NEWS

Global Smartphone Sales Down 5% in Q4

Global Smartphone Sales Down 5% in Q4

23 February 2021

STAMFORD, CT – Global sales of smartphones to end-users declined 5.4% in the fourth quarter, according to Gartner, while smartphone sales declined 12.5% in 2020...  Read More...

Trinamic Interactive Reference Designs Available on Ultra Librarian

Trinamic Interactive Reference Designs Available on Ultra Librarian

23 February 2021

ROCHESTER, NY – Ultra Librarian partnered with Trinamic and Cadence to provide intelligent reference designs for download.  Read More...

Jan. N. American Semi Equipment Hits $3B

Jan. N. American Semi Equipment Hits $3B

23 February 2021

MILPITAS, CA – North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted $3.04 billion in billings worldwide in January, the first time monthly billings ...  Read More...

Cadence Reports Q4 PCB Software Revenue Up 64%

Cadence Reports Q4 PCB Software Revenue Up 64%

22 February 2021

SAN JOSE – Cadence Design Systems reported sales from its System Design and Analysis business, which includes printed circuit board design (http://www.PCBwest.c...  Read More...

TopLine Awarded US Patent for CCGA Fixture Design

TopLine Awarded US Patent for CCGA Fixture Design

22 February 2021

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – TopLine Corp. has been granted US patent D908648 for a novel design for an adjustable fixture for aligning column grid array substrates.  Read More...

Rogers Reports Q4 Net Sales Up 9%

Rogers Reports Q4 Net Sales Up 9%

19 February 2021

CHANDLER, AZ – Rogers Corp. reported net sales of $210.7 million, up 8.7% year-over-year and 4% sequentially.  Read More...

Industry Groups Urge Biden to Fund Semi Manufacturing Provisions in NDAA

Industry Groups Urge Biden to Fund Semi Manufacturing Provisions in NDAA

19 February 2021

WASHINGTON – The Semiconductor Industry Association, along with 16 technology, medical, auto, and other business groups, sent a letter urging President Biden to...  Read More...

EMA Design Automation Offers Intelligent Reference Design Webinar

EMA Design Automation Offers Intelligent Reference Design Webinar

18 February 2021

ROCHESTER, NY – EMA Design Automation is hosting a free webinar Mar. 4 on integrated intelligent reference designs.  Read More...

EC RoHS 2 List of Restricted Substances Recommends No Restriction on TBBPA

EC RoHS 2 List of Restricted Substances Recommends No Restriction on TBBPA

17 February 2021

BRUSSELS – The European Commission published the final report on the study to support the review of the list of restricted substances and to assess a new exempt...  Read More...

Ultra Librarian Adds 25 STMicroelectronics Designs to Library Tool

Ultra Librarian Adds 25 STMicroelectronics Designs to Library Tool

16 February 2021

ROCHESTER, NY – Ultra Librarian added 25 authorized STMicroelectronics interactive reference designs in Cadence system design formats, now available for downloa...  Read More...

National Circuit Assembly Merges with Austin Circuit Design

National Circuit Assembly Merges with Austin Circuit Design

16 February 2021

GARLAND, TX -- National Circuit Assembly today announced a merger with Austin Circuit Design, adding design and sourcing to its electronics manufacturing servic...  Read More...

Automotive Crashed Bühler Advanced Materials' Sales by 32% in 2020

Automotive Crashed Bühler Advanced Materials' Sales by 32% in 2020

15 February 2021

UZWIL, SWITZERLAND – Bühler reported 2020 sales at the company's Advanced Materials unit shrank 31.7% to CHF443 million ($497.6 million) on weakness in automoti...  Read More...

IPC Updates BTC Design Spec

IPC Updates BTC Design Spec

15 February 2021

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC today announced the release of a revision to its standard for design and assembly for implementing BTCs.  Read More...

Gartner: Apple Remains No. 1 Semi Chip Buyer in 2020

Gartner: Apple Remains No. 1 Semi Chip Buyer in 2020

12 February 2021

STAMFORD, CT – Apple remained the No. 1 semiconductor chip buyer in 2020, representing 11.9% of the total worldwide market, according to Gartner.  Read More...

Zuken Reports 4% YoY Drop in December Quarter Revenue

Zuken Reports 4% YoY Drop in December Quarter Revenue

12 February 2021

TOKYO – Zuken reported fiscal third quarter revenue of 19.8 billion yen (US$188.6 million), down 3.9% year-over-year.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Powerful Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan

Powerful Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan

Last Saturday, my family and I reminisced about the Great East Japan Earthquake that happened almost 10 years ago.  Read More...

US Defense Suppliers Have Begged for Help. A Pandemic Helped Them Get It

US Defense Suppliers Have Begged for Help. A Pandemic Helped Them Get It

How a new trade group is aiding the DoD’s desire for a trusted supply chain. For decades the printed circuit industry has asserted the lack of government suppo...  Read More...

2020 PCB Production in Taiwan

2020 PCB Production in Taiwan

The Taiwan Printed Circuit Association (TPCA) released December’s shipment data.  Read More...

Desktop Tools to Remain a Fixture

Desktop Tools to Remain a Fixture

Despite channel changes, the major EDA vendors say user demand makes mainstream tools worth their continued support. What is the future of the mainstream PCB C...  Read More...

Eliminating Latency in Next-Gen WiFi 6E Devices

Eliminating Latency in Next-Gen WiFi 6E Devices

Advanced high-Q RF components will play a critical role in larger goal of eliminating many of the latency issues of the past. When WiFi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax) was i...  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

3D Systems, Jabil Debut Roadrunner HSF 3D Printer

3D Systems, Jabil Debut Roadrunner HSF 3D Printer

Roadrunner high-speed fusion industrial filament 3D printer is designed to address aerospace and advanced automotive applications.  Read More...

Vishay Introduces BCcomponents SMDY1 Capacitors

Vishay Introduces BCcomponents SMDY1 Capacitors

BCcomponents SMDY1 surface-mount AC-line-rated ceramic disc safety capacitors offer Y1 rating of 500VAC and 1500VDC.  Read More...

ABB Rolls Out GoFA, SWIFTI Cobots

ABB Rolls Out GoFA, SWIFTI Cobots

GoFA and SWIFTI cobots complement YuMi and Single Arm YuMi.  Read More...

Vishay Enhances ACAS 0606 AT, ACAS 0612 AT Chip Resistor Arrays

Vishay Enhances ACAS 0606 AT, ACAS 0612 AT Chip Resistor Arrays

ACAS 0606 AT and ACAS 0612 AT automotive-grade thin-film chip resistor arrays have higher resistance ratios up to 1:100 and operating voltages up to 100V.  Read More...

Isola Launches IS550H Copper-Clad Laminate

Isola Launches IS550H Copper-Clad Laminate

Halogen-free IS550H is an environmentally friendly, CAF-resistant copper-clad laminate and prepreg material for applications requiring high-voltage, high-power ...  Read More...

ExpressPCB Announces ExpressSCH Plus and ExpressPCB Plus v. 3.0

ExpressPCB Announces ExpressSCH Plus and ExpressPCB Plus v. 3.0

ExpressPCB Plus PCB Design Suite (ExpressSCH Plus and ExpressPCB Plus version 3.0) now includes integrated search and download for components using SnapEDA, sch...  Read More...

Vishay Offers BCcomponents NTCLE350E4 Thermistor

Vishay Offers BCcomponents NTCLE350E4 Thermistor

BCcomponents NTCLE350E4 is AEC-Q200-qualified NTC thermistor with PEEK-insulated, NiFe leads and low thermal gradient. Designed to withstand temp. up to +185°C....  Read More...

Ucamco Updates UcamX v2020.12 CAM Software

Ucamco Updates UcamX v2020.12 CAM Software

UcamX v2020.12 includes DPMX import, YELO copper adjuster extensions, text updater, SEC horn compensation, auto markup extensions, YELO legend adjuster extensio...  Read More...

Ucamco Releases Integr8tor v2020.12 CAM Engineering Tool

Ucamco Releases Integr8tor v2020.12 CAM Engineering Tool

Integr8tor v2020.12 includes QED analysis for backdrilled PCBs, Altium PCB input connector, DPMX (IPC-2581) data input, QED conditional formatting based on copp...  Read More...

Kuprion Introduces ActiveCopper Filled Thermal Vias

Kuprion Introduces ActiveCopper Filled Thermal Vias

ActiveCopper filled thermal vias are Pb-free and RoHs-compliant.  Read More...

Altair Updates 2021 Simulation Software

Altair Updates 2021 Simulation Software

2021 simulation software provides updates to solver technologies.  Read More...

Pulsonix Releases Pulsonix 11.0 ECAD

Pulsonix Releases Pulsonix 11.0 ECAD

Pulsonix version 11.0 offers significant speed improvements and new functionality for high-speed designs.  Read More...

Vishay Adds Beyschlag NCW 0612 AT Resistors

Vishay Adds Beyschlag NCW 0612 AT Resistors

Beyschlag NCW 0612 AT wide-terminal thin-film chip resistors are in 0612 case size.  Read More...

Hirose Launches FH63S Series FPC connector

Hirose Launches FH63S Series FPC connector

FH63S series shielded flexible printed circuit connector has patented single-action flip lock technology.  Read More...

Stackpole Releases RMEF Chip Resistors

Stackpole Releases RMEF Chip Resistors

RMEF thick film chip resistors are RoHS compliant.  Read More...

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