NEWS

Rogers Posts Q4 Net Sales Up 7%

Rogers Posts Q4 Net Sales Up 7%

22 February 2019

CHANDLER, AZ – Rogers Corp. posted fourth quarter net sales of $222.9 million, up 6.7% year-over-year and down 1.8% sequentially.  Read More...

Taiwanese Board Shops in China Drive Industry Gains

Taiwanese Board Shops in China Drive Industry Gains

21 February 2019

TAIPEI – Taiwan-based PCB fabricators in China reported 2018 revenues rose 5% year-over-year to NT$651.4 billion ($21.6 billion), a record high.  Read More...

KLA-Tencor Completes Acquisition of Orbotech

KLA-Tencor Completes Acquisition of Orbotech

20 February 2019

MILPITAS, CA – KLA-Tencor completed its acquisition of Orbotech for roughly $3.4 billion in cash and stock.  Read More...

CEO of Anark to Discuss Digital Thread in Zuken Innovation World Keynote

CEO of Anark to Discuss Digital Thread in Zuken Innovation World Keynote

20 February 2019

HILTON HEAD, SC – Stephen Collins, CEO of Anark, will keynote Zuken Innovation World, which takes place here Apr. 15-17.  Read More...

Cadence Reports Q4 Revenue Up 15%

Cadence Reports Q4 Revenue Up 15%

19 February 2019

SAN JOSE, CA – Cadence Design Systems reported fourth quarter revenue of $579 million, up 15.3% year-over-year. On a GAAP basis, Cadence recognized net income o...  Read More...

Kinsus’s 2018 Profits Drop Despite Sales Increase

Kinsus’s 2018 Profits Drop Despite Sales Increase

19 February 2019

TAIPEI – Kinsus Interconnect Technology reported revenue last year rose 6.2% year-over-year to NT$23.73 billion.  Read More...

Biggest Smartwatch Vendors to See Market Share Fall

Biggest Smartwatch Vendors to See Market Share Fall

19 February 2019

HAMPSHIRE, UK – The four biggest smartwatch vendors – Apple, Fossil, Fitbit and Samsung – will have their market share for connected watch shipments fall to 47%...  Read More...

Altium Turns in Big Fiscal H1

Altium Turns in Big Fiscal H1

19 February 2019

SYDNEY -- Altium reported fiscal first half revenue grew 24% to $78.1 million for the period ended Dec. 31.  Read More...

EMA's Popular 'Hitchhiker's Guide to PCB Design' Now Available in Hardcopy

EMA's Popular 'Hitchhiker's Guide to PCB Design' Now Available in Hardcopy

19 February 2019

ROCHESTER, NY – A popular e-book on PCB design written for engineers is now available in hardcopy.  Read More...

Q4 German PCB Sales Down 5%

Q4 German PCB Sales Down 5%

18 February 2019

FRANKFURT, GERMANY – German region PCB manufacturers reported fourth quarter sales down 4.9% year-over-year, while 2018 sales grew 1.4%, says ZVEI.  Read More...

IPC Honors Standards Committee Members

IPC Honors Standards Committee Members

15 February 2019

SAN DIEGO – IPC presented Committee Leadership, Special Recognition and Distinguished Committee Service Awards at IPC Apex Expo. The awards were presented to in...  Read More...

Dassault Acquires Elecworks Automation Design Software Line

Dassault Acquires Elecworks Automation Design Software Line

15 February 2019

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, FRANCE – Dassault Systèmes has signed an agreement to acquire the Elecworks electrical and automation design software product line from Tra...  Read More...

Report: Semi Sales Up 22% in 2017

Report: Semi Sales Up 22% in 2017

14 February 2019

LYON, FRANCE – The semiconductor industry grew 21.6% in 2017 to $412 billion, says Yole Développement.  Read More...

IPC Validation Services Introduces QML Program for ‘Trusted Suppliers’

IPC Validation Services Introduces QML Program for ‘Trusted Suppliers’

14 February 2019

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC Validation Services has introduced a new Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) program to address gaps in current electronics industry tru...  Read More...

IPC Apex Expo Attendance Up 16% in 2019

IPC Apex Expo Attendance Up 16% in 2019

12 February 2019

BANNOCKBURN, IL – The IPC Apex Expo conference brought in 5,292 attendees from 56 countries last month, up 15.7% over 2018, says IPC.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Taiwan Electronics Revenues Take A Nosedive

Taiwan Electronics Revenues Take A Nosedive

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the printed circuit industry in Taiwan.  Read More...

Filtering Common Mode Noise in Congested Environments with Monolithic EMI Filters

Filtering Common Mode Noise in Congested Environments with Monolithic EMI Filters

A multitude of factors are conspiring to increase the amount of “noise” interference that can disturb the functionality and even damage electronic devices, star...  Read More...

The Mechanism of Nickel Corrosion in ENIG Deposits  and How to Mitigate It

The Mechanism of Nickel Corrosion in ENIG Deposits and How to Mitigate It

Can wetting balance testing predict plating acceptability?  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

Universal Flow Monitors Releases FlowStream Model FD

Universal Flow Monitors Releases FlowStream Model FD

FlowStream Model FD is a laminar gas mass flow meter with accuracy of +/-1%.  Read More...

Corelis Updates ScanExpress Boundary Scan Software v. 9.2

Corelis Updates ScanExpress Boundary Scan Software v. 9.2

ScanExpress boundary scan software v. 9.2 features Teradyne HSSub, ScanExpress icons and ScanExpress JET.  Read More...

Kemet Releases ALA Snap-in Aluminum Capacitors

Kemet Releases ALA Snap-in Aluminum Capacitors

ALA automotive snap-in aluminum electrolytic capacitors can withstand vibration up to 20G.  Read More...

Osmond PCB Releases v. 1.1.40 CAD

Osmond PCB Releases v. 1.1.40 CAD

Osmond PCB v. 1.1.40 design and layout tool features an improved part attributes dialog.  Read More...

ACL Staticide Introduces Mighty Mask II Solder Mask

ACL Staticide Introduces Mighty Mask II Solder Mask

Mighty Mask II #8692 is a washable solder mask designed for closed-loop water systems.  Read More...

Mill-Max Rolls Out 10 Solderless Press-Fit Receptacles

Mill-Max Rolls Out 10 Solderless Press-Fit Receptacles

These 10 solderless press-fit receptacles deliver flush mount solutions for low-profile connections for interconnect requirements, maintaining a zero above-boar...  Read More...

TE Connectivity, Yamaichi Update M12 Push-Pull Connector

TE Connectivity, Yamaichi Update M12 Push-Pull Connector

Push-pull M12 circular metric connector has inner-locking design for industrial applications.  Read More...

Amphenol RF Releases SMP Bullet Adapters

Amphenol RF Releases SMP Bullet Adapters

SMP bullet adapters are designed for blind mate applications with a variety of board spacing and package size requirements.  Read More...

DfR Solutions Upgrades Sherlock Automated Design Analysis Software v. 6.1

DfR Solutions Upgrades Sherlock Automated Design Analysis Software v. 6.1

Sherlock Automated Design Analysis software v. 6.1 has locked IP models and thermal mechanical BGA life predictions.  Read More...

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...

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