolls Out Formula1 ESD-Safe Resin for Asiga Printers

Mechnano Rolls Out Formula1 ESD-Safe Resin for Asiga Printers

Mechnano's Formula1 is an additive manufacturing resin that leverages the power of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) to deliver isotropic static dissipative properties to...  Read More...

Rohm Releases LEDs Optimized for Low-Current, Low-Light

Rohm Releases LEDs Optimized for Low-Current, Low-Light

Rohm Semiconductor's CSL1901 series of 0603-size (0.6in × 0.3in)/1608-size (1.6mm × 0.8mm) LEDs are optimized for low-light applications for use in indicators a...  Read More...

Pasternack Launches New Field-Replaceable Connectors

Pasternack Launches New Field-Replaceable Connectors

Pasternack’s new series of field-replaceable connectors feature frequency coverage to 65 GHz, plus SMA, 2.92 mm, 2.4 mm and 1.85 mm connector options with many ...  Read More...

Teledyne LeCroy Releases CAN-XL(R) Oscilloscope Option

Teledyne LeCroy Releases CAN-XL(R) Oscilloscope Option

CAN XL Trigger, Decode, Measure/Graph and Eye Diagram (TDME) oscilloscope software option enables users to test, validate and debug automotive electronic contro...  Read More...

Ansys Launches Ansys Gateway

Ansys Launches Ansys Gateway

Ansys Gateway powered by AWS features on-demand access to Ansys applications and high-performance computing (HPC) resources on the cloud. Can manage and control...  Read More...

Vishay Releases DC Blocking Capacitors

Vishay Releases DC Blocking Capacitors

Vishay Vitramon DC Blocking Capacitors are surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCC) optimized for DC blocking applications. Industry’s first such...  Read More...

Ucamco Releases UcamX and Integr8tor v2022.09

Ucamco Releases UcamX and Integr8tor v2022.09

Ucamco has released UcamX v2022.09 and Integr8tor v2022.09. New versions of CAM and Pre-CAM software include dozens of additions, new options, fixes and general...  Read More...

Stackpole’s MLFM15 Now Offers 0.3W Power Rating

Stackpole’s MLFM15 Now Offers 0.3W Power Rating

MLFM15 measures 2.2mm by 1.1mm nominal and now comes in 0.3W power rating for tolerances 0.5% and above and TCR’s of 50ppm and higher.  Read More...

KiCad Releases KiCad 6.0 PCB Design Software

KiCad Releases KiCad 6.0 PCB Design Software

KiCad version 6.0.0 features a refreshed user interface designed to reduce the barriers of entry for new users and ease friction when switching between KiCad an...  Read More...

Keysight Releases PathWave System Design 2023

Keysight Releases PathWave System Design 2023

PathWave System Design 2023 speeds design process for 5G non-terrestrial networks and other wireless systems. Allows radio system designers to create digital tw...  Read More...

Amphenol Launches SnapEDA Viewer

Amphenol Launches SnapEDA Viewer

SnapEDA Viewer for Amphenol enables engineers to find readily available digital models -- such as schematic symbols, PCB footprints and 3-D models -- for over 2...  Read More...

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