NEWS

Plexus to Close Colorado Design Center

Plexus to Close Colorado Design Center

28 January 2020

LOUISVILLE, CO – Plexus Corp. is closing its Plexus Boulder Design Center here, eliminating 104 jobs, according to reports. The move comes two years after the f...  Read More...

Smart Factory Expo Takes Place Feb. 12-14 in Tokyo

Smart Factory Expo Takes Place Feb. 12-14 in Tokyo

27 January 2020

TOKYO – Smart Factory Expo will be held at Tokyo BigSite Feb. 12-14, in conjunction with RoboDex and the Wearable Expo.  Read More...

Apex Circuit to Build New Thailand Plant

Apex Circuit to Build New Thailand Plant

24 January 2020

SAMUTSAKHRON, THAILAND – Apex Circuit (Thailand) Co. said its board has approved a budget to build another plant in Sinsakhon Industrial Park, Thailand.  Read More...

Report: 61% of Manufacturing Companies Need to Reevaluate AI Implementation

Report: 61% of Manufacturing Companies Need to Reevaluate AI Implementation

24 January 2020

PALO ALTO, CA – While manufacturing companies see the value in implementing artificial intelligence, many are struggling to deliver clear results and are reeval...  Read More...

iNEMI Publishes 3 Additional Roadmap Chapters

iNEMI Publishes 3 Additional Roadmap Chapters

24 January 2020

MORRISVILLE, NC — iNEMI released three additional chapters from its 2019 Roadmap: Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Organic PCB and Portable and Wireless.  Read More...

Amphenol Posts Lower Q4 Sales

Amphenol Posts Lower Q4 Sales

23 January 2020

WALLINGFORD, CT – Amphenol reported fourth quarter sales were $2.15 billion, down 3.3% year-over-year. Currency translation decreased sales approximately $14 mi...  Read More...

TTM to Sell 4 China Manufacturing Plants

TTM to Sell 4 China Manufacturing Plants

23 January 2020

SANTA ANA, CA – TTM Technologies has agreed to divest its four China manufacturing plants comprising substantially all the assets of its Mobility business unit ...  Read More...

Ultra Librarian, Maxim Integrated Release Reference Designs

Ultra Librarian, Maxim Integrated Release Reference Designs

21 January 2020

ROCHESTER, NY – Ultra Librarian and Maxim Integrated Products released a new set of reference designs for use in the Ultra Librarian Reference Design Cloud.  Read More...

DuPont Explores Divestiture of Electronics Unit

DuPont Explores Divestiture of Electronics Unit

20 January 2020

WILMINGTON, DE – DuPont is reportedly discussing with advisers the possible sale of its electronics business.  Read More...

CCL Material Demand Increases with 5G

CCL Material Demand Increases with 5G

17 January 2020

TAOYUAN, TAIWAN – 5G is driving the upgrade of copper clad laminate foil materials, says TPCA. As a result, CCL manufacturing plants such as EMC, Iteq, Tuc and ...  Read More...

5G Spurs Competition for Taiwan PCB Manufacturers

5G Spurs Competition for Taiwan PCB Manufacturers

17 January 2020

TAOYUAN, TAIWAN – Total capital expenditures of Taiwan PCB factories in 2020 will exceed NT$50 billion ($1.67 billion), thanks in large part to demand for 5G mo...  Read More...

TPCA: PCB Manufacturers Developing 5G Infrastructure, with Smartphones Leading the Way

TPCA: PCB Manufacturers Developing 5G Infrastructure, with Smartphones Leading the Way

17 January 2020

TAOYUAN CITY, TAIWAN – As the 5G era approaches, major PCB manufacturers have increased their pace to launch terminal equipment, and various countries have acti...  Read More...

Tianjin Gov’t in Talks with TCL Over Sale of 2 Firms

Tianjin Gov’t in Talks with TCL Over Sale of 2 Firms

17 January 2020

TIANJIN, CHINA – The government of Tianjin is discussing the sale of two firms to TCL Corp., according to reports.  Read More...

IC Market Shows Strong Tie with Global GDP

IC Market Shows Strong Tie with Global GDP

17 January 2020

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The correlation coefficient between worldwide GDP growth and IC market growth over the past decade was 0.85 (0.96 excluding the memory market i...  Read More...

Global IT Spending to Increase 3% in 2020

Global IT Spending to Increase 3% in 2020

16 January 2020

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.9 trillion in 2020, an increase of 3.4% from 2019, according to Gartner. Global IT spending is exp...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Designing a Robust Industrial Augmented Reality Solution

Designing a Robust Industrial Augmented Reality Solution

A review of tracking methodology choices to address challenges of environmental factors such as light and the prerequisite of fixed visual features.  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.  Read More...

Digital Building Blocks

Digital Building Blocks

AI and machine learning will shape the coming era of electronics manufacturing.  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...

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

Kemet Launches R41T, R76H Film Capacitors

Kemet Launches R41T, R76H Film Capacitors

R41T and R76H are AEC-Q200-qualified metallized polypropylene film capacitors.  Read More...

Vishay Offers TMBS Rectifiers with 2A, 3A Devices

Vishay Offers TMBS Rectifiers with 2A, 3A Devices

TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers are now with 16 2A and 3A devices in eSMP series low-profile SMP package.  Read More...

Junkosha Showcases MWX161 Interconnect

Junkosha Showcases MWX161 Interconnect

MWX161 interconnect reaches up to 67GHz range.  Read More...

Toyochem Develops LIOELM TSS510-HF Flexible EMI Shielding Film

Toyochem Develops LIOELM TSS510-HF Flexible EMI Shielding Film

LIOELM TSS510-HF flexible electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding film is for 5G flexible printed circuits.  Read More...

Teledyne LeCroy Offers SignalIntegrity Software

Teledyne LeCroy Offers SignalIntegrity Software

SignalIntegrity open-source software provides free tools for solving real-time signal integrity problems.  Read More...

EMA Launches CADSync with Solidworks Connector

EMA Launches CADSync with Solidworks Connector

CADSync passes high-fidelity design data and changes between Cadence PCB and Solidworks.  Read More...

Amphenol SV Microwave Releases Solderless PCB Connectors

Amphenol SV Microwave Releases Solderless PCB Connectors

Micro-Mini (SMP/SMPM) extreme frequency subminiature RF/coaxial push-on solderless PCB compression mount connectors are for high-frequency printed PCBs.  Read More...

Hirose Adds PQ50 Series Connector

Hirose Adds PQ50 Series Connector

PQ50 series rugged high-power connector for industrial environments is available in lightweight plated plastic resin or Zinc die cast shell.  Read More...

Toray Creates PPS Film For 5G PCBs

Toray Creates PPS Film For 5G PCBs

Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) film reportedly maintains dielectric characteristics, flame retardancy and chemical robustness of polymer, while remaining thermally...  Read More...

Hirose Develops KP13B Nano SIM Card Connector

Hirose Develops KP13B Nano SIM Card Connector

KP13B Nano SIM card connector reportedly reduces required PCB mounting space by up to 26%.  Read More...

Vishay Introduces IHDF-1300AE-10 Through-Hole Inductor

Vishay Introduces IHDF-1300AE-10 Through-Hole Inductor

IHDF-1300AE-10 through-hole inductor is comprised of an edge-wound coil.  Read More...

Zuken Unveils eCADSTAR Advanced HS ECAD

Zuken Unveils eCADSTAR Advanced HS ECAD

eCADSTAR Advanced HS extends 3-D PCB design capabilities with high-speed routing tools, such as length, delay-based impedance, skew control and comprehensive co...  Read More...

Amphenol RF Adds SMA Connectors to ARC Series

Amphenol RF Adds SMA Connectors to ARC Series

Amphenol Rugged Connector (ARC) series now include additional SMA connectors designed for performance in harsh conditions, including outdoor applications where ...  Read More...

ECI Rolls Out QualiLab Elite Benchtop Plating Bath Analyzer

ECI Rolls Out QualiLab Elite Benchtop Plating Bath Analyzer

QualiLab Elite benchtop plating bath analyzer supports multi-language operations and provides accurate analyses in an ergonomic design.  Read More...

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