NEWS

ECHA Adds Lead to Candidate List Amid 10 New Substances

ECHA Adds Lead to Candidate List Amid 10 New Substances

19 July 2018

HELSINKI – The European Chemicals Agency has added lead to its candidate list, following the SVHC identification process with the involvement of the Member Stat...  Read More...

EISO Expands, Focuses on PCB Manufacturing

EISO Expands, Focuses on PCB Manufacturing

18 July 2018

TAOYUAN CITY, TAIWAN – EISO has invested in a recent expansion of its plant here and changed its focus to PCB manufacturing. The firm’s previous focus on was LE...  Read More...

Park Electrochemical Appoints Lach President of Neltec

Park Electrochemical Appoints Lach President of Neltec

18 July 2018

MELVILLE, NY – Park Electrochemical Corp. appointed Steven N. Lach president of Neltec, Park's electronics business unit in Tempe, AZ.  Read More...

PCD&F Opens 2019 NPI Fab Awards

PCD&F Opens 2019 NPI Fab Awards

16 July 2018

SMYRNA, GA – PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN FAB opened its 2019 New Product Introduction Awards (NPI) for printed circuit board fabrication.  Read More...

Libra Industries Partners with CoPro Technologies

Libra Industries Partners with CoPro Technologies

16 July 2018

MENTOR, OH – Libra Industries has partnered with CoPro Technologies to support its customers with mechanical design and PCB layout services.  Read More...

FTG Reports Q2 Circuit Segment Sales Down 2%

FTG Reports Q2 Circuit Segment Sales Down 2%

13 July 2018

TORONTO – Firan Technology Group reported second quarter circuit segment sales were down $400,000, or 2.3%, compared to the same period last year. In the secon...  Read More...

Siemens PLM, Synopsys to Collaborate on EDA Projects

Siemens PLM, Synopsys to Collaborate on EDA Projects

13 July 2018

PLANO, TX – Siemens PLM Software and Synopsys have agreed to collaborate on a range of electronic design automation (EDA) product interoperability projects. The...  Read More...

Elmatica Reports 2017 Revenue Up 26%

Elmatica Reports 2017 Revenue Up 26%

13 July 2018

OSLO, NORWAY – Elmatica reported 2017 revenue up 26%.  Read More...

Report: China Leads Manufacturing with $2T in Output

Report: China Leads Manufacturing with $2T in Output

13 July 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – China leads the world in terms of manufacturing output, with over $2 trillion in goods produced, which accounts for 20% of global manufacturing...  Read More...

Gartner: Device Shipments to Grow 1% to Over 2B Units in 2018

Gartner: Device Shipments to Grow 1% to Over 2B Units in 2018

12 July 2018

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide shipments of devices — PCs, tablets and mobile phones — are on pace to record 0.9% growth to reach 2.28 billion units in 2018, says Gar...  Read More...

Power Design Services, Green Circuits to Merge

Power Design Services, Green Circuits to Merge

12 July 2018

NEW YORK – Power Design Services and Green Circuits are merging, with a senior debt investment from Praesidian Capital of $22.4 million.  Read More...

GA Tech: Merging Antenna, Electronics Boosts Energy, Spectrum Efficiency

GA Tech: Merging Antenna, Electronics Boosts Energy, Spectrum Efficiency

06 July 2018

ATLANTA – By integrating the design of antenna and electronics, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have boosted the energy and spectrum efficien...  Read More...

Survey: 91% Expect 3D Printed Electronics to be Strategic Direction

Survey: 91% Expect 3D Printed Electronics to be Strategic Direction

03 July 2018

NESS ZIONA, ISRAEL – Nearly 91% of respondents to a recent Nano Dimension survey expect 3D printed electronics will be a strategic direction. More than three qu...  Read More...

Eltek Reports Q1 Revenues Up Nearly 5%

Eltek Reports Q1 Revenues Up Nearly 5%

03 July 2018

PETACH-TIKVA, ISRAEL – Eltek reported first quarter revenues were $8.9 million, up 4.7% year-over-year.  Read More...

IPC Applauds Sen. Committee on Education, Training Bill

IPC Applauds Sen. Committee on Education, Training Bill

02 July 2018

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC applauds a US Senate committee for its work in advancing a workforce education and training bill.  Read More...

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FEATURES

How to Ensure Your Design Complies with Complex Flex Circuit Design-for-Manufacturing Requirements

How to Ensure Your Design Complies with Complex Flex Circuit Design-for-Manufacturing Requirements

With multiple assemblers involved in most projects, how can you speed up the development process?  Read More...

Metallization For Plastic Surfaces

Metallization For Plastic Surfaces

During the 1980s, high-density flexible circuit manufacturers ran around the barn a few times trying to decide the best way to produce a reliable bond strength ...  Read More...

7 Habits of Highly Efficient PCB Designers

7 Habits of Highly Efficient PCB Designers

Flexibility, preparation and passion are an effective combination.  Read More...

Manage High-Current Traces by Thinking Outside the Box

Manage High-Current Traces by Thinking Outside the Box

Stop thinking such traces must be a certain width!  Read More...

How Rigid-Flex PCB Design Configurations are Advancing

How Rigid-Flex PCB Design Configurations are Advancing

Odd-layer-count boards are not only manufacturable, but at times preferable.  Read More...

More on Via Temperatures

More on Via Temperatures

Can vias carry considerably more current than was previously known?  Read More...

Can Next-Gen Military Products Beat the Heat?

Can Next-Gen Military Products Beat the Heat?

Thermal management is becoming a common limiting factor in newer technologies. Ed.: This is the fifth of an occasional series by the authors of the 2017 iNEMI ...  Read More...

Using ECAD-MCAD Linkages to Enhance Avionics Thermal Design

Using ECAD-MCAD Linkages to Enhance Avionics Thermal Design

New tool features keep the thermal design concurrent with the PCB design.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

Fujiploy Introduces Sarcon 15GTR Film

Fujiploy Introduces Sarcon 15GTR Film

Sarcon 15GTR is a thin thermal interface composite film made from heat-conducting silicone and a 0.05mm fiberglass reinforcement layer.  Read More...

LPKF Launches PCBPrototypingMachines.com

LPKF Launches PCBPrototypingMachines.com

PCBPrototypingMachines.com is a guide to PCB prototyping machines. Provides cost information via step-by-step PCB system selector tool.  Read More...

AVX Debuts SpiCAT Simulation Software

AVX Debuts SpiCAT Simulation Software

SpiCAT simulation software includes SpiMLCC and SpiTAN portals that provide electrical and performance characteristics by frequency and temperature for a range ...  Read More...

atg Luther & Maelzer Offers A7 XW Flying Probe Test System

atg Luther & Maelzer Offers A7 XW Flying Probe Test System

A7 XW flying probe test system supports test areas up to 40" x 60".  Read More...

Zuken Releases CR-8000 2018

Zuken Releases CR-8000 2018

CR-8000 2018 software enables front-loading of design constraints and specifications to design creation process, as well as placement and routing capabilities f...  Read More...

Hirose Develops FH62 FPC Connector

Hirose Develops FH62 FPC Connector

FH62 compact flexible printed circuit (FPC) connector has a single-action lock designed for automatic assembly. Reportedly simplifies design process.  Read More...

Molex Introduces EdgeLock Wire-to-Signal-Card Connector

Molex Introduces EdgeLock Wire-to-Signal-Card Connector

EdgeLock wire-to-signal-card connector provides direct, secure mating to PCB Edge-Card.  Read More...

BotFactory Releases SV2 PCB Printer

BotFactory Releases SV2 PCB Printer

SV2 PCB printer can print 8 mil (200 micron) traces, multilayers, and dispense glue with single-part epoxies.  Read More...

FKN Systek Rolls Out Stackable PCB Transport, Storage Racks

FKN Systek Rolls Out Stackable PCB Transport, Storage Racks

Stackable PCB transport and storage racks are made of conductive material for handling printed circuit cards during assembly.  Read More...

FLIR Releases USB3 Machine Vision Cameras

FLIR Releases USB3 Machine Vision Cameras

USB3 board-level machine vision cameras are designed for integration into tight spaces.  Read More...

Rogers Introduces Magtrex 555 Laminates

Rogers Introduces Magtrex 555 Laminates

Magtrex 555 high-impedance laminates feature high permeability and permittivity.  Read More...

Park Electrochemical Releases Meteorwave 8000 RF Material

Park Electrochemical Releases Meteorwave 8000 RF Material

Meteorwave 8000 is high-speed, low-loss digital and RF electronics material. Is designed for high-layer-count PCBs.  Read More...

Siemens Introduces Solid Edge 2019 Software

Siemens Introduces Solid Edge 2019 Software

Solid Edge 2019 software has new wiring harness and printed circuit board design (http://www.PCBwest.com) tools based on Mentor software.  Read More...

Picotest Releases PerfectPulse Impedance Test Signal Generator

Picotest Releases PerfectPulse Impedance Test Signal Generator

PerfectPulse pocket-sized, fast-edge signal generator and TDR provides square 32ps edge pulse.  Read More...

AVX Launches TWA-X Series Capacitors

AVX Launches TWA-X Series Capacitors

TWA-X series high-temperature wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors are designed for use at 230°C.  Read More...

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