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Wearable Brain-Machine Interface Could Control Wheelchair, Computer, Vehicle

Wearable Brain-Machine Interface Could Control Wheelchair, Computer, Vehicle

20 September 2019

ATLANTA – Combining nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair, use a computer, or o...  Read More...

Report: IC Communication Devices to Grow at CAGR of 7% through 2023

Report: IC Communication Devices to Grow at CAGR of 7% through 2023

20 September 2019

NEVADA CITY, CA – The fastest-growing application segment for IC devices is the communications market, with shipments expanding at a CAGR of 7.1% between 2018 a...  Read More...

IDC: Q2 Wrist-Worn Wearable Shipments Up 29%

IDC: Q2 Wrist-Worn Wearable Shipments Up 29%

19 September 2019

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Shipments of wrist-worn wearables, inclusive of smartwatches, basic watches, and wristbands, reached 34.2 million units, up 28.8% year-over-yea...  Read More...

Q2 PCB Design Tool Sales Rose 6% YoY

Q2 PCB Design Tool Sales Rose 6% YoY

17 September 2019

MILPITAS, CA – Second quarter sales of printed circuit board and multichip module design software were up 5.6% year-over-year to $224.3 million. The four-quarte...  Read More...

Trackwise Designs Posts H1 Revenue Down 16%

Trackwise Designs Posts H1 Revenue Down 16%

17 September 2019

TEWKESBURY, UK – Trackwise Designs reported first-half revenue fell 16% to £1.55 million (US$1.93 million).  Read More...

Call for Papers Issued for Zuken Innovation World

Call for Papers Issued for Zuken Innovation World

16 September 2019

CORONADO, CA – Zuken USA is now accepting abstracts for Zuken Innovation World Americas (ZIW) 2020, to be held here Apr. 27-30.  Read More...

Sanmina Appoints Liebel CEO

Sanmina Appoints Liebel CEO

12 September 2019

SAN JOSE – Sanmina’s board has voted to appoint Hartmut Liebel as chief executive officer, effective Sept. 30. Liebel will succeed Michael Clarke, who will rema...  Read More...

Semi Equipment Billings Plunged in Q2

Semi Equipment Billings Plunged in Q2

10 September 2019

MILPITAS, CA — Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings in the second quarter fell 20% from a year ago to $13.3 billion, the SEMI trade group sa...  Read More...

PCB West Opens Today in Santa Clara

PCB West Opens Today in Santa Clara

09 September 2019

SANTA CLARA, CA -- PCB West (http://pcbwest.com/), the Silicon Valley's largest conference for the printed circuit board industry, opens here today.  Read More...

Visiting Chinese Professor Charged in PCB Fraud Case

Visiting Chinese Professor Charged in PCB Fraud Case

09 September 2019

NEW YORK - The US government is charging a Chinese professor for attempting to steal a printed circuit board on behalf of Huawei.  Read More...

Q2 Worldwide Server Shipments Down 9%

Q2 Worldwide Server Shipments Down 9%

05 September 2019

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide server shipments declined 9.3% year-over-year to fewer than 2.7 million units during the second quarter, according to IDC. Vendor re...  Read More...

SEMI Rolls Out Specification for PCB Equipment Communication Interfaces

SEMI Rolls Out Specification for PCB Equipment Communication Interfaces

05 September 2019

MILPITAS, CA – A specification for PCB equipment communication interfaces is official this month. SEMI A3 – Specification for PCBECI defines the equipment commu...  Read More...

Report: Companies Shipping 5G Phones to Spur Sales

Report: Companies Shipping 5G Phones to Spur Sales

04 September 2019

AUSTIN, TX – Many smartphone manufacturers are offering 5G handsets in a bid to increase mobile phone sales, says TechSearch International. Several 5G-compatibl...  Read More...

IDC: Q2 Smartphone Assembly Volumes Up 12% Sequentially

IDC: Q2 Smartphone Assembly Volumes Up 12% Sequentially

04 September 2019

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide smartphone assembly shipment volumes in the second quarter were up 11.9% sequentially, with total shipments of 332.6 million, accordi...  Read More...

Eltek Reports Q2 Revenues Down 6%

Eltek Reports Q2 Revenues Down 6%

04 September 2019

PETAH TIKVA, ISRAEL – Eltek reported second quarter revenues of $8.2 million, down 5.7% year-over-year.  Read More...

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FEATURES

Market Trends for Printed Circuit Boards in Taiwan

Market Trends for Printed Circuit Boards in Taiwan

I’ve said this many times, and it is true: The Taiwanese PCB industry is a great barometer for the electronics industry.  Read More...

5G Build-Out Will Speed PCB Fabricators’ Gains

5G Build-Out Will Speed PCB Fabricators’ Gains

After years of taking a backseat to mobile device fabs, multilayer manufacturers stand to reap the rewards.  Read More...

Prototron Circuits: 2 Sites, 1 Vision

Prototron Circuits: 2 Sites, 1 Vision

The West Coast-based fabricator is turning boards up to 30-layers as fast as they get them.  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 have heated up, Ventec USA has had a front seat. Ventec USA president Jack Pattie talked with PCD F editor-in-chief Mi...  Read More...

JPCA Show 2019 (Part 4)

JPCA Show 2019 (Part 4)

This is part four of my observations from the JPCA Show.  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

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...

Balluff Offers IO-Link Master Block

Balluff Offers IO-Link Master Block

EtherNet/IP IO-Link master block insulates against inductive, conductive, and capacitive noise produced by electromagnetic interference.  Read More...

Indubond Releases X-Press Multilayer Press

Indubond Releases X-Press Multilayer Press

X-Press is a multilayer press that maintains +/-1° control over temp. for every multilayer.  Read More...

TT Electronics Rolls Out HM66M SMD Power Inductors

TT Electronics Rolls Out HM66M SMD Power Inductors

HM66M surface mount device power inductors are for use in high-frequency power conversion systems and EMI filter applications.  Read More...

Technic Releases TechniMask ISR1000F/900G Solder Mask

Technic Releases TechniMask ISR1000F/900G Solder Mask

TechniMask ISR1000F/900G liquid photo-definable, flexible white gloss solder mask is designed for LED applications.  Read More...

Beta Dyne Releases FW8S, FW8D DC/DC Converters

Beta Dyne Releases FW8S, FW8D DC/DC Converters

FW8S and FW8D DC/DC converters have 8W low-noise 2:1 input range that accepts 4.5 to 9VDC, 9 to 18VDC, or 18 to 36VDC and 36 to 72VDC input with on/off control....  Read More...

Panasonic Introduces SVPT Series Capacitors

Panasonic Introduces SVPT Series Capacitors

SVPT long-life surface mount-type OS-CON conductive polymer-aluminum-solid capacitors are available with a rated voltage of 2.5VDC, 6.3VDC and 16VDC.  Read More...

TE Connectivity Releases QSFP-DD Connectors, Cages, Cable Assemblies

TE Connectivity Releases QSFP-DD Connectors, Cages, Cable Assemblies

Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Double Density (QSFP-DD) connectors, cages and cable assemblies address next-generation data center needs by increasing density...  Read More...

TE Connectivity Introduces Sliver Straddle-Mount Connectors

TE Connectivity Introduces Sliver Straddle-Mount Connectors

Sliver straddle-mount connectors for SFF-TA-1002 support faceplate-pluggable open compute project NIC 3.0.  Read More...

RBP Chemical Rolls Out Equipment Cleaner IV

RBP Chemical Rolls Out Equipment Cleaner IV

Equipment Cleaner IV removes water hardness residues, photoresist scum and metal salt deposits from chemical processing equipment.  Read More...

Nano Dimension Introduces DragonFly LDM 3D Printer

Nano Dimension Introduces DragonFly LDM 3D Printer

DragonFly Lights-Out Digital Manufacturing (LDM) is an additive manufacturing platform for round-the-clock 3D printing of electronic circuitry.  Read More...

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