NEWS

Cadence Reports PCB Design Tool Sales Up 9% in Q3

Cadence Reports PCB Design Tool Sales Up 9% in Q3

21 October 2019

SAN JOSE Cadence Design Systems today reported third quarter revenue at its PCB design software unit rose 9% year-over-year to $52.2 million.  Read More...

Analysis: Power Packaging Innovation Reshaping Supply Chain

Analysis: Power Packaging Innovation Reshaping Supply Chain

21 October 2019

LYON, FRANCE - Coming off a solid rise in 2018, the power device market is in line for a second consecutive high-growth year, according to new analysis from Yol...  Read More...

Report: Connected Appliance Shipments to Double between 2018 and 2020

Report: Connected Appliance Shipments to Double between 2018 and 2020

21 October 2019

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK – Household refrigeration and laundry appliances are on track to ship 326 million units worldwide in 2019, with smart appliances accounting fo...  Read More...

Notebook Shipments to Increase 2% in 2019 then Slip Because of US Tariffs

Notebook Shipments to Increase 2% in 2019 then Slip Because of US Tariffs

18 October 2019

TAIPEI – Notebook shipments in 2019 are estimated to increase 1.6%, then slip significantly due to the 15% US tariff on Chinese-made notebooks, according to Dig...  Read More...

Samsung Electronics Develops 12-Layer 3D-TSV Chip Packaging Technology

Samsung Electronics Develops 12-Layer 3D-TSV Chip Packaging Technology

18 October 2019

SEOUL – Samsung Electronics has developed the industry’s first 12-layer 3D-TSV (through silicon via) technology, according to reports.  Read More...

Report: Video Conferencing Hardware Ships to Grow at 27% CAGR through 2022

Report: Video Conferencing Hardware Ships to Grow at 27% CAGR through 2022

17 October 2019

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK – Video conferencing hardware shipments increased 50% last year, reaching 1.4 million units, with a projected CAGR of 27% through 2022, accord...  Read More...

ITA: Refined Tin Use to Contract in 2019, Reversing 2018's Gain

ITA: Refined Tin Use to Contract in 2019, Reversing 2018's Gain

16 October 2019

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK – Refined tin use is expected to slip in most sectors this year, as a result of an unstable macroeconomic environment, according to data from ...  Read More...

Advanced Circuits Relocates to Chandler, AZ

Advanced Circuits Relocates to Chandler, AZ

15 October 2019

CHANDLER, AZ – Advanced Circuits moved to its new 50,000 sq. ft. location here and invested $4 million in new equipment at the site.  Read More...

Traditional PC Market Continues to Grow Despite Issues in the Supply Chain, According to IDC

Traditional PC Market Continues to Grow Despite Issues in the Supply Chain, According to IDC

11 October 2019

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs, comprised of desktops, notebooks, and workstations, reached 70.4 million units in the third quarter, ac...  Read More...

Consumer Tech Spending to Jump 5% This Year

Consumer Tech Spending to Jump 5% This Year

11 October 2019

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Consumer spending on technology is forecast to reach $1.69 trillion in 2019, an increase of 5.3% over 2018.  Read More...

Altair Acquires PCB CAD Tool Developer Polliwog

Altair Acquires PCB CAD Tool Developer Polliwog

10 October 2019

TROY, MI -- Altair today announced the acquisition of EDA software developer Polliwog Co.  Read More...

UP Media Group Announces 15% Spike in PCB West Conference Registration

UP Media Group Announces 15% Spike in PCB West Conference Registration

09 October 2019

ATLANTA, GA – Conference attendance for PCB West (http://pcbwest.com/) 2019 was up 15% year-over-year, UP Media Group Inc. announced today.  Read More...

Colonial Circuits Acquisition Boosts FTG's Q3

Colonial Circuits Acquisition Boosts FTG's Q3

10 October 2019

TORONTO -- Firan Technology Group announced third quarter sales at its PCB unit rose 11.8% year-over-year to $18.3 million.  Read More...

Ohmega Files Provisional Patents for 2 Design Approaches

Ohmega Files Provisional Patents for 2 Design Approaches

08 October 2019

CULVER CITY, CA – Ohmega filed provisional patents for two new OhmegaPly designs: a macro tuning technique for embedded resistor elements and a split trace thin...  Read More...

EMA Celebrates 30 Years

EMA Celebrates 30 Years

08 October 2019

ROCHESTER, NY – EMA Design Automation is celebrating 30 years since it began selling EDA tools.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Electroless Plating for Flexible Circuits

Electroless Plating for Flexible Circuits

Electroless plating is a popular method in manufacturing printed circuits or flexible circuits.  Read More...

Polymer Thick Film Circuits – Practical or Not?

Polymer Thick Film Circuits – Practical or Not?

The subtractive process (an etching process of copper foil) is the primary technology used to build various printed circuits.  Read More...

The PCB Fabricator, as Seen Through a First-Timer's Eyes

The PCB Fabricator, as Seen Through a First-Timer's Eyes

An experienced engineer takes their first trip to a board shop.  Read More...

Leveraging Supply Chain Command for Lower Material Prices

Leveraging Supply Chain Command for Lower Material Prices

As trade battles between the US and China heated up, Ventec USA has had a front seat.  Read More...

A Closer Look at DDR5 Sockets and How They Help Next-Generation Technology

A Closer Look at DDR5 Sockets and How They Help Next-Generation Technology

The new memory technologies provide double the bandwidth and density of DDR4.  Read More...

Emerging Challenges in Modeling, Simulation and Design Tools

Emerging Challenges in Modeling, Simulation and Design Tools

IoT and high-end systems are driving the need for increased sophistication in analysis tools.  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

Sun Chemical Updates Imagecure Solder Mask

Sun Chemical Updates Imagecure Solder Mask

Imagecure solder mask is for high-temperature automotive applications.  Read More...

Yamaha Fine Technologies Unveils Micro Prober MP Series High-Frequency Measurement Systems

Yamaha Fine Technologies Unveils Micro Prober MP Series High-Frequency Measurement Systems

Micro Prober MP series measurement systems (MP502 and MP502-A) continuously inspect high-frequency characteristics of PCBs.  Read More...

Screen Rolls Out Ledia 6 Direct Imager

Screen Rolls Out Ledia 6 Direct Imager

Ledia 6H direct imaging system offers flexible control enabled by three wavelength light sources for broader coverage of the wavelength regions for exposure, si...  Read More...

Hirose Rolls Out ZE05 Series Connector

Hirose Rolls Out ZE05 Series Connector

ZE05 series low-profile wire-to-board connector is for high heat and high vibration applications, including automotive, off-highway and transportation.  Read More...

Rigol Technologies Debuts DSG800 Series RF Signal Generators

Rigol Technologies Debuts DSG800 Series RF Signal Generators

DSG800 Series RF signal generators provide support for internal and external IQ generation to quickly generate IQ traffic to simulate or validate designs.  Read More...

Rigol Technologies Debuts RSA3000E Spectrum Analyzer

Rigol Technologies Debuts RSA3000E Spectrum Analyzer

RSA3000E spectrum analyzer comes in 1.5GHz and 3GHz models with available tracking generators and performs real-time analysis for entry-level users.  Read More...

Altium Releases Altium Designer 20 PCB ECAD

Altium Releases Altium Designer 20 PCB ECAD

Altium Designer 20 features new "push and shove" capabilities that enable routing of complex HDI boards and speed design times over 20%.  Read More...

AVX Releases VLAS Series TransGuard MLVs

AVX Releases VLAS Series TransGuard MLVs

VLAS series low-clamp TransGuard automotive-qualified multilayer varistors (MLVs) are designed to exhibit lower breakdown and clamping voltage to working voltag...  Read More...

Hirose Introduces FX27 Connector

Hirose Introduces FX27 Connector

FX27 0.8mm pitch high-speed card edge board-to-board connector allows flexible stacking heights.  Read More...

MacDermid Alpha Releases MacuSpec HT 300 Metallization

MacDermid Alpha Releases MacuSpec HT 300 Metallization

MacuSpec HT 300 is a high-throwing power DC acid copper for metallization of through-holes of 15:1 aspect ratio boards at production volumes.  Read More...

Cadence Introduces Celsius Thermal Solver

Cadence Introduces Celsius Thermal Solver

Celsius Thermal Solver combines finite element analysis for solid structures with computational fluid dynamics for fluids to enable complete system analysis in ...  Read More...

TE Connectivity Introduces Strada Whisper R Connectors

TE Connectivity Introduces Strada Whisper R Connectors

Strada Whisper R backplane connectors reportedly ensure low crosstalk noise and enable migration path from 56G PAM-4 to 112G PAM-4.  Read More...

RBP Chemical Releases VersaPrep Cleaner

RBP Chemical Releases VersaPrep Cleaner

VersaPrep cleans and microetches metallic substrates.  Read More...

Zuken Launches eCADSTAR Internet-Connected PCB Design Software

Zuken Launches eCADSTAR Internet-Connected PCB Design Software

eCADSTAR is an internet-connected PCB design platform.  Read More...

NI Releases AWR v. 14.04 Modeling Software

NI Releases AWR v. 14.04 Modeling Software

NI AWR design environment software v. 14.04 includes over 50 enhancements.  Read More...

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