NEWS

Q1 Global Wearable Device Shipments Up 30%

Q1 Global Wearable Device Shipments Up 30%

28 May 2020

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Global shipments of wearable devices grew 29.7% year-over-year during the first quarter, as total device volume reached 72.6 million units, acc...  Read More...

N. American PCB Orders Up 20% in April

N. American PCB Orders Up 20% in April

28 May 2020

BANNOCKBURN, IL — Total North American PCB orders in April increased 19.9% year-over-year but fell 7.3% sequentially, says IPC.  Read More...

Nakahara: PCB Market to Shrink 5-6% in 2020

Nakahara: PCB Market to Shrink 5-6% in 2020

28 May 2020

TAIPEI – The worldwide bare board market will fall 5 to 6% year-over-year this year, the leading industry analyst said yesterday in a prerecorded webinar.  Read More...

Mike Flatt, Ex Continental Circuits Chair, Passes Away

Mike Flatt, Ex Continental Circuits Chair, Passes Away

28 May 2020

MESA, AZ -- Longtime printed circuit board executive and IPC board member Michael Flatt passed away on Mar. 6. He was 81.  Read More...

Schweizer Electronic Opens $110M PCB Plant in China

Schweizer Electronic Opens $110M PCB Plant in China

28 May 2020

JIANGSU, CHINA – Production has begun at Schweizer Electronic's new EUR100 million ($100 million) printed circuit board plant here.  Read More...

Autodesk Reports Q1 Revenue Up 20%

Autodesk Reports Q1 Revenue Up 20%

27 May 2020

SAN RAFAEL, CA – Autodesk reported first quarter revenue of $885.7 million, up 20.4% year-over-year.  Read More...

Global Device Shipments to Decline 14% in 2020

Global Device Shipments to Decline 14% in 2020

27 May 2020

EGHAM, UK – Global shipments of PCs, tablets and mobile phones are on pace to decline 13.6% in 2020, totaling 1.9 billion units, according to Gartner.  Read More...

Keysight Reports Fiscal Q2 Revenue Down 18%

Keysight Reports Fiscal Q2 Revenue Down 18%

27 May 2020

SANTA ROSA, CA – Keysight Technologies reported fiscal second quarter GAAP revenue was $895 million, down 17.9% year-over-year.  Read More...

KLA Launches Electronics Business Group from Ex Orbotech Unit

KLA Launches Electronics Business Group from Ex Orbotech Unit

26 May 2020

MILPITAS, CA – KLA Corp. formed a business group focused on growth in its electronics, packaging and components businesses. The EPC group brings together ICOS, ...  Read More...

HDP User Group Offers Free Automotive Electronics Webinar

HDP User Group Offers Free Automotive Electronics Webinar

26 May 2020

CAVE CREEK, AZ – High-Density Packaging (HDP) User Group is hosting a webinar to provide the latest information on standard requirements and developments in aut...  Read More...

Productronica China to be Held in July, as Scheduled

Productronica China to be Held in July, as Scheduled

26 May 2020

SHANGHAI –The producers of Productronica China and its related shows confirmed it will be held here as scheduled in July.  Read More...

2019 Revenue of Largest China PCB Firms Up 29%

2019 Revenue of Largest China PCB Firms Up 29%

22 May 2020

SHANGHAI – The total revenue of 100 China-funded PCB companies in 2019 was 110.6 billion yuan (US$15.8 billion), up 29.1% year-over-year, says the China Printed...  Read More...

Altium's Latest Cloud Collaboration Platform Links ECAD and MCAD

Altium's Latest Cloud Collaboration Platform Links ECAD and MCAD

21 May 2020

SAN DIEGO – Two years after it was teased at a series of worldwide seminars with key customers and media, Altium’s cloud platform for PCB design has begun to re...  Read More...

N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up 17% in Apr.

N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up 17% in Apr.

22 May 2020

MILPITAS, CA — North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.26 billion in billings worldwide in April, up 17.2% year-over-year and 2.2...  Read More...

AGC’s Q1 Electronics Sales Up 17%

AGC’s Q1 Electronics Sales Up 17%

21 May 2020

TOKYO – AGC reported first quarter electronics sales of ¥69.2 billion (US$644 million), up 16.5% year-over-year.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Detection Devices for Novel Coronavirus, Part II

Detection Devices for Novel Coronavirus, Part II

In the previous newsletter, I wrote about the possibility of using our electronics advancements to create detection devices for the novel coronavirus.  Read More...

High-End Systems Product Needs

High-End Systems Product Needs

SiP, MCP and DDR5 support faster speeds and higher power requirements.  Read More...

Materials Considerations for Automotive Radar Designs

Materials Considerations for Automotive Radar Designs

A holistic view of 77GHz radar sensors as a PCBA build, considering fabrication, assembly and packaging materials.  Read More...

It Was Predicted for Years. Engineers Are Finally Taking Over PCB Design.

It Was Predicted for Years. Engineers Are Finally Taking Over PCB Design.

Recent salary survey results suggest newcomers may be entering the field.  Read More...

Stop Thinking about Current Density and Via Temperature

Stop Thinking about Current Density and Via Temperature

Via temperature is determined by the temperature of the trace associated with the via, not the current itself.  Read More...

Detection Devices for Novel Coronavirus

Detection Devices for Novel Coronavirus

Novel coronavirus infection rates decreased over the past few weeks, and several countries are planning to ease stay-at-home restrictions that will permit some ...  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...

Is Electrical Current Particle Flow or Wave Phenomenon?

Is Electrical Current Particle Flow or Wave Phenomenon?

Some engineers claim electrical current is not the flow of electrons. They are wrong.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

IPTE Introduces EasyRouter Plug & Play Depaneler

IPTE Introduces EasyRouter Plug & Play Depaneler

IPTE EasyRouter Plug Play depaneling system is equipped with all features of EasyRouter.  Read More...

Polar Instruments Updates Speedstack 20_05 PCB Stackup Design Tool

Polar Instruments Updates Speedstack 20_05 PCB Stackup Design Tool

Speedstack 20_05 PCB stackup design tool helps plan and create live stacks with controlled impedance information and documentation.  Read More...

DuPont Releases Microfill EVF-III Electroplating

DuPont Releases Microfill EVF-III Electroplating

Microfill EVF-III electroplating is for via fill and through-hole plating for fine-line HDI circuit boards.  Read More...

Altium Upgrades Altium 365 Cloud Platform

Altium Upgrades Altium 365 Cloud Platform

Altium 365 cloud platform for PCB design allows collaboration among PCB designers, mechanical designers, part suppliers, and manufacturers.  Read More...

Keysight Adds VPI Optical Link Simulation Workflow

Keysight Adds VPI Optical Link Simulation Workflow

VPI Optical Link simulation workflow capability connects PathWave Advanced Design System with VPI Design Suite from VPIphotonics.  Read More...

CALCE Releases Free CalceSARA Physics-of-Failure Software

CALCE Releases Free CalceSARA Physics-of-Failure Software

CalceSARA software uses physics-of-failure-based reliability principles to assess time to failure of part/system/failure site.  Read More...

Tektronix Debuts TBS2000B Digital Storage Oscilloscopes

Tektronix Debuts TBS2000B Digital Storage Oscilloscopes

TBS2000B digital storage oscilloscopes feature 9" WVGA display and 15 horizontal divisions.  Read More...

Harting Develops 3-D Integrated Component Carrier

Harting Develops 3-D Integrated Component Carrier

This 3-D integrated component carrier is based on 3-D-MID (mechatronic integrated device) technology capable of replacing flexible printed circuit boards.  Read More...

DuPont Teijin Films Introduces Melinex FR320/FR321 PET Films

DuPont Teijin Films Introduces Melinex FR320/FR321 PET Films

Melinex FR32x clear flame-retardant PET (polyethylene terephthalate) polyester films have achieved UL’s VTM-0 flame rating classification and are halogen-free. ...  Read More...

Keysight Launches LoadCore 5G Core Network Test Software

Keysight Launches LoadCore 5G Core Network Test Software

LoadCore 5G Core (5GC) network test software enables users to perform network capacity tests, measure device data throughput and model end-user behavior and mob...  Read More...

NI Releases LabVIEW Community Edition Software

NI Releases LabVIEW Community Edition Software

LabVIEW Community Edition and LabVIEW NXG Community Edition are for use on personal projects.  Read More...

Gore Launches Online Microwave/RF Assembly Builder

Gore Launches Online Microwave/RF Assembly Builder

Gore microwave/RF assembly builder is a step-by-step online tool that configures and requests a quote for an assembly with connector and cable options, assembly...  Read More...

Corelis Introduces ScanExpress v. 9.6.0 Boundary Scan Software

Corelis Introduces ScanExpress v. 9.6.0 Boundary Scan Software

ScanExpress v. 9.6.0 boundary scan software includes ScanExpress Runner Analytics.  Read More...

Concept Circuit Design Rolls Out XCBOM BoM Pricing Tool

Concept Circuit Design Rolls Out XCBOM BoM Pricing Tool

XCBOM software analyzes bills of materials and searches databases of North American component distributors for parts with the same specification but lower prici...  Read More...

Samtec Releases HSEC8 Edge Card Socket

Samtec Releases HSEC8 Edge Card Socket

Samtec HSEC8 micro pitch edge card socket incorporates higher-cycle edge rate contact.  Read More...

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