NEWS

IC Insights Nearly Doubles 2018 Semi Capex Growth Forecast

IC Insights Nearly Doubles 2018 Semi Capex Growth Forecast

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – IC Insights has raised its expectations for 2018 capital spending by six percentage points to a 14% increase. If this occur...  Read More...

Nordson Posts Fiscal Q2 Net Sales Up 12%

Nordson Posts Fiscal Q2 Net Sales Up 12%

WESTLAKE, OH – Nordson reported fiscal second quarter net sales of $553.7 million, up 11.6% year-over-year.  Read More...

Power Design Services, Green Circuits Merge

Power Design Services, Green Circuits Merge

SAN JOSE, CA – Power Design Services (PDS) and Green Circuits announced a merger agreement, effective May 21. Financial and other terms were...  Read More...

Foxconn Among Founding Members of 5G Alliance

Foxconn Among Founding Members of 5G Alliance

SHANGHAI -- Some 16 companies, including Foxconn and China Telecom, announced their backing of the 5G industry alliance, announced yesterday...  Read More...

Latest Acquisition Pushes Kimball Electronics Beyond EMS

Latest Acquisition Pushes Kimball Electronics Beyond EMS

JASPER, IN -- Kimball Electronics announced today that it has signed an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets and assume cer...  Read More...

Aegis, CalcuQuote Pair On MES and RFQ Management Software

Aegis, CalcuQuote Pair On MES and RFQ Management Software

HORSHAM, PA -- Aegis Software and CalcuQuote have partnered to integrate their respective MES and RFQ software, allowing manufacturers to re...  Read More...

IPC to Hold Annual Lobbying Days Next Week

IPC to Hold Annual Lobbying Days Next Week

BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC announced its annual US lobbying event, IMPACT Washington D.C., will take place May 21-23.  Read More...

Cemtrex's Electronics Revenue Dives, Changes Direction

Cemtrex's Electronics Revenue Dives, Changes Direction

FARMINGDALE, NY -- Cemtrex announced fiscal second quarter consolidated net sales fell 32% year-over-year to $20.6 million.  Read More...

Sypris Electronics Can't Grow EMS Revenue in Q1, But Orders Bode Well

Sypris Electronics Can't Grow EMS Revenue in Q1, But Orders Bode Well

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Sypris Solutions said revenue at its electronics unit was flat at $5.4 million in the first quarter compared to the prior ...  Read More...

Smart Home Automation Revenues to Exceed $45B by 2023

Smart Home Automation Revenues to Exceed $45B by 2023

HAMPSHIRE, UK -- Increasing smart security adoption will drive home automation and monitoring revenues from an estimated $12 billion in 2018...  Read More...

IPC Lobbies US Trade Rep to Avoid Tax Hikes on Chinese Imports

IPC Lobbies US Trade Rep to Avoid Tax Hikes on Chinese Imports

BANNOCKBURN, IL – The chief executive of IPC has submitted comments to the US Trade Representative decrying the potential impact of proposed...  Read More...

New York State Grant to Aid New IEC EMS Plant

New York State Grant to Aid New IEC EMS Plant

NEWARK, NY -- The state of New York has pledged $5 million in aid to IEC Electronics, which will in turn create over 360 local jobs over the...  Read More...

Nortech's Sales Drop, Profitability Still Elusive

Nortech's Sales Drop, Profitability Still Elusive

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nortech Systems today reported net sales of $26.4 million for the first quarter ended Mar. 31, up sequentially but down year-...  Read More...

TT Electronics to Launch Center of Excellence in UK

TT Electronics to Launch Center of Excellence in UK

WOKING, ENGLAND -- TT Electronics will invest £3 million ($4.1 million) to create a center of excellence at its Bedlington facility in North...  Read More...

Q2 SMT/Semi Equipment Sales Not Enough to Offset Sagging Solar Demand at Amtech

Q2 SMT/Semi Equipment Sales Not Enough to Offset Sagging Solar Demand at Amtech

TEMPE, AZ -- Amtech Systems reported March quarter net revenues of $32.8 million, basically flat with a year ago but down from $73.6 million...  Read More...

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FEATURES

Fundamentals and Benefits of Vapor Phase Reflow Soldering

Fundamentals and Benefits of Vapor Phase Reflow Soldering

Do the smaller machine footprint and thermal advantages offset increased voiding?  Read More...

On the Radar: Top EMS Companies Reaping Gains from Automotive

On the Radar: Top EMS Companies Reaping Gains from Automotive

The CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Top 50 bucked a flat financial trend in 2017. Can it last?  Read More...

The Complicated, Expansive World of IoT

The Complicated, Expansive World of IoT

The fastest-growing sector of electronics is desperate for communication standards.  Read More...

The Profile of an EMS Facility is an Elusive Study

The Profile of an EMS Facility is an Elusive Study

Properly evaluating an EMS means going beyond the published stats.  Read More...

Apple iMac Pro Teardown

Apple iMac Pro Teardown

The workstation class all-in-one machine has some serious horsepower.  Read More...

Advanced Acoustic Methods for Locating Flip Chip Faults

Advanced Acoustic Methods for Locating Flip Chip Faults

Echoes can reveal otherwise elusive defects beneath the die.  Read More...

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PRODUCTS

NI Releases LabVIEW 2018

NI Releases LabVIEW 2018

LabVIEW 2018 software is for test workflows. Includes new tools that reportedly simplify system integration and grant more control through hardware accessibilit...  Read More...

Techcon Offers TS2560 Series Applicator Guns

Techcon Offers TS2560 Series Applicator Guns

TS2560 series applicator guns come in palm and pistol grip versions.  Read More...

ACL Introduces PL40 Premium Penetrating Lubricant

ACL Introduces PL40 Premium Penetrating Lubricant

PL40 Premium Penetrating Lubricant displaces moisture and inhibits corrosion on electronic and electrical components.  Read More...

Thermaltronics Debuts TMT-ST10 3-in-1 Soldering Tip Tester

Thermaltronics Debuts TMT-ST10 3-in-1 Soldering Tip Tester

TMT-ST10 solder tip tester has the following measurement functions: tip temperature (centigrade to Fahrenheit switchable), tip to ground resistance (ohm), and t...  Read More...

MEK Debuts ISO-Spector M1A Inline 3-D AOI

MEK Debuts ISO-Spector M1A Inline 3-D AOI

ISO-Spector M1A 3-D AOI ISO-Spector M1A has a field of view (FoV) of 69 x 69mm (2.72” x 2.72”) and 25Mp camera with advanced lens optics.  Read More...

Thermaltronics Introduces TMT-PH300 Underboard Heater Models

Thermaltronics Introduces TMT-PH300 Underboard Heater Models

TMT-PH300 (850 W) and TMT-PH600 (1500 W) IR underboard heaters have a 50°-400°C temperature range.  Read More...

Master Bond Releases EP3HTSDA-2 Silver Conductive Epoxy

Master Bond Releases EP3HTSDA-2 Silver Conductive Epoxy

Master Bond EP3HTSDA-2 silver-filled epoxy adhesive is a one-component system. Is not premixed or frozen, and has an “unlimited” working life at room temperatur...  Read More...

Multitest Upgrades MT2168 Pick-and-Place Handler

Multitest Upgrades MT2168 Pick-and-Place Handler

Multitest MT2168 pick-and-place handler now offers ground fault monitoring option.  Read More...

Electrolube Develops ER2223 Epoxy Resin

Electrolube Develops ER2223 Epoxy Resin

ER2223 is a black epoxy resin with an operating temperature range of -40° to +180°C.  Read More...

Thermaltronics Launches TMT-HA100 Digital Hot Air Pencil

Thermaltronics Launches TMT-HA100 Digital Hot Air Pencil

TMT-HA100 digital hot air pencil has adjustable controls for air and temperature.  Read More...

Malcom Updates SPS-2000 Solder Paste Mixer

Malcom Updates SPS-2000 Solder Paste Mixer

Malcom SPS-2000 solder paste mixer reportedly guarantees homogeneous paste consistency via contactless mixing.  Read More...

Dispense Works Offers RP Series Dispensing Robots

Dispense Works Offers RP Series Dispensing Robots

RP series benchtop dispensing robots have a 36" x 20" work area.  Read More...

Thermaltronics Rolls Out MDT, M, P, S Series Soldering, Desoldering Tips

Thermaltronics Rolls Out MDT, M, P, S Series Soldering, Desoldering Tips

MDT, M, P, and S series soldering and desoldering tips are compatible with Metcal MX, MFR and SP soldering systems.  Read More...

Ult Redesigns Ult 200 Series Fume Extraction System

Ult Redesigns Ult 200 Series Fume Extraction System

Ult 200 Series fume extraction systems is modular, for flexibility under changing process conditions.  Read More...

Techcon Releases TSR2000 Series Smart Dispensing Robots

Techcon Releases TSR2000 Series Smart Dispensing Robots

TSR2000 Series smart dispensing robots are for precise fluid dispensing applications and compatible with all valve types and controllers.  Read More...

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